New - Twin surprise!
Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:20 PM
My name is Heather and I am 16 weeks with twins. I don't really have twins in my family and so was really surprised to find out that there was two in there. I am just feeling my way around the internet looking for information and resources and thought I would stop in and try out the community here.
A little more about me:
These little ones are babies 4 and 5 for me. I have 3 boys at home, ages, 12, 9, and 4. (Yes we are hoping for a girl for at least one of the babies this time). I am also a childbirth educator by profession and love talking pregnancy 24/7 as it is....so this doubles the fun. I am a bit granola with clothe diapering and breastfeeding and homebirths and all that jazz, but have decided to do a hospital birth with these two.
Anyway, glad to 'meet' you all and I am looking forward to getting to know you better!
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:12 PM
Identical Twin to Jennifer
Mom to Clayton & Audrey (Summer 2005)
and Evan (Spring 2008)
Audrey's Caringbridge Site
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:23 PM
Tamara, proud single mommy to:
Donevan (November 20th, 2007) born at 39 wks 5 days, weighed 8lbs 6oz and 20.5 inches long
Nathaniel(December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 6lbs 9oz and 19.6 inches long
William (December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 5lbs 2oz and 18.5 inches long 3 days in the special care nursery for body temperature regulation and low birth weight. Readmitted to the NICU at 8 days old for Sepsis, severe jaundice and UTI, spent from Dec 11-Dec 25 in hospital.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:41 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:47 PM
Livie and Sophie 5/2012
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:48 PM
I'm a birth doula & also love to talk birth & babies ad nauseum (I actually have friends now who refuse to go out with me unless I promise not to say placenta, vagina or breast. :laughing:)
We had a really positive hospital birth (spontaneous, unmedicated vaginal for both girls) with our twins although I didn't get along well with my OB (thankfully she wasn't on call when I went into labour). Then we just had an amazing homebirth with midwives in November for our baby #3.
I also cloth diaper & breastfeed although both were definitely trickier with the twins than it has been so far with our singleton. Do stop by the breastfeeding forum, there's lots of good info on breastfeeding twins & we're always looking for experienced breastfeeding moms to offer their wisdom as well. :good:
Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:29 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:21 PM
Co-Mod of Twins age 2-4
Sean David (11 yrs), Kaelyn Faith (6.5 yrs), Liam Carl & Rylee Ann (4 yrs)
Birth: DD ~ 7.2 lbs 20 in ~~ DS ~ 6.4 lbs 19 in
6 months: DD ~ 19.2 lbs 26.5 in ~~ DS ~ 16.12 lbs 27 in
12 months: DD ~ 22 lbs 7.5 oz 30 in ~~ DS ~ 19 lbs 15.5 oz 30 in
18 months: DD ~ 25 lbs 33 in ~~ DS ~ 24.2 lbs 32.5 in
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:45 AM
I'm a cloth diaperer too, breastfed one twin until a month ago when I "fizzled" out (the other twin was a weak nurser) and\, homebirth... I would definitely want to give it a try with a singleton but I had mono-di twins and that was complicated enough and no more babies for us, so that will wait for next life lol!
You will love it here!
Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:25 PM
As far as their sexes....We found out with our first 2, a surprise for out 3rd, but I REALLY wanted to know for these babes. So at our 13 week ultrasound when the Dr said he could give us a 99% on one of the twins I of course told him to tell us. The So...even though I really wanted two girls....we have at least one boy which I was sad for about 30 minutes and then snapped out of it. My hubby come from a family of 6 boys and 1 girl and so I think all he makes are 'Y' swimmers anyway. I am just going to guess that the other one is a boy too and I'll have a full basketball team of my own. :)
Thank you all for the welcome again.
I am going to cruise over and read some more. I am so excited to have found you.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:00 AM
Twins! DD&DS- Reese and Ryder (born 1/10/08)
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:55 PM
This post has been edited by monie rose: 26 February 2012 - 09:56 PM
Trenton -bigger brother 4-12-1994 9:50 am @ 40 w 5 d 9 lbs 12 oz 22 and 1/2 in
Tyler -big brother 7-28-1996 1:17 pm @ 41 w 5 d 8 lbs 7 1/2 oz 21 and 1/2 in
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:29 AM
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