17 weeks pregnant with twins

Brandy - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Hi, I'm 17 weeks pregnant with twins. Any advice for the rest of the pregnancy and infancy?



Thanks

Brandy

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Tanya - posted on 05/09/2010

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My 2nd pregnancy was the twins. I had such a wonderful easy pregnancy w/ my 1st enven tho he was 10+lbs and 28 hours of labor; I anticipated an easy preg the 2nd time.. It was a trial to say the least. I had severe symptoms, depression, and to top it I just reentered the work force after 3 yrs. I was a fool not to try and see the light at the end so to speak. It has all proven worth it. My best advise is this- do what works. We ended up co-sleeping in seperate rooms with one of the twins each for a yr or so, alternating who has who each night. They got their rest and so did we-plus they benefitted from some 1 on 1 cuddle time. We still managed to make time for each other, but being awoken 1/2 as often at night really was a help. I nursed and pumped the first 4 mths and also supplemented with formula. A great tip- We bought enough bottles to supply each room with what that baby needed for the night. Instead of getting out of bed and down stairs to make a bottle everytime, we would prep 12 bottles with sterile water at bed time and split them between 2 carrying tupperware containers. We would bring the 6 bottles and a can of formula to each bed/room and that way in the middle of the night, all that was required was to add the correct amount of formula to the bottle and feed it to our little one.Yeah in the beginning I was worried about the bottle being warm, but they didnt really mind. Doing this allowed us to benefit from more rest too and the baby doesnt wake up as fully. It was an innovation of neccessity. You will be suprised at the clever ideas u come up with. If u try to do by the book according to what worked for others, you could miss the variation that allows a great idea to become a great solution. Good luck. Take your time, it all goes too darn fast!

Sarah - posted on 06/18/2010

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Your Dr may not want you doing a 2 hour commute much longer. I had a 1 hour commute and my feet began to swell so bad! I worked until 28 weeks. I had developed Gestational Diabetes & was dilated 1 cm. We were sent to the hospital for observaton. Babies were fine, I was put on a diet & bedrest. Twins delivered via c-section at 32 weeks, weighing 3.5 & 3.7 lbs. They had a 3 week NICU stay w/out complications, C-PAP 1st day, bili lights a few days, then feeders & growers. I never envisioned going home without my babies, so it was a very difficult experience; & something I wish I would have been more prepared for.

They have now reached the "terrible 2's", and are more work than ever! Wouldn't trade them for the world, though. :)

Best of luck! Keep posting questions you have, this is a fantastic resource for support/advice.

Dawn - posted on 04/23/2009

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Rest as much as possible now! A lot of ppl (normally who DON'T have twins, will tell you that the first year is the hardest, it's not. The first year was a blast. I was lucky, my twins slept thru the night at 6 weeks. They weren't my first pregnancy, we'd had 2 miscarriages before them, but the entire pregnancy w/ my girls was amazing! I didn't find out we were having twins until I was 25 weeks along and I started going into labor at 29 weeks (bc of gallbladder problems, not actually bc of twins). Listen to your body, it knows when your pushing it too hard. I was lucky enough to not work except for the first 9 weeks or so of my pregnancy.



Take lots of belly pictures! I mean TONS! Take video of your babies moving around (believe me when you get further along, you'll easily be able to see your belly moving around like crazy!)



Try to have everything you'll need for their arrival by 32 weeks. It's nice to have it all there. My girls slept in the same crib until they switched to toddler beds a year ago. (they're 2 n half now) As for infancy, baby swings & a boppy pillow were a life saver for me, then a lil later on high chairs were a life saver. Every baby is diff including each twin, my girls are night and day of each other.



I can't think of anything else but CONGRATS on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins!!!

