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View Poll Results: What number children is this for you?
1st & 2nd 6 24.00%
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3rd & 4th 6 24.00%
4th & 5th 1 4.00%
5th & 6th 1 4.00%
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7th & 8th 1 4.00%
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#1 of 52 Old 03-12-2011, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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though with the new soon to be moms popping up we could use this chat again

 

 

Pregnant with Multiples Chat

Here is list of all our growing and born multiples, and of course we invite all the BTDT moms to chime in whenever they fell like being helpful! 
Most of us chat in our various DDCs, but this thread gives a chance to band together in the special ins and outs of growing more than one! 

Anyway, please add yourself or update things as you know them.

Let us know any of the following and more, welcome!!
 
 
  • Name? (if you feel like it)
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing? 
     
  • State you live in?
     
  • Anything else you want to share?


 
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Born! (or assumed if they never came back to share)

Queenofchaos Babies Born 7/2/10  Birth StoryOur two peas in a pod!
Chabela_t Isabel EDD 9/2 ..
lindsay t BORN 9/27 35w3d ...  Birth Infomy twins are here!

susan13 EDD 10/11 ...  
SashaBreeze Sasha BORN 10/13 35w0d   Birth StoryConnor & Seamus hospital preemie vaginal birth

mauri456 Sara EDD 10/18 ...  

medicinemansgirl BORN 10/30 40w2d   Birth Story:The UC Story of our Twins

JuneBug CS planned 11/9 EDD 11/19
butterflies Amy BORN 11/16 38w3d  Mo/Di Birth StoryMy boys are here! - MotheringDotCommunity Community
annettemarie Annette BORN 11/23 EDD 12/6 ... 5th & 6th Children  Birth Story: 
budwana birth Carolyn EDD 11/?? ... 2nd & 3rd Children  Mo/Di
KellyTTC#1 Kelly EDD 11/30 ... 1st & 2nd children 
aurinia Allison EDD 12/15 ... 3rd & 4th Children personally 1st & 2nd with DH 
turnquia Amanda EDD 12/17 ... 3rd & 4th Children 
a-o-t-e Linda  ***ended up only being one!***
rachel7628 EDD 12/31 ... 2nd & 3rd Children 

•Adorkable• EDD 1/24/11 ... 1st & 2nd Children  Born Dec 27th at 36weeks 0days

Hope4six EDD 4/2/11 ... 6th & 7th Children  My little guys were born 1-14-11.

Almi   EDD 1/1  1st and 2nd 

NP2B Rikki EDD 1/20 ... 2nd & 3rd Children 
Marisgirl EDD 1/6/11 ... 3rd & 4th Children 
abeecharmer Sarah & Pregnant Partner EDD 2/4/11 2nd & 3rd Children 

Coco99 & Pregnant Partner EDD 2/14/11 ... 1st & 2nd Children 
Chula13 Delma EDD 2/14/11 ... 3rd & 4th Children (5th&6th for DH) 
Strong Mama EDD 2/??/11 ... 3rd & 4th Children 

ladydodson Becky EDD 3/7/11 ... 4th & 5th Children 

mylilmonkeys BORN 3/3/11  EDD 3/14/11 ... 7th and 8th  
 
 
Still Growing...

April

 

 
elf EDD 4/?? ... 2nd & 3rd Children stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif
Di/Di ... Age at birth ??
 
Nanette56 EDD 4/8/11 2nd & 3rd Children stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif
Di/Di  Age at Birth 30, DH 32 ... Location FL

babygrey EDD 4/15/11 ... 3rd & 4th Children stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif
Di/Di ... Age at birth 30, DH 30 ... Location UT
 
J's Mombee EDD 4/17/11 ... 2nd & 3rd Children stork-girl.gifstork-boy.gif
Di/Di ... Age at Birth 30 & 33 

Liora EDD 4/19/11 ... 2nd & 3rd Children stork-boy.gifstork-boy.gif
Di/Di ... Age at birth 35, DH 36 ... Location OH
 
burleson Gretchen EDD 4/24/11 ... 3rd & 4th children Di/Di  stork-boy.gifstork-boy.gif

June
 
anonyma EDD 6/2/11 ... 1st & 2nd Children stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif
   ... Age at Birth 37, DP 36 ... Location PA
 

July
star8kitten EDD 7/1/11 3rd & 4th children Di/Di  stork-boy.gifstork-boy.gif
nktigger99 EDD 7/2/11 3rd & 4th children Di/Di  stork-boy.gifstork-boy.gif
lesliesara63 EDD 7/27/11 3rd, 4th & 5th children 2 Mono/Mono 1 Di/Di stork-girl.gifstork-girl.gifstork-girl.gif

