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Freebies for preggo's

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Free pregnancy planner
National Women's Health Resource Center and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
It's a 10 month blank calendar loaded with pregnancy tips and information.
1-877-986-9472

State Farm is giving away a book for expectant parents and parents to child under one year of age. Call 1-888-733-8368
You will be asked for your name, address, due date and if you have a State Farm agent, their name.

March of Dimes1-888-663-4637 Free Booklets and Information for Moms-to-Be.

Free "Folic Acid and It's Role in Preventing Birth Defects" Booklet, good for before and during pregnancy.1-888-232-6789

Free Baby Planning, Pregnancy CD ROM call 1-888-933-5383

Free breast feeding healing and soothing lotion 1-800-292-4794

Free Motherhood Maternity Catalog, call 1-800-4-MOM2BE they also have nursing clothes and plus sizes iMaternity outlet for great markdowns.

Free Maternity hosiery brochure on therapeutic support hose, call 1-888-269-4979

Free Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby's First Year from State Farm, call 1-888-SF EVENT (1-888-733-8368)

Free breast pump catalog and infant care catalog from US Medical Corp. Call 1-800-408-7633

Free Pregnancy Diary (Spanish version only)- "Myself-My Baby" to take you step-by-step through your pregnancy. Write to:
National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Dr., Suite 600, McLean, Va 22102 Or call (703) 821-8955 EXT. 254

Free Maternity Factory Outlet catalog, call 1-800-966-6847

Baby Freebies
Beechnut New Parent Pack- Baby food coupons Good for singletons too. Telephone registration 1-800-523-6633 (M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CT)

Carter’s -Triplets and more only. Free bodysuit, stretch sleeper and undershirt per child. Copy of birth announcement or certificates
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
224 North Hill St.
Griffin, GA 30220

Charmin Free potty training kit Singletons too Online registration www.charmin.com

Denny’s Free kids entrée and sundae every birthday until they are 10 years old Singletons too Online registration www.dennys.com/kids

Drypers (AHP, Inc.) Coupons for free and discount diapers Copy of birth announcement or certificates
AHP
POB 8830
Vancouver, WA 98666-8830
1-888-639-5863

Earth’s Best Baby Foods- Twice the coupons and sometimes samples Telephone registration 1-800-434-4246 www.earthsbest.com

Evenflo Bottles & nipples – Package varies depending on what is available at the time Copy of birth certificates
Evenflo
1801 Commerce Dr.
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
1-800-356-Baby

First Years Baby goods such as bibs, rattles Copy of birth certificates
First Years
1 Kiddie Dr.
Avon, Mass. 02322
Attn: Multiple Births
1-800-533-6708

Gerber Baby food and product coupons, special offers Triplets or more must mail proof. 1-800-4gerber Telephone registrationCopy of birth certificates or announcements
Gerber
Attn: Jane Wolfsen
445 State St.
Fremont, MI 49413-0001
1-800-443-7237

Heinz Baby food coupons Telephone registration 1-800-872-2229

JC Penney Portrait Studio Discount on pictures and “Portrait Club”Online Registration http://film.jcpenneyportraits.com/multiples/

Johnson & Johnson Coupons for baby products Telephone registration 1-800-526-3967

Kimberly Clark Huggies coupons, free diapers Printable coupons also available at huggies.com Copy of hospital or birth certificate or announcement
Kimberly Clark
Dept. QMB
POB 2020
Neenah, WI 54957-2020

Pampers Twins: Pampers coupons (diapers, bibsters, etc.) Triplets or more: free diapers (You can call for a postage paid registration packet.)
Telephone registration Copy of birth announcement or certificates
Pampers Multiple Birth Offer
Procter & Gamble Co.
POB 599
Cincinnati, Ohio 45201
1-800-543-0480
(M-F 9:00 – 6:00 ET)
www.pampers.com
1-800-543-4932

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Free circus ticket. Must apply before child is one year old. Singletons can apply online. No expiration date. Copy of birth certificates
Customer Service Baby Program
Feld Entertainment
8607 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182
www.ringling.com

Safe Beginnings Catalog offers 20% off for parents of multiples. Call or order online 1-800-598-8911 www.safebeginnings.com

Sassy, Inc. Buy one get one free on products - call for information packet Telephone registration 1-800-323-6336

McNeil Consumer Products (Tylenol, Motrin, Mylicon) Coupons for free and discounted products Telephone registration 1-877-895-3665

Whitehall, Wyeth Labs (Advil, Robitussin, Anbesol) Coupons for free and discounts on products Telephone registration 1-888-797-5638

Fisher Price; 1-800-432-Kids (1-800-432-5437) Family Registry, brochures, catalogs, coupons.

For Multiples births; Gerry Product testing program - not safety testing 1-800-525-2472

Growing Healthy baby food; 1-800-755-4999; coupons and mailing list.

For Multiples births; Mead Johnson Multiples program; not a toll free number 1-812-429-6321; toll-free 1-800-422-2902; 1-800-222-9123; Not a toll-free number 1-812-429-5000. Physician must contact. One time shipment of free formulas. One case per child. Call for coupons too.

Playtex- Call 1-800-222-0453 for information on receiving bottle kits, liners, and pacifiers for twins-quads.

Proctor and Gamble - Pampers and Luvs diapers- Parents of triples or more can call 1-800-543-0480 to receive a free package of diapers for each baby.

Scott Paper Co.- Call 1-800-TEL-SCOT to receive twins-quads free Baby Fresh Wipes.

