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about 20+ weeks. I thought I would intro early incase I have any questions pregnancy related.<br><br>
I found out right after Christmas we were expecting twins. I am now 15w1d. The babies have seperate sacs, but the doc couldn't tell about the placenta(s). He doesn't have great equipment in his office <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I will see a peri on Mar 13th for the Level II. We will have more concrete answers at that time.<br><br>
Both ultrasounds thus far showed two strongheart beats and babies of about equal size. The doc didn't measure, he was just looking for the heartbeats.<br><br>
The shock has mostly worn off and I have finally started to get excited. I am still nervous about possible complications and preterm delivery. But I am working hard to make plans for every possibility.<br><br>
I look forward to getting to know you all.
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You will find tons of great info here! Congratulations!
 

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Congratulations!!! The twin shock is pretty amazing, isn't it?? A friend of mine said her response was "Oh-no-how-wonderful" -- both feelings are completely normal. The "how are we going to do this" and the "isn't this awesome!"<br><br>
ASk any questions you have. THe mamas here are amazing!<br><br>
Welcome!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Congrats! Read up on nutrition for multiple pregnancies - that will help tremendously on carrying these two full term.
 

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Congratulations! I know just how you must feel. DH and I found our our baby is actually two at a 21 wk ultrasound. There's an excellent book on twin (and other multiples) pregnancies by Dr. Barbara Luke. She's also got a website which I don't have the link for, but you'll find it if you do a simple websearch.<br><br>
Good luck and XO.
 

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Welcome! I know that keeping up on this board really lifted me up when it seemed like the establishment was getting me down. There are so many mamas here who have done really amazing things. You can do it and don't let anyone tell you different! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The shock for us was quite intense... it took me a while to be excited but now I think it's just about the greatest thing in the world. Congratulations and all the best to you and your little ones!
 

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Welcome! And congratulations on your twins-to-be! There's a great thread somewhere here about "what you wish you knew..." If I can find it, I'll bump it for ya.
 

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Congrats! Looks like we're due about the same time. I'm also a little concerned about having preemies. I would say DON'T read the book by Dr. Luke. It gave me major fears. What is says about nutrition is repeated in the book I'm now reading: Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble and it's much for positive and reassuring while truthful at the same time. I also like that it's very natural family living, pro-cosleeping, breastfeeding, anti-circ, etc. That book has given me so much peace! It sure is a shocker though... a two-for-one pregnancy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would say DON'T read the book by Dr. Luke. It gave me major fears. What is says about nutrition is repeated in the book I'm now reading: Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble and it's much for positive and reassuring while truthful at the same time.</div>
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This is exactly my take on this book. After picking it up, I wondered why so many mamas here love it. Anyway, I skimmed the nutrition section and then returned it. I much preferred Having Twins.
 

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I bought the book Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble, well, because it was the only book on twins in the book store <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. I do like it. I am not near as crunchy as some of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> But there is tons of good info in this book. Very different then most other baby books of any kind. I liked the prespective. I am waiting on our tax return to buy additional info. Oooh I want to know it all!<br><br>
Thank you all for the warm welcome! I felt them move yesterday for the first time where I really was certain it was them. I had to work today. So, I have been too busy to concentrate on them. Thus haven't noticed yet today. Maybe when I sleep tonight!
 
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