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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by f&p'smama View Post
I know how miserable fertility issues. are. I hope you have a baby, or two, to snuggle very soon.

When we first started TTC, my husband said he hoped we'd have twins & I said I *did not* want twins, mostly because I knew how much more difficult it would be to AP twins than a singleton. Fast forward 2 years of TTC, Clomid, injectables cycles, IUIs, a failed ICVF & tests after tests & I was praying for twins on our second IVF. I, obviously, got them & am very glad I did. One of the happiest moments of my life was seeing two little heartbeats flickering away at my 6 week ultrasound.
I too might not have been initially hoping for twins-- but after a history very much like yours-- acunpuncture, injectibles, miscarriage, IVFs-- I knew that if I did finally get pregnant with a baby that makes it, it would be my only real shot-- and since I've always wanted two (as I really value my own sibling relationships), this would be my only route to two. So, I was thrilled when we saw the two heartbeats earlier this year. Now the thrill is mixed with terror as some realities become more real. But I'm still, very, very happy. There was a long time where I thought I'd never ever have any baby at all.
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by angie7 View Post
I always wanted ID twin girls. I just thought they were so cute in matching outfits. We conceived ID girls on our first try and have been : ever since.

Although I will admit I was quite taken back when I found it was twins. Even though dh and I were lined up for twins, I still didn't think it would happen!
what do you mean, "lined up for twins" do they run in your family?
it completely boggles my mind how everyones mind can be made upto have twins and then it happens! how amazing.
how do you do it?

(i just want to conceive ONE...but twins would be like winning the jackpot!)
post #23 of 44
I've wanted twin girls since I was 12. Still haven't got them & this is probably it for me having babies. I really do think this pregnancy may have started off as twins, though. I *always* used the plural until about 12 weeks, when I had some weirdness, then I switched to just talking about 'the baby'. It was totally subconscious. Even when I had the ultrasound, I was still kind of expecting the tech to say there was 2, but it was just 1. Since I didn't have an early ultrasound, unless I have an extra placenta or something when this baby is born, I'll never know if there were 2, but I believe there was.
post #24 of 44
Didn't read all the responses.

I always wanted twins, ever since I was a little girl. I was overjoyed when we found out it was twins

Call me crazy, but I'd love twins again
post #25 of 44
So interesting to read these accounts!
I would pray for twins if I were not so afraid of losing them again...
I am having twin vibes this time. We will see.
post #26 of 44
When I told my husband we were pregnant the first time, he replied "wouldn't twins be fun?" And then it was twins. And it has been fun. Incidently, his mother said she prayed for twins. And now she has twin grandsons, so she considers her prayers answered.
post #27 of 44
I wanted multiples since I was a kid. I always said I would have twin boys. I got them plus one.
post #28 of 44
I have only dreamed of having twins. Although I was told by a fortune teller when I was in high school that I would have twins. After I had my first 2 singletons I thought for sure I would not and I really did!
post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by RachelEve14 View Post
I always wanted twins, ever since I was a little girl. I was overjoyed when we found out it was twins

Call me crazy, but I'd love twins again
Ditto!!!! I prayed and hoped and was always disappointed after each initial u/s to find out we were only having one. Two days before I got the bfp for the twins, I opened up a fortune cookie that said "your dreams are about to come true" (and you better believe I kept that fortune!) 8 weeks later, I found out I was having twins!! Its been an amazing journey (even with the horrible delivery we had). If I was lucky enough to get twins in my future next AND last pregnancy, I would be overjoyed again!!!
post #30 of 44
I hope for twins because I want more than 1 child, but don't believe in biologically making more than 1...nor do I want to be pregnant again! I don't know if we will have the resources to adopt for a long time and I don't want our baby to grow up without siblings!! If I were having twins, I could be assured that my child would have a sibling, and then in 4-5 years when we have the ability to adopt, we can adopt 2-3 more children, too.

Of course, my last ultrasound at 9 weeks, the OB said it was 1. You never know, though, and I have been crossing my finger that maybe one baby was hiding...it's been known to happen!
post #31 of 44
I prayed for and wanted twins so much and I got them last time, but one didn't make it all the way through the pregnancy.

