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Is anyone here working on a birth plan? I downloaded a template from Karen Gromada but I'm not sure about it. Right now both babies are breech and big and according to the OB might be running out of room and time to flip, so I'm trying to think about c-sections and when to do an epidural and what that experience would be like.


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I haven't worked one up yet, but I liked the one in this thread and planned to use most of it with a few revisions: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367373/twin-birth-plan

I hope your babies flip for you Jess! I'm worried mine are going to end up transverse as they seem to like that position the best, but mine definitely still have room to move as they move around noticeably just about every day.

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jessmn how far along are you? Acacia, my baby B flipped from vertex to breech at 37 weeks. I was still able to do a vaginal birth since Cambrie, Baby A, was vertex. I was just so amazed that they had enough room to flip that far along.


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I just got a bunch of tops from Old Navy on sale too. The ruched side ones (3/4 sleeve) are crazy long!  I am only 24 weeks, so I may need the room, but for now they are hitting me mid-thigh (I am 5'8").  I was keeping in mind the need for length and bought all the ones the reviewers were complaining were too long, haha.

 

We are now re-envisioning our birth plan.  We had been planning a home birth, but once we found out about twins, that's not an option.  Our midwives do hospital births too,at a hospital that's baby friendly and pretty naturally minded, but all the logistics are so overwhelming... specifically the care for our older boys.  I really loved everything about my last home birth and I'm mourning that loss this time.  

 

This cool youtube video on multiple natural birth is inspiring me:

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I haven't worked one up yet, but I liked the one in this thread and planned to use most of it with a few revisions: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367373/twin-birth-plan

I hope your babies flip for you Jess! I'm worried mine are going to end up transverse as they seem to like that position the best, but mine definitely still have room to move as they move around noticeably just about every day.

oh yes I remember someone had posted one recently! I'll take a look at that one. I'm so on the fence about a lot of the procedures and monitoring and whatnot - I guess I just don't know enough about a lot of it. My doula is going to help walk me through what a lot of it means, though.

 

I hope they do, too! They seem to move around a lot, but I can't tell if they are flipping. Luckily of the two, A is the super active one so at least he has the best chance of flipping.

 

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jessmn how far along are you? Acacia, my baby B flipped from vertex to breech at 37 weeks. I was still able to do a vaginal birth since Cambrie, Baby A, was vertex. I was just so amazed that they had enough room to flip that far along.

wow 37 weeks so there is hope! I think my mom said my brother flipped around then, too, from breech to vertex (we're twins). I'll be 31 weeks this Sunday. That must have been quite the experience for B to do a whole flip with so little room. Babies are measuring pretty big so I guess the doc thought that I was running out of room, but I just don't know what's possible. Even our twins class instructor said they like to see twins in the ideal positions by now. But I'm hoping that because A is really active, he'll be more likely to move where we need him to be.


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I just got a bunch of tops from Old Navy on sale too. The ruched side ones (3/4 sleeve) are crazy long!  I am only 24 weeks, so I may need the room, but for now they are hitting me mid-thigh (I am 5'8").  I was keeping in mind the need for length and bought all the ones the reviewers were complaining were too long, haha.

We are now re-envisioning our birth plan.  We had been planning a home birth, but once we found out about twins, that's not an option.  Our midwives do hospital births too,at a hospital that's baby friendly and pretty naturally minded, but all the logistics are so overwhelming... specifically the care for our older boys.  I really loved everything about my last home birth and I'm mourning that loss this time.  

This cool youtube video on multiple natural birth is inspiring me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50&feature=player_embedded#!
Love that video!

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A "fun" story:

 

The last couple days I have been waking up in the early morning not feeling so hot - shaky, sweaty, nauseous, etc. It happened this morning and I was paranoid about preterm labor and what was going on anyways so we went in. I think we got there around 5am. Of course they hooked me up to every monitor known to man and ran a million tests. It happened again while we were there, and I got sick. Then it happened again but luckily I didn't get sick :) They checked my blood pressure during it the second time and it was 58/34.

Every test came back normal, so they weren't 100% sure what was going on. It could be that I am sleeping funny and was laying funny while there and the babies were pressing on an important artery. My mom had that and was on bed rest for the last of her pregnancy with my brother and me. The other idea is that I'm not getting enough protein before bed, which makes sense because I have been less hungry in general lately so I'm obviously not getting the ideal amount of protein. Or iron, although I'm now taking iron supplements (did I tell you guys my doctor's office ran my iron several weeks ago and never called to tell me it was low?! And here I am walking around like a zombie the whole time). And I had to have an IV after the second episode!! Never had one of those and really don't want to again, ick.

