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Any of you have more than one set of twins?

post #1 of 45
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Just wanted to know if anyone had two or more sets of twins.


Edited by Smurfette2 - 6/1/11 at 1:04am
post #2 of 45

I have not faced that situation - in fact I was always the one who wanted more....but right now, I'd say the only thing you can do is take the time to cool off - then sit down and talk to him. He may change his mind again - in the meantime be clear and say you need time to recover from THIS pregnancy before you talk about another one. If you're going to 'do the deed' make sure to use precautions. EXTRA precautions.But realize that even with them, there is still a chance the decision could be taken out of your hands.

 

The biggest thing is TALK. talk talk talk....HUGS! I hope you are able to come to a decision together without heartache.

post #3 of 45
My DH got "snipped" when I was 6mo pregnant with our twins ( #3&4 for us). About a year later, he says it would be great if I got pregnant again and wouldn't it be grand if it was twins?

I almost hit him. Like, seriously knock his block off! I still don't want more and he would be happy to have more, but we are both okay with our family where it is.

So how seriously does he want a boy? Enough to cause real issues in the marriage? Even though I really don't want more, I had second thoughts about the vasectomy- just so final, ya know?

Remain firm with your feelings, but try to give him some time to really sort out why he didn't go through with it.
post #4 of 45

Both my pregnancies started as twins. When we saw the second set of twins we were actually thrilled. Call us crazy, I know. But we had two boys, we wanted two girls and then we'd be done. 4 kids in 3 years and I'm 37, then we lost one. It has taken us some time to recover and now I'm ready to have my fourth, soon. We are still in negotiation (it's only financial problems at this point, I haven't been able to find a job in 18 months). Point of the rambling - I agree with PP, you gotta talk and make your feelings known. A frank discussion when you are not upset or angry will go a long way to resolving the issue. Good luck.

post #5 of 45
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Shuli - I'm very sorry for your loss. hug2.gif

 

Thanks Mama, Chaotic and Shuli!


Edited by Smurfette2 - 6/1/11 at 1:06am
post #6 of 45

My friend was PG with her 5th child at age 22.  she had 2 sets of twins back to back.  Lucky her that her kids are so laid back

post #7 of 45
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My friend was PG with her 5th child at age 22.  she had 2 sets of twins back to back.  Lucky her that her kids are so laid back

OMG! yikes.gif

 

UPDATE: The Smurfette Baby Maker will cease production by the end of May. I'm not going to say I "won" this battle or that I'm keeping score but uhh, he's 0-1 right now. thumb.gif He says he's doing as my anniversary gift. Aww, thanks.

post #8 of 45

well that's good news. oh did i mention that she's a single mom?  i cant imagine

post #9 of 45
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Why did she have so many babies so early? 3 pregnancies by age 22? That's a bit much. I hope she was married at one point. That would explain the back-2-back twins.


Edited by Smurfette2 - 6/1/11 at 1:08am
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 She did get married to the 3rd father but he got sick then diagnosed with lou gehrig's.  she quit her job and stayed at home to care for him sine he was already on disability for MR but then his guardians (her adoptive parents) removed him from her home right before he died.  at least her sister has moved in with her to help her out since she's unemployed. 

post #11 of 45

In the small town that we live there are several families here who have two sets of twins. Some have only the two sets, but there is one family who had a singleton, singleton, twins, twins, singleton. She said they got live in help for three months after the second set of twins was born two years after the first set. My aunt's friend had a singleton, 18 months later she had twins and 18 months later she had triplets. 6 kids under the age of six, now that's incredible. She says she still keeps in touch with her and the triplets are in their twenties now, so it was before the invention of ultrasound. Maybe it was a blessing that she didn't have an opportunity to freak out :-)

post #12 of 45
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Wow. My husband read the "single - twins - trips" and was like "That's EFFING awesome!"

I can't wait until he goes back to work. 


Edited by Smurfette2 - 6/1/11 at 1:12am
post #13 of 45
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Well, the lines have been cut. And I feel sooooooo bad.duh.gif  It's so permanent, I feel selfish for even thinking this was a good idea. DH says no regrets but suddenly I want a house full of kids.mecry.gif

 


Edited by Smurfette2 - 5/25/11 at 10:22am
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mecry.gifhug2.gif

 

Sympathies. 

post #16 of 45
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 Hey Moms - thanks for the support. Seriously, I really appreciate it. I've been so down I couldn't bring myself to look at these forums.


Edited by Smurfette2 - 6/1/11 at 1:22am
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Oh, Smurfette!!!   What an up-and-down roller-coaster!  I hope you get in to that visit and find everything is going wonderfully.  Most of all - I wish you a healthy baby or two (hopefully including a son); and a very happy husband, self, and family.  Congratulations!!!  You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers; and I'll look forward to hearing updates on how you're doing.  

 

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Well, the lines have been cut. And I feel sooooooo bad.duh.gif  It's so permanent, I feel selfish for even thinking this was a good idea. DH says no regrets but suddenly I want a house full of kids.mecry.gif

 

 


 

 

post #18 of 45
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Roller coaster? No. More like just me and my usual neurotic self. I couldn't wait until my doc's appt so I went to urgent care. 2whistle.gif I gave the symptoms of an UTI as my "reason" for being there. I peed in the cup and voila. 

 

So I got confirmation of a pregnancy and then they sent me home with the admonition to take care of myself and make an appointment with my regular doctor. Well my doc's office is upstairs so I went up and signed in as though I was scheduled. Didn't work. Docs are running tight ships nowadays and they pre-authorize your visit before you show up. But I did manage to tell him I'd been to the Urgent Care so he glanced at my digital chart then sent me to the lab for a blood test. Based on my lab results I have a standing order for an u/s on Friday. Thankfully I'd been fasting!

 

What's funny is I always considered myself in control of my reproduction but I guess I'm pretty bad at it. I am excited about the idea of son, just not so soon.

post #19 of 45
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I love the internet!

 

Apparently gestational sacs aren't present when HCG levels are below 1500 mIU/ml, which can be counted during a quantitative blood test. So whatever levels showed up in my urine must be really high because I'm only about 19 days in. Which leads me to think, "uh oh" singleton pregnancies don't produce that much HCG this early.

 

I drop eggs like an Easter bunny because I suffer from PCOS - I should've gotten my tubes tied.

 

BTW, I have no idea why I'm telling you Moms this. I wouldn't share this info with my neighbor. Anonymity is bad thing. Lol.

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