10 Things Never To Say To Someone Carrying Twins

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Being pregnant with twins is a fantastic thing. You get two babies to love, two babies to squeeze, and pants that kind of fit when everything’s over. My twins have been a great gift to our household. They’re adorable, smart, and only try to burn the house down once a week. It used to be a daily thing, but me and the husband put our collective foot down and insisted that fires are not only dangerous, but that our curtains look like old dishtowels already, so could they please stop?

At any rate, while our house looks a little like where garage sale items go to die, my pregnancy with the twins was beautiful. The only thing that always got me was the things people tended to say to me, in an effort to make things extremely awkward.

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Here, I’ve compiled some of my absolute favorites:

1. “Are you having twins?”

2. “I was talking to Bob in accounting. You know Bob? Well, we agreed you’re having twins because no one could be that big.”

3. “Do they have the same father?”

4. “The company elevator’s out. Did you ride it this morning?

5. “I can tell you’re having trouble finding things that fit. Is that a tent from Bass Pro Shop?”

6. “Here’s a bag of Skittles. You’re probably hungry all the time.”

7. “My sister had twins. She died of sleep deprivation. We really miss her.”

8. “I just know I couldn’t afford it, but I’m sure you guys will be fine. I saw Ramen went on sale again.”

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9. “My mom had twins. She cries at really awkward times.”

10. “I’m a twin. This is how my mom always tells my birth story…. ”

Of course, the safest thing to say to a pregnant woman is absolutely nothing. Unless you have chocolate. Chocolate absolves a multitude of sins.

And afterwards, don’t try to touch the belly. That’s a great way to lose a hand.

About the writer

Paige Kellerman is a writer/humorist who's hypochondria is exceeded only by her ability to change diapers. You can find her hiding out on her blog, There's More Where That Came From, or crafting profoundly confusing one-liners on Facebook and Twitter.

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catelyn 5 months ago

I Could only have one pregnancy but I wanted more them one child. Que the prayers for twins, didn’t work. I love and admire twin mom’s though and always try to offer a hand and a smile when I see them run in opposite fusions.

Amy 8 months ago

I never really minded all of the pregnancy remarks. mainly because I got asked if I was having twins countless times with my singleton that by the time my twins came along I expected it. I had fun with one woman though and played off that I wasn’t even pregnant when I was 38 weeks with my twins. Priceless expression.

April 11 months ago

How about the one oh your carrying so low I think they are going to be really early. Mine were full term by the way. Or you work so many hours are you sure you have time for twins? Like I have a choice. Or the piggyback you work so much with twins you will have to quit your job. Like we can afford that now. Why on earth did you get pregnant with twins anyway, isn’t one at a time enough? Yep this is the option my husband’s and I decided was best we are overachievers like that

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Carrie 2 years ago

I am in the same boat – currently have a 4 and 2 and pregnant with twins. All boys. My favorite is “4 boys! What are you going to do with 4 boys?” Umm.. Same thing everyone else does with 4 kids? But my latest response has been that we just plan to keep the spare in the closet until we need it.
And the belly thing. Ugh. Do NOT touch. I even get people touching and as I back away (before they lose a hand) inviting their children to come touch. Yuck!
But some people definitely have no filter. I have had several cashiers say I must be having twins (yes) because I don’t look like I will make it out of the store (gee thanks, still a few weeks to go. But, unfortunate for you if that does happen!)
I even had one lady who spoke very little English come up to me and hold up 2 fingers. When I nodded and said “yes, twins” she threw up her hands and proceeded to do some sort of blessing (I think) over my belly.
Or the lovely comment when they find out I am having twins “Do twins run in your family?” (Since apparently the only way to get twins is if there are already some somewhere in the family line.) I have taken to saying “No, but all the kids run in my family. It’s hard to keep up. So I guess these might run too when they get older”.
Or the store clerk at a children’s clothing store who said “you have such a beautiful belly”. Thanks, I think. But, really,lugging around an extra 50 pounds does not feel so grand.
Or the cashier who asked when I was due. When I told her she asked if I knew what I was having. As much as I always want to say “humans, I hope” I said “yes, boys”. Which leads to the ever popular response “boys?!? You are having twins?!?” Which, ok, sometimes I get, but lady, I am purchasing two IDENTICAL infant outfits in light blue that say “cutest baby brother”. Really? You couldn’t figure that one out?
And all the preschool moms at my son’s school who feel they just need to comment because they have kids. I get it. I have kids too. Which is why I am here at the preschool. If these were really my first and I needed advice on raising kids, do you think I would be here?
Or the guy friend who made a comment on my recent lack of humor – or rather the change to a dry humor. Yes, well, you slap on an extra 50 lbs. in a few months, get less than 3 hours of sleep a night for weeks (due to pregnancy and older children), run a household, and try to keep your family on their schedule. Then see what humor you have left.
Finally, since both twins are breech, they will be delivered by c-section while my others were not. So the surgery horror stories can just stop. Now. Since I can’t avoid it, do you really think telling me how bad it could be helps?
I can’t wait until they are born to see what new things come out of people’s mouths.