In good news they ran a test to see if I would have babies in the next two weeks, fetal fibronectin test. If the test comes back negative, it means there was no traces of this "glue" that holds the amniotic sac to the uterus, so it's 99.2% sure that you won't have them in the next two weeks. Mine came back negative, woohoo!

My goal is to continue with my new iron supplement, continue drinking as much water as possible, and up the protein. I calculated what I regularly eat (although nowadays that I'm less hungry I might not eat the yogurt, or almonds, or we might not have chicken for dinner or something like that) and am getting about 118 grams of protein a day, and the recommended amount for twins is 130-170. So I've got to figure out how to up that and just remind myself to eat even if I'm not hungry...Here's what I regularly eat:

 

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oatmeal 4g

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greek yogurt 14g

string cheese 8g

cottage cheese 14g

almonds 8g

protein bar 10g

apples and peanut butter 7g (in pb)

  • lunch -

usually includes 1/2 a chicken breast 15g

  • dinner -

usually includes 1/2 a chicken breast 15g

  • before bed -

protein shake before bed 23g

mixed in 2% milk 8g

 

Any tips for getting more protein in?
 


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Sorry about your BP dropping, though I'm glad it happened while you were at the doctor so they could see it!

I would definitely at least add a snack between lunch and dinner. I finally gotten to the point of less hunger this past weekend so I've been reminding myself to eat. I also seem to be able to eat extra in the morning, so I try to eat something small before I leave (like a string cheese or toast with liversausage) and then pick something up to eat when I get to work too, so I have sort of a pre-breakfast snack plus a snack between each meal and a snack before bed. If you like cereal, Kashi & probably others have some good high protein cereals, sometimes I'll even add some protein powder to them to boost a bit more if you can find one you like (I find vanilla flavored ones usually are the best). I also find greek yogurt ice cream can be a nice tasty way to get some protein in when you really aren't feeling like anything else.

I had a dream about giving birth to the twins last night, so that was interesting! I also got to see my belly moving last night during some powerful kicks, so that was fun. MFM tomorrow, hopefully everything continues to be ok. I need to try and get there early and talk billing with them though, every appointment has been billed weirdly and differently from them and my insurance is paying all for one and almost none for the next so I need to get them billing things consistently in an insurance-paying way! Though I'm almost ready to just throw up my hands (I've called my insurance co so many times this pregnancy, ugh) as I'm sure we'll hit the deductible this year regardless and then they will pay for everything anyway, ugh!

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Sorry about your BP dropping, though I'm glad it happened while you were at the doctor so they could see it!

I would definitely at least add a snack between lunch and dinner. I finally gotten to the point of less hunger this past weekend so I've been reminding myself to eat. I also seem to be able to eat extra in the morning, so I try to eat something small before I leave (like a string cheese or toast with liversausage) and then pick something up to eat when I get to work too, so I have sort of a pre-breakfast snack plus a snack between each meal and a snack before bed. If you like cereal, Kashi & probably others have some good high protein cereals, sometimes I'll even add some protein powder to them to boost a bit more if you can find one you like (I find vanilla flavored ones usually are the best). I also find greek yogurt ice cream can be a nice tasty way to get some protein in when you really aren't feeling like anything else.

I had a dream about giving birth to the twins last night, so that was interesting! I also got to see my belly moving last night during some powerful kicks, so that was fun. MFM tomorrow, hopefully everything continues to be ok. I need to try and get there early and talk billing with them though, every appointment has been billed weirdly and differently from them and my insurance is paying all for one and almost none for the next so I need to get them billing things consistently in an insurance-paying way! Though I'm almost ready to just throw up my hands (I've called my insurance co so many times this pregnancy, ugh) as I'm sure we'll hit the deductible this year regardless and then they will pay for everything anyway, ugh!

 

I guess I should have spaced out my foods better, I do eat a bunch between lunch and dinner, it just depends on what I haven't already eaten between breakfast and lunch :) I hadn't thought of adding protein powder to cereal. Sometimes I'll eat that before bed, so that would be a good boost, too.

