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TEESAK
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4/30/10 7:23 A


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Oooh, sorry to insult. I think it's just my only personal preference. Twins are very cute and my mother said we were way easier to deal with (if one of us had an issue, she'd just look at the other one and see what was going on).

But, I had a really strained relationship with my twin brother growing up. We fought like cats and dogs and I was always the odd man out b/c I was the only girl. My mother used to dress us alike too, only he had the pants and I had the dress in whatever outfit it was. That's just an aside, but it always bothered me. Our peers used to make fun of us and ask my brother if he was a boy or a girl, especially b/c of our bowl haircuts (the 70's were rough!)

We got treated as one person. We never had anything on our own. We were constantly called "The Twins" by everybody. Everyone always compared the two of us.

All of that and more together in my mind suggest to me that I am not itching to have them.

No insult intended. Sorry. Just my personal preference. I'm sure you're much more able to handle them than I would be. The Lord knows what I can handle - and I don't think twins are on the horizon for me!

So, it's not the actual twins that I feel negative about, it's raising them - I don't think I would do a good job.

Edited by: TEESAK at: 4/30/2010 (07:51)

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MAMAJONI6
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4/29/10 3:52 P



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well, we got snowed in last night so i didn't go- rescheduled for two weeks from now...too bad....


MAMAJONI6
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4/28/10 4:26 P



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i have been being kicked in my ribs, high up, and if i'm in my 18th week, the baby isnt supposed to be that high is it? and there is a lot of pressure on the right side of me by my ribs all the time. i actually got kicked in my high ribs on the right/center side this noon hour and then a couple seconds later, felt movement in the lower part of my belly???? baby (ies) seem to be moving a lot today. still feel full, like i'm about six months rather than four... will find out tomorrow!! cant wait!!!


CRIGGY
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4/28/10 3:07 P


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I had #1 & #2 mostly & no family history of twins. Good luck Mamajoni6!

Teesa, why are you always so negative about twins? I find it insulting.

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MAMAJONI6
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4/27/10 7:43 P



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i do have twin cousins on my mom's side and twin half brothers on my dad's side....i am still wondering if i am having twins...two more days!!!


TEESAK
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4/27/10 12:46 P


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Probably you, b/c it follows the girls. We ovulate more than one egg at a time and that's what causes twins. I'm a twin and have 7 sets on my mother's side of the family. I really thought I was doomed to have twins, but...so far so good. :)

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JENNIEF
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4/27/10 11:08 A


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Twins runs in both sides of our families too. My grandma on my moms side is a twin. LOL it skipped my mom so i'm guessing it's either me or my little brother who gets this. LOL let's hope Ian ;)



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MAMAJONI6
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k, i am pregnant with my 7th child and i am 18 weeks along. i think i may be having twins, but am not sure of my symptoms. my tummy is big for 18 weeks, i cramp on the bottom of my belly when i walk any distance, i am still very tired, fetal movement is well above my belly button, into my ribs, but when i lay down, my tummy looks like a normal 18 week pregnancy...any suggestions? i am having an ultrasound in three days, but am wondering if i can get any confirmation before then. thanks


DERRICKSMOMMY
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I know I hurried on to see if maybe she had posted I miss her also

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DANNI2006
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I guess ppl just search for topics they are looking for and post, not realizing it's different months or whatever.

No biggie, just odd how these old messages pop up.....

Yes, Valerie was our mother hen, lol

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Wow, another oldie. I miss Valerie!

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SEH2SEJ
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8/5/08 1:10 P


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1,2,3,4 apply to me but i still haven't seen a doctor yet or had a blood test. so we'll see soon!

wish us luck!


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MAMMABIRD
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3/27/06 10:07 A



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Hey Hey Artemis!! Good to see you again. Are you expecting twins?? How far along are you? What's your due date? How are you feeling?

I've got to scoot. I have my first prenatal dr's appointment at 10:00!! I'm so excited.


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ARTEMIS68
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I am! I am!!

I'm near Neepawa.

