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Baby A needs physical therapy now at 10 months because he’s still not sitting or crawling and prefers to flop on his tummy. Turns out his core and hips are weak and he’s not bearing weight on his feet. Therapist has suggested that this might be due to womb position— baby A was crammed head down with this legs/rump presses against Baby B, rather than the flexible uterine wall, so he got less strengthening and flexing.

I feel worried and frustrated. I wonder why this was not discussed as a possible complication, and I hate that Baby A is struggling specifically because he’s a twin.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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Reddit - Parents of Multiples by /u/oftrepeated1136 - 2d ago

This might be kind of a weird post, but my wife and I are about to move our 6wo twins and 2.5yo daughter across the country and I'm looking for a good book for this point in life. Are there any books that have changed how you see parenthood or fatherhood, or that helped you in a time of transition when your twins were new? I'm not so much looking for a parenting manual-type book, more fiction/novels/etc. Thanks!

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This is a random question, but do I need two Nose Fridas?? What about two rectal thermometers?? I would obviously clean these things like crazy before using it with the other twin if I had one. But maybe we need two? Anything else that shouldn’t be shared? Obviously we have two cribs and two car seats, also have enough pacifiers to not share.

Our twins are currently in the NICU and just trying to buy the rest of their stuff!

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It was helpful to read posts here while I was expecting twins. It truly gave me an idea of what the fog is and the difference in that fog from single babies to multiples.

But holy fucking shit does it come on fast. My boys are about 28 hours old and I already feel like I'm in the thick of it, but I know from reading posts here that it's barely begun. I'm not even having to deal with typical issues since they were full term, good size, and the pregnancy was pretty uneventful.

I don't know why I'm posting. I guess I'm lonely (just me vs babies at the hospital), I don't feel very good physically (but I don't feel bad enough), and I'm so hungry from trying to breastfeed on top of not being given an adequate amount of crappy hospital food to eat.

I guess this club really does have a hard initiation.

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Thought I would update quick. Went to MFM Friday afternoon and she confirmed little twin was more like 2 weeks behind and confirmed TTTS. We flew out to Toronto Saturday morning and went to Mt. Sinai.

They were able to perform the laser surgery yesterday and it went well. They have high hopes for my big twin, but my little is very tiny and only has a very small percentage of the placenta. She wasn't expected to make it 24 hours but we had a scan today and they both were alive and kicking. We need to make sure her bladder gets working and hope she can manage to grow.

We are far from being out of the woods but right now I'm pregnant with two girls who are alive. We've had so many thoughts and prayers and support, it's crazy. Some random people from a Facebook support group even set up a Go fund me. Everyone is rooting for my girls and I hope they can feel the love.

Another scan tomorrow and then another on Friday. Hoping we can fly home Saturday where I won't be returning to work and having weekly scans. Taking things one day at a time.

I appreciate those who provided support and advice on the other thread!

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Hello Reddit, I have a bit of a dilemma here in regards to my 3 yr old toddlers class placement for next year. Let me start off by saying My boys have never had an issue with being overly dependant on one another, in fact their teachers have told me that they are very social, participate in activities etc. Toddler b however has always had trouble with drop off. Seems to have separation issues and yes I am the only parent that can do drop offs and pick ups as I am a stay at home mom. So based on his trouble with drop off their school has suggested we put them in separate classes and I really don't see any reason to do so considering they aren't holding distracting one another in regards to learning, but then again maybe I'm wrong. I have no multiple parent friends so I would love some input on helping me make a decision. Sorry for the long post, I'm just really conflicted.

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My wife is schedule to be induced tomorrow with our B/G twins at 37+6. We are nervous of course and are reading stories of extremely long labors and emergency C-sections. I just wanted to see what kind of stories other people had with being induced with multiples.

Edit: did you have any signs of dialation or effacement before being induced?

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