When one twin cries, will the other one cry too? Will I have a constant mess of crying babies?
i have been constantly shocked how they do not set each other off, though if i let one stress me out they both can react to that. so calm mom, calm twin was usually the rule.
this extended to sleeping too, the really dont wake each other by crying, but yes by kicking. but low and behold when i started moving them out of our room around 1 year old, and had them in separate rooms thinking it was making it easier and quieter on them as i scampered from one room the other dealing with the transition, they woke at the slightest noise. but on the advice from a sleep coach that was wonderfully gentle and had twins herself, i but htem back side by side in a middle of the night desperation. it was he trick, the really dont wake. i think the not knowing where or what was happening to the other one was what woke them, when they were right there they sensed if it was serious or just fussing and slept thru it. they are 19 months now and im still shocked at what does not wake the other. right now it is teething pain and lots of cuddles
Is it feasible to EBF twins if you've never had supply issues before? (Ill supplement if I have to, but I'd like to try).
i fed my twins nothing but breastmilk from the day they born till about 9 months and only moved to solids as the main food around 1, i have breast implants latch issues, premies, and all the litle things but it worked out all good in the end. but by EBF are you saying no bottles at all? i pumped till 6 months, they didnt latch till day 11 really and even after that we had our ups and down at getting milk straight from the boob, at 6 months they woke up and nursed perfectly! they are still nursing strong at 19 months, you can see some of my frustrated posts in breastfeeding challenges area. you can do it, dont let anyone tell you other wise. but if you have an issue about bottles and pumps you might want to look at those now and work thru them, two is a whole difernt thing and tools are your friend. i personally wished it had been more of a opional thing for me and that i didnt have to pump, but i would have anyway, it really saved me a lot of times.
Am I going to feel like a cow, with a baby at my boobs all the time?
Moooo! you are the sacred cow, bow down before your awesome power to feed the masses, embrace this power.
all kidding aside, you will feel immense pride, but yeah also pretty touched out at times, give yourself a break, see above.
Does your belly hurt a lot when it stretches out with two babies inside? The pictures look so painful.
Can you put twins skin to skin (like kind of swaddled in the same blanket?) to calm them, or is that just asking for two upset babies close together?
i think this will really depend of the babies, and one may like it better than the other. mine likes being swadled and laying right next to eachother, sometimes cheek to cheek but with their bodies going out opisite directions like a little pinwheel. my girl used to like to rest her feet on her brother and that got on his nerves hence the yin yang style.
Can you fit into regular maternity clothes? Twin mamas look so much bigger, that it seems like none of my old clothes will work. What do you wear when you get huge?
i gained 32 pounds at 36 weeks and looked amazing, so yeah i fit normal maternity clothes, but i also liked all the slinky stretch ones, not the moo moos. there is also a clothing company that makes maternity stuff just for twins and HOM that are cut even bigger
How do you answer the questions about IVF/Fraternal or Identical/ ect? Already, almost everyone I've told asks if I used fertility drugs. I didnt, but I dont think its their buisness. What do you say?
I'm pretty outgoing and was pretty frank about this not being even slightly appropriate question to ask anyone (they started the rudeness, i finished it) i got funny and embarrassing mostly, like telling them it was from multiple orgasms. or asking them in return if their boobs/nose/haircolor where natural or if their husbands ever had issues with ED.
here is a must watch video you, i like the robot line, i have used it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT-lgB_HGEE
i am most pissed when doctors ask me this, since it has no bearing on my health (specially when they are not even a doc that is dealing with my reproductive health) i would stop everything and talk to them about me not being there is amuse them and the question was just their curiosity and not appropriate. but yeah the folks on the street, the snark would fly fast.
Is it possible that I have fraternal twins based on OPK strips? I o'ed on Friday and then on Saturday the strips were light and then on Sunday they were super dark again, looking like I o'ed twice.
you cant tell anything from that, heck i know a lady that did do IVF and had two eggs put in, she was preggo with twins and they all assumed it was fraternal, surprise when she ended up with two very identical girls, DNA test and all! so you never know. its nearly impossible to o twice outside of 12 or 24 hours, the chemical feedback just does not let it. folk that use o triggering drugs are sometimes the exception since that HCG shot is powerful and can over ride the signal that the first egg gives the others to "not bother" OPK just say you had a surge, they dont say if that surge produced anything.
How do you go places with infant twins? I have a really nice stroller, but how do you push a cart and a stroller at the same time? Just dont? Have DH come with? Always, for like three years?
i can hang a lot of shopping from my stroller, i can put the babes in a shopping cart and shop around them, but yeah dh has taken over a lot of the groceries and when we both go for the big trips, each takes a babe in a cart now and we race around, but in the early days i would push the stroller and he would push the cart
these were good questions! your going to be a great MOM