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View Poll Results: What number babies are your twins?
#1 (and #2) 36 27.48%
#2 (and #3) 32 24.43%
#3 (and #4) 34 25.95%
#4 (and #5) 11 8.40%
#5 (and #6) 3 2.29%
#6 or more 2 1.53%
I don't have twins, I just like hanging out at the mults forum. 13 9.92%
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#1 of 47 Old 07-10-2008, 10:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Mine are #1 and #2. Then I had two singletons. I have to say, having a singleton after having twins was a piece of cake! I'm a little in awe of the moms who have twins after a singleton.

(And then of course the moms who have twins twice, they're just

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Number 5 and 6 around here! They are wellllll loved little people!
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#2 and #3

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#3 & #4 for us!

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3 and 4 for me, too!

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#2 and #3 for us, and "thankfully" my DD1 is so extreme in her personality, that twins is still easier than her, lol! It does seem like a singleton after twins would be a walk in the park, though!
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#s 1 and 2 for me : and I'm a single mama by choice! :gulp:

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#5 and #6

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I can't vote twice but mine are #3 & #4 and #5 & #6.

Heather, Army wife & Mama to M (10), J (9), L & S (my HBAC babies are 7!), N & R (5), and A (born 11/30/12 UBA2C)
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Whoa, Heather-- that just makes me want to give you a hug!

Mine are 4 and 5.

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mine are 3+4. heather you are going to be soooo busy!!!!

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I can't vote twice but mine are #3 & #4 and #5 & #6.
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Awww, Heather, I should have made a special category for you (and I know we have another mom around here who has 2 sets).

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Yes, I need a special category for the clinically insane.

Heather, Army wife & Mama to M (10), J (9), L & S (my HBAC babies are 7!), N & R (5), and A (born 11/30/12 UBA2C)
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#3 and 4...
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#1 and #2. I'm sure I would be the 1:3000 who has two sets, so I think they are also my last. Of course once they get out of baby stage I know I will miss it . . .

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#3 & #4 - I'm afraid my older two will grow up with the impression that babies only come in pairs!
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#2 and #3 for us, and "thankfully" my DD1 is so extreme in her personality, that twins is still easier than her, lol! It does seem like a singleton after twins would be a walk in the park, though!

That's good to hear! My DD1 is also, uh, "extreme" so I like to think these these next two will be nice, mellow little babies that like to calm each other down! LOL, suuuure, that's gonna happen! :

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Mine are 1, 2, and probably onlies.

I met an old HS friend yesterday who has a 6-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy and twin 14-month-old girls. She said she was really glad she had the twins last, because she was more prepared and less neurotic about it, so it was easier on everyone.

Then again, she also said she bit one of the girls on the hand to try and get her to stop biting her sister.

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Mine are 2 and 3 for us. Our older dd was 28 months when the twins were born.
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That's good to hear! My DD1 is also, uh, "extreme" so I like to think these these next two will be nice, mellow little babies that like to calm each other down! LOL, suuuure, that's gonna happen! :
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#3 and #4

I agree having them after singletons has made it a little easier. I know what not to worry and stress about. It is hard to take care of everyone's needs, but at least I don't have the stressing about what is normal or not.

Although these are likely our last children, I can't help thinking a couple more kids one at a time would be a piece of cake, LOL
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#3 and #4

I agree having them after singletons has made it a little easier. I know what not to worry and stress about. It is hard to take care of everyone's needs, but at least I don't have the stressing about what is normal or not.
#3 & 4 here too and although we're only 3 weeks into it I kind of feel the same.

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#'s 1 and 2 here, and so far my only. I'm afraid that one baby will seem like a piece of cake for us
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#3 & #4

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I agree having them after singletons has made it a little easier. I know what not to worry and stress about. It is hard to take care of everyone's needs, but at least I don't have the stressing about what is normal or not.
Mine are #2 and #3 and this is how I feel too!
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#2 and #3 for us, and "thankfully" my DD1 is so extreme in her personality, that twins is still easier than her, lol! It does seem like a singleton after twins would be a walk in the park, though!
Wait, so you live at my house? Ditto here. This pg, is also a singleton.

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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I hate when I have to pick which set to vote for! But I voted for the less popular one, #4 (and #5). I had twins with #1 (and #2) as well.

Mama to Hannah & Hailey 1/5/02 C.J. 2/18/03 Anthony & Jamie 3/23/05 Chuck 10/9/08 42-week Sam 8/9/10 Mae 4/22/12
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#3 and #4 here

In some ways it was easier having parented before, although my #1 was incredibly mellow and that spoiled me. #2 was "high needs" to balance out that experience. When we found out we were having twins I was just hoping that we didn't get two like my older son. So far we seem to get mellow girls and less mellow boys, at least as babies.
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Number one and two here.

I had their sister when they were 21 months old.

I don't have a comparison, but I feel having the twins first was worlds easier than having a singleton and then twins.
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#1 & 2 here.
At nearly 3-1/2 they are still *way* more work than the baby, though they do wake up at night less often than he does.

My best friend has a friend who had a 3 year old and they twins, then I had 3 year old twins then a baby & we each swear the other had it harder. Having some parenting experience under your belt may make it easier in some ways, but two newborns, even if they're still mellow, have a lot of needs & it seems to me that it must be a hard adjustment for the older child, especially if there's just one and s/he is young.

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