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OMG.... I am having twins!

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donegal419
St. Gerard, pray for us.

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K

OMG.... I am having twins!

So, I just got the shock of my life last Monday at my sonogram. Walked in, thinking "lalala.....how nice, my first sonogram for probably my last baby." I nearly died when she said it was TWINS! So unbelievably shocked, I can't even explain. DH literally asked her if she was joking! There are no twins at all anywhere in my family and we did not do any fertility treatments and I only have only ovary!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

I am feeling a little overwhelmed, but mainly because I already have a 4 yo DD and a 2 yo DS. How am I going to manage 4 kids under 5? In addition, I am a FTWM, that will probably have to end, but then the $$$$ piece scares me.

I would love to hear any and all advice about twins, particularly if your twins were NOT from your first pregnancy. give it to me... the good, the bad, the ugly! :)

thanks and looking forward to chatting with all of you!

p.s. I really am excited and happy, just still shell-shocked! lol

Posted 9/29/13 9:58 PM
 
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snowprincess
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OMG.... I am having twins!

congrats - I had twins when we went for second and last child - instead we got two more - no history of twins in the family either - I had three under 2 when they were born


it seemed exponentially harder having two more but in the middle not that bad - take any offers for free stuff and extra help when they come - the first 6 months are hard but then it gets easier

Message edited 9/29/2013 10:12:39 PM.

Posted 9/29/13 10:11 PM
 

PreshusSmurf
So in love with my little guys

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Jess

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Oh wow, congrats Karen!!!!!!!!!!

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My boys are my first LOs so I can't offer advice when it comes to that scenario.

Posted 9/30/13 1:20 PM
 

donegal419
St. Gerard, pray for us.

Member since 7/07

7650 total posts

Name:
K

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Posted by PreshusSmurf

Oh wow, congrats Karen!!!!!!!!!!

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My boys are my first LOs so I can't offer advice when it comes to that scenario.



Thanks, Jess!!!!! Very excited, but nervous too!!!! How old are your boys now? Any advice is welcome! :)

Posted 9/30/13 9:27 PM
 

gina409
TWINS!

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g

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

congrats!

Posted 9/30/13 10:43 PM
 

PreshusSmurf
So in love with my little guys

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Jess

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Posted by donegal419

Posted by PreshusSmurf

Oh wow, congrats Karen!!!!!!!!!!

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My boys are my first LOs so I can't offer advice when it comes to that scenario.



Thanks, Jess!!!!! Very excited, but nervous too!!!! How old are your boys now? Any advice is welcome! :)



They turned 2 in August!

The only way we survived the first 6 months was taking shifts on the sleepless nights. It is a tough rollercoaster of a journey, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Posted 9/30/13 10:48 PM
 

IAMMRSBROWN
3 under 2!!!

Member since 10/10

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Name:
Carey

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Congrats! I have no advice but Im in the same boat as you! I have an 11 month old daughter and am 9 weeks with twins. They'll be 19 months apart!

Posted 10/1/13 9:05 AM
 

moonmist09
Thank you, St. Gerard!

Member since 2/11

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Name:
Antonella

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Posted by IAMMRSBROWN

Congrats! I have no advice but Im in the same boat as you! I have an 11 month old daughter and am 9 weeks with twins. They'll be 19 months apart!



congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 10/1/13 11:38 AM
 

moonmist09
Thank you, St. Gerard!

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Antonella

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

it'll be hard, but everything will work out!!!
Good Luck and COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 10/1/13 11:38 AM
 

donegal419
St. Gerard, pray for us.

Member since 7/07

7650 total posts

Name:
K

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Posted by IAMMRSBROWN

Congrats! I have no advice but Im in the same boat as you! I have an 11 month old daughter and am 9 weeks with twins. They'll be 19 months apart!



we will have to help each other through!!!! :)

Posted 10/1/13 10:07 PM
 

LadyBug1209
Mommy to FOUR little men!

