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post #21 of 70
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Originally Posted by MaryJaneLouise View Post
I mean, who else has to deal with fights over a kleenex box, or a lotion bottle? :
I totally feel ya. We deal with fights about all kinds of stupid crap here too. "No that's MY empty milk carton!" "Mommy he stole my piece of grass from the backyard!" Drives me NUTS.

TripMom, I send you BIG hugs!
post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by sarahloughmiller View Post
I have not had any traumatic running times with the twins but when I was about 8 months pregnant with the twins my 2 year old ran away from me, down our road and was running down the next road. I was pathetically running after him with my massive belly and there was no way I could catch him....
That must have been a sight! I tried running the other day to get out of the rain on our way into a restaurant. My son said I looked like Edgar in Men In Black after the bug took over his body-- arms flailing, legs bowed, ...

Hope everyone feels better soon.
post #23 of 70
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Originally Posted by sarahloughmiller View Post
I have not had any traumatic running times with the twins but when I was about 8 months pregnant with the twins my 2 year old ran away from me, down our road and was running down the next road. I was pathetically running after him with my massive belly and there was no way I could catch him and dh ended up coming out of the house and catching him. It was probably the scariest experience I have had as a parent. Thankfully I could hear that no cars were coming but it still scared me so bad and I felt like such a bad parent that I could not catch my kid.
This happened to me too when I was pg with the twins (very pg). My then 2yo ran out ahead of me in the Target parking lot to the opposite side of the van where I couldn't see her. What I *did* see was a car heading toward where she was about to run speeding down the parking isle. I ran as fast as I could, holding my belly the whole time, and screamed "ALI STOP!". This person heard me and looked to see what on earth was going on. She was okay, I burst into tears, and couldn't stop crying the whole way home.
post #24 of 70
My 3 year olds have been sick for 3 weeks. First, a stomach virus, then a cold, and another cold on top of the first cold.

I've been having WAAAAAAY to many Mommy meltdowns. Not to mention dh has been sick about as long as the boys, so no help from him.

The fighting is nonstop these days. I can no longer say "Toys are for playing, not throwing" in a pleasant manner. We've missed gymnastics, storytime, skiing.........so my kids are bored out of their minds at home and so am I.

That feels good to vent.
post #25 of 70
I told DH last night that I felt so alone in this. I'm so happy to see this thread and know it's not just me.

My twin pregnancy whines:
I'm sick of eating protein and eating it makes me sick.
I'm tired of the rude, nosy questions that I haven't come up with good comebacks for yet.
post #26 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LJ's Momma View Post
But can you really eat the yeast like that?

-L
Nutritional Yeast not baking yeast
post #27 of 70
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Originally Posted by f&p'smama View Post
Your twin who is not in the Ergo doesn't freak out?
Not exactly, non-Ergo'd twin is usually in my arms when sick. Luckily, they kind of tag teamed sickness so the sickest stayed with me on my back. They other played off and on.
post #28 of 70
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
I told DH last night that I felt so alone in this. I'm so happy to see this thread and know it's not just me.

My twin pregnancy whines:
I'm sick of eating protein and eating it makes me sick.
I'm tired of the rude, nosy questions that I haven't come up with good comebacks for yet.
Give us some of the romments and I will share some of my comebacks I'm a true smart ass so trust me I have used them on all kinds of people I usually got a few laughs a few people who told me I was rude and I asked them if their question was just as rude or about equall just so I knew how to gadge it the next time.
post #29 of 70
Thank you for starting this thread! It is so nice to know I'm not alone in some of these issues and frustrations!

Here's mine to add: POTTY LEARNING!!! AGHHHHH!! Do you know how difficult it is to keep a watchful eye on two naked bottoms? Do you know how many puddles and piles I have cleaned up in the last few weeks?: Yet try to put diapers on them and they scream "No Diaper, no diaper) and take them right back off.

The good news is my girl twin has been actually very successful the last couple of days, so far this morning! DS, well, at least maybe I'll just have his messes to clean up now.
post #30 of 70
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Originally Posted by YumaDoula View Post
Okay my twins are older, so no nursing/slinging issues but... THE FIGHTS :

I swear, they are actually very small teenagers. They argue over EVERYTHING!

Y'day in the car: "Baby X (dd, 2 years younger) is a boy."

"No she's not, she's a girl!"

"No she's not, she's a boy!"

"She's a girl! She has a 'gina!"

"She's a boy! She has a penis!"

This went on FOREVER. I wanted to say, "I will turn this car around!" because it was so annoying (but I withheld).

This continues along the same lines about every 3 days, they just find SOMETHING to argue about.

"Bubbie lives in Florida."

"No she doesn't, she lives at the airport!"

"No she doesn't, she lives in Florida!"

"No she doesn't, she lives at the airport!"

Finally the more sensitive one cries. :

Also, I want a pity party because recently they stopped napping and (1) they are on the go from the moment they wake up at 7am until about 7pm, no breaks! (2) however, they do start having little melt-downs around 4pm that totally suck (3) I'm pregnant with #4, I still want my nap!
I'm in the same boat as you, but I have twin girls that are 3 yr. they do a lot of figting too. They finally stopped biting eachother.
post #31 of 70


I can't tell you how nice it is to see this thread. There are certain things about raising multiples (just like being pregnant with and birthing multiples) that most people just *can't* understand.

