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anjlix Tue 28-Oct-08 12:36:07

Hi all, as a would be mother of id twins I would love to hear your stories of being pregnant/delivering/raising twins/multiples.

One of the fond moments was when I was on the Tube reading a twin book and heard 3 different people start talking about twins in general.

Or when I was at the hospital and MW assumed I had one baby. 'Lets check the baby's heartbeat'. I caught myself thinking 'No one has one baby at a time!'...LOL

Tortington Tue 28-Oct-08 12:41:01

when dd jumped on the back of one of the bullies in the playground and flooring him aged 6 whilst sticking up for her brother.

awwww cute

inabadmood Tue 28-Oct-08 13:12:02

In my experience,having twins sucks!!! Sorry! sad

Leoloopydoo Tue 28-Oct-08 13:20:32

inabadmood, anjlix is pregnant with twins, she needs to hear about the good stuff!

freshprincess Tue 28-Oct-08 13:21:54

At school my DTs had to draw a picture of something special and DT1 drew his brother 'He's my special brother' (the TA ran out of school to tell me that it was so sweet it made her day).

They don't really do sticking up for each other sadly.

Leoloopydoo Tue 28-Oct-08 13:31:37

I think its incredible to see the way twins work together and learn from each other (mine are 20 months and are usually being destructive, but its still amazing). The relationship they have is indescribable.

freshprincess Tue 28-Oct-08 13:32:53

Other good stuff about mine:

1. When out walking with babies in pram everyone stops you to tell you how gorgeous they are and how fantastic you are. I never get tired of hearing that.

2. When they are older they amuse --and fight-- each other endlessly.

3. We only wanted to have 2 children so I never ever have to be pregnant ever again grin

LOL at the baby's heartbeat - I had so many scans I used to attach myself to the monitor and once showed the student how to do it.

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 13:34:54

What Leoloopydoo said. Usually they work together to get up to mischief (14 months) but the other day one was upset and the other went over and cuddled him - VERY cute!

And when they are tiny and in the cot together all snuggled up - ahhhhhhh!

inabadmood Tue 28-Oct-08 13:37:42

1. Drives me up the wall people stopping you. "is it twins???"
2. Sick of em fighting and collaborating with each other.
3. I only wanted 2 children Got bloody three!

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 15:26:53

inabadmood - I sympathise BUT this isn't really the right thread for having a bit of a moan though, is it?

inabadmood Tue 28-Oct-08 16:11:15

Not inundated with inspiring responses thou is it? hmm

KnobblyBoneForkHandles Tue 28-Oct-08 16:26:04

my DTs have just turned three and today I was just chatting with my friend who also has DTs and we were saying how lucky we were - what a great way to have three children (we both have older girls). Mine are so sweet together and I really benefit from it at home as the can play with or along side eachother for ages compaired to a singleton. I rarely get bugged to play with them when I don't want to .

And when they are tiny and sharing a cot, it melts your heart.

Good luck to you, we've had very happy days with our children and I wouldn't have it any other way now.

VASTlargeginandbloodymary Tue 28-Oct-08 16:31:22

Aw my id twins are hysterical smile

They were 10 last Friday. I went in to their room once as it was suspiciously quiet. They had hidden themselves away in the wardrobe entirely dressed and ready for school without me hearing a sound. They jumped out and made me jump A MILE it was sooooooo funny.

They are in to swapping clothes\glasses etc at the moment and fooling their teachers grin

The first time i put them in a cot together i nearly died of pride and happiness << weeps at the memory >>

hannah001 Tue 28-Oct-08 18:05:12

Never having to be pregnant again is my favourite thing too!

anjlix Tue 28-Oct-08 18:08:40

that makes my day. having babies outside rather than inside seems so far away right now and i am getting impatient. thanks for sharing.

inabadmood i am sorry you are feeling low. i hope you will find something to lift you up.

inabadmood Tue 28-Oct-08 18:16:17

Thanks anjlix sorry to rain on your parade. Hope all goes well with your pregnancy. When are you due?

DANCESwithLordPsGhost Tue 28-Oct-08 18:19:45

A girl in our antenatal group had twins. She said when she was breastfeeding them in the first few days she looked down and they were holding hands - too cute grin

anjlix Tue 28-Oct-08 20:21:15

I am due on Dec 24th as per 37 weeks. Since I have MCDA id twins, doc wants to watch me closely.

bambi06 Tue 28-Oct-08 20:35:26

whats MCDA /please

JentlyDoesIt Tue 28-Oct-08 20:57:58

Just saw this though I don't have twins myself, my friend does - I went to see them at home when they were 5 days old. We stood in the hallway with a tiny baby each and just stared at them smile

At DD's christening recently, the same friend was talking to my aunt, also a mum of twins, she smugly said "oh, mine were 5 1/2 lb each" to which my aunt replied "oh, that's nothing, mine were 7 1/2 and 8 1/2 lb" the look on my friends face was priceless grin

Good luck with your babies.

anjlix Tue 28-Oct-08 21:10:01

bambi06 MCDA stands for monochorionic diamniotic twins. they have single placenta, 2 sacs and identical genetic material. they are the most common type of all identical twins.

peonyflower Tue 28-Oct-08 22:07:23

One of my twins copied his brother's homework then got the rubber and rubbed out the others work!
Always remembered how special and clever it felt to be pregnant with twins, even though very uncomfortable...
Hope you are getting all the rest you need?

Leoloopydoo Wed 29-Oct-08 08:59:46

The tough times come in phases. I've had times when all the attention drives me nuts, the fighting is distressing, I'be been totally exhausted that I don't know how I will get through the rest of the day and I've asked myself many times - why me? It would have been so much easier just to have 2!

But I'm extremely proud (both of them and of myself), the attention can make me glow, they don't always fight and its fascinating to see them play together so intensely at such a young age, I love my boys so much and wouldn't change a thing .

Inabadmood, I hope today is a better day. I'm wondering who you are....hmm!

For quite some time after the dts were born and I would see other people pushing a single pushchair, or with one baby in their arms I would look and have this strange feeling/question - why only one? where is the other one?

anjlix Wed 29-Oct-08 12:17:44

Leoloopydoo where is the other one? that is so funny! I have similar feelings too sometimes...

Had my 29 week scan today. All normal. But due to id twins, doc recommends elective c-sec at 35-36 weeks...Lets see what happens. I am only interested in healthy kids at this point.

Leoloopydoo Wed 29-Oct-08 12:35:55

Anjlix, great to hear that all is going well. My twins are mcda, they were born 36/6 and were only just big enough to stay out of special care which to me was a really important target (planned vbac, started spontaneously but had a cs because one had turned breech since the last scan). If there are no problems keep them inside you for as long as possible, 35-36 weeks seems very early. Do you post on the D'ya... thread?

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