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#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi, I thought I would pop in and say hello.

I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant with identical twins.

Any words of wisdom to help me though this pregnancy?

I also have Irish Twins, 10.5 months apart, will be 2 and 3 when the twins arrive.

Thank you

#2 snuffles

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

I don't have any multiples so don't have any advice.

But wanted to offer my CONGRATULATIONS!!!



#3 All-New

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Irish Quads then.  Congratulations.

#4 reesan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

The archives of this forum are great. I reckon I skimmed through about 100 pages of history when I first found out and was gagging for information (Although I don't already have kids so probably have more free time for that sort of thing).

You might like to join us over in the expecting multiples thread!

Where are you located and do you know what hospital will be treating you? You will have a local multiple birth association, and you will find lots of information on the Australian multiple birth association website, they also have a forum which is well worth visiting though a bit painful to begin with as you need to make 5 posts before most of the content opens up to you.

And, here is an Australian book that I borrowed from the library and really enjoyed and seems to generally get high praise:
Twins
A Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Two Years Old
By Katrina Bowman, Louise Ryan

Good luck!

#5 Mariamsmum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

huge congratulations on your twin pregnancy.
My only advice, rest as often as you can (which is hard with older twins). Also Zantac was my best friend.
Pop over to the expecting multiples group in specialised pregnancy buddy groups and share your pregnancy with other expectant multiple mums.
Congratulations again biggrin.gif

#6 bunnysquared

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Hello and congrats ! biggrin.gif

Australian Multiple Birth Association has a great FB page. Lots of great support and advice. Highly recommend you like !


Good luck with the twins.






#7 Libster

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Congratulations! I have twin daughters, the first year is full-on but they are a joy.
My advice would be to definitely rest as much as possible and don't be afraid to eat what you need to, you're growing 2 babies and they need all the calories they can get, especially from the second trimester onwards. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!!

#8 muggins_00

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

My older 2 were 2 and 3.5 when our twins were born. I found the transition from 2-4 easier than the transition from 2-3, and being so close in age the older 2 tended to keep themselves occupied while I was busy with the twins.

Pregnancy was very hard though, I had terrible morning sickness and SPD. My husband picked up a lot of the slack with parenting and housework and I had to lower my standards (which is handy for when there are 2 newborns in the house anyway!). Rest as much as you can and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Seek out your local AMBA, mine runs a weekly playgroup which I unfortunately struggled to get to (1 car family) but would've been wonderful! Other mums who know what you are going through are invaluable!

#9 Bam1

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Congratulations, no advice but from a similar experience, if you can deal with Irish twins than you can certainly cope with standard twins!

#10 *mylittleprince*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Congratulations.

I have boy/girl 12 week old twins and a 3 year old and am loving it! I got to 37 plus 2, had natural birth and am exclusively breastfeeding them. Let me know if you have any questions, am happy to share my experience with you.

Definately join your local multiple birth association. Mine had expectant parent nights which were great plus a big library, lots of playdates/playgroups/events, etc and a private facebook page which is very helpful.

What hospital are you going through?

#11 newyearbaby

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Congratulations! My boys were 19 months and 3 & 5 months when my twins arrived. I also have a 9 year old step-son. The twins are now 7 months old. Life is VERY busy, more so now that they are on solids. But its all doable so far.

#12 rac05

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

Irish Twins 283 up, 238 down
The roots of the idea behind the term are actually quite old, although no one knows when, exactly, people first began to talk about Irish twins. In both England and the United States, a massive influx of Irish immigration in the 1800s led to a negative connotation with Irish people and society. This often happens when a large immigrant group begins to settle in mass numbers in a new country. The Irish were accused of being backwards and uncultured, and it was assumed that they were uneducated, dirty, and a general pox on society. As a result, the use of the word “Irish” began to be pejorative.

A number of derogatory terms incorporating stereotypes about the Irish began to emerge, including “Irish confetti” for thrown bricks and “Irish kiss” for a slap. Irish twins fits into this vernacular, and is actually insulting on multiple levels. sad.gif mad.gif

#13 MAandM

Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Hello all
Have been reading through and finding it all very helpful! We just found out we are expecting identical twins in October! Daunting and exciting! We also have DD who just turned one so I will have 3 under 3!
Can I please join the expecting multiples thread? How do I find it?
Thank you for all your wisdom xxx

#14 Mariamsmum

Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

huge congratulations MAandM on your twin pregnancy.
Here is a link to the Expecting Multiples buddy group original.gif
http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...owtopic=1045436




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