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GettingBiggerBird Wed 05-Nov-08 09:55:17

Hoping to drag my fellow pregnant mums and those whose bodies have been recently or not-so-recently liberated over from our ante-natal thread. We're not as experienced as those on the d'y ever ones but a lot slower grin. And any new ladies please join us, here's the list so far:

PazzaPlusTwo: twin girls born April 28th 2008 - Anais and Carmen
Neenztwinz: twins born May 6 2008, Esther and Theo
Accessorizequeen: twins born Sept 27, Felix and Bridget - East Yorkshire
Merrymarigold: non id twins (girl and boy) born 22 Oct, Jude and Mirissa - Forest Gate, East London
jennyroper: id girl twins due dec 15th - New Zealand (but am proudly British)
Anjlix: id twin girls due 24 dec (37 weeks) - London, booked at St Thomas.
GBB: b/g twins due Dec 25 - Hackney, London
PBH: twin girls due 9 Jan 2009
MEL2005: twins due(40w)10th jan 2009, Norfolk
Pheonixnights:Non ID twins due 17th Jan
Ewemoo: id twins due end Jan 08
Tallulahbelle: twins due Jan 08
Nellstar: id twins due 18 Feb 2009 (well, that's 40 weeks)
Balamorybaby: twins due 11th March - East Sussex
Barbarella: triplets due 9th April 2009
Swerve: twins due 28 May 2009

twinmam Wed 05-Nov-08 10:31:02

Hi, I had twin girls in February and would love to chat to other twin mums

frumpygrumpy Wed 05-Nov-08 11:52:52

GBB.................PMSL that you think we are experienced. Each of us is merely winging it grin

Tortington Wed 05-Nov-08 11:55:37

mine are 15

i don't envy you wink

i can be positive i promise

frumpygrumpy Wed 05-Nov-08 11:58:52

custy, get your slack arse back onto the d'ever thread and be 'positive' over there. Your chair has been kept empty <<stands pointing with chest puffed>>

mel2005 Wed 05-Nov-08 12:02:22

morning all, great new thread.
feeling huge today and i have two sets of feet kicking my ribs and a four year old throwing a wobbly, at least my two year old is playing nicely.

welcome twinmam

Tortington Wed 05-Nov-08 12:10:51

i havent' been on dya ever for aggggggggges. will pop in

GettingBiggerBird Wed 05-Nov-08 12:15:09

Frumpy wink. We are sparing you our worries about buggy choices and which cars fit multiple car seats and newborn routines. But please do chip in whenever our neuroses are too much to bear...

Welcome Twinmam, you can tell us what not to do grin. Are your girls ID? How are you finding life?

Mel I really feel for you with two DCs already, my DD is very demanding at the mo and I'm having to get DH to be at home more to help keep her occupied. Her constant 'mummies and sisters' role play is sweet but a bit unnerving in its frequency and intensity - and there are more and more babies each time! I also got ticked off for bringing her in to nursery 5 mins late this morning - nursery, for goodness sake! I had to report to the office blush.

frumpygrumpy Wed 05-Nov-08 12:16:27

And to you my love, door always open to all x.

accessorizequeen Wed 05-Nov-08 12:42:43

Welcome twinmam smile. Mine (b/g) are five weeks and I'm trying not to wish the early days away so i can get some sleep. Just so much of a zombie and I look absolutely dreadful urgh.

MM, glad that you're enjoying it, the support makes a lot of difference.

I have a part-time nanny, she comes for the morning and afternoon school runs on Monday, then all day Weds and Fri when I have ds2 (23 months) as well. Plus my mum has ds2 on Tuesdays and does the school drop off/pick up for ds1 (five next month). I also have a homestart volunteer 2 hours a week. But then I do have 4 under 5! Help makes all the difference, trying to get twins out the door if you need to get somewhere is a nightmare (well it is for me at present) and another pair of hands enormously helpful.

Neeerly3 Wed 05-Nov-08 12:57:47

mine are 4 - i shall keep my beady eye on you all! and FG is right - experience! pah! we claw our way through every day and rejoice when no one is in casulty and they are in bed at a decent time. Also alcohol is our friend (well it will be mine again in february!)

anjlix Wed 05-Nov-08 13:13:52

Ah found it. The new twin thread. My life line LOL, Hello ladies. It is a good new day with Obama as the future president of the U.S. (I am an expat from U.S.) and tried to stay up all night to watch the results on CNN. With pregnancy insomnia I thought it would be a breeze. I have been up till 5am last 3 nights. But of course there is no predicting the hormones. By 2a my body was begging me to go to bed and I lost the battle.