 

haha! I'm impressed you had a dream about twins! In my dreams there is only one, I don't think my brain can handle two yet :) Or maybe there are two - mostly my dreams consist of me leaving a baby somewhere and then later wondering if someone should be feeding it or changing its diaper. So maybe those are two babies left in different places :P

 

My insurance has been good to me so far. I have already met my deductible so I should be pretty good to go the rest of the pregnancy, although I have to clarify what they cover with regards to hospital visits like mine yesterday, and then the hospital visit for when the babies come. The wording in their official documents is confusing!


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Yeah, insurance is very confusing! I think I have it all sorted out now, doesn't sound like they can change the way they bill, but oh well, I'm going to meet my deductible soon most likely and definitely once I give birth, so I'm just going to not worry about it.

MFM appointment went really well, the doctor said she wished all the twins they saw were this well behaved smile.gif I'm 28w5d and Baby our girl is 3lb2oz and Baby B our boy is 3lb4oz, A is breech and B is vertex and they are facing each other right now which was cute, so that is good progress from both being transverse most of the time, hopefully A will flip and B will stay put! Cervix still looks great and they said they won't even check it next time as they don't usually check it after 32 weeks unless I'm having lots of pressure or whatever, they'll just check sizes and whatnot again in 4 weeks. So hopefully they keep growing well, they are still ~1-2 weeks ahead which is good.

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oh man, insurance is so crazy. i almost lost my mind trying to figure out if we would have 2 new deductibles and out of pocket maximums to meet once the babies are born. it turns out we only have one more deductible & out of pocket max - the second baby is free! (well, not totally free but at least in that regard) it took me hours and hours of phone calls to get someone to actually confirm that. 

 

jess - how are you feeling today? i would suggest switching to steel cut oats instead of regular oatmeal for extra protein. and if you're eating a carb alongside your chicken, you could swap it out for quinoa, which has extra protein. your snacks look a lot like my list! that BP is crazy low! i hope you're doing well.


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oh man, insurance is so crazy. i almost lost my mind trying to figure out if we would have 2 new deductibles and out of pocket maximums to meet once the babies are born. it turns out we only have one more deductible & out of pocket max - the second baby is free! (well, not totally free but at least in that regard) it took me hours and hours of phone calls to get someone to actually confirm that. 

 

jess - how are you feeling today? i would suggest switching to steel cut oats instead of regular oatmeal for extra protein. and if you're eating a carb alongside your chicken, you could swap it out for quinoa, which has extra protein. your snacks look a lot like my list! that BP is crazy low! i hope you're doing well.

hm I didn't even think about that with twins and insurance. I'm going to have to call and ask now, too! Wait - don't you have Group Health? Maybe you did the legwork for me :)

 

I'm okay - I've felt super bloated since the visit - anyone think that could be the IV fluid? Or maybe a coincidence. My belly feels so giant and tight, but when I poke it, it's squishy. I think the babies definitely moved to different positions because I am feeling them less, which has me worried but I'm trying not to freak out. They used to be so jumpy and active. I think we made them mad with all the monitoring and following them around at triage. And if they moved, I can see how I would feel their regular movements differently. I also can see how if I'm bloated I would feel them less.

 

I will look into steel cut oats, thanks, and I completely forgot about quinoa! Yeah that's what people are telling me about the BP. I'm trying not to think about it! And that was the 2nd episode where I didn't even throw up, who knows what it was during the first. hm.


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I have a combo aetna/group health insurance (uhm, it is a big mess), and this was on the aetna side of things. but i think the trick is to look at the family maximum deductible and family out of pocket max. 


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oh goodness I have another update.

 

I had a NST today and while babies were doing great, I was having a lot of contractions (half of which I didn't feel, half I felt a tightening). The nurse called my doc and he came over to visit and talk in person (I was very happy about that) and sent me off for a cervix length ultrasound check. That turned out to be normal (woo!) but they checked the positions of the babies and Baby A is breech with his butt stuck in my pelvis and Baby B is transverse/breech. Their little heads are together which I think it pretty adorable.

 

At any rate, I'm feeling very disappointed because I have never had any kind of surgery and I'm terrified of hospitals and I don't want to have a c section. I'm 31 weeks and 5 days and last we knew (28 week growth ultrasound) babies were measuring quite a bit ahead, not leaving much room for them to move. I have another growth ultrasound next week.

