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Lise... You can fit three Chico key fits for infant stage and then the best carseat ever is diono/sunshine kids radians they are pricey but they are made for three across they are narrow plus you can use from 5 lbs to 120 lbs ... Rear facing until 45 lbs !! It's hands down my fav seat... We r only going to use infant seats now that there are three babies to cart around.... Though we r going with graco snug rides they fit the stroller:)

I'll send u a link to this triplet board on babycenter.. Seems alit of ppl sell stuff there too... I was lucky to find mine locally and cheaply !!!
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23 posts since last night? Wow!

 

Isa, yes to the little wool pants.  Find something soft (I like merino and lambs wool).  I wash the sweaters because I don't want the pants to shrink.  I don't wash on hot or dry because I've shrunk some sweaters way too much that way. Then just cut them up and sew them together. Skinny pants, yoga pants, they're all so cute.  We use them as a cover over cloth diapers.  We don't bother to lanolize at this point and they seem fine. The pants stay dry.  I only wash them when Shay crawls through something nasty, Soren blows out one side of his diaper or they get too stretched out/saggy looking. Then I machine wash cold and lay flat to dry (they shrink up a bit again).

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Only a few minutes to post but wanted to pop in and say how exciting this board is right now and what an amazing community of people you all are.  smile.gif

 

Cananny: SCORE on the stroller and dipes! And I'm glad you are feeling better.  I saw my chiro while ttc, throughout the pregnancy, and I still do once/month.  He is the one who predicted that I'd have a very fast birth.  Yup!  With three in there and a bad back, you'll need all the adjustments you can get/afford.  I don't see any need to worry about it.  Glad to see all your smiley faces today.

 

Knitting: I was super emotional in the first tri, too.  It is intense!

 

Lise: Ugh--hope your back cooperates.  Crazy that you all are showing so soon! Belly pics?

 

Isa: Miss you! We need to get together. Did we miss the pumpkin patch? We've been insanely busy, and it isn't going to let up for a few weeks.  Sorry about E's first cold. It is scary when they struggle to breathe with all the snot.  L always throws up a lot when she gets a cold...it is really sad.  Hope you two don't get it!

 

Sara: I laughed at the burnt rice. You are a ROCK STAR handling all four of them alone at bed time.  Soren is so tall! Wow! And Shay sounds like quite the life of the party...even when he's the only one partying. Your trampoline looks super fun, by the way!

 

The new baby pics are making my ovaries ACHE. YUM. And we did block nursing to relieve oversupply and lots of throwing up, too.  Because L was growing so rapidly, our ped was completely unconcerned about the copious puking. And it was a LOT.

 

AFU: Lilah is boycotting her crib entirely (after about 6 months of sleeping in it for most naps and evenings).  And DP, who has been the one to get her down in the crib, is helpless.  She can get L to sleep on her lap sometimes, but Lilah will never transfer to the crib anymore.  So DP ends up holding her on her lap while she naps for 2 hours.  But Lilah is 14 months old, and DP is super frustrated.  So am I.  Lilah was dead tired this afternoon, but 40 minutes of nursing and an hour of walking her in stroller didn't convince her to sleep.  I think we're getting a futon to replace her crib in the hopes that we can transfer her and/or nurse her down more effectively that way.  It's a long shot, but we're getting desperate.  In general, I'm not much of an advocate of trying to change the sleep behaviors of kids under 18 months at least, but this situation really isn't working for any of us.  Hoping the futon helps! Sigh. 
 

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For those not on FB here are the triplets at 11w 5 days you cant see baby 1 as well.. this one moves way to much and does not stay still... also measures the largest and is the most active!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AFU: Lilah is boycotting her crib entirely (after about 6 months of sleeping in it for most naps and evenings).  And DP, who has been the one to get her down in the crib, is helpless.  She can get L to sleep on her lap sometimes, but Lilah will never transfer to the crib anymore.  So DP ends up holding her on her lap while she naps for 2 hours.  But Lilah is 14 months old, and DP is super frustrated.  So am I.  Lilah was dead tired this afternoon, but 40 minutes of nursing and an hour of walking her in stroller didn't convince her to sleep.  I think we're getting a futon to replace her crib in the hopes that we can transfer her and/or nurse her down more effectively that way.  It's a long shot, but we're getting desperate.  In general, I'm not much of an advocate of trying to change the sleep behaviors of kids under 18 months at least, but this situation really isn't working for any of us.  Hoping the futon helps! Sigh. 
 

