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post #21 of 117
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Originally Posted by •Adorkable• View Post
Is this a normal fret or am I being really silly?
I think it is normal. We are going something similar. Dh and I take turns naming our children and JT had a name ready to go for a boy when we found out we were pregnant. Then when we were going to have twins... well he said it just didn't feel right to him.

My name part is going pretty hard because I keep having dreams of a little girl named Juniper, but we are having both boys.... Is Juniper a really, really bad name for a boy??
post #22 of 117
We have no boy names. Girls we've got covered, but I am not even considering boy names until I need to. My daughter is counting on these babies to even up the girl-boy score in our house in one fell swoop.
post #23 of 117
Hey all!

Adorkable- I read more twins are born the month of november out of any month of the year. So so many pregnancy twin mom's in December seems to fit that theory! I currently work with 4 mom's all due with twins in december NO fertility meds.

We have girl names picked out, so if they are girls we're set. I think we have one of each though so we'll then be fighting over which awesome girl name we want to use. lol not so much if we have two boys.

Annette- I want to gain weight soooo bad! I don't understand it. I'm not having morning sickness anymore but NOTHING sounds good ever. I struggle to eat according to twin diet recommendations and still doing that I've lost 10lbs. I can still wear my regular jeans at 16 weeks because I've lost weight lol so they are loose. So maybe you and I can mesh together. However I am like you when I do gain weight, which I always do. I'm sure I will struggle with the idea of gaining it. And just remember breastfeeding twins will suck LOTS of fat out of you! I know many twin mama's who are smaller post babies because of breastfeeding.

I think we all should be posting belly pics!
post #24 of 117
I don't want to post belly pics until it's less pushed up flab and more babies.

My lower back is absolutely killing me. I wish I could have someone follow me around and put pressure on my tailbone all day. Owie, owie, owie!
post #25 of 117
I will post belly pic later with a pic of the babies after we get another peek at them. I'm going in for another cervical length check. I'm glad to see the babies, could do without all the ultrasound wands up there!

Still contracting frequently so it needs to be done to make sure stricter measures aren't needed.

On a positive note labor should be super fast!

Oooh I forgot to mention.. I'm glad I"m not the only one planning a homebirth for twins!
post #26 of 117
I had an awesome appointment today. My blood pressure was great, no one yelled at me about my weight, and the babies were cooperative with heart rates of 146 and 152. Girls? LOL! I have the big ultrasound in 3 weeks.

Oh, and I am measuring 21 weeks at 17 weeks.
post #27 of 117
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Originally Posted by SashaBreeze View Post
My name part is going pretty hard because I keep having dreams of a little girl named Juniper, but we are having both boys.... Is Juniper a really, really bad name for a boy??
Hmmm maybe Jasper? I think Juniper is a bit to strongly girl, but I know one and she's quite a awesome lady, so I may be biased.
post #28 of 117
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I had an awesome appointment today. My blood pressure was great, no one yelled at me about my weight, and the babies were cooperative with heart rates of 146 and 152. Girls? LOL! I have the big ultrasound in 3 weeks.

Oh, and I am measuring 21 weeks at 17 weeks.
Congrats on a great appointment!

I had mine today too...it went pretty well. They didn't exactly yell at me for not gaining weight (I'm only up a grand total of 2lbs) but they seem really concerned that the vomiting is not only NOT letting up, but getting worse again. So, back on Zofran every 4 hours to try and break the cycle. Bleh. My midwife had a heck of a time trying to find twin B; he/she must be hiding right behind the other one, cuz it took almost ten minutes of chasing before she got a heartrate. LOL They were 164 and 157. My big ultrasound is scheduled for July 29th. That is SO far away!

Oh, and I'm also measuring 22 weeks at 16 weeks.
post #29 of 117
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Oh, and I'm also measuring 22 weeks at 16 weeks.
You win.

I'm glad mine aren't tucked one behind another, although maybe that can change? I'll admit, I'm not too fussed about the science behind it all. But A is always on the left and B is always on the right, although A seems to be on the "top bunk" so to speak with B on the bottom. I mean, is that likely to change? Or are the placentas fairly fixed?
post #30 of 117
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You win.

I'm glad mine aren't tucked one behind another, although maybe that can change? I'll admit, I'm not too fussed about the science behind it all. But A is always on the left and B is always on the right, although A seems to be on the "top bunk" so to speak with B on the bottom. I mean, is that likely to change? Or are the placentas fairly fixed?

Haha...I'm not so competitive that I WANT to win that contest! Its a damn good thing I'm tall and have a long torso; I actually don't look as big as I thought I would by now, but I'm sure that will change in the near future!

I think at this point they could probably change positions pretty easily since they're still small, but maybe they're just comfy as-is? Mine are always over on the right, both of them. My midwife is guessing one is higher up and behind the other, and she thinks baby A is head-down and low. Lets hope they cooperate and at least baby A stays that way, eh?

How are you feeling? I know you were miserably sick for quite awhile...is that letting up at all?
post #31 of 117
I'm still nauseated most of the time, but it's changed from "can't eat nauseous" to "MUST EAT TO EASE NAUSEA!!!!!!" Thus, the weight gain. I'm not randomly barfing anymore, but still throw up in the morning a couple times a week. I think I've only used the Zofran twice in the last month, so yay for poop!
post #32 of 117
Had a quick visit today.

Another cervical length check. I'm assuming these will just continue every two weeks due to my contractions as they scheduled next one again in 2 weeks. Although I must say seeing the babies is quite fun!

