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They're Twin...

Girls!

Lord have mercy! DH is screwed! Smile

So excited...all are healthy!

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Congratulations! Biggrin

And I take it they're in two sacs?

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Ha! Best of luck! I love my girls, but oh...the drama! Poor DH. He was super excited about girls and he still loves it, but he gets pushed over the edge by all the crying and tantruming. My DS is so easy going. He had rare tantrums and screaming fits, but the girls feed off each other.

I find dressing twins girls to be really hard as well. You may not have the same issues. My girls wear completely different sizes. They can rarely share clothes. So, I have to buy two wardrobes. This means twice the expense, which you would have with b/g twins anyway, I guess. So, shopping for cute little skirts and shirts, with matching tights and shoes is not an option. They get play clothes and an occasional dress. Of course, I have three kids, so we are dividing our clothing budget into 3 separate wardrobes. I keep hoping there ends up being some extra for me. Biggrin

Overall though, girls are just as much fun as boys.

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Congrats, thats so exciting. Girls do have more attitude but I love my girls so much. Plus, they are more fun to dress then boys.

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Congrats! Did DH grow up with sisters or girl cousins? We're having 3 girls and DH grew up with 4 younger sisters (2 sets of spontaneous twins, 1 ident 1 frat). So not only is he used to the drama, he loves it. Crazy. We've been joking that was his bootcamp for being the father of girl triplets!

I've always seen myself as the mother of boys. Don't know why but I have. We live in Singapore and all of the Chinese mommies that come to the yoga studio I teach at die when I say I'm having 3 girls- they say how lucky I am because girls always take care of their mom, never forget birthdays, like to do lunch, and call home way more often. I never thought of it that way. I have a great relationship with my mom now (of course I drive her nuts in my teens), so Im just super excited to have 3 daughters to share all of my female knowledge/experience with. And now you have 2! It's so cool.

Congratulations!!!

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Congrats!!! We rarely dress the girls the same, but we coordinate their clothes.
of course they had alot of clothes passed down from big sister.

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"bamsmom" wrote:

Congrats!!! We rarely dress the girls the same, but we coordinate their clothes.
of course they had alot of clothes passed down from big sister.

We don't dress our girls the same either. Until they choose to do it, I just cannot bring myself to dress them alike. They aren't identical. It helps people because they are not dressed alike and they can tell the differences between them a lot easier. If only we had clothes that we could pass down. Biggrin That would be awesome.

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"melnzai" wrote:

We don't dress our girls the same either. Until they choose to do it, I just cannot bring myself to dress them alike. They aren't identical. It helps people because they are not dressed alike and they can tell the differences between them a lot easier. If only we had clothes that we could pass down. Biggrin That would be awesome.

I agree with the previous posts- I think it's cuter when they're dressed differently. But I may be in the minority because I'm so not a 'pink' or 'pastel' girl, and I won't be putting my girls in much pink/pastels either. My mom jokes that my girls will be in all black and white and gray... Of course, when they're old enough to choose, then they can wear what they want (within reason of course).

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"bluelotus" wrote:

I'm so not a 'pink' or 'pastel' girl, and I won't be putting my girls in much pink/pastels either.

I would have said, "Me, too!" except I had a baby shower and somehow the girl now has LOADS of cute little pink clothes with little things written on them like, "Daddy's girl!"

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"triplespiral" wrote:

I would have said, "Me, too!" except I had a baby shower and somehow the girl now has LOADS of cute little pink clothes with little things written on them like, "Daddy's girl!"

Ha! This is totally what we ended up with too. A lot of pink and a lot of "Daddy's Girl" stuff. I hated the pastel pink! Now that I have more control over the girls wardrobe, there is less pink, more denim, and a lot of color variety. I will admit that I love pink on Keira though. Her coloring is fair and it looks great with her blue eyes. Biggrin

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I will go pink crazy at first since it is my Fave color (well pink/black together). But I also love green, so they will have a little of both!

As for dressing alike, I can't do it either. Just like I cant do rhyming names (blame it on my aunt Vicky an uncle Ricky). Smile so excited!

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I must say my 6yr old ds is waaaaaay more drama than my 9yr old dd. Smile She is just starting to get a little dramatic with crying, but until now, he cries and screams over everything... still. lol.

2 girls will be fun. Smile And yes, lots of pink. Smile

Mel.. see.. when mine are dressed the same, I think it forces ppl to look at their face to tell who is who, instead of just remembering who was wearing green, or whatever color. Smile Its funny though, one week I will have multiple ppl tell me, "wow, they are really starting to look different from each other" and the next week I hear, "wow, they are looking so much more alike!"

I do wonder if my boys prefer to dress them same (they really do compare and want what the other is wearing, already) because they sometimes dress the same, or just the toddler rules, of I want what he has because it must be mine. Or if they never dressed alike if they would not want to.

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"hopin2bpreggermeggers" wrote:

I will go pink crazy at first since it is my Fave color (well pink/black together). But I also love green, so they will have a little of both!

As for dressing alike, I can't do it either. Just like I cant do rhyming names (blame it on my aunt Vicky an uncle Ricky). Smile so excited!

I LOVE pink and dresses and everything girlie. DD1 was always dressed up. Brown and pink are my favorite. Its funny though, for Brad, he always in Blue. Not because hes a boy, but because thats the colour that suits him the best. He looks good in brown as well. I would totally dress my two girls alike. I try with these two, but Kaylee is too small for all the matching outfits so its not working out too well for me!

