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posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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We have just received some news that is going to forever change our lives.
And we can't wait.

Two weeks ago my partner and I found out she is pregnant. We are absolutely over the moon.

Yesterday she went for a scan and guess what...

As the doctor was looking he said, "Just a minute, what do we have here? It looks like you are going to be having twins!"


Later today we are going to be informing our respective families about the pregnancy and then the kicker; not one, but two.

And here I am telling my ATS family about it before my blood family!

Does anyone out there have any advice for prospective parents of twins?

Or advice for a very sick mother to be?


[edit on 26/1/2007 by Beelzebubba]




posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 05:04 PM
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Congrats!



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 07:00 PM
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Thanks Wiz,
Well, we let the families in on our secret and everything went over really well. I must admit, I was keeping one eye on my future father-in-law just to ensure that I was ready to duck when he came in for the kill.

As it turned out he was really cool about it, as was everyone else.

But my partner, she sooo sick...



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 11:47 AM
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Congratulations!!

Good luck!



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 02:51 PM
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First Congradulations.

Second start getting plenty of sleep now because for the first couple of months after your precious bundles come home you are going to get very little sleep. and on that note I would also like to add when your little ones sleep you should conk out too. They will sleep for twenty minutes at a time and so thats the time you should conk out too.

Also get yourself a couple of those baby bouncer seats they are a life saver. my son nearly lived in his for a month lol.

Nothing better in the world thain being a parent trust me on this one.



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by Beelzebubba
Does anyone out there have any advice for prospective parents of twins?


Certainly, start buying diapers ... LOTS of diapers.



Congratulations, Beelzebubba!



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 04:12 PM
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But I would like to congratulate you and offer you all the very best concerning your new additions to your family.

Twins eh? Well someone did his job right






[edit on 28-1-2007 by Selmer2]



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 04:25 PM
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Congrats mate, we have four girls the middle two being twins, they are now 6 going on 16.
Do the classes, they may get boring but its amazing how much stuff you pick up that is useful later on.
Second, join a multiple birth group, they saved our sanity on more than one occasion.
Third dont listen to all the bad stuff, your bound to be inundated with advice from all corners (even though they mean well), we actually found the twins a lot better behaved as baby's and toddlers than the other two because they had each other for support. According to advice from family and friends we were going to be in for a hell of a time. They would often wake up in the middle of the night and instead of freaking out would just wake the other twin in the cot next to her up to keep her company.
Last but not least treasure each little thing because before you know it the years are flying by!!

BOL, feel free to u2u me if you ever have any questions.
M4S.



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 06:21 PM
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Thanks everyone,

No doubt I'm going to be pumping my more knowledgeable ATS compadres for valuable info as the months go on. I wish I could lay claim to "Having done my job right" but I feel my partner may have something to say about that!

Mojo, Thanks very much for your offer. Expect some U2U's around August. lol


Originally posted by whatukno
Nothing better in the world thain being a parent trust me on this one.


It's a bit of a daunting thought, but I am eagerly awaiting the responsibility.


Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Certainly, start buying diapers ... LOTS of diapers.


Yeah, every time we see them on special from here on in, we're buyin' 'em!

Once again thanks to all for your support!

ATS, what a nice bunch of people.





posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 06:31 PM
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aww Twins! How great


Congrats to you both,

now remember to look after your partner! she is going to need you so much through this time, she may get all mad at you but remember this is due to the body changing,

flowers and chocs and keep telling her how great she looks, and howe much shes glows!

If she is having bad morning sickness then try out them arm bands that touch a pressure point,

Good luck and keep us updated



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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How exciting for you! Congratulations! Sorry, no kids, no advice.
Well, except I hear when they're small, they spew from both ends.



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Beelzebubba


Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Certainly, start buying diapers ... LOTS of diapers.


Yeah, every time we see them on special from here on in, we're buyin' 'em!


