Discussion in 'Babies & Toddlers' started by gutterflower, Dec 10, 2011.
Just doing a bit of a clean up and thought I would start up a fresh new topic
Yes, Bron, lots of ultrasounds. My first one is scheduled for December 21. I'll be 5w3d so all I'm likely to see is just the gestational sac and maybe a yolk sac depending on if they use the good ultrasound machine or not. They'll likely have me come back in a week or two after that, and then again in another two weeks if I follow the same treatment plan as with RJ. SO is kinda thinking there are two since I got a super early BFP (looking back at my 7DPO test I can actually see a very pale line on it too and my dates are absolutely certain because it was a monitored cycle and I charted). My beta levels are looking really good and doubling in under 24 hours.
My last beta is tomorrow at 14DPO.
I'm guessing twins, one of each gender
We're really hoping for a girl this time so we'll see what happens. If there are twins I certainly hope it's not two boys. That'd be way too much blue in my house. LOL
Those are very good hcg levels - apparently having more than 500 at 16dpo is a very good sign of a healthy pregnancy and you are already over that at 12dpo - maybe it is twins - were you on fertility treatment?
I took Clomid again this cycle and I had 3 mature follicles on a scan. On followup scan I released all 3, so multiples are possible, but with RJ I had something like 6 follicles and have just him (although they believe him to have a vanishing twin after finding evidence of a second tiny placenta at delivery).
And I just got my last beta draw results back as well.
Oh my gosh! Congrats BG!! I sure hope you dont have twin boys too.
Long story short--Waylon has had a BAD 2 weeks. A severe case of roseola, then a fever seizure, then an alleric reaction. I posted the whole story in toddlers if you want to read it. He is FINALLY healthy and happy again. It was awful. Aside from being sick..he has been soooooooooooooooooooooo clingy lately! Is this a normal age to go through a clingy phase? Hes a million times more demanding than the other two were. Im just exhausted! I also can not get him to take a bottle or sippy at all anymore and Im sooo sick of nursing.
Hows everyone else doing? Waylons just about to graduate from this thread...hopefully I wont be back to it any time soon!! lol
Poor baby! Glad he's doing better. Maybe he's just clingy because he's been so sick and moving was stressful on him?
I could handle boy/girl twins or for sure girl/girl twins. The majority of fraternal twins are the same gender though. I think it's only something like 15%-20% of fraternal twins that are mixed gender, but I can't remember since it's been awhile since I read that. I've had a bunch of people telling me that I was either having a girl or twins because of my high rising levels and early BFP this time. Apparently there is some study that says early BFPs are more likely to be girl pregnancies although I've seen no real credible evidence of this from being a chart stalker and being on TTC boards in general. There are also a couple studies that say beta levels that double fster than every 30 (36?) hours before either 5 or 6 weeks are more likely to be a girl and that girl pregnancies have higher beta levels in general after 6 weeks. I've seen no real credible evidence of that either. I say I've got what I've got, but hoping for pink and I'm going to try not to speculate so much on what I'm having, especially since we aren't certain if we're going to find out before birth or not. We are all set for both a boy and a girl name already.
No--hes been clingy before getting sick/moving. Its just gotten worse.
Interesting. Almost all of the frat twins I know are boy/girl! I want twin girls sooooo bad next time(in like 15 years. lol)
I had two sets of girl/girl twins in my class in school, a set of girl/girl/girl (naturally conceived) triplets a few years behind me, and knew three sets of boy/boy twins, all of them fraternal. I only know a couple sets of boy/girl twins and they were IVF babies, and a set of girl/girl/boy triplets. Actually, come to think of it, a past friend of mine had 11 kids, 5 sets of girl/boy twins and one singleton girl all conceived naturally. But she's just a freak. LOL
My class in HS had a ton of twins! We had about 105 in our class, and within that we had girl/girl (fraternal), boy/boy (identical), girl/boy, girl/boy... I can't remember if there were any more. No idea if they were all natural or not.
