HOLY SH*T...I'M HAVING TWINS
Eleven years ago, Elizabeth Lyons wrote the bestselling, side-splittingly funny guide to managing twins in the first year. Ready or Not...Here We Come! The REAL Experts' Guide to the First Year with Twins stayed at the top of the charts for over a decade.
Since then, times have changed—and so has navigating Year One with twins (or any baby, for that matter).
Holy Shit...I'm Having Twins! features the very best of Lyons’ hard-won advice, updated and expanded for today’s twin moms and dads. If raising one newborn was a workout (and it is), raising two (or more) is like competing in an Ironman…backward…while wearing banana slippers. Well-meaning friends will try to prepare you for the endurance event that lies ahead, but only a seasoned parent, writer and mom of twins (who has three additional kids to boot) can do it with the honest, belly-laugh humor and tried-and-true proven strategies you need to stay sane.
"Smart, funny and refreshingly real advice that will change your life."
-Hollie Gyarmati, Designer & Mom of Five (including two sets of twins)
You're Exhausted. You're Enormous. You Want Answers.
And if you have to answer one more question about exactly how you conceived these miracles, heads will roll. In Holy Sh*t...I'm Having Twins! Lyons and her "multiples sorority” offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies and sage advice.
♦ Money-Saving Secrets to What You Really Need, What you Need Two of and What You Can Skip Altogether
♦ How to Stay Connected to the Person Who Got You Into This Mess
♦ Breastfeeding Twins (Two Mouths + Two Breasts = Not as Simple As It Sounds)
♦ Bottlefeeding: Why It’s Okay and Won’t Thwart Their Admission to Harvard
♦ Fielding Unsolicited Advice and Questions: Stories from the Trenches
♦ Getting Twins on a Schedule - Preferably the Same One
♦ How to Return to Work (and Speak Coherently and Intelligently While There)
If you’re overwhelmed, terrified, tired of people lamenting how hard one baby is, and wondering if you’ll ever shower in peace again, you’re in the right place.
"The advice you need in the short, funny format your sleep-deprived mind can absorb."
- Lisa Earle McLeod, bestselling author of Forget Perfect
"Elizabeth Lyons' humorous yet realistic perspective provides new parents of twins with a great starting point from which to embark on that all-important first year."
- Dr. Bob Covert, leading Chicagoland neonatologist
"Elizabeth Lyons captures the universal discourse of sisterhood while guiding new mothers of twins through the first year."
- Kathy Voit, RNC, Labor and Delivery nurse
"I cruised through this book. It was so good. A lot of great tips, some that would probably be helpful for moms of just one baby!"
-Sarah, Amazon.com verified review
More Praise for Holy Sh*t...I'm Having Twins!
"Lots of good information with a lighthearted feel. Author is reassuring and has down to earth advice about surviving the first year."
"I got this book a bit late (my twins were 3 months already) but it had some great tips to manage my twins. I’m already looking at getting the book for the toddler years!!"
"I am expecting twin in a couple of months, and every "baby book" I read for twins just felt like robotic instructions... The author made me feel like we were friends and she was giving helpful advice. I somehow now feel like I might actually survive two babies at one time.I am expecting twin in a couple of months, and every 'baby book' I read for twins just felt like robotic instructions... The author made me feel like we were friends and she was giving helpful advice. I somehow now feel like I might actually survive two babies at one time."
"As soon as we found out we were having twins I have read and read everything I can, but somehow felt something was missing from the advice. This book is excellent as it gives great advice with the added personal touch of real life experience! I am now 7 months pregnant and keep going back to this books for motivation and tips! This book has made me feel more prepared for what is ahead and is honest in so many ways!"