(I'm just letting myself mope for a minute here. I know there are some things I can do to help them flip and that a c section is not the end of the world.)
 


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Jess, I hope your babies flip for you soon! Sounds like they are still moving around in there some though even if they aren't getting in the right spots so that's something, c'mon babies you can do it! I'm the same as you, I don't want a C/S either, I'm a little bit nervous about it though I know it would be fine if I had to have one, but I just don't want to deal with the anesthesia (I react strongly to it as in I puke a lot and I tend to get knocked out hard from a light dose) or the recovery. My vaginal birth recovery was easy and I want that again and I also want another vaginal birth as this will be my last and it was such a powerful experience for me smile.gif

I do love when their heads are together, it's the cutest smile.gif Glad to hear the babies are doing well!

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Jess, have you considered finding a chiropractor who has experience doing Webster technique on twins? There's one here in my small southern city, so I'm guessing you should have some options in Seattle. I've heard that with twins especially, chiros want to see patients sooner rather than later if you're trying to make them flip. Good luck!
 


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AngelBee, your babies are adorable! 

 

Jess, I really hope the babies flip! Come on, babies! You can do it! Did the doctor give you any kind of timeline because of your contractions? 

 

My own, unrelated news - I passed my 1hr glucose test (yay!) and anemia test (yay again!). People keep telling me how small I look for someone who is carrying twins, and I know they mean it as a complement, but I am starting to freak out more and more that the babies might be too small, so now I am not so happy anymore to hear that I look so tiny :( My doctor so far hasn't been concerned with my weight gain, since she says that she expects the twins to be smaller than regular babies. But I don't want them to be small - don't want to think of a NICU as a given! We'll have our 28 week appointment next week, so I'll grill her about this issue again. 


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So cute AngelBee smile.gif

sophigirl, congrats on passing your tests lol.gif I would take what people say with a grain of salt. I've had people say I'll never make it to May and others say that I don't look that big eyesroll.gif I would talk to your doctor though, I don't want my twins to be small either so I've been very pleased that mine are measuring ahead by ~2 weeks, did they give you any estimated weights from any ultrasounds yet? How's your protein intake? I haven't had too much problem with eating enough until this past week because I've been pretty ravenous, but I know that isn't the case for everyone so it can be hard to get enough food in.

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Alina, People can't tell the health of your pregnancy by looking at you and different women carry different ways. I hate when people act like medical professionals based on amateurish evaluations of your body. As if we are not already worrying about 12 million things. Just ask your doc to reassure you. 

 

 

Jess - I am excited for the point when I get really hungry! 14w and still very food averse. How are those multiple classes going? We were talking about figuring out if we could make their schedule (it's kind of drive, but maybe worth it?) so I'd be interested in hearing your feedback! 


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Jess, have you considered finding a chiropractor who has experience doing Webster technique on twins? There's one here in my small southern city, so I'm guessing you should have some options in Seattle. I've heard that with twins especially, chiros want to see patients sooner rather than later if you're trying to make them flip. Good luck!
 

I'm going to look into it - a bunch of people have been recommending it to me. I don't think my chiropractor must know it since he hasn't brought it up, but I haven't said anything about breech babies, either.

 

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Jess, I hope your babies flip for you soon! Sounds like they are still moving around in there some though even if they aren't getting in the right spots so that's something, c'mon babies you can do it! I'm the same as you, I don't want a C/S either, I'm a little bit nervous about it though I know it would be fine if I had to have one, but I just don't want to deal with the anesthesia (I react strongly to it as in I puke a lot and I tend to get knocked out hard from a light dose) or the recovery. My vaginal birth recovery was easy and I want that again and I also want another vaginal birth as this will be my last and it was such a powerful experience for me smile.gif

I do love when their heads are together, it's the cutest smile.gif Glad to hear the babies are doing well!

 

jeez I hope they do, too! I was so disappointed, and I could even hear the disappointment in the tech's voice when she told me. I think they are still doing quite a bit of moving - I feel more than just jabs and kicks, anyways. I've never had anesthesia but I have a feeling I would react strongly to it - drugs in general tend to affect me that way and I have a queasy stomach. I have heard so much about birth being powerful, and I don't want to miss out on that (we are 99.9% sure these are the only kiddos in our future!)

 

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AngelBee, your babies are adorable! 

 

Jess, I really hope the babies flip! Come on, babies! You can do it! Did the doctor give you any kind of timeline because of your contractions? 

