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Life With Twins: Maureen Downey's Story

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That first year was a complete blur.. in part because [we] didn't have any help. It was such a shock to my system in terms of the physical aftermath of having lost that blood and having to rebuild ... and because of ... nursing."

I like chaos. If you are the kind of person that, in the ideal family, would only have one child, twins, I think, are going to be an adjustment, because they are a little traveling circus unto themselves.

They are loud and they are boisterous and everything is complicated. With babies in particular -- going to the grocery store, and strapping two in their car seats, keeping two in the car -- that can be hard.

My husband and I are both sort of accustomed to noise. But I do notice when I have friends over who only have one child, I often see them flinching. And I think it's the fact that we have four in our house, although most of the noise comes from the twins.

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Reviewed on March 23, 2009

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