5 Tips for Anna Paquin (or Any Mom-to-Be Expecting Twins!)

We knew the True Blood brood was expanding when we learned Anna Paquin was pregnant a few months back, but now there's more reason to celebrate in Bon Temps: She's expecting twins.

US Weekly reports the actress, 29, who plays fairy Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's hit vampire show, and her hubby and on again-off again on-screen love interest Stephen Moyer, 42 -- aka Bill Compton, the vampire king of Louisiana -- are planning for two babies this fall. Insert your own fairy/vampire babies joke here.

But they won't be the first twins born in the "True Blood" family: Sam Trammell, who plays shape-shifter Sam Merlotte, is dad to 11-month-old twin boys.

"I'm so excited for them," he tells the magazine. "We sent them a special gift. It's so interesting that True Blood has become, like, the 'twins' show."

Must be all that magic in the air.

But since Paquin, unlike her character Sookie, most likely won't be able to read her babies' minds, we've got a little twin advice for the mama-to-be. Here are five tips moms of multiples -- whether they're mystical or mere mortals -- should put to use.

Become a planning pro: It's hard enough keeping one kid on a schedule -- with two, you've got to really work. But do try to keep your twins on the same schedule for feedings and sleeping, even if it means waking one up early, otherwise you'll be up 24/7.

You don't need double everything:
So, maybe Oscar-winning actresses and vampire kings don't need to worry about money as much as the rest of us, but two babies means double the stuff for lots of things -- but not everything. Before you double up, consider how long your baby will use the item and whether your two babies can share. Changing tables, onesies, exersaucers can all do double duty. 

Start thinking about a double stroller: Sorry to state teh obvious, but it's a whole lot easier to transport one baby than two, so you definitely need to look into a double stroller. Check out the 15 Best Double Strollers and think about whether a side-by-side type, a stadium-style stroller or a jogging stroller will best suit your needs. 

Lean on … well, everyone: We're pretty sure even Wonder Woman would gladly accept a little help from her friends and family if she had twins. Don't turn down help, even if you feel embarrassed about it. "I had one friend who would stop by, throw in a load of laundry, load the dishwasher, bring me a glass of water, visit for a minute and then take off," says mom of twin girls Kelli. "She called them her 'drive-bys,' and they were immensely helpful."

Be mindful of the baby blues. Postpartum Depression affects one in five moms of twins -- that's double the rate of moms of single babies. Joining a support group can help. The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs offers great resources and you can connect with other iVillage moms of multiples here

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