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NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 12:02:48

I've just been for my 12 week scan... Yup, we're having non-identical twins!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
I'm in shock! Totally overwhelmed, but bursting with the need to tell someone! DH is in shock too and has had to go back to work bless him. (I'm a teacher on school holidays). They couldn't do the nuchal measurement either. Just had to share x

susiedaisy Wed 30-Jul-14 12:04:22

Congratulations that is huge newsgringrin

Awww congratulations! smile

WestEast Wed 30-Jul-14 12:04:46

Congratulations smile

Acolyte Wed 30-Jul-14 12:06:40

Congratulations.... twins!!

AppleBoat Wed 30-Jul-14 12:08:20

smile

Wow! Congratulations!

Thick question, but do they know the twins are non-identical because there is one of each sex, or is there another way to tell? confused

Greenstone Wed 30-Jul-14 12:09:32

Congrats! EEEP!

Firstpregnancy2014 Wed 30-Jul-14 12:10:05

Congratulations !! Is it your first pregnancy?
Do twins run in your family? How exciting!! Double the love

MrsMonkeyBear Wed 30-Jul-14 12:11:04

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations.

How sweet they'll always have a partner for the seesaw.

ohdearitshappeningtome Wed 30-Jul-14 12:16:19

They can tell by how many sacs are there ... I think one sac is identical. Two are non! I maybe wrong

Congrats opthanks

susiedaisy Wed 30-Jul-14 12:17:59

It's two sacs for non Identical I think

mrsnlw Wed 30-Jul-14 12:32:40

Congrats OP :-) A colleague's wife had non identical twins in Dec last year. I remember my colleague calling in.... totally dumbfounded and gobsmacked that there were 2 lol

NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 12:38:30

Yup, Two sacs. Which apparently is less high risk than a shared one as they'll both get equal nutrients. Baby A is 50.7mm and Baby B is 50.1mm. Both measuring at 11+5. Couldn't get the sex of either. My Grandpa was a twin (non-identical), so I guess it DOES skip a generation! I am in shock! Thank you for your messages, I loved the idea of them always having a partner for the see-saw. Adorable! Big learning curve ahead methinks! x

squizita Wed 30-Jul-14 12:59:59

Congrats!!

Don't bank on them being the same size though: they both get a share of the nutrients which is consistent. One is often smaller rather than both small, it is nature's way she says being the small twin.

squizita Wed 30-Jul-14 13:00:45

...btw I was perfectly healthy just small for a full term baby! Such is they way with any twins.

JennyBlueWren Wed 30-Jul-14 13:04:20

Aww! Wonderful. Are they your first babies? If so then it's a readymade family.

Amrapaali Wed 30-Jul-14 13:05:34

Whoop, whoop!! Congratulations...

NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 13:16:00

Yup first pregnancy. Eeek! smile Does this mean now that I am now eating for 3? find me cake

Redling Wed 30-Jul-14 14:28:46

Oh my God congratulations! I hope it all goes well for you!

vestandknickers Wed 30-Jul-14 14:30:29

That's AMAZING!

I have twins and it is the best, most wonderful experience in the world.

Congratulations! Twins are wonderful, mine are nearly two smile

You won't know if you twins are identical (unless they are boy/girl) until you have their zygosity tested once they are born. 33% of DCDA twins are identical your sonographer has got it wrong! I know a few mums who thought they had non identical twins only to discover they are in fact identical after having them tested.

Marnierose Wed 30-Jul-14 16:11:31

Congratulations op how exciting. I hope you have a nice easy pregnancy with your two special little ones. Keep us posted.

VampireSquid Wed 30-Jul-14 16:14:24

My twins are just turned 14- fraternal, DD and DS. It has been tough and also absolutely amazing (I have younger DC too) and I can still remember the day I found out. Congratulations!

RetroHippy Wed 30-Jul-14 16:27:31

Wow!!! I was just thinking today that we haven't had many multiples on here recently grin

My bf had non identical twins last year, gorgeous, healthy, dead easy birth, little bit early but they were allowed home really soon. Wishing you a similarly smooth pregnancy and birth smile smile

harrygracejessica Wed 30-Jul-14 16:43:01

Fab news ... Was just about to say unless they are boy/girl don't trust the non identical part just because it's 2 sacs. I've got 2 sets one non identical and one lot identical and both were 2 sacs and 2 placentas x

Dogsmom Wed 30-Jul-14 16:44:08

Ah congratulations.
Out of interest what have your pregnancy symptoms been? I'm 8 weeks pg and my husband is convinced it's twins because I've got awful 24/7 nausea.

escorpion Wed 30-Jul-14 16:50:30

congratulations!! I am a twin the one that ate all the nutrients and left my other poor twin tiny poor baby was in an incubator and was released just before Christmas. By the way you are going to have such fun with twins!

squizita Wed 30-Jul-14 16:58:39

Dogsmom symptoms mean diddly squat unfortunately... because it's your reaction to the HCG - if you react anyway, you'll have more symptoms but equally you could have none. My mum for example did not realise she was pregnant- with twins- for almost 3 months, she even had spotting when she was due on.
I'm having a singleton and was utterly, utterly sick as a dog.

NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 18:17:31

Hi, I've had no morning sickness - plenty of queasiness, but never been sick. Which is why you could've scraped me off the ceiling this morning! I had been told if it was a multiple, then the symptoms would be worse?! Hmmm. I am completely exhausted and could sleep for Scotland and I have a 24/7 horrible taste in my mouth and my heartburn is bad in the evening, but it's bearable. Oh and sore boobs. Oh my god. So sore. What I shouldn't have done is google images of full-term bumps... Fool! x

Congratulations!

My aunt had the largest twins to be born in Ireland in 1964 - 8 lbs and 8.5lb!!! They were her 4th and 5th kids and she had 3 more after them!

PontypineNumber9 Wed 30-Jul-14 19:40:23

Wow that is such fantastic news! Congratulations!
I would LOVE twins!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 30-Jul-14 19:44:12

Congratulations !!! flowers

CripesItsTheGasMan Wed 30-Jul-14 19:50:37

Congratulations! grin

My sil has non Identical twin girls and they're so gorgeous and are completely different to each other. SIL had a straightforward pregnancy and labour and even though she had a massive bump you wouldn't think she had now .

Best wishes to you and DH

Fanjango Wed 30-Jul-14 19:57:24

Many congrats. My shock of the news of twins is a bit past, they are nine now grin bump did get big but got to nearly 37 weeks without feeling too bad at all. No sickness, no horrid symptoms. It is possible. Enjoy he pregnancy, feeling the two of them move about in there is amazing, you even feel which one is moving once they get larger, it's fascinating!! The scans are fun too, my twin 1 (dd1) kicked twin 2 (ds2) in the head during into scan. Good luck.

Quivering Wed 30-Jul-14 20:00:28

Congratulations! Eat cake and put your feet up!

slightlyinsane Wed 30-Jul-14 20:00:38

Congratulations I've got 10 wk old id girls. You say your sonographer said they have separate sacs, that's good as momo twins are very complicated, however it'snot jjust sacs you need to know about it's how many placentas. You need 2 for non identical. I found out about our twins at the 12 wk scan I cried through all of it, we were told they were non identical as there was 2 sacs however I had a phone call a couple of wks later from the mws at the hospital booking me in for my next scan as they were actually id twins as only 1 placenta.
Oh and twins only run along the mother's side, can't remember what it's called but a male can't influence more eggs being released. Good luck x

NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 21:44:16

Thanks for all the lovely messages. Particularly liking Quiverings suggestion of putting feet up and having cake smile x

TheScenicRoute Wed 30-Jul-14 22:22:20

Congratulations, me too! Come and join the twin thread on the antenal forum, there was only two of us until now!

familyfortunes Wed 30-Jul-14 22:42:52

congrats OP, I'm currently 28+3 with DCDA twins, second pregnancy DS is 14 months.
I think we're over the shock now and definitely getting excited.
just found out yesterday there is a possibility our twins are identical as both girls smile
The multiple board has been useful for me xx

NinjaPanda34 Wed 30-Jul-14 23:02:22

TheScenicRoute, can't find the twin thread. Can you post a link or an idiots guide please? I'm still v new to all of this! Thanks x

AmpersandRea Wed 30-Jul-14 23:37:21

Congratulations! I have twin boys .... twins are great!

rockstars12 Thu 31-Jul-14 11:16:48

Congratulations! I'm pregnant with identical twin boys. Sharing a placenta, so the more high risk type.
Apparently if they split early enough you can have identical In Own sacs with own placenta. Though apparently this is rarer.
Fraternal twins run in the mothers line only, its due to releasing more than one egg. With identical everyone has similar odds, apparently its random. Though on my mums side the females have produced identical and fraternal, so who knows.
It's exciting! Get saving, you'll needs lots of stuff, but shopping is fun! I was really shocked, but my husband less so, who knows why he had considered the possibility of twins. Enjoy every moment of it. X

S1eepflower Thu 31-Jul-14 13:55:33

Oh I am sooo jealous, this would be my dream pregnancy, they only found one baby in my scan though lol! Good luck :D

goshhhhhh Thu 31-Jul-14 13:58:52

I'm a non identical twin. Mine is fab - she brought me flowers yesterday! We are nothing like each other but get on great.
Congratulations!

NinjaPanda34 Thu 31-Jul-14 16:05:43

Thanks everyone! Currently going from "oh my goodness" elation, to floods of tears in hairdressers today My emotions are ALL over the place. I guess that's normal? X

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