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Old 01-10-2022, 11:59 AM   #1
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Iíve been a member since 2008, I was 16 years old when I joined here. Iíve grown up here on TBH. Ive followed along on threads of tragedy, and miracle during those years. Ive seen this community do great things, and Iím proud to be a long time member here.

Itís my turn to announce a great life changing event. My fiancť Brooklyn and I are thrilled to be expecting twins in early June. Being new parents to two little ones is exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

Any advice is welcome!!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations to y’all
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:02 PM   #4
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Congrats!

It's the hardest and most rewarding thing I've done thus far. I don't expect that to change.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:03 PM   #5
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patience grasshopper, that is what you seek.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:04 PM   #6
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Get as much sleep as you can before they are born. Youíre going to need it!

Seriously though, congratulations!


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Old 01-10-2022, 12:05 PM   #7
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Iíve been a member since 2008, I was 16 years old when I joined here. Iíve grown up here on TBH. Ive followed along on threads of tragedy, and miracle during those years. Ive seen this community do great things, and Iím proud to be a long time member here.

Itís my turn to announce a great life changing event. My fiancť Brooklyn and I are thrilled to be expecting twins in early June. Being new parents to two little ones is exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

Any advice is welcome!!
Buckle up!!! Congrats to you and the Family!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:06 PM   #8
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Congratulations. Do you know if boys or girls?
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:10 PM   #9
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Congratulations to you both!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:10 PM   #10
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You guys will figure it out. You’ll experience Love like you never have before. Everyone that is a parent thinks they know everything about it so……..just do it your way! And sometimes you’ll need to laugh to keep from crying. ����
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:13 PM   #11
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Congratulations. Do you know if boys or girls?

We find out in about 10 days.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:15 PM   #12
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Congrats to you both. Your life is going to change. Enjoy the ride. They will be grown and gone before you know it.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:19 PM   #13
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You are about to find out why God put you on this earth. And your dad is about to become a genius!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:20 PM   #14
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Congrats again buddy

Not sure how to do it with 2, but I'd find a way to get them on a schedule. It was a game changer for Chels and I
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:26 PM   #15
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Congrats.

Start buying diapers now.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:30 PM   #16
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I have twin 2 year old boys and a 5 yo boy. Enjoy there newness and excitement. It is short lived. My house is utter complete chaos 24/7. Actually I think it’s the hardest thing of my life to wrangle these little ones and keep them from destroying property and or seriously harming themselves and each other. I hope for your sake you have family close by ready to help. They’re expensive little things too. Really expensive.

But totally worth every minute. Can’t wait till I’m dropping everybody off at their own blind one day. And picking up to hear all the stories. It’s good stuff bud. Congrats.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:34 PM   #17
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Big congratulations on God's great blessings!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:38 PM   #18
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Congratulations to you both! Don't ever panic and pray a lot.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:42 PM   #19
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Congrats! I'm a twin, and my ex and I also have twins, although they're both grown now. I've even got twin grandsons......twins run in our family.
If they are your first children, you won't know any different other than to just do, what needs to be done. If you already have a child, then just the thought of having to do everything twice, can be overwhelming. Just hang in there and enjoy as many moments as you can, watching them grow and learn. Twins are cool !!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:44 PM   #20
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:47 PM   #21
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Awesome! Miracles happen everyday……….congrats and G-d bless
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:48 PM   #22
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Congrats and I will put money on you being a great Dad. Twins.....................wow, that will make you pucker up a tad.........

Prayers for a smooth next few months.


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Old 01-10-2022, 12:53 PM   #23
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No bigger blessing than a child! Congrats Jake and dont worry it will all fall into place and just when you think you can't take anymore they smile. Makes it all worth while. My little boy is my world and feel blessed every day to have him.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:55 PM   #24
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Patience. Consistency. Relentlessness. These are things I think have helped my wife and I raise what we believe are two fine young men. Patience when I know they are learning and trying to navigate this crazy world they are growing up in. Consistency in how I approach teaching moments, lessons, and discipline. If you can't be consistent in these things and are constantly changing your stance/position, you lack credibility in their eyes. I am also relentless. When I make a point and I don't think they've learned their lesson, I make absolutely sure I stay on 'em until I feel they have. I love my sons and sometimes I'm hard on them. But, I know(just like I do now), that they will always look back and know it was all because of how much I love them and want to make sure they grew up to be stand-up, respectful and successful adults. And one other MAJOR thing I've learned is this...

When I knew it was time to raise a family, I thought to myself my wife and I have to be exactly the same in how we raise our children. I was wrong. My wife is the nurturing, soft spoken, kind one. I'm the stern, grumpy, loud one. And that's okay. Despite those differences, they have both learned the same lessons from the both of us. Just in slightly different ways.

