(Closed) Chances of having twins

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

One of my best friends is a fraternal twin, and just found out she is pregnant with twins as well. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A friend of mine is a fraternal twin and she just had ONE baby πŸ™‚

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Identical twins don’t have an appearance pattern…they just happen. πŸ™‚

I didn’t get along well with my twin growing up (still don’t) and that has made me not really want to have twins. Any and every possible sibling rivalry issue was magnified with us. We were always in the same class until high school. We are both girls, and we lived in a really small community and in a neighborhood without kids our age and we were miserable.  I cannot help but feel that if we’d been a year or two apart it would have been better.

My husband and his twin were in different classes. They grew up in a large town and were able to pursue different interests. There were a lot of other kids in their area so they had different friend sets too.  He and his sister aren’t as close now, but get along well.  He enjoyed his twin experience and wouldn’t mind having twins.

We have decided that when we are ready to conceive (not for a few years) we’ll be happy with whatever God chooses to bless us with. I’ve come to understand a lot more about my childhood and my husband has began to understand what I went through.  We’re open to whatever does happen.

It’s a different experience for everybody.  

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@maisymay – sorry to hear your experience being a twin was not good πŸ™  I lived with twin girls, and they were both my BMs and they are the very best of friends.  So if you end up having twins there is a good chance it will be a great experience for them! especially with all you know.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My hubby is a twin and I would LOVE to have twins also!

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

From what I’ve always heard, it skips a generation. My mom’s a fraternal twin, so I’ve always been told we’ll have a higher chance of having twins – crossing my fingers, ’cause I think twins would be awesome!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a higher chance of having twins-yay! Over 30 (almost 33), white and tall and just went off the pill. (I read that getting pregnant shortly after stopping the pill can give a big hormone surge and it’s more common at that time to drop two eggs..)..both my hubby and I would LOVE to have twins. Due to my age and going thru pregnancy, I think it would be great to have two and be done! πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ Corgi… I heard a radio program discussing the “two for one” thing with twins. They said that actually it’s a much higher risk pregnancy, both to yourself and to the babies. They are often born prematurely. My step SIL had twins in early Jan (were due mid Feb) and she had horrible pre-eclampsia. The babies are still wearing newborn outfits and swimming in them- they were 4 and 2 pounds. Often that will happen- one will steal the nutrients and grow better. It’s a higher stress pregnancy for babies and mother, there are more opportunities for problems, and then of course… the two crying babies! LOL

Needless to say I have a fascination with twins (no idea why. I don’t think I’m a twin- I’m adopted so I can’t 100% say not) and would be THRILLED to have them!!!!!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d love to have twins πŸ™‚ the FIRST time we try πŸ˜‰ hehe

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m a fraternal twin and I LOVE it! My sister is my best friend in the whole world, my soul mate, and my rock. I truly believe that I could not live without her. We had an amazing childhood together (we have no other siblings), and we get closer every day. She’s the best πŸ™‚

So that said, I’m really hoping for twins. ON THE FIRST TRY. Twins on the second or third try? Not so much πŸ˜‰

OH- my twinny is getting married this July, and her fiance’s mother is a fraternal twin. We always joke that she’s going to have quadruplets!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

One of my former coworkers is a twin.  She gabe birth to two sets of twins, (and one single daughter, I believe), and her sister also has two sets of twins. 

I kind of would like to have twin boys, although like Maisymay said, I’ll be happy with whatever God blesses us with.  My great-aunt (on Mom’s side) had a twin sister who died as an infant, (my grandma would always say that the sister who lived was the one born sickly and weak that none of them thought would make it).

If we’re still hanging around on Weddingbee then, you’ll have to let us know what you end up having, Maisymay!

Post # 29
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Newbee

I don’t know my odds of having twins, but it seems like twins definitely run in my family.  My maternal grandmother had 8 children in 6 pregnancies.  She had two sets of twins!  My mom is a twin, and her twin sister had twin boys.  I’m definitely hoping for twins! πŸ™‚

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have twins on both sides of my family… My Uncle on my dad’s side was a twin (one died shortly after birth), my grandfather on my mom’s side was a twin (also died shortly after birth).  My mom’s cousin (my great uncle’s daughter) has twin girls.  I’ve always wanted twins, genetically I don’t think it’s hopeful, but **fingers crossed** I pray I’ll have them.

Although I grew up in Connecticut, haha apparently that might put me at a slightly higher chance??  Seems like a random statistic.  Maybe there’s something in the water! lol

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