Member since 8/08

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Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon
My older DS was 2.5 when my twin boys were born. The beginning was very difficult, I'm not gonna lie. The main issue for me was caring for the babies, while still giving my son the attention that he needed and deserved. I EBF them from day one and that was probably why I lacked so much time. They were both pretty much nursing around the clock in the beginning so I literally had no time for my son. TV was my best friend, as horrible as that sounds. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I still feel guilty about it... I'd say the first month was the hardest. Now they are 3 months and it has gotten SO MUCH BETTER!!! They are still EBF but nursing less frequently and for only 10 minutes at a time. We have finally fallen into a routine which makes the days go by so smoothly. I have someone come to the house 2 mornings a week for a couple of hours to help me out. She comes while my oldest is in a 2yo nursery program... in the 2-3 hours that he is there, I run all of my errands. schedule all my appointments around those times and clean. It makes life soooo much easier bc I don't have to drag the babies out with me and I can actually get things done. I would definitely recommend a mother's helper/babysitter for a couple of mornings a week so you can regroup and get things done! Good Luck!!! If you have any questions, please feel free to FM!

Posted 10/2/13 9:55 AM
 

jenheartsrob
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Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Posted by donegal419

So, I just got the shock of my life last Monday at my sonogram. Walked in, thinking "lalala.....how nice, my first sonogram for probably my last baby." I nearly died when she said it was TWINS! So unbelievably shocked, I can't even explain. DH literally asked her if she was joking! There are no twins at all anywhere in my family and we did not do any fertility treatments and I only have only ovary!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

I am feeling a little overwhelmed, but mainly because I already have a 4 yo DD and a 2 yo DS. How am I going to manage 4 kids under 5? In addition, I am a FTWM, that will probably have to end, but then the $$$$ piece scares me.

I would love to hear any and all advice about twins, particularly if your twins were NOT from your first pregnancy. give it to me... the good, the bad, the ugly! :)

thanks and looking forward to chatting with all of you!




p.s. I really am excited and happy, just still shell-shocked! lol




congratulations!! sending you a message now!

Posted 10/2/13 7:29 PM
 

BigB
C & J are 10!

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Stacey

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

I am so psyched for you!!!! Welcome to the club! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/3/13 7:18 PM
 

kelkel09
Love my twins!!!

Member since 6/10

5183 total posts

Name:
K

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

i have no advice since my twins are the 1st, but I'm sure you will figure out a routine that works for you and you will manage just fine.

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Posted 10/7/13 11:01 AM
 

Hoping4Baby11
Live life to the fullest!,

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Name:
Jenn

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Congrats!!!! Don't feel scared or overwhelmed!!! I am a mother of twins. I have a girl and a boy. They are now 3 months old and it's getting a little bit better. Not gonna lie to you in te begining it was rough..Luckily my wonderful DH was there to help me with the twins while recovered from my C-section. I say do what works best for you! Double Stroller, Pack n play and bassinets! My son is fussy allot and screams allot looking for his pacifier. We got a Brightstarts sway swing and it works wonders. I can put him in there in the afternoon and he will sleep for 2-3 hours. I also recommend swaddle Me. My son loves to be swaddled and it's the only way I can get him to sleep and to stay sleeping. You def want to them on some sort of schedule. My babies are pretty much up all day with little naps here and there. I give them baths and their last bottle and but them down by midnight and then both sleep now till 4:30-5am. Take it one day at a time..at first it may be overwhelming but it does get better. FM me if you have any questions.

Posted 10/18/13 2:47 PM
 

julz33
i run for bacon

Member since 5/05

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Name:
julz

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

Congrats!

Posted 11/3/13 6:47 PM
 

sunflowerjesss
Mommy to 3!

Member since 10/05

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Jesss, duh.

Re: OMG.... I am having twins!

We had DS already when we started TTC for our next/last. Got pregnant with identical twins. Although there is a history of twins in my family I never thought I'd have a set.

DS was 2y9m when the girls were born. It was hard in the beginning. Especially since I EBFd them until they were a year. But once I got in my groove and found what worked for us it got easier.

Posted 11/20/13 5:04 PM
 
 

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