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    wow, yay!!! congrats! keep them safe!
     
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    Thanks everyone. I have to say I'm so happy I can't even concentrate. :)
     
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    I am so happy for you!! Congrats misslily you must be so excited.
     
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    Hi Daisy - Guess we both hit the twin jackpot, didn't we? :)
    BTW - I made them do an extra check my cervix after reading about your cerclage. So far so good.
    I haven't joined a group yet. We're going to Isis in Needham in a few weeks for our Multiples Birthing Class. Maybe I'll check out the group there.
    I have a few books about life with newborn twins and I have to say I find the whole thing pretty scary. All they talk about is getting NO SLEEP for months!
    Hope when I get to the "Parenting Multiples" they have some ideas.

    Thanks again to everyone for the well wishes. I feel totally blessed by the whole thing. Now I just have to keep them IN for another 18-20 weeks. :)
     
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    Congratulations Misslily! That is wonderful news!
    :-)
     
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    We just went to the first multiples childbirth class on Sunday. It was interesting and informative. Some of it was stuff we already knew about, but stuff towards the end was new (what actually happens w/twin births, how they decide if a c-section is needed etc.).

    I'm glad everything is ok w/your cervix :) Although it's nice to get to see the babies on ultrasound once a week, these weekly appointments are really dragging out this pregnancy. Every week I'm faced with the possibility that if things don't look ok w/the cerclage that I may end up on bedrest...the constant reminder is just a bit too much. The good thing is that I've had 2 or 3 ultrasound techs comment on what a "beautiful cerclage" I have...and they always ask who did it. Kind of amusing. It always reminds me of people talking about a haircut or a nosejob or something.

    I didn't know that Isis has a mothers of twins group. The ones I'm talking about are part of the National Mothers of Twins Association. I just joined Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association--Founding Chapter. www.mmota.org if you're interested. There are a few others in the area too, but I think they're a bit smaller.

    Which Parenting multiples class are you taking? We're doing the one on the 19th in Boston.
     
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    I think we've been on the singleton schedule so far. Although my OB says that after the 26 week U/S she'll probably modify - both wanting me to come more often (every two weeks) and having a few more ultrasounds than singleton pregnancies.

    I know two other twin parents and they didn't have monthly u/s. As you say, different OB's treat it differently. Perhaps you're in a high risk group? I was told that even though I'm older (Ahem) and having twins I'm not high risk unless something starts to present (cervix issues, diabetes, high blood pressure etc). But my OB does send copies of my reports/chart to the high risk department so they're keeping an eye on me from afar. :)

    Imagine only knowing the sex of one. That would make me crazy!

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    Up until my cervix issue, I had nothing that would have put me in a high risk category. I'm 33, so age isn't an issue and I had no real health issues to speak of. I had been taking a drug for insulin resistance, which was related to PCOS, but it's been shown to be fine in pregnancy and many women continue it throughout their pregnancies (my OB had me stop taking it toward the end of my 1st trimester so that I would have an easier time gaining weight). However, I do think that there are some OBs who automatically classify twins as high risk regardless and others who only consider triplets and above high risk. Twins definitely seem to be a bit of a gray area that way.
     
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    The next Parenting Multiples in Needham is May 2nd so we're going to that one.
    WOW an ultrasound every week! I don't get another one for eight weeks (at the 26 week appt.) You must be able to read them without a tech by now. :)
    I'll keep my fingers crossed that your '"designer cerclage" holds up. I agree that bedrest doesn't sound like much fun at all.

    I'll check out MMOTA.org - thanks for the tip! :)
     
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    [Quote]The next Parenting Multiples in Needham is May 2nd so we're going to that one.
    WOW an ultrasound every week! I don't get another one for eight weeks (at the 26 week appt.) You must be able to read them without a tech by now. :)
    I'll keep my fingers crossed that your '"designer cerclage" holds up. I agree that bedrest doesn't sound like much fun at all.

    I'll check out MMOTA.org - thanks for the tip! :)[/Quote]


    You're going to be so impressed with the changes by the time of your next one. It's really amazing how much bigger they are and how much more you can see on the ultrasound.

    It's so interesting how different OBs handle twins. I had been getting an ultrasound every time I went for an appt. (once a month-ish) up until the time they started watching my cervix. And since then, it's been once a week. I was surprised at the childbirth class last week b/c we were talking to the couple next to us and they were on the same ultrasound schedule as if they were having a singleton. They said that the techs were only able to tell them the sex of one of their babies at the structural u/s so they wouldn't be able to find out for sure what the other one was until right before the birth. I was surprised and asked "don't you have an ultrasound every month?" and they were surprised that I had been going that frequently. My OB doesn't strike me as overly conservative either. I just assumed that all twin pregnancies had more-frequent ultrasounds. My friend who had twins a couple years ago was also on the once-a-month u/s schedule...different OB/different hospital.

    I will say that it's exciting to be able to see them so frequently, but I liked the once a month schedule much better b/c I could see noticeable changes. DH doesn't go to the weekly ones (at the maternal-fetal med. specialist's office)...just the monthly ones (at the ultrasound place)...so he can still appreciate the changes. I was especially happy when they weren't able to tell us for sure at the 16 week one what we were having that we just had to wait another month to find out rather than have it just be unknown. I would have driven myself and everyone around me completely nuts for the rest of the pregnancy obsessing over the not knowing.
     
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    Just back from our 18 week ultrasound and I'm thrilled to say that we're having a boy AND a girl!

    They say everything looks normal - two squirming babies and a healthy mom.

    Hooray! It's the BEST NEWS EVER!

     
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    That's fantastic, misslily! One of each at the same time, what fun! Glad to hear everything loos good. Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats Misslily! so wonderful that you are having a boy and a girl!
     
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    Congrats Misslily! As my husband would say, you've hit the twin jackpot :)

    Have you joined a "mother of twins" group yet?
     
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    Wow congratulations!!
     
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    CONGRATS!!!! misslily, that is such exciting news!! I agree with kiwigal - clothes for both genders!! :) Yeah for you!
     
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    you lucky duck! that's awesome.
     
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    Fabulous! I am happy to hear everyone is healthy.

     
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    Congratulations, MissLilly :)
     
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    Congrats, Miss Lily! It doesn't get any better than that.
     
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    That's such great news that they are both doing well. And both a boy and a girl is icing on the cake!
     
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    I think we've been on the singleton schedule so far. Although my OB says that after the 26 week U/S she'll probably modify - both wanting me to come more often (every two weeks) and having a few more ultrasounds than singleton pregnancies.

    I know two other twin parents and they didn't have monthly u/s. As you say, different OB's treat it differently. Perhaps you're in a high risk group? I was told that even though I'm older (Ahem) and having twins I'm not high risk unless something starts to present (cervix issues, diabetes, high blood pressure etc). But my OB does send copies of my reports/chart to the high risk department so they're keeping an eye on me from afar. :)

    Imagine only knowing the sex of one. That would make me crazy!

     
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    Yay! :) Congratulations. Now you get to pick out all the fun clothes for both genders!
     
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    Whoo hoo! Congrats! That is so exciting.
     
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    Congratulations! One of each, how exciting!
     
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    You are so lucky!!!!!! Congratulations!
     
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