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post #21 of 30
You probably could escape for a longer then the 7 minutes it takes to drive home. Nurse the babies before you leave and take a quick escape with her. She would probably LOVE the surprise of extra time with Mommy...even if it's just a 1/2 hour.

I remember putting Haven's seat in the backrow of our van too. It broke my heart...it felt like I was pushing her further away. Ah...I'm such a sap. :
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
Not trying to be difficult, but my mom would freak if I left her with the babies for longer than 15 minutes. Think I'll ask DH about me taking Meg out this weekend, though. I would LOVE the time with her as well!!!
post #23 of 30
You're not being difficult at all. I wish I was able to give you more ideas of ways to escape with your Meg. Haven and I take baths together sometimes. Just another thought.
post #24 of 30

Newbie here..chiming in with what helped us

I don't know if you're breast feeding or formula feeding, but I'll tell you exactly what took me 15 months to discover with my twins' reflux.

They had it severly, never sleeping more than 15 minutes day and night, up constantly waking each other up and the only thing that seem to relieve it was burping. Burping in itself took forever to do, too. I'd pat and pat and pat their backs, the whole time with them kicking and screaming in pain. Then finally, they'd burp and go back to sleep.

They continued this until they were 15 months old. I took them several times to their doctor, allergist, ENT, etc. to no avail. They all just looked at me like I was some kind of psycho mama..lol

It wasn't until I brought in a video tape of them screaming for four hours straight that they listened to me (and I'm a nurse..HA!..like that did any good).

Anyway, we switched to all kinds of different formulas and nothing worked, until I decided on my own to take them off of formula. WDYK? Immediately, the day I stopped, the twins (who hadn't eaten food, would scream if you offered it to them, etc.) began eating, stop vomitting, and stopped the constant crying.

Milk (i.e., cow's milk) make mucosal secretions very thick, which in turn makes it difficult to burp. It is also known to have constipating affects on small babies. Any formula that is milk-based, or if you're breastfeeding and drinking milk/eating milk products...STOP! and see if it helps any.

...I know I'm wordy, but I'm just more than willing to save you 15 months of this...

HTH, Mama,

Angela
post #25 of 30
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Originally posted by 1Plus2
You're not being difficult at all. I wish I was able to give you more ideas of ways to escape with your Meg. Haven and I take baths together sometimes. Just another thought.
We used to always do that! I wonder if she'd allow it now, she won't let her cousin in with her. I haven't ventured into the tub yet b/c showers are so much faster...but I am looking forward to trying a playground trip with just she and I this Sunday!!!
post #26 of 30
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Re: Newbie here..chiming in with what helped us

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Originally posted by YoursMine&Ours
I don't know if you're breast feeding or formula feeding, but I'll tell you exactly what took me 15 months to discover with my twins' reflux.
Breast. Thankfully, the docs do believe me. We are seeing a ped. GI in a couple of weeks, and meanwhile they are on Zantac and Reglan. I cut out dairy for three or four weeks and it did nothing so I've been adding back some now and still not seen any difference.
post #27 of 30

I hope you find the answer, then.

I just made the relation the day I took them off of formula. Up until that point, they were extremely colicy and I was a neurotic mess.

Hang in there, Mama!
post #28 of 30
MegsMom, this is a link to the AAP's position paper on the treatment of GERD in infants and children. My two had it as well, and I found this so informative. It goes over the pros/cons of every treatment, not just drugs and surgeries, but also behavioral changes (such as proper positioning during/after feedings, etc.). You might want to see what they have to say about Reglan. Also, if you do a search of MDC for Reglan and another for reflux, there is some really good information in various threads about both.

http://www.aap.org/policy/gerd.html

My twins had reflux - BAD - for many months. But with Zantac, diet changes for me, proper positioning, and other behavioral changes, they were not in pain and managed to grow OK in spite of spitting up so much. It finally went away around 10 months to a year.

I know everyone with twins said this to me when I was where you are, and we have all said it to you, but it really does get better - fast. Within a couple of months (at most), you probably won't even be able to believe what you lived through and how far you all have come! Hang in there.
post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link and the encouragement, TM. I NEVER get tired of hearing that it will get better!
post #30 of 30
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Originally posted by Megs Mom
We used to always do that! I wonder if she'd allow it now, she won't let her cousin in with her. I haven't ventured into the tub yet b/c showers are so much faster...but I am looking forward to trying a playground trip with just she and I this Sunday!!!
Haven and I use to shower together every day before Lillie and Faith were born. It actually got quite comical toward the end of my pregnancy when I was HUGE and the two of us tried to squeeze in the shower together. I would bop her with my tummy every time. LOL! She stopped wanting to shower with me once the girls were born but has recently started to again. It's such fun and I'm glad she's asking to again!

Did you two get away this Sunday like you had hoped?
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