What would you say are the biggest differences between carrying 1 vs. 2? I've always been curious what it would be like to have twins.
It's been a lot harder on my body since about week 30, increased pelvic pressure, backache (though that has been much better since they have been vertex/vertex) also the "high risk" label makes dealing with care providers a pain.
Do twins run in your family or was this a complete surprise?
COMPLETE suprise. We weren't even going to do an ultrasound, but DH convinced me to do just one. It was torture being in there for 45 mins while she got her measurments before I could tell DH! The only twins on my moms side of the family are ID, so that shouldn't affect my odds.
I have an awful memory, have you already mentioned what work you do?
I am a retail manager of a cell phone store. Doesn't sound like much but I was pretty proud to be the youngest manager ever in the company, and a female one at that. Of course just months after getting the promotion I told them I was pregnant- with twins- and would be leaving for over a year.. oops.
What is your favorite thing about motherhood?
How much I have learned. I have learned more about my body and myself in getting ready for birth than I ever would have otherwise. And I learn things from my 2 year old daily. He is an extremely smart child, and sometimes you need a child's perspective to see things clearly. And the ability to get excited over silly things again.. it's kinda refreshing to be able to sing and dance when my son wants to use the potty, or when we decide to make a snack, or really all the time hahaha...
Thanks for the questions, this is so much fun!