S. Scheetz 2 years ago

Oh, how I wish I had read this when I was pregnant with my twins! The most awkward thing that happened to me was a woman asking me if she could touch my belly, because she and her husband had been trying for quite awhile, and thought maybe some of my “mojo” would rub off on her. Ummm…sorry…no, you can’t touch my belly. Weirdo.

Lauren 3 years ago

I have 6 mon old twins at the age of 20 so when people comment first on how young I am with babies then look at my double stroller and ask of I have twins, I say no one’s my dolly and the others my puppy! And smile like the jackass I am and walk away. (:

My MIL loves to comment on how I left the “itty bitty titty committee” after I had the twins and “got some real boobs.” Thanks a million, Id gladly take my itty bitties back if it meant boobs without stretchmarks.

No one seemed to even believe I was expecting twins, if it weren’t for the bags under my eyes and the deep purple rivers on my stomach I don’t think they’d believe they were mine still.

Ann Miller 3 years ago

I have to admit the worst thing anyone ever said to me about having twins didn’t come when I was pregnant with twins but when they were entering kindergarten. My sister, who normally has tact and diplomacy, was talking with me on the phone while watching a show about having having twins on a channel that appears to be devoted to pregnancy horror stories. Halfway through the show she stated she couldn’t imagine having twins. In the same breath she asked if I could imagine having twins. She didn’t even realize her gaffe when I said “No. I can’t possibly imagine having twins. Oh look at the time. I have to go get the twins.” That’s when she started laughing. To this day, we laugh over it. And I get her son a drum. I think that makes it equal. Right?

Kim 3 years ago

I’m currently prego with identical twins (1 placenta, 2 sacs), and have a nearly 3 yr old dtr — People are asking me all the time – “So are you having a boy and a girl???” It’s hard some times to not make them feel like an idiot – Ummm IDENTICAL!!!!! (btw – they’re boys) And the ’13 months apart – just like having twins’ — yup, getting that one too!!! And in my head I’m encouraging them to run because they don’t know crap!

Mercy 3 years ago

I would just give the person a “how dumb are you?” look and move on. :)

Stacy 3 years ago

EXACTLY!

Samantha 3 years ago

My twin girls are 14 months old and they have a 5 year old big sister. I have to say that I have heard most of these at one point or another. The most common for me was “Are they twins?”…. duh, “Are they identical?”…. they look nothing alike so nope…., “Oh so its one girl and one boy then right?”…. They are wearing matching pink dresses so no, and my all time favorite of “Better you than me”.

Kim 3 years ago

LOL. I feel you. I FEEL YOU! I gained about 65lbs, and swear I looked like a barge. People can be so incredibly rude!! At least there are so many great opportunities to let the snark fly, that’s my excuse. Hahaha

Kim 3 years ago

Haaahahahaahahahahahahahahaha. When I was pregnant with our oldest (a lone wolf), I honestly looked like I was having a baby elephant or a yacht. The most annoying conversation I’ve repeatedly had with total strangers was some version of this:

Stranger: “When are you due?”
Me: “August 4th.”
Stranger: “Wow, it’s only April!! Are you sure you’re gonna make it? You look ready to pop!!”
Me: “Pregnant people don’t literally pop…”
Stranger: “Are you having twins then?”
Me: “No, just one seemingly large baby”
Stranger: “No way. Are you sure? *pats my tummy, condescendingly* They’re wrong sometimes, you know.”

If I could have gotten an award for not throttling someone, I would’ve gotten a huge, giant, gold plated trophy. Now that I’m pregnant again, with what I’m assuming will be another 10lb human, I’m just going to tell people that I’m not even pregnant and see what happens.

