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    Quote Originally Posted by Milli05 View Post
    Ladies - it is great to hear all of your stories! Keep them coming!!

    Did anyone measure small at earlier scans?

    Do/did you sleep your babies in the same cot when they first came home?

    How many changes of clothes for them will I really need? I live in a super hot climate and it will be Feb so I am just thinking lots of singlet suits.

    Which pram did you buy? There is a super light Valco side by side which I am looking at as a "starter" pram for when they are small and I am recovering from my CS. I would then probably keep that one in the car and get a jogger for bigger walks. I had a Beemer and a Phil and Teds with my first two and loved the P&T.

    How long did you work for? I was full time but have cut back to 20 hours per week starting this week, I still have morning (all day and night) sickness but managing 20 hours is heaps easier, especially since I have two primary schoolers at home.

    Looking forward to sharing your twin journeys
    Mine measured right on average at all scans so no, not small.
    I had winter babies and live in a cool climate so we still haven't used any short sleeved outfits! Not much help there sorry.
    Mine still sleep in same cot at 5 months. They started side by side and are now head to head.
    I worked until 3 days before they were born at 35 weeks, but like jess had an absolute dream pregnancy with only heartburn as my only complaint, no morning sickness etc.
    We use the baby jogger city gt pram and love it! By the time I could drive after my c section it was fine to lift etc.

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    I think I was about 28 weeks when I stopped working and that was really pushing it. I only worked part time but had a busy toddler at home (she turned 2 a week after the babies were born)

    I measured fine right up until the scan where they diagnosed IUGR. I honestly just think my body was pushed to its limit and couldn't cope with them growing any bigger.

    I have the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and love it! Such great quality

    we don't go through many outfit changes at all as my girls aren't spewy babies. They're still in 0000 though but will probably be in 000 by christmas. Don't go overboard with clothes as people will buy you tonnes, everyone loves matchy twins clothes!

    My girls never latched and I expressed for 6 weeks but it was too emotionally and physically draining for me. It's nice to have the option of people helping but I'm pretty disappointed in myself for not trying harder. If you do choose to formula feed the brand karicare offers discounts for multi mums, just email them and they send you some forms with the requirements. Just gotta get a letter from your dr but its so great the tins I bought cost me under $11! They're the only company that offer this as far as I'm aware

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    Hi all

    I am a mum to frat twin girls. They were born in August 2013 at 31 weeks plus 5 days. They were in NICU for 4 weeks and the scn at JMC for another 4 weeks. I was scheduled for a csection at 37 weeks but unfortunately I got preeclampsia so doc decided to get them out early.
    They came home 6 weeks ago and its been a madhouse since then. My mum stays during the week to help out.

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    Congrats milli! I have ID twin boys who just turned 1. We slept them in the same cot until they were 4.5 months when they started waking each other up and sleep went totally out the window. Then they were separated for day sleeps but in their own cots in the same room at night until we moved house when they were 8 months old and they have their own room now.
    We have the baby jogger city select pram, love it for shopping and outings but am thinking of trying something else for walking.
    I stopped work when I was 21 weeks pregnant due to threatened twin twin transfusion syndrome, twin 2 had low fluid levels and was smaller. I worked 3 days a week but looked after my 2 year old on the other days so didn't rest. Things improved after I stopped work and I got to 35 +2. We all came home after 7 days in hospital. The boys weighed 2.4 and 2.5 kg each.

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    Hi Milli, congratulatons.


    I had a perfect pregnancy until my 3rd trimester I got gestational diabetes. At my 28 week scan the babies measured small.

    I have two grotime changeover cots which came with a papoose which sits on top.

    I didn't buy many clothes as I thought I was going to give birth in September not August.

    I bought the Steelcraft Compact with second seat and Bassinet.

    I run my own business so I work from home and mum helps me out during the day.

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    So, just out of interest, what have you all found most difficult about having twins?

    For me I have to say the journey so far has been a LOT easier than I expected (I'm only 5 months in). The thing I've found most difficult is not being able to give the cuddles I would give to a single bub when they need me. In the late afternoon especially when they're a bit cranky I feel like they miss out on just getting held. I have to intertain them in rockers or swap who I hold constantly. Makes me a bit sad for them. I'm hoping it will be better when they can both come and cuddle up to me as toddlers.

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    I have frat girls born on the 24th July at 32+3. I had a spontaneous labour, my waters broke and that was it they couldn't stop it and my labour was so quick that they gave me steroids but it wouldn't have taken an effect. My whole labour from my waters breaking to birth was four hours and that's including the hour trip to the hospital. I was in hospital 2 weeks prior for possible pre term labour but the doctor said it seemed to be ok and that with rest I would hopefully get to 35 weeks but the girls had other plans. I'm glad I finished work at 28 weeks like my OB recommended because I was considering working longer because I still felt pretty good. The girls spend just over 3 weeks in the NICU and are now doing great guns, they are 18 weeks now. I have a 2 year old as well so it's all a bit crazy.

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    I agree with you Nat I find that things have been pretty good so far but the list difficult time is that fussy period between 4 and 5 when I'm on my own and they both want to be cuddled. Pregnancy has really done damage to my back so holding both of then gets a bit painful at times but outside of that time I'm getting into a bit of a groove and it's getting easier

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    Wow it's been a while since I've come on here. I just had a read, hello!
    I had my ID boys at 32 weeks as T2 was really struggling due to IUGR. Liam was 1.8kg and Caleb was 863g. Liam spent 5 weeks in the nursery and Caleb spent about 11 weeks. He still has a feeding tube as he tires himself out too quickly to finish a bottle. Overall they are both doing really well and no major complications. They are now 4.5 months and there's still a huge weight/size difference. Life as a multi mum is tough work but so worth it! I've been diagnosed with PND and since started meds I'm much better mentally. The difficult pregnancy, time in nursery, living with in laws, building a house and trying to dedicate time to my 4yo finally took it's toll but I feel I'm finally back on track hope everyone is keeping cool in this weather!

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    Great to hear from some multiple mums! Aren't we so blessed?! Even when it's hard, it's so worth it.
    I'm currently beginning on solids with my girls so feeding two at once is a nice mess. One eats super fast and the other likes to savour her food so I'm trying to work out how to juggle it all.
    Our first Christmas is nearly here and we are going to introduce our girls to extended family for the first time as we live a long way from all family. It will probably be completely overwhelming for the poor bubs! Hope they handle 3 days of being passed around

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