Hello, my name is Jessi and I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to this board. Hubby and I are first time parents, expecting fraternal twins (genders unknown) April 18, 2017, but I figure we should be ready to go in March just in case.
I've been reading everything I can get my hands on, regarding multiple pregnancies, births, and babies. Has anyone read Dr. Barbara Luke's "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads"? I've found it to be very informational, but to be honest, some of it scares the daylights out of me. I am fully aware of how difficult this pregnancy could be and that the birth and subsequent child rearing will be twice as difficult as well, but there is so much mention of miscarriage in the book (a lot in the 2nd trimester) that sometimes I have to put it down and walk away for a few days. I feel like she's saying that if we don't follow her protocols, we're more likely to suffer a loss. Anyone else read this book? Thoughts? Feelings? Like I said, the book is very educational and I've gotten a lot of good info out of it, but some of it just scares the crap out of me.
In the meantime, we're chugging along here at 16 weeks. Hubby is set to deploy mid-month but he and his command SWEAR that they will get him home for the birth... that's another can of worms. Hope everyone here is doing well, can't wait to make some new friends!