Proud mama moment!! My twins had their one month check up yesterday! Their pediatrician referred to my milk as “super milk” when they were born. My son was 5lbs 14 oz and my daughter was 4lbs 14 oz. As of yesterday my son now weighs 10 lbs 8 oz and my daughter is 8 lbs 15 oz. They have both about doubled their weight in a month!
OVERWHELMED! I recently just brought not only one baby, but two, into this world. Twins! Which leads me to raising four children. My other half had two prior to ours. A 12 year old and a 5 year old. We didn’t live together before the pregnancy so I got thrown into this new lifestyle pretty abruptly. I also had never been around babies before. Life has changed tremendously and I find myself feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin. Also dealing with a lot I don’t know how to process quite yet. Please don’t criticize me, I’m only looking for advice on how to improve. Does anyone have any tips, suggestions, advice.
Any twin parents on here? I have boy/girl twins that are 19 days old today! Any tips, suggestions, fun facts? Everyone said get them on the same feeding schedule it will make life easier. But so far it seems harder. Especially at night. I don’t make dad stay up with us because they’re exclusively breast fed. No sense in us both being dead tired. I guess I was cocky when I was pregnant saying I wasn’t scared for the infant stage... I was scared for when they were toddlers and into everything. lol welllll boy was I wrong. This is a whole new level...
My best friend just found out she is expecting QUADRUPLETS!!!! Anybody know how I can get companies to sponsor her or send her free products?? Even if it's for the first year; anything helps! Her & her husband are an amazing couple who have been trying for 7 years. They've been blessed x4!! :)
I know everyone has their ideas about siblings vs only children and what that means for parents and kids, but I often think it's strange we only have one offspring at a time... doesn't it make more sense to have twins, or small litters? And wouldn't it make a lot more sense if our babies matured quicker during gestation and on the outside?
Parents of twins What steps did you take until you were tandem feeding? Right now I'm pumping, bottle feeding and latching one twin on. Working on the other but very little progress. The twin latching on takes a bottle too but I'm thinking of just offering my boob. She's getting flustered bc the bottle is so easy. Thoughts? Feeding them separately is taking 2 hours and just killing me and my husband. I need to get them both on the breast!
Please feel free to comment on any or all. I would love to hear personal stories Put twin daughters in Moby wrap for the first time. They hated it. One has, I think, grunting syndrome. Grunts alllllllll night. Only the bigger twin is latching but gets frustrated bc is also bottle fed. The smaller twin has latched before but barley does. I stop practicing with the smaller one bc I was told that I can intro the boob later. Goal is tandem feeding and still hopeful...but also feeling s little discouraged. My twins are currently one month old and are ok sleepers. Does that mean I need to give up the idea that they can become good sleepers. My first was bad from the get go and stayed bad. I know that it doesn't get easier, but have you guys noticed the 6 week point becoming easie... More
Any personal stories would be great. Whether yourself or someone you know. I'm 32 weeks with twins and am considered high risk bc of my age and bc I am having twins that resulted from fertility treatments. I have been feeling a lot of pressure in my um...area. So the Dr checked and I am 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. She gave me a steroid shot to ensure, if babies come early, that their lungs are as developed as possible. My first daughter was to term so the Dr said that was a good indicator that I can carry the twins to term. Well she wants them out at 38 weeks, which 37 is full term for twins. I'm afraid though that with all these precautions she is taking bc I'm 2cm dilated, that they will come early. Anyways, any babies still stayed to term?
30 weeks pregnant with twins and taking a 4 hr test today. Tips on how to provide comfort for sitting that long? I was going to bring a pillow but it states not to bring personal items. Anyone know, if any, provisions that I am entitled to? I believe there's a 10 minute break after two hours. I'm gonna die 😭.
Potty training advice...no thoughts: my daughter is 2.5 yrs old and I'm about to have twins. I thought about potty training her before the twins come but haven't seen any signs of interest. I have read that kids bodies are not ready until after 3. An idea that no one seems to even take into consideration as I hear tons of people doing it at around 2. Even as early as 1. I know that's not then norm but I don't ever hear of anyone waiting longer than 3, especially with daycares and preschools requiring it. I don't plan to put her into preschool at 3 (a whole other issue I'm curious about). Anyone else read about waiting until after 3? I was bombarded with mothers telling what I should do bc the twins are coming. I tend to do my own thing so I don't feel press... More