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post #21 of 49
7 lbs 4 oz. each, at 39 weeks
post #22 of 49
I had cholestasis, so I had a c-section at 38.4. My ds was 6 lbs and dd was 6 lbs 1 1/2 oz. Prior to that my singletons were:
ds1 was 7.13 - 2.5 wks early
ds2 was 7.11 - 2 wks "overdue"
dd1 was 6.12 - 1.5 wks "overdue"
dd2 was 6.3 - 2 wks "overdue"
post #23 of 49
I took great care of myself, followed Dr. Luke's guidelines, and birthed a 3 pounder and a 2 pound 13 ouncer at 29 weeks.

And I do find myself bothered by the "good job" comments and the like. I did a good job, too. Sometimes the body does what it does, and no matter how hard you work against it, the body wins (or loses).
post #24 of 49
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And I do find myself bothered by the "good job" comments and the like. I did a good job, too. Sometimes the body does what it does, and no matter how hard you work against it, the body wins (or loses).
You're right! We can all do our best but in the end, we don't have control of the outcome. Some things are out of our hands. :
post #25 of 49
I think its great that some of you carried as long as you did and had big babies. But please dont assume that people who have preterm babies did something wrong. And I'm not going to sit here and write about all the things that I did 'right' b/c it when comes down to it, it doesnt matter. I belong to a very mainstream twin site, they have just as many full term twins as this site does, if not more, so dont blame 'mainstreamers' poor nutrition for preterm babies and please dont blame others with preterm babies for not having control, poor nutrition, or whatever else is the blame in your eyes.

My twins were born preterm and I dont have a reason, I was a picture of health until one day my body decided it was time and there was no stopping it. I just ask that you be more careful of the terms you use, b/c you really do sound like mama's of preemies did something 'wrong' and many times, we didnt.
post #26 of 49
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And I do find myself bothered by the "good job" comments and the like. I did a good job, too. Sometimes the body does what it does, and no matter how hard you work against it, the body wins (or loses).
So glad you said this... it's something I've felt in several threads in this forum recently and it's been bothering me but I couldn't figure out what exactly or why or how to phrase it... so thank you.

There is so much about parenting in general -- and multiples in particular -- that is beyond our control. WE all just do the best we can, and go from there.
post #27 of 49
40 plus weeks, well over 8 pounds each.

I drank 1-2 gallons of water a day, 150 grams of protein, green leafies and absolutely no sugar, starches or anything else. I salted my food to keep my blood volume up. There is much more but that is the gist of it and I tell every mama of multiples about the books and research that I did and that benefitted my pregnancy.

I have and would NEVER put down a woman who went into preterm labor. I HAVE had ire and criticism for the medical community and how they have misled women about what is needed to carry twins or triplets to term. It still bothers me.

Don't be bothered by "good job" comments. Its REALLY fricken hard to eat like that for months on end. Its hard to stop everything and rest when your body says to. Its hard to give up things. And I wouldn't read too much into when people here say 'good job". I am not here much but I know many of the twin mamas here have given up a lot to do what they feel like is best for their children.

We have no control over birth. None at all. I absolutely agree.

You are lucky to have so much support from mainstream twin boards. I got a lot of sh*t for how I ate and that I was homebirthing. I got accused of putting my children in harms way for even considering homebirthing them. I really think some women hoped something went wrong with my pregnancy so they could point and say "see, we told you so". Arrogance is everywhere.

It bugs me too that its here at MDC. MDC is not what it used to be. There are lots and lots of posers. Lots of people who like to wear the 'crunchy' label and think they are better than others. But that crap is everywhere. I think its just more fun for others to make fun of MDC. Whatever. That's fine.

But I continue to recommend that diet and research to women with multiples who want to know. I think its important.
post #28 of 49
Just want to chime in and thanks the mamas who are speaking up on "trying our best." That's all we can do, really.

I'm just about at 32 weeks and super grateful that we made it this far. Couldn't do anything about the opening cervix at 22 weeks except have an emergency cerclage and thank goodness that's holding!

