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Our twins have arrived!

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PiusIX Wed 08-Aug-07 23:26:53

Several of you have given me and DW (currently hospitalised) good advice over the past few months, so I thought I'd post to say that our twins arrived safely this morning at Chelsea and Westminster.

Both healthy (and with powerful lungs) with weights 5lbs 0oz and 7lbs 15 oz.

Mother and babies both doing well, expected home at the weekend.

Thanks all!

Tortington Wed 08-Aug-07 23:29:28

congrats xx

JeremyVile Wed 08-Aug-07 23:30:44


You must be feeling pretty blown away!

mears Wed 08-Aug-07 23:32:03

Congratulations - she will be glad to get rid of all that weight

Get plenty of rest for them coming home.

yelnats Wed 08-Aug-07 23:32:53

girls or boys or one of each? Identical?

Big congratulations to you all!!

MarsLady Wed 08-Aug-07 23:37:36


Do pop over and say hi to us multiple mums on the d'ya ever threads. We promise to be gentle. Good weights! Well done to you all.

Califrau Wed 08-Aug-07 23:38:10

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PiusIX Wed 08-Aug-07 23:41:34

Two boys, we think non-identical, because they were di-amniotic. However I think there's a possibility di-amniotic twins are identical, though it seems unilkely in our case as one is 50% bigger than the other!

Anyone know?

Mommalove Thu 09-Aug-07 00:02:44

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onlyWotz Thu 09-Aug-07 00:05:13

Many congratulations

PiusIX Thu 09-Aug-07 00:36:29

Sorry Cali - I'm still a bit freaked out!

Babies were both breech, so delivered by c-section this morning within two minutes of each other. Mother had staggered on to 38 weeks despite enormous bump, pre-eclampsia scares, mother of all backaches etc.

Operation went very well, with mother back on her feet searching for tea by mid-afternoon. Very happy with service from hosp, despite turf war in theatre between anaesthetists and MW!

The mother opposite in the recovery ward had just had triplets, so that stopped us feeling too special...

The twins are our first children. What do we do now? <confused emoticon>

Rainbow Thu 09-Aug-07 01:22:44

Congrats both of you. 50% bigger doesn't mean non identical. God daughter was a lot bigger than her twin. They are identical. Sis caught up though so I have trouble telling them apart. Size was the only way I could tell!!! Good luck to you both and and well done mum!

mamama Thu 09-Aug-07 01:25:21

Yippeee - great news. congrats

chopster Thu 09-Aug-07 07:42:21


only way to be sure regarding ID is to get them tested.

FioFio Thu 09-Aug-07 07:45:43

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belgo Thu 09-Aug-07 07:46:13

congratulations! I have a friend with twin boys. She doesn't know if they are identical or not. She doesn't want to get them tested. According to her they are non identical, but according to everyone who sees them, they are identical

throckenholt Thu 09-Aug-07 07:53:02


Different sizes may mean one placenta was not as efficient as the other. They could be identical - chances are if they have the same colouring they are.

What do you do now ?- hmm - get as much prepared as you can before they all come home - make sure you have nappies clothes etc. Get some meals cooked and in the freezer. If you are back to work soon then try and arrange people to come round to help out - with cuddling, nappy changes, and household chores. And just being there so mum can get some extra sleep!

One really useful thing my dh did when they were tiny was snuggle them on his chest (often at night as well) - that really settled them (and looked so cute !).

Mine were 3lb 13 and 5lb 5 - they look so tiny to begin with

LoveMyGirls Thu 09-Aug-07 07:58:58


If you can possibly afford it (even if just for a few weeks), i'd suggest getting a cleaner in when you go back to work.

Leoladyofleisure Thu 09-Aug-07 08:03:05

Many congratulations to your and your DW!

Come and chat with us other parents of multiples. We can help you with what to do next !

Mine didn't look that much alike me when they were born and it still hasn't been 100% confirmed that they are ID, but I still can't tell which is crying when I can't see them and with hats on I have to look very closely.

frumpygrumpy Thu 09-Aug-07 17:29:28

Congratulations! As Mars said, there are a few (desperate!!!) multiples mums who regularly meet up on the D'y ever..... thread. Do join us, we'd love to have you and we'll save you the recliner and hold a baby for you

Pristine Thu 09-Aug-07 17:30:06


oooggs Thu 09-Aug-07 19:31:18

welcome to the world of twindom congratulations

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 09-Aug-07 21:37:15

Hooray! Congrats!

Spidermama Thu 09-Aug-07 21:40:14

Congratulations. x

Good luck and make sure you accept any offers of help immediately.

Frizbe Thu 09-Aug-07 21:43:42


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