Are your twins , your first, second, third or higher pregnancy

Claire - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My twins were my 3rd pregnancy, how did you cope, did you have the support / no support

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Serena - posted on 03/01/2010

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My girls are my second pg. I lost my first pg 1st day of second trimester. We think that was twins as well. It was hard mainly because of being soooo dang tired lol. My hubby was around for the first three months. But then he went off to a navy school. I was alone for 2 months, then my mother came for 2. Now im in spain pretty much doing it on my own lol. My hubby works and goes to school. My girls are 2 years old and 4 months. I guess i just try to balance my time. If trhat means my house suffers, then it does ( my girls and I come first :) ). Though i try to have certain days where i do laundry and another one for basic cleaning. I include my girls in and when they have lost their interest i let em watch some tv lol. I also try to remember when they are learning new things ( eating with utensisl, puting on clothes etc ) not to get fustrated. that is as much as doing something with them as anything else. So what if it takes a bit longer or maybe 10m more lol. I do understand though when you need to be somewhere or get something done hehe.

Felisha - posted on 08/21/2009

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They were my first pregnancy! A big surprize. We coped by taking it one day at a time. My husband and I were not planning to get pregnant, but were open to any possiblilty, since we knew we wanted kids one day. We had little support in the beginning, but I think it was mostly from everyone elses fear of newborns haha. Gramma and Aunties are amazing now, and LOVE to take the girls at least once a week.

Betsy - posted on 04/21/2009

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My twins were my 5th pregnancy. I had them 13 mo after our next youngest son, who walked late, so that was tougher at the end of the pregnancy and the first month until he would walk. My husband works a lot, and though close to my family, I did it on my own. I found it easier having twins (and basically Irish triplets) later. If I had them all first, I think it would be much tougher. Our oldest was 17 when I had them, so I felt comfortable as a mom. I feel bad for those who have multiples first. Figuring out how to be a mom while learning how to juggle must be difficult. Best thing was getting the 3 little ones on the same sleep schedule. They all go down for a nap at the same time, so I have 1-1/2 to 2 hrs of quiet and alone time before the older kids come home from school. Great for sanity!

Melissa - posted on 04/01/2009

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My boys were my second pregnancy. They are identical and were born two months early (32 weeks gestation). Though I went into labor at 27 weeks! At my dr visit I wasn't even scheduled to be checked, but I told my OB that I was discharging something that I thought looked like my plug (if this had been my first I wouldn't have known what that was and very well may have lost my little cuties), he decided to check me and I was 4 cm. I was on bed rest and in and out of the hospital, when I was at home I was on tributaline and in the hospital they put my on magnesium. My daughter was 2 when they were born, and I had help from family financially because my hubby had a second shift job, so we kept my daughter in daycare so I could be at the hospital all day for the 5 weeks the boys were in the NICU and at home at night with my little girl. The babies were born November 20 (on a tuesday) and came home Tuesday December 24th Christmas Eve! That was the greatest gift I have ever recieved for Christmas! They were barely 3 lbs when they were born and now at 16 months they are 27 lbs, 32 in long and are the little baby loves of my life. Their birth was the hardest part of my entire life, seeing them sick was the most pain I have ever been in. It made me feel like a horrible mother to not have been able to keep my kids safe and healthy. Over the past year we have been through a lot, now they are doing great and I have started to forgive myself for not being able to carry them full term. Also with them being second babies, it has been surprisingly easier to not spoil them like I did my daughter.

Christine - posted on 03/27/2009

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My identical twin boys were my first ... and my last lol! We were so excited when we found out and they are definitly our little miracle babies. They were born 8 weeks early and spent 7 weeks in the NICU. Having my babies stay in the hospital for so long and seeing what they went through was the hardest part of my life so far. We are so lucky to have them with us here today. When they came home from the hospital I had a lot of help from my mother - thank god because I don't think I could have done it alone since my husband still had to work full time & was working over time for extra money. They are a lot of work but they are so worth it.

Alyssa - posted on 03/23/2009

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My identical twin boys were my first and I have to say that I actually wanted no help but I did get some from my family and my husbands family. I guess seeing how my sister had her house full all the time when she had her baby boy made me want to take care of my boys on my own. She really didnt get much alone time with him and I wanted my boys all to myself...lol



 



Now that they are 1yr & 3mths I wish people would come and take them and I could have a little me time...lol

Becka - posted on 03/08/2009

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After trying for 10 years, I got pregnant with my twins.  They were my second pregnancy and as our ten year old son calls them "Gifts from Above."  They were conceived naturally with no drugs and twins do not run in the family.  I was told I would never have any more children after my son was born and they are indeed gifts.

Sarah - posted on 03/02/2009

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My twins are my 3rd pregnancy also. I think if I had them first it would have been a lot harder but I agree that you are way more relaxed the third time around.

Melanie - posted on 02/26/2009

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My twins we my 3rd and final pregnancy.  I remember the day they told me... I think I fainted. But luckily we had plenty of support.Plus,  I think that already having 2 kids made the twins easier. You're alot more relaxed the third time around!

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