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post #81 of 123
HI everyone... im feeling a bit : today....

We are due for a WIC appointment next week... (weds) i just totally hate going to the WIC office, we get stares and hushed comments from others... our case worker is great but sheezez... its not like i *want* to be there....DD is almost 5 so that will be one less to take...

Some good news... My triplets are FINALLY off formula. they are eating enough food for nourishement and tolerating 'skim' milk FINALLY...

Gracie and Jennifer are still on the special formula but we are SLOWLY moving to 'low iron' which seems to settle much better on my childrens tummies.... (why is low iron formula so hard to find??)

oh BTW im NOT pregnant...
post #82 of 123
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Transformed, does anyone in the US do internet mail order grocery shopping?
I just got my groceries delivered by Safeway.com and it was awesome. He even brought everything in for me! I didn't even have to get dressed to get a kitchen full of food! It was wonderful.
post #83 of 123
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I just got my groceries delivered by Safeway.com and it was awesome. He even brought everything in for me! I didn't even have to get dressed to get a kitchen full of food! It was wonderful.

It's great isn't it? The first time I got ours delivered I looked in the bags and thought 'This looks like my shopping!' It was quite surreal somehow.
post #84 of 123
Hi All! I'm now a "mom of many" AND a "mom of multiples"! I had 4 in less than 4 years. We're at the stage where I'm lucky if anything gets done during the day other than getting everyone fed and changed! (speaking of which... just changed diaper #15)

I was thinking the other day... if I"d known when pregnant with DD#1 that I'd be breastfeeding and cloth diapering twins 4 years later, and that I'd have 4 children, I think I'd have had a heart attack. I now just have mini-ones all day


Anyone have househelp? I know those who have older ones have built in helpers, but anyone have a housekeeper? I am so thrilled to currently live in a country where I can hire someone to mop, iron, whatever so I can focus on my little ones.
post #85 of 123
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Hi All! I'm now a "mom of many" AND a "mom of multiples"! I had 4 in less than 4 years. We're at the stage where I'm lucky if anything gets done during the day other than getting everyone fed and changed! (speaking of which... just changed diaper #15)
Yes,I feel quite proud of myself if I've managed to even get to the mailbox sometimes.
post #86 of 123
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Hi All! I'm now a "mom of many" AND a "mom of multiples"! I had 4 in less than 4 years. We're at the stage where I'm lucky if anything gets done during the day other than getting everyone fed and changed! (speaking of which... just changed diaper #15)

I was thinking the other day... if I"d known when pregnant with DD#1 that I'd be breastfeeding and cloth diapering twins 4 years later, and that I'd have 4 children, I think I'd have had a heart attack. I now just have mini-ones all day


Anyone have househelp? I know those who have older ones have built in helpers, but anyone have a housekeeper? I am so thrilled to currently live in a country where I can hire someone to mop, iron, whatever so I can focus on my little ones.


I had four children under four years (no twins) and there were some days where I didn’t get out of my PJ’s or brush my hair it dose get easier eventually.

I don't have a housekeeper but I use the "slave labour" of my older children to help out!
post #87 of 123
Shopping online saves alot of money for me because I dont impulse shop.

Sams has a"click and pull" where you can shop, and pay, and then go pick up the stuff at the store.

Thats great because Sams impulse purchases are usually WAY more expensive.

Do you guys take ALL your kids out by yourself very often?

I feel like, for me, its not going to be a good idea for quite a while-and i'll just wait for dh to be home to go shopping.
post #88 of 123
I do take them all out but mine are 14, 10 4 and 1 so it's not too bad really.

Even if I am going out with just the two smaller children I have started actively getting ready to go out half an hour before I think we need to be out of the door ansmost of the time it does thatke that whole half hour once everyone has found what they want to take, cleaned their teeth, done a wee, got their coats on and I've found my purse, the sling, a hankie and a bike lock or some other thing that moves around the house willy nilly.
post #89 of 123
We're right back round to the shoe conversation, aren't we?

Orangefoot, our slow cooker is just gathering dust at the moment so you're welcome to borrow it and see if you'll get any use out of one.

I do take all three of mine out by myself, but not without a buggy or harness for DD (sod it, I don't take her anywhere without something to extend my grasp. She has a strange fascination for the white line running down the middle of the road but again, I have a big age gap in the middle.
post #90 of 123
I reluctantly take my kids out shopping, very reluctantly. Dh, however, has been conditioned, to take them all out on a regular basis .

Speaking of shoe shopping, it is so expensive to buy 5 pairs of shoes for 5 sets of feet - especially fast growing feet. Then add in the requisite pair of dress shoes... and wow.

I find that since twins, I have to get us ready to go waaay earlier than necessary and we still might be late. dh totally does not get that.


And, speaking of housekeeping, does your house get trashed or are you able to maintain order. And if you can maintain order, HOW?
post #91 of 123
Hey MoMs!

I had #6 this morning, at 6:29AM!