Today we peeked around... We're having... A boy and a girl! Baby A is a girl, and baby B is a boy. Baby A is always the baby who is closest to the exit, it should remain the same each visit, but it doesn't always stay that depending how they are implanted in there. They can move around quite a bit from how it was explained to me, but not like fully switch sides due to being fixed by placenta.

Babies weren't so cooperative at this ultrasound so it took a lot of effort to see their goods.

I am almost 16 weeks, measuring 20 weeks. I am down 12 lbs now. Despite eating still loosing! Oh well I'm sure it will catch up soon. I'll just keep drinking my ensure!
post #33 of 117
Things are pretty good here. I am definately huge. It is so odd bc with my DD I didnt really show until 6 months. Now when I am asked when I am due and I tell people October, they give me this horrified look like they thought I was going to say next week!!! The twins part comes next...

I am 24 weeks and have gained 18 lbs. Ive gained 14 of those lbs in the last 8 weeks. It has really come on fast since about 16 weeks. Luckily it seems to be all in my belly. My arms, butt, face still look the same.

It is getting a little harder to be pregnant. They kick my ribs ALL the time. I went to the chiro today and she said some of my ribs were totally kicked out of alignment. Just wait for 12 weeks from now!! AHH!

I have an appt on Friday. BC all looked good at my 20 week ultrasound I actually am still monthly. Im looking forward to my MW appt though.
post #34 of 117
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I'm still nauseated most of the time, but it's changed from "can't eat nauseous" to "MUST EAT TO EASE NAUSEA!!!!!!" Thus, the weight gain. I'm not randomly barfing anymore, but still throw up in the morning a couple times a week. I think I've only used the Zofran twice in the last month, so yay for poop!
Annette, I think we are having twin pregnancies. My midwife put me on Zofran as well and after a few days I started having this pain in my stomach. I couldn't figure it out, I knew it wasn't "baby" pain, felt sort of like when I am nauseous but not exactly the same, didn't know what it could be. Then it dawned on me, I was really, really hungry! Now I keep snacks around all the time.
post #35 of 117
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Originally Posted by •Adorkable• View Post
Hmmm maybe Jasper? I think Juniper is a bit to strongly girl, but I know one and she's quite a awesome lady, so I may be biased.
I think the boys names are pretty set now. Dh and I have said for years that if we had twin boys they would be named Conor Ambrose and Seamus Antioch. Of course we never in a million years actually thought we would have twins, no less boy/boy twins, but dh is really wanting us to stick with it.

I just cant shake all the little girl dreams I have been having. Baby A was obviously a boy but baby B was deemed 80% sure a boy. The tech said she was all but positive that baby B is a boy but did not get a clear enough picture to write it down yet. Soooo who knows, maybe baby B will be a girl?
post #36 of 117
I'm so happy to read how well all of us are doing!

Has anyone heard from QuennofChaos? I wonder if she has had her babies yet and how she is feeling so far along if she hasn't.

No news from my end of things 2 more weeks before next appointment. I tried taking some pics but I have been so sick and Zofran makes me crazy tired (although my midwife says it isn't supposed to "shrug") so in all of my pics I look like I am going to collapse. I look happy and everything just super killed. Going to wait a while until I feel better.

I have a question/concern... when did you guys feel your first really good kicks? I am starting to get a little worried because every so often I feel a little flutter but that is all, and with twins I figured I would feel them all over the place by now. I do have a long torso... so would that make a difference? I am almost 20 weeks so I just really expected to feel more by now.
post #37 of 117
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I'm still nauseated most of the time, but it's changed from "can't eat nauseous" to "MUST EAT TO EASE NAUSEA!!!!!!" Thus, the weight gain. I'm not randomly barfing anymore, but still throw up in the morning a couple times a week. I think I've only used the Zofran twice in the last month, so yay for poop!
I really, really miss pooping. And I could never say that anywhere else without people looking at me like I'd lost my mind.
post #38 of 117
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Originally Posted by SashaBreeze View Post
I have a question/concern... when did you guys feel your first really good kicks? I am starting to get a little worried because every so often I feel a little flutter but that is all, and with twins I figured I would feel them all over the place by now. I do have a long torso... so would that make a difference? I am almost 20 weeks so I just really expected to feel more by now.
For me it depends on the day, although I'm only 16 weeks. Some days I feel them moving quite a bit, then I'll go for a few days not really feeling anything. Its really nervewracking! I have to keep reminding myself that its still really early to be feeling consistent movement, but I'm still impatient and waiting for the really good kicks that I know are coming soon!

Do you know where your placentas are? If they are anterior, that can make a big difference in how much you feel and how early...
post #39 of 117
SashaBreeze, according to the thingie dingie they gave me at the pharmacy, it can definitely make you tired. So .

I'm 17 weeks, 4 days and I'm not feeling real strong kicks yet. Every now and again I get one, but the babies are mostly pretty subtle. I am sure eventually we'll be all "Hey! Quiet down in there and stop swinging on Mama's ribs!"

Can I just say, with no disrespect at all meant to those whose twins are coming before any other babies, how thankful I am to have older kids who can help out? My sister is coming today. My oldest son is vacuuming the entire downstairs and my daughter cleaned the bathroom and got her baby brother dressed-- without me asking!
post #40 of 117

Out of breath

Is this normal? I really hadn't noticed, but my mom, sister, nieces and nephews came up to visit today and my mom kept commenting on how breathless I was when chasing kids, giving her a tour, etc.
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