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Way before I had children of my own I actually thought it would be “fun” to have twins. Easy-breezy, walk in the park, two at a time.
When I finally welcomed my first son and experienced just how much work babies can be, I chuckled at my naïveté. One infant to care for at a time was plenty as far as I was concerned — and I didn’t even get into thinking about going through the marathon of birth only to have to immediately do it again.
It’s incredible what you moms of multiples have done, and I’m proud to celebrate you all with a collection of birth photography images gathered by Birth Becomes Her. Take a look at 29 families welcoming their sets of twins…
Dad showing baby two some love, while mom cradles their first arrival. (Aly Renee Photography)
Newborn twins relaxing in an herbal bath with their parents. (Aly Renee Photography)
Dad lending a hand as mom tandem nurses her babies. (Michelle Glenn Photography)
Skin-to-skin with a pair of new arrivals. (First Embrace Photography)
The first opportunity in a long time for little limbs to stretch out. (Point Four Photography)
Skin-to-skin with dad in the operating room — a first at this particular hospital. (Jennifer Mason Photography)
Four wrinkly feet and 20 impossibly tiny toes. (Hello Baby Birth Photography)
Dad’s first opportunity to hold both his babies. (Lane B Photography)
Twin placenta. (Bluegrass Birth Stories)
Doctor and midwife work together to deliver these two. (Monet Nicole)
Comforting her crying sister. (Song Bird Photography)
Wrinkled hands and whole lot of newborn hair. (Beloved Bits Photography)
Big brother getting his first peek at his new sisters. (Danielle Hobbs Photography)
Sharing word of two arrivals from inside the NICU. (Fincher Photography)
Skin-to-skin with mom. (Birth Unscripted)
Looking over to see who is making all that noise. (Dorothea Schulz Photography)
Dad peeks in on mom’s skin-to-skin time. (Momma KT Shoots)
All the emotions. (Ashley Marston Photography.)
Another look at a twin placenta. (Melissa Cate Photography)
Getting used to carrying two. (Growing Wings Photography)
Holding hands outside the womb. (New Creation Birth Photography)
A big bow for such a little one. (Bluegrass Birth Stories)
Looking at mom as they try out tandem nursing. (Lane B Photography)
Brother and sister snuggle time. (Life Unscripted Photo)
Grandparents meeting their grandbabies for the first time. (Dianne Hamre)
Snuggled up with mom after a home water birth. (Megan Crown Photography)
Keeping track of who’s who. (Kourtnie Elizabeth Documentary)
Did you hope for multiples? How did your family end up being made?
This post was originally published in February, 2017.