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It's twins!

(31 Posts)
Sunshinein2013 Thu 07-Mar-13 15:25:40

Waah, had a 7 week scan yesterday and they could see two heart beats so looks like we're expecting twins! It's not totally unexpected as we had two embryos put back after fertility treatment but still I'm a bit shocked.

Anyone else expecting twins?

Excited85 Thu 07-Mar-13 15:28:09

Not as far as I know, but congratulations!!!!! Such exciting news!

honey86 Thu 07-Mar-13 16:06:54

woww congratulations smilethanks x

kelda Thu 07-Mar-13 16:07:38

Congratulations! flowers

Blobby11 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:35:37

Fantastic! Congratulations!

Lydia161290 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:42:36

No, i'm just having the one. But congrats! thanks Have a wine ...fine a brew to celebrate

gardenpixie32 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:09:01

Congratulations! smile

My twin girls are nearly 23 weeks old. It is great being a twin mother.

OzmaofOz Thu 07-Mar-13 18:12:09

Congratulations, my 2 are 2.9.

Sunshinein2013 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:23:59

Thanks all - its slowly starting to sink in.

LeChatRouge Thu 07-Mar-13 18:25:32

You lucky things! My twin boys are going to turn 19 in five weeks, what an exciting journey you are on.

CollectorofCookbooks Thu 07-Mar-13 18:37:35

Congratulations! I'm 26+5 with twins, it was a huge shock but am really starting to get excited now.

Check out TAMBA, their courses are excellent and they have loads of info.

Good luck!

Derpess Thu 07-Mar-13 19:14:25

Congrats! I'm 13+2 with twins. Only found out last Friday and still in shock but very excited!

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andadietcoke Sat 09-Mar-13 09:12:34

Congratulations! We also found out at 7 weeks and it's quite nice as you have time to get your head around things before you start telling people. 12w scan yesterday and everything's fine, so can start to get a bit excited now (although they couldn't date the pregnancy as one was curled up and measuring 12w and the other was stretched out and measuring 13+3w. Last private scan puts me at 13+1 today).

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jellybeans Sat 09-Mar-13 13:00:37

Congrats! I have 10 year old twins and it has been fantastic, loved every day of it.

legallyblond Sat 09-Mar-13 23:17:47

Re twins, is it possible / likely to be able to go to at least, say, 36 weeks and have a natural birth (especially after a normal natural single preg and birth at 40.14!!). Just wondering... ! Everyone (all 2 of them!) people I know with twins have had c sections at 30-34 weeks...

LeChatRouge Sun 10-Mar-13 00:17:56

I had mine naturally, went into unprovoked labour at 32 weeks and had them both 6 hours later, born exactly half an hour apart. Second one was breech, so there was a risk of caesarean, but amazing midwife carefully manually turned him round after first was born and so I just pushed him out - yippee, two babies!

OzmaofOz Sun 10-Mar-13 09:12:46

Yes c section at 30 weeks here, but know lots of people who had to be induced at 38 weeks and had a natural birth.

Littlemissexpecting Sun 10-Mar-13 10:17:03

My SiL had a planned cs at 37 or 38 weeks. She did have emcs with first.
The girls are 3 now and so different but so much fun

Dildals Tue 12-Mar-13 07:18:15

Hi sunshine! I am 9 wks pregnant with twins now, also after IVF. The days after the scan i was shocked ... It is just such big news to get used to, especially if you've been TTC for quite some time. I think i have my head around it now .. A bit ... I looked at the TAMBA website which had lots of helpful info and i found that there's a local twin club where i live. Am still worried about things going wrong (i think IVFers are more prone to worrying) but we saw 2 lovely heartbeats. DH and I were figuring out nursery costs the other day ... shock

UntamedShrew Tue 12-Mar-13 07:24:01

Congratulations! My twin boys are now 4 and I've had another DD too.

The boys were born by planned CS at 38.3

Good luck! Ask any questions you like. Do you have a local twins club?

FreeButtonBee Tue 12-Mar-13 07:37:33


I have 5 week old twins - currently BF my DTS. I went to 38+6 with mine and they were showing no signs of coming out voluntarily! Ended up with a section as Twin1 was breech. Mine were fraternal with separate placentas and sacs so lower risk and they were happy for me to keep going given my BP was stable and no GD etc.

I'm not going to lie, it is really tough but they are so lovely.

Do think about when you will finish work. I am normally pretty robust but by 32 weeks I was totally exhausted and I probably should have finished work 2 weeks earlier. You will need to manage expectations at work - it is much harder than a singe,ton PG. And do as much of the odd jobs in advance as possible. The last weeks I was practically housebound as I was so tired. So no pottering round town doing window shopping for the last bits.

jellybeans Tue 12-Mar-13 10:09:46

I went to 38 weeks had twin 1 naturally but twin 2 crash c section! This is rare though I believe 5% of births. There was one other lady I know at my twins club who had the same but I have never come across anyone else who had a birth like that.

Dildals Tue 12-Mar-13 14:54:38

freebuttonbee (and all other twin mothers ...) SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS / KNOWLEDGE! I reckon I will need all the help I can get! ;-)

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