September

thisisbabbleon EDD 9/15/11 2nd & 3rd Children Di/Di stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif


October

bstandlee EDD ?? 2nd & 3rd Children Di/Di stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

Starlit EDD 10/4/11 2nd & 3rd Children Di/Di stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

dear abbey EDD 10/9/11 2nd & 3rd Children Di/Di stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

Mainebirdgirl EDD 10/13/11 1st & 2nd Children stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

Mama~Love Mollie EDD 10/23/11 ... 7th &8th children Di/Di stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

partners.gif 2twins.gif  So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!

 
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started a new chat for us ladies, im not preggo anymore but i thought it would be helpful and im happy to threadkeep for a few months.

 

please let me know what needs to be updated or added.

 

i also added a poll question to give us some fun info tallies


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doing tons of clean up, will keep working on it


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* Name? (if you feel like it) Mollie

* You and maybe your partners age at the birth? It'll be close to both of our birthdays, so me - 35, DH - 42

* Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? What???

* What number of kids will is be for you? #7 & #8

* Genders? Will you be finding out? Yes, we'll find out!

* EDD and or planned birth timing? EDD of Oct. 23rd

* State you live in? Minnesota

* Anything else you want to share? I'm very scared after a miscarraige last year, no idea how I'm going to handle this!



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  • Name? (if you feel like it)    -     Gretchen
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?     - 34 me/36 Husband
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?     -     Di/Di
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?    -     3 and 4
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?    -     2 more boys!
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing?      -     April 24, 2011
     
  • State you live in?    -     NC
     
  • Anything else you want to share?     -     Really hoping for another natural Hypnobirth!  :)
 
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Mollie, the mono or di question is about if they share a inner or outer sac and or placenta. It also related to if they are identical, though they could still be either.

I suggest the simulator article on twins, it really explained everything to me really well when I was learning. Heck I didn't know babies has two sacs in the womb, it's amazing what I learned this year!

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Mollie, the mono or di question is about if they share a inner or outer sac and or placenta. It also related to if they are identical, though they could still be either.

I suggest the simulator article on twins, it really explained everything to me really well when I was learning. Heck I didn't know babies has two sacs in the womb, it's amazing what I learned this year!

Thank you! I think mine are from two separate eggs, since I was on fertility meds. I had 2 mature follicles close to O time on the U/S. At my most recent one, the babies seemed to be really far apart too, the tech couldn't even get them in the same picture, one on the left & one on the right. But who knows for sure, right??

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  • Name? (if you feel like it) Sarah
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 32 and DH will be 36
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? Fraternal with seperate everythings as far as we know.
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you? 3 and 4.
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out? they are boys.  I already have two boys who are 5 and 3
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing? My origianl due date was July 1st but I am guessing that I will have them in late June.
     
  • State you live in? Texas
     
  • Anything else you want to share? We are really excited and know this is such a blessing from God.  Finding out at 18 weeks had to be the shock of my lifetime!
 
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  • Name? (if you feel like it)  Nichole
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?  me-29 DH-33 (today is his b-day)
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  Di-Di...will be getting genetic testing at birth to see if they are identical or not
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?   #3 or #4....I have a 20 month old and a 33 month old!!!
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?   Boys!!
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing?   July 2nd...hope to make it to June 18th 
     
  • State you live in?  Oklahoma
     
  •  Anything else you want to share?  I am on modified bedrest right now....starting to get everything ready.

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  • Name? (if you feel like it) Laurie
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?  me-will be 39 DH-will be 36
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  two separate everything
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?   #2 & #3
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?   want to know ASAP
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing?   September 15
     
  • State you live in?  Illinois
     
  •  Anything else you want to share?  Our two year old son arrived at 28 weeks so I am nervous about carrying twins!  
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Name? (if you feel like it) Starlit, for now

 

You and maybe your partners age at the birth?  We'll both be 27.

 

Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  Di/Di,  I think- I'm still confused about this.  I'll have to read the article that was mentioned.

 

What number of kids will this be for you?  This will be my 2nd and 3rd, I have a 6 year old. 

 

Genders?  Will you be finding out?  Not sure yet, but we will be finding out.

 

EDD and or planned birth timing?  EDD Oct 4

 

State you live in? MI

 


RN-BSN student mama to my wildchild, DS, 6 bouncy.gif....with twin boys on the way October 4, 2011!

