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Part 1 Worrying What To Expect When Expecting Multiples: How Do You Take Care of Your Infants While Feeding Your Family?

April 12, 2011 by Kimberly O'Bannon  
Filed under Multiple Births

I had a very interesting weekend recently.  I meet two different moms who had young twins.

One mom I met at a grocery store; the other at the hospital.

I exchanged a conversation with each mom.  It brought back some fond — and not so fond — memories of when my quadruplets were infants.

Each mom had that “I am so exhausted but am surviving” look on her face.

And each was astonished saying, “Wow you have quadruplets?  I can barely take care of two!”

I smiled and said “Yes, it was difficult with four.  I found ways to make it manageable.  And you can too.”

Multiple Births

So are you sitting there worrying what to expect when expecting your babies?

Do you have many questions about how you will survive and thrive after the babies are born?

Do thoughts like these keep you up at night . . . ?

1.     How will I find time to make meals, grocery shop, get exercise and all the other chores of running a house?

2.     How do I feed three babies at the same time?

3.     How do I get them to sleep through the night?

4.     Where will they sleep? Cribs or bassinets in the living room? Should they sleep together?

5.     How do I get the babies from place to place by myself?

6.     Will family/friends be able to help me and if so, how will that process work?

Well, sit back and relax.

How well I remember those days of worrying about what to expect when expecting . . .then worrying that my worries were hurting the babies.  It became a vicious cycle!

One worry builds upon another — seemingly without end.

You know there’s nothing like getting suggestions from someone who’s been there . . .done that . . . and more than survived — thrived !

Rather than only worrying about what to expect when expecting your babies, you can take positive steps now to relieve your worries and make bringing your babies home easier . . .

Here is the first of 6 major tips that worked for me, and I’m sure they’ll help you too.

Prepare Food ahead of time.

This is a tip that is not often discussed, but you need to have meals prepared and ready to go once the babies are home.

Why?

Because you will not have the time or energy to be creating healthy meals when the babies first arriveHealthy meals are important to keep up your energy, especially if you plan to nurse or pump breast milk.

Don’t want to start the babies off with fast food milk!  :)

How can you prepare food ahead of time?

Well, you can make or have your partner make some meals to freeze before the babies arrive.

Or get your friends and family to sign up to bring meals to you for the first few weeks, maybe longer.  (I know having meals delivered by friends after my quadruplets arrived truly saved me.)

Today there are food delivery services that can provide healthy, fresh made food to your door. Click here for one specifically for moms:

www.tipsformomsofmultiples.com/mommeals

When you have multiple births it can make your life a lot more stressful than a singleton births, but hopefully with planning a head, it can help easy your mind.

If you would like more information please leave a comment below.

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To Your Abundant Life with Multiples,

Kimberly O’Bannon
Ambassador of Positive Parenting, www.howtoliveonpurpose.com
Founder, TipsForMomsOfMultiples.com
AKA MultiMommy

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