twins are here

Katrina - posted on 09/26/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i am 12 weeks pregnat with twins have 6 kids from the ages of 2 to 13 years any other mother have gone through this and how to cope with this all and if i should have a normal delivery or a c-section all my other labours have gone really fast so worred about that as well and how am i going to go after there born trying to cope with all these little one's any advice would be good thank you , well i have had my 2 little girls on the 21-2-2011 abby 5lb 1oz and nakita 4lb 1oz born 6 weeks prem but they are great still in spec unit but hope be home soon i had natural birth with nothing and everything went well born 20 mins apart and my labour was only 2 hours (thank god lol) thanks to all for help

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Christina - posted on 09/27/2010

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I am mom of 5 I have twins (they were my first though) BUT I see no reason you should be thinking c-section already wait to see how they are positioned at the end there is no reason why you can't deliver them normaly, I had mine "normal" i had 5 hours of labor then pushed 5 times for twin a then 11 mintues later twin b was born breech too! I only had to push twice for her! If you want to have a regular delivery find an OB who supports you and your wishes for your body! As for as adding 2 more to the mix I am 100% sure you have it down by now but just make sure everyone is helping and doing there part to step up a bit more towards the end when you get really tired and then right after delivery. even if you have to make a "chore chart" for them so each child knows where they can help and the 13 year old should be able to help direct the younger ones on how to help and where they can help out. I like having chards and check lists they seem to make life run smoother. Good luck!

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Congratulations! I am so happy you had 2 healthy baby girls even if they were a bit earlier than planned. However, I really hope you enjoy your 2 newest angels and I hope to hear how you all are doing with the newest members. :) I know it can be a challenge at first but you all sound strong and loving. :)

Kelly - posted on 01/23/2011

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i am a mom of 7 -= my last two were twins -= they are now 2. my kids ages are 20, 17, 1, 9, 3, & 2yr old twins. as to your delivery, thats between you and your doc. i delivered all but the twins naturally. The best advice i can give you is start right from day 1 and get those twins on a schedule, and start now, and make sure the rest of your kids are on a schedule..lol..my twins had to be fed every 3 hrs for the first 8wks, so after they were born, my wonderful ob nurse asked about my other kids and they're schedules, and when she found out that my then 15mos old napped at 12-3 every day she says, ok, lets get these babies on a schedule so they'll nap at the same time so you can nap too..and that's what we did..lol..the first cpl wks was an adjustment, but as you know, thats with all babies, not just twins. i was very fortunate and was never put on bed rest, no complications, etc.. the only thing i did have was 'irritable uterine syndrome' for the last 8wks of my pregnancy - basically my uterus would get a muscle spasm - not fun = only way to get rid of the pain was to go to l&d and get a pain shot...my ob said it was prob because of my previous pregnancies and that my uterus was over sensitive because of it...not trying to scare you, just givin you a heads up just in case it happens to you too..

TishAnn - posted on 12/01/2010

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Congratulations! I have 10 living children (2 sets of twins), My first set was born vaginally, my most recent was a c-section but we knew it would be (long story). Just take things slow, don't worry if you can't get it all done (because most days you can't). Enjoy your cuddle time with the little ones and the older ones too. Never be afraid to ask for help or accept help, it doesn't mean you aren't good enough! If you have any questions, go ahead and ask. :) Best wishes to you!

Judy - posted on 10/06/2010

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I have 7 ranging from 15 down to 2. my last 3 were born one yr after another...so not quite you sit. but close I now have a 2, 3 and 4 yr old. Just take one day at a time and don't forget to breath. Talk to your dr about your concerns about labor....maybe it wouldn't be easier to schedule a c-section to you can have all the help you need set in place at a certain time..... on the other hand if youv'e had easy deliveries..... vaginal is faster and easier to recover from. Make sure the first few weeks and even first month you have plenty of help with the 2 yr old. I went to nest when my last was born... when I came home I went to my room with the baby and stayed there for two days. The world survived without me. Then I didn't leave my house but to go to the drs. for the first two months.... others went grocery shopping and did the other kids stuff for me. My sister-in-law arranged meals for the first week then my older kids and hub made the second weeks meals. dont' stress about the dust and such...it keeps and things will fall into place as you recover and move on.

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Congratulations :) Your older children will be so much help. They can cook, clean, help with school (if you home educate like I do), etc.. My DH and I have 15 children and have always had the older children help. You will do great :)

Christina - posted on 01/30/2011

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My friend has seven kids~singleton, triplets, twins, then a singleton again. Shocked the crap outta her because they were using BC with all her pregnancies. She does very well with them, and they are all very close in age.

Vicki - posted on 11/19/2010

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I don't have twins but I have four and one on the way. I like the advice given here so far. It's encouraging. Go with the flow. You'll learn as you go. Yes, make sure you ask for help and do take care of yourself. Conserve your energy and maintain your sanity. :)

Katrina - posted on 11/18/2010

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thank you all im now 20 weeks and ive found out im having twin girls i now cant wait till i have them ive spoken to doc and there going to keep a very close eye on me to see what i happaning but so far everything is looking good for a nautral birth which is good

Bonnie - posted on 10/02/2010

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Hi, I have eight children with another on the way. My 6th and 7th are twins, born 14 months after my 5th and my eldest was 10 at the time. My labours were also really fast so was really worried about the same things you are, but at 35wks i delivered two healthy baby boys naturally (even though the second was breech!) . I would never opt for a c-section just because its twins unless there is a problem as this can cause more harm than good to you and your babies.

Sandy - posted on 09/30/2010

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I have 7, my last two are twins. Most of them were natural labors and the twins were c/s. Didn't know they were going to be c/s until my water broke and I went to the hospital. An ultrsound showed them as transverse and breech. My twins ended up being DX with Autism, a curveball I was not expecting. The older kids do help as much as they can, but they can be difficult to deal with many times. However, I try not to rely on the older kids too much, I am the mom, and a single mom at that. They can be great helpers, but they also need to get out and away from the twins too.

I was left with newborn twins and a 2 yr old the day I got out of the hosptial, you figure it out really quickly. My best advice is when one twin eats make the other eat also. If he/she is sleeping, wake them and feed them too. If you dont you will never sleep again!! LOL The need to be on the same schedule. My boys slep better together in the same crib, until they started roller over on each other. No matter how far apart i put them, they found their way next to each other, it was sooo cute. Good luck to you and congrats!!

Katrina - posted on 09/27/2010

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thanks i have started the chart already and there all helping and my 13 year old is my biggest helper she has always help me with the kids she baths them and she is now trying to help me with dinner witch is a big help for me as dad is always at work i cant get much help from him but when he is here he helps me so i have alot of help but thank you

Amanda - posted on 09/27/2010

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I only have four...you are going to have your hands full for sure and things will be tough at times. You are going to be an even bigger queen of multitasking. You just need to remember when its tough to be calm and your babies need you. Hopefully your older children are responsible enough to start helping you out a little too...If not you can start that and reward them for their efforts.

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