Actually, It's the former Linnea-Mae here. (Don't really give a crap who knows it now).

Nice to see a fellow Manitoban due in october on here!!


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MAMMABIRD
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3/27/06 9:56 A



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Artemis68 - I'm on a farm between Winnipeg and the US border. Are you from Manitoba too? Where?


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ARTEMIS68
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MAMMABIRD,

Where in Manitoba are you?



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MOLIZARD76
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3/27/06 9:21 A



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1,2,3,4 all apply. Twins run in my mom's family. I fell huge for 8+ weeks. I know that I was pretty much incognito pregnant till almost 4 1/2 mo last time. NOT this time. The trainer at curves jokingly told me i'm the reverse poster child for curves. I started ... slimmed down and now HELLO!! I've had a boatload of twin dreams and last thursday night my husband tells me he's had a twins dream too! YIKES!!! I'll know tomorrow. I have an ultrasounds so I am ALOT anxious today.


MAMMABIRD
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3/26/06 5:26 P



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With all the morning sickness, I told DH that this was the last time I'll be pregnant!! I never want to go through this again.

So for us, twins would be nice. Unfortunately, here in Manitoba you don't get an u/s until 20 weeks so it will be awhile before we find out.



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REBELPRINCESS
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3/26/06 11:51 A


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twins run in my family and in my boyfriends. i'm only 14 wks but have already gained 7 and a half pds, amost of it in the last 2wks. on top of that the doc told me that the babies heartbeat wass either echoing or there was twins and that we would find out on the 10th when they do a 3d u/s with the amneo. i'm 43 and starting over and scared to death. any advice except to wing it


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CMALTA
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3/11/06 7:03 A


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Well well the subject of twins...lol
Everyone that sees me says are you having twins because my stomach is huge... I have not gained any weight other than my stomach ... I gained 5 pounds then lost 4 with all the morning sickness so I really only gained 1 pound at the point by my stomach is out there... I have people asking is it a boy or a girl... A little to early to know that at this point.... So i am either farther along or twins... I really would rather be further along because twins is a lot of work and $$$ I want to be able to give my baby everything its little heart desires and with twins its just a little harder.... I also have twins in my famlily on my mothers side my fathers side and my husband has it in his family.... Gosh Im scared.... I could just imagine it now one on each breast..... gee that sounds GREAT! :)



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JENEISHA
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3/10/06 11:16 P


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well for me I have gained weight like crazy, I do feel a lot of morning sickness, I do urinate a lot for me to be in my first trimester. My mother 2nd and 4th children were twins. She did on the other hand lose the twin to my sis and bro but she still had them. My older sister the twin that survived was pregnant with twins 2 yrs ago but she miscarried. Twins dont run in my BF family but I scared i might be pregnant with twins.


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For me #2, #3, #5, #7 apply!


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ALIBCAT21
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i'm so afraid that i'm going to have twins
i'm new at this whole baby thing and would like to have one at a time so i'm not too overwhelmed
but it runs in my family A LOT
and ive been pretty sick these last few weeks
but i havent gained any weight yet
so maybe that's a sign of hope for me


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VALERIECA
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I can't get this crazy notion out of my head that I might be carrying twins this time around. It would be cool if I was...but until I find out for sure...I found this article online and thought I'd share with you all!

And wouldn't you know...I can relate to quite a few of the signs/symptoms already ?!?!?!

How many little babies are in there?? LOL



9 signs and symptoms of twin pregnancy
by Peg Plumbo, CNM


If you're wondering whether or not you're carrying twins (or more!), you're not alone. With the incidence of twins increasing dramatically over the past two decades, many expecting moms wonder if two babies might be on the way. Find out the common signs and symptoms of twin pregnancy and then learn more from "been there, done that" moms on the Pregnant with Multiples message board.

Trying to Conceive: Are You Ahead of the Game?

Age matters. One reason for the increased incidence of multiple births in the United States is the trend toward delaying pregnancy. The incidence of twins increases for women over the age of 35 and even more if you are over 50. To put it in perspective, your chance of giving birth to twins if you are under 25 years of age is less than half of what it would be after the age of 35.