Good luck, congratulations and get ready for the ride!
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:07 PM   #25
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:07 PM   #26
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Congrats! We just had our first a month ago. Putting her on a schedule has helped tremendously, average 4-5 hours a night of solid sleep now

Taking cara babies is what we are watching, also if doing formula get a baby breza it’s a game changer
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:17 PM   #27
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patience grasshopper, that is what you seek.
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:18 PM   #28
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Congratulations! Don't sweat the small stuff and be grateful everyday because before you know it they'll be grown and you'll miss your little kids.
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:21 PM   #29
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Congrats! My advice would be two-fold. First, it's no longer about you. We guys are often bad about putting ourselves first. I know I was. Momma and those babies come first with all of your resources, especially time. Second, when they get a little older be sure to know the difference between willful disobedience and kids just being themselves. The first needs some correction and the second are just oh-well moments. Games changer for sure, but the best kind ever!
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:22 PM   #30
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Congrats!

You're about to be paying for your raising.
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:36 PM   #31
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:41 PM   #32
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Congrats and hang on! The ride is fixin to begin.
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:42 PM   #33
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Congrats to you both
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:48 PM   #34
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Awesome!
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:00 PM   #35
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Congratulations! The biggest surprise when we had our first kid was experiencing unconditional love for another person for the very first time. It is the closest thing that we can have to understanding God's love for us.

The best kid advice that I was given was: Don't seek out quality time with the kids, seek out quantity time. The reason being, quality time doesn't happen without quantity time.
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:00 PM   #36
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Congratulations!!! Children are a miracle and a blessing from the Lord Almighty.

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Old 01-10-2022, 03:32 PM   #37
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First of all, congratulations!

Iíve never had twins, but Iíve got 3 kiddos from 7 to 5 months. Schedule is important. Itís also important to have a schedule between you and your lady. My kids wouldnít latch so my wife pumped and we fed out of bottles. She would pump around 7pm and then go to bed. Iíd take the next couple of feedings and crash as midnight or 1. She wouldnít wake me and then take the next couple of feedings. It allowed us each to get 6+ hours of uninterrupted sleep and be much more well rested. That schedule doesnít work for everyone, but it worked great for us.

Also, donít wake a sleeping baby. Just because the doc says you need to feed them every few hours, doesnít mean you have to wake them to do it. Itís okay if theyíre zonked out and you feed them an hour later.

Enjoy though. Like others have said youíve never known the unconditional love of another until you hold your child for the first time.


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Old 01-10-2022, 04:00 PM   #38
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Good luck and I agree with the poster above that said, buckle up!

At least in my opinion, the first 3 months or so is a tough stretch and will put even a good marriage to the test.
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Old 01-10-2022, 04:38 PM   #39
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Hey that's awesome Jake. God is so good! Better hang on for 8 brother...gonna be a helluva ride!

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Old 01-10-2022, 04:51 PM   #40
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Enjoy sleep while you can!! Congrats to you both. There's not a title I wear more proud than being called Dad. My little girl is 15 now. Time passes by. Don't forget to pause and enjoy every second you can. Prep your employer that life is changing, your family comes before them.
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Old 01-10-2022, 04:54 PM   #41
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Congrats. Y'all will figure it out, just don't blink because they will be grown up.
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Old 01-10-2022, 04:55 PM   #42
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Congrats! The world is about to change! Best times of my life.
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Old 01-10-2022, 05:04 PM   #43
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Congratulations and enjoy the ride.

Remember: 2 BB guns, 2 bikes, 2 22’s, two pony’s, 2 cars…. And so on.

And above all start buying size 5 and up pampers to lessen the blow and sleep as much as possible!!!!

But at the end it will be all worth it!
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Old 01-10-2022, 05:09 PM   #44
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Old 01-10-2022, 05:16 PM   #45
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Congratulations! My only advice is be a role model to your children. And be the best one you can be. This will be very important to them, especially in their teen years. If they can’t look up to you, they will look up to someone else. And that someone else might not be the ideal person to be looking up to. Be their hero! God bless you and your family.
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Old 01-10-2022, 07:00 PM   #46
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Congrats, and get ready!

My wife and I just had twin girls on 12/20…luckily she’s a trooper and has been putting in the bulk of the overnight time so I can continue to function (work) and bring home the bacon!

Don’t worry, y’all will figure it all out. PM me with any questions, I’m glad to offer what little I know.

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Old 01-10-2022, 07:02 PM   #47
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Congratulations. Enjoy the ride. It goes by f a s t.
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Old 01-10-2022, 07:04 PM   #48
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Old 01-10-2022, 08:32 PM   #49
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Congratulations ! Prayers for a smooth pregnancy and healthy babies.

I am a father of 3 , with the last two being twin boys (now 22). I have lots practical experience with multiples.


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Old 01-10-2022, 08:38 PM   #50
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Congrats. Being a dad is the best thing ever. Youíll love it!
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