Twin and Triplets Humour….

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: raising multiples, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Overheard at a Multiple Births Canada’s AGM:

When we brought home the twins, we threw out the plants.

One of my favorites:

“Twins” is just a word until they arrive.

Makes sense:

“TWINS:”  They arrive together (T), yet are separate people (S).  If we can remember this simple fact, everyone can “WIN”  = “TWINS”

 

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Having Twins or Triplets….

Posted on April 21, 2017. Filed under: Multiple Birth, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Even though there are no guarantees, there are several elements that need to be in place to become pregnant with twins or triplets. Here are some of the possible elements, in no particular order:
1) If you already have other children;
2) If you are over 30 years old;
3) Chances are even greater if you are over 35 years old;
4) The closer they are to you on your family tree;
5) If you used infertility assistance; and
6) They will start on your family tree somewhere and perhaps you will be the one who will get things started.
I could add here that if you have one spontaneous set of multiples, i.e. no infertility assistance, it is said that you can up your chances by 50% of having multiples again in a subsequent pregnancy. There is one family who had nine children, including four sets of twins.
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What does “having twins” mean anyway?

Posted on March 26, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

You are having twins! or triplets!  Obviously society has an idea of what that situation might “look” like, but the reality is so far from what the use of the words.  I can’t tell you how many women told me, “I always wanted twins” or “Can you tell me how I could have twins?”

I think having twins is an amazing event and they involve a lot of adjustment, work, sleeplessness, staying flexible, keeping your options open, always having a Plan B and even a Plan C in place because you never know how things will work out for that day and those are some of the obvious changes that a family with multiples needs to consider making.   In addition, with multiple kids, there are multiple smiles, multiple hugs and multiple kisses.  Special beyond belief!

But “Twins, Triplets or Quadruplets” are just words you use until they arrive!  😀

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