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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby myc » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:37 pm

hi all the soon to be twins moms,

just want to drop by to say hi.

my c section recovery finally got better. For those planning to have c section, please go get help for at least 2 weeks after your babies are born. You will need it. You will feel sore/pain, tired. In my case, i have to take hydrocodone + morton every 4 hrs. Thank god my husband took 2 weeks off. i also had a serious swollen feet that i was told because of all the IV fluid from the operation. i also suspected the pain med had something to do with it....

i have been trying to breastfeed, but with twins, it is harder than i thought. you may want to prepare some formula at home..... if you dont have a lot of milk( like me), you can try "mother Milk Tea" or "Fenugreek". It seems to work ok with me.

i wish all of you the best!
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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby babyluv3 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:36 pm

Teresa - I am so sorry about the lost of one of your little babies. Glad to hear the other is doing well!

MYC - Thanks for the update and the advice! My c/s is scheduled for Nov 11 (less than 4 weeks now) and I am sooo thankful that my mom is here now and will be then. DH is taking about 1 1/2 weeks off (he can take longer if he needs to), but I'm not sure how I'd do it without he and my mom. Not just the twins, but getting the older two to preschool, and just their lives in general. I am also going to attempt to nurse and I hope it goes well, but I know those first few weeks are supposed to be pretty hard. Since my first two were adopted out of orphanages, they were both bottle fed so I am DEFINITELY not above formula (have already started stockpiling free samples). Thanks for giving us all a heads up. I hope your little ones are doing well!

Love Bug - Your twins are adorable!! So glad things are going well!

Hopeful - I agree with Dolo about being nervous all the time. It gets easier later on for sure, but I still get a little nervous at scans to check their growth. Thankfully everything is going well, but that's just a part of parenthood that never ends, just changes. There is always something to worry about.

AFM - Had an u/s yesterday and the girls look great. They are measuring 4lbs6oz and 4lbs5oz, which is pretty much right on target. Hopefully they really are that big! My c/s is scheduled for November 11 (less than 4 weeks!) so that's my end date. I'll be 37 1/2 weeks. I am 1cm and 80% effaced. My OB thinks I can make it, my high risk doctor isn't so sure. I'm hoping to get at least another 2 weeks in so I can be 36 weeks, so I've made sure to still take it pretty easy. Sometimes baby a rams her head into my cervix and I think she's trying to get out! Not yet little one, not yet!
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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby dolo977 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:01 am

Hi, well my girls were due November 30th (40 weeks) and they decided to arrive at 34 weeks exactly, 10/19. About 4 weeks ago I was in for PTL and was put on Mag Sul and received steroids. I was discharged and continued with bedrest. Last week I had some watery discharge so I went in to L&D and everything came back neg for fluid leak, I was released. The watery discharge continued so two days later I called and was seen again in L&D. Again everything came back neg but I was having mostly painless contractions so I was given Mag Sul again. After getting off the Mag while being in patient I had a huge gush of watery discharge again, same as a few days before, I had it tested right away and it turned out to be positive for fluid. So I had been leaking for about 3 days but not sure why it was not being detected before. Received antibotics and was being watched, cervix still close. The next two days my contractions were increasing but still not really much cramping, they were 2-5 mins apart, at that point due to the increased contractions and to avoid infection I had my girls by Csection. That is another story but everyone is doing well. I still can not believe I was not having pain with my contractions. Baby A, Marisa weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and Baby B, Tori weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce. Both babies are doing very well, there are no serious issues, but will be in the special unit for a couple of weeks since they are preemies. I have to say, it is so true that we know our bodies best so it is important to follow your instinct, if something does not feel right or you have doubts, don't ignore it. Anyway I just wanted to share my story and I wish best of luck to you all. :)
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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby myc » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:44 pm

Dolo977, congraduations! take it easy and try to get as much rest as you can. :D
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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby babyluv3 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:53 am

Congrats dolo!!! So happy you and the girls are doing well, but so sorry you had to go through so much!

I was in last week for a few hours due to a lot of pelvic pain and they saw I was having contractions. They weren't regular, but enough to give me an IV and some Visteral. Since I didn't progress (I was 1-2cm and had been only a fingertip two days earlier) after a couple of hours, they let me go home. I am taking Visteral a few times a day, though it only helps a little. Still have those irregular contractions and they hurt (OW!) from time to time, so I'll be interested to see if I've progressed any further when I see my OB on Tuesday. I just started having mucous-y discharge today, so I definitely think something is getting started. I've been on bedrest (more so than usual) since Thursday, so we'll see. I'm really hoping to stick it out a little longer, but I'm not totally convinced I will.

Again congrats! Hope the girls can come home soon!
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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby gina55 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:04 pm

Hi Ladies,

We just found out that we are expecting Identical twins yesterday, what a shock. Last week we were told one and there was no heartbeat. Went back for what I thought would be the end of our pregnancy and got the greatest news ever :D
There were 2 perfect heartbeats and they are not close together, total opposite sides of the placenta. Now to fight the all day sickness for however many weeks. We have a due date of May 30th.
Best of luck to everyone here!
Me 39 PCOS/Blocked Tubes
DH 40
Transferred 2 10/7 / 0 Frosties:(
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Beta 1: 82 9dp 6dt / Beta 2: 215 12dp 6dt / Beta 3: 654 14dp 6dt
Identical Twins!!
It's Boys!!
Will & Wyatt arrived 10 weeks early on 4/19/11

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Re: twin mamas come in

Postby vilchem » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:04 am

I stopped to check my email a few minutes ago and was one of my older sister. She is a person who has always been in my corner. Which is full of advice and lots of know-how when it comes to surviving childbirth. With three children of her own she had lots of practice.
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