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cams825604
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Re: Just found out I am pregnant with Identicial Twins.

Congratulations! I know it is overwhelming but you are in for the biggest adventure you will ever go on. You will feel more exhaustion, confusion and most of all love than you have ever felt. Treasure every moment and keep a journal. I was so busy taking care of the babies I forgot to allow down and enjoy it most of the time. Good luck!
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Congratulations! I am a mom of 16month fraternal twins (boy/girl)....
Their really is not a lot of advice to give except listen to your body the entire time. Your pregnancy journey will be a time to remember forever so enjoy it. I had a rough time from start to finish, but I will say: take all the help you can get before/during/after. Good luck :-)
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wyosbellman
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Congratulations!
I had twin boys a year ago and remember the monthly ultrasounds. But I had a fairly smooth pregnancy, and delivered the "monsters" at 37 weeks. The littlest one had a hard time breathing on his own at first, but got the hang of it. My biggest advice? It's ok to be overwhelmed. Especially at first! (Who am I kidding, at 13 months they are still overwhelming at times). But it's a trip!
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Congratulations on the exciting news. I have almost 3 yr old fraternal twins (boy/girl) Even though they considered me high risk, my pregnancy was fairly normal compared to my others. I will tell you to be prepared for the stares and sometimes rude comments made by others but dont let things get to you. Pregnancy is such a wonderful time and even though it seems eternal its over way too soon (not that i would want to carry them longer than 9 months) I loved my big belly even though it was very uncomfortable to walk, sleep or sit. I carried my twins for 38 weeks 4 days and they weighed 7lbs 1oz & 6lbs 5oz. I had a csection due to my little boy being breached. My advice is take it easy and ask for help now and especially once the babies are here. Oh and take pics of your belly every other week or monthly so you can see all the changes you go through. Plus your babies can see them when they are older :smileyhappy:

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Congratulations ! I have fraternal twins (boy/girl), that are 23 months. I agree with the others on taking it easy as much as you can, I think it helps with the early labor. I delivered at 37 weeks, which is good for twins. Take all the help you can get. Try to enjoy them because it seems like your doing everything to keep up that there's no time for play. Get them on a schedule, & don't worry about the them waking each other up, they learn to sleep through the other one screaming. Try to learn to feed them at the same time, do your not spending an hour feeding & then have to almost start all over.(if your going to breast feed get a pillow thing call My Breast Friend for twins, makes it much easier )
Most if all you can only so much, so don't beat yourself up if everything doesn't get done, as long as they are fed & have a clean diaper it's all good
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My boys were not a surprise as they are IVF babies but at the ripe old age of 46 I too was high risk.

I delivered 6 weeks early but both boys were 5 lbs each. The key was protein, protein and more protein. I lived on cottage cheese and Ensure+ shakes. Eat lots of small meals each day and keep your carbs to a minimum. Don't read what to expect when you're expecting. It's mostly wrong for mother's of multiples.

Find a local chapter of mother's of multiples and join it so you can get access to the forums. No one will understand you better than other moms of multiples. They have been enormously helpful for me.

I breast fed both of my boys simultaneously using the "football" hold. Find a lactation consultant early and read up on it. I knew next to nothing and was really frustrated by my lack of milk production. My hospital did not have a lactation consultant.

I hope your pregnancy goes well congratulations on your twins!
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As a mom to 14 year old twin girls, i can tell you your life is now doublely blessed. The best advice I can give you is to get regular checkups, become familar with your local NICU, get plenty of rest and listen to your body. Once your babies arrive, do everything you can to get them on the same schedule...and yes twins can be breastfed if that's what you're considering. Also, join a mothers of multiples organization...the experience and support is priceless. Good luck and welcome to the best "club" ever.

 

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chey.bear_mom
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My son and daughter in law found out at 20 weeks and a couple days that they are having twins, a boy and a girl. We are all pretty much over the shock and are preparing for the babies' arrival. They kids are living with us for the time being, so I will get lots of Grandma time once the babies get here!
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kmmwilson
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Congrats! My identical twin girls are now two and a half years old. They shared a placenta so we were monitored closely. I did have a 5 week hospital stay before they were born due to signs of prelabor but everything turned out well. Girls stayed in until 36 weeks, no c-section, no NICU, and were 6 pounds each. Best thing you can do is listen to your body and relax as much as you can. First four months after they were born was challenging and tiring, but then it got better and better. It is a pretty awesome and unique experience to be a mother of identical twins. Wish the best to you and your growing family!
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I have 2.5 yr old boy/girl twins. Having twins is such a special gift, but it is HARD! Prepare for very little sleep. Mine only started sleeping 6mths ago. I'm exhausted. Good luck!
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