From the incredibly helpful reading I've done here today, it seems we've found out very early. I'm 7w along, as of last Sat.
Is there anything special I should be doing to help these guys in the first trimester? I'd love to know! I am so happy to be here!
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
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Eat and gain weight. Lots and lots o'protein.
Drink water. Drink like you have never drank before!
Sleep. Sleep now, a lot, while you can!!
Relax and do whatever you enjoy now because you will be a busy mama to TWO adorable babes sooner than you know!
And CONGRATULATIONS! While parenting twins has been hard at times, it has been just as rewarding. There is nothing like two beautiful faces looking up at you with adoring eyes. : :
I also highly recommend Dr. Luke's book. I found out at 9-weeks that I was carrying two precious babies. They are now 4 1/2 () and the shock still hasn't worn off. Congrats on your WONDERFUL news and enjoy the ride!! :
What everyone else said is great advice. One other thing that I can think of is that I started getting a lot more tired a lot sooner, and now at 34 weeks it is hard to get anything accomplished. So get your planning and preparation done earlier.
Also, I read Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble and it was excellant and came highly recommended by my midwife.
It helped at lunch time to know that I HAD to eat --
I have had NO appetite in recent days, even on the days I'm not feeling so sick. My weight is down a few pounds, and not from being sick, more a complete aversion to all things edible...I'll just keep rereading these posts, and I'll have dh read them so he can remind me to eat.
...going to get some water now, feeling very thankful for all of you...
who is still dreading the terrible twos
I 15th the suggestions: lots of protien, lots of water, eat eat eat. I gained 60 lbs with my twins. I'm still trying to take it off 3+ years (and 2 more pregnancies) later, but you really do need to gain a bit more w/ twins.
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
I found out last week at 5 weeks we are having twins I go back next week to check again. (we jsut saw 2 sacs and the yolk sacs. ) I am due mid feb I am excited but this will make 8 babies for us (4 are mine 2 are my SO) So its shocking to say the least!!
I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old