experience as parents of twins or triplets or more kids?

January 4, 2007 4:13pm CST
hi i would like to know what it was like to have twins or triplets have any of you had them, are they identical or not identical, what was it like for you when you found out that you was going to have more than 1 child, was it easy to cope with or is it easy to cope with now or very hard? do you get alot of people staring in the streets or asking you questions about your twins, triplets, i would like to hear from you.
4 responses
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have twin girls. Ask for help. Let others take care of them if they offer. Don't name them alike or dress them the same. They are 2 people.
6 Jan 07
hi thanks for your message im sorry if i made it sound as if i dont know what its like to have twins as i also have 2 twin girls who are now aged 6 years old it was very hard for me and my partner at the start as its hard to adjust to it as we were only 16 and 17 years old and never expected twins, what i meant by my topic was what was it like for you other parents who have had twin's triplets, my partner likes dressing them the same but i prefere them to wear different clothes really, we dont really get any help from the family at all we did in the 1st year but after that its stopped tottally.
• United States
27 May 09
I have 9yr old BBG Triplets (all fraternal), let alone a 19 and 20 yr old (both boys). The trio was born 14 weeks early. Each having different issues. Thru the grace of God, they are all fine, typical 9yr olds now. Sure, we have our allergies and asthma, but any child can have that now aday. I would say that every hour, day, week, month, year is a challange. Every day brings new issues, new hurdles, new accomplishments and new shining moments. They are all very active in school and sports. Summer is a busy time of the year. God only gives you what you can handle. I was blessed to have my husband home in the evenings to take shifts when they were brought home. We had a night nurse come 5 nights a week because one was on oxygen. When he was taken off, we did it all by ourselves. Keep things clean. No sick people, no matter who they are, are allowed near them. Washing hands and hand sanatizer are vital. Going out in public was a trip. You get stares. You get RUDE questions that no one has a right to ask you. You get unwanted pictures. People wanting to touch them like they were animals. We finally cut it down and bought a double and single strollers... no one new they were triplets then..lol.. The most important piece of advice, make each one feel special. They are not a group. They are individuals. They have different brains, feelings, likes and dislikes. Spend one on one time with each one.
• United States
19 Jan 07
It is very busy caring for triplets. I have boy boy girl triplets who are not identical. I was very happy to be pregnant and even happier when I heard triplets (boy was I stupid lol). My husband and I wanted to have two more children (I have a daughter from my first marriage) and whatever I got this time was going to be it because it took me 2 yrs to get pregnant with the help of the fertility dr. I did pretty well when they were little, my husband worked two jobs but the 5 nights a week he was home he would do the 9pm and 12 am feedings and I would do the 3 and 6 so both of us could get some sleep. My most trying time was between 3 and 4. They were mobile and hard to control. They are now 4 1/2 and getting a bit easier.
• United States
15 Jan 07
i havenĀ“t any experience raising triplets but i am currently carring triplets