Yes we bought up heaps of nappy's, every week or two when finances allowed, you will be surprised at how many of those suckers you go through. Stocking up on formula is also a good idea, you'd be amazed at how much time is saved not having to rush out and buy stuff at the last minute.
We were shocked when we found out we were having twins as there was no history of twins at least 4 generations back on either side of our family's, got to start somewhere i guess.
And its definately true about the bond that these guy's will share for the rest of their lives, we are still amazed at the amount of times they will finish sentences for one another or get a feeling when one or the other may be hurt or unwell.



posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 09:55 PM
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Congrats! I have to suggest going to Wal-Mart and getting one of those thermometers that are built into a pacifier. That was the single greatest comfort I had when my daughter was still a baby.



posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 06:46 PM
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Thanks Asala, BH , and Nicotine,


Originally posted by Asala
now remember to look after your partner! she is going to need you so much through this time, she may get all mad at you but remember this is due to the body changing,

flowers and chocs and keep telling her how great she looks, and howe much shes glows!


I'm doing my best. Thus far she has been a perfect angel, being very patient with me. Chocs are no good, she can't keep 'em down. A romantic box of well done pork chops is all she desires!


If she is having bad morning sickness then try out them arm bands that touch a pressure point,


We did actually get a pair of these last week, they do help some...


BH,

I'm dreading nappy detail, as I have a sensitive disposition (Can't even clean the cat litter without gagging).

Mojo,

It must be fascinating watching twins as they grow. Are yours identical?
My partners dad is an identical twin so I guess it skipped a generation and blessed us (Whether identical or not remains to be seen).

Have you seen those "experts" on TV etc... that loudly pronounce that the bond between twins is so much hooey? How can they deny the existence of this almost supernatural bond when there is so much evidence to the contrary?

Nicotine,

Thanks for that advice. We will definately be buying one of those.



posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 06:49 PM
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hey congrats man.



mmm pork chops me so hungry.



posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:25 PM
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Congrats B.B.

Gives the proud parents to be a ten chime salute.



posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:57 PM
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Congratulations!!!!
Man, the only advice I can give you is enjoy yourselves.
When my wife got pregnant, I was scared to death. I mean terrified! For the first time in my life I started keeping a log book. I would write down my thoughts - I could probably title it Memoirs to my Son. I'd just jot down whatever things I was thinking at certain times which were relevant to his development.

We were lucky that aside from some unusual cravings, my wife didn't have any symptoms of sickness whatsoever.

I remember when my wifes water broke. I was absolutely scared to death. We went to the hospital. I kept thinking thoughts like "Oh man, my life is over now. Never again will I be able to do anything fun." I always heard everybody talking about how having a child was the best thing ever. Yeah, yeah, sure, sure.
When he was born, I was lucky enough to be in the delivery room. I cut the cord, and the doctor who was wearing gloves, put him in my hands. My hands were the first flesh that ever touched him outside the womb.
At that very moment, with tears of joy dancing down my cheeks, I knew love like I never knew it could exist. My life changed forever. My outlook changed forever. I felt like the Grinch, when his "heart grew 3 sizes that day". I can only describe the feeling as "delicious". - better than an Orgasm. I know it sounds strange but even though he's only 4, he is ABSOLUTELY my best friend.

My friend, you are blessed. Best of luck! And once again CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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Thanks Lys, Gimme, and Lombozo,

It's great to hear from dad's on how such a momentous occasion changed their lives. Lombozo and mojo your words have been very reassuring to me. I have to admit, thoughts of our lives as being over in the sense of having so much responsibility has flickered across my mind. But it is not the end of our lives, just the beginning of a redefined life for both of us.

Thank you so much for your words of support.



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 06:49 PM
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Beelze, I can't offer support because I don't have kids but from what it seems (although depending on your outlook) in my family we believe this is to be the best part of life, so with that in mind again I wish you all the years of blessings and joy that will come from this.



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Beelzebubba
Lombozo and mojo your words have been very reassuring to me.


dude i lied, i just had to change our youngest ones nappy. Run for your life and dont look back!!



:jk

(only a u2u away).



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