Nicki - posted on 01/07/2009

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Enjoy every minute of this pregnancy!  It took a toll on my body the entire time, but all the same, I loved it.  Take every bit of help you can get during and after.  I found that the first two weeks I was home was when I needed the most help.  We had family stay with us the first month after my boys were born. But those first two weeks are exhausting. You are trying to figure out feeding schedules, trying to get them to breastfeed, and overall figuring out how to meet all the needs of two babies at once! Mine slept together and still do at 7 months. You also have to remember to take care of yourself during this time. That's why it is so helpfult to have someone you trust stay with you. Also remember to cherish these moments...the months go by fast. I love the age of mine right now. And it gets easier each day that goes by. Life will never be the same, but trust me it has never been as good!  Twins are the most special blessing!  Good Luck!!

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Ciera - posted on 03/11/2010

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Congratulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins and just have fun! Twins are great fun! They are not twice as hard like people think but they can be twice as exhausting so sleep every moment you can and you will be just fine! And I am sure you will hear PLENTY of rude and stupid comments and you will hear them so often that you will almost wanna slap the next person who comments, but just know that you will hear them for years and years to come so don't let them bother you. Just nod and walk away from the strangers and when they come from people you know, just kindly disagree or correct them so they don't make the comments anymore but you don't offend them either. and again, HAVE FUN! twice as much!

Laura - posted on 02/28/2010

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I'm a single mother and my twins were my second pregnancy. There is lots of rest needed. I had also hoped to work until they delivered. I work retail and had to be moved to an area where I could sit down because being on my feet and moving around seemed to make me sicker in the first few months. Even with the desk-type job I still went into early labor at 28weeks. Immediately I was put on bedrest. The first three weeks were at home but you can imagine how much rest I actually got with my daughter home with me. At my 31wk appointment (31w2d) a test came back positive that I was at risk of going into labor at anytime. My boys were breech so I was back at hospital until they delivered.
My boys were delivered via C-section at 35w3d. Weighing 3.15 & 4.14, they went straight to NICU for four days. The only problem they really had was Jaundice and Josh had a feeding tube to finish his bottles because he tired so quickly. They came home at 11 days. Thankfully, the hospital already had them on a schedule so it made it so much easier on me. They've slept together since Wyatt came out of cubicle at two days.
You definitely want to try and rest while they sleep.

Marisol - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi. Congratulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins!

My second pregnancy was twins, since my first pregnancy was perfect -I had no reason to believe this pregnancy would be different. At 19 weeks it was discovered I had an incompetent cervix. Therefore I had to have a cerclage and placed on bed rest for the duration. Since I felt great, it was tough to always be compliant with the bed rest. Plus I was panicked that I didn't have any supplies for the twins. So I would occasionally not listen to doctor's orders. Needless to say, the twins were born at 27 weeks. He was 2lbs 10oz and she was 3lbs. Shockingly they were only in the NICU for 43 days. Now they're happy, healthy, thriving 7 year olds.

Bottom line, listen to what the doctor tells you. There's a reason they're telling you to do/not do something.

Share with your OB any concerns, no matter how small they may be (it may mean something.)

Once they're home, enjoy them. It's easy to panic and sometimes get a bit overwhelmed, but it goes by fast!

Accept help whenever it's offered.



Good luck! Many blessings to you and your little ones!

Jen - posted on 01/13/2010

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Take it easy haha. Im 29 weeks pregnant with twins and at this point im getting no sleep due to being uncomfortable. I have Carpal Tunnel syndrome in BOTH hands and sever swelling. So take it easy and hopefully it will be a little smoother for you!! Good Luck!

Lisa - posted on 07/07/2009

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Take it easy if you are able. You are blessed as we are. Congradulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins!

Jamie - posted on 05/02/2009

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my third pregnancy and with twins...I decided a couple things I WOULD LIKE TO BE INVENTED (or if they are, I have no idea about) but, the one thing I thought would of been awesome would be a bottle/formula dispenser (similar to making a cup of coffee or something) - keep it in the nursery, so it was at the right temperature, you just push a button stating how many oz you want....and the formula would be mixed (no shaking) and all you have to do is put the lid/nipple on!! that would of saved lots of messes on the floor in the middle of the night walking around like a sleepless zombie...!!