Abby 3 years ago

Confession? I don’t love my cat all that much. She’s sweet and perfect, but she’s a cat and she’s needy. See why I’ll never have kids? And now I’ve just lost your respect. Sigh…;)

Tabitha 3 years ago

When I was pregnant with my son, almost 10 years ago, I gained around 75 pounds. I ALWAYS had people ask me if I was having twins. One time when I told a lady at the grocery store No, she came back with “Oh sorry..I guess you are just really fat and look pregnant”. Really? I am pregnant, just not with twins.I think I cried a little that day.
The only person that was allowed to touch my belly was my husband; even family members got their hand chopped off (or at least I wanted too). I also hated the never ending questions about “When are you due?”, “How much weight have you gained?” “Are you planning on breastfeeding?” Really, is it any of your business how or what I am going to feed my baby!
My kids are 7 years apart in age and I always get the “Well at least you don’t have to worry about them fighting?” Have you been at my house lately? They fight about everything!!

Jean 3 years ago

Oh the comments I’ve gotten! I have two sets of b/g twins as well as a singleton (oldest) so I’ve heard quite a bit. One older man said to me once “You know what causes that right? Ever think of saying no?” Oh boy! And of course the “are they identical” that cracks me up, my 15yr olds had a friend ask them this the other day! He blushed when he realised why they couldn’t be identical!

Marianne 3 years ago

I have boy/girl twins and was asked numerous times if they are identical. I always had to bite my tongue to not respond duhhhh think about it?

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Abbey, there are many days your one-liners have made me laugh enough to make it all the way to dinner time. You help me keep my sanity, so you’re kind of raising kids a little bit, sort of. Yay!

Actually, you have my greatest respect, because, as much I want to, I just can’t warm to cats. We don’t see eye to eye. I do enjoy a good cat meme though. I’ll keep working on it…:)

Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) 3 years ago

Thanks, eh?

If I am, it’s only because I laugh at my own kids…

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

“Why didn’t you think of having the twins first?” Yes, Mom of Many, that didn’t occur to you? It’s like you act like you have absolutely no control over that whatsoever. The nerve…;)

You’re my hero. The twins were my first, so I bow down to anyone who has twins while taking care of other littles. You sound like an awesome mom and you’re going to do great! …:)

But, if you do name them the same thing, remember that “Paige” is a charming name. Especially if they become bloggers.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Holy crap, this last baby was ten pounds and I thought he was gonna fall out.

Agreed, it’s never the right time to ask if someone’s pregnant. Until she asks you to help deliver it over at her cubicle, just keep your thoughts to yourself.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Yes, even working at Babies R’ Us doesn’t give free license to run around like Oprah, tapping every woman on the belly, and yelling, “And you’re having twins! And you’re having twins! Ad you’re having twins!” …nope.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Yes, my friend, it was fascinating how many people at my work became experts at how many babies were in there. Truly fascinating.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I can’t believe I left that out. Thank you for reminding me of one of the ultimate no no’s when running into a pregnant lady. Don’t ask the weight. I pushed a good 205-210? by the time I waddled into the hospital. If I’d heard one more crack about my weight, I’d resolved to sit on that person until they begged for air.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Vodka is a highly underrated, yet successful means of getting pregnant. I can vouch for that.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

There’s nothing like having to stop and explain the genetic history of the kids you’re nannying for. Amiright? I feel like you should’ve gotten a daily bonus for that.

Abby 3 years ago

I will never have children and barely have the patience for my one single cat. The thought of TWO cats? Insane. Two children at once? Mind blown. You know that you’re my hero and you make me laugh each day. 😉

MomofMany 3 years ago

This really made me laugh, Thank you! I am currently pregnant with twins, and I have 2 other children (ages 4 and 2) When I announced that I was pregnant with twins the comments started flowing. It was the looks I got that were even worse! One of my favorite comments will always be “oh wow…you should have had your twins first, and then the other two.” Ummm? What? I also enjoy such comments as “Twins never sleep at the same time, when will you sleep?” I even had one person ask if I was going to name them the same!!!

Allison @ Motherhood, WTF? 3 years ago

I didn’t have twins but I did grow a 10+ lb person once. I got the twins question more than daily. Followed up by “are you sure??” People even told me to ask my OB to double check. My sister, who did have twins, liked to point out that she had never seen a singleton pregnant lady so huge. But the worst comment I ever got while pregnant was when a lady said, after circumnavigating me, “I still can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl because you’re fat all over.”

