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09-23-2013 05:08 PM
Adaline'sMama

~~~~This thread is great for reference, but we won't be adding any more people to it. Most of the ladies who were on this list have already had their babies. There is a new thread that is posted just above.~~~~~~~

09-20-2013 05:40 AM
boricua I'm having twin boys on December 10, 2013. I'm only 28 weeks and I'm soooo big already. I'm having a wonderful pregnancy but of course some of the aches and pains expected with pregnancy. I'm having pain in my sternum, and my stomach is extremely sensitive--it tickles and itches if I put clothes on. Anybody having these symptoms?
09-20-2013 01:07 AM
YuShan

Hi my name is Sarra

My partner and I are both 37

I think the babies are di/di, I am not familiar with these terms,  

The babies will be number 2 and 3 for us. 

They are both girls,

EDD and or planned birth timing? dispite doing a little (very little) research I have no idea what is meant by thease terms.  My babies will come when they are ready.

I don't live in America, so no state.

09-02-2013 07:50 AM
alysonsky

Name?  Alyson

You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 35 and 33

Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? di/di

What number of kids will is be for you? 2 and 3, but this is my first pregnancy. Adopted dd at birth 1/6/12.

Genders? We will be finding out! I can't wait.

EDD and or planned birth timing? 2/26/13. Hoping to make it to February break in the school year to buy myself an extra week home with the babies. 

State you live in? NH

 

08-22-2013 03:57 AM
lilacvioletiris

imalego2, come on over to http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374101/pregnant-with-twins-or-more-spring-summer-2013/300#post_17438426 where the chatting is happening.

08-16-2013 11:17 AM
imalego2 Just found out and joining the club!
02-10-2013 01:27 PM
brambleberry
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My last dr appt I was "easily" 3 cm and 80% effaced and he stripped my membranes. That was on Thursday. I'm wondering if that means I have already lost my mucous plug? I didn't think to ask my doctor when I was there. However today I am having an increase in discharge (sorry if tmi). I am so looking forward to meeting my baby girls and at the same time wanting them to be fully healthy and developed. Also so not looking forward to having to push out 2 babies! So many mixed emotions and on top of that I have been crying so much lately. I know my hormones are out of whack because I am usually not a crier. For those of you who have already given birth to your babes, do you mind sharing your symptoms leading up to labor actually starting? I will be 38 weeks on Thursday. 

I'm responding over in the new chat thread -->

02-10-2013 11:29 AM
~adorkable~

there is a new thread, lets move chat over there and let this one close up.

02-10-2013 10:54 AM
rblakley

My last dr appt I was "easily" 3 cm and 80% effaced and he stripped my membranes. That was on Thursday. I'm wondering if that means I have already lost my mucous plug? I didn't think to ask my doctor when I was there. However today I am having an increase in discharge (sorry if tmi). I am so looking forward to meeting my baby girls and at the same time wanting them to be fully healthy and developed. Also so not looking forward to having to push out 2 babies! So many mixed emotions and on top of that I have been crying so much lately. I know my hormones are out of whack because I am usually not a crier. For those of you who have already given birth to your babes, do you mind sharing your symptoms leading up to labor actually starting? I will be 38 weeks on Thursday. 

02-07-2013 06:32 AM
Quinalla I started a new thread for Spring/Summer here, but everyone is welcome to join in and if you want your info in the new thread and fall outside Spring/Summer, I'm happy to include everyone, just post an update!
02-07-2013 06:31 AM
Quinalla hug.gif Bailey, thinking about you and your family and I hope your babies keep doing well and can be home with you soon!
02-06-2013 06:26 PM
AngelBee I might hang here if you all dont mind. smile.gif Overwhelmed and could use some wise mama.

My babies are due July 28 and are number 8 and 9 for our children. Feel like I am starting all over and have no clue what I am doing. redface.gif
02-06-2013 05:38 PM
brambleberry

You can start one!  (or feel free to join in here until somebody else does smile.gif)

02-06-2013 05:15 PM
AngelBee Is there a thread like this for mamas due in summer 2013? smile.gif
02-01-2013 08:20 AM
SortaCrunchy

Kristin - WHOA. That is a lot to deal with. I am so sorry for the traumatic experience. I can only imagine how difficult that must be to process.

 

Sending lots of get-healthy-go-home vibes to Jase and Josie (LOVE THE NAMES!) and lots of be-gentle-take-care-of-yourself vibes to you, mama. May you find peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.

01-30-2013 09:07 PM
jessmn

wow that is a whirwind birth story! I'm glad they are improving so quickly, and hope they get to go home soon.

 

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If anyone is interested, the University of Washington has a Twin Registry with a lot of twin information. Under the For Twins section, you'll find info about the types of twins, studies they are working on and have completed, resources, and FAQ. My brother and I participate in the registry and I like to tell others about it. Plus, the website is new and so it was fun to read through all of the info. Thought you all might be interested!