Triplets more only; Ansa Bottle Co., 1-800-527-1096

Triplets or more only; Little Me, 1-800-533-5437/1-301-729-4488

Triplets or more only; Mother's Little Miracle, 1-310-544-7125

Triplets or more only; One Step Ahead Catalog, 1-800-274-8440/1800950-9120

FAQ's

Here's a list of questions that are frequently asked on the mothers of twins/multiples board. Many of our MOM's have answered & hopefully will be of help to MOM's to be. Please feel free to answer these questions once your a MOM yourself & I'll keep adding to the answer lists. I've put the answers to each question in a seperate post so it's easier to find what you're looking for (we've even added links to jump you right to the answers!) with the first 5 questions grouped together in the next post.

Have more questions or want more elaborate answers? Post them either on this board or the parents of twins/multiples board & I'm sure the BTDT mom's will be happy to help!

Name:
Kids:
Age when pregnant with your multiples:
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?:
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?:
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8583616&highlight=#8583616

When did you 1st feel movement with your multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8583684&highlight=#8583684

Did you have bad morning sickness? Any tips?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8586982&highlight=#8586982

Did you see a specialist during your multiple pregnancy? If so when & why:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8586984&highlight=#8586984

How often did you see your Dr after you found out you were carrying more than 1?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8586993&highlight=#8586993

How often did you have u/s’s?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8587000&highlight=#8587000

How much weight were you told to gain during your pregnancy? How much did you actually gain?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597542&highlight=#8597542

When did you find out the babies sexes?
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597549&highlight=#8597549

Did you go on bed rest? If so when & why:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597560&highlight=#8597560

What did you do while you were on bed rest?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597568&highlight=#8597568

How far along were you when you delivered?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597576&highlight=#8597576

If your babies were preemie, why did you deliver early?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597592&highlight=#8597592

Vaginal or C-section? By your choice or the Dr’s?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597600&highlight=#8597600

Did your babies spend time in the NICU? If so, why & how long was their stay?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597616&highlight=#8597616

Did you breastfeed?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597624&highlight=#8597624

Fraternal, identical or questionable?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597633&highlight=#8597633

What items do you recommend for a mommy-to-be of multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597642&highlight=#8597642

What are some things you consider Must Have items for new mommies of multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597647&highlight=#8597647

What are some items you found completely useless with your multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597653&highlight=#8597653

What items were you glad you had multiples of & what items do you feel you wasted money on by buying more than 1?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597666&highlight=#8597666

Pregnancy after multiples?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597676&highlight=#8597676

Anything else you’d like to add?:
http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=8597694&highlight=#8597694

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Meet our MOM's (or at least the ones who answered Wink )

Name: Jessica (Momma~O~Three)
Kids: Gabrielle, Caroline & Elizabeth (triplets)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 26/27
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yup
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 8w

Name: Cecilie (ceciliebw)
Kids: Christoper (6), Nicholas and Sarah born March 13th'05
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 25
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Got pregnant on the 2nd cycle with Clomid.
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: no, 2nd
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: At the ER when I was 7 weeks along.. I was bleeding.

Name: Rebecca (snowflake7575)
Kids: Madeline (singleton), Lucas and Hannah (twins)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 30
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: nope
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 21 weeks

Name: Michelle (chellekay)
Kids: Gwenith & Gilbert
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 27
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 7 weeks

Name: Shanna (adraorien)
Kids: Gracie and MoJo
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 25
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Fertility treatments - Gonal F and IUI
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: No, I had one miscarriage before
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 5 weeks

Name: Karen (dalmanella)
Kids: David and Noah
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 29
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous, two months off the pill
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 8wks

Name: Kathryn (Lee’sKat)
Kids: Isabelle and Sophia (Mar 28/06)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 25
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: Yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 20 weeks, 3 days

Name: Jen (brady77)
Kids: Sean and Emma
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 29
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: In-Vitro Fertilization
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 7 weeks

Name: Heidi (MrsSchepp)
Kids: Brodie, Deacon, and Truman with #4 on the way!
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 22
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: Nope, my 2nd
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 20 weeks

Name: Jessica (hope_537)
Kids: Twin boys, Avery and Ezra
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 21/22
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 19 weeks

Name: Jessica (3Men&aLittleLady)
Kids: Christian 2/00, Chadler & Chasen 1/02 & Chloe 6/04
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 24
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: no
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: I don't remember exactly, but around 5 months, at my 1st u/s.

Name: Sharon (spotts)
Kids: 3, Julia 5, Twins Gianna and Olivia, 4months
Age when pregnant with your multiples:34
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: no
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 7 weeks

Name: Melissa (mdfunk)
Kids: Noah and Caiden
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 30
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Fertility
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: at 11 weeks

Name: Heather (HeatherAnn817)
Kids: Gerald Charles (Trey) and Isabella Christine (Bella)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 27, turned 28 when I was 28 weeks pregnant
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: In-vitro Fertilization
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: Yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 6 weeks 2 days by ultrasound, but we thought so at 4-5 weeks due to a very high HCG level that was continuously growing higher!

Name: Hayley (pinkrox87)
Kids: Caelan and Connor (identical twins)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 18
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 6.5 weeks

Name: Kelly (moonqueen)
Kids: Ian, Madeline, Emma
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 29-30
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Fertility Treatment (IUI)
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: Yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: We saw 2 heartbeats at 6 weeks, and three at 7 weeks

Name: Sue (Twingles)
Kids: Morgan, and my twins Arianna and Brianna
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 32
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: No
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: At 9 weeks

Name: Tina (TRS)
Kids: Julianna and Olivia - 11/8/06
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 30/31
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: Spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: yup
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 7 week ultrasound

Name: Amanda (2aboard)
Kids: Tyler (4), Aiden and Ashley (3 months)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 29
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: second
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: 22 weeks at my first ultrasound

Name: Tina (Tinalouwho)
Kids: Jason & Olivia (born 3/8/06)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 33/34
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: IVF
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: Yes
When did you find out you were carrying multiples?: At 7w u/s, saw two sacs, only 1 had fetal pole. RE told us the other one may not develop and could be absorbed. But, at 9w u/s, there were two sacs and two little flashing hbs!