But I still maintain that the worst thing people do is asking a non pregnant woman when she’s due. There ought to be a law that unless you can see a baby coming out of a woman, you should just shut the fuck up.

One time when a stranger touched my belly I touched hers back. I think she learned something.

Victoria KP 3 years ago

A saleswoman in BabiesRUs asked me if I was having twins. I wasn’t. I still haven’t recovered from that and the “baby” will be eleven this year.

You’d think that a store that specializes in baby stuff would teach their employees better.

Meredith 3 years ago

I just love that Bob in accoutning is the go-to authority on how many babies you’re carrying. Pretty sure he would have at least called triplets for me. Love it, Paige.

Exhaustomom 3 years ago

The most obnoxious question ever when pregnant was “How much weight have you gained”,

After having them it was “Are they both yours?” Because my girls very close in age were ; one very light hair and skin and the other dark like my husband,I always fantasized about making up a story just for the hell of it..

Bridget 3 years ago

I have two sets of twins, so I’ve gotten all of these. I think the worst question is, “did you use fertility drugs?”

My standard answer is, “just vodka and sperm.”

Mercy 3 years ago

I remember wanting twins or triplets (before I had kids), thinking it would be so much fun. Then I got pregnant and was so happy I had them one at a time. Pregnancy was nothing like I had imagined it.

But I know about the weird twin comments. When I was a nanny, I took care of two children – a boy with white skin, blond hair and blue eyes, and a girl with dark skin, black hair, and black eyes. They were two months apart in age, yet people often asked me if they were twins. Gee, they had no relation whatsoever except that their parents were coworkers. I used to take them for walks with one in the stroller and one in a baby backpack and I got lots of weird looks.

Lynne 3 years ago

Mine are 51 weeks apart and I get the dumb questions too. ”Are they twins?” ”Yep! But my son grew REALLY slow so I waited to have him a year later, that’s why he’s smaller than her!” Or, ”Wow! You have your hands full!” ”Not really, they cook, clean, have jobs, they’re the best 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 year olds EVER!!” Or, ”Aww, they’re Irish twins!” ”Ya think?” Just because I’m a redhead doesn’t make that one any cuter.

And I don’t pretend to know what having twins is like but if having mine this close together is this much fun I can’t imagine 2 the exact same age! Kudos to Mommy’s of twins!!

Amanda 3 years ago

The fog clears! I promise! (I’ve been told that it clears once they go off to college.)

Keesha 3 years ago

Funny post, Paige! We did IVF and I wanted twins so badly. Until I had number 1 and realized how effing hard that would have been. But I still have that matching outfits and BFF image of twins that seems kind of fun … and shows I’m kind of stupid.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

LMAO …the most disheartening moments were being asked if my due date was a week away, and having to admit I was only five months along. Besides, I’ve heard lots of cases where people have gone past their due dates by a month or two …right?

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

The only way you can get away with any of these is to be good friends with the pregnant lady. Especially if she held your hair back in college while you threw up eight gin and tonics. Those kinds of friends are forgiven.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I know you know, my dear Sue. You’re no psycho, but I like to think you and I both exude a special, classy type of crazy from being asked ridiculous questions by other people.

dorothy 3 years ago

I have boy/girl twins and i agree the questions got more stupid after they were born. ,”are they identical” was my fav lol

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Mmm..pie. It’s always a good time for pie. It’s never a good time to tell me I have my hands full. Unless you’re reaching with your free hands to help me load groceries into my van.

Nicole(Whole Strides) 3 years ago

Ooh! I could go for some chocolate!

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Mine are also natural. Naturals at stalking me in the bathroom. Perhaps that’s what they mean, Melissa?

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Lshirtliffe! For those of you who don’t know, this woman is Canada’s funniest mom of twins ever. EVER.

Now then, why do people have to do that? Ex-nay on the miscarriage stories. The absolute last thing the pregnant woman needs to hear. The. Last.

Now, then, everyone go pre-order Leanne’s book. She’s the bee’s knees.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Anymore “My friend’s friend stories” and I would’ve curled in a ball and refused to budge. Those are always traumatizing. I should’ve added that: Stop telling traumatizing stories to pregnant women. They don’t like it. Stop it. Fo Shizzle.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I just entered the three child club myself. Maybe it’s not a club so much as a support group? I think people like to take a shot in the dark and just hope random kids are twins? I have no other theories on this strange phenomena .