 

www.uwtwinregistry.org/

01-30-2013 06:32 PM
baileyandmikey

Copied from my dd club...

 

 

I was due on Feb. 22nd, with frat.  Boy/girl twins.... but they had other plans. 

I Had preterm labor at 27 and 29 weeks, had steroid shots, etc then, then spent the next 60 plus days on bedrest. On Jan. 23rd. I was having contractions for about two days, and we decided to run to the hospital to get checked out . Turned out I was dilated, and effaced and was having contractions every 2-3 mins even though I was thinking they were 10 mins. apart. We had a new doctor, they checked the babies, and they were both head down. About 2 mins. after the ultrasound, Jase (boy) decided to flip and they saw it. So, we had an emergency csection in 30 mins. It was crazy.... a huge crazy confusing event. I wasn't able to get anyone there to be with us, we were kind of just lost.... they rushed me back, forced drugs into my system, pushed antibiotics thru my IV just in case, and it hurt like crazy!!!! Then they did the spinal and within just a few minutes they delivered the twins. Honestly, I've always wondered what people meant by "Traumatic Birth expereinces" But that is exactly what I had. The babies were lifted up for Jason and I to see and then rushed to the NICU, because despite their steriods, they had issues breathing. About 4 hours later, I was out of recovery, they wheeled me to the NICU to see the babies, and then to my room. It was crazy... and today I'm feeling all the emotions I've held in for a week. It's not easy not being able to take care of your kids and not being able to bring them home. 
 
I've never had a csection before, and I've always done natural birth. This birth was so fast, so rushed, so scary, it was something my dh and I had never imagined happening to us.  We are still questioning what happened, and wondering why.  I had said I'd do whatever needed to be done to keep the babies safe and healthy, but the birth was just a bit much, and I'm left wandering what happened.  We are going to be bringing up our concerns to the doctor when I go in two weeks for my check up.  

So, they are here.... Miss Josie Marie born Jan. 23rd at 11:40 pm, and Mr. Jase Henry born Jan. 23rd at 11:41. They are both still in the NICU. They are finally off of oxygen. Jase is nursing like a champ, and occasionally has to have a bottle. He is no longer on oxygen and is in an open crib, and is able to maintain his body temp. He does set his alarms off, with Bradys.... so he is there until he can stop having these. Josie on the other hand is still in an incubator. She is finally off oxygen but still has an NG tube for feeds. She has started to nurse, but she's really lazy and falls asleep during feeds and ends up having to be tube fed. She still sets off her alarms, and she is not able to maintain her body temp. So, we have a long way to go with her. They are both adorable and perfect in every way. Jase was 5 lbs 10oz and Josie was 5 lbs 3 oz. Now Jase is 5 lbs 3 oz and Josie is at 4 lbs 11 oz.
 
So, while they are here, I'm left in a state of shock and confusion.  We practice attachment parenting, which you can't do in a NICU.  We've had to sit back and just look at our babies.  Now that we can hold them, we do our best to hold them and be with them as much as possible.  I'm pumping milk and nursing as often as I can.  But we do have other kids at home, so we can't be there 24/7, and we can't stay overnight there every night.  So, we are relying on the nurses there to respect our parenting wishes.  We have had a few crappy nurses who have looked at us like we are crazy, but my husband has set them straight, explained to them we have 3 other children, and we know what we are doing.  He's had to explain to one nurse that if she mentioned circumsicion again, he'd call the head of the hosptial and have her fired  ;)  Needless to say, we are doing our best.  The babies are extremely quiet babies, they don't really cry, and they seem to be doing well in the NICU.  Which is good, because its so hard for me to leave them.   
 
So, anyways, I'm praying you all have a better birth experience then me....
01-29-2013 05:26 PM
brambleberry

rblakely - congrats on head-down babies!  If the BPP was good, I'd suspect that the measurements are maybe a little off?  I think it is normal for twins to slow down in growth somewhat, though.  Good luck, and keep us posted!

01-29-2013 12:32 PM
Quinalla
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Had a biophysical profile today today with measurements. Both babies are now in the 11th percentile at 5 lb 1 oz. But they are both head down again! YAY! I have an appointment on Thursday so we will see what my doc says about them dropping percentile. (down from 37th) I will be 36 weeks on Thursday. Does anybody have any experience with babies dropping percentiles? 
Glad they are both head down again, no experience with dropping percentiles but would be interested to hear what your doc has to say.
01-28-2013 05:36 PM
rblakley

Had a biophysical profile today today with measurements. Both babies are now in the 11th percentile at 5 lb 1 oz. But they are both head down again! YAY! I have an appointment on Thursday so we will see what my doc says about them dropping percentile. (down from 37th) I will be 36 weeks on Thursday. Does anybody have any experience with babies dropping percentiles? 