 

Couple of suggestions :) I'm assuming she's down to one nap? If not, she might be transitioning to that. Otherwise....maybe move the time you try to put her down to a bit later.

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CaNanny, lovely.

AmandaHope, naps are so important, why don't these kids realize that? Shay still really needs all his naps. He is an absolute mess without them but he has gotten to the point where he will only fall asleep in the car or the bed. Gone are the days of falling asleep wherever he nurses. My brain needs to catch up! He still falls asleep pretty easily if I nurse him in bed, but I forget that he needs that. Sorry you guys are having such a hard time. Have you tried going in the bedroom and pretending to sleep? I know that helped with one of mine as a toddler, but probably a little older than L.

I just got stung by a wasp! I think it got stuck in my shirt and didn't get me all the way because there was a drop of liquid on my arm and it took a long time to swell. Weird. I'm glad it got me instead of Shay (who I was holding in that arm).
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wishin'--How was your appointment?

ETA: Today is Wednesday...not Thursday. Pretend that I asked you that tomorrow. Sheepish.gif
post #428 of 641
Thread Starter 

sooo, i just realized that it's almost October.  does anyone want to volunteer to take over the Oct, Nov, Dec thread?  

 

and woah, i'm officiallly in the 3rd trimester as of today yikes.gif.

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We just got back from our last visit with the RE! Two strong heartbeats (178 and 182 beats per minute, respectively!), and the babies look good! Now we just need to find an OB...

 

Wishin, thinking of you guys today! Can't wait to hear some good news.
 

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Just ONE :)  One little gummy bear with a lovely heartbeat (around 150)...

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Congrats, Wishin'!
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congrats wishin' and knitting! hearing that heartbeat sound is always so wonderful! love.gif

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Just ONE :)  One little gummy bear with a lovely heartbeat (around 150)...


Way to break a trend! Just kidding.:) Congrats! What fabulous news!

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Knitting as lovely as double or triple blessings might be!  I'm so glad your duo had such healthy, happy, heart rates!!  We haven't decided on a practitioner yet for prenatal/l&d--but the options that are covered by our insurance are very limited.  

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Congrats to Wishin and Knitting on those healthy, beautiful heartbeats!  heartbeat.gif  Fantastic news.
 

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Thread Starter 

yay and congrats, Knitting and Wishin!!!

 

three more days left in September....threadkeeper, anyone...anyone (Bueller, Bueller?)  Cananny?

 

so i have to share my horrible "pregnant on public transport" experience from today.  i'm still having severe pain and mobility issues, so i don't go out very often, but tonight there was this awesome "aquagym prénatal" class where we prepare our bodies for giving birth and learn all kinds of very AP-oriented stuff.  anyway, i had to take the tram back home from it, and when i got on there were no free seats.  i've finally started asking people to let me sit down (since no one *ever* offers me a seat), and, usually, people are great about standing up for me.  today, however, i made the mistake of asking a rather entitled-feeling man if i could have his place.  i busted out my super polite French when i asked, and the response i got was this, "i'm 61 years old!  why don't you ask the young woman next to me??"  i was completely nonplussed by his response, and i stammered something about being pregnant and needing to sit down, at which point, the girl next to him jumped up and left for another part of the tram.  i took her seat and the guy continued to go on about how he's 61 and shouldn't have to give up his seat.  i tried to be nice and told him that i took him for someone much younger (but since when is 61 old??), but that just pissed him off more and he started telling me how he knew all about what it was like to be pregnant because he has four kids.  at that point my hormones kicked in, and i said "Oh really??  You've been pregnant?  How incredible!"  the people standing around us started laughing, but that didn't stop the guy from telling me that he didn't need to be pregnant to know exactly what it was like.  he has four kids and all, so he knows.  i just sat there shaking my head saying, "it's *not* the same thing," and he said that we would just have to disagree on that point.  splat.gif when i told him my 61-year-old father always gives up his seat to pregnant women, he got defensive and said he would, too, but i should have asked the young woman first.  

