Mutiples Thread 1: Double/Triple The Joy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not a parent of multiples, but I just wanted to pop in and say congrats! What a cool ultrasound, and what an exciting (and I’m sure a little terrifying) surprise at just 11 weeks. Best wishes! 

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Congrats, that’s amazing!!!  I would love twins, DH’s mum is a twin so FX! That’s a brilliant US. Good luck!

Post # 6
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Congratulations!!!  I don’t have children yet but my husband is a twin and his dad is a twin.  My great grandmother had 6 siblings that were twins.  (Yes, 3 sets of twins)  So I will be ready if it happens to us!

Post # 7
453 posts
Helper bee

@fresitachulita:  Congrats!! My twins were a total surprise too! Found it was two after the OB couldn’t “hear” the heartbeat with the dopplar at the 12 week appt. She did a quick ultrasound to squash any fears and ….holy crap… two sacs!

You’re in for the ride of your life (and you can’t get off! lol). Mine will be 6 in January and it never gets easier, just…different. 

Oh, my best advice right now: Twin pregnancies are always considered “high risk.” You’ll get extra check ups, a ton of ultrasounds, lots of tests. Twins more often that not come early (mine were 6 weeks early, spent 2 weeks in NICU). It’s a very real possiblity you’ll have preemies. But, do everything you can to be a healthy momma from the get-go. Eat right, try to exercise, cut out caffeine, junk, hair dying, sushi, whatever it is they tell you not to eat now. I lived as cleanly as I could when I was pregnant. (now I gained 70 lbs…but… I LOVE DQ blizzards). Anyway, I feel like I did the most I could to make sure my kids were okay, even after their stint in NICU (which was just for monitoring and some infections) they’re totally 100% normal and well-developed kids. 

Good luck, let me know if you have any questions, need advice, vent, etc. Twins are totally uncomparable and so different than singletons. Your friends with only one baby will never understand what you’re dealing with! 

Post # 10
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, good luck!

I am very happy I only have one in there but I have fraternal twin brothers.  My mom cried when she found out!  DH really wanted twins but no luck there thankfully (at least my body is thankful anyway!).  My poor mother still has bladder issues thanks to them!

She had a very good pregnancy though.  No real complications and she carried them to term.  8lbs and 6lbs-something.  We just say that #1 was sucking all of the nutrients away from #2 haha.

She gained 41 lbs I think FWIW (about 28 lbs with me).

Post # 11
453 posts
Helper bee

@fresitachulita:  I was in good (not great) health before I got pregnant but I was never on bedrest and went to work the day they were born. Mine were 5lbs 14oz and 6lbs 8 oz. My OB said if they hadn’t been 6 weeks early, they would’ve been the biggest twins ever delivered at my hopsital!

And don’t google stuff…it’ll just drive you nuts! lol And a lot of the “advice” online is for single births, not multiples. Truthfully, I didn’t even realize how much higher risk a multiple pregnancy is, I had no idea…it was only after my kids were born that I really realized how much can go wrong and how precarious it can be. Don’t worry about it all! Just enjoy your pregnancy, it’s hard (I hated it) but it’s so awesome when you feel both little sets of little feet moving around and kicking you. 


Post # 12
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hello!  Congratulations @fresitachulita: !! It is quite shocking to hear the news.  Even though we sort of knew there was a possibility for twins, hearing the doctor say the words took the wind out of both DH and I.  We needed a few weeks to sort out are feelings about the whole thing.  I’m now 21 weeks with boy/girl twins and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to be bringing these little bundles of joy into the world.  Have you told your family yet?  Our families’ reactions were quite priceless.  Pretty much everyone thought we were joking!  I breezed through my first trimester with little to no naseua and have mostly felt pretty good.  I continued running until about week 19, and now I just do prenatal yoga about 2x/week and walk as much as I can.  I haven’t really had any weird cravings, or even been extra hungry or anything.  I do think it’s important to drink a lot of water.  One of the best things that I’ve done is join the local parents of multiples group in my area.  They have an online forum and a facebook page and I’m learning a lot just by reading the posts.  It’s also a nice way to pick up second-hand baby stuff.  Looking forward to going through this journey with you mamas!  

Post # 13
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@fresitachulita:  Congratulations!  i am not pregnant (yet!) but my best friend had identical boys – they will be 3 in January!  She got pregnant unexpectedly when she was 20, so was not ready to have kids. She didnt take the best care of herself when she was pregnant – she ate way too much and barely moved.  she gained 100 lbs!  Anyway, her biggest advice was NOT to get two of everything.  and she was constantly on these websites:   &

Post # 14
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good idea for a thread @fresitachulita 🙂

As I mentioned in the May 2014 Babies thread, I’m also expecting twins.  It wasn’t planned and it was a huge shock when we did our first ultrasound and saw two little heartbeats.  I started to tear up.  The first week was just trying to get down from the initial shock but now that we’ve had some more time to digest the news, we couldn’t be more excited!  It’s definitely a whole new level of excitement/worries/fears when there are 2 on the way, but DH and I try to stay positive.  He’s been amazing – making sure I’m eating, resting, and relaxed.  And we’ve told our closest family and friends earlier on because we needed the support.  It’s great to have another outlet here to share our experiences and support one another!

Post # 15
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Although I don’t have twins myself, I am an identical twin. My twin sister had fraternal twins who are now 12 years old (a boy and a girl). She didn’t find out she was carrying twins until a routine ultrasound at 22 weeks. You can bet that when I got pregnant with DD about a year later, I made sure they did an early ultraound just to confirm there was only one! Congratulations and good luck to you! Speaking as an aunt, multiples are a blessing, but definitely a challenge!

Post # 16
6665 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My cousins are fraternal twins!  My aunt and uncle had 2 kids already and my aunt begged my uncle for “just one more”- hahaha- they got twins!

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