I would love to have the chance to have twins again.
post #32 of 44
I don't have any multiples (yet!) but with my last pregnancy I was so sure I was carrying twins at first. I felt movement crazy early and I dreamt of boy/girl twins. Of course it turned out that I was carrying one, but maybe next pregnancy...
post #33 of 44
I think this thread proves the theories that

1. Every woman wants twins (whether covertly or overtly)

and

2. Every woman thinks she's having twins when she is pregnant (again, whether covertly or overtly)
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
I think this thread proves the theories that

1. Every woman wants twins (whether covertly or overtly)
I never did, for many reasons. Really!
Then I was pregnant with twins and lost them both in the second trimester...
After that loss, a small part of me wished for a while that I could make up for the ones I lost by being pregnant with twins again... I know that is kinda sick but that's how I felt. But that small wish was a result of my loss - not something I had in me previously.

Don't get me wrong, I think that babies are a wonderful blessing, and what is cuter than 1 baby, but 2? As much as I think women who get 2 at once are really blessed, I never wanted that for myself.


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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
2. Every woman thinks she's having twins when she is pregnant (again, whether covertly or overtly)
I was pregnant 7 times before this one. I never thought I was pregnant with twins - not even when it was indeed the case.
This time around however, my symptoms are so similar to those I had when I was expecting the twins that I am having twin vibes for the first time - but it is probably just one.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
I think this thread proves the theories that

1. Every woman wants twins (whether covertly or overtly)

and

2. Every woman thinks she's having twins when she is pregnant (again, whether covertly or overtly)
Can we change that to Almost Every woman ON THiS THREAD wanted twins?

Honestly, I find discussions like these rather painful.

I never secretly wanted multiples. My multiple pregnancy and birth were frankly one of the most traumatic times of my life, and I was target of a lot of ridiculous overspiritulization of what I was going through.

Some people really do want twins and never get them, it has NOTHING to do whether or not they 'prayed hard enough' or 'really wanted them' or prayed 'good enough.'

Some people got twins even without having a secret wish for them.

Some people, while deeply loving their children, have had really personality- and life-changing consequences as a result, and it's not always sunshine and roses. I know that I've lost huge pieces of myself that I'll never get back. I do love my children, but just like most everything else in life, the consequences are not always all wonderful.
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by Tigerchild View Post
Can we change that to Almost Every woman ON THiS THREAD wanted twins?

Honestly, I find discussions like these rather painful.

I never secretly wanted multiples. My multiple pregnancy and birth were frankly one of the most traumatic times of my life, and I was target of a lot of ridiculous overspiritulization of what I was going through.

Some people really do want twins and never get them, it has NOTHING to do whether or not they 'prayed hard enough' or 'really wanted them' or prayed 'good enough.'

Some people got twins even without having a secret wish for them.

Some people, while deeply loving their children, have had really personality- and life-changing consequences as a result, and it's not always sunshine and roses. I know that I've lost huge pieces of myself that I'll never get back. I do love my children, but just like most everything else in life, the consequences are not always all wonderful.


My friend told me every time she got pregnant (she has 7 kids) she would pray it was ONE healthy baby.
post #37 of 44
I always thought it would be the neatest thing to have a twin sister when I was growing up and thought it would be great to have twins one day. My midwife told me that I may very well have conceived twins and then lost one as I was bleeding quite heavily around 1 1/2 months into my pregnancy (this was before I knew I was pregnant). I thought it was just a period that was much much heavier and longer than normal and then found out I was pregnant not long afterwards. And strangely, I feel like there is someone else out there on the horizon waiting, like our family isn't quite complete yet. Bizarre.
post #38 of 44
from the time I was sixteen I said I was only having 2 kids because I knew the third one would be twins. Fast forward thirteen years when I got pregnant while breastfeeding #2 and ..... surprise surprise it was twins.

I phoned my DH from my girlfriends in tears after my ultrasound at 6 weeks (since I hadn't yet had a period from #2's birth) to tell him about the US and he quickly said, "are you ok?" and "Its twins right?" "OK talk to you later."

I could have smacked him He claims he knew from the moment they were concieved they were twins.

So I didn't pray for twins but I always knew I was having them.
post #39 of 44
When trying for my ds, I really wanted and prayed for twins. Once he was here and I saw how hard it was with one, I decided I didn't want twins anymore and that I was so very blessed with my son. I have a lot of friends with multiples, and knew how hard it was on them. The second time around, I wanted ONE baby and got twins. We are thrilled, of course, but never expected our prayers to be answered this go-round.
post #40 of 44
I did. I had two miscarriages, and after, I prayed every night that God would send me my lost babies to mo together. I wanted so badly to have boy girl twins and about 6 mo after my last m/c we found out the twins were on the way. I am still glad that my prayers were answered, even with my high stress level. I love to watch my twins together and am amazed to think they were both inside of me at once.
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