And, after your baby gets to sleep and you lay them in their crib....they feel the difference in temperature, so I thought if there was some sort of heater for the crib sheets (I wouldn't feel comfortable with a heating pad or anything that hot/electric) -- but I have learned if you wrap them in the blanket before laying them down, and make sure the blanket is touching their head (the part that will lay on the bed) it eases the transition from arms to bed because the temperature gradually changes instead of a dramatic instant change...!?!??! best of luck!

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I would get them on the same feeding schedule or you will have heck to pay trying to get a little nap in between.  And MAKE ABSOLUTE SURE that you sleep when they are sleeping.  The chores can wait.  I was so anal about keeping my house picked up and boy have I drifted from that.  Now I am learning to nap when they nap.  I love it and I don't care what my house looks like, just as long as the kitchen and bathrooms are clean.  Most of all, Have fun and enjoy every minute with them.  They grow up absolutely too fast.

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If you can afford to not work, don't.  I had to work and got stressed out and wound up in the hospital at 29 weeks for 6 more weeks.  I don't want to do the pregnancy part again, because I was extremely sick with morning sickness 24/7, but I sure do love and enjoy the outcome.  My girls are 2 now and I would not trade any of my experiences with them for the world.  They and my husband are the joy of my life!

Kandi - posted on 02/17/2009

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take it easy.. get lots of rest, and if your doctor tells you to stay in bed... .DO SO!!!



It sucks to be on bed rest, but it is even worse if you go into preterm labor, and you have to see your little ones stuck in the NICU, and all you want to do is take them home.



 



When you have them, DON'T listen to eveyone who tells you that they are a twin... or they know a twin.. (which will be just about every other person that walks up to you!! lol) When they say.. Oh.. it gets easier... (because it will, and it wont...) with every obstical that you pass.. you will get another... and NO one understands that.. unless they have HAD twins..



You will see your friends freaking out over having two or even three kids (all of different ages) and you will wonder how you ever did it (when yours get older) But you will.. and at some point, you will do so with out even thinking about it..



You will find, especially if you talk with other mom's with multiples.. that even if you have never been an organized person..



You will become one..



Sructure, and planning, and schedule... will be your friend... lol



 



But above EVERYTHING else.. OMG, Enjoy them.. it is unlike any other parenting ever.. I have three singles.. and then my twins... and you will learn so much just sitting back and watching these two people interact with each other in a way that you can not explain in words.. Even from birth..



It is awsome!!



 



Congratulaions being 17 weeks pregnant with twins... .and good luck!!

Anne - posted on 02/13/2009

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Take it easy and rest, listen to your doctor, listen to your body.  A multiple gestation is different than a singleton pregnancy.  If you feel any cramps, etc.. call your doctor because you could be in labor.



My doctors wanted me to stop working between 20 and 24 weeks.  50% of twins pregnancies are pre-term.



I worked but did light duty until 22 weeks.  Went right on bedrest after that as per my doctor.  I was in the hospital at 25 weeks, was there until my twins were born at 35 weeks because I kept going into pre-term labor.  I lived 1/2 of the time in the labor and delivery unit and on the maternity floor. 



It was rough, but it was worth it.  My twins were over 6 pounds each and they are 18 already :).



Hugs,



Anne :)



 

Mandy - posted on 02/11/2009

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Enjoy it, take lots of pictures of yourself pregnant cause you will forget when its all over. Have all your preparing for the babies done by the time your 28 - 30 weeks pregnant. Cause you never know what will happen or if you will need bed rest or anything like that.

Katherine - posted on 02/09/2009

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My twins were my first pregnancy, too.  I was a case manager until I was 6 months along, and my doctor put me on bedrest.  The boys were born at 35 weeks.  Those first couple months can be brutal, so my tips are these:



-  If someone asks if they can give you a hand, say YES!  Big things, little things, if they want to help, take it!



