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edithaddo26
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Registered: ‎12-13-2013

19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Hi, I am expecting my first set of twins(fraternal) and my husband and I are very excited yet a bit nervous. I am a mother of two girls, ages 1 and 2 and birth both vaginally. I really desire to do th same with the twins yet right now I want to prepare my home, my family, as well as myself as much as possible for their arrival in. A part from reading numerous articles,. I will greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions....thank you and God bless you :-)
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kkogut
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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Congratulations on your twins! I am currently 33 weeks with my second set of twins. I would say one of the biggest things that helped in the beginning was getting them on a schedule. You also do not need two of everything. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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HostTammy
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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

I love the advice from the mom getting ready for her second set of twins. A schedule is super helpful and make the adjustment smoother for everyone involved.

 

Congratulations!

 

Tammy

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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Congratulations!

This article might help...
http://www.parents.com/baby/twins/caring/how-to-organize-your-life-with-twin-babies/

Best wishes!
~ Christine ~
Mom to a sweet little girl and 2 busy boys
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edithaddo26
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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Thank you kkogut! Any advice will help:-)
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edithaddo26
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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Thanks Tammy:-) I will definitely implement a schedule for our twins.I found it very helpful with our first two girls.
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angel_hands4u
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Registered: ‎12-27-2013

Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

I kept a clip board and wrote down times to keep track of feeding schedule as well as any medications that were needed... used wubbynubs from babies r us that helped battle getting up everytime the binky fell out of their mouth...... used bottles and formula so at night took 6 bottles in the room with pre measured water in each and pre measured formula to help make night time feedings easier..
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clareswindlehurst
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Registered: ‎12-28-2013

Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Congratulations! I have one year old boy girl twins and a schedule is too of my list - alongside accepting all offers of help! I shared some advice with an ante natal group the other day and then published the tips on my blog at http://aretheytwins.com - worth a read if you have five minutes spare :smileyhappy:
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Tfoust8
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Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Congrats. We have twin boys that just turned 2. A schedule is the most important thing. It saved my sanity lol. Just do your best. That's all that's expected. No one can be 100% for any baby.
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mollymarie86
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Registered: ‎09-02-2013

Re: 19 weeks with twins, need advice preparing!

Congratulations on the arrival of your twins. How exciting! Hoping for a safe and healthy delivery. I have fraternal 2 year old twin girls. I just have to say, I love every minute of it. Lots of fun, especially the bond they share. Having a c-section wasn't that bad, and don't feel bad if it comes down to that. Baby B was breech from 6 months on, so I knew a c-section was happening. Getting the twins on a schedule is ideal, like everyone said already.. Even if you have to wake one of them up, it's not a bad thing cause they will get used to waking up together, at least mine did..they will get along and be the best of friends, but of course they bicker like any other siblings.. I'm sure you do this already with your other kids, but take lots of video and pictures.. Pretty much have your camera handy at all times because twins can be funny lol...not going to tell you what to name them but a little advice, they are going to want their own style when they are older and a name says a lot, try to steer clear of names that are similar or names that rhyme.. It's overrated.. I'd say the same thing about outfits, but you are having b/g twins, so that won't be an issue.. I never bought the same outfits for my twins because I thought it was a waste of money. Also take advantage of all the free samples for having multiples.. Certain stores give 10% off for buying 2 of the same baby gear. There are also websites. Google it. Having multiples or free samples for multiples.. You can only do this after they are born cause you need to send a copy of their birth certificates along with a letter you wrote stating you had twins. Huggies does it and so does pampers as well as other companies. I did it back in 2011 when they were born and I got a ton!

Hope this helps:smileyhappy:
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