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  • Name? (if you feel like it) Betsy
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 34 (me) & 39 (DH)
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? Di (that means not identical, right?)
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you? #2 & #3
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out? Don't know yet but definitely will find out!
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing? 
     
  • State you live in? CA
     
  • Anything else you want to share? I'm extra anxious after having a miscarriage last year (and one before DS as well) but thrilled that the ultrasound yesterday showed them healthy and strong at 8 weeks!

Married to my wonderful DH; Mama to DS born 6-07 and 4 in heaven brokenheart.gif1-06 (7 weeks) brokenheart.gif1-10 (6 weeks) and our twins 5-11, brokenheart.gifone sweet boy (17 weeks) and brokenheart.gifone precious baby girl (18 1/2 weeks).

In the middle of our adoption journey and are excitedly waiting to get matched with a birth mom

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Update:  My girls arrived on March 3.  

 

Welcome, to all the new pregnant mamas!!


Mom to eight!!  Our twin girls arrived 3-3-2011.

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* Name? (if you feel like it) Rachel

* You and maybe your partners age at the birth? We will both be 38.

* Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? Not sure yet... we are still waiting for ultrasound confirmation, but we're suspecting fraternal twins. We heard two heartbeats tonight in opposite places and at different rates... and I am measuring 23% larger than I should be... and I am certain of my dates.

* What number of kids will is be for you? #1 & #2

* Genders? Will you be finding out? Yes, we'll find out!

* EDD and or planned birth timing? EDD Sept. 10

* State you live in? Oregon

* Anything else you want to share? We are not 100% sure yet, but I have suspected twins from the beginning because we had a twin tubal resulting in surgery just two months prior to conceiving, and my mother is a twin, among many other factors. We will confirm with an u/s on April 4th and so far are planning a home birth, planning to CD and EBF, etc. We are also both full-time students. And of course, are terrified and excited all at once!!


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* Name? (if you feel like it)

Laura

* You and maybe your partners age at the birth?

me: will be 32, him: 36

* Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?

I don't know yet-

* What number of kids will is be for you?

one and two

* Genders? Will you be finding out?

Yes! I was one the fence on this when I thought I'd have one, but now I'm particularly anxious to know!

* EDD and or planned birth timing?

EDD is Oct 13

* State you live in?

Maine

* Anything else you want to share?

I just found out yesterday! My husband and I are still in shock- it doesn't run in my family at all and I never saw this one coming. I started a new job this month AND we are under contract on what will (hopefully) be our first house, so there is A LOT going on right now. To say I'm overwhelmed is a huge understatement.

My first reaction to twins was fear and uncontrolled sobbing. I think I might be slowly warming up to the idea, but I'm really looking forward to connecting to other ladies like you guys since I feel like I just started a whole new ballgame...

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Cancel my roll call... false alarm. We have only one... :)


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I'm really curious to hear how other MoMs-to-be are doing.

 

I've had a really, really rough trimester where I've lost a bit of weight and literally spend as much time as humanly possible lounging on the couch. I'm normally very active, so it's been hard for me. I'm 11.5 weeks and hoping for an improvement soon.

 

I don't have much to compare it to (just a miscarriage pg) but I feel like my suffering is from the twin factor. Did/are you having a rough start? If things improved, when did they improve for you?

For those farther along, how are you feeling? Are you able to be pretty physically active?

How common IS bed rest with twins (the prospect freaks me out- though in retrospect, I've been on modified bed rest over the past 1.5 months with how horrible I've felt)?

 

I've started a new job a few weeks ago and within a few weeks, it's going to be doing physical field work (I'm a biologist). I'm really nervous about my ability to do my work while pg with twins...

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I had a really bad first trimester (we did not know it was twins).  Even the begining of my second was still bad and I only started to feel better after I started eating enough food for everyone.  I would look into some books on twins and proper pregnancy diet to nourish you and the babies.  I really think I felt so bad because I was not eating enough, which made me feel yucky, which in turn made me NOT want to eat or do anything. 

 

I try to get at least 100 grams of protein a day and around 2800-3000 calories a day.  It sounds like a lot and you have to make your self eat sometimes but I felt so much better.  Also, eating every 1.5 to 2 hours keeps your blood sugar nice and steady and can make you feel better. 

 

I am 26 weeks and have just now made it back up to my prepreg weight. 

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Hi...I am new and am still coming to terms with expecting more than one! I'm glad to have found a group of people who know what this is like...

