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user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" BUT STAY CALM! Don't work yourself up over anything yet."</blockquote>




Ya definitely stay calm. I freaked out about TTTS when I found out mine were identical. Mono-di. But I only have 16 weeks left now and to this day their fluid levels, weight levels, growth levels and heartbeats have been basically 100% identical. TTTS isn't even a worry in the doctors mind. Although routinely they do ultrasounds just to keep and eye on it.



It doesn't happen to everybody. And stay AWAY from google and stories about it on the Internet. You will find TONS of bad stories. Rarely good ones, even though there are tons of good ones.

KeriM Due September 28; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
4th Apr '13

Thanks ladies! It certainly helps ease my mind!

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 42905 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" BUT STAY CALM! Don't work yourself up over ... [snip!] ... stories about it on the Internet. You will find TONS of bad stories. Rarely good ones, even though there are tons of good ones."

That's exactly how mine were. Came out both 6lbs 8oz. 19" only one had a slightly bigger head. All their life, they've been just within an oz or so or inch or 2 of each other. It's crazy

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" That's exactly how mine were. Came out both 6lbs 8oz. 19" only one had a slightly bigger head. All their life, they've been just within an oz or so or inch or 2 of each other. It's crazy"</blockquote>




I'm hoping mine are little chunkers. I want them nice and healthy so less chance of an NICU stay.

KeriM Due September 28; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" That's exactly how mine were. Came out both 6lbs 8oz. 19" only one had a slightly bigger head. All their life, they've been just within an oz or so or inch or 2 of each other. It's crazy"


Wow! That's a couple of decent sized babies! All my singletons were big babies. Well, relatively big anyway. My smallest was 7lbs 14oz and arrived at 36wks +4. The other two were 8lbs 12oz and 9lbs 8oz. I had no clue what I could be expecting this time around. At my first ultrasound the tech had said they were measuring a little bigger than they would have expected.. all I could say was "Well, that sounds like my babies..."

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 42905 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:</b>" That's exactly how mine were. Came out ... [snip!] ... crazy"</blockquote> I'm hoping mine are little chunkers. I want them nice and healthy so less chance of an NICU stay."


I hope so too. It's nice to not have to go through that.

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 42905 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting KeriM:" Wow! That's a couple of decent sized babies! All my singletons were big babies. Well, relatively big ... [snip!] ... they were measuring a little bigger than they would have expected.. all I could say was "Well, that sounds like my babies..." "

& that was 37 weeks. My oldest was 8lbs 14oz at 41 weeks

KeriM Due September 28; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
5th Apr '13

So, I'm going to change the topic a bit...



what's your take? Can twins share a crib? Even or the first little bit?

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" So, I'm going to change the topic a bit... what's your take? Can twins share a crib? Even or the first little bit?"</blockquote>



I would. If my twin would had survived I don't think I could separate them until they showed interest in being separate.

KeriM Due September 28; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" So, I'm going to change the topic a bit... what's ... [snip!] ... I would. If my twin would had survived I don't think I could separate them until they showed interest in being separate."


That was my thought, too. They spent SO much time together, separating them seems like it could bring on separation anxiety to me.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" That was my thought, too. They spent SO much time together, separating them seems like it could bring on separation anxiety to me. "</blockquote>



Right. I think of it the same as a baby wanting to be snuggled by mom those first few months. That's what they're used to and attached to.

KeriM Due September 28; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" That was my thought, too. They spent SO much time ... [snip!] ... of it the same as a baby wanting to be snuggled by mom those first few months. That's what they're used to and attached to."


Well, that's settled. One crib. Lessens my expense for the first little bit anyway. lol

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
5th Apr '13

We are doing 2 separate cribs. Main reason is because we are going to get the angel care breathing monitors for them each. And it's pretty much useless if they are in the same crib, one stops breathing, but the monitor doesn't beep because it's still registering the other baby's breathing.

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" We are doing 2 separate cribs. Main reason is because we are going to get the angel care breathing monitors ... [snip!] ... in the same crib, one stops breathing, but the monitor doesn't beep because it's still registering the other baby's breathing."


This is why I got the monitors that clip to their diapers instead of angelcare, because I co-slept, or they slept in their swing, or when we were out in their strollers or car seats. Then I sold the monitors on ebay when they were not at risk of sids any more. The ones I had also vibrated if they didn't breath for 10 seconds or something to stimulate them to take a breath then alarmed if they didn't breath after that. Desi's went off a couple times. Archie's never did.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting endless possibilities:</b>" This is why I got the monitors that clip to their diapers instead of angelcare, because I co-slept, ... [snip!] ... them to take a breath then alarmed if they didn't breath after that. Desi's went off a couple times. Archie's never did. "</blockquote>




I didn't know there was such a thing. What are those called?