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

If you ever find those brain cells, Amanda, I might need to borrow some. This fog I walk around in most of the time is getting a little bothersome.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

If it does make it on a shirt, Erica, I demand it come in pup tent size or I’m not investing…;)

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I’m just relived I’m not the only mom who’s kids try to flash her goods to random people. I think I may have scarred a few people for life.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I think it’s probably a knee-jerk reaction to seeing a woman as big as a Volkswagen. But, you’re right. Not cool. I knew I was as big as a car. Beep Beep.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

LOL …Sarah, if that story wasn’t so ridiculous on the morbid scale, it would’ve made me cry. I’ve heard so many other family’s twin stories, I feel like I should get twice as many Christmas cards than I do.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

My son was 7 lbs and my daughter was 7.5. We probably both looked huge. The awesome thing is there are so many people out there willing to reassure you you’re huge. I get all fuzzy thinking about it.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Julie, I too have boy/girl twins and get asked if they’re identical. I’m not so much shocked at the question anymore, as I am the vast number on the pie chart that doesn’t know what Identical means. Very curious.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

You know, Andrea, I’d never believe people would have it in them to just come right out and say, “You’re huge.” But, verbal diarrhea is a real thing. And, unfortunately, some people chronic cases.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I love you too! Anyone who says that to another human being was born without tact, sense, and possibly the self-preservation instinct I mentioned above.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Oh, girl, the five month stage was truly difficult. They can’t really sit up, feed themselves, or sing show tunes to keep you entertained.

I used to cry when they were crying because I could only feed one at a time. We made a really adorable pack of people crying at each other.

Buy a lot of beer, push through it, and keep your head up. They get bigger, start doing things for themselves, and telling you what they think …scratch that last one. Be thankful they can’t talk yet. You’re doing a great job. Hang in there…:)

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

You have all my love, Nicole. I also kind of want to buy you chocolate as well.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I think people tend to ask this question because they weren’t born with a very strong self-preservation instinct.

My Half Assed Life 3 years ago

I was lenient too, but for someone who doesn’t care for stranger hugs, the belly fondle was beyond awkward.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

Ahh, yes, the always timeless, “Are you sure?” Nothing sweeter than the general public implying you’re an idiot.

tara 3 years ago

I have a 5yo 4yo and 3yo boys and I get asked if they are triplets … All.the.friggin.time. hello ppl stop and think about that for just one second pls.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

In all honesty, I’ll accept Skittle while pregnant, but just leave the on the floor and back away. No need to speak to me…;)

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

I only got the beach ball comment one or two times. This was one or two times too many, Cynthia. Besides, who eats beach balls anymore? It’s so passe’.

Paige Kellerman 3 years ago

The belly fondle is, indeed, a dangerous area to tread. Most people I met while pregnant still have most of their fingers though. So you could say I was lenient.

Hollow tree ventures 3 years ago

God, I got all that crap and I only had singles – the thought of carrying twins blows my mind! I did start telling people I was having twins eventually, just to shut them up. I also told them that, yes, I’m due any day now! even though I was only 7 months along. That sure got awkward in the office cafeteria after a few weeks. “Weren’t you due, like a month ago?” “I thought I told you to shut up.”

HouseTalkN 3 years ago

Hilarious! My pal had triplets and I think I broke every single “What not to say” rule. Thankfully, she is still my friend and I have recovered nicely from her retaliations!

Nickie S. 3 years ago

This made me giggle. My twins look nothing alike. One is a red head, short and a bit chunky. The other is a tall, slim brunette. People have made all kinds of comments including “But they look nothing alike!” Two eggs, two different kids, people. My singletons don’t look alike either….

Sue 3 years ago

Oh, Paige.

You know that I’m nodding my head and cranking my arm over my head like a psycho at every one of these, right?

Right?

This is why I think you are splendid.

Teresa 3 years ago

My boy twins will be 2 next week and the most frequent comments I still get are, “You’ve got your hands full!” and “Wow, you must be tired.” Really? No shit! Crazy people! The ONLY things that should be said to ANY pregnant woman is, “You look great!” or, if you know them, “Would you like some chocolate/a piece of pie/ a foot rub?” 😉

Melissa 3 years ago

Some people are so stupid. I was at the ER with bleeding at 13 weeks pregnant with triplets and the NURSE had the nerve to tell me that the same thing happened to her and she miscarried twins. But don’t worry, I had more kids later so it was okay.

