multiple births

meet the quads - a set of identical twin girls and a set of identical twin boys all I once.
United States
May 24, 2007 9:53pm CST
Do you know of any one or do you your self have multiple birth babies. Do you have or someone you know has twins, triplets, or quads or more... If so how many and what ages? My mom has a set of twins and no I am not one of them to girls identical they are 20 now. Ashley and christy. I also have a friend who has quads. She has a set of identical twin girls and a set of identical twin boys (and yes all four were born at the same time) plus two other children boy does she have her hands full!!
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• United States
25 May 07
yes, I know a few people that has had twins. Lets see my mom had 6 kids. Out of the six she only had one set of twin girls. Both my brothers have a set of twins, one of my sister has twin boys and the rest of us didn't have twins. Thos e who do have multiple births are blessed , but as you said definitely have their hands full.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I think I would be scared to try and have kids if I were in your family that is a lot of twins to have inside one family but they are so funny when they grow up!!
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• Philippines
5 Jun 07
i love to see twins. until now, i am amazed by them. moreso, those fraternal twins. there seems to be so much a blessing to the family who has got twins.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes they are a blessing and a hand full. I have two little sisters that are twins and to this day they are still a hand full.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
i had a classmate in highschool who were fraternal twins, rosalie and rosemarie. they are already 31 now and they have their own families. i also have cousins who are twins, ronald and reynald. they just graduated from college last march.
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• Philippines
5 Jun 07
sorry for the double post.
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• United States
12 Jun 07
Oh it is ok. Things happen!!
@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
12 Jun 07
My mom's youngest brother and sister are twins. They are nothing alike. I have a cousin on my dad's side, that has two sets of twins. Her oldest set was born in 2001, and her youngest set was born last year. She has a single little boy in between, too. All five of her kids are boys. She has her hands full, when she actually keeps all of them at the same time. A lot of times her dad has the older boys, though. My husband was a twin, but my mother in law lost his twin when she was about 6 months along. Someone hit her in the stomach with something, and she almost lost my husband, too, but with staying on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy, she was able to have him fine. I think he was born around 35-36 weeks, so he wasn't as early as they were expecting. Everyone keeps telling us that we have high chances of having twins, but I don't want them! One baby is enough work, I don't want to double the load! Maybe if my son is old enough to help, instead of still needing so much care himself, it would be okay, though.
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• United States
18 Jun 07
yes, if you have them on both sides you have double the chance. I think I was almost five when my mom had my twin sisters so I was able to help out a good bit then. I thought I had two new dolls to feed.
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I dont know anyone personally, but I have seen many shows on t.v. documenting the births of multiple babies. I give these parents much kudos for being able to handle that! I don't know if I could do it. I know they must be tired much of the time and their personal time is down to a minimum. It is hard!
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Yes, I think I would hit the floor if anyone told me I was pregant with multiples.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
i had a classmate in highschool who were fraternal twins, rosalie and rosemarie. they are already 31 now and they have their own families. i also have cousins who are twins, ronald and reynald. they just graduated from college last march.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
That is to cool!! They still seem to amaze me even at that age.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
in my family, there had been no multiple births at all. when i attended grade school, i had classmates who were exact look alikes and they were always together. that is how i learned about identical twins, they were boys. then, as i moved up to high school, i had a schoolmate whom they said to have a male twin. a teacher explained to me about fraternal twins. there is really so much magic about life. in understood these occurrences better when we took up biology in my third year in high school. as for your friend who has quads, i am beginning to wonder how she managed to take care of them all at the same time.
• United States
10 Jun 07
Well, She has has two older children who are 7 and 9 so they help out alot and her mom also moved in with the family to have another adult home to help. The hosiptal also gave her enough diapers, wipes, formula for a year and alot of other free things!!
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
4 Jun 07
We don't have a hitory of multiples in our family so it was a surprise my sister had twins. A boy and a girl. They are 8 now. I have 3 kids of my own and every first doctor visit when you get to hear the heartbeat also to check and see if there are more than one, I have anticipation and fear. I hope to someday have multiples, but freak out at the same time. I think those that do have multiples are blessed double. We are all still blessed to have one too.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
Yes, wow, that is a surprise to have them with no history but with god anything is possible!!
@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
hi nicolecab! i dont have twins or quads, but my grandmother born with twin, they're not identical coz the other one is a boy, sometimes having twins for the first born is good specially when they're boy and girl..
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes archer I think I would have to stop after that first try!!