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    Twins anyone?

    I am a C5 quad and my wife and I just recently completed doing in vitro fertilization for the second time. Praise the Lord she is pregnant this second time around with twins! She is two months pregnant and at this point is feeling nauseous and very tired. I have all of my care taken care of so it has made things easier, but I kind of miss her taking care me sometimes because of the quality time we had together during BPs (at least that's the way we like to look at)

    I was curious if there is anyone out there who has twins that is a quadriplegic? I would love to hear some feedback and how things are going (and how in the world do you manage it)!
    "The Task Ahead Of You, Is Never As Great As The Power Within You" www.chrisskinner.org

    #2
    wow Chris, congrats!!

    I can't help on your question, but you both have good heads on your shoulders... hopefully others here will throw some good ideas your way.

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      #3
      OMG congradulations!!!!! I am so excited for you. Can I come babysit, I have had lots of practice with the 4 nieces and 1 nephew. I have been meaning to email you for the last week to see if you are coming to any of the games. Hit me up some time and I will tell you what has worked for me with the kids I watch.

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        #4
        One of my clients with his twins (a boy and a girl). He has C6 tetraplegia and also a shoulder amputation on his left side. This picture was staged...he really isn't THAT freaked out! They are both very sweet babies (now 5 months old):

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          #5
          Awwww congratulations Chris....that is wonderful. You are about to experience the most fabulous joy (babies) and the most gut wrenching pain (teenagers) ever known to man.....I am just kidding by the way (i have a 17 year old)...... I am really happy for you and your wife.....good luck and keep her healthy.....
          T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

          My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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            #6
            Congratulations Chris, My daughter has 8 week old twin girls. They are adorable.

            Ellie and Jessie with my daughter Chloe.

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              #7
              CONGRATULATIONS!! That is awesome news!! I used to spend every summer at my sisters taking care of her twin boys when they were little. They could be a handful at times but oh, what fun. They are now 28 and both married. Best of luck to you and your wife!!

              Mom to Heather, age 14, T-12, 6 years post & Michael, 16.
              Mom to Heather, age 16, T-12, 8 years post & Michael, age 19.

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                #8
                CONGRATULATIONS!!! My hubby is a para, and our boys are going to be 2 and 1/2 in couple of weeks. First year and half isn't too bad, once they start running everywhere, it seems to be a little bit of challenge even for ABs, body harnesses work great for a while. After they turn 2 they finally start to understand the works of this world. (We must not have hit the terrible twos yet, I guess.) It seems so much easier now to go places or do things.

                Good luck to ya!
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                  #9
                  in-law problem

                  Thank you everybody for responding! I really enjoyed all the pictures. What I am really battling right now is in securities within myself. My in-laws bought a house one block from our house and it feels as if they are taking over. Now I know some things are necessary and that we do need a lot of help, but for some reason they are really making me (or I am allowing them to make me) feel more disabled than I ever have in the past six AND a half years. I know that they mean well and they are just in a protection mode for their daughter, but her mother makes me feel like I am inadequate and unable to take care of things in our situation. This totally angers me and causes me to think irrationally. I love the Lord, and my faith is what has gotten me through all this so I am really trying to listen to the holy spirit and discern what is the right thing to do in all of these situations. It truly is frustrating and I would welcome any suggestions and prayers from anyone. Thank you so much!

                  Nice to hear from you Scott....... I hope you are doing well. It is also nice to hear from you ALY! I hope schools going well and hopefully we can get together some time.
                  "The Task Ahead Of You, Is Never As Great As The Power Within You" www.chrisskinner.org

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                    #10
                    The best advice I can give is to talk to your wife about the problems with her parents, without being harsh or judgemental of course She can politely limit their help to only what is actually necessary. They THINK they are being helpful, so at least you know that they care... they just need a little guidance on where their help is needed most. LIMITS are important. Be sure to thank them when they do help in a way you appreciate though!

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                      #11
                      congrats

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                        #12
                        Before my wife and I had our first baby, now 21 months, we thought if we could just have twins and get it over with. Then I would get snipped or she would get tied up. Now that we have him and I take care of him during the day and my wife works, there is no way that we could have handled twins. I guess at the beginning, we were still suprised that we were pregnant because we were not trying. But man, after the inital wow wears off, things are extremely busy. Good luck, you will figure it out.

                        T7-8

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                          #13
                          in-law problem

                          bro...lock the doors

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                            #14
                            Twins are hard work, extremely hard work. My sister's twins turned 1 last week and all I can say is better her than me.

                            I'm really not trying to sound harsh or judgemental, I cant imagine myself in your situation but in a few months you will be praising the Lord that you have inmates, er I mean inlaws to help.

                            I'm exhaused if I even spend 2 or 3 hours at my sister's house, it is constant activity. Get all the rest you can now because once they are born you will need to be the emotional rock that your wife can depend on.

                            A genuine concern - since your wife did most of your care for the past few years before she fell pregnant, its possible that you may start to feel jealous that the attention is shifting away from you.

                            Anyway, its fantastic, happy time, sorry for the serious tone. Congrats!
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                            Phil C6
                            "If you can't explain it to me in less than 10 seconds, it's probably not worth knowing anyway..." - Calvin

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