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Old 03-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #26
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Re: Pumpkin Chat 3/19-3/31

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Originally Posted by AtLeast View Post
Yeeeesssssss!!!!! I am DYING to know who's in there! I'm a little afraid how I'm going to feel if it's a 5th boy. It's getting hard to come up with more boy names. I'm itching to buy cute girly diapers! Oh Lord, PLEASE have a girly in there!!

P.S. I'm glad you're staying! How are you doing?
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Originally Posted by UVASahm View Post
I can't believe the gender us is not until may or June for us! That is forever!!!

AFM, I still fell terrible and expect to for the foreseeable future. I think this is a girl in here but I don't mind either way!
I am pretty miserable, too. I know that sounds horrible. I am usually super happy/cheery until 20 weeks, and then I get just a tad uncomfortable. Then around 30 weeks I get miserable, and around 34-36 I get SUPER miserable.

This time, I'm already uncomfortable/borderline miserable at almost 11 weeks. My belly has that full/firm uncomfortable feeling. I am exhausted 24/7, and even though I'm supposed to be getting 4,000 calories a day, I'm not sure if I'm managing 400. I'm going to start drinking hemp protein shakes because my protein needs to be high. And just continue working (home daycare) to pass the time by. After my ultrasound at the end of May/beginning of June, I will reevaluate doing daycare. I have a feeling that I'm just going to get more miserable as time goes by, but I'm trying to be happy/grateful and take it easy.

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Originally Posted by Lyric View Post
I am hoping for twins lol. Can you send some twin dust my way. Congrats on the twins.
Hahaha.. sure will! I will be honest and say that I never wanted twins, and we are still trying to warm ourselves up to the idea. I was a nanny for 2 year old twin boys and 4 year old twin girls, and it was hard. In any situation, they do have times where they have to fight for attention. People also refer to them by 'the twins' instead of their respected names. While they do have a 'built-in play buddy' they also fight quite a bit more than siblings that would be into different things at different times. They struggle with wanting to be together, and wanting time apart. Later on, they also struggle with finding their own identity separate from their brother or sister. It's also very difficult on them when you can't tell them apart, as even at a young age it offends them. Both sets I watched were identical, and b/b and g/g so that could have something to do with it, too. But it was HARD for them, hard to watch, and hard to change/direct/comfort.

I would much rather have children closer in age than born together, but we feel blessed to be pregnant with twins, and since we know so much already about how we need to handle things, hopefully that will help. As soon as we have the ultrasound we will pick out names, so that hopefully people will refer to the babies by their names and not by 'the twins'. I'm just hoping and praying for a healthy pregnancy. This is SO much more stressful than a singleton pregnancy, and it makes things much harder. I have had 4 successful, healthy 38-40 week singleton pregnancies. And I'm scared to death of having pre-term babies with medical problems. For everyone that has one bean, be thankful, I truly think the want for twins can be overrated, but at the same time, they are a blessing for many.

So I'll send some dust your way and hope you get what you are hoping for!
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