-  Sleep when they sleep.  Seriously.  You'll need it.



-  Find a feeding system that works for you (I fed one at a time at first, and went tandem when they could hold their heads up, and I could prop each one up on a thigh). 



-  They do not have to be dressed alike- they just have to be dressed. 



-  Get used to "OMG, are they twins?" right now.  Get used to the inevitable follow-up "Are they identical?"  And unless you are in the mood, yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to both of these. 



If you're concerned about your pregancy for any reason, I'd share it with your doctor.  She won't mind- it's her job.

Larsene - posted on 01/28/2009

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im 20 years old and my twin girls are almost 7months the best advice i can give is be very calm, dont get alll worked about why'll your pregnant. i was very calm threw out my pregnancy and i had my daughters at 35 weeks and they were sooo calm no one ever heard them cry they started sleepin threw the nite at 2 months and ppl always so wow u must got ur hands full and i just say no they are very good...my friends that have kids always tell me how lucky i am to have calm good kids..there kids use to cry alot and wake them in the middle of the night! when they are first born put them on a feedin schedule when one wakes to eat wake the other it makes ur life easier, and i learned to change them first then feed them cuz a diaper change always wakes a baby be wide awake and a full tummy makes them sleepy! my twins were my first pregnancy and i wouldnt mind having another set because my girls are sooo good. congrats and im not going to even wish u look because im sure u will be great, u will need to be very patient tho!

Tammy - posted on 01/27/2009

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Get as much rest before they come as you can. Afterwards, sleep when they are sleeping. Hire someone to come in to help out with cleaning the first year if you can afford it. Keep the twins on the same schedule. Things really do get better after the first 6 months. Good luck!

Brandy - posted on 01/27/2009

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First of all, thanks for all the great advice so far on what to expect being 17 weeks pregnant with twins! This is my first pregnancy and although completely wonderful is a little overwhelming at times just wondering if I am doing everything right and how much to question the doctor about the differences between singleton and twin pregnancy stuff.



Another question.....what kind of schedule did your doctors keep as far as how often you had appointments, timing of gestational diabetes screening, physical exams. For example, I switched doctors between 8 and 12 weeks once I found out it was twins I decided to go to the bigger nearby city because our NICU was only a level 1. My current doctor although she had seen me pre-pregnancy when I lived in that city, has not done a physical exam at all (the first doctor did one at 8 weeks). In some of my books I've read that sometimes with twins your cervix dialates early. I am now 20 weeks, should I be concerned that the doctor has not examined me?

Nia - posted on 01/20/2009

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WELL FIRST OF ALL CONGRATS ON BEING 17 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH TWINS, IM A MUM OF TWINS ON MY 4TH PREGNANCY AND NOW PREGNANT WITH BABY NO 6 AND I KNOW FROM A SCAN ITS ONLY 1, MY TWINS ARE 2 IN FEB AND THEY ARE A JOY TO HAVE EVEN THO THEY WERE BORN AT 30 WEEKS AND NEEDED SPECIAL CARE, MY ADVICE IS TO ENJOY THE PREGNANCY AND TAKE AS MUCH HELP YOU CAN HAVE WHEN THEY ARRIVE, WHEN THEY ARRIVE, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT HOUSE WORK ASLONG AS TWINS ARE CLEAN AND FEED, THE HOUSE WORK CAN WAIT, I STRESSED WHITH THIS AND MY HEALTH VISITOR TOLD ME "IT WILL STILL BE THERE TOMMOROW" AND THIS WAS GREAT AS I KNEW THEN I WAS NOT BEING JUDGED ON THE HOUSEWORK AS LONG AS BABIES ARE FINE AND HAPPY, IM NOT WORKING ANYMORE BUT WITH SO MANY CHILDREN I WISH I WAS BACK SOME TIMES JUST FOR A LITTLE PIECE BUT I WOULD RECOMENT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE IT IS TO SHOP ONLINE WITH SUPERMARKETS, ASDA, TESCO ECT, ITS SO MUCH EASIER SAT AT HOME ON THE LAPTOP AT NIGHT WITH A NICE HOT DRINK TO GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND NO MORE THAT THE KIDS THROW IN THE TROLLY AND NO STRESS IF BABYS NEED FEEDING OR CHANGING, IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BREAST FEEDING LIKE I DID WITH ALL MY BABIES, WITH TWINS I WOULD RECOMEND EXPRESSING TO SO IF THEY WAKE UP AT DIFFERENT TIMES THEN DAD COULD DO A FEW SHIFTS THRO THE NIGHT AND THEN ALT THE OTHER NIGHT SO THE OTHER BABY COULD GO TO THE BREAST AND DAD COULD BOTTLE FEED THE OTHER THAT WAY BOTH BABIES KNOW THE BREAST AND THE BOTTLE, ANYMORE ADVICE AFTER THE EARLY STAGES I CAN HELP IF YOU NEED IT, CONGRATS AGAIN AND I HOPE YOURE PREGNANCY GOES WELL AND ALSO THE BIRTH! NIA