 

My own, unrelated news - I passed my 1hr glucose test (yay!) and anemia test (yay again!). People keep telling me how small I look for someone who is carrying twins, and I know they mean it as a complement, but I am starting to freak out more and more that the babies might be too small, so now I am not so happy anymore to hear that I look so tiny :( My doctor so far hasn't been concerned with my weight gain, since she says that she expects the twins to be smaller than regular babies. But I don't want them to be small - don't want to think of a NICU as a given! We'll have our 28 week appointment next week, so I'll grill her about this issue again. 

He didn't say. I just called now actually because my contractions have been continuing but not changing in severity or increasing, and he said to just take it easy and stay super hydrated. He says I can go on bedrest if I want and he'll write it up, so I think that is what I'll do. I don't want to risk them coming early! My cervical length was 2.9 which he seemed happy with for twins (I haven't researched it or been able to talk to him in person yet). I just want them to stay in until April! Come onnnnnn, April!

 

haha a lot of people told me how small I was at first. Now they definitely don't (all I get are, "you must be due any day now!") but I know what you mean, it made me feel a little worried. I don't think anyone should expect twins to be smaller in that way, maybe when they are born but not yet - mine are on the high end of growth (93rd and 86th percentiles at our 28 week check), but I have heard they taper off growth towards the end, which is why you want to front load it. I'm hoping for some chunk to the babies so they can maintain their body temperatures! How much weight have you gained?

 

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Jess - I am excited for the point when I get really hungry! 14w and still very food averse. How are those multiple classes going? We were talking about figuring out if we could make their schedule (it's kind of drive, but maybe worth it?) so I'd be interested in hearing your feedback! 

 

ugh I think food and I didn't get along until maybe 16 or 18 weeks, and I was on Zofran so who knows. The whole 1st trimester and going into the 2nd was definitely the worst for me. Then it picked up and I felt amazing, and now I still feel generally great but huge and tired!

 

They are really good, I'm really happy we're taking them. Neither of us knows anything about pregnancy, delivery, or babies in general, so it's definitely informative and helps us feel more empowered. The UW course is supposed to be the best one (Swedish offers one as well). We have gotten to know the other couples in the class and everyone shares how they are doing and converses throughout the class. Every week a different couple brings something healthy to eat, like a mini dinner! It's great to hear others' questions that you might not have thought of or feel stupid for asking (and then I feel less stupid asking what is probably a stupid question!) Pretty frequently a guest family comes with their twins - we've had a family with two year olds and a family with 8 month olds come, and it was great to hear their pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences, and how different they are, and of course see how they handle twins at those ages. The preterm labor class was really informative, and then we had one about labor and delivery in general and last week was labor and delivery of twins. I would say it's a bit more medical-oriented than, say, the Mothering community here, but it's a really good discussion of options for labor and delivery and understanding what those options mean (like if you don't get an epidural but Baby B is or becomes breech). The classes get out at about 9pm, and it's a bit of a drive for us - we usually get home by 10pm. Everyone else in the class lives in the Seattle area so I'm sure it's less of a hassle for them. We just get something to eat on the way home or eat quickly once home and go to bed. It's not too bad for once a week.

 

Also, if you want to take the series but aren't sure about the overlap of dates with your schedules or babies' arrival dates, they let you sign up for one and then contact the instructor and you can come to some classes in the earlier series. We had one class where two women who are signed up for the next class came to ours, and one of them is going to come to a few more of our classes rather than those same classes when her series begins.


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So I have been considering using cloth diapers with the twins, although I used disposables with my first 2 babies.  I was really hoping to EC (before I found out it was twins) but I don't know how I'll have the time to do it.  Is it worth the hassle of figuring out the new laundry system and all the extra work that comes with c/ds?  I've had several people tell me it's not much more work but I'm thinking ANY extra work will be too much!  Thoughts?
 

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mrandmrs, hopefully you will hit that hungry point soon, I know it took me longer this time to feel out of the first trimester, I assume the extra hormones did that.

Jess, the class sounds good, wish we had something around here like that! Glad your doc isn't worried about the contractions, sounds like they aren't causing trouble.

2babies2kidsmom, I intended to try cd with my DD, but I was too overwhelmed to even think about it at the start. If I hadn't gone back to work, I might have tried it as she got older, but it seemed like it would be a huge pain with daycare, pumping was enough of a hassle! It would save a lot of $$ for sure though and I don't think it really is that much more work and folks definitely have done it, even with twins.

