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What do you mean there's more than one!

(55 Posts)
Franykins Wed 22-May-13 14:36:26

Ok so just got back from my 12 weeks scan. It's TWINS!!!! Wow. Shocked much. But how exciting smile Crazy times ahead.

Franykins Tue 28-May-13 11:48:07

Hi littleomar we're due around the same time then smile how exciting. How have you been feeling? I was planning to work to 38 weeks when we thought is was 1, but am now also thinking 32 weeks. I work about a 15 mins drive from home and its a desk job. I guess just have to see how it goes and how I feel.

idobelieveinfairies Sun 26-May-13 08:59:41

Congratulations!!! Twins are fab ;)

I have 2 sets of them (none in family either).

I was told at both of the 12 week scans that mine were non-identical. Then when the 1st set were born they said they were identical boys as there was 1 placenta and the membranes were very thin in between the sacs. Also they said twin to twin syndrome was going on! I didn't believe they were identical so asked for the testing, these came back as non-identical. 2nd set were boy/girl so that was sorted. ;)

I had mine at 38 weeks and 2nd set at 40+1 weeks and have loved every minute.

Congrats again smile

harrygracejessica Sun 26-May-13 08:49:20

I was ambulanced from our hospital to another at 29 weeks as was contracting and they thought they were arriving soon and I still hung on until 36 weeks - they can't tell if you will have them early.

Congratulations little

I worked to 28 weeks with 2 weeks leave tagged on so finished at 30 weeks officially. I couldn't have done one more day, I found everything so difficult, even getting up off the sofa!

littleomar Sat 25-May-13 20:04:39

congratulations. I've got DCDA twins due end November. we've known for a while (early scan) but it still hasn't sunk in. your background risk must be age alone (mine was 1:150 old), adjusted is once they've factored in nuchal translucency and bloods.

I was planning to work until the end of September - 32 weeks. is that pushing it? my job isn't physically demanding but it's an hour's commute away. question for experienced posters - can they tell, once you get further along, how early you're likely to deliver?

harrygracejessica Sat 25-May-13 14:11:25

I think momo twins they like to deliver between 32 and 34 weeks, non ids at our hospital they like to keep in until 38 weeks. Mine arrived at 33 weeks and the 2nd set at 36 weeks - ask for a tour of neonatal nearer the time so it's not quite as daunting first time as there are a lot of machines, noises and wires x

With regards to due dates etc, the majority of twins are born between 34-36 weeks. They wont let you carry past 37 weeks, some consultants push it to 38 weeks but NICE guidelines for DCDA twins is 37 weeks so that already puts you at around beginning of November (if they don't surprise you early!) My waters went at 34+5, it was very unexpected. I think if you aim for end of October/beginning of September that will be about right. My EDD was 5 November and they were born 29 September.

Franykins Sat 25-May-13 11:32:57

I've just got the results from my blood test part of the combined test. been assessed as low risk which is great grin but can someone help explain. The background risk was 1:803 and the adjusted risk for twin 1 is 1:9536 & twin 2 is 1:9764. What is the background risk?

Fingers crossed MrsEllsmore

We told DP's two boys last night and they seem excited. the youngest was worried he would miss out on cuddles bless him so i told him he won't and then we spent an hour in bed watching tv and having cuddles this morning whilst waiting for DP to bring us breakfast in bed. perfect start to the weekend grin

MrsEllsmore Sat 25-May-13 10:34:51

Ah congratulations. My grandad's brother and sister are twins but there are no twins in my dad's generation or my generation. I am the first in my generation to be pregant and I would love twins, got my first scan in just over a week so I'm trying not to think about it after all one healthy baby is just as amazing as two!

sandyballs Fri 24-May-13 15:14:48

Congratulations, twins are fab. My non-ID girls are 12 now and very close. Can't believe 12 years have passed and would love to do it all again.

Franykins Fri 24-May-13 15:08:04

RedPencils that would have scared anyone (I had the same thing with thinking I was going to be told I wasn't really pg) As it happened the sonographer didn't say anything for a while and just went "hmm" so I said is everything ok and she said well there's more than one, like it happens everyday. Which of course it must do but not to me haha.