Laura - posted on 01/16/2009

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Congrats on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins! I had an 18 month old when I brought the twins home. I worked as a Paramedic on the streets until my 27th week and one changed positions stretching an abdominal muscle. Long story short I was in the office until delivery. All I can suggest is try and get them on the same schedule, keep a log of pee's, poo's and feeding's. It helps when you can't remember who ate when, how much and if one has pooped for the day. Also, if anyone offers help whether it be washing the dishes, cooking a meal or babysitting while you get an hour of uniterrupted sleep...TAKE IT! I can tell you the first few months are tough but worth every minute of it. My three girls who are now 4 and almost 3 are a blast! Good luck with everything...you are about to get the blessings of a lifetime!

Freda - posted on 01/16/2009

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if you decide to bottlefeed buy podees, theyre handsfree bottles, a lifesaver with multiples!

Candace - posted on 01/09/2009

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Enjoy your pregnancy, try to stay stress free(its hard), relax lots and just take it easy!! its a truly amazing experiance, the kicking, the ultrasounds and the delivery. The docs will tell you when its time to cut out work, you will be tired, but when you get home, put your feet up and ask for help!! Good luck!!

Sarah - posted on 01/09/2009

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I worked as a full-time floating bank manager until 28 weeks. That meant lots of driving and time spent on my feet. I should have stopped working around 26 wks. I was 111 lbs and 5'1" prior to pregnancy. I put on almost 60 lbs by 28 wks, developed gestational diabetes, and had to be put on a diet. I was also dilated 1 cm at 28 wks.



They put me on bedrest and I delivered via emergency C-section at 32 wks. If you are having a tough time getting through the work days, I would seriously recommend talking about that with your Dr. Don't push it! I did, and I think I could have gone longer had I listened to my body. This was my 1st pregnancy, so I had no idea what was going on.



My babies at delivery were 3.5 and 3.7. They had no breathing issues except for a C-PAP used the first day. They had a 3 wk stay in the NICU. Going home from the hospital w/out my babies was the hardest thing I ever went through.



Accept help whenever it is offered. Again, let your Dr know things are getting difficult, they will offer the best solution for you. You are considered "high-risk", and it's that way for a reason.

Molly - posted on 01/07/2009

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it was my third pregnancy when i had my twins i went full term 39.5 weeks and i wroked until the friday before i had them when they wee newbons they shared a crib it worked well for all involved they would comfort each other and it was easier to schedule them together for feeding and so forth.try taking cat naps whenever you can the feeling of tiredness will ease off some soon as your body adjusts

Brandy - posted on 01/06/2009

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I'm already finding it difficult to make it through the work day and 2 hour commute :( How long do most twin moms work during pregnancy?