Name: Jenny (Ryansmommy)
Kids: Ryan (4), Katrina and Gabriella (2 1/2), and Cassandra (7 months)
Age when pregnant with your multiples: 30/31
Fertility treatments or spontaneous?: spontaneous
Were you multiples your 1st pregnancy?: No...2nd
When did you find out you were carrying multiples? 18 Weeks

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When did you first feel movement?

flutters about 15w, big kicks & punches about 20w
14 weeks
16 weeks
14 weeks
At 14 weeks I felt what I would call twitches
20wks
at around 14 weeks I felt flutters, I felt a real kick at 19 weeks
I forget - around 16 weeks or so
Around 15 weeks or so
I felt flutters at 13 weeks, but didn’t' feel kicks until around 19 weeks.
don't remember
around 14-16 weeks

at 19w3d
Around 14 weeks
15.5 weeks
I guess around 16 weeks
12 weeks
not sure, it was pretty late - 22 weeks?

16 weeks, but it was a second pregnancy.
13w - flutters, like butterflies in my belly
17-18 weeks??? ish.

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Did you have bad morning sickness? Any tips?

I had major food aversions. Everything smelled so bad I was afraid to try to eat it. By 15w or so my Dr prescribed some meds to help with the nausea.

I had 1 day with morning sickness.

not too bad, had to eat a lot of protein and then I felt fine!

none!

Sorry ladies - no morning sickness here

it was actually minimal, just like they say, eat a little all day. If I allowed my stomach to be empty, the nausea was pretty bad. Brach's Lemon Drops were a surprising stomach settling treat.

No just felt nauseous when I had low blood sugar. I would eat and the feeling would go away

No morning sickness at all!

I had NO m/s with the twins. Lucky me! I wish I was that lucky this time around

Nope, morning sickness

Not with them, but I did with the other two. I don't believe there are any true tips.

horrible, ask doc for Zofran and eat soft pretzels.

no vomiting just felt a little nausea at times, kept crackers by the bed and snacked all day, never stood up too quickly

Just a little nauseous

yes. No tips.

Not bad at all. Just nausea, no vomiting. I took B6 everyday as soon as I found out I was pregnant. My MIL, who is a midwife, suggested it to help with MS.

Yes. It is 24/7 for the first 5 months.

very little

YES! worse than with my singleton. Just know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Eat small snacks even if you don't think you can.

None at all!

Oh, yeah...lots. No tips. Just eating helps you so you don't get nauseous.

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Did you see a specialist during your multiple pregnancy? If so when & why?

I was referred to a maternal-fetal specialist at 8w & saw him the remainder of my pregnancy, my normal OB always referred out HOM’s

I only saw a specialist during my level 2 ultrasounds.

Nope

Nope

Nope

yes, at 36 wks to determine if the boys were developed enough for delivery due to my developing preeclampsia

I was referred to an OB by my regular GP. I had 'shared care' from 20 weeks on.

[color=green]No, just my regular OB and she is awesome.

Just the perinatologist, I think that's common.

just an u/s specialist for multiples

yes, a perinatologist because I was having twins and had a history of pre-eclampsia

MFM starting at 4 months and every month thereafter due to me going through fertility treatments to get pregnant

Yes, I saw a Reproductive Endocrinologist until 9 weeks pregnant, then went to a High Risk OBGYN. Beginning at 12 weeks, I was also seen by a Perinatologist. The RE was for fertility issues, the High Risk doctor was actually my OBGYN. I was referred to the Peri due to complications that began with bleeding, and escalated throughout the pregnancy.

no. no specialists in my rural town or nearby.

Yes. I saw a perinatalogist for my entire pregnancy starting at 10 weeks, once my RE confirmed triplets.

No. Just my OB.

yes - to measure the babies’ growth and fluid levels once a month

I saw a specialist for two high-resolution ultrasounds. My regular O.B. ordered it simply because I was carrying twins, not because anything was wrong. He wanted to make sure their growth was on track and get a better look inside the babies to make sure they were O.K. and that my due date was accurate.

Around 36w due to apparent slow growth of one (dd). Turned out that everything was OK.

Nope

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How often did you see your Dr after you found out you were carrying more than 1?:

I had bi-weekly appts from 8w on. I was supposed to start weekly appts at 30w but I was put on hospital bed rest at 29.5w

once a month until 20 weeks and then every 2 weeks, then every week starting at 30 weeks.

Same as singleton, and then additional ultrasound appointments

every four weeks, until I was 20 weeks then I went every two weeks until I was 36, then I was suppose to go in once a week

Once a month till around 16w, then every 3 weeks, then every to weeks at 28w

usual schedule, once a month until 7 months, then every two weeks after that, at 36 weeks, weekly visits would start, but I delivered

once a month, then once every 2 weeks at 28 weeks, and once a week after 34 weeks.

every 4 weeks until 20 weeks then every 2 weeks

Every 4 weeks, then every 2 weeks After I was on bed rest it was every week until they were born.