Melissa 3 years ago

My triplet boys are 4 now and I somehow have the brain power to type a complete sentence. That was a complete sentence, right? The most annoying for me has always been “are they natural” (no they are synthetic but look amazingly real, wanna touch?) and who is the oldest. C’mon people, boundaries and common sense.

Jessica Cobb (@DomesticPirate) 3 years ago

On the flip side, my boys are 21 months apart and people ask me constantly if they’re twins; and no, they aren’t the same size or even have the same hair/eye color. For real people?! Doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, people are awesome…

Jessica Cobb (@DomesticPirate) 3 years ago

I’d hoped for twins with my first and second pregnancies, was terrified of having them my third, and now that we’re on our fourth (and last) I wish I could have had the experience. C’est la vie.

And the belly fondle is never okay. Especially if it’s accompanied by a fervent religious prayer…

Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) 3 years ago

Hi Paige,

Two of my faves on one site.

I have twins. Upon hearing I was expecting twins, a former colleague actually told me (while I was in my first trimester), “Oh my God. I miscarried twins three times.”

Nice, eh? No wonder why I’m so neurotic.

Cara (Twinthusiast) 3 years ago

Haha. I think the worst comments were “my friend’s friend” NICU stories…and then the comments of course only keep coming once the kids are out!

Ashlee 3 years ago

I didn’t have twins but my youngest two kids are 55 weeks apart. Yes…youngest two, there’s one more. People constantly ask if they’re twins to which I often reply ‘Did you fail biology?’

Andrea 3 years ago

I’m 37 weeks now, and I get asked all the time too, with the raised eyebrow and followup, “You’re sure about that?”, and then the “Wow, you’re huge”. Really?!? PFO! No belly molesters, thankfully, ’cause someone would be losing a hand.

Nickie S. 3 years ago

Oh how I love other twin moms! The ‘my kids are 13 months apart’ thing always made me so mad! I think I could write a book on stupid shit people have said to me. My twins are 4 now, and though it doesn’t happen as much, I still get the occasional dumb comment.

Kady 3 years ago

My girls were 7lbs 7oz and 8lbs 4oz delivered at 38 weeks. I have the BEST photo of my massiveness – I swear teachers could use it in health class to teach the kids why NOT to have sex 😉

Amanda 3 years ago

My twin boys are 8 years old and I might have been offended by something someone said while I was pregnant, but they sucked out all the viable brain cells while they were gestating and I obviously don’t remember a thing. I get the people now who are completely shocked they’re twins. Really? Because they look quite a bit alike & they’re the same size & they announced their birth order when they entered the room!

erica 3 years ago

This needs to be on a tshirt!
Enough said!

Amanda 3 years ago

My girls are two years apart, and I STILL get the, “Are they twins?” question! If the youngest’s twin had survived, I’m sure I’d be getting the exact same question.

To be fair, she’s rather tall for a four-year-old, but there’s still a half a foot difference in their height.

Wen 3 years ago

Memorable moment of my twin pregnancy: From his seat in the shooping cart, my two year old asked the deli clerk “Want to see my mom’s girls?” Then proceeded to whip up the front of my maternity top.

Regina 3 years ago

What mean things people musta said to you! :(

You never should say those things to a pregnant women, let alone one having twins. Ya might think them, but how insenstive to say them out loud.

I considered doing Kung-Fu on anyone who tried to touch my belly.

Oh the birth stories people share with pregnant women. Seriously. Especially sharing gory details with a first time preggers, not cool. People need a muzzle sometimes.

Sarah G 3 years ago

The funniest thing anyone ever said to me about having twins was well after they were born. Coming out of a drug store with two 18 month olds in tow a older gentleman stopped us to admire them and tell me he himself was a twin. He said his mother had no idea she was having twins until they were born. Upon hearing her crying from behind the curtain separating them the woman in the next bed told her, “Don’t worry hon, one of them usually dies.” He then said, “My brother and I still argue about which one of us is dead! hahaha!”

Cynthia 3 years ago

I got all of those same questions with my boy/ girl twins too! My favorite one was “are they identical?” I pointed out that they had one part in their diaper that made them not so identical. That usually got them.

