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What do you mean there's more than one!

(55 Posts)
Franykins Wed 22-May-13 14:36:26

Ok so just got back from my 12 weeks scan. It's TWINS!!!! Wow. Shocked much. But how exciting smile Crazy times ahead.

wifey6 Wed 22-May-13 14:37:03

Aww congratulations, how wonderful. envyenvy

FoofFighter Wed 22-May-13 14:37:24

grin congratulations!! Are there twins in the family or is it a complete curveball?

harleyd Wed 22-May-13 14:38:51

congratulations grin

Franykins Wed 22-May-13 14:51:51

Thank you smile Its a complete curveball. I'm just sitting here thinking OMG!! Haha. Non identical so who knows maybe one of each. Wow!

LemonBreeland Wed 22-May-13 14:53:05

Wow! How exciting, congratulations! grin

Franykins Wed 22-May-13 15:54:58

Thank you. still in shock shock how long till it sinks in!

TheNobodies Wed 22-May-13 16:04:18

My mum has 5 year old twins. Non identical boy and girl!! She didn't find out until 20 weeks, she cried and laughed, there the best thing that happened to the family. She carried them until 38weeks, had C-section because one was breech. Big-time Alex weighed 8+pounds (he was greedy) Girl- Alyssa weighed 6pound. Best of luck, so many adventures ahead for you :-D. It's amazing how simular and different they are. Alyssa is very behind and going through testing. Alex is ahead of everyone in his year, very clever! I really want twins! Congratulations x

Franykins Wed 22-May-13 16:06:00

Oh wow. I can't wait! I think I would like one of each, but as long as both are healthy who cares grin

RJM17 Wed 22-May-13 16:27:25

Congrats xxx

ladythatlunches Wed 22-May-13 16:46:25

Ooooo we have twins. I know the pure shock you are talking about smile
I think me and dh laughed then stopped then I cried. Ha ha

They are by far my easiest babies there soso happy smile

People used to say how lucky I was, at the time I was scared and now there here I know im lucky
Good luck and enjoy every minute

harrygracejessica Wed 22-May-13 16:58:40

Congratulations. I have 2 sets and the first set they said they are both fine and I didn't believe them lol.

How do you know they are non identical??

Franykins Wed 22-May-13 17:02:40

I can't wait. The sonographer said they are non identical as they have their own placentas and are in their own sacks.

harrygracejessica Wed 22-May-13 18:58:17

Sonographer needs to learn some facts then :-)

Each in their own sacs and placentas means they could be identical or non identical :-) only way to determine will obviously be if its a girl and boy or by zygosity testing.

notsoold Wed 22-May-13 19:08:43

Dh is part of a non identical set of twins.... I think it is wonderful!

PollyPlummer Wed 22-May-13 19:10:59

Congratulations, my 2 are also non id and nearly 3. I still sometimes look at them now and think Fuck I've got twins grin

2Labradors Wed 22-May-13 21:49:26

Oh wow, congratulations x

Frenelder Thu 23-May-13 08:21:13

Congrats how exciting x

Franykins Thu 23-May-13 08:56:37

Thank you everyone. I spent a lot of the night thinking 'oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck' (sorry for the language but that's what I was thinking) this morning I had to ask DP if it was really Thursday and I hadn't dreamt yesterday. He just laughed and said you didn't dream it we're having twins dear. How crazy! I am so full of excitement today, still shock, but hey all will be ok grin How amazing!

harrygracejessica Oh really, I did a fair bit of reading last night and from what I read two placentas means no identical. I am now confused haha.

PollyPlummer haha I can see me doing this a lot.

neversleepagain Thu 23-May-13 10:56:52

Congratulations smile

Like harry has said, you cannot tell until you have had zygosity testing once they are born. If the fertilised egg split very early on then they would have separate sacs and placentas but still be identical. It astounds me how many medical professional get this wrong and tell patients the wrong info. 25% of DCDA twins are identical. I had to wait until my DCDA girls were born to find out if they were identical or not (both had their own sacs and placentas), it is obvious they are not identical, they look very different.

I know of 2 sets parents with twins who were told they were non identical and after 3 years found out they had identical twins.

I remember the shock at my 12 week scan well. I still look at my twins nearly a year later and think, wow, I have two babies!

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 23-May-13 11:01:55

Congratulations! We found out at 7 weeks that there were 2 in there, and maybe 3(!), and my gorgeous boys are 7 now, and both fab smile

Welcome to the club!

bootsycollins Thu 23-May-13 11:09:28

Congratulations! thanks

How exciting! We have twins in our family, the youngest set are 2 now and we're all crazy about them, they're a comedy duo grin

Franykins Thu 23-May-13 11:21:55

Oh wow so I might have identical twins. That is bad they give out wrong info, not that it matters one hoot if they are or not grin She also said that as they have their own placentas they are the safest type of twins to have (i'm assuming she means not twin to twin transfusion that I have heard and read about) is this also incorrect?

neversleepagain Thu 23-May-13 11:29:33

Having their own placentas (DCDA) twins are supossed to be the safest type of twin pregnancy, she did get that bit right!

Franykins Thu 23-May-13 11:52:39

Well that is good to know.

Can I ask if people co slept their twins or put them in their own cots? We are tight on space (didn't expect to fall pg so quickly after coming off the pill and were hoping to move) so was wondering if we need two cots or two cotbeds or what. Am I over thinking this at 12 + 4 weeks? Or am I just trying to be prepared.

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