Just about every week after I was 6 months

I think we had another appt in 3 weeks and then went every 2 weeks.

normal monthly visits until around 6 months, then every two weeks and then at 30 weeks every week Also had stress test and ultra sounds done weekly after 32 weeks.

Monthly until week 28 then every 2 weeks

I saw my RE twice a week until 9 weeks, then my OBGYN once a week until 20 weeks when put in the hospital, then I saw an OB 3 times a day plus the Peri 1-2 times a week.

every 4 weeks until 10 weeks, then every 2 weeks until 34 weeks and that’s as far as I got, but it would have been every week from 34 weeks

I don't really remember. Maybe every 4 weeks at first, then 3 weeks, then my cervix started shortening so I had a sono two weeks in a row just before I was admitted for hospital bed rest. Then I saw a resident and an attending every day.

The same as during my singleton pregnancy until 30 weeks and then once a week

weekly after 27 weeks +monthly specialist visits

Once I hit 26 weeks it was every two weeks, then every week after 32 weeks.

Visit and u/s every 8w until 28w, then every other week. After 34w, I went just about once a week.

same as w/ one...monthly until 28 weeks, then every two weeks. Never made it to the weekly appts.

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How often did you have ultrasounds?:

I had a level II u/s 1x a month & “quick peek” ones in the Dr’s office 1x a month
At every doctor’s visit
every 3 weeks starting with the first one at 21 weeks
every 4 weeks
After the big one at 19w, every 6 weeks
every visit until 20 weeks, then two additional ones after that at 32 and 36 to check on growth
once a month after 20 weeks
every 4 weeks starting at week 20
Every 4weeks at first and then every other week closer to the end.
Every month, until I was 32 weeks, then I had them weekly.
Too hard to put any exact time frame because I found out late In those last few months I think I had about 5-6
weekly after 32 weeks

at every MFM appointment (i.e. monthly) and lots in the very beginning
1-2 times a week
every 2 weeks from 22 weeks- because of growth differences which turned out to be TTTS.
At every peri appt up until around 28 weeks.
Every week starting at 25 weeks.
monthly at the specialist

Two in my regular O.B.'s office, and 2 at the specialist. Everything was fine with my babies so there didn't seem to be any reason for more.
Visit and u/s every 8w until 28w, then every other week. After 34w, I went just about once a week.
monthly after the one where we discovered there were two at 18 weeks.

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How much weight were you told to gain during your pregnancy? How much did you actually gain?:

My Dr wanted me to gain 75lbs, I only managed to gain 24lbs

I don't remember how much I was suppose to gain but I only gained like 30-35 lbs.

told to gain up to 50, I gained 35

I gained 40

I wasn't told what to gain - I gained 16lbs but I started out overweight too

no specific guidelines were given to me. I followed the advice of Dr. Barbara Luke's "What to Expect When You're Expecting Multiples" book for a woman of my height and BMI...my goal was to gain around 40 lbs. and I ended up gaining 49 total. A week after I delivered, I was down 30 lbs., mostly due to excessive fluid retention those last weeks

45 lbs.

I was never given an amount to gain but I gained 55 pounds

I gained 35 pounds with the twins.

I was told to gain 50 lbs, and I did! I weighed 98lbs when I got pregnant so I needed to gain some weight!

like 12-15 lbs

My doc wanted 40 pounds at least but I was small and only gained 33. I ate well but I was all baby

45 lbs and I gained exactly 45 lbs. I was aiming to gain between 45 and 50 lbs based on what Dr. Luke's book states but the boys were born 2 weeks early.

Never given a figure to gain. I gained 19 1/2 pounds.

not told any specific weight to gain - or not to go over. Gained 57lbs

50lbs. 50lbs.

60 pounds. I gained 62 pounds.

no one mentioned a number - I gained 54 pds

I was told 35-45 lbs. I gained 50, which was actually 15-20 less than with my singleton! Go figure! (no pun intended).

Dr didn't really specify. Told me just to eat a variety of foods. I gained 45 lbs on an already plus-size frame

They didn't tell me. I gained like 60 lbs., though.

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When did you find out the babies sexes?

We found out 1 at 16w & the other 2 at 20w
at 14 weeks
21 weeks
17 weeks
When they were born
20 wk Level II u/s
at birth
at 20 weeks
at 20 weeks
at 20 weeks.
at that 1st u/s
20 weeks

When they were born...it was a surprise!!
17 weeks.
At 19 weeks
At my 20 week Level II sono
At my 20 week ultrasound, I was 100% sure that Bri was a girl. Ari was curled up in a little ball and stayed that way for the entire pregnancy. We didn't know for sure that she was a girl until she was delivered.
18 or 19 weeks at the specialist office

We found out about our boy at my regular O.B. during the 2nd. ultrasound (26 weeks?), then about the girl at our 1st high resolution ultrasound (28 weeks).
16w u/s ds was confirmed, but not til 20w u/s for dd.
At 18 weeks when we found out there were two.

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Did you go on bed rest? If so when & why:

I was put on home bed rest at 24w due to a shortening cervix & put on hospital bed rest at 29w for PIH & no measurable cervix.

No

nope

nope, was told just to take it easy

Yes, a day before they were born due to preterm labor and the threat of a prolapsed cord

nope

I went on bed rest at 36 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. It only lasted 2 days

I was on modified bed rest from week 28 on for contractions

I was on bed rest for nearly 3 months. I kept going into pre-term labor. Luckily they were always able to stop it.

Yes, at 27 weeks, due to a shortening cervix and lots of contractions.