I found myself nodding along with everything -- sickness, yup, yup, been there all winter; potty learning, what a nightmare and it's only started; fighting over the most ridiculous items (we have this little pink ball from a dollar store or something that inspires battles beyond belief! And no other ball is equal to or a good enough substitute!)

There is so much I love about having twins -- their affection for each other (which I didn't see in my singleton son with other kids at this age), they way they make each other laugh, the noise at our table at dinner... but there are days when I think it's just sooooooooooo hhhhhhhaaaaaaaarrrrrdddddddd....

Thanks for the whining space
post #32 of 70
I will join in as well, I am only 13weeks with twins, but everything already hurts. I had no idea that it would be that much worse that a sing. preg. I loved my 1st preg, not this time. My sides constantly hurt, I have to be carefull how I get out of the bed or car, becuase it causes pain if I do somthing too quickly, I am having nerve pain already and constant nausua. I am hungry then when I eat I feel sick. I also have a 2 1/2 yro daughter that is crazy all the time and thinks it is funny to sprint away from me, she must know it kills me to run after her. I am not sleeping well, so that doesn't help, I already make about 4 trips to the bathroom a night, so I can't wait that the 8th month will be like. I feel like I am going to loose my mind very soon. Someone tell me it get's better????
post #33 of 70
I am so glad to see this thread! I am 28 wks and it's hard to imagine 12 more! It's just nice to know I am not the only one that is tired of drinking water, eating protein, and waddling around.

I am also tired of this comment: "Oh no, Twins!!" Well, at LEAST you are getting a boy out of this." I suppose the girl in there is just not worth anything? Geez. We already have 3 girls, and it's worse because it's the inlaws doing it the most.
post #34 of 70


Sorry to be laughing at your pain, but I know it will be me soon, so I might as well laugh while I can!

I feel like I am 35 weeks pregnant, but am shy of 23 weeks. I've gained over 40 pounds and I swear, this is the truth.............. I knocked my 3 year old off the stool the other day, with my left breast. They are enormous!! (well, to me anyway. Probably just a D cup, but I'm not used to them!)

This is a great thread. But the sickness theme is a good reminder for ALL moms- the way it is now is not the way it will always be.
post #35 of 70
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Originally Posted by royaloakmi View Post
Where was this thread when my kids were infants and young toddlers?!

I'm convinced I'll never have any soft, warm, fuzzy memories of their infanthood and toddlerhood, only PTSD-worthy flashbacks . . . like the time I was simultaneously vomited on by the twin in the backpack (ran down the back of my neck) and the twin I was carrying in front (ran down my front into my bra.) Yuck. Or the colic, or the no sleep for 3 freakin' years. And the daily reminder of gaining 80 pounds and 3 bra sizes as evidenced by my droopy boobs and many extra inches of adominal twin skin.
Can you be in recovery from twins?
I so hear you on the flashbacks and lack of warm fuzzy memories. Sigh...
post #36 of 70
OH yeah - and Yes to all of the above.

Combined with DH's helpful comments about how best to raise them - as one or the other or both are screaming. Bless him, the man lurvs his parenting books!

FWIW, he highly recommends Siblings Without Rivalry. Both for the concepts and the fact that harried twin parents can just read the cartoons and apply it immediately.

Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh the fighting though. The fighting.:
post #37 of 70
My whine: I can't take in enough calories to BF them both without melting away! It doesn't help that I have no appetite because I have a cold (and so do they). I am down 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, and though that doesn't seem like a lot they are only 7 months old! At this rate, I'll be -500 pounds by the time they wean!

(Suggestions on easy to eat high calorie foods accepted gratefully - I am so sick of eggs and dairy products!)
post #38 of 70
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Originally Posted by Zadee View Post
(Suggestions on easy to eat high calorie foods accepted gratefully - I am so sick of eggs and dairy products!)
My protein shake, 38 gms protein, 550+ calories:
*banana
*1/3 cup frozen berries
* 1/2 C whole/2% milk
* 1/2 C whole milk unsweetened yogurt
Scoop protein powder (I like "Show Me the Whey" sold via co-ops and whole foods)
* 1-2 tbls olive or flax seed oil

But take that with a grain of salt, despite drinking one (or two) a day since 10 weeks I've not managed to put on a lot of weight.
post #39 of 70
Thread Starter 
Ok. y'all are scaring me! It sounds like the year age 2-3 is harder than 20 mos? If so, please set up a database to send me dairy free chocolate on a regular basis
post #40 of 70
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Originally Posted by mumm View Post
I feel like I am 35 weeks pregnant, but am shy of 23 weeks. I've gained over 40 pounds and I swear, this is the truth.............. I knocked my 3 year old off the stool the other day, with my left breast. They are enormous!! (well, to me anyway. Probably just a D cup, but I'm not used to them!)
Wow, 40 pounds?! At 23 weeks, even! And here I was freaking out that I've gained about 24lbs at just shy of 19 weeks. I'll stop worrying now that I'm doing something wrong.

And yeah, my breasts are slowly inching their way up to D-cups. I'm completely filling out my Cs and just beginning to show signs of overflow. Starting from an A-cup, it is rather disconcerting to be so huge so quickly.


Thank you, everyone! I'm so glad for reading all of this (a little more freaked out than I was previously, but reality can do that to a gal...).
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