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Buda Thu 25-Jun-09 14:43:12

My sis is PG on her 4th.

Well. She was. Discovered this morning it will be her 4th and 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is in shock. But happy.

This is the first pregnancy I have seen her really happy about - first was a 'mistake' and then she had bad PND after him, had 2 more 'mistakes' (hate that phrase really!) and bad PND, then diagnosed with bi-polar. Is doing really well at controlling that herself and is not on any medication.

She has been given a due date of 12 January but presumably she will go earlier.

Am grinning away here! SO exciting!

throckenholt Thu 25-Jun-09 14:46:25

looks like she may have a busy Christmas !!

twins are always a shock - but a good one (after the first year at least ).

Buda Thu 25-Jun-09 15:17:51

The things some people to do avoid cooking Xmas dinner!!!! grin

throckenholt Thu 25-Jun-09 17:45:05

one consolation - it is much easier being pregnant in the winter - imagine having twins in August !(Mine were born in Jan) - you do have to deal with the dark nights though.

Does she know if they are id or fraternal ?

Buda Thu 25-Jun-09 21:04:25

Hi Throckenholt. They are fraternal. We are all still in shock. My dad wondered if it was a credit crunch thing - 2 for the price of 1!

Christmas will be interesting. She is due on Jan 12 so could potentially deliver on Xmas Day. That would be just her luck!

Her youngest DS is almost 6 but he was a month early. Her other two are almost 11 and 10 so are old enough to be of help.

throckenholt Fri 26-Jun-09 10:33:35

fraternal means a less risky pregnancy generally compared to ids (no complicated shared blood supply issues) - so that is a good thing.

Sounds like the older ones are old enough to help with cuddles etc - which will help.

What a great Christmas present for them all

Buda Fri 26-Jun-09 17:59:30

I spoke to her again today. She is still in shock and wondering how she will cope but all her friends have promised they will help out. And as you say the older ones are old enough to help.

She is hoping to make it through Xmas and have them after but that one is in the lap of the Gods.

It's very exciting!

throckenholt Fri 26-Jun-09 18:11:29

by the way - lots of twins get to nearly full term - 38 weeks isn't uncommon - and some make it to 40 or 41 (poor mother !). There are other twin parents round here - hopefully someone else will pop along and say hi soon

duckyfuzz Fri 26-Jun-09 18:14:17

congrats to yuor sis buda mine were due on 18 Jan, DH's birthday, but arrived of their own accord 5 weeks early, 14 Dec, so we were home in time for christmas (courtesy of tesco blush)

Buda Fri 26-Jun-09 19:31:37

God throckenholt I don't think she has thought about getting to 40 or 41 weeks! Best not tell her that - it might worry her!

Thanks duckyfuzz! If hers do arrive in a similar fashion to yours I will treat her to Christmas courtesy of M&S!!!!!

mollyroger Fri 26-Jun-09 19:32:08

holy moly grin

pophas2boybeans Mon 29-Jun-09 21:09:31

Hiya. Congrats to your sis. I was booked for a section on the 7th Jan (4 weeks before my due date as mine are identical) but they actually came on the 23rd December. I spent Christmas and New Year in hospital but it wasn't all bad. Dinner was cooked for me etc. The only bad thing was that I missed my daughter like crazy.

PaulaAtMummyKnowsBest Tue 30-Jun-09 19:21:15

how exciting!

I love working with twins, they are hard work but so cute

whoingodsnameami Tue 30-Jun-09 19:25:53

Congrats to your sissmile
My dts were due on January 22nd, but arrived December 5th, they are now lively 5 year oldssmile

supersalstrawberry Tue 30-Jun-09 19:36:34

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Buda Wed 01-Jul-09 06:47:23

Thanks all. We are all still alternating between big silly grins when we think of it and "Oh My God!". Sis is just panicking about all the logistics. She is off on holiday on Sunday for 3 weeks - commented that it will be their last one as they won't be able to afford flights for 7 in the future!

Hi sal! That is good to know! In fact it will be an improvement with my sis wink!

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