We just found out yesterday we are pregnant with twins too - very unexpected as no twins in either family! They are 90% certain that they are DCDA twins but said theres 10% chance they could still share the same placenta and be identical.
Its so nerve racking. We have had to rethink everything. Been to look at twin travel systems today. Before we knew we were having twins we really liked the iCandy Apple - it looks like we'll now go for the iCandy Pear twin system. Everything is gunna cost a fortune now! Haha. What is everyone else getting? And what about nursery furniture? Do you get 2 cots or one?
We have bought two Moses baskets, and two cot beds for when they move into them about 3 month old. Also two wardrobes! One set of drawer though! We were gonna buy mountain buggy duet but changed out mind at the last second to bugaboo donkey as hubby preferred it!!!!!!!! I wanted the mountain buggy duet though but now love out bugaboo donkey ! Hehe!
I have identical boys. They also shared a placenta with a thin membrane separating them. You will be closely monitored and scanned as they will want to make sure they are both growing enough ( I won't go into it and scare you) but try not to worry, it doesn't definitely mean you'll have problems, just cos tey are mo/di twins. I actually had an easier pregnancy with the twins than I did with my first born! I was induced at 36+3 (would have been 37 weeks as they won't let denticals go any further, but I was already 3 cm dilated so they induced a few days early). I had a vaginal birth with was a breeze! The boys didn't need any help at all ad we were home the next day! My advice would be to try together plenty of rest during this pregnancy (as much as you can with 6 kids!), listen to your body and don't push yourself. Drink plenty of water, eat well (espprotein as it helps with their birth weight as identicals can be on the small side) and stay away from google! We're always here if you need support. Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy.
wow chet!!!!! How fantastic Its lovely to hear of all the posative stories, It seems such a long way off yet and I am still so sick and tired I can't really get as excited as my familly who are all over the moon!!!!
I love the look of the bugaboo donkey but i don't know whether to buy a double or triple (I have a 10 mo) havent even looked yet!
I feel huge too I am about the same as I was at 15 - 16 wks with my last baby How quickly did you ladies further on grow? Did any one need 14 hours sleep a day aswell or is it just me?
Congratulations to you all that have found out too!!!!!!
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