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We used a diaper service early on, which was huge. I don't think we could have juggled everything in the beginning. But we cloth diapered our twins and did very very partial EC (put them on the potty for diaper changes when we felt like it) from the beginning. By a year we were setting them on the potty first thing when they woke up and wound up catching most poops. Which is to say, full-time EC is a lot a lot a work with twins, but you can add elements of it and might get benefits. (and when we didn't feel like it, we dropped it completely, then picked it up when we felt like it again) We had a couple of hand-me-down potties, but no other equipment. (I know some people get big into the equipment)

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We're going with a cloth diaper service. It's $27 every week for 140 diapers (what they suggest for newborn twins) and they drop off and pick up once a week. It includes two cans and two liners, and we just have to put the diapers straight from the babies into the cans, no rinsing or anything. It seems like a reasonable price for low hassle, but we'll see how it goes!
 


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We're doing CD with ours - almost 4 weeks into it now.  I don't feel like it's that much extra.  Most of the work is hanging them up to dry since we don't have a dryer - line drying is way cheaper but I don't think it's worth it anymore :p


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Brambleberry,

Im glad to hear you say that. We are about to start clothing. Our girls were just so little that the diapers have been too big on them. My "start date" for Cding is April 1st, and Im hoping to line dry- we'll see. I have to at least line dry my covers, Ive already destroyed covers once before by using the dryer. 


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This is what we are doing. I think it is 24/wk here for same deal. I am excited. smile.gif
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We're going with a cloth diaper service. It's $27 every week for 140 diapers (what they suggest for newborn twins) and they drop off and pick up once a week. It includes two cans and two liners, and we just have to put the diapers straight from the babies into the cans, no rinsing or anything. It seems like a reasonable price for low hassle, but we'll see how it goes!

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We're doing CD with ours - almost 4 weeks into it now.  I don't feel like it's that much extra.  Most of the work is hanging them up to dry since we don't have a dryer - line drying is way cheaper but I don't think it's worth it anymore :p

 

Brambleberry, I am planning on line-drying mine, too - several friends who are doing CD told me that it's actually better for the diapers. The sun is supposed to bleach them and do other good things for them :) Incidentally, do you have an HE washer or a regular kind? I have HE, and worry that the amount of water involved in the washing process might not be enough for flushing all the detergent out.

 

 

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I wish we had your good deal here! I got hopeful after reading your post, and looked into local service pricing - here it's more like $80 a month, and that's for the regular amount (not twins) of diapers :(


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AngelBee, your babies are adorable! 

 

Jess, I really hope the babies flip! Come on, babies! You can do it! Did the doctor give you any kind of timeline because of your contractions? 

 

My own, unrelated news - I passed my 1hr glucose test (yay!) and anemia test (yay again!). People keep telling me how small I look for someone who is carrying twins, and I know they mean it as a complement, but I am starting to freak out more and more that the babies might be too small, so now I am not so happy anymore to hear that I look so tiny :( My doctor so far hasn't been concerned with my weight gain, since she says that she expects the twins to be smaller than regular babies. But I don't want them to be small - don't want to think of a NICU as a given! We'll have our 28 week appointment next week, so I'll grill her about this issue again. 

He didn't say. I just called now actually because my contractions have been continuing but not changing in severity or increasing, and he said to just take it easy and stay super hydrated. He says I can go on bedrest if I want and he'll write it up, so I think that is what I'll do. I don't want to risk them coming early! My cervical length was 2.9 which he seemed happy with for twins (I haven't researched it or been able to talk to him in person yet). I just want them to stay in until April! Come onnnnnn, April!

 

haha a lot of people told me how small I was at first. Now they definitely don't (all I get are, "you must be due any day now!") but I know what you mean, it made me feel a little worried. I don't think anyone should expect twins to be smaller in that way, maybe when they are born but not yet - mine are on the high end of growth (93rd and 86th percentiles at our 28 week check), but I have heard they taper off growth towards the end, which is why you want to front load it. I'm hoping for some chunk to the babies so they can maintain their body temperatures! How much weight have you gained?

Jess, any news on your contractions? 

 

To answer your question, I started out with normal BMI, and gained 28 lbs so far. I feel like I'm eating all the time, too...


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