Surprise twins for 3rd pregnancy

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Registered: 11-05-2005
Surprise twins for 3rd pregnancy
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 10:40am

Hi everyone .Well I am in my 15th week of my 3rd pregnancy.  I had to beg my husband for us to try for a third baby. he kept saying no he was happy with our two we already have ( boy 6 , girl 2)  but i always imagined myself with 3 and felt incomplete.  So finally i convinced him to try for one more.  Well we found out at 7 weeks after an episode of some bleeding ( i have had 4 previous miscarriages) and an ultrasound in emerg that we were having twins.  My husband was upset at first and so was i,  this was more than we bargained for.  Our house is not that big and we cannot afford to move for another few years. But anyways after the initial shock wore off and we shuffled rooms around and organized how things were gonna fit we are now becoming excited about the idea of twins.  we find out next week the genders.  We r still worried about how we are gonna handle four kids ,  but its sinking in.  I am hopeful i will be able to breatfeed the twins exclusively as i did my first two but am nervous about it.  Just wondering if any moms of twins have any advice for me on what to expect.  thanks so much for reading 


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Registered: 07-16-2008
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 10:45pm
Congratulations Heather! I nursed my twins, well, forever. My biggest piece of advice is to find an ibclc and enlist her help. It truly made a huge difference for me between nursing my older daughter and my twins. I was successful with ODD only because I was too stubborn to quit. I was successful with the twins because I had good help. Kwim?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 2:42pm

Hi Heather,

Congratulations on expecting twins and welcome to the board!  I'm so glad to see you here!  Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy and hoping you find tons of friendship and support here along the way.  Welcome!

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 3:32pm
Grats on your twins Heather :) I had surprise triplets after trying for one more ;) so I understand that "OHMY...." feeling :)