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    Hi Cathy,
    Really helpful! How long does it take you to do a feed?

    It's taking me an hour and a half from them waking to getting them back down. Feels a long time in the middle of the night...

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    Default Twins due in 2016

    @Cathy69 another question - when you say 'decide on a time schedule then wake them' to get them into a routine, are you talking about from newborn? Or only when the get a bit older? I thought it was nearly impossible to get a routine before 6 weeks old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieMalooley View Post
    Thanks so much @Cathy69 I am definitely screen shotting that post ! Some fantastic tips there !!
    Good one Julie I always forget about the screen shot! Great idea!

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    Hi everyone, glad some of my diatribe sounds helpful even if my written English was appalling !

    Questions ..... sleeping - they went straight into a cot and initially slept side by side now they are angled with their heads together but their feet are angled into opposite corners ie they are now on the diagonal. I am trying to hold out as long as I can until moving one into a 2nd cot. I don't use sheets/blankets so the SIDS risk is considered OK for co-sleeping like that.

    I actually have a bassinet in the lounge room which is near the front door (as most are !) which I use as a 'holding spot' when I am taking the twins in and out of the house and for when we have visitors but they don't like sleeping in it so it literally is a holding bay!

    Schedule - my guys went onto a schedule as soon as they were on 3 hourly feeds, so literally at about 1 week of age ! I have heard that comment about not being able to get them on a schedule until they were 'months old' but that hasn't been my experience at all and I did the schedule with the midwives in hospital as they do it all the time with babies that need to stay in once mum goes home.

    Feed time = yes 90 mins sounds right (Sorry). I got it down to 1 hour on when we got onto 2 bottles and no BF'ing. It is only in the last few weeks that we have really got it down to 30 mins and even then there are still feeds that take an hour when they twins are stuffing around. When I was doing a 1am feed it took 90 mins to feed and express so I often skipped the expressing at that point to save some time even though apparently at 1am you have the highest level of prolactin so is the best time to express. Hence, I was always looking for any opportunity to save even a few minutes so that I could get back to sleep. The best time saving I found was to express while bottle feeding by using a special bra that fits the funnel bits of the pump so you are hands free - doing it at the same time is a bit awkward with burping but otherwise well worth it during night feeds especially.

    Hope that all helps.

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    Thanks @Cathy69 yes it is definitely all very helpful.

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    Hi everyone

    I am expecting DADC twins and now have the dreaded HG again, after having it with my first singleton pregnancy.

    I guess I'd really like to know if there are any other current or past twin HG sufferers here and how long it lasted (I realise it is different for everyone).

    As expected, neither Maxalon or Zofran are working.

    I'm very concerned due to knowing how horrible it was during my singleton pregnancy, wondering how you're going to make it, constant hospital trips for the IV, which only lasts a day before you feel the same again. All of this while trying to hold down a senior management job has me worried.

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    Wow Cathy you have this twin mummy thing down! ! Thanks for all the tips. I can only strive to get that sort of routine going. Atm we're doing 4hrly feeds at night, but last night was 2 hourly. ....😩 curve balls a plenty here. Also dealing with reflux. It's alot of trial and error atm cos I'm mostly bf too and can't b sure how much they're taking in. One twin eats like a pig and the other isn't fussed.

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    35.5 weeks today. Just under two weeks to go thank heavens...

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    @baby245 I'm sorry you are dealing with hg it's awful I've coped it with all 4 pregnancies the twins have been the worst I'm almost 16weeks and its only now starting to go away I'm on a mix of zofran and restavit and have had many hospital trips for fluids it's tough but hang in there x

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    Hi All! @JulieMalooley- looking good!
    Sorry @baby245 I have no experience with hg- was on an immune protocol which apparently reduces MS symptoms, so feeling pretty lucky now reading your post!

    AFM had my specialist scan on Tuesday to check out the low levels of amniotic fluid with both babies.......turns out the original sonographer was using the wrong type of measurement for twins (4 quadrant AFI- usually used for single babies, but not accurate for twins/multiples) which the specialist sonographer said to me before he even had me on the table.....so turns out I have more than enough amniotic fluid when measured using the Single Deepest Pocket method yay!

    28 weeks tomorrow and really starting to feel buggered- have just had a 2 hr midday sleep (work from home luckily), & ankles are enormous!! Any tips for getting those puppies to shrink??

    Went to our first baby class last night....was all about natural birth....we are booked in for a C-section so not really relevant, but who knows what will happen eh- might just come in handy if they decide to arrive before I'm scheduled! When did you guys book in for your C-sections? Mine is booked in for 37+4 days....seems like forever away!!


 

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