RedPencils Fri 24-May-13 14:56:37

Aah you're post really made me smile. I rememeber having that same 'shit there's two of them' moment in the scan. Actually the Sonographer went out to get a colleague before telling me. I had a horrible 5 minutes thinking something awful had happened (like I'd got the test wrong and I wasn't really pg). Then said it was two. One of the best days of my life. grin. Congratulations.

Franykins Fri 24-May-13 14:44:52

That's what I was thinking neversleepagain but hoping for at least late October. EDD is 30th Nov. Mum is gutted as she has booked and paid for a holiday at beginning of Nov (even though I said is that a good idea even when we thought it was one as you just never know) But maybe I should say to my sis to just warn work it could be any time from Mid sept onwards? What would you suggest?

Thanks Dildals I became a member of TAMBA a couple hours ago (then went for lunch) so need to explore their website.

Dildals Fri 24-May-13 13:19:45

Oh and TAMBA has a review of all double buggies on their site, although I think you have to become a member first.

Dildals Fri 24-May-13 13:18:31

franykins if you want to try out buggies then find a twin group near you and head over there if you can. There's one near me and I am planning to have a go at all their buggies :-). I quite like the look of the Out and About, but that is because I want a three-wheeler.

I would bet on an October (perhaps even September baby). When is your EDD?

Franykins Fri 24-May-13 12:42:55

That's what I'm thinking Littleolivetree Although maybe going to look at buggy's last night was a bit soon haha. I was annoyed though as the mothercare near us only had the double bugaboo (I seem to be in the minority that doesn't like bugaboos haha) that was crazy money, or just the double forward facing strollers. I wanted to look at the Obaby Zezu twin pramette, I want to be able to see my babies and felt the same when we thought it was a single pg. However the Obaby is online only. Very annoying. So we popped to babies are us and they didn't have single double buggy at all!!!! We only went to look so early on cos I want to be able to have a 'play' and see how easy it will be to manouver and fold down.

My sis has said if she wants me to she will provisionally book November off so that when DP has to return to work she can come and help which I thought was lovely smile and my mum is now retired so she has said she will help too smile Feeling very blessed with babies and family.

Littleolivetree Fri 24-May-13 12:36:12

No harm in being prepared, you are going to need to be super organised and supported.

Franykins Fri 24-May-13 12:31:53

BettyYeti I think if it wasn't obvious I would find out, not that it will make a jot of difference of course smile

attilascupcakes thank you.

attilascupcakes Fri 24-May-13 12:22:55

So exciting! Congratulations smile

BettyYeti Fri 24-May-13 12:13:39

Re getting them tested, I kow quite a few twins and in every case where they are physically alike enough to justify a DNA test, it has come back id. My sister's twins are non-id, and there is no doubt about it (one blond hair blue eyes and one dark hair green eyes) so not worth the cost of a test. I do though know one couple who have twins who look id but they were told they were non-id at your stage and have just accepted that. They tell people they are non-id and have never had them tested.

Franykins Fri 24-May-13 09:11:58

Sorry Quilty I missed your post hmm blush and have only just seen it. That's interesting to know. Admittedly twin one was hiding so I had to be scanned 4 times (my BMI of 31 didn't help either sad ) but that shouldn't have changed what she knows about twins. She told me on the first scan they were non id. Oh well either way I'm getting very very excited now grin just have to wait till Nov to hold them.

harrygracejessica well there we go, proof!

Oh that's not too much. We've said that unless it is totally obvious they are id or non id we will have them tested, but of course the main concern is that they are both ok smile as with every pregnancy, multiple or not.

This is defo the way forward I think, if they don't like it then we can separate them.

harrygracejessica Thu 23-May-13 20:20:11

Been manic with mine today haha.

Both of my sets were 2 placentas and 2 sacs yet one set are identical and one set aren't :-)

Zygosity testing is £80 - we had the girls tested at a year but the boys at a couple of months due to health problems in one twin.

Mine shared a cot - the girls until 8 months and the boys until 6 months.

Franykins Thu 23-May-13 14:23:02

Congrats Dildals

Yeah I think that might be where I read it.

I am excited but think it still needs to sink in haha. I can't wait to feel them move! I know they're only 6cm at the moment but I can't believe there's two in there grin

BettyYeti sounds wonderful, once you get used to it!

Quilty Thu 23-May-13 14:20:56

CongRAtulations!

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