Not true bed rest, just told to take it easy.

moderate at around 34 weeks. was told to put feet up 2 hours a day. hard when you have other kids.

not officially, I did spend a few days in bed because I wanted to be conservative

Yes, 1 week of bed rest at 6 weeks due to emergency surgery to untwist my ovary from around my fallopian tube. Another week of bed rest at 7 weeks due to bleeding. Permanent bed rest at 12 weeks due to bleeding (found subchorionic hematoma at 17 weeks). Hospital bed rest from 20 weeks until delivery due to preterm labor. Fully dilated and positive Ffn at 24 weeks.

no

I went on bed rest at home at 20 weeks because it was the policy of my peri for all triplet moms. I was admitted to hospital bed rest at 28 weeks due to shortening cervix and contractions.

Around 25 weeks. I had placenta previa. I went on bed rest to stop labor.

only for a day when my uterus was irritable! I rested a lot w/o being told to though.

Yes, only because my doc prescribes it as a safety measure. He likes his multiples patients to be on modified bedrest starting at 26 weeks to help with the babies growth, even if things seem fine. Modified bedrest meaning 2 hours laying down, 1 hour up. It worked for me. I delivered two 6 pounders at 36 weeks!

No

yes...27 weeks...preterm labor.

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What did you do while you were on bed rest?:

Watched a lot of TV & became 100% addicted to pg.org The laptop was a life saver!
Watched TV
talked to my DH, read magazines, complained
watch TV, sleep, eat!
slept, read magazines, watched movies, eat!
Read a lot of books on multiples, and watched TV.
read, TV, slept

lots of internet surfing and researching baby stuff
Preg.org, sew, read, watch TV
Played on the internet, read books, watched TV, ate.
Read magazines/books, watched TV.
I worked from home - layed on the couch on my side and put the computer on a chair.. was tough to type - but I did it.

watched A LOT of T.V., checked in with pregnancy.org a lot and did other "twin" research on the computer, read books (novels and twin guide books), and cross-stitched.
watched A LOT of TV!

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How far along were you when you delivered?:

31w 1d
36 weeks and 6 days
37 weeks
36 weeks 6 days
31w, 6d, 10hr, 58m (but lets just call it 32w)
36 wks, 6 days
36 weeks, 4 days
38 weeks
37 weeks
34 weeks, 5 days
Don't know exact week/days
38 w 1 d

35w5d
30 weeks
34w and 1 day
33 weeks 2 days
exactly 33 weeks.
37weeks

36 weeks exactly
37w5d
36 weeks

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If your babies were preemie, why did you deliver early?:

We delivered early because G & E had not grown from 28w-31w, also G had cord blood flow issues (giant knot) & I went into labor I was scheduled for the next day already.

My water broke

Preterm labor and if my water had broken, a prolapsed cord

preeclampsia

my water broke (baby A)

I had been on the highest dosage of terbutaline and nephedipine since 27 weeks, and the contractions weren't subsiding. I woke up Jan. 10th having contractions every 2-3 minutes. When I got to the hospital I was dilated to 4!

6 wks early aprox. Bad Ice storms and I was dilated to a 2 or 3?

my water broke

Preterm labor

Twin to twin transfusion.

I delivered early due to preterm labor.

I delivered early because of placenta previa. The placenta was breaking down.

My water broke

(technically they were pre-term, but I wouldn't say "preemies"). I started to dialate, so they did the c section 'cause I was miserable and they couldn't really send me home even though I wasn't THAT dilated.

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Vaginal or C-section? By your choice or the Dr’s?:

C-section. The Dr almost gave me a choice- for about 30sec (since I was already 10cm dilated), before I was wheeled to the OR because only one of the girls was head down. I was told from the beginning that with triplets it would be an automatic c-section so I didn’t know what to think when the Dr considered letting me try vaginal.

Vaginal, by choice and the fact that I got to the hospital 10 cm dilated.

C-section, my choice

I was in labor for 13 hours but I was not progressing pass a 7 so the doctor said C-section

C-section, doc's choice

c-section, my choice, the babies were both head down, but the stress of an induced labor with no guarantees of a vaginal delivery on me and the boys was too much to face

C-sec by choice

C-section because of breech babies

Vaginal!! What an amazing experience to deliver 2 babies right in a row!!

C-section; Dr's choice. baby A was more than a pound smaller than baby B. The doc didn't want to take the chance of stressing the smaller twin, so he opted for the section.

C-section. Dr's choice with a willing participant, both babies were breech.

Vaginal

Vaginal by my choice, I'm soooo glad that I did it this way and that it worked out!

c-section by Doc's choice. Baby B watch breech and he needed to get them out quickly. If I had gotten to 32 weeks and it was as big of an emergency, he would have let me try vaginal.

c-section, it was compulsory so doctors choice I guess

C-section. I guess the Dr's choice? I wasn't given any options.

C-section. Ari was breech.

c-section - technically my choice, but come to find out would have had to have an emergency c-section to deliver baby b (Olivia) anyway. My uterous grew around her head. No worries though - she was and is completely fine!

C-section because baby A was breech- We were both in agreement that that was the best thing.

C-section. O was breech and I was terrified of something happening if she couldn't be "flipped". Plus, in the end, they had to come out a couple of days early due to spike in my bp.

C-section...automatically b/c baby A was breech.

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Did your babies spend time in the NICU? If so, why & how long was their stay?:

G spent 5w in the NICU growing & learning to eat, she also had small apnea/bradicardia episodes. C spent 10w in the NICU she had a harder time getting past the A’s & B’s. E spent 5w 3d in the NICU for the same reasons. They were all transferred from the level 3 to the level 2 unit after a week.