 

of course, i burst into tears the minute i got home and saw DP.   aaah, hormones..

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Oh, I am so sorry about that nosreves! Just reading that made my blood boil. What a jerk!

First appointment at OB office tomorrow...of course they could only get me in to see the nurse and I get to meet the doctor next Tuesday (another 3 hour drive and $100 plane ticket!). Here's to hoping I don't get any strange looks when they read my paperwork about being married to a woman (DW can't come with me tomorrow...but can on Tuesday). I REALLY don't want to have to find another OB but will if it doesn't feel right.
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Nos, It's kind of a shame the woman got up so you had to sit next to him. Seeing someone be pregnant is very different than being pregnant.  Sara saw me pregnant and still thought it was a good idea. Bwa Ha Ha Ha.  I hope you feel better soon.

 

Lise, you have to go off island for every visit? They can't coordinate care with a local doc/NP/midwife?

 

 

Soren is nearly 5 months old now. 

 

Shay is a silly nurser.  Yes he has his hand in Sara's glass of water while nursing in a crawling position. 

 

 

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Hi, all!

 

Every time I let a few days pass without checking this board it explodes, I swear! 

 

Congrats to Wishin' and Knitting on happy healthy heartbeats! There truly is nothing else in the world like that sound. 

 

Nosreves your public transport experience sounds horrible. I am sometimes so stunned by people's entitlement and hostility. What is so terrible about showing a little kindness to strangers? The other day DP and I were eating at a restaurant and I was having trouble getting out of the booth. The server rushed over to pull the table out for me, and it was such a simple kind gesture that of course it made me weepy. It meant nothing to her, but totally made my day. I can't understand why people wouldn't want to put that kind of energy out into the world rather than such aggressive hostility. That said, I would have had a really hard time not punching anyone in the nose who tried to tell me that they understand what it is like to be pregnant if they had never been pregnant. I was just saying yesterday to another pregnant friend of mine that I really had absolutely no idea how physically difficult everyday tasks would become! I am so sorry that you had to deal with this ass.

 

I was going to speak up and volunteer to be the next threadkeeper, but then I realized that you and I both would be giving birth during the period for the next thread. How crazy is that?

 

Cananny thanks for sharing those ultrasound photos. I was lying awake last night because someone was doing a dance routine in my uterus and I was thinking about how wild it must be to have three in there! In case I didn't say this before, hats off to you and the other multiples mamas!

 

AFM, I have been dealing with another bout of the periodic spotting I have thanks to me low-lying placenta. It is painless and the baby is fine (and actually a good sign that my placenta is moving up according to my MW), but it still completely freaks me out every time. This round has been particularly bad, which has put me into a bit of a funk, I am afraid. I am just really tired of it and would like to be able to not have to stress about this for the rest of my pregnancy. I am supposed to be going in next week for yet another ultrasound to confirm that the previa has cleared, but at my mw's suggestion, I think I am going to try and postpone it for a couple more weeks in order to give my body as much time as possible to do it's thing. I will be 29 weeks next week and I would like to but it off to 31 or 32 weeks. If it doesn't move up, I will have to completely change my birth plans (from home birth to c-section) and I would really like to know one way or the other so I can really get down to the business of planning for my homebirth - until then, I am in a bit of a state of limbo.

 

Hope all of you are enjoying these last few days of September!

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Nos ... APPALLING!  Had I been on that tram with you I would've ripped into him on your behalf.  I am horrified at how people have decided to be so rude as to not automatically leap out of their seats for mamas!  Pregnant or with young children!  

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