The twins are now 4 weeks old and so far so good! The time is going so fast. Trying to capture it all is hard as I am so busy feeding, sterilising and washing! My mum has been fab, coming round everyday to help with cores and feeding. Trying to feed the babies together and it normally works, although a couple of times this week it hasn’t worked that way at night!! It’s hard to know what to do, do you wake the sleeping twin or leave them to sleep to encourage good sleeping habits?!? I’ve tried both and leaving…

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I wanted to ensure I capture all the details of the birth of our twins as it was a lovely experience. I was induced on the Friday, although when I rang at 7.30am to see what time to come in and they told me they’d ring me back at lunchtime I was upset as thought it would end up behind delayed and I was so ready to have them out! We decided to go to McDonald’s for breakfast and then to Tesco for some last minute bits. As we were just about to leave the house I got a call…

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The twins arrived last Saturday and are doing well! Henry was born head first at 2.44pm and Heidi was born breech at 3.06pm Will post full details when I get a spare 5 mins! J x

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Had our final scan yesterday and both babies estimated at 5lb 8oz, no wonder I feel so heavy!! Finally been given a date for induction Fri 1 Feb – hurrah! Can’t wait to meet them both and also get my body back! Feel so heavy and it hurts when the babies move as it’s clearly cramped in there for them. Looking forward to those first cuddles 🙂 Spending this weekend relaxing and eating out. Our last weekend as a threesome! J x

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So my last post talked about how much I was struggling with the flu. Well the day after I wrote that post I ended up pulling a rib muscle with all the coughing, the pain was agony. Tried to rest but the day after started coughing again and it got worse. Was literally screaming and crying in agony. Simon panicked and rang NHS direct who told us to go straight to hospital so we had a mad dash to A&E! Got transferred to labour suite where they checked babies, took blood and gave me painkillers and antibiotics. Turns out having…

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It’s been far too long since I last posted, I’m now 35 weeks. I think the main reason for lack of posts is that it has been a pretty straightforward pregnancy so far, no major aches, pains or complications. I’ve been having four weekly scans and everything is going well 🙂 I have a few bump pics, which I’ll try and add on when I get a bit of time. So, I’ve now finished work (I finished at 30 weeks – was v ready!), this week I’ve been full of flu so it’s been really tough, especially with having to…

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I’m now 17 weeks and have started to feel normal again – hurrah!! Not feeling any definite movements yet, so hoping everything is okay. I’m sure it is, but I’m just a natural worrier! Watched the One Born Every Minute: Twins and Triplets episode this week and have to say that I was disappointed. All the cases were complicated and it was very sad. I was really hoping to see some positive experiences, after all not every multiple pregnancy is full of complications.

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I decide to wait to tell work until the ‘official’ 12 week hospital scan, which we had yesterday. We seemed to be at the hospital ages! Upon entering the room we tell the sonographer that we already know it’s twins, he then goes on to say that we’ll only be able to have the nuchal translucency scan and not the blood test to test for Downs Syndrome as the blood test isn’t reliable with twins. We’d not had any tests with Oscar and hadn’t really thought about it this time round, so we started discussing whether to have them or…

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We’d decided to have a private scan at 10 1/2 weeks. I’m a natural worrier so thought it would help put my mind at rest that everything was okay. Plus, we’d had an early scan with Oscar and it was such a lovely experience. So, there I am nervously lying on the bed. The sonographer squeezes the gel onto my stomach and as she starts rolling the thing around it is immediately clear that there are two babies in there! “What can you see” she asks. “There’s two!” we both reply. I burst into tears, it is so unexpected that…

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So, this is my first ever blog and first ever post, therefore it’s probably appropriate to start with telling you a bit about me. My name’s Jemma, I’m 28 (well 29 tomorrow) and I live in Nottingham with my little boy Oscar who is 2 and my husband Simon. I’m a Marketing Executive for an accountancy firm (currently working a 9-day fortnight, so have every other Friday off) and I love my job. We recently decided to try for baby number two, and were lucky enough to fall pregnant on our first month of trying. We found out yesterday that…

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