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I'm Having Twins!

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Thread Starter 
Hey, everyone, I've been around MDC for a long time and only just found out that this forum exists! I am 13-1/2 weeks pg with fraternal twins and I'm so happy to find you here! I'm excited and nervous, esp. since my daughter will be right around two years old when the new ones come along. I'm reading Mothering Multiples by Karen Gromada and I've found it very reassuring, but all advice here is welcome as well! I'm tired of the moms at the mall telling me to "get them on the same schedule"!
post #2 of 25
congrats!!! welcome
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Hey, has anyone here done three in cloth diapers at once? I'm not sure I have it in me...
post #4 of 25
I do - it's not that bad lol - certainly not any worse than three in sposies....

post #5 of 25
Congratulations! How do you know they are fraternal when you are so early?

Have you checked out the yahoo group, apmultiples? Karen Gromada posts there.
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
I know fraternal from a transvaginal u/s, showing separate placentas and cords. Also, I saw the two follicles in one ovary that had erupted with two separate eggs.

Thanks for the info. about the AP group, I didn't know of it!
post #7 of 25
I know you probably know this, but MZ twins can have separate placentas, cords and sacs. It all depends on how early the egg splits.

Now the two follicles are another story. But there is always the chance that even if two eggs erupted, only one "took" and then split, so later if they really start looking alike, you can have them tested.

But you are probably right. I am just nerdy about zygosity discussions.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Frat. twins run in my family, but I guess I don't really care all that much which they are. Guess I'll know for sure only if they are different sexes (hoping to find that out Aug. 11).
post #9 of 25
Oops...double post. Sorry!
post #10 of 25
Laralou - I'm nerdy about the whole zygosity thing too. My girls each had their own chorion, amnion and placenta. We had their blood typed at birth and it was the same so we had their DNA tested. We felt silly doing it because they looked NOTHING alike. Everyone said it was a waste of our money. The test results came back that our girls are monozygotic! Now that our girls are getting older (they are 7 months) it's almost impossible to tell them apart.

Congratulations, Analisa on your twin pregnancy!! I hope you have a happy, healthy 9 months and beyond.
post #11 of 25
Hey there, Analisa! As moderator of this forum, I'm going to officially congratulate you on your twin pregnancy, even though I already PM'd you...
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Karen and Piglet!
post #13 of 25
Another great book is When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads by Dr. Barbara Luke. She runs a prenatal clinic for multiple pregnancies and has a great rate of bringing pregnancies to term and without complications. It was very supporting of a healthy full term pregnancy without getting preachy. I felt it was pretty ap/nfl. It ranked as my favorite book during the pregnancy. Here's a link to the description on Amazon:

Book
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Megs Mom View Post
Thanks! Hey, has anyone here done three in cloth diapers at once? I'm not sure I have it in me...
I do too! When I wash a big load of cloth i think of all the money I am keeping in the bank! I cant imagine how much it would have cost to sposie them all yowza!
post #15 of 25
Hi Jenn - this post is over 3.5 years old She's since had another baby according to her sig.... so I bet her twins are either out of diapers or will be verrrry soon
post #16 of 25
Congrats!! and Welcome!! I also have fraternal twins run in my family, but had ID twins, but only one placenta and one chorion.
post #17 of 25
Wow, I was seriously confused! How did this end up getting bumped from 2003?!
post #18 of 25
I was wondering the same thing! I was getting confused because things weren't adding up.
post #19 of 25
Never mind! I didn't notice the date!
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
Hi Jenn - this post is over 3.5 years old She's since had another baby according to her sig.... so I bet her twins are either out of diapers or will be verrrry soon

Okay that is so weird!!! I swear it had to be near the top of the list and I didn't go searching for it... Weird! :
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