01-28-2013 10:31 AM
Quinalla Congrats colsxjack, those pictures are wonderful, especially the last one with DD holding them both smile.gif

If no one else wants to volunteer, I can start a new thread, but I will only guarantee regular updates until my twins arrive hopefully in mid-late May! After that, I will probably be MIA for awhile. Is that ok with you ladies or if someone else wants to do it, I'll be happy to let them do it instead.
01-27-2013 07:35 PM
mylilmonkeys

Great pictures!  Congratulations!!

01-26-2013 05:52 PM
withlittlelungs
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Oh, I'm so glad to hear that your Baby A made the flip to head down after 30 weeks! The best of luck to you. I'm in the same boat with my insurance and finding a webster certified chiropractor. I've spent a lot of time on the spinning babies website and every piece of workout equipment/yoga prop we own is being used for the sole purpose of trying to get these babies to turn. Are the breech tilt and inversion exercises the only two techniques you used? I'm thinking about trying moxibustion, but this is typically done a little later on in the pregnancy. I'll be 30 weeks on Friday and both babies have been transverse with their heads on the right side for months. I can get Baby B to move her head down out of my ribs by a few inches and then the next day it's right back in place. At least it forces me to have good posture because it's uncomfortable to slouch with her head in my liver, lol. 

Those are the only techniques I used. I did more inversion than tilt. I will be crossing my fingers and sending good vibes your way!

colsxjack- the boys are SOOOOOOO adorable!!!!!

01-26-2013 01:09 PM
colsxjack

Our boys. Lachlan and Kai. Di/di born Nov 27th 2012. 38w5d. 8lbs and 7lb6oz.

They are 7 weeks old in this picture.

 

 

Our 3.5 yr old DD Arden and her little brothers. She has been very loving with them. Although she isn't very cooperate at pictures these days.

 

 

Our DD meeting her brothers. She instantly wanted to hold them.
 

01-24-2013 03:58 PM
southernmommie

Got a question for you ladies. I have been feeling consistent frequent movements under my ribcage and in the middle below just there. Now everything I'm reading is saying that I shouldn't be measuring that high yet for twins at 12 weeks. This is my 6th successful pregnancy. It feels identical to first movements for my previous singletons just higher and only on the one side. The movements are always in the same spot. I feel them more often at night when I lay down in the bed. I'm not crazy am I?

01-24-2013 02:52 PM
SortaCrunchy

Hi and welcome, noramrubys!

01-24-2013 05:49 AM
normarubys Hi I am new to this thread. I am 23weeks pregnant with twins!
01-23-2013 09:30 AM
momma-bear
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Originally Posted by withlittlelungs View Post

I've done the breech tilt and the inversion exercise from spinning babies. There are no webster certified chiros that accept my insurance, and I can't afford to pay out of pocket. 
I've resorted to using my birthday wish to get him to turn. Ultrasound tomorrow. Crossing my fingers!

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that your Baby A made the flip to head down after 30 weeks! The best of luck to you. I'm in the same boat with my insurance and finding a webster certified chiropractor. I've spent a lot of time on the spinning babies website and every piece of workout equipment/yoga prop we own is being used for the sole purpose of trying to get these babies to turn. Are the breech tilt and inversion exercises the only two techniques you used? I'm thinking about trying moxibustion, but this is typically done a little later on in the pregnancy. I'll be 30 weeks on Friday and both babies have been transverse with their heads on the right side for months. I can get Baby B to move her head down out of my ribs by a few inches and then the next day it's right back in place. At least it forces me to have good posture because it's uncomfortable to slouch with her head in my liver, lol. 

01-22-2013 08:22 PM
~adorkable~

hiya ladies, im thinking someone should think about starting that pregnant with multiples in 2013 or something similar soon. since I'm sure Holly has her hands full, she may not be around to update the roster on this thread and stuffs.

 

any takers?

01-22-2013 04:04 PM
brambleberry
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I'm feeling like I"m already having Braxton Hicks. I get them with all my pregnancies, but not normally until 3rd trimester. So feeling them now was kinda a shocker. But it was after a day that I was walking around for about 3-4 hours. Probably shouldn't have done that.

I had a day of BH in first tri and a pretty intense day of BH in 2nd tri, at 14.5 weeks.  Both instances seemed clearly linked to uterine growth spurts.  I forget when exactly they started up for real.  Maybe around 28 or 30 weeks.

 

rblakley - so sorry the babies flipped on you!  I hope they do go back to vertex soon.  I haven't had as much trouble with the NST as you're describing, but the last two times the nurses have had a really hard time getting a consistent reading on baby A.  They'll get her for a few seconds and then she moves away from the monitor.  She's a little behind baby B which makes it hard to get a good angle on her.  Today we finally got enough good accelerations from her and just needed 6 minutes more strip, and suddenly my nurse had to run off to help with a delivery next door (it's a really small hospital).  So my hopes for a reasonable length test were dashed, but I was glad to see that the nurses had their priorities straight.

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