Babies Move

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twinsmom2be - October 30

How long did it take for you guys to feel the babies move? Im 16 weeks and 2 days along and i cant feel them yet.

 

twins4us - October 30

I "think" I felt my girls around 11-12 weeks (they were my 2nd pg), and "for sure" by 14 weeks.

 

twins4us - October 30

forgot to say that twin movement is often felt LATER than moms of singletons because one or both placentas can have an anterior placement which cushions movement. My girls also kicked each other a lot instead of me.

 

mrssolo - October 30

This is my second pregnancy so I felt them move a little early around 15 weeks but It was not often until about 22 weeks when I couldn't go a day without feeling them. Now at 32 weeks they never stop moving.

 

cynthia502 - November 1

I am 16 weeks and 3 days, the past 2 days I have felt them the most, but not consistent yet. I have felt a flutter everynow and then since about 12.5 weeks. This is my 4th pregnancy. good luck!

 

mrssolo - November 1

cynthia502 Congrats on your twins. whats two more to add to the team right, lol. The movement becomes more and more regular as time goes by. like I said at this point they never stop.

 

cynthia502 - November 1

Thanks mrssolo! After the shock wore off (we found out at 13 weeks and were not on any fertility drugs) that was my exact thought! We will have a "team" around here and we can't wait!!! :-)

 

cynthia502 - November 1

mrssolo - how has your journey been to 32 weeks so far? Are you still working? I am anxiously and nervously awaiting the next few months! Have you had any problems? All the books I read keep telling you about potential problems. I try not to think about what "could" go wrong and concentrate on how wonderful everything is right now. Any advice would be appreciated! thanks!

 

mrssolo - November 1

cynthia502 it really is a shock we have one already he is 8 and we tried for almost 2 years with no luck so we took in our nephew he was 17 and we got a puppy, and well within 2 months we found out we were expecting twins. I was 5 and 1/2 weeks. My husband always said I was having twins but after about 5 years I started to think he was a nut. LOL and all these weeks later here we are. I stopped working at 28 weeks that is standard for my doctors office they don't want any complications so they have you stop working at 28 weeks. Thankfully I have a good job and I am able to collect Short term disability. I had a low lying placenta at 15 weeks which caused some bleeding but it corrected itself and is not a need for concern anymore. The babies were transverse (sideways) but they have turned one head down and one breech we still have a few weeks for him to turn. I was very concerned when I started to read about twin pregnancy. Everything you read is about complications. I have to say while I did have some complictions the dr. monitored me and everything has worked out well. Once I made it out of the first trimester I cried because I had made it out of the worst period for complications. The doctors are so aware of what CAN happen they watch and can treat it all before it becomes a potential problem. My dr. said to stop reading, lol. You should make sure you doctor has experience with twin pregnancy. Try to enjoy it now because it does get uncomfortable in the end, at least for me it has. I have 1 with his feet in my left ribs and the other has his head in the right ribs and everything from the cervix to the lower rib cage hurts. I have been put on strick bed rest since Tuesday because I'm developing signs of Pre-eclampsia and they are running test to see if I do have it, until then I need to be off my big swollen feet. They say I only have another 3 weeks max and I can't wait. I just want to see my feet and touch the floor. Oh and hold my baby boys of course. How old are your other children. With my son being 8 he is sooo happy and wanting to help with everything. He never thought he would have any siblings other than a dog so this is really exciting for him. We'll see how big our team gets by the end of my reproductive years, lol. Any questions I'd be glad to answer, as well, there are a bunch of twin moms on here with very usefull advice. Keep me posted and good luck.

 

cynthia502 - November 2

mrssolo - thanks for your advice. My dr's office has experience w/ twin pregnancy but does not specialize in it. That worries me a little bit. But the area where I am, a specialist is almost 2 hrs away. The hospital I will deliver at is fine if the babies are 36 weeks or further along, if earlier, then we will have to be transported. I have slowed down my reading, but still catch a few pages every now and then. We didn't find out until I was 13+ weeks along, which is probably a good thing, since it alleviated a lot of the fist trimester stress and worry. Now, it's on to a whole new bunch of worries! :-) I feel great so far....just tired. The babies are starting to let me know they are there everyday which is rea__suring. My husband and I are both self-employed. He is a real estate attorney with a solo practice and we own and operate a bed and breakfast in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. I am hoping to carry on as long as I possibly can. I guess we will see how the next few dr's visits and u/s go. I hope your babys both are head down when the times comes. Are you going to deliver v____ally? I want to, God and babies willing. :-) My other kids are 13 years, 10 years, and 23 months. The two older ones are from a previous marriage and I split them 50/50 w/ my ex. Everyone is so excited about the twins!!! I am glad that your 8 yr old is happy and looking forward to helping out. Remind him of that when he wants to take a break from everything!! ha ha... Well, again, I appreciate your advice. It's nice to talk to someone who is going through the same thing. This forum is hard to navigate w/ the clomid takers, but I understand their issues. I am glad I found someone who is in the same situation. Good luck with your bed rest and I hope your tests come out okay and the next 3 weeks are smooth sailing!!!! Keep me updated and keep smiling...it's almost time to see your boys!

 

mrssolo - November 2

I do real estate t_tle insurance for a big company operated from VA, Landamerica. I live in NY. My son in from a pervious relationship but my husband is his father by all means. It's really funny because he talks about how he got his good looks from my husband, lol. Kids will be kids. We have been trying to work things out with the clomid users. I understand it might be hard for them but there is a board for that. We have agreed that they will try to keep it to one or two posts so twins can try to have there board. It working slightly. The only person I know who had twins is my mother in law as my husband is a twin but they are 35 and things change so I come here for more recent info and comforting. I know 3 weeks is a short period of time but it seems like forever. I'm still waiting for my test results, I'm hoping I have elephant feet because I'm pregnant with twins and not from pre eclampsia. We shall see. Its really hard to spend the day in bed when your so used to doing everything. I'll take crying babies anyday to be able to pick something up off the floor when I drop it. It is really nice to talk to you too. The best part of having twins is seeing them so often on the u/s. If your doctors office has delivered twins before I would not be concerned. If I go before 35 weeks I need to go to a different hospital because they have an NICU. I really don't want that to happen so I'm keeping my legs crossed. Well back to bed I go. Hope everything keeps going good for you and I'll let you know when I get my results back what new developments have arisen. Everyday is a new worry.

 

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