Fraternal twins should by chance alone be 50% girl/boy and 25% girl/girl, 25% boy/boy. I am one of girl/boy fraternal twins and one of the people I was working with this week is also one of girl/boy twins. BG technically if it is twins you should have a 75% chance of having at least one girl
TDG sorry Waylon has been sick - poor boy. Can't believe he is nearly a year old - are you going to have a party?
Tomorrow I am going for an interview for a permanent part time job (two mornings three afternoons a week) I am not sure what to do with the children though if I take/get the job as the hours are funny and I wouldn't be able to pick them up at school before the school closes in the afternoon plus I don't really want Kirima in the school for three full days a week while I sit at home in the mornings doing goodness knows what (though I must admit the thought of time to myself for the first time in ages sounds quite nice) I have looked at getting an au pair but they are quite expensive so I would have to have Laurana at home too and then it would be hard to socialise her and I would have to homeschool her when I was at home which would mean I would be working a double job. Will have to find out what the hours are at work and think about it a bit more I suppose.
You'd think there would be a huge chance for a girl with twins, but statistically it's not as common to have mixed gender twins versus same sex twins. I have no idea why it works out that way though. It's kinda weird and apparently fraternal male twins are more common than female, just like singleton males are more common than females (51%/49%). But I'll take your 75% odds for a girl!
Did anyone else visit Santa? I hadn't planned on it, but the shop just down the road does Santa pictures as a fundraiser for a charity. The photographer was a friend's husband, so they also emailed me the digital
Bron--No Im not planning a big party. Well either just have a small one with just us and the kids or dfs fam is talking about doing their xmas on the 30th in which case well just have a party at his grandmas with the rest of the family. Im having such a hard time figuring out christmas gifts for a kid who has everything and I need to figure out bday presents at the same time! lol. Im thinking for his bday I might get one of those plastic climber/slide things. Hes obsessed with climbing and itd be nice to have something indoors for the kids to play on during the long winter(besides my furniture). For xmas I decided on a rocking horse, a pillow pet and whatever small toys I can come up with if I ever get to go shopping. lol. Good luck at the interview! It sure is not easy figuring out what to do with kids to get a job! I miss my old job and 'nanny' so much. It was the perfect arrangement. Working when I wanted, bring my nursing baby to work, and having my SIL babysit as needed in my home. She is NEVER available anymore so I NEVER get breaks to work or do anything else.
pam--what a cutie! He looks so proud!! haha. No, we arent doing santa pics. We saw him while out shopping but both kids refused to sit on his lap and Waylon was sick and crabby at the time so we didnt bother trying him either. Santa gave the boys candycanes tho and B is still talking about it. lol
I did santa pics at Sears, they had a deal to get them for $10 - the nearby mall doesn't have a real Santa, just an "elf" which is stupid. Eddie's sure a cutie! I had to LOL at your pic though... both my boys had on that same shirt!
Cute pic Pam! For some reason we are seeing much less of Santa at the malls these years - I know one will be there 17-24 December - and if you spend a certain amount at shops in the centre then you get a free Santa picture so will probably take the children then but I think Kirima would cry so we may not try with her.
Kirima seems to be starting to understand a lot more - still no proper words out of her, but plenty of babble. She spends a lot of time on her feet and walks really fast when we hold her hands - I suspect when she does start walking she'll start running pretty fast too.
TDG how is your family doing now - hope everyone is well!
Myste that's funny. We got the outfit from an Aunt I love Gymboree but sure can't afford to shop there! I've picked up a decent amount of their clothes from garage sales though
Eddie still doesn't babble at all. He's much more vocal than he used to be, but it's all vowels. Seems like he's on the late side for that, but my MIL is a speech pathologist and she doesn't seem worried about it.
Still not crawling but he gets a little closer every day.
RJ says about 5 words now (yeah/yep, more/muh, mama, hi, no), but nothing consistently. It's in context when he says them, but it's hit or miss if he's going to. He isn't crawling yet either, but is trying. He kinda gets on his hands and knees, but can't seem to figure out the coordination to crawl. He does all the right crawling motions with his stomach on the floor though and kinda scoots. His preferred method right now is rolling around everywhere.