 

  • Name? (if you feel like it)  Abbey
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?  I'll be 32 and he'll be 34
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  They are diamniotic, dichorionic
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?  #2 and #3
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?  Yes, we need to...I'm a planner, and we are going to have a really hard time if we have to come up with 4 names instead of 2!
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing?   due 10/9/11
     
  • State you live in?  Virginia
     
  • Anything else you want to share?  I'm kind of freaking out about this. I was never that woman who thought it would be fun to have twins, and (gasp) I don't actually like being pregnant that much. I got through it fine and have a lovely, wonderful 2 1/2 year old (who was totally worth it!), but things have been pretty rough so far with this pregnancy...I'm trying to work on my attitude and eat well even though I'm still feeling pretty sick most days. Hoping this will all pass soon and that my brain will get on board before too long! I'm normally a pretty positive and quick-to-adjust person, so I'm not used to needing this long to get used to things - but this is a MAJOR life change, so I'm trying to give myself a break. :-)
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I'm really curious to hear how other MoMs-to-be are doing.

 

I've had a really, really rough trimester where I've lost a bit of weight and literally spend as much time as humanly possible lounging on the couch. I'm normally very active, so it's been hard for me. I'm 11.5 weeks and hoping for an improvement soon.

 

I don't have much to compare it to (just a miscarriage pg) but I feel like my suffering is from the twin factor. Did/are you having a rough start? If things improved, when did they improve for you?

For those farther along, how are you feeling? Are you able to be pretty physically active?

How common IS bed rest with twins (the prospect freaks me out- though in retrospect, I've been on modified bed rest over the past 1.5 months with how horrible I've felt)?

 

I've started a new job a few weeks ago and within a few weeks, it's going to be doing physical field work (I'm a biologist). I'm really nervous about my ability to do my work while pg with twins...


I'm doing OK, I feel fine actually. I'm 10w1d today. All my pregnancies have been easy, I've never had morning sickness, although I've had some nausea with this one. I'm still paranoid that something's wrong, after having a M/C last year. I have my 1st appt. tomorrow, and I've been praying that everything is OK.

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I'm 13 weeks and have also had a really rough start.  With my older son, who's 6 now, I had a PERFECT pregnancy, felt great the entire time.  This time I've had severe, all-day nausea that is just now starting to wax and wane a bit, extreme fatigue (that is holding on strong), tons of abdominal pains, major constipation (although that is letting up a bit!), major food aversions, lack of appetite the majority of the time, and just costant general discomfort.  I'm hoping things get better soon....but also afraid they're only gonna' get worse!

 

dearAbbey- I'm also pretty freaked out about this too- this was an unplanned preganancy that actually comes at a really bad time for us...and the idea of twins never even crossed my mind til the u/s tech informed me!!  I loved being pregnant my first time around (like I said, it was so easy) but I am not enjoying this one at all which makes me feel bad.  =(  Like you said though, it is a big shock and I'm also working on my attitude!

 

Hope your appt goes well tomorrow Mama Love!!

 


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Thank you Starlit! My appt. was good, everything is going well, and we heard both heartbeats:heartbeat heartbeat.gif ! I go back in 4 weeks, hopefully I'll have an U/S then.

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  • Name? (if you feel like it)  Leslie
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  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 36 & 38
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  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  We believe Babies A & B are in one sac with a membrane and possibly one placenta. Baby C has her own sac/placenta - not sure how all of that goes together
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  • What number of kids will is be for you?  #3,4,5
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  • Genders? Will you be finding out?  They are all girls, making a total of five girls for our family.
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  • EDD and or planned birth timing?   Due July 27 but hoping for 34w in mid June
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  • State you live in?  Canada
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  •  Anything else you want to share?  I think its really normal to have such strong reactions to finding out you are having multiples. I bawled my eyes out and then felt bad about it, then cried more. There have been a lot of ups & downs. I wasn't throwing up, but the first trimester was really hard. I had a few weeks where I felt pretty good (went to Disney in that time) and now I'm huge and tired all the time.
  • I'm 23w today and just hanging out, trying  not to do to much. I get tired before I can go very far. Our babysitter just started coming to our house last week and its been great. She was supposed to start in June, but her other family quit. To her its so easy just having 1 child to look after that she's been doing laundry for us and cleaning which is awesome. I haven't cleaned hardly anything since I got pregnant in November. Just today my sister and I sorted baby clothes. Then she washed and folded all of them while I was sleeping. So we're just hanging out, waiting for these baby girls to bake for the next few months.
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  • Name? (if you feel like it)    Danielle
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth?  I just turned 32 and DH is 34
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?  Fraternal twins with separate sacs and placentas
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you?  This will be 1&2 for my husband and I
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out?   I am only 11 weeks and do not know but we do plan on finding out foe planning purposes.
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing?    EDD is 10/23/11 but will have a planned c-section at 37 weeks.
     