They spent a week in the infant nursery.

nope

not really, Gilbert was having troubles breathing (breathing to fast when he was born so they were watching him in the NICU for two hours to make sure he was going to be fine

Preemies, Gracie spent 2.5w and MoJo spent 3w

5 days (our entire hospital stay), they had a bit of heavy breathing immediately after delivery and received pressurized oxygen in the OR, but were fine on arrival in the NICU, they also had low blood sugars initially and were being administered IV fluids and antibiotics due to me being Group B Strep positive. They were off the IVs in a day, but were being kept for observation.

No, they were 6#11 and 6#9 at birth.

Sean stayed overnight because he gulped some amniotic fluid during the c-section but was back with us by 6AM the next morning

Nope! They came out screaming and they were perfect. We went home with them just a few days later. They never even needed any oxygen.

No, they stayed in the special care nursery for a couple days just for monitoring and antibiotics.

No, but Chasen did have apnea so we had to monitor him at home.

no they were perfect! thank god!

NO, thank God.

They both spent 6 weeks in the NICU. Both were intubated, then had vapotherm and c-pap. Both had no sucking reflex, lots of Apnea and Bradycardia spells, and Bella developed a skin infection while there.

they spent 3 weeks in Special Care Unit.

Yes, all three. Madeline stayed for 2 weeks, Ian for 3 and Emma for 4. Maddie was off of all oxygen by the next day. They all needed time to learn suck/swallow. Ian and Emma were on oxygen for a bit longer, CPAP then high flow cannula. Ian had a hard time keeping his body temperature and Emma had severe reflux making it difficult for her to keep her feedings down and gain weight.

Bri was in NICU for 2 weeks. Arianna was in there for 3 1/2 weeks.

nope

My girl spent a couple hours for low glucose. My boy spent 36 hours for low glucose and low body temperature.

No.

No, they were big (6.5 lbs. and 7 lbs.) and healthy. One was a little jaundiced, but was fine.

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Did you breastfeed?:

I tried but was never successful. Latch & supply issues. I stopped pumping at 6w.

Briefly

only for the first week

yes for 6 months

Only socially nursed

sort of...in the hospital, we fed using nipple shields to allow them to latch on, but on arriving home, they never successfully latched on without the shields and finally, didn't like the shields either. I decided to simply pump and then bottle feed...less tears and stress for all parties involved.

Yes, for 6 1/2 months

No

I tried, I really did, but it just didn't happen.

yep

no

yep, exclusively, still do.

yes, 4.5 months and going strong although my supply has seemed to drop

Yes, still breastfeeding at 17 months

tried, they wouldn’t latch so I exclusively pump.

I pumped and BFed as much as I could for the first 8 weeks or so. Emma had to have thickened feeds, and Maddie had major nipple confusion issues. I eventually switched to BFing Ian exclusively because he was the only one who would latch on. He is still my booby boy at 7 months.

I pumped and breastfed for about 5 months.

for about 3 weeks

Yes, and still am after 3 months. I had to supplement with formula for a few days because of the low glucose levels, but both babies were able to breastfeed well, too. I didn't get to breastfeed my boy until he was out of the NICU, but he took right to it, thankfully.

Yes, for about 2 wks. There were latch issues and my supply was just not keeping up with demand, no matter what I did.

Yes, for a year.

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Fraternal, identical or questionable?:

1 frat (E) 2 questionable but most likely frat (G &C) (girl/girl/girl)
Frat's (boy/girl)
Fraternal (boy/girl)
Fraternal (girl/boy)
Fraternal (girl/boy)
fraternal, but very certainly brothers! (boy/boy)
identical (girl/girl)
definitely fraternal (boy/girl)
Def. identical (boy/boy)
fraternal (boy/boy)
Frat (boy/boy)
fraternal (girl/girl)

Fraternal (boy/boy)
Fraternal (boy/girl)
identical (boy/boy)
Fraternal (boy/girl/girl)
questionable. It was never confirmed (girl/girl)
identical (girl/girl)

Frat (boy/girl)
Fraternal (boy/girl)
questionable...couldn't tell if there was one placenta or two that had fused (girl/girl)

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What items do you recommend for a mommy-to-be of multiples?:

Good pillows, the book- “What to expect when you’re expecting twins triplets or quads”, lots & lots of rest

Bouncer seats, a rocking chair, bottle propers and a swing.

great doctor that you are comfortable with, What to expect when Expecting for multiples book, stocking up on some diapers to take the load off the budget once they are here…great water bottle that you can carry around with you, actually 2 because you will get pregnancy brain and lose at least one for sure!!!

What to expect when Expecting for multiples book, buy lots of diapers before you have them (I bought two packages each month I was pregnant), drink lots and lots of water.

Swings, Snuzzler by Kiddopotamus (since most twins are relatively small at birth), Swaddle Mes, a nice big savings account, whatever help you can get!

Dr. Luke's book, Cheryl Lage's book, "Twinspiration", rest as much as possible ahead of delivery, if possible, prepare dinners to freeze for easy meals later, line up help!

Eat when you're hungry, sleep when you're tired and take it easy. Pregnancy is not an illness but you do have to be careful of preterm labor.
STAY AWAY FROM INTERNET SEARCHES, you will only scare yourself!

Lots of reading material in case of bed rest!

Plenty of bottles if you are bottle feeding, you go through them FAST!

"Twinspiration", "Ready or Not, Here we come!", "The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer". These books are MUST READS! Oh and LOTS of lotion and a WATER bottle!!

2 swings, 2 bouncy seats, heck two of everything if you have the space

carrier, double snap and go.

