Friday, December 5, 2008

Two By Two

This month's issue of Fit Pregnancy redeemed itself with some information in their 40 week guide to pregnancy.  For week 8 (that's me!) it said:

"Your doctor may look or listen for the baby's heartbeat with an ultrasound.  Once you see or hear it, your miscarriage risk drops to about 2 percent. . ."

We heard two heartbeats on Wednesday (beaming on the inside)!!!  Now the reality of twins is slowly setting in (trembling on the inside).  I have so many questions:
  1. Do we have to buy two cribs?
  2. How do you raise fraternal same sex twins (odds are 2 out of 3)?
  3. Do we have to buy two of the exact same things, like clothes, toys, etc.?
Oh, in case you were wondering there is no possibility for quads or triplets at this point (phew!).


Stephanie said...

I'm first!!!! :D

Shannon said...

OK - so yes to the two cribs, you raise the twins as individual people regardless of if they are fraternal or not - they are two different people nonetheless; NO YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BUY TWO OF THE SAME TOYS OR CLOTHES. I hate that! You can buy two of the same clothes in different colors/patterns, etc so they look cute together but don't force them into twinnage! They are different. As for toys, stretch your budget and get 2 cars or two dolls but not the same ones - they can share just like any other siblings.

I'm done preaching now. . .

Trish said...

I'm with Shannon. My boys are so close that they play and act like twins some times - and it's really really annoying to have so many of the same toy ALL THE TIME. Treat each child as an individual - they may like some of the same stuff, they may not - you'll figure it out as you go along. Yes on the 2 cribs - get ones they can grow with. Oh.. and based on your heartrates, I'm saying you're having 2 boys. :)