Feeling broody.....

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KittyRN's picture
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Feeling broody.....

I just saw on Facebook an old school friend of mine had twins!!!! A boy and a girl!!! I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!! Not that I would necessarily want twins my first time, but I would still be happy about it!!

It's jsut I'm jealous of pregnant people with one baby, I'm double jealous of 2!!!!!!!!!
Lol

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Lol I'm sure Ruth can tell you the dozen reasons not to be jealous, but I'm totally with ya on that one. Twins would get us to our goal family faster, though I'm sure I'd be going nuts the whole times.

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cute! twins would be sooo much fun but so hard! when Lucas was first born i was very thankful i didn't have twins! lol. i would have gotten used to it though

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I have always secretly wanted twins. But when we do get pregnant with our last, I don't want twins! Not after we already have three kids, haha.

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I have 3 people from my high school class that have had twins (2 natural and 1 with IVF). They are so much fun!!!!

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A friend of mine is preg with triplets!!! She looks so beautiful and is huge at only 25 weeks. I think 3 newborns will be rough, but what a blessing!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Lol I'm sure Ruth can tell you the dozen reasons not to be jealous, but I'm totally with ya on that one. Twins would get us to our goal family faster, though I'm sure I'd be going nuts the whole times.

um, yeah. lol as i type, brian is nursing while micah is screaming for unknown reasons. he's tired but won't sleep. my DH just put him in the Bjorn so now he's calm, but if i was alone, he'd just have to keep on screaming until brian finished. i just did some puzzles with my DD and now she is watching a video. she watches a LOT more than i want her to, but i'm so busy with the twins and i can only expect her to play on her own for so long. i hate that, though. i never wanted to be THAT kind of mommy. my house is a disaster, it's dinner time but i'm getting started so late that i think it's going to be sandwiches all around. i haven't slept for more than 5 hours in one shot since the twins were born - and i've only done that twice. every night is a blur of sleeping 2-3 hours at a time and nursing the boys as they wake. my only kid-free time is when i teach one afternoon a week and sunday mornings when they're in the nursery at church.

oddly, though, none of the above really bothers me. what is hard for me to deal with is being trapped by everyone's sleep schedules. the boys need morning naps and all 3 need afternoon naps. but the boys don't need the same amount of sleep and i really hate to wake one of them in the morning to try to get them on the same schedule, because i will always be waking one of them after every sleep and that doesn't seem fair. and it takes so long to get everyone to bed at night that it often ends up happening far too late and throws everything off the next day. if i do what is best for the boys, we'll almost never leave the house. but that isn't fair to my DD, who loves to go outside and do things. so we compromise, but everyone suffers a little. i know it's a brief season in life, but this part is the hardest.

still want twins? ROFL honestly, it wouldn't be so bad if they were my first... but adding my 3 year old into the mix makes it tremendously difficult. i love my boys sooo much and wouldn't trade them for anything, but sometimes i miss the sanity that we enjoyed when it was just my DD. i know that's awful to say. Sad

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Not awful Ruth, just an honest sleep deprived mama! Smile I'm sure one day you'll look back on fond memories (and will shout a giant hoorah for surviving :mrgreen:).

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Definitely not awful Ruth! I think about you often when I feel like my day is about to make me go crazy. I tip my hat to you all the time. You are one rockin momma, no matter how much you think it's not going the way you wish it would!! I'm sure we've all made some concessions as far as what we thought we would or wouldn't do or let our kids do. I know when it was just DS, we didn't watch t.v., we just didn't, but now that Clara is here, I find that sometimes I just need DS to sit still and watch t.v. while I take care of her. I can't imagine the concessions I'd have made if Clara had come out with a twin. I tried so hard to make my own baby food, but I just don't have the time to spare. She's had more bottles of formula than I would've cared to admit. And she's laid on the floor screaming more times than I care to fess up to. But in the end, we'll all survive Smile

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Not awful Ruth, just an honest sleep deprived mama! Smile I'm sure one day you'll look back on fond memories (and will shout a giant hoorah for surviving :mrgreen:).

Definitely!

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I have always wanted twins, and I have had sooo many people tell me they think I will have them next, add to that a couple of really vivid dreams of twins (both girls, I even have two names for them) I'm a little scared, mostly because of finances.

I will be very broody soon, a workmate had a baby girl yesterday, I haven't seen her yet as she went to another town to have baby for a number of medical reasons so I will wait until she is home. I have one cousin due anyday now, but she lives 3 hours away so I don't see her often and another due mid July.

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Thanks for all the replies ladies...especially Ruth! You deserve a round of applause for what you are doing!!!!

I'm still jealous, but dont really want twins anymore. Simon is more than enough to keep my busy!!!! I guess I just wanna be pregnant again and have another!! But just one!