MY TAKE: For all the insomniac pregnant ladies, watch the rerun of the election coverage. It put me to sleep, may work on you.

Small print: RESULTS NOT TYPICAL

BinkyB Wed 05-Nov-08 16:22:26

Anjlix I am a Brit but still cried at the acceptance speech, which DH found hilarious (esp. the puppy bit). Not sure if it's PG hormones or just that I'm a soppy so and so!

Anyway I've realised that I pop in every now and then but haven't put myself on the list. Here we go

PazzaPlusTwo: twin girls born April 28th 2008 - Anais and Carmen
Neenztwinz: twins born May 6 2008, Esther and Theo
Accessorizequeen: twins born Sept 27, Felix and Bridget - East Yorkshire
Merrymarigold: non id twins (girl and boy) born 22 Oct, Jude and Mirissa - Forest Gate, East London
jennyroper: id girl twins due dec 15th - New Zealand (but am proudly British)
Anjlix: id twin girls due 24 dec (37 weeks) - London, booked at St Thomas.
GBB: b/g twins due Dec 25 - Hackney, London
PBH: twin girls due 9 Jan 2009
MEL2005: twins due(40w)10th jan 2009, Norfolk
Pheonixnights:Non ID twins due 17th Jan
Ewemoo: id twins due end Jan 08
Tallulahbelle: twins due Jan 08
Nellstar: id twins due 18 Feb 2009 (well, that's 40 weeks)
Balamorybaby: twins due 11th March - East Sussex
BinkyB: non ID twins due 7th April - SW London
Barbarella: triplets due 9th April 2009
Swerve: twins due 28 May 2009

Pheonixnights Wed 05-Nov-08 17:05:08

Hi ya ladies - Love the new thread. Had my last day at work today and thanks to the double whammy pregnancy hormones, I sat at my desk which was full of pressies and cried!!!! Feel a bit of a plank now but there you go! I have so much lovely stuff but feel a bit shell shocked that it means I am having twins!! FGS I only have 8 weeks left you would have thought it had hit home by now!!

Anyway I have loads of stuff to sort out now I am on maternity leave, especially as the dts are due at Christmas! Better carry on shopping!

teasleepfood Wed 05-Nov-08 18:52:22

Ooooooh, can I join a list? Makes me feel officially part of MN! I think I'm a bit 'inbetween' not brand new but not yet jaded grin

Teasleepfood: Boy / girl twins born 5th Dec 07
PazzaPlusTwo: twin girls born April 28th 2008 - Anais and Carmen
Neenztwinz: twins born May 6 2008, Esther and Theo
Accessorizequeen: twins born Sept 27, Felix and Bridget - East Yorkshire
Merrymarigold: non id twins (girl and boy) born 22 Oct, Jude and Mirissa - Forest Gate, East London
jennyroper: id girl twins due dec 15th - New Zealand (but am proudly British)
Anjlix: id twin girls due 24 dec (37 weeks) - London, booked at St Thomas.
GBB: b/g twins due Dec 25 - Hackney, London
PBH: twin girls due 9 Jan 2009
MEL2005: twins due(40w)10th jan 2009, Norfolk
Pheonixnights:Non ID twins due 17th Jan
Ewemoo: id twins due end Jan 08
Tallulahbelle: twins due Jan 08
Nellstar: id twins due 18 Feb 2009 (well, that's 40 weeks)
Balamorybaby: twins due 11th March - East Sussex
BinkyB: non ID twins due 7th April - SW London
Barbarella: triplets due 9th April 2009
Swerve: twins due 28 May 2009

GettingBiggerBird Wed 05-Nov-08 19:22:52

Ooh how exciting, lots of new people smile.

Pheonix everything is making me cry at the moment, never mind something genuinely personally touching. Every time my DD hears me sniff she asks me why I'm crying, how bad is that?! blush Welcome to maternity leave! I hope it's genuinely relaxing.

Neerly, the constant alcohol references on the d'y ever threads are one of the reasons I haven't immersed myself - pure torture wink. Roll on ... well, how long do I have to wait? If I manage to bf, it could be another 6 months. Ugh.

