Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~
anyone want to start a chat for life with our infant twins?
the first year of life is amazing regardless of how many there are, but so much more when there are two or three!
there seems to be a lot of questions that are small "is this normal" or "what would you do" i know i often dont ask a question because it seems to small for a whole thread. So lets ask them here!
feel free to introduce yourself
- Babies Birthday (gestational age at birth)
- What number babies they are for you
- Mono or Di
- and please share on thing that has really pleasantly surprised you so far with them
our girls were born 2/14 and 2/15, two hours apart (10:05p and 12:20a), they were 37wks1 and 2 days
they are our 4th and 5th children, our 3rd and 4th girls
both girls :)
now they are only 5wks old, but im pleased to say they aren't as hard as i thought. it could be because ive had babies already and have just been in baby mode for four years straight...and i have a good bit of help...but im not as insane as i'd expected...though, there is certainly still time. :)
Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~
My babies were born Dec 27th at 36w 0d
they are my 1st and 2nd and most likely my only children
Older little Girl and younger bigger Boy
Dizogotic (unless they are half twins, have you heard of this?!!!)
pleasantly surprised so far by how well they sleep thru their siblings noise! it seem like nothing one does will ever wake the other, really lucky, wonder if that is normal? hope it lasts!
the twins dont typically wake one another, but my toddler can sure scream loud enough to get them stirring...they wake her up sometimes too...
Originally Posted by mauri456
my girls will be five months on thursday!!! they were born at 39.6 weeks.
they are numbers 2 & 3...what a jump from one!!! :)
two girls.....di/di but prolly ID...they look alike but i havent done the dna test... it's more fun to guess
they are very peaceful babies. my older dd had colic and was just gassy and fussy her first six months. i thought all babies were like that. these babies are very calm... it is still insanity with two infants!
i can't believe how fast this is going. i am so stinking tired but i keep telling myself that things are gonna get better! they have in a way... it is easier than the newborn days...lol!!
my girls both have different temperaments, though one isnt colicky, she is definitely easier to piss off...the other is very mellow and observant...ive wondered often if they'd change later on...
Originally Posted by StacyAnn
Great idea :) I don't know if my babies are still considered "infants" but I would still like to participate! I read here often, but don't post/reply very much because I so rarely have two hands free to type! However, this seems like such a great supportive little community of moms... I love that people can share their concerns/problems/etc. without judgment. I think that moms of multiples totally understand that we cannot be perfect parents and are all just trying to do the best we can under challenging circumstances!
Anyways, I am Stacy and I have 3 kids: a son who is 4, and twin daughters that are 9 months. They were born at about 39 1/2 weeks and were big babies (8 lbs and 9 lbs 2 oz). They were born at home and on two different days, which is kind of fun. They are di/di and have VERY different personalities and appearances (at least to me). One was colicky at birth (which was a nightmare), but is now the world's most happy-go-lucky baby. The other was so mellow at birth, but is now a more high needs baby.
I've been pleasantly surprised by how well they play independently now at 9 months. Maybe because I can't always be there immediately to meet their every need (which I hate, but it is a fact of life with multiples), they have learned to be a bit more independent than my first child, who always needed me to be within arm's reach and could not sit and play by himself for more than a few minutes until he was about 3. My girls can sit and play with their toys for a good 15 minutes now, which is a lifesaver when I need to do dishes, cooking, etc.
And I agree with the previous poster... going from 1 child to 3 children felt like a HUGE change! I can only imagine that going from no kids to 2 kids is equally shocking!
my girls were also home birthed and have different bdays and wow! they were big girls!
Originally Posted by annettemarie
* Babies Birthday (gestational age at birth): 38 weeks, 1 day 11/23/10
* What number babies they are for you: 5 sand 6
* Sexes: One of each
* Mono or Di: Di, obviously. I had a nurse ask if they were identical. I said yes, her penis is just like his.
* and please share on thing that has really pleasantly surprised you so far with them: They have such wonderfully different personalities. You can see it in just about every picture-- Matthew is my "mellow fellow" and Ms. Molly is super serious.
Originally Posted by Katie063008
I also went from one child to three. DD1 was 11 days shy of two when the twins were born. So, to answer the questons
- 37 wks 2 days at birth
- babies 2 and 3
- boy and girl
- Di/Di (no guess work, but a surprising amount of people ask me if they're identical. I usually say, well they're boy girl so no...)
- I am surprised at how well they play together and also at how well my older daughter plays with them. If I'm cooking or busy and one baby cries DD1 will bring him/her a toy or sit on the floor and play to keep them amused. It's so sweet.
i cant wait til the babies are big enough to trust my toddlers near them while i do something else!
Originally Posted by star8kitten
Hello ladies, I just wanted to tell you all "Way to go!" I am preggo with twins right now (24 weeks) and when I get really overwhelmed at the thought of caring for them on the outside I love to read your stories and advice to each other. You give me hope that I can get through it and enjoy the babies while doing it.
i remember reading only horror stories and getting very anxious. this board and the one at twinstuff.com have some really positive members tho...i think the key is not letting it get ahead of you (the anxiety), there is no way to really know what it will be like down the road, so why waste your pregnancy in worry? and then when they're here, the same thing...one hour/day/week/month at a time. if you look too far ahead, it can really get sticky...haha.
Originally Posted by mamalovex3
- my babes are 10 weeks today, born at 38w2d
- they are numbers 2 and 3, I have an older son who is 9
- two beautiful girlies
- mono/di - two sacs, one placenta but I don't think they are identical
- my favourite moment so far was seeing them "see" each other for the first time. they just got each other smiling and laughing - it was truly precious!
oh yay! i cant wait til they do that!
Originally Posted by SashaBreeze
■ 10-13-10 (born at 35 weeks)
■ babies number 6 and 7 for us
■ both boys
The first month was heartbreaking, the next month at home was a nightmare, but then after that it has honestly been a pleasure. So far we have been very blessed that both the boys are very laid back fellows.
snapped this last night, they often sleep like this.
so sweet. mine are swaddled at night mostly, but they i do have them very close in their co sleeper and then next to me as they wake up.
Originally Posted by mylilmonkeys
Their birthday was 3-3-2011. They are number 7 & 8. Both girls, but di/di. They look very different. Lucy has dark hair and round face, Lily is blond with more delicate features.
I love watching my husband with them. Usually I do all the newborn care, not because he wouldn't but just because it's easy to do when you AP a singleton. With twins, I can't attend to both all the time. It's too sweet to watch him curl up with a baby at night, when I'm nursing the other. I've compromised by getting a pack of sposies for his ease, but he's done a few diapers with pins, too. And it's pretty cute to wake up from a nap and find him with a babe in each arm while he sits and plays a video game. LOL Now, if I could just get him to establish his own milk supply, he'd be about perfect!
ETA: I forgot to say they were born at 38w3d.
yay! i didnt know they were here! congrats! and how sweet about your hubs. :)
Originally Posted by KellyTTC#1
My girls (di/di) are 4.5 months and were born at 37.5 weeks (babies 1 and 2 for us).
My girls looked at each other early on but didn't really acknowledge each other until 4 months old when they started smiling and squealing at each other. Now they roll over and look at each other in the morning... they are in separate cribs beside each other. I find it is getting easier all the time or at least that is what I have convinced myself. I think I'm figuring things out and they are too!
very positive to think about life getting easier all the time. :)