The odds of twins increase with the use of assisted reproductive technology. Both ovulation-inducing drugs (infertility treatment) and in-vitro fertilization increase the odds of having twins. Between 1973 and 1990, twin births increased at twice the rate of singletons, and triplet and higher order births increased at seven times the rate of singletons. (Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994; 84:101-6)

Twins may run in your family. Even before diagnosis of pregnancy, you may suspect that you are at an increased risk of conceiving twins. Fraternal (dizygotic) twins may run in the family, and, contrary to popular belief, they do not necessarily skip a generation. If your mother or grandmother had twins, you may be carrying a gene that causes you to release more than one egg at a time, making it more likely that you will have twins.

9 Signs You May Be Pregnant with Twins

1. You just feel you're carrying more than one baby. Don't disregard intuition or dreams. Some mothers of twins (or higher order multiples) say that they knew right from the start that they were carrying more than one baby.

2. You experience more nausea and/or morning sickness. If you are having more than one baby, you may also have an elevated hCG level. Higher levels of hCG also make it more likely that you will have bouts of morning (or all-day) sickness.

3. Other normal pregnancy symptoms may be exaggerated. Many women -- but not all -- who are pregnant with twins have more intense pregnancy symptoms, likely due to the extra hormones circulating through their system. You may find that your breasts are very tender, you have to urinate frequently, you are hungry all the time and you are very tired. In the second trimester, you may experience difficulty catching your breath, swelling (edema) of the hands and legs, an unusual rate of weight gain and abdominal enlargement and excessive fetal movement. Anemia or low iron (decreased hemoglobin) is also common with twin and multiple pregnancies.

4. You gain weight rapidly in your first trimester. A higher than average weight gain in the first trimester may be your first clue that you're carrying more than one baby. If you're eating well, don't be concerned: A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology stressed the importance of early weight gain for twin pregnancies, since weight gain in the first two trimesters was found to have the greatest impact on birth weight.

5. You measure large for gestational age. At your first exam you may be told that your uterus is "large for dates." If your last menstrual period indicates an eight-week gestation, your uterus may feel more like 10 to 12 weeks. This may prompt your care provider to request an ultrasound. As your pregnancy progresses, if you are carrying more than one baby, your fundal height (uterine measurement) will consistently measure large for gestational age. A term uterus, with one baby, may reach 38 to 40 centimeters in height, measured from the pubic bone, while a term twin pregnancy may exceed 48 centimeters.

6. You are told that you have elevated levels of AFP. Levels of alpha fetoprotein (AFP), a protein released by the baby as it grows and found in the mother's blood, can be elevated when there is more than one baby. (It can also be elevated for other reasons, such as neural tube defects.) Normally this simple blood test is given 16 to 18 weeks after your last menstrual period. Alpha fetoprotein testing detects over half of all twin pregnancies.

7. You are told you have rapidly rising hCG levels. Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) is a hormone produced by the fertilized egg and by the chorionic villi. It is needed to maintain the pregnancy until the placenta develops. It can be detected in your blood or urine even before you miss a period. Normally in a singleton pregnancy, blood (serum) concentrations of hCG rise rapidly during the first weeks, doubling every two to three days. Levels of hCG can be even higher with twin or multiple pregnancies.

8. Your provider hears two fetal heartbeats. Two separate heartbeats can be distinguishable with a Doppler in your care provider's office by around 12 weeks. At around 28 weeks, it may be possible to differentiate two fetal heads and multiple small parts when doing an abdominal exam.

9. You have a positive ultrasound. If you believe you are indeed pregnant with twins, an ultrasound can be performed quite early in pregnancy. With a skilled ultrasonographer, two gestational sacs, two embryos and two distinct fetal heartbeats can be seen six weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period. Many twins have been diagnosed as early as five weeks -- when you're just one week late for your menstrual period



Very Interesting Indeed! I wonder how many of us will have twins...or more??

~Valerie
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