I get more sympathy now that my older set is in college. Everyone can relate to how expensive college is.

Brandy 3 years ago

I have the boys, age 16 months and their sister, age 29 months. We have a triple stroller and I always get “are they triplets?” Ummm…she is a foot taller than the boys! What the hell do you think? Duh!

Tara 3 years ago

I have twins-a boy and a girl. So when we are out and about people ask me if they’re identical. So I say, “no. He has a penis.” They run away after that LOL

Tara

Kelly 3 years ago

When I was pregnant with my twins someone told me I looked as big as Kate Gosselin was pregnant with sextuplets :/. Thing is- I probably was… I gave birth at 38 week with 2 boys, one was 6.15 and the other, 7.5!

Brandy 3 years ago

That’s funny…two kids interested in the same things at the same time. My boys are 16 months old and they try on a daily basis to kill each other. When they aren’t going at it, they are trying to annoy the hell out of their big sister. I can’t imagine them ever on the same page…EVER! It sounds like a wonderful dream place that I can only imagine…where everyone gets along and we spend a peaceful vacation as a family. One can dream…

Julie 3 years ago

For me it wasn’t so much the comments I got when I was pregnant with my b/g twins but the comments after like “Are they identical?”, “My kids were 13 months apart so I know exactly what it’s like to have twins.”, “Oh, twins would be so much fun!”. People, you have NO idea what you’re talking about. Back off or someone’s gonna get hurt.

zinkemom 3 years ago

My twins are boy/girl and look nothing alike. Even after the kids point out to people that they have the same birthday and Sis is two minutes older than Brother people still ask “Are they twins?” DUH

Kelly @ In the Mom Light Blog 3 years ago

I love you Paige. I didn’t have twins, but apparently was unreasonably fat because I got asked it all the time. One woman insisted that I must be eating too much because I was way too big. FML…

Sarah 3 years ago

I have 5 month old twin girls and it really only got bad for me when I was near the end of my “twin pregnancy” but far off from my actual due date. People would ask and I’d have to tell them, then they’d look at my quizzically and then I’d have to explain I was having twins.

I also find it worse now that they’re here. Everyone stares in wonder at them and tells me it must be such a blessing. Yeah, I’d think that too except that when one is being fed and the other is screaming I want to rip my hair out.

The other day someone actually asked me if they were the same age. I just wonder about people sometimes…

zinkemom 3 years ago

I have 8 year old twins. I am able now to look back and think about how easy I had it compared to my friends that have kids 2-3 years apart. Diapers only lasted 3 years. Terrible two’s only lasted 2 years. I didn’t have to hoard baby clothes, toys, and furniture for the next kid. As soon as we were done with stuff I was able to sell or donate it and move onto the next stage.

Nicole(Whole Strides) 3 years ago

Thanks for the tips! I promise to never say any of those things.

Ashley 3 years ago

I agree, Cynthia! As a mom of twins the comments only get dumber after the are born… “Are they twins?” happens to be my favorite, obvious, question!

Katia 3 years ago

How about ‘Twins?’ when you are only carrying one? That was my last pregnancy.

jackiee 3 years ago

People seriously asked me all the time if I was having twins….I wasn’t.

Stacy 3 years ago

I never had twins but was at the boardwalk when 7mo preg with #2 and a grandmother who was there with her 4 grandchildren and either her daughter or DIL asked me if I was having twins. When I said no she looked shocked and said “are you sure”?

Life with Kaishon 3 years ago

Absolutely hilarious : )
I laughed out loud about the skittles!
And the tent.
And….well, every single one.

Mama and the City 3 years ago

That’s so true. By all means:
1. Give chocolate
2. Do not touch the belly, and
3. Never make a remark to a pregnant woman. Never.

Cynthia 3 years ago

Both of the times I has twins I always heard, “you look like you swallowed a beach ball!” That didn’t help! The fun comments during pregnancy only got worse after the babies were born. Some people just don’t think.

My Half Assed Life 3 years ago

So it’s kind of like the awkward of a woman pregnant with one – times ten?

I had actually hoped to have twins – my grandfather was a twin and I thought it would be pretty nice to only go through diapers and potty training once. Plus – two kids interested in the same things at the same time seemed a lot easier for things like amusement parks and vacations. It didn’t happen though. Maybe for my cousin who is expecting this year.

I hated when people felt the need to fondle my belly. Absolutely freaking hated it.