Post # 1
My FI and I were having a discussion about multiple births…I was reading a story to him about a woman who gave birth to triplets. So that led to a discussion about twins…FIs mom is a twin, her dad is a twin, and so on and so forth back for several generations. This led me to google chances of having twins and I discovered some things:
-The older the woman, the greater the chance of having twins
-having a child previously increases the chances of having twins
-being slightly overweight
-eating casava root….
now this is where it gets funny…so I was reading all of this to my FI and he said…babe…all of that describes you. I told him that 3 out of 4 describe me but I have never eaten a casava root in my life. He starts laughing and says…you know that fried yucca you love to eat from your favorite Caribbean restaraunt….yucca and casava is the same thing!!
Oh Lawd!! Combine that with the fact that I have been prepping the body for conception for the last few months…eating fresh fruits and veggies, some lean read meat, lots of dairy, vitamins and we may just have a problem. Somebody will have to scrape me off the floor if I get pregnant with twins. Let’s hope all of that stuff above is a myth. I like my babies 1 at a time.
Post # 3
I dunno – I can’t lie. The idea of 2 at once… 2 birds w/ one pregnancy? Done and done. Might not be that bad. LOL
Post # 4
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Aw, I think that’s cool! My mom is a twin, and I want to have twins SO bad!!
Post # 5
I see moms of twins struggle in the first few months, but after that things would be really great 🙂 I hope you get whatever you want!
Post # 6
i’ve told my husband before I’d love to have twins (he’s not a fan of the idea…) but i’ve always been interested by multiples. 🙂
Post # 7
My crazy FI wouldn’t mind it if we had 2 or 3 at once…he is like you Dancy..excited about the prospect of 1 and done =)
I am hoping that his sister will be the one to produce twins since he has 2 kids from single births =)
Post # 8
@jabride: adorably funny!! we aren’t having anymore little ones, but i’d be scared to scared to death of having 2 if we decided on one more, just be my luck 😀
Post # 9
haha, funny story
My grandmother had twins at age 46 in the 1950s. True story! Guess I better be careful!
Post # 10
That’s so funny you brought this up! My neighbor got married about 2 months before we did and she’s been telling me we should try to get pregnant about the same time. And she wants twins! She thinks we should both have twins! She was telling me everything you just said about being older (we’re both in our early 30’s), I’m slightly overweight, she’s already had a couple kids. So she was telling me we need eat the casava.
Post # 11
@crebre…we are looking forward to having kids surprisingly. You would think that being a single mother all these years would have turned me off of kids completely =)
@jaylii…oh my goodness….according to the chart I looked up on goodle..the chances of multiples increases dramatically after age 45. I definitely will NOT be waiting that long to have kids. Whatever I don’t have in the next 3 to 4 years, I won’t get…LOL
Post # 12
I would love to have twins.
Post # 13
@tessabella….I am thinking of giving up casava (yucca) altogether. It is so delicious when it’s fried. I had no idea I was increasing my chances for multiples…LOL!
Post # 14
I’m a twin! = ) In fact for the first 18 years of our lives we were only children. Only in the last couple years did my Dad and step Mom have kids. It was cool most of the time. I dated a twin once, and my grandma said if we got married we’d have twins. lol.
Post # 15
Oh! I love twins. Other peoples twins that is, cause I have no intention of having any kids:-] Sounds like you better be prepared Jamaica!
Post # 16
@arizona…say it ain’t so. I mean I love kids…and I will deal with it if it happens…but I wasn’t happy to find out that I unknowingly increased my chances of having twins