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Please share your story. How far apart are your twins? I totally didn't plan this despite the rolling of eyes that goes on when people see me with the two girls and pregnant again. Geez. Cut me some slack. I'm married. I'm employed. Let me worry about it. Anyway, I just want to absorb as much training and helpful hints as possible. So far my girls aren't so bad. We went thru some colic in the early days, I suffered from PPD badly and Sophia is a finicky nurser but other than that, they're so fun. It's nice having a baby or two in the house again. I've got a scooter on my hands. My girl Sophia scoots her butt out of everything but usually the seatbelt is on so she gets stuck. Oh my goodness, we rescue her like 20 times a day. If we leave her on the floor, she doesn't move. She wants to scoot. Tummy time she's been aeroplaning her legs and then propping one underneath her body. She might crawl sooner than expected.

 

Did you nurse all 4 kids? BTW, I want all girls. DH wants at least one boy.
 

 


 

 


My twins are 2 years apart.  When the second set arrived, my older kids were 5, 4, 2, and 2.  My older set are MZ girls and younger set are MZ boys.  (In my house, the boys are "easier!")  When I was pregnant I was asked a lot of silly questions and most people assumed I'd done fertility treatments or something.  Watch out, you'll get even more comments and questions when your second set is born!

 

Yes, I did nurse all 4 of mine.  Actually, my girls nursed until they were 4, so I spent 2 years nursing all 4 of them together.  It was a crazy, unique, amazing experience!  I had figured that they would wean during my pregnancy but they just never did. 

 

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My twins are 2 years apart.  When the second set arrived, my older kids were 5, 4, 2, and 2.  My older set are MZ girls and younger set are MZ boys.  (In my house, the boys are "easier!")  When I was pregnant I was asked a lot of silly questions and most people assumed I'd done fertility treatments or something.  Watch out, you'll get even more comments and questions when your second set is born!

 

Yes, I did nurse all 4 of mine.  Actually, my girls nursed until they were 4, so I spent 2 years nursing all 4 of them together.  It was a crazy, unique, amazing experience!  I had figured that they would wean during my pregnancy but they just never did. 

Awesome! I'm not quite sure what our plan of attack is when this set arrives in Feb but I'm hoping by then our girls will be old enough to take a back seat for a minute. We've moved into a bigger house, we figure we'll need the extra room and we're looking into purchasing a 7 passenger vehicle in the fall. I'm finally 12 weeks along and very excited about this pregnancy now. I've been feeling subtle movement from them since the 8-9th week or so and I look as though I'm about 4 months pregnant.

 

I get the IVF and surrogacy questions on a regular basis now. NO ONE believes my twins are the result of a hormone imbalance - not even our own families. I will say my medical care is a whole lot different this time around. Because this pregnancy is so close to the last and twins, obviously I'm considered high risk. On top of that I have gestational hypertension which completely sucks. I have to be on a low sodium diet, yuck! I'm going to start seeing a perinatologist from here on out. My referral came through this afternoon.

 

All in all, I'm excited. I'm completely overwhelmed by the stroller and car seat situation but I'll deal with that when the time comes. Have a good weekend everyone!

 

 

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Looks like my twins ended up being triplets. Oh well. Lmao.

 

Car situation: We bought a Chevy Traverse. Fits 2 convertible car seats in the 3rd row with room in the middle. And fits 3 infant car seats in the 2nd row. We bought an 8 seater model.

 

Stroller: I've been gushing for months now about my 2 Britax B-Ready strollers. One baby will have to be worn. Period. (or share a seat with a sibling... hmm)

 

Crib/Rooms: All 5 will share. End of story.

 

Am I prepared? Nope. I'm 20 weeks and simultaneously raising 6 mos old twins. I don't have much time to be afraid of what lies ahead. 

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Sometimes the universe has a wacky sense of humor. I'm impressed with how well you're rollng with it.

 

For the first six weeks we put our twins together in a lie-flat single-baby pram. I wonder if you could get a Mary Poppins-style lie-flat pram and put all three in (http://www.silvercross.co.uk/)? It wasn't useful for very long, but while it was it was marvelous. (my mom had the pram in her garage from the older grandkids) And I love having the girls be able to snuggle up close to each other.

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Sometimes the universe has a wacky sense of humor. I'm impressed with how well you're rollng with it.

 

For the first six weeks we put our twins together in a lie-flat single-baby pram. I wonder if you could get a Mary Poppins-style lie-flat pram and put all three in (http://www.silvercross.co.uk/)? It wasn't useful for very long, but while it was it was marvelous. (my mom had the pram in her garage from the older grandkids) And I love having the girls be able to snuggle up close to each other.

I have the Leebruss twin pram. The only problem is each baby lies in their own carrycot. :( And the whole thing is devilishly heavy. 

 

As for "rolling with it" - I've had numerous doubts about whether or not I should've continued with the pregnancy. It's all documented in here somewhere. I'm STILL not sure I did the right thing. The worst that can happen is I'll have 3 more kids. Whatever. I can afford it. I have help. It's time I shut up about it. 

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