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Twins Versus a Singleton

When we lost one of the babies with this pregnancy the only consolation (if you can eve call it that) was that a singleton pregnancy is supposed to be much safer and easier. (It wasn't much of a consolation for losing a baby but silver lining I guess...)

As the days pass by and the nausea and exhaustion continue I find myself wondering, which is harder a twin pregnancy when you have NO kids or a singleton pregnancy when you have two kids. At this point it feels like a toss up but I am leaning towards any pregnancy where you have kids to care for as being harder in a lot of ways. No resting or nappy or catching up on sleep. No down time or time off your feet. No morning on the sofa until the nausea passes. Instead of am trying like mad to keep up with two energetic four year olds.

I am hoping and praying that this time around will mean no diabetes or choleostasis. The chances of both are much higher with twins. Time will tell on that but I do know that in terms of the nausea and fatigue the difference has been minimal.

Ultrasound tomorrow afternoon!

2 comments:

Anonymous 9:47 AM  

How did the ultrasound go?

seattlegal 6:53 PM  

As a person who has done both as well (my twins were just a year old when I became pregnant), I would say being pregnant with small kids is harder than the twin pregnancy for just the reasons you mentioned. :-D

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