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Saturday, October 27th 2012, 12:43pm

Author: claire_A

Funny things they say

I never noticed this before! The other day from Lukas (aged 2 1/2) Lukas: Look Mama, two mouses! Me: Oh yes, one mouse, another mouse, two mice. Lukas: No, two mouses!

Friday, September 28th 2012, 4:49pm

Author: claire_A

Just for fun... How does everyone dress their twins?

Quoted from "kirstin" sometimes they have to wear odd socks as they want the same lol love it!

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 11:44am

Author: claire_A

Just for fun... How does everyone dress their twins?

I was just wondering, how does everyone dress their twins? In the same clothes, similar or completely different? I guess this is mainly relevant to same sex twins! Personally I like to dress my boys in similar things. I'm very happy if I can find the same thing in 2 different colours . Sometimes they are dressed completely differently though, and occasionally identically. They do tend to mostly have the same jacket though, as to get the same thickness of jacket, they are rarely available in 2 co...

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 12:04pm

Author: claire_A

When did you have your twins?

I had mine at 36+6 by C-section. I'm sure they wanted to stay in longer but the doctors thought that Lukas was a lot smaller than Finn and that he might not have enough amniotic fluid so they wanted to deliver them. Lukas was 2.48kg (almost 5 1/2 lb) and Finn was 2.75kg ( 6lb). At 2 years 5 months, Lukas is now 99cm tall and a whopping 17.5kg, and Finn is 96cm and 14.7kg

Friday, July 27th 2012, 1:19pm

Author: claire_A

Trouble getting twin toddlers to sleep

Oh yes, a childcare book just for my children, that would be great! Scary about the windows, we live on the 5th floor and it always worries me especially as the windows don't have locks. For their window it might work with a cupboard lock to keep the handles together. They seem quite happy having the sides on their beds, especially Finn who likes corners and hidey-holes so hopefully by the time we convert their cots to beds they might behave and stay put (unlikely!).

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:15pm

Author: claire_A

Trouble getting twin toddlers to sleep

Sorry I can't offer any advice, but I would love to know if you have had any handy tips. My boys are 2 years 3 months and settle down quickly right now, but I am sure that we'll have the same problem when we remove their cot sides. They are also very lively energetic little rascals and I'm hoping to keep them 'captive' as long as possible!

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 2:08pm

Author: claire_A

Very low AMH (0.76) - is it worth having another go?

Hi Pooch, sorry your AMH value is low. Mine was about 3 (I had to convert the units as the Germans use ng/ml and the UK use pMol/L or something like that). Obviously that is a higher than yours, but my BFP was 8 months after my AMH test, so it must have gone down some more. I did the flare protocol too, and was on the pill first. I know it's a dilemma, but if it was me I'd go for it, because if you don't, you'll always be wondering whether it might have worked.

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 1:27pm

Author: claire_A

Comfy seats to breast feed twins

Hi, I know you posted this a while ago, but when I BF my twins, I used an EZ 2 Nurse pillow (the foam version as I couldn't get on with the inflatable one), sitting on the sofa, with cushions under the sides of the nursing pillow to stop them rolling off. At night I used the same pillow but in bed. I tried lots of ways before I got my lifesaving EZ. I had a standard bead filled pillow, but the boys would tend to slide between the pillow and me, so attached tapes to the back of it and I would sit...

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 1:57pm

Author: claire_A

We are expecting Twins!

Hi Amber, I had to post as you not wanting either mums staying long term struck a chord with me, as I was exactly the same! No matter how much help someone is, for me having someone to stay would have been extra stress while DH and I were finding our feet learning how to be parents. I had a C-section and stayed in hosp 4 nights, and when I came home, although it was still painful and I was shuffling around it was ok. DH luckily had 5 weeks off work in total, otherwise I would have had my mum to ...

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 1:45pm

Author: claire_A

18 month old twins undo sleeping bag at nap time

Thanks for so many replies Taxihome, you're right, it can get expensive! I was really lucky to find 2 part sleeping bags in smaller sizes (on a German website) for only 15 euros each, and my Mum had managed to get some from charity shops for me too. Changing their nappies isn't a problem luckily as they don't need changing at night. Flic, I thanks for the website tip, I may well use it if we need more, I managed to get 2 grobags from TK Maxx (more about that in a mo!) Biggreeneyes, the ones we e...

