A couple of days ago I posted about the things that made my first six months with twins easier (https://youtu.be/uF5q_r6k6Zo if you haven’t seen it) so I thought in this video I’d talk about any regrets I had from the first six months and any products I bought which I never used. Hopefully it’s helpful!
This video is about all the things that helped make my first six months looking after twin boys that little bit easier. This is *not* a product based video, more me talking about “concepts” (e.g getting help from family, routine, daytime naps, bathtime etc) and I have a separate product-led video about the items I bought that particularly helped me.
As always, this is just my experience and different things suit different families. My way isn’t “right” by any means and I would hate for it to come across as though I thought it was, I’m just sharing what worked for us as I get asked on Instagram every day 🙂
Instagram Stories remains the best place to find me (and message me!) my Insta is @poppywiwt.
So this video went into details on all things “birth story”, but what about those first hours, days and weeks after my section? Spoiler alert: they were pretty grim! But, as I explain in this video, the pain was worth it and the main thing that would have helped me deal with section recovery more easily would have been hearing more women be honest about the pain they endured afterwards. What made everything feel so much harder was this crazy notion that I should have already ~bounced back~ because of course sections are easy. Hmmmmmm! This video isn’t designed to put anyone off a section, as I say in the video I’d have one again, it just details how I felt when first getting used to everything.
The comments are helpful too!
As the title implies, this is a video about my c-section! I detail my section recovery in a separate video but if you’re after the details of the procedure itself and why I had one and all that jazz, grab a cup of tea (or maybe not if pregnant, I went right off tea) and have a watch…
Very aware I haven’t posted in……oh just a casual EIGHT MONTHS.
I can’t imagine you’ve been sitting there wondering where I am as most of you will have no doubt found me elsewhere. Instagram (especially Stories) is my domain of choice these days and whilst I haven’t been posting here, I have been wittering on (and on) over on “the grid”.
With that in mind, I thought it could be helpful to round-up some of my more ‘bloggy’ Insta posts in one place as there have been a few which could prove to be useful. Hopefully. As even if what I’ve been sharing has been a rambling mess, other mums have often provided much more insightful advice in the comments section.
I won’t link to every post ever, if you want to read them all just scroll through my page, but given that I don’t want to abandon my blog *entirely* I thought I’d link the more pertinent ones below…
Essentials during our first week out of hospital: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba4SCXZBxU_/
What’s in my changing bag: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcW-jOZBClK/
Thoughts four weeks in: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbocpEZg7MC/
My essentials in the first month of motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb1xYUGAFRj/
Baby essentials in the first month of motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbzIJo0gGuM/
Things in my hospital bag that I DIDN’T use: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbrOVoQAxiC/
The differences in babies and why we need to cut ourselves some slack: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcxEaxEh1l5/
The first six weeks of motherhood vs the last six weeks of pregnancy: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcMXDgGhYcU/
“What I’d give a new mum” (as part of Maternal Mental Health Week): https://www.instagram.com/p/BiRC4D1HdMp/
Giving up expressing and my breastfeeding “journey”: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7gUBngOxW/
Baby first aid courses: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfxxOlBgv6t/
Reflux milk: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeaKBtLg3JX/
Cutting baby nails (gah!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfYyFEKhGmQ/
Baby names I didn’t use: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeVG5H6gOeX/
A good place to find lots of twin mums who Insta: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfS9b6ph8DY/
One handed keyboard (lifesaver when stuck under a baby!!!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BeFZjmaBbin/
A post (admittedly not on Instagram but a real life blog post!) on “when I became a mother”: https://www.dontbuyherflowers.com/motherhood/poppy-dinsey-i-became-mother/
Nappy price checker: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiOZkF0HL_o/
First “holiday” with the boys: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdsnGbwhKpn/
Packing list for going away (scroll across for it and bear in mind they were only 10 weeks for this list!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BduMgoehR7W
Taking the boys swimming for the first time: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be2_c7wgen1/
The less successful second swimming trip: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfBFFx-g0pM/
Our playpen set-up: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjYb-EnXBQ/
A six month love letter to my boys: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh0pjS3nOqB/
First few weeks of weaning: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiwZeLmHOqt/
Good tips in the comments about weaning off Sleepyhead Deluxe rather than buying the Grand: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiL2iCQnAUH/
I think they’re the main ones! But you can find all my posts over on my profile.