You oh fabulous Beyoncé is having twins! Wowee! Congratulations and welcome to a rather elite club that many before me and many after you will join. Two babies at once; the celebrity world is going to going into meltdown with the biggest a-listed dropping two sprogs at ones. On the day Pharell Williams announced he’d just had triplets, I’m presuming this could mean in twenty years there’s going to be the ultimate super group of multiple babies to look forward to?!
Aside from the cute outfits, adorable photographs, heart melting moments – what is it REALLY like to have twins?
In a word – hard. One baby is bloody hard but two? Wow. Most people think having twins is like having their child twice over. It’s not. Two completely separate little people with their own personalities, own ideas and own little schedule and agendas to get on board with. And when you think you’ve got it sussed? They completely turn it on its head. It’s relentless, full on, non stop as someone is always needing you and as they grow they compete for your attention. It’s gruelling, but also the most amazing experience ever. To have twin babies who are brought up exactly the same yet form such different personalities is fascinating.
My identical twin daughter are just over three and a half and whilst genetically identical, they could not be more different. They have egos to outshine yours believe me! The sass and independent women in them is incredible to see; I reckon their fashion choices too could rival some of your stage outfits.
Hopefully you’ll have an easy pregnancy. It’s weird to think there’s three hearts beating away inside your body right now. Your body is going into overdrive to accommodate those two new little womb raiders. It’s a huge change. Stretch marks are a bitch but with two little people kicking the crap out of you and using every inch of womb space, it’s highly likely you’ll be graced with those pesky stripes. But try to enjoy it, you know when you aren’t doubled over with heartburn or puking down one of your twenty five toilets in your humongous mansion. Whilst it’s hard work ironically pregnancy is the easy part. Wait til they’re here. Then the fun starts.
You can kiss your abs goodbye love. The days of you writhing across the stage will be out of the window. Something will shake but it’ll be more jelly belly than junk in your trunk. Twins are gonna put EXTREME pressure on your pelvic floor so I’d lay off the hot pants too if I were you.
Crazy in Love? Not when he doesn’t get out of bed during the night shift. Be prepared to want to smother Jay Z as he snores his face off when you’re up for the fourteenth time changing leaky nappies and sodden bed sheets. Sleep with a newborn baby is hard but with two? Impossible.
Blue Ivy ain’t gonna know what’s hit her. To go from being the only child to getting a double whammy of siblings all at once? Wowzer. It’s a huge change to the family dynamic to go from one to three overnight. But it’s the most amazing and rewarding. Having had one baby, you feel like you kinda know what to expect and you feel a bit more relaxed. I couldn’t get my head round physically having two tiny babies. How would I hold two? Feed two? Love two more?! But you do. As soon as they are here, it all kicks in and before you know it you’re getting ready to pack them off to school and the relentless groundhog-esque days of hundreds of nappies, mountains of washing and living on 54 minutes of sleep seem a distant dream.
Ps – we all know she ain’t losing her beauty sleep. Those babies will have the best nanny’s going. If her pregnancy announcement is anything to go by I’m sure the babies/names/outfits will all be just as subtle! She will be back on that stage with a rippling six pack fiercer than ever in no time! In the meantime the media world will be in a spin with Beyoncé twin stories – is Beyoncé having twin girls or twins boys? Identical or non identical? Will they look like Beyoncé or Jay Z..?!