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 12:45pm

Author: claire_A

18 month old twins undo sleeping bag at nap time

Thanks for the tips! I did read the night time nakedness thread, thank goodness mine don't do it in the middle of the night, and keep their nappies on. Although Lukas did proudly present me with his nappy after yesterday's nap, his body was still done up though . Fleecy sleepsuits might be worth a go as we actually have some which were passed on to us. I thought we would never use them as they're too warm, I hadn't thought of them being instead of a sleeping bag. If I can I would like to stick w...

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 12:52pm

Author: claire_A

18 month old twins undo sleeping bag at nap time

This might sound silly but they're driving me insane! My boys have been unzipping their sleeping bags for ages now and other than sewing a tag with a button on it so they physically can't do it, I wonder if anyone has any tips? If I can get them both zipped up and calm, then at least Lukas will leave his zipped up, Finn sometimes not, but getting to that stage takes an age as as fast as I've done one up, the other one as unzipped and got completely out. They think it's a hilarious game and get a...

Friday, August 12th 2011, 3:12pm

Author: claire_A

A poll for mamas of twinnies!

I never saw the latest poll before, I had a feeling my boy/boy twins were in the minority! It does seem that the girls are indeed taking over the world, as if every baby has a 50% chance of being a girl, then there should be 25% girl/girl 25% boy/boy and 50% boy/girl. My scrumptious adorable little boys will obviously be in demand .

Monday, June 6th 2011, 2:26pm

Author: claire_A

Breastfeeding twins and expressing

Just spotted this in my favourites and thought I'd update. I never did get around to expressing any milk as it just seemed a faff! Well none to save for the boys, I did express a bit when the number of feeds was a bit random and I didn't want my supply to go down (and probably would have popped otherwise ) . I can't remember exactly when, but started giving them formula and BF before bed (because I wanted to slowly reduce BF), then just formula, with any other feeds being BF, and slowly those fe...

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 10:50am

Author: claire_A

Twins and elective c-section

Hi Cathy, I had planned to go for a natural birth as both twins were head down but when the Drs decided to deliver me at 36+6 I basically didn't have a choice, they wanted to do a C-section and I would really had to have begged to be induced. The C-section was fine, although I was absolutely petrified, as I am lucky enough never even having had to stay overnight in hospital let alone have an operation before that. I was hysterically sobbing all over the mid-wife while having the spinal, and a bi...

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 4:10pm

Author: claire_A

scans: how often in late twin pregnancy?

Hi Cathy, glad you have an appt with the twin specialist, they may decide you should deliver the twins earlier than 38 weeks. I'm in Germany so they do things slightly differently here but I think I had 2 weekly scans. I also had crazy itching but no-one seemed bothered by it or anxious to diagnose it! One of my twins was judged to be smaller than the other and have less amniotic fluid, so I had my C-section at 36+6. The smaller one was very low down and hard to measure and the suspected 600g di...

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 3:37pm

Author: claire_A

Any tips for the first couple of weeks?

hi Aramass, exciting time ahead of you! I was lucky and didn't have any problems with BF. my boys did lose a bit of weight and had to be topped up with formula from a cup while in hosp for a day or two but other than that they were exclusively BF and have never drunk from a bottle. I do wish I'd tried expressing though, as at times have gone a bit loopy as I have been completely tied to them which was sometimes too much. I tandem fed right from the beginning, but had to have them handed to me fo...

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:30am

Author: claire_A

Clothes for Newborn Twins

my boys were 5lb8 oz and 6 lb 1oz approx ( their weights were in kg ) . the smallest wore tiny baby for a week or so, both were then in early baby for a while. newborn size was way too big for them at the beginning. as they were reasonable weights, I'd recommend getting at least some stuff in the size smaller than newborn ( which seems to be named differently depending which shop you get them from! )

Monday, January 10th 2011, 2:53pm

Author: claire_A

When did you start to show?

my bump was obvious at 12 weeks, we met up with some friends and everyone kept asking when I was due, the waitress told me I couldn't have the free shot, and I asked DH 'how does everyone know?' as I had no idea it was that obvious. we hadn't even wanted to tell people then either as it was before the 12 week scan ( mine waas at 13 weeks). oh and I'm 5'6" (and a half ) and was about a size 12.

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 2:37pm

Author: claire_A

Yes they are TWINS!!

hee hee, this is most entertaining! I don't get quite as many stupid questions, because in German the words for identical and non-identical twins literally translate to 'one egg' and 'two egg'. it still amazes me though, that people ask which they are when they look so different, Finn has white blonde hair and Lukas has brown hair. nobody has ever asked if they were from IVF but they always ask what it was like to find out it was twins. I find that really hard to answer because when I had my fir...




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