posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
7191 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I thought the EXACT same thing! I honestly don’t know how people with twins do it…having one is hard enough!

Post # 3
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My friend has triplets who are 3 weeks older than my 6 month old son. Anytime I’m having a bad week, I set up a playdate with them. I instantly feel better!! She handles them like a champ, but I couldn’t do it, no way!

Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Twins run in my family on my mom’s side…. fraternal which means it’s the ladies who carry the trend on… I definitely don’t want twins but my mom has been to a few psychics over the years (lol I realize how idiotic psychics are!) and 3 different ones told her my FI and I would have twins… never my sister, always me.  So my FI loooooves joking around about how he’s going to get twins lol.  My grandfather said he would never wish twins on his worst enemy, how hard it was.

His twins (my aunt and uncle) painted the entire basement once, including furniture and television lol… threw rocks in the neighbors oil furnace grate (or something like that)…. picked the neighbors prize winning tulips lol, stupid stuff like that!  Funny, but I hope I just have one ata time!

Post # 6
2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MrsHoneyC:  I haven’t even given birth yet (to my single baby), but I get what you’re saying! Before I got pregnant I thought- wow, twins would be so cool and exciting! Now that I’m preggo, one is enough! I can’t imagine having stronger symptoms, more weight gain, that much bigger belly, and then the additional complications/risk of preterm birth that you can have with a twin pregnancy! Oh yeah, and then you have TWO newborn babies! More power to the ladies who do it, for real. If I got pregnant with twins in the future I’d still be excited, but also scared shitless haha.

Post # 7
6467 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The idea totally sounds cute for someone else having them, but I wouldn’t like it for us. I feel like each baby/child doesn’t get the same attention plus I’ve known twins that lack a sense of identity and independency. I just wouldn’t like that to happen to my children. I admire the parents of twins and the twins themselves. What a big job!

Post # 8
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used to think this but then I met a mom of twin toddlers who says it’s EASIER with twins. Because they play with each other and keep each other occupied, so they don’t cry/fuss as much or demand as much from her. I’m sure it must be hard when they’re newborns, but I believe that having twins is easier than having two young children who are different ages (like a newborn and a toddler). I’m actually hoping for twins next time! My daughter has so much energy that I think it would have been better if she had a twin and they could wear each other out instead of demanding my attention every second!

Post # 9
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

MrsHoneyC:  I second that! Twins run on my side of the family and my FI is a twin… safe to say it FREAKS ME OUT! I don’t know how people do it.. and all the added potential pregnancy risks?? eek!

I also want to be able to focus all my time and energy on one baby at a time! of course I would still be beyond happy/grateful/excited if I fell pregnant with twins but if I had a choice, it’d be one at a time for sure!

Post # 10
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Twin mom reportin in:

While my babies aren’t home yet (thanks super preterm labor and long ass stay in the NICU) I can say that you don’t think about how much hard work it is. You just do it, just like you ladies do. We may get less sleep, but overall I just think we don’t know any different so having twins is just as hard as dealing with a singleton (at least thats my thought). They are expensive though!

Post # 12
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hippos:  Hope your babies are doing well and get home soon!  I’m currently pregnant with twins (only other twins in my family are from an aunt that I’m not genetically related to) and this will probably be my only pregnancy lol.

Post # 13
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have fraternal twin brothers…so happy this pregnancy is only one baby.  My mom delivered both of them vaginally at 38 weeks (so fairly smooth pregnancy and delivery) but it definitely took a toll on her body.  She didn’t gain that much (40-ish lbs) but wow do you get BIG!  So I can’t understand people that actually WANT to get pregnant with twins (besides just being more taxing on your body, it’s a lot of work afterwards!), but all you ladies having twins are amazing!  Of course, my brothers were quite a handful…

Post # 14
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Miss_E_xx:  you and I are on the same boat. I got the twin gene, and the twin hubby to be. Lol

I’m hoping for twins…. 

Post # 15
2139 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

caritas:  Lol, that’s kinda why I want twins…but mainly because I know I want kids close in age and it just seems like it would be easier to do one pregnancy and delivery and then have them go through everything at the same time. I mean, I think it’ll be hard no matter what, so I don’t think it matters…but it makes me want twins!

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