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July 17th, 2013 06:15 PM #11Senior Member
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- Mar 2012
- Des Moines, IA
I'm expecting twins in January. Automatic C-section because my body isn't aligned correctly for any vaginal birth, as I found out after 36 hrs of labor with my son.
Thanks for starting this!!! So many great insights!Mom to Weston Christopher, b. 2008
Expecting TWIN BOYS January 2014!!!
Baby A: Keegan Nathaniel
Baby B: Sebastian Miller
~ Emerson ~ Eden ~ Rosalind ~ Caroline ~ Matilda ~ Gemma ~ Hadley ~
~ Landon ~ Kellan ~ Asher ~ Griffin ~ Archer ~ Edison ~ Holden ~ Harrison ~ Elliot ~
July 18th, 2013 12:53 AM #13Senior Member
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- Jul 2010
just wanted to say thank you for sharing your perspective on twins here! it was fun and interesting to read.Wife to one great guy
Mama to six pretty ladies: Scarlett (11), Penelope (9), Alice (3), Fiona (3), and Lucille & Coraline (11 mo.)
& 4 angels gone before us
~We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.~
July 18th, 2013 07:56 AM #15♥ Margaret Mary ♥
18. Name nerd. College freshman.
Proud auntie to Lucy Helen and Theodore Levi
~ Eliza Constance ~ Harriet Aurelia ~ Nora Josephine ~ Pearl Violet ~ Rose Georgina ~ Sarah Margaret ~ Tess Christabel ~
~ Gabriel Walter ~ James Benedict ~ John Constantine ~ Noah August ~ Reuben Alexander ~ Samuel Ernest ~ Timothy Jack ~
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July 18th, 2013 08:35 AM #17
I am a twin myself, not identical but anyway...
I will start and say my parents conceived us naturally but it was a great surprise. We don't have any twins running through family so we are the first pair.
I don't really know the reason but my mother had C-section and we were born premature, 35 weeks. Mom say the first days with us were incredibly hard but two grown-up loving daughters worth all work.
Some tips(my mom never talked about twin parenting because she did on instinct but these are tips from my being-a-twin experience):
I advice you to find as many helpers as you can because besides baby deals multiplied two, when your twins start walking, you physically won't be able to catch them! My mom says me and my sisters always run into different directions and she didn't know whom to be lead by first.
Also, never behave like the one twin is better than another. If you don't want conflicts, grow the up in the atmosphere that they are equally precious to you. You can treat children in different ways but twins will always compare your relationship with him/her with your and brother's/sister's.
Allow them to be their own personalities. Dress them differently, notice all their own characteristics because without the fact being born and raised up together, they are different persons.
If they are identical, get used to the fact that one who is stronger(not only physically) will always try to subordinate other. I don't know why but it happens so let then know they are equally important and good people and no-one is better.
This one depends, but as a twin I advice you to give them names somewhere about the same popularity. My sister has quite unusual name and mine is popular here and I was always irritated that she is "unique" and I have to go by Olympia D.
And the last: do something so people can tell one baby from another. Nothing can freak me out better than being confused with my sister just because we are twins. We don't look very alike and I guess if we didn't tell people we are twins, they would think we are not siblings at all. Just the fact we are twins is enough for them to be confused.--------Olympia----------
Constance Helena|Gwendolen Minerva "Gwen"|Victoria Wildrose "Vi"|
Cedric Francesco|Daniel Atlas|Grover Elijah|Solomon Edward "Sol"
August 7th, 2013 12:22 AM #19Senior Member
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- Jul 2009
- Ontario Canada
I have 1 set of twins. I myself am not a twin. They were born vaginally in hospital unlike their brother and sisters who were born at home.
I had intended to have a home birth but about 2 weeks prior to their birth, I had a nagging feeling that I needed the protection of the hospital.
I'm not going to lie to you, this labour was a lot more difficult than the other three and took a lot more out of me emotionally then they did. I wouldn't change it.
I can't wait to get back to having this baby at home.Happily married mother of five, Matilda, Eloise, Walter and twins Ramona and Bernadette.