Lanolin if you plan to breastfeed

A nursing pillow, two bouncy seats

definitely stack up on diapers and baby Einstein DVDs - MINE LOVE THEM.

Baby Papasan seats are great for really small babies when they first come home, we love the Baby Papasan Swings also - we have two. I also like the Rainforest bouncy seats and the Aquarium travel swing.

Boppy breastfeeding pillow. Graco bouncy seats.

lots of calcium and water!!! loose clothes!!

Bouncy seats, swaddling blankets, good double stroller that allows you to attach car seat carriers, possibly swing or swings, depending on your babies take to them...(might want to start with one and test before spending money on another one. Neither of my babies liked the swing much, fortunately ours was borrowed. Other moms can only get their babies to sleep in a swing and find them VERY valuable). Also, a good nursing pillow if you are going to breastfeed. I recommend the EZ-2-Nurse pillow. One play-gym for floor and tummy time.

Good books about twins & multiples; plus, "Happiest Baby on the Block" and "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" - those were my lifesavers Also, buy diapers in advance and even some gift cards for yourself to BRUs, Target, etc for last-minute items!

Miracle Blankets! They are awesome! And the Arm's Reach cosleeper.

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What are some things you consider Must Have items for new mommies of multiples?:

Good swaddling blankets, I could not have survived without bouncy seats & bottle props, a stroller to get you out once in a while

Bouncer seats, a rocking chair, bottle propers and a swing.

Pack-n-play to use as bassinet, swings, bottle proper (2), HELPERS, tons of bibs and even more blankets…man we ran out in the middle of the night quite often…it never fails that their diaper leaks or they spit up every feed in the middle of the night! hehehehe

a swing, bouncy seats (2), tons of bibs and burp cloths, bumbo seats (2), exersaucers (2), and a twin nursing pillow

Swings for sure, Swaddle Mes, and bottle propers

bouncy seats, swaddling blankets, preemie clothing, a sense of humor, a sense of patience with yourself

Lots of burp cloths, preemie clothes, a good breastfeeding pillow, a patient daddy, lots of diapers. We loved our 2 swings, and 2 bumbos. We only had one bassinette and the girls loved to be snuggled up together. Good blankets for swaddling (a little stretchy), pacifiers.

Swings, bouncy seats, bottle propers - if you are bottle feeding lots of bottles so you don't have to wash them constantly

Bouncy seats, swings, 2 boppys (to sit them up in), lots of diapers and onesies!

Swaddling blankets, a good pump (if you're going this route), lots of help, a crock pot, and wubbanubs (the BEST pacifier-they're great for infants and for telling who's paci belongs to who! wubbanub.com)!

Help

HELP!

The Combi double stroller and at least 1 baby Bjorn, I can get ready for work in the morning as long as only 1 is away because I put my make up on, etc while one baby is in the Bjorn. Oxi clean

A nursing pillow, two bouncy seats

swings and swaddling blankets.

Patience, a sense of humor, and Baby Einstein.

A book on parenting twins/multiples. I found the what to expect book to be useless when it came to having twins.

swings! swaddles!! bottle props and loud white noise cd

Bouncy seats, good nursing pillow (if nursing), and for me swaddling blankets....my babies were very good sleepers from the get-go because of the swaddling, but not all babies are that way.

2 bouncies/portable swings; lots of kimono-style t-shirts (my kids lived in them the first few wks); Miracle blankets for swaddling (these were the only thing J & O couldn't get out of)

Mylicon, Gripe water, and LOTS and LOTS of patience. And obviously car seats and a double stroller. And at least one swing...I needed two! And PACIFIERS!!!

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What are some items you found completely useless with your multiples?:

Personally I found the swaddle me or miracle blankets a waste of money, they were way too big for my girls & by the time the girls were big enough to fit in them I had the folds down

I don't remember

bottle warmer, swaddle blankets (it really is not that hard!!!!!), regular bassinet (too small)

Single bottle warmer - I should've asked here what everyone did and used a crock pot instead - it can warm up more than one bottle and is half the price!

nothing yet, although the swing isn't a big hit...

rocking chair (it was too narrow for all 3 of us), 2 of certain toys

We found the bassinet useless because they grew out of it so fast - so far everything else we have used

We never needed 2 cribs. The boys love sleeping with each other too much and we never did separate them while they were still in their crib.

My twins are still young so I don't know if I can answer this yet! I'll let ya know!

Dunno

TWO SWINGS

Podee (so far I have yet to use it) I've heard great things about the freedom it gives you but a friend of mine's twins never learned to hold their bottles because she always used the podees. I may use it on a road trip but we have yet to take one.

the microwave sterilizer - nothing fits in there!

nothing really, yet, but we never use our change table

Any bouncy seat that you can't bounce with your foot.

Swings. My twins hated them.

bouncies, podee bottles

bottle warmer (I nurse, but do bottle feedings of expressed milk regularly. It's so easy to warm them just in a hot cup of water). If formula feeding , a bottle warmer may be useful.

Steam sterilizer for bottles (just use dishwasher); complicated outfits (like dress/hat/bib/shoes/etc) for NBs...just get lots of footed zip-up sleepers!

Bouncy seat...mine hated it. And I bought those bottle propper thingies, but my girls would never take a bottle, so they didn't get used.

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What items were you glad you had multiples of & what items do you feel you wasted money on by buying more than 1?:

glad to have 3 swings & bouncy seats, didn’t really need 3 exersaucers & never really got use out of the playpen (we had an old style square one not a pack & play type, the girls always hated being fenced in though)

I was glad I had 2 cribs, 2 bouncer seats and the boppy pillow.