Jill - posted on 01/05/2009

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Take it easy, and don't do too much. My twin pregnancy was my second pregnancy, and I was sure I would be able to work up until I delivered. I had a lot to learn. Enjoy your pregnancy, and prepare yourself mentally. Having twins is a special privelege, but it will wear you out in the beginning. Be sure to take all the help you can get! Good luck!

Ciera - posted on 03/11/2010

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Congratulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins and just have fun! Twins are great fun! They are not twice as hard like people think but they can be twice as exhausting so sleep every moment you can and you will be just fine! And I am sure you will hear PLENTY of rude and stupid comments and you will hear them so often that you will almost wanna slap the next person who comments, but just know that you will hear them for years and years to come so don't let them bother you. Just nod and walk away from the strangers and when they come from people you know, just kindly disagree or correct them so they don't make the comments anymore but you don't offend them either. and again, HAVE FUN! twice as much!

Marisol - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi. Congratulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins!

My second pregnancy was twins, since my first pregnancy was perfect -I had no reason to believe this pregnancy would be different. At 19 weeks it was discovered I had an incompetent cervix. Therefore I had to have a cerclage and placed on bed rest for the duration. Since I felt great, it was tough to always be compliant with the bed rest. Plus I was panicked that I didn't have any supplies for the twins. So I would occasionally not listen to doctor's orders. Needless to say, the twins were born at 27 weeks. He was 2lbs 10oz and she was 3lbs. Shockingly they were only in the NICU for 43 days. Now they're happy, healthy, thriving 7 year olds.

Bottom line, listen to what the doctor tells you. There's a reason they're telling you to do/not do something.

Share with your OB any concerns, no matter how small they may be (it may mean something.)

Once they're home, enjoy them. It's easy to panic and sometimes get a bit overwhelmed, but it goes by fast!

Accept help whenever it's offered.



Good luck! Many blessings to you and your little ones!

Jen - posted on 01/13/2010

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Take it easy haha. Im 29 weeks pregnant with twins and at this point im getting no sleep due to being uncomfortable. I have Carpal Tunnel syndrome in BOTH hands and sever swelling. So take it easy and hopefully it will be a little smoother for you!! Good Luck!

Lisa - posted on 07/07/2009

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Take it easy if you are able. You are blessed as we are. Congradulations on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins!

Kandi - posted on 02/17/2009

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take it easy.. get lots of rest, and if your doctor tells you to stay in bed... .DO SO!!!



It sucks to be on bed rest, but it is even worse if you go into preterm labor, and you have to see your little ones stuck in the NICU, and all you want to do is take them home.



 



When you have them, DON'T listen to eveyone who tells you that they are a twin... or they know a twin.. (which will be just about every other person that walks up to you!! lol) When they say.. Oh.. it gets easier... (because it will, and it wont...) with every obstical that you pass.. you will get another... and NO one understands that.. unless they have HAD twins..



You will see your friends freaking out over having two or even three kids (all of different ages) and you will wonder how you ever did it (when yours get older) But you will.. and at some point, you will do so with out even thinking about it..



You will find, especially if you talk with other mom's with multiples.. that even if you have never been an organized person..



You will become one..



Sructure, and planning, and schedule... will be your friend... lol



 



But above EVERYTHING else.. OMG, Enjoy them.. it is unlike any other parenting ever.. I have three singles.. and then my twins... and you will learn so much just sitting back and watching these two people interact with each other in a way that you can not explain in words.. Even from birth..



It is awsome!!



 



Congratulaions being 17 weeks pregnant with twins... .and good luck!!

Mandy - posted on 02/11/2009

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Enjoy it, take lots of pictures of yourself pregnant cause you will forget when its all over. Have all your preparing for the babies done by the time your 28 - 30 weeks pregnant. Cause you never know what will happen or if you will need bed rest or anything like that.

Brandy - posted on 01/27/2009

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First of all, thanks for all the great advice so far on what to expect being 17 weeks pregnant with twins! This is my first pregnancy and although completely wonderful is a little overwhelming at times just wondering if I am doing everything right and how much to question the doctor about the differences between singleton and twin pregnancy stuff.