And all my kids names rhyme (Sydney, Bradley, Kaylee) but only because they are the names that sounded the best with our last name and we all the names we came up with ended the same. It totally wasn't on purpose

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"krista83" wrote:

And all my kids names rhyme (Sydney, Bradley, Kaylee) but only because they are the names that sounded the best with our last name and we all the names we came up with ended the same. It totally wasn't on purpose

I don't count that as rhyming! I love those names - beautiful. I'm talking like "Haley and Bailey" or"Steve and Eve" or "Ricky and Vicky" (aunt and uncle) or "Barbara Mae and Laura Fae" (seriously my great aunts' names). No offense to anyone who does do that (esp. if identical twins). I just can't - as you can see why from my family names - I'm scarred..

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"hopin2bpreggermeggers" wrote:

I don't count that as rhyming! I love those names - beautiful. I'm talking like "Haley and Bailey" or"Steve and Eve" or "Ricky and Vicky" (aunt and uncle) or "Barbara Mae and Laura Fae" (seriously my great aunts' names). No offense to anyone who does do that (esp. if identical twins). I just can't - as you can see why from my family names - I'm scarred..

Everyone comments on the fact that all our children end the same. But honestly, we had such a hard time naming the twins that when we finally found names we liked, we stuck with them. Actually Kaylee wasn't named until she was 3 hrs old! And we decided on Brad about 2 weeks before I was induced. What names are you considering?

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Taylor Campbell (family names) and Avril Justice.

My DH picked Avril, and I let him have it since he is not getting his boy. I actually like it b\c it's rare enough. I have found, however, that no one over 45 has heard of it (he's naming her after Avril Lavigne), nor can they pronounce it.

In fact, my mother has resorted to calling them Tylenol and Advil so she can remember how to pronounce it. *sighhhhh* And then those that speak french already say, "but she won't be born in April."

Justice is from my legal profession! Hoping she follows in my footsteps (jk jk).

I hope she doesn't hate us for it. But we do love it.

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Wow, you already have names! I need to get on that!

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Well, when you were trying for 19 months and three rounds of fertility treatment, you have plenty of time to think of names. Smile

Although, Avril we just decided within the last few weeks. So that theory is kind of shot.

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"hopin2bpreggermeggers" wrote:

Taylor Campbell (family names) and Avril Justice.

Those are very pretty and unconventional. Most adults may associate her with Avril Lavigne, but I think her peers will have no clue about that.

"krista83" wrote:

Everyone comments on the fact that all our children end the same. But honestly, we had such a hard time naming the twins that when we finally found names we liked, we stuck with them. Actually Kaylee wasn't named until she was 3 hrs old! And we decided on Brad about 2 weeks before I was induced. What names are you considering?

Our kids names all end the same as well. It is what works with our last name and apparently we like names with that ending. Isaiah, Keira, and Sarafina. Everyone thought we were naming the girls that way because they were twins. We didn't even give that one thought when we picked their names. Biggrin

Rachel- I think it is funny that your boys compare what they wear. My girls don't seem to give it a thought. I just get them dressed in the morning and they wear whatever I pull out. They are too busy playing while I get the other one dressed that I don't think they even stop to take a look at what their sister is wearing. I know it won't always be this way, so I plan to milk for as long as I can.

As for as people having to look at them to tell them apart, my girls don't look alike at all. K is fair and S is dark. K is 3 pounds heavier and at least an inch taller. S is extremely petite. So, people really don't have to do much comparing. Usually, I just tell them who is who and they remember based on hair color, eye color, or size. Their clothing just helps make it more distinct. Biggrin

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"hopin2bpreggermeggers" wrote:

Taylor Campbell (family names) and Avril Justice.

Avril was born in Napanee, which is 15 minutes from where I live. I work with some ppl who knew the family and I have a good friend that dated her brother in College. Not sure if you are a big fan but I thought I'd share!

I like the names choices. We actually loved Taylor for a girl but, once again, it didn't go with our last. Did you think from the start that it was two girls?

PS I know you like pink/black combo. My cousin got Kaylee a set of Calvin Klein onsies from Winners (which I think is JC Penny in that states, if I am correct) that are pink and black and they are beautiful. She also got Bradley a set but of course she doesn't fit into them yet so they can't wear them at the same time!

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Meg-I love the names! And congrats! Presley's middle name is Taylor and we love it. LOVE Avril wish I would've thought of that one! Wink We dress the girls alike sometimes and then sometimes just coordinate them with different colors. It's cute whatever way you choose to do it. We actually have this www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11330451 bedding and I love black and pink combos as well and that is what their room theme is! It really looks classy! Smile :)

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Love the names! Very cute! I was also very set on having very different sounding names for my twins. My dh's grandma was an identical twin, Jean and Jeana (pronounce ja-nae), and she had id twin girls, Sherry and Sherlene. My aunt was so pushing for twin names. Its funny when ppl asked their names when they were newborns and I would say, Abram and Wyatt, they would give me this look of "huh?"

"melnzai" wrote:

Rachel- I think it is funny that your boys compare what they wear. My girls don't seem to give it a thought. I just get them dressed in the morning and they wear whatever I pull out. They are too busy playing while I get the other one dressed that I don't think they even stop to take a look at what their sister is wearing. I know it won't always be this way, so I plan to milk for as long as I can.

As for as people having to look at them to tell them apart, my girls don't look alike at all. K is fair and S is dark. K is 3 pounds heavier and at least an inch taller. S is extremely petite. So, people really don't have to do much comparing. Usually, I just tell them who is who and they remember based on hair color, eye color, or size. Their clothing just helps make it more distinct. Biggrin

Mel, yes, milk it while you can. Abram has already started refusing to wear things I picked. My other kids did not do that so young. My ds still wears whatever any time, he's so easy to shop for. lol.

And I don't think my boys look alike either, Wyatt is maybe 2lbs bigger and 1/2-1in taller, big head (Bram's is tiny), and Wyatt has white hair, Abram's is more dirty blonde color, but ppl just don't seem to pay attention. :roll:

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