  • State you live in?  I am from Wisconsin but have resided in MS. for the last year.
     
  • Anything else you want to share?   I have a number of different emotions right now, but for the most part just happy to meet people who are in the same boat as me!

 
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You and maybe your partners age at the birth: 30 & 31

 

Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both?: Fraternal

 

What number of kids will this be for you?: first and second!

 

Genders?: Both boys, we think. We got a clear view of baby A but baby B was squirmy so the ultrasound tech thought she saw a penis and we're going with the guess. Although it would be amazing to have one of each :-)

 

EDD?: 40 weeks will be 7/5/11 but I am guessing the babies will come around the solstice in June. We are planning a home birth and I am really excited!

 

State you live in: upstate NY

 

Anything else you want to share?: This is going to be a wild adventure! I'm so glad that there are support groups out there that support moms of multiples and that there is something on Mothering.com! 

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  • Name? (if you feel like it) Kat
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? me 30, DH 32
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? ??
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you? 4 and 5
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out? don't know yet, but should find out soon
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing? late August or early September 2011
     
  • State you live in? WA
     
  • Anything else you want to share? I guess this explains why I have been so tired!
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I was pregnant with twins, they are now 22 months and had an awesome pregnancy except for last month being bedridden but i also had accupuncture done, i never got sick once , no food aversions and felt great , even went on a cruise and didnt get seasick either. you may want to try a licensed accupuncturist! it doesnt hurt a bit.

 

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We had an ultrasound today (the midwives and doctors at our practice do one at every visit now for twins, which seems weird to me...something about not being able to properly tell whose heartbeat is whose with the doppler). I'm a little concerned about the frequency of the u/s, but it was nice that they kept it short and that we got to see the babies again. They look like babies now, not like hamsters any more (which is kind of what they looked like before!). The u/s tech was able to tell that Baby A is a girl (yay!), but Baby B seems to have chosen to remain shrouded in mystery at this point. We weren't expecting to be able to find out until next month, anyway, so this was a neat (early) surprise.

 

Our 2 1/2 year old son has decided that the baby sister will be named "Candy Bar" and the other baby (which he says is a boy) will be named "Chocolate."

 

Somehow, knowing even one of the genders makes it all feel a little more real to me. I'm still not sure how I'm going to handle it all...but it seems less abstract today. They're both still in there and will eventually come out, whether I feel ready or not! Aacck!

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dear abbey congratulations on your baby girl! I have u/s every two weeks. Of all the things that are so different from a single pregnancy this has been the easiest to get used to. I have more anxiety so its good to see my girls, and it helps make it seem more real.

 

AFM I'm 25w today! I'm glad we're moving along, but somedays it still seems so far away. Everything is fine, I'm just getting more tired and sore by the day. I'll be really happy when I get to a point where these babies can be safely born.


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Abbey,

Congrats on the girl!! It must be nice knowing a little more. I had been relatively ambivalent about finding out genders until I found out about the twins. Now I'm itching to know! I'm done with surprises in this pregnancy. Are you settling in to the idea? Cute that your son has names for them and sounds engaged.

 

Leslie, I can only imagine how especially with triplets you want to get to a 'safety' zone when they can make their appearance without too much concern. Is it hard to keep up with your older two? 

 

AFM, I'm still sick. STILL SICK! Still puking nearly every day, and really exhausted. I'm 14.5 weeks, and I really thought I'd be more functional by now. I'm getting incredibly anxious about my field season (I'm a biologist), which starts Wednesday. I spent a half a day in the field on Friday and though I could power through most of the work, I was beyond spent for the rest of the day. I was so tired, it didn't feel 'right', you know? It wasn't the satisfying post-hard work tired, it was complete exhaustion. I am supervising people in the field soon and will be out all day, how will I cope? How can I say no to work when an endangered species and lots of people are counting on me? What if I push myself too hard?  

My leadership style is leading by example- I should do the hardest work, I should work the longest, but I physically cannot. 

When I try to talk to DH about it, he tries to console me by saying there's nothing I can do about it. Hmmmm... doesn't help. I feel like I need to come up with some sort of strategy for dealing with it and listening to my body for fear that I will push myself too hard. Thoughts?

 

How are you ladies feeling overall? I really didn't anticipate having such a hard pregnancy. I know every pregnancy is different, but I definitely feel like with multiples, it's worse. 

 

Basically. I'm freaked. Any advice?

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