Gestational Diabetes with Twins – Controlled by Diet

Gestational Diabetes with Twins

Author:  Amy Roman

As we stare at our 11 month old twin gals, we say to each other “Twins?” or “Our twins?” as we still cannot believe that we have been blessed with such amazing little people.

The past 1.5yrs seems like a massive dream. However this dream has been a journey from having gestational diabetes, having twins at 34.5 weeks, being admitted to hospital at 30.5 weeks and spending 4 weeks there and gals spending the first 4 weeks of their life in special care!

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Twinterview with 32 year old identical twins – Kimberly and Jemma

twin relationship

Adult twins Kimberly and Jemma are 32 years old.   Twinfo recently interviewed them about their twin relationship.

Jemma lives on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia while Kimberly is currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

Are you identical twins or fraternal twins?

J – Identical

K -Identical

What do you like best about being a twin?

J – She is my other half, someone I know who will always love me and be there for me no matter what.

K -That you always have someone to support you – a permanent best friend!

What is the worst thing about being a twin?

J – The comparisons! No one would ever talk about normal siblings being the ‘nicer’ one or the ‘smarter’ one! It is just plain rude, particularly when this is said directly to you both and it is very possible that we can both be equal in our ‘niceness’ or ‘smartness’ or whatever it is we are being called at the time!

K -The fear that anything bad would ever happen to her.

What differences do you have to your twin?

J – I am more anti-social I think! I like to have a small but close group of friends, while Kimberly is a social butterfly and makes friends wherever she goes! Kimberly is more of a gypsy- she has lived multiple lifestyles in our 32 years whereas I have lived one haha!! I admire her bravery in tackling new things and I love that she always has my back, even when I’m being a pain in the ass!

K -We lead very different lives at the moment, she has a family and a mortgage, and I am single and living overseas. She is lovely and kind and worries a lot more than I do. I am quite blunt and take more risks.

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What are other people’s reactions when they first meet you and find out you are a twin?

J – Always pleasantly surprised and want to know more about Kimberly and our relationship. We are fiercely protective of each other.

K -They are surprised and excited! They always want to see a picture of her. Some people think it’s weird.

How often do you contact each other?

J – It has been a little bit harder as Kimberly is in Canada but we very rarely go more than a few days without talking… I have 3 small boys too which means I can’t always pick up the phone when I want to! It can range from multiple times a day to every few days…

K -At least once or twice a week now (it was nearly every day but the 17 hour time difference is hard).

How often do you see each other?

J – At the moment not much! I wish Canada was closer! But when Kimbo is in Australia perhaps at least once a month or so (we lived 2 hours from each other and I have had three babies over the past 5 years so it was harder to schedule).

K -Now it’s once every year, when I was living in Australia it was roughly once a month (we lived 2.5 hours apart).

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Do you have other siblings?

J – Yes, we have an older brother. I love him so much but as Kimberly and I have shared so much of our lives in each other’s pockets, having the same friends and also being the same gender and doing the same things, I think we are closer – we shared a womb!!

K -Yes, an older brother (2 years)

What career path have you taken?

J – I work in the tourism industry and digital marketing, while Kimberly has worked in the media – and is currently working in the finance industry. Even though they sound quite different there are definitely parts which overlap – we were both working in government roles – however Kimberly is much more driven, successful and organised than I am!

K – I am an Executive Assistant at a financial management firm currently, but my career is in the media / broadcast industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi -Twinfo

Passionate about all things multiple, Naomi is the founder of Twinfo.

Naomi is a Parenting Blogger and a Brand Ambassador, but most important of all she is a twin mother who understands.

Twinfo provides a connection to resources, information, products and service providers who specialise in supporting multiple births at every stage of their life.

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Twinterview with 12 year old identical twins – Lauren and Charlotte

12 year old identical twins

Lauren and Charlotte are nearly 12 years old and have their own opinions on EVERYTHING!  As a parent of twins myself, I often wonder how their relationship will be when they are older.   So to find out, Twinfo conducted a Twinterview with Lauren and Charlotte separately and it is interesting to hear the similarities and differences in their answers.

 

Are you identical twins or fraternal twins?

C:  Identical

L:  Identical

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Mo Mo twins born at 32 weeks

mo mo twins

Author: Kate Lucas

31 Ultrasounds Later…

I have always loved babies, and so I was thrilled when, after 6 years together, my husband agreed we were ready to have one of our own!

After a fairly uneventful pregnancy, and a fast but fantastic water birth, we were blessed with a beautiful boy – Hudson.  A delicious, fun-loving, bright, adventurous child – and thus a good advertisement to sell hubby on the idea of having more! I promptly started to hint that another child would complete our family.

As we also had a 13 year old daughter from my previous relationship, a new baby would make 3, so it would be a bit of an adjustment…but we wanted Hudson to grow up with a sibling close to his age…and hopefully a daughter so Adam would have a son and daughter of his own.

Not one to leave things to chance, I followed my cycle with a vengeance. I ate all the stuff to “make a girl”, we took all our zinc and folate and everything else that was recommended…..then New Years Eve…a few drinks and a fun night out and…Success! A positive test 8 days after ovulation! We could hardly believe it.

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Twins born at 34 weeks. Our identical twin birth story.

Author:  Anonymous

We found out we were pregnant with twins at 12 weeks, our original scan only showed one bub so finding out it was twins later on was a complete surprise but we were also filled with pure excitement having always wanted twins but never thought it was possible as they don’t run in either of our families.

Pregnant with identical twin girls

My pregnancy went pretty smoothly compared to some, I had no morning sickness however did end up with gestational diabetes which was very disappointing considering the life I lived before falling pregnant.

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Types of twins and your chances of having multiples

kinds of twins

Finding out you are expecting twins can be a bit of a shock to the system. You go into the appointment hoping to hear a heartbeat and you come out hearing two! One of your first questions may be about the different types of twins.

After you get over the initial shock, you might find that having twins has a lot of upsides. If you were hoping for a family consisting of two children, then you will only have to go through the birthing process once. The other upside is your children will always a have friend and companion to play with and share their life with. Someone who gets them and will always be at the same life stage.

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