Glad to have- SWINGS, and exersaucers…the only waste of money I found was buying name brand wipes and diapers…we use Target brand and they have been great!!

NEED bouncy seats , bumbo seats, exersaucers.

At this point, I'm thrilled I had the swings, and everything I bought two of, I was happy to have. We only have one Pack n Play and I'm considering another since we plan on spending weekends away once the babes are a bit older.

bouncy seats

Glad to have- 2 carseats, 2 swings, 2 bumbos, 2 excersaucers, 2 jolly jumpers, but everything else we pretty much have one of and they are learning to share/take turns. I love my Chariot double stroller and you can get little snuggli's to fit in it so that they can go in the stroller when they are really little too.

I am glad I got two of everything. We were fortunate to have a lot of generous people at our shower. So far we have used both of everything we got.

We needed the 2 swings and 2 bouncy seat. Only needed 1 crib and 1 infant tub.

My twins are still young so I don't know if I can answer this yet! I'll let ya know!

Dunno

Glad to have- 2 bouncy chairs, and two carriers. We had a lot of stuff from older DD and friends handed down a lot. we were lucky.

Wasted money on- too many 3 month clothes, they barely wore them before they were ready for 3-6 month clothes

Only needed 1 swing and exersaucer

cant answer that one yet, could be 2nd crib though.

Glad to have- Baby Papasan Swings and seats. Wasted money on- the swings that don't have a cradle swing motion.

Glad to have- Graco bouncy seats and my double stroller. Wasted money on- Swing. My ds loved it but the girls didn't like it all. I'm glad that I didn't waste my money getting another one.

Glad to have- two swings, two bottle props, of course, carseats, two swaddles, two bottles/paci's, two cribs, two exercsausers. Wasted money on-Only need one play mat, girls didn't like the bouncies at all.

2 bouncies/portable swings - allowed me to shower during the day those early weeks

Glad I had two swings and two cribs. I actually think we had just about what we needed, and used it all! 2 swings, 2 cribs, 2 high chairs, two carseats, 1 double stroller

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Pregnancy after multiples?:

the magic 8 ball says- “outcome unlikely” ROFL
No
Um, no thank you; three is enough…
I would like to…
I'd like more
at two weeks after delivery, no. Ask me again in a year.
Not quite sure yet. I say probably no, DH says probably yes.
NO WAY! (I say that now because I am sleep deprived - ask me in a few years - hehe)!
I'd say YES since #4 is currently on the way
absolutely!
already did
NO WAY, WE ARE DONE! I am too old and our house is too small!!

not yet but hoping to start trying in the summer
No
not yet
Hahahahaha ROFL
??? You never know.
not planning on it at this moment

No. We had one child already and were only planning on having 2 total. We got a surprise bonus with pregnancy number 2! And I wouldn't have it any other way!
Who knows? We're not doing anymore fert tmts, though.
Yup...had a singleton two years later, and it was a BREEZE compared to the twins!

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Anything else you’d like to add?:

You can do it!! It’s a long hard process being pg & then caring for your little ones but its soooooooo rewarding too. Don’t be afraid to get out & have some fun too- with or without help, my girlies best days are when we’re out & about all day long & I do it solo!

That this questionnaire is awesome but PLEASE feel free to re-ask the questions for more details if you need/want them…that is what this board is for…this is a great jump off point though!!!

At about two months make sure you do tummy time!! Make sure your babies are not always sleeping on the same side of the head. positional plagiocephaly is common in twins.

The first few weeks are a nightmare, but you just truck on through. My twins are 6 months old today (4months adjusted) and they've been amazing since about 3 months. It does get better, even though you can't usually see the light at the end of the tunnel till you're there!

Be patient--with yourself, your partner, your kids--you are all learning. Accept that the people around who want to help are helping, even if they don't do everything exactly the way you would. It's okay to cry with them too. Enjoy your babies--sometimes the laundry can wait!!

Just take it one day at a time.

The first few weeks are very, very hard - especially if you are trying to do it alone while DH is at work. Don't be afraid to ask people for help - it doesn't mean you're not a good mom if you can't handle it! It is much more enjoyable if you have an extra set of hands. The first 8 weeks are a blur - but it is so worth it to see their little faces smiling up at you from the crib!

It is such a great experience to be pregnant with, give birth to, and raise multiples. Take those first few weeks to get to know you babies and figure them out. It can be a lot of fun if you don't let yourself get overwhelmed. Now that they are 2, they are just so much fun and I look forward to watching them grow up!

Nope

:goodluck:

the first few months are hard but if dh is on board you can do it and still remain relatively sane. Remember that no matter how hard you try to spread yourself thin you are only one person, so somebody is always going to have to wait a minute or two. It's a lesson in patience for everyone. Nobody ever died from having to wait a sec to be picked up or held or anything else. Also, take help whenever it's offered. Enjoy it and take lots a pictures!

I know my twins did not come to me by natural means but I love them with all my heart anyway. Sometimes I feel like I cheated getting on this board because of fertility, but honestly, I couldn't be any happier. Everyone here has been so supportive!

Nope!

never say no to help!!!

You will be amazed at what you can do both before and after the babies are born. There are still days when I think I can't do it, but I do!

I never knew how much patience I had until my twins came.

it is a crazy ride - but their smiles make it more than worth it!!

Just take it one day at a time. I thought I wouldn't make it through the first month as I was so exhausted and just spent. But, you will def get through it!

Having twins is so amazing. I still look at them and can't believe there are two of them! They have such a wonderful relationship with each other; it is so neat.

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