May 9, 2009

Ready or Not...Here They Come!!!

My final mom this week is Heather. She was busy raising two toddlers when she woke up one morning so sick with nausea that she though she was going to die.


Completely freaked out, Heather emailed me and asked for advice and tips on raising twins. I calmed her down by telling her that her life is pretty much over and to gear up as much as possible for a trip through the Twilight Zone.

Elizabeth Lyons, the celebrated author of two twin parenting books, confirmed via email that I said exactly the right things.

Heather: Elizabeth Lyons' advice isn't as good or accurate as mine, but she is a famous motivational speaker and a published author, so that has to count for something! To help you out and to help me feel less guilty about scaring you half to death, Elizabeth is sending copies of her two books to you PRONTO.

Elizabeth has also agreed to answer any and all of your questions about life with multiples LIVE in a thirty-minute phone conversation.

In addition, you'll also be getting the Black Licorice Headband from The Orange Plum. You're going to like this thick, washable, custom-fit no-slip headband AND you're going to need it. Good luck finding time to go to a hair salon after the twinsies are born. By my estimates, this headband will cover at least 3 months worth of roots :)

Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck!

This hereby ends my Mother's Day spotlights. Congrats to all the nominees who were featured this week and thanks to those who nominated them. A HUGE THANKS also goes out to my amazing and super generous sponsors. What you do know is that these companies have agreed to send some free stuff to the women I've spotlighted. What you don't know is that some of these companies have also volunteered to send things (without recognition) to A. the people who nominated these women B. other special moms on my list. Some of the stuff they have sent to these total strangers is pretty darn incredible (packages worth hundreds of dollars).

Sponsors: Thank you. You did good.


Marci said...

Yes, the sponsors really did an amazing job!

soapymomponders said...

That is awesome! You did an amazing job of picking out the winners. I'm sure you had an abundance of qualified mothers to choose from. The sponsors are also tremendous.

I'd love to host the same type of thing on my blog. Maybe sometime this summer I can do that.

tracy said...


:::crossing my mother's day legs now::::

Shelly said...

Please recommend the book 'Juggling Twins' to her! I ready way many twin books that just told about all the possible complications, this one actually gives good advice! (surviving with 6 month old twins, 3 year old and 7 year old)

I'm about to go look up those books you recommended-thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Jana. I can't wait to read the books. And I am always up for advice from moms with twins...bring on the advice.

Kristine Gray said...

I love her books! I couldn't have made it through the first six months with my twins without them.

Anonymous said...

yikes, i thought that was your ultrasound picture!!

Malea said...

My sister fainted at work (when she was almost 20 weeks along). When they took her to the hospital the ultrasound technician said, "well baby #1 is looking good, let's take a look at baby
#2". That's how she found out she was having twins! They had somehow missed the second heart rate at the previous appointments.

Great posts, these are great stories! Happy momma's day to you too. Take some time to splurge and go potty all by yourself for a change.

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Hi Jana, here's wishing the Meanest Mom a Happy Mother's Day. And Happy Mother's Day to all the aspiring mean moms out there too! Blessings and hugs, Celene

Krystal said...

Congrats on the twins! Take good care of them Mommy!

brossettelewis said...

and that's how it happens...ha ha ha

I thought my 2nd baby on u/s was a mirroring digital malfunction/anomaly, I even went back the next day to make him prove it...still two, different heartbeats :O.

Good luck, how many placentas? :)
(<--Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome momma)

Donna said...

I so enjoyed reading your blog. I am the mother of a 26 y/o who has my 2 young grandsons and does a wonderful job of it. I was formerly known as the meanest mom, but after my daughter "hijacked" my blog for mother's day and left me such a nice message, I will gladly turn my crown over to you! LOL

Kim said...

I loved those books! great recomendations. I am also a mother of four, all three and under (and all girls)! The best advice I can give is that you can't take care of everything, just make sure you've got the kids taken care of and you're doing awesome!

Dianna said...

aww! Congrats to Heather! I LOVE the first u/s pic of my boys, and still remember how shocked I was!

mandbrid said...

Congrats Heather! How fun that I know the winner....and good luck!!!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Congratualtions to Heather !
I wish I had a copy of that toddler twin book and the baby one 'before' .
I have twin toddler boys ...they rock my world but I am clueless sometimes what to do