(Closed) Is it crazy if I REALLY want twins??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

NO! Iwas devastated when we had our first ultrasound and only saw one. I kept asking the tech, “are you sure there’s only one in there? You can tell me if there are two! I would actually REALLY like that.” No luck 🙁

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Darling Husband really really wants twins. He was hopeful because I have twin brothers, but they’re identical, not fraternal, so it doesn’t up our chances any. 

ETA: I wouldn’t mind it myself. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

This is too funny because I’ve always wanted twins also! I even saw a psychic who told me I would have them! (no kids yet!)

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s definitely something appealing about it to me too.  I’m sure it has its downside, but one pregnancy, TWO babies?!?  That sounds like a good deal to me.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Twins are cute but I wouldn’t want them for myself personally. I’m going to start TTC shortly after I marry my fiance and I know I’d be really disappointed if I saw twins on the ultrasound because I really only want one child. Two children for my first pregnancy is just too much.

They are cute though. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s interesting to think about – and if we were to have twins, I would definitely want it to be on the first pregnancy, so that I would have nothing to compare it to (I’d have no idea how much more difficult it was than to have one baby, since I wouldn’t have had that experience)!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t be upset but if I were to have twins, I’d hope I had them first and then I wouldn’t have any more kids. I know an absurd amount of twins and it seems like their siblings kind of fade to the background because twins can be so appealing. I don’t think its intentional, it just kind of happens.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think the world needs to have some people that want twins. i’m just not one of them. i was a nanny for newborn twins, and my bff has twins. it’s a totally different experience than just one baby. i think it doubles the joy, but also doubles the challenge. 1st there is the cost, usually when people have two kids the older child can hand down things to the younger one, not so much with twins. you need 2 times the carseats, cribs (even if they sleep together at first, eventually they need their own space), not many women breastfeed twins until they are ready to go on milk- formula for 2 is expensive! 2nd, it’s harder to focus on them as individuals. 3rd, that first year can be so challenging that instead of being able to really enjoy and appreciate them, people often are so busy and tired, they just get through it. i know if we found out we were having twins, i would be happy to be having babies, but if i could pick, i would have one baby at a time.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

SO funny reading this.  I have always secretly wanted twins 🙂  You are not alone!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wanted twins. I had a really tough pregnancy, so much that I’m unsure if I want to go through this again (very severe migraines, which would be even worse if I have a toddler to take care of). We want two kids, and I thought twins would mean I didn’t have to do this again!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, good heavens, y’all!!  My husband and I just found out on Thursday that we are having twins and it was the SHOCK of a LIFETIME!  Honestly, I wouldn’t wish that moment on anyone.  I don’t think the shock has even completely worn off yet!

We are so thrilled to be doubly blessed.  But it’s a game changer – emotionaly and financially.  We’ve got a lot to think about right now.

Twins are common in both of our families.  My mom had my twin brothers when I was 21 so I very clearly remember how hard the first year was on her.  I’m pretty scared right now – of how the pregnancy is going to go and how we are going to care for and pay for two when they arrive.  I’m thinking lots of positive thoughts!

Those of you pregnant with one baby: please remember that you have less risk of complications by just carrying one.  You will probably get more sleep than my husband and I will those first few weeks after the birth.  And also remember that you will have lost your baby weight long before I have lost mine!!  Smile

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve always wanted twins but realistically they don’t run in my family.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, I want twins too! Everyone thinks I am crazy! I think they would be soooo cute. However, i’m not sure how fertile I am yet so I will be happy with one healthy baby!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I have identical twin daughters.  They are truly each others best friend and keep each other entertained.  The downside is that two babies are a LOT of work.  And a lot of expense.  Every single thing you look at in terms of purchases for them you need to multiply by two……that adorable $50.00 dress is now $100.00. 

Your risk of premature labor is greater with multiples.  I had my daughters at 32 weeks.  They weighed three lbs eight ounces and three lbs ten ounces and spent some time in NICU.  You don’t have the time (or at least I didn’t because of working full time) to bond with each baby separately. 

Best of luck to you!!!!!!  

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