Another question.....what kind of schedule did your doctors keep as far as how often you had appointments, timing of gestational diabetes screening, physical exams. For example, I switched doctors between 8 and 12 weeks once I found out it was twins I decided to go to the bigger nearby city because our NICU was only a level 1. My current doctor although she had seen me pre-pregnancy when I lived in that city, has not done a physical exam at all (the first doctor did one at 8 weeks). In some of my books I've read that sometimes with twins your cervix dialates early. I am now 20 weeks, should I be concerned that the doctor has not examined me?

Nia - posted on 01/20/2009

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WELL FIRST OF ALL CONGRATS ON BEING 17 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH TWINS, IM A MUM OF TWINS ON MY 4TH PREGNANCY AND NOW PREGNANT WITH BABY NO 6 AND I KNOW FROM A SCAN ITS ONLY 1, MY TWINS ARE 2 IN FEB AND THEY ARE A JOY TO HAVE EVEN THO THEY WERE BORN AT 30 WEEKS AND NEEDED SPECIAL CARE, MY ADVICE IS TO ENJOY THE PREGNANCY AND TAKE AS MUCH HELP YOU CAN HAVE WHEN THEY ARRIVE, WHEN THEY ARRIVE, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT HOUSE WORK ASLONG AS TWINS ARE CLEAN AND FEED, THE HOUSE WORK CAN WAIT, I STRESSED WHITH THIS AND MY HEALTH VISITOR TOLD ME "IT WILL STILL BE THERE TOMMOROW" AND THIS WAS GREAT AS I KNEW THEN I WAS NOT BEING JUDGED ON THE HOUSEWORK AS LONG AS BABIES ARE FINE AND HAPPY, IM NOT WORKING ANYMORE BUT WITH SO MANY CHILDREN I WISH I WAS BACK SOME TIMES JUST FOR A LITTLE PIECE BUT I WOULD RECOMENT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE IT IS TO SHOP ONLINE WITH SUPERMARKETS, ASDA, TESCO ECT, ITS SO MUCH EASIER SAT AT HOME ON THE LAPTOP AT NIGHT WITH A NICE HOT DRINK TO GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND NO MORE THAT THE KIDS THROW IN THE TROLLY AND NO STRESS IF BABYS NEED FEEDING OR CHANGING, IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BREAST FEEDING LIKE I DID WITH ALL MY BABIES, WITH TWINS I WOULD RECOMEND EXPRESSING TO SO IF THEY WAKE UP AT DIFFERENT TIMES THEN DAD COULD DO A FEW SHIFTS THRO THE NIGHT AND THEN ALT THE OTHER NIGHT SO THE OTHER BABY COULD GO TO THE BREAST AND DAD COULD BOTTLE FEED THE OTHER THAT WAY BOTH BABIES KNOW THE BREAST AND THE BOTTLE, ANYMORE ADVICE AFTER THE EARLY STAGES I CAN HELP IF YOU NEED IT, CONGRATS AGAIN AND I HOPE YOURE PREGNANCY GOES WELL AND ALSO THE BIRTH! NIA

Laura - posted on 01/16/2009

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Congrats on being 17 weeks pregnant with twins! I had an 18 month old when I brought the twins home. I worked as a Paramedic on the streets until my 27th week and one changed positions stretching an abdominal muscle. Long story short I was in the office until delivery. All I can suggest is try and get them on the same schedule, keep a log of pee's, poo's and feeding's. It helps when you can't remember who ate when, how much and if one has pooped for the day. Also, if anyone offers help whether it be washing the dishes, cooking a meal or babysitting while you get an hour of uniterrupted sleep...TAKE IT! I can tell you the first few months are tough but worth every minute of it. My three girls who are now 4 and almost 3 are a blast! Good luck with everything...you are about to get the blessings of a lifetime!

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