I've appreciated all the support and encouragement on this site, particularly on nutrition and resting. I know it has helped me do the best I can.

But I still have no control over what happens in the next week, or month, or more. I'm delighted to see the range of sizes of babies born to mamas here. The BEST PART is that they all turned out healthy, whether they were three pounds or eight plus.
post #29 of 49
singleton 7lbs. 2oz @ 37w3d
TTTS twins 4lbs12oz and 3lbs4oz @ 34w
singleton 7lbs9oz @ 39w
post #30 of 49
Mine were 6 lb 7 oz and 6 lb 3 oz at 38 weeks + 1 day.
post #31 of 49
My singletons were 7lb and 8lb4oz, both at almost 41 weeks.

Twins were 6lb 8oz and 6lb 14oz at 37wk5days. If I'd gone to 40 weeks, they'd have been at least as big as my singltons!
post #32 of 49
Mine were born at 40w 3d and were 7lb 15oz and 8lb 2oz

My singleton (1st baby) was born at 42 weeks and was 10lb 5oz
post #33 of 49
We can do everything right, and have the outcome we were expecting. We can do everything right and have an outcome we weren't planning on. Some people seem to do everything wrong and still get a good outcome, and some seem to do everything wrong and get a poor outcome. Half the people out there, we don't even know WHAT they did that contributed to the outcome. We can't control those things, but it shouldn't stop us from trying to make the best choices we can, and when it comes to twin pregnancy, most research indicates that nutrition is a BIG DEAL, right? No matter at what gestational age or birth weight your babies were born, it's a LOT of work to plan your daily food intake around insanely high protein and water requirements...
post #34 of 49
twins were 7lbs, 6 oz each
singletons were 7lbs, 9 oz and 11lbs, 1 oz
post #35 of 49
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Do you really think we have that much control over how long a pregnancy continues or how large a baby is? I'm always told I did a "good job" which makes me wonder. If I had some sort of problem that made me go into ptl or the babies had some health problems would I have done a "bad job?" I just worry that by saying we have complete control over it we are demeaning or insulting to those who had tiny babies or babies who had some trouble, kwim?
I was just talking to my best friend about this yesterday. I'm trying to come up with some birth plans for possible PTL and c-section and I've been getting a LOT of comments lately about how that's just not going to happen to me because I'm taking care of myself and whatnot. Well, not to put too fine a point on it, while it increases my chances it's not a guarantee of a perfect outcome, kwim?
post #36 of 49
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I was just talking to my best friend about this yesterday. I'm trying to come up with some birth plans for possible PTL and c-section and I've been getting a LOT of comments lately about how that's just not going to happen to me because I'm taking care of myself and whatnot. Well, not to put too fine a point on it, while it increases my chances it's not a guarantee of a perfect outcome, kwim?
Yeah, I got that too. I was a picture of health my entire pregnancy. I didnt have any issues with me, the babies, nothing. I had my perfect birth plan already printed and ready to go. I made one with vaginal and just in case a c-section, every said I was crazy, that I was so healthy that I would be fine, even the doctors. WRONG! It can happen to anyone, during any pregnancy, doesnt matter what you do 'right' or you do 'wrong'. I still dont have a reason why my twins were born early....
post #37 of 49
6 lbs, 15 oz and 7 lbs, 12 oz and I hear the "those are HUGE for twins" comment all the time as well. They are peanuts compared to my 10+ lber!
post #38 of 49
6lbs 12oz and 7lbs 12oz at 38w3d.

My DS was 9lbs 10oz (9 days early), and my DD was 9lbs 5oz (on her due date).
post #39 of 49
My twins were 6lbs14oz & 7lbs13oz at 37w4d.

My singletons were 8lbs8oz (10 days "late") and 9lbs8oz (5 days "late").
post #40 of 49
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not to put too fine a point on it, ....
Please tell me I'm not the only one who started humming "Birdhouse in your Soul"..

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