Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk
Left: Twin A waving at mom Middle: Twin B squirming Right: Both!

That’s right! Hubs and I are going to be grandparents…TWICE! My son’s wife is having twins! We’re so excited, but also a little wide-eyed. In an odd moment of symetry, I stumbled across this video of TWINS! Warning: this is going to be a TWINS friday all the way, with a plea for grandparent advice thrown in!

I think my son is going to have to learn to play the guitar. LOL!

And to continue the TWIN-NESS, I thought I’d hunt down links about twins. I do not know how useful these links are, but I suspect we are going to find out!

And on to the linky love:

Twinstuff – This one looks a bit devoid of info, but when you did a little deeper, there are forums and such.

Having Twins – I liked the look of this site. It has a friendly appeal, but again, will have to find out if it is a useful resource over time!

Wish I’d Known – This is an article and it starts out a bit minitory, which I don’t care for, but will dig deeper and see how useful it is!

What to Expect – This blog post is about, surprise! twins!

Mother of Twins – I liked this one. Go to someone who has been there and done it! And survived.

Dad’s Guide – And we don’t want to forget dad!

Updated: About Twins – I got this link sent to me and it looks like a great site! (As of this update, I’m four years into being a Grandma of twins and I love it!)

Okay, this is not a lot of links or help for the parents and grandparents of incoming twins! I would also love your best tips/advice on how to be a good grandparent (and mom-in-law!)! and because I love comments. I reward those who pause to reflect and share by entering them into the drawing for my monthly $10 gift card of sweet scented wonderfulness from AnaBanana Bath & Body Treats. I announce the winner in the first blog post of the new month, but it also helps if you leave a contact email. :-)

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk

Yup, It’s TWIN Friday: Vid Fun and links!

14 thoughts on “Yup, It’s TWIN Friday: Vid Fun and links!

  • September 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Hard for a man in this day and age to say he loves children and baby’s without being thought of as twisted and demented. One adopted son who is now a senior at U of Oregon. I would have loved a house full but that wasn’t meant to be. I never had a grandfather (both passed on before I was born) but I plan to be the best one on earth when it happens.

    • September 16, 2012 at 3:03 am

      My hubby is great big softy and adores kids! I love that about him! He’s been a wonderful dad and we’re so excited to be grandparents now! I had one grandfather pass before I was born (my mom was six), the other when I was 8. You will be AWESOME!

  • September 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Pauline, they’re adorable, but you already knew that. We just became grandparents for the first time, so I’m collecting advice myself. Amazing how fascinating it can be to watch a month-old baby sleep.

    • September 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Oh, Anita, I can’t wait!!! I’m SO ready to be a grandma! (I loved being a mom, too!)

  • September 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

    We’ve got four grandchildren, three girls and one boy ranging from 8 to 2. No twins though. I’d love it if we did have them too! But each child is an individual and we give each one our full love and attention.

    • September 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      What a wonderful blessing! I look forward to getting to know them and plan to give them much love and attention. We are so blessed with our family!

  • September 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    What a fun journey this is going to be. I have two twins who live next door and it’s been fun watching them grow. They are as unidentical as you can get!

    • September 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Ours will be fraternal, not indentical, so it will be most interesting seeing them grow up! thank you!

    • September 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks you so much, Kimberly! We are so thrilled! There aren’t words!

  • September 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Sooooooooooooooo happy for you!!!! The only recommendation I have is to remind you that you will be grandparents, not parents again. As an elementary teacher, I observed some pretty intense grandparents–who actually requested conferences AFTER their grandchild’s parents’ conference time with me and proceeded to tell me Mom and Dad were doing it wrong. Yikes.

    As we’ve just become grandparents for the first time, I’ve done my best to give the new family space. I’d like to set up camp in their guest room, of course, but I remember how important it was to create a routine and how much extra bodies under the same room made it a bit crowded in every perspective. Of course, that was also back in the days of one car and no cell phone. And have you seen all the cool new baby gadgets??? Sheesh… :))) I absolutely love being a grandma! Wanna see some pics of our lil darling??? lol

    Wishing you all the best!

  • September 7, 2012 at 2:50 am

    So much fun–twins! You get to spoil two at once!

    I can’t give you any advice from the twin perspective, but here’s something from a new mom’s view. I remember being so wiped out but I didn’t want my mom or my mil to tell me what they thought I should do at any point (not that you would do that). Encourage your son and dil to make a list of things that they would appreciate help with when the babies arrive. Things like laundry, dishes, food, holding a baby so mom can sleep–whatever they want. Then, follow their lead for any other needs they have, because all expectations will have been thrown out the window as soon as those babies come home and reality sinks in. 🙂

    Also, remind the new mom that she has to take naps whenever she can (especially with twins)–any laundry or cleaning or imaged task that she thinks must get done at that moment really can wait. That was so hard for me, so it’s the piece of advice I give to new moms. For your son, tell him to get ready, because he will have to help his wife and two babies.

    I could go on, but I won’t. I’m so excited for your family!

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