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Lil Community: I'm Shocked . . . I'm Having Twins!

Double the fun! snehal11 just learned that she's expecting twins and is immersing herself in all things double! She's started a Moms With Twins group, in the LilSugar Community.

I just found out I am having twins and I could not be more excited! I made this group so that I can share my experience as well as get some advice on how to take on this new adventure!

I'm happy, scared, and a little overwhelmed at what my future has in store for me! I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and have had the worst nausea and exhaustion I have ever felt! I have a 2 year old son, so I know what morning sickness feels like, I just cannot believe it's this bad! Please feel free to comment, advice, or share any experiences you may have!

Whether you've already been through the double feedings and strollers or you're experiencing it for the first time, join in the twin conversation in the Moms of Twins group!

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MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
aww congrats!
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
aww congrats!
mrosenblatt79 mrosenblatt79 6 years
I have five-month old boy/girl twins. It's the best!!! A lot of hard work during the first couple months, but since they turned three months, it's been a ton easier! They are just starting to play with one another. One of the best twin books I always recommend to other twin moms is called "Juggling Twins" -- it was great advice on gear and everything else you need to manage two babies. LOVED it!!
mrosenblatt79 mrosenblatt79 6 years
I have five-month old boy/girl twins. It's the best!!! A lot of hard work during the first couple months, but since they turned three months, it's been a ton easier! They are just starting to play with one another.One of the best twin books I always recommend to other twin moms is called "Juggling Twins" -- it was great advice on gear and everything else you need to manage two babies. LOVED it!!
Jemsfirst Jemsfirst 6 years
Congrats! My twins are 4 years old. I'll tell you what I know now that I wish someone told me (or knew and did). 1. Front-load your calories...meaning gain healthily prior to the 3rd trimester. 2. Exercise if the dr. says its okay. I'm a gym rat and refrained from exercise during pregnancy, but my twins weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz and 8lbs 2 oz (yes, I know) at birth and as you can imagine, I still have a perpetual baby bump due to the muscle stretching. I believe some sort of "pregnancy yoga-ish" workout would have helped. 3. Get all the help you can lined up for after the birth now. Also, join a twin club (as Karis noted). Mine has been very helpful!! 4. The nausea will subside prob. by week 15 or 16. Hang in there. It can be fierce. 5. Get pampered every step of the way!
Jemsfirst Jemsfirst 6 years
Congrats! My twins are 4 years old. I'll tell you what I know now that I wish someone told me (or knew and did).1. Front-load your calories...meaning gain healthily prior to the 3rd trimester.2. Exercise if the dr. says its okay. I'm a gym rat and refrained from exercise during pregnancy, but my twins weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz and 8lbs 2 oz (yes, I know) at birth and as you can imagine, I still have a perpetual baby bump due to the muscle stretching. I believe some sort of "pregnancy yoga-ish" workout would have helped.3. Get all the help you can lined up for after the birth now. Also, join a twin club (as Karis noted). Mine has been very helpful!!4. The nausea will subside prob. by week 15 or 16. Hang in there. It can be fierce.5. Get pampered every step of the way!
kariscoleman kariscoleman 6 years
I have nine month old twin boys...welcome to the world of multiples, it is wonderful and overwhelming and very different from singletons no matter how close together they are. My best advice would be to join a twins club, the advice and resources they provide are PRICELESS. Use this link from the National Club to find your local one, it will be well worth it. http://www.nomotc.org/index.php?option=com_clubsearch&Itemid=43 I also highly recommend this book: When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy and this pillow saved me from many a sleepless night: Todays Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow Best of luck!!! Karis
kariscoleman kariscoleman 6 years
I have nine month old twin boys...welcome to the world of multiples, it is wonderful and overwhelming and very different from singletons no matter how close together they are.My best advice would be to join a twins club, the advice and resources they provide are PRICELESS. Use this link from the National Club to find your local one, it will be well worth it.http://www.nomotc.org/index.php?option=com_clubsearch&Itemid=43I also highly recommend this book: When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy and this pillow saved me from many a sleepless night: Todays Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow Best of luck!!!Karis
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
well...i don't have twins, but i have some thoughts (for whatever they are worth). maybe sign your 2 year old up for a preschool or day care of some kind and call it "big boy school". even just for 3 hours 2 days a week. this way he will have something separate from the babies, something special that just he is big enough to do. and if you need to, you could have him start going for longer periods or for more days. you've been a mom before, so you know what to expect. i think thats a huge advantage. going from 1 child to 2 was pretty easy for me. but going from 2 to 3 was like; WOW. suddenly the kids out number the big people, lol. just stay organized and keep a sense of humor. congrats :baby:
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
well...i don't have twins, but i have some thoughts (for whatever they are worth).maybe sign your 2 year old up for a preschool or day care of some kind and call it "big boy school". even just for 3 hours 2 days a week. this way he will have something separate from the babies, something special that just he is big enough to do. and if you need to, you could have him start going for longer periods or for more days.you've been a mom before, so you know what to expect. i think thats a huge advantage.going from 1 child to 2 was pretty easy for me. but going from 2 to 3 was like; WOW. suddenly the kids out number the big people, lol.just stay organized and keep a sense of humor.congrats :baby:
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