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Advice about twins

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Alter, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    So, any advice on the pregnancy phase and first few months with twins? I know there are a few guys with twins on the forum; your sage advice would be appreciated.

    Apologies for those that clicked this thread hoping to find something about the Olsens.
     
  2. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    shit, wrong thread =(
    misleading title is misleading
     
  3. acidboy

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    yeah, if your wife is breastfeeding it'd be best for her to store as much milk as she can produce and place it in labeled containers in the freezer.
     
  4. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    yeah, if your wife is breastfeeding it'd be best for her to store as much milk as she can produce and place it in labeled containers in the freezer.
    You've probably just upped T4's interest in this thread. Have you got twins, Acidboy?
     
  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    no I don't Alter, 2 girls 6 years apart.
     
  6. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Make them fight to the death. You should only want the strongest child to bare your DNA!
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    shit, wrong thread =(
    misleading title is misleading


    lol

    Anyhow Eric, my only advice is 'get as much sleep as possible now, cos it's gonna be a long ass time before you get any rest again'
     
  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Eric,

    let me get back to you, I need a lot of time to put stuff on paper.

    one thing that you might not have thought about, if your wife is healthy and takes care of herself she is going to get huge - carrying twins to term means 2 full sized babies where one normally goes. that means this pregrancy could be twice as hard as the last one. my twins were both big and carried to full term, my wife was huge, it was almost comic. but she was misrable and sore all the time. keep that in mind. even if she was able to sleep last pregrancy, this one she might not be. anything that you can do to pamper her is going to help.

    I'll get you some more info later - the mobility issue is going to be a big thing - you (more likly your wife) are going to have to carry two babies around for a year, and just before they are walking, they will be very big and heavy, and a little squirmy. you will want a good carridge, and possibly 2-3. we had a good side by side, a folding "unbrella" for two, a single "umbrella" (for when we carried one and rolled one in specific cases) and a snap and go for twins.
     
  9. T4phage

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    yeah, if your wife is breastfeeding it'd be best for her to store as much milk as she can produce and place it in labeled containers in the freezer.

    You've probably just upped T4's interest in this thread.
    .....

    lawlz

    acid, you taking lessons from that nyc restauranteur?

    but alter, you have to prepare your life to be turned upside down...
    at least that is what i'mm told
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    If you haven't seen it, check some of the good advice in a thread I started before the birth of our twins about 18 months ago

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=87043


    Congrats! You're in for a treat. Twins are a lot of fun for the parents,
     
  11. romafan

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    Twins, FTW! [​IMG] Congratulations [​IMG] and good luck!

    Some things spring to mind out of the mists:

    - Get as much out of the way as possible beforehand (i.e. prepare nursery, get cribs, car seats, strollers, supplies, etc.)

    - Body pillow for the queen bee

    - Baby nurse $$$ permitting

    - Set up a drugstore.com account for home delivery once the pipeline starts flowing

    - Anything non-baby you were planning on doing/accomplishing, get it done

    - Rest up & enjoy!

    Our boys turn 7 next week! [​IMG]
     
  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    If you haven't seen it, check some of the good advice in a thread I started before the birth of our twins about 18 months ago

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=87043


    Congrats! You're in for a treat. Twins are a lot of fun for the parents,


    oh yeah, totally forgot you just had twins. so hows that coming along?
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    oh yeah, totally forgot you just had twins. so hows that coming along?

    Awesome. Their current skill set indicates that they will both have a career in rock climbing or acrobatic circus. Maybe I should sign them up for the Cirque du Soleil school.
     
  14. james_timothy

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    Our boy+girl twins are 12. We are recovering nicely.

    One thing I didn't expect is that baby twins outnumber 2 parents. They are 24/7, we weren't, and our parents are 2 thousand miles away. How they can be so small and still outnumber you is just a mystery of life with twins. It wasn't till about.. 2 years was it?... that this sense of being outnumbered fell away.

    Another hint is to not be in a hurry to check out of the hospital after birth; its a great chance to get some sleep. Our twins didn't sleep 8 hour straight for a -long- time. I wish you wonderful night-through sleepers straight from birth.

    Oh, and they are great fun. Good luck and enjoy the good life!
     
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    Our boy+girl twins are 12. We are recovering nicely.

    One thing I didn't expect is that baby twins outnumber 2 parents. They are 24/7, we weren't, and our parents are 2 thousand miles away. How they can be so small and still outnumber you is just a mystery of life with twins. It wasn't till about.. 2 years was it?... that this sense of being outnumbered fell away.
    Another hint is to not be in a hurry to check out of the hospital after birth; its a great chance to get some sleep. Our twins didn't sleep 8 hour straight for a -long- time. I wish you wonderful night-through sleepers straight from birth.

    Oh, and they are great fun. Good luck and enjoy the good life!


    I think we came 'out of the fog' around 3....
     
  16. scarphe

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    twins are a sign of evil in your village, you know what you need to do and choose carefully.
     
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    I think we came 'out of the fog' around 3....

    Ahh, but what a fog it was. [​IMG]

    The two times in my life that I kept going days at a time by bouncing off REM sleep in 15 minute bursts was when I was finishing my thesis and when the twins were weeks old.

    One was much more fun than the other.
     
  18. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Wow....so much great advice here...and in the thread that gdl203 linked. Many thanks....I appreciate the encouragement.
     
  19. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Awesome. Their current skill set indicates that they will both have a career in rock climbing or acrobatic circus. Maybe I should sign them up for the Cirque du Soleil school.

    you could send them over to one of those gymnastic schools in china and leave them there with those para-military gymnastic trainers and come back for them after 4 years or when they represent the chinese olympic team, whichever comes first.... still happy for your experience.... man I wish I have twin boys too!
     
  20. robertorex

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    you could send them over to one of those gymnastic schools in china and leave them there with those para-military gymnastic trainers and come back for them after 4 years or when they represent the chinese olympic team, whichever comes first.... still happy for your experience.... man I wish I have twin boys too!

    i was about to say you could send them to become chinese gymnasts lolol
     

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