I just finished reading "Ready Or Not Here We Come!: The Real Experts' Guide to the First Year With Twins" by Elizabeth Lyons. I found the book to be very informative and I bookmarked certain chapters that I definitely want to go back and re-read once the boys arrive (like how to make your own baby food). So far, all of the other twin books I've read have been about twin pregnancy and delivery and not so much about how to handle two newborns throughout the first year of their lives. 'Ready Or Not' offered very practical advice from mothers of multiples on everything from breastfeeding twins ,to getting the babies on the same sleep schedule, to traveling with two babies.
The author makes it very well known that raising two babies at the same time is definitely a challenge, and yes, parents will be exhausted, but that having twins is such an incredible blessing and watching them grow and interact with one another is one of the most amazing life experiences. I also liked that there were certain excerpts written by fathers of twins and how they handled situations with their babies.
One of the main focuses of the book was to accept help when it's offered, which is really hard for a lot of women to do. There are a lot of Type-A personalities out there who want to be able to do everything themselves with little assistance from others. I have a bit of that going on! Thankfully, we are fortunate enough to have incredible families and friends who live very close by who will be there with us every step of the way. These babies are very well-loved already!
The next parenting book I plan on reading is "Babyproofing Your Marriage." I'll let you know how that one is when I'm finished!