Are Monochorionic twins smaller than Di?

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Are Monochorionic twins smaller than Di?
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 12:57pm

My DD was 8.03lbs @ birth, 40w1d, so a pretty good size :)

My boys are avg in the 40%. Ive gained the recommended weight in the recommended time & I see so many other twin mamas with big old babies.

It just got me wondering if Im lagging as I only have 1 placenta & it can only do so much... anyone know? i cant find anything on google. Ill ask Dr on Fri

*mindy*

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 1:45pm
My boys are mono, and they were considered very large all the way along. At one point my MFM actually said if I went full term they were gonna be 10 lbs each (thank god they didn't lol) They were born at 32 weeks 2 days at 4lbs 12 oz and 4lbs 4 oz, 18 inches long. I have not heard of any major correlation between being mono or di and birth weights. If your doctor isn't worried, then I wouldn't. 40% is still within the "normal" range, so I think you're fine. How far along are you?
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 2:51pm

Mindy, i don't know the answer to your question regarding Monochorionic twins, but I do know the old saying of "every pregnancy is different' rings true here as well.

For instance, I am tall and large framed (5'10") and DH is short 5"4.

Cherie ~ Mommy to 2 wonderful girls. Harper 7/06. Georgia 2/09
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 6:17pm
Ya I agree completely & I said the same thing to another twin mom with smaller babes than me.
I was just curious if a single placenta just doesn't have output as 2 do...Ill ask MFM on Fri since he likes to tell me every visit Mo/Di are his specialty.
*mindy*
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 6:19pm
Twister - wow those were some good sized babes! Im almost 34w now
*mindy*
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 9:41pm
yeah they we're good sized for their gestation. We just had our 4 month check up today, and Doug was 12 lbs 6 oz and David was 12 lbs 3 oz.. How are you doing?
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 9:27pm
I really dont even remember what my DD was @ 4m.
I was in a car accident today, some old lady hit me. Everyone is fine but my car is a wreck. So now i need to deal with finding a loaner to fit 3 car seats!
I had 4hr NST though & everything looked good
*mindy*
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 7:50am
OMG I'm glad to hear you're ok! Was your DD with you? Is she ok? Goodness I can't imagine what that was like.

I hear Chevy HHR's are great for 3 car seats, and I'm pretty sure my Impala would hold 3 too. Then of course vans, and suv's are made for it. What did you have before?
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 1:37pm
I'm glad you're all okay...how scary!
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 8:08am
Thanks.
Yes DD was with me. Luckily the lady was driving slow & so was I so the impact was not much. I dont even think DD noticed. Of course she tore apart my car for $3500 worth of damage.

I found out the at fault party's insurance will cover a mini van so at least that worry is out of the way. Now I just need to deal with sitting @ auto body shop with DD waiting for the rental co to bring me my mini van & transferring DDs seat. Im exhausted just thinking about it! I have a BPP this am & then Im off to shop. Pus I still have all errands I was supposed to do when I got hit.

Ive also been having real contractions since the accident. They are still far apart & so far only last a few hrs @ most & usually at nite.
*mindy*

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