Having twins is exhausting, especially the first three months when they need to be fed at least 7- 8 times a day and there is only a feeding regime, lots of crying, basically no sleep and 16 nappy-changes a day. This is the time you need help the most. The best help you can get is friends and family bringing food, or having someone cook and clean for you.
I was so grateful to have some maternity care the first 5 months, even if it was only a few hours a week in the end. The lady would always make dinner for a few days for us, and that was how I managed to eat healthy and keep my energy up those months.
A few weeks ago I read about Beyonce, also a proud mother of twins now. Apparently she hired SIX nannies to help her take care of the twins. This is on top of the two nannies she already has walking around for her eldest daughter.
It made me think. If I had that kind of money, would I have wanted six nannies in my house those first months? Six faces that my kids would see more than me? So many strangers walking around my house, minding MY kids, while I was still recovering?
Honestly, I can’t imagine. Yes, I might have wanted a bit more help and would have done so for cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping etc. so I could rest a bit more. But those first months are so important for bonding, I want to be the one to feed and comfort my twins. So no, six nannies is not what I would have done, even if I could afford it.
What would you do if you had unlimited resources? Would you hire six nannies to take care of your twins?