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post #1 of 24
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I know I've seen at least one mama on here who has two sets of twins. I'm looking for a little advice and encouragement. I just found out that I'm expecting twins again. To say I'm freaking out would be an understatement.
post #2 of 24


Haven't BTDT but just wanted to say WOW and congratulations and, well, at least you know what to expect... but WOW. WOW. How far along are you? Do you have family/friends nearby who can help?

I do think that a lot of the difficulty of twins is the learning curve part -- I would like to think if I found myself in the same situation, at least I would have the confidence that I have been through it before... birthing two, nursing two, etc. Kind of like how the actual baby part (baths and nursing and dipes and colds and runny noses) of having a second baby is SO much easier than the baby part of your first.

Big hugs to you mama. If you live anywhere near southern Alberta, let me know and I'd love to help however I could. (oh -- just saw your post and see you live NOWHERE near southern Alberta... I will send good vibes your way!)
post #3 of 24
Well, I do live nearby! Is there anything you need? Please feel free to call on me if there's anything I can do-- I'm just an hour away.

Also, I'll definitely be keeping you in my prayers regarding healthy pregnancy and birth.

CONGRATS!!
post #4 of 24
I sent you an email, but I'll say it again...Congrats! I know it must be hard to think about, but I know you will do/are doing a great job with a large family!

Christen
post #5 of 24
OMG! Congratulations! I can't imagine having any more kids at this point in my own life, but I do think that if I were up for more, twins would be easier the second time around. You already know a lot of the pitfalls and "tricks" to help yourself out. I know there are others here who have managed it, so I am sure you will do great.

ETA - are your girls MZ or DZ? Your birth story says "placenta" and they look a lot alike in that pic, so I am wondering. If they are MZ, I wonder what this set is going to be?!
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I'm 9w1d right now, due in September. My closest family is over 600 miles away. I wish my mom could retire and move down here! And yes, my girls are MZ but we aren't sure about this set. The OB is pretty sure they are in separate amniotic sacs but could not visualize the chorions.
post #7 of 24
Oh wow Heather! You're going to be in my boat with 6 who are six and under. I have no idea how we're going to survive it!

First of all CONGRATULATIONS! I knew you'd been suspecting it from your posts on your blog. So exciting and terrifying at the same time!

I obviously have no idea how I'm going to manage so many little people, but I'm sure it can be done. I met a Mama today who had two sets of twins and her oldest is 5, her little ones are 7 months. Her other set of twins are 2.5. I should have gotten her number......
post #8 of 24
No advice, mine are just 6 weeks old, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!
post #9 of 24
I'm the one with two sets of twins. And it's totally doable. What other choice do you have? How old are your other children? And do you have just the twins or others? I agree with the other post that it's definitely easier the second time around because you already know what you're doing. That period of trying to figure out how to adjust everything with twins is non-existant, which makes life MUCH easier.

Congratulations! You will survive this! And you'll look back and wonder what you were even worried about.
post #10 of 24
Wow. Wow. (I'm totally in shock, so I can't imagine how you feel!)

I agree with everyone -- the hardest part with twins is the learning curve. You already know the *fun* that is having newborn twins. You'll be fine.

Wow!
post #11 of 24
im not a twin mama i just saw this on the active threads on the front page but just wanted to pop in and say 1) wow 2)congrats and 3) hire a postpartum doula. your gonna need all the help you can get.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by two_sets_of_twins View Post
I'm the one with two sets of twins. And it's totally doable. What other choice do you have? How old are your other children? And do you have just the twins or others? I agree with the other post that it's definitely easier the second time around because you already know what you're doing. That period of trying to figure out how to adjust everything with twins is non-existant, which makes life MUCH easier.

Congratulations! You will survive this! And you'll look back and wonder what you were even worried about.
Thanks! So it really is easier the second time? I really thought it wasn't bad the first time... and then my girls started walking. That was it for me! It's been chaos ever since!

When the twins arrive my oldest will be 5, second will be 4, and my twin daughters will be 2. My girls are still nursing so it's quite possible that I will be nursing 4 babies. Is that even possible?
post #13 of 24
: X 2!!!

Congratulations!!!

I'm nursing 3 and could easily be nursing another toddler, so I"d think you could do 4!
post #14 of 24
Congratulations!

I wouldn't nurse twins while pg with twins, myself. Just way too draining. If you decide to nurse them all, then you will need to be really careful about nutrition! And WATER! But as long as you pay close attention to yourself, and your kids, I think you could do it.
post #15 of 24
I just wanted to say congratulations again! And good luck.

I have no advice for you, but I definitely understand how you are feeling as we haven't yet found out how many we're expecting.
post #16 of 24
Congrats mama! From one GA twin mama to another! I am sure you can do it! BTW, please get the Peri ther in Augusta to confirm chorionicity sooner rather than later - just so you know if you'll need monitoring for TTTS. I'm still pg with mine (34 weeks now) but know more than one GA twin mama who was mis diagnosed or mishandled regading TTTS and chorionicity and it can make ALL the difference as I'm sure you know. I can't wait to see your next twin HBAC video!!!
post #17 of 24
Congratulations Heather and wow. I'm sure you can do it, you have tons of experience that's gotta be useful, right?
post #18 of 24

I have two sets, also

Congratulations.

I have 5 year old twins and my second set will be 1 year next week. I'm glad the first year is over because I thought with the first set that was the hardest part (so far). I really enjoy having two sets. The thing that has gotten horrible at our house is the laundry and the cleaning, but with you already having four, I imagine that has already gone to pot. Oh, yeah, and my computer time has almost become non-existant. I hardly post anymore! It's going to be great and I bet you are going to enjoy this set of twin infants even more than you did the first set. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions, or anything.
post #19 of 24
congratulations and big hugs!
post #20 of 24
Heather congrats~ I must admit I am a touch jealous. There was the moment of sadness when we learned there weren't two in there this time. I hope you have a wonderfully smooth pg!
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