Neeerly3 Wed 05-Nov-08 19:39:21

I am also pregs gettingbigger, but with a singleton this time - have been allowing myself the odd glass (prepares for anti-alcoholers to flame me!), and indeed am intending to BF, so god, could be looking at a year without a good ole piss up!

TALLULAHBELLE Wed 05-Nov-08 20:21:02

Evening - just popping in to say hello on the new thread. Back later.

MerryMarigold Wed 05-Nov-08 20:36:39

Hello! Just 'bookmarking' as they say...things still going well though went to docs today and they can't do anything for my rash sad except piriton and calamine. I am taking 6 piriton a day, and it still wakes me in the night in my few hours of sleep. Hope the babies are fine on it, they seem to be awake enough to feed plenty anyway. Anyone else experienced this? A midwife said can be a reaction to c-section. I did also have a rash before I gave birth, but it was totally different kind of rash. This one definitely looks like an allergy.

bedfordgirl Wed 05-Nov-08 21:11:22

Hi everyone!
My b/g twins were born in Feb and still can't quite believe i'm mum to two babies and we're all still in one piece! Looking forward to getting to 'know' you all!

teasleepfood Thu 06-Nov-08 09:50:57

GBB I breast fed mine but still have the odd glass of wine. I asked a paediatrician and there is no recognised problem of mothers alcohol from breast milk causing a medical effect on a baby. Apparently it metabolises just like it does in your blood. I had a friend who went to a wedding and had granny looking after baby, She gave baby EBM and friend had a bender! She then expressed off the milk the next morning and threw it away to be sure.
TBH I don't much fancy too much vino collapso these days as it is sod's law that I'll be up in the night anyway. Ho hum.
<<disappears off into the kitchen in search of tea and comfort biscuits repeating new mantra: I don't miss wine, I don't miss wine, I don't...>>

GettingBiggerBird Thu 06-Nov-08 09:58:05

Never fear, I am having the odd glass of wine too (isn't our mantra 'whatever gets you through?') - it's the odd bottle I'm missing wink. I remember the joys of a bender about 3 months in with DD, what I hadn't factored was having to express in a loo in the middle of the night at a friend's house to avoid boob explosion. And then having to throw that precious milk away. I wasn't sure it was worth the effort!

BarbarellaNz Thu 06-Nov-08 12:08:27

Hi Everyone,

Had to go to the doctor this morning to ask if she could listen to my tummy with the Doppler thingy as was convinced that something had happened to my babies. Had been using Cyclogest (progesterone) pessaries twice a day on IVF clinic's advice but specialist told me on Friday to halve the dosage. Since then my boobs have 'deflated' a bit, the veins on my tummy aren't as prominant and I became convinced that something 'bad' had happened. Does anyone else have experience of using progesterone during pregnancy?

Anyway, after bursting into tears and sobbing my way through the explanation of why I was there, she easily found all three heartbeats - all sounding strong, thank God!

Does anyone else out there freak out about pregnancy symptoms/changes in them? I can't believe how scared I can get in such a short time.blush Please tell me it's the hormones!!

Love, BarbarellaXX

poorbuthappy Thu 06-Nov-08 12:12:17

Only just realised I was about to post on the "old" thread...

Hope everyone is feeling good this morning...

Had another scan and apparently now the girls are 3lb 8 each which whilst I know is only a guestimate I am very very pleased with!

Also - announcement time...

Booked in for section on the 11th December (36 weeks).
I am so pleased that I have an end date that I actually feel 10 times better than I did at 9am this morning...chances of actually being home the weekend before christmas to get settled with dd is looking really good and generally I am now really pleased and happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! grin

anjlix Thu 06-Nov-08 13:07:34

poorbuthappy first of all congrats, the end is near. I am curious to know though if there is any particular reason why you are getting a c-sec at 36 weeks. My consultant says that there is no way he is allowed to book a date before 37 weeks if all is going fine (whatever that means). I have id twins who share a single placenta. The guy at Fetal Medicine Center recommends C-sec at 35-36 weeks.

BarbarellaNz if it makes you feel any good, I feel like I am 100 times worse. It is progestrone and kids that have taken over you mind and body. Think about it, you are actually a minority in your own body grin.

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