Gloria Rachel Gleeson, 9 pounds 10 oz (4366g) and 21 inches (53cm)

Can I just say AHHHHHH!
post #92 of 123
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Hey MoMs!

I had #6 this morning, at 6:29AM!

Gloria Rachel Gleeson, 9 pounds 10 oz (4366g) and 21 inches (53cm)

Can I just say AHHHHHH!
Congrats!!!!!!!!!
post #93 of 123
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And, speaking of housekeeping, does your house get trashed or are you able to maintain order. And if you can maintain order, HOW?
My house goes through phases of being very tidy and being trashed. If I spend 0 amount of time on the computer and do nothing but clean and care for the children all day, I can stay on top of it. Most days I spend about 2 hours total on the computer, reading a book or watching tv and so at the end of the day, there is always a bit of cleaning I should/could have done but chose not to do. My DH does help out, and it helps that we live in less than 1000 sq. ft.
post #94 of 123
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Originally Posted by feebeeglee View Post
Hey MoMs!

I had #6 this morning, at 6:29AM!

Gloria Rachel Gleeson, 9 pounds 10 oz (4366g) and 21 inches (53cm)

Can I just say AHHHHHH!

Congratulations Phoebe; the photo of Gloria on your blog is gorgeous
post #95 of 123
Congrats Feebeeglee! What a beautiful baby!!!

I loved Safeway's delivery service.Here, though its cheaper for me to go to the military grocery store and I don't even know if they offer delivery in HI anyway.
I do end up taking all of the kids with me when I go gorcery shopping because the weekends would be really bad.I usually can make it through but if there is a long line or the clerk is a newbie theres a melt down form one or two at the counter.
Shoes.At least we are in a summer climate so I can get away with sandals and no shoes.There are some rainy days and then I have to scramble to find something to cover thier feet.I have a hard time because they have wider feet than most stores carry.I have to go to the stores that carry European styles or find a Stride Rite.
3 more days and my oldest will be on break and so will we.I won't have to feel like a cattle herder every day trying to get everyone out the door and get my oldest to school on time.There have been a couple of days that the only reason he was late was because my 3 year old had a melt down in front of the school.I am seriously thinking of getting a jogger stroller but the money is still just too much.
The other day we were so late to a friend's birthday party we missed the cake.I felt bad but when you have 5 people (I'm counting DH in this one) who don't really have a need to be there and its on the other side of the island what can you do?The mom was really nice though and let the kids enjoy the activities she had set out.
One floor of my house is always a disaster.I do try to keep at least the kitchen cleaned but if I relax for even one day it takes me a whole other day to catch up.I have no outside help.Since DD doesn't sleep in her own room yet her room is the catch all room and I have various projects in there too.I ask the kids to at least keep the toys in thier room and a path around the bed at the end of the day.
post #96 of 123
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Originally Posted by feebeeglee View Post
Hey MoMs!

I had #6 this morning, at 6:29AM!

Gloria Rachel Gleeson, 9 pounds 10 oz (4366g) and 21 inches (53cm)

Can I just say AHHHHHH!
congrats fee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #97 of 123
We live in a really small 2 bedroom house and I can still only manage to keep one room spick and span at at time. If we ever have the kitchen and living room very, very, neat and clean its because someone is visiting and we have taken all the stuff upstairs

Day to day the kitchen ends up a mess because we have our table in there and so many people use it - and drop things under it. Mess spreads from one room to the other via my small walking carrying friend dd2.

Last night I came home from work at 6 to find the living room all picked up and the kitchen counters clear and wiped, no dishes in the rack and the table laid for dinner without any other stuff on it. Greg and the boys had done a quick clean all together and say they will do it every Monday. Usually they cook diinner while I am out but I had left a stew ready so maybe they felt they had time on their hands!

And Congratulations feebeeglee! She's lovely
post #98 of 123
No sign of Flapjack this morning? I hope that is a good sign.:
post #99 of 123
my house is usually always messy.

But I have been spending the last 6 months being "ok" with it because:

Newsflash (to me) SOMEONE IS ALWAYS AT HOME!!!

So its cool with me. I am even getting SO cool with it, I will have people over! (I didnt have anyone over for like 2 entire years. I didnt even want to open the door for someone who knocked.) So I am making huge strides to not being a recluse. I may have seriously had some tendancys there.

I think if I WOTH my house would be cleaner because no one would be living in it 8 hours out of the day. ??? I dont know but all my friends that work have much cleaner houses than me.
post #100 of 123
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HI everyone... im feeling a bit : today....

We are due for a WIC appointment next week... (weds) i just totally hate going to the WIC office, we get stares and hushed comments from others... our case worker is great but sheezez... its not like i *want* to be there....DD is almost 5 so that will be one less to take...

Some good news... My triplets are FINALLY off formula. they are eating enough food for nourishement and tolerating 'skim' milk FINALLY...

Gracie and Jennifer are still on the special formula but we are SLOWLY moving to 'low iron' which seems to settle much better on my childrens tummies.... (why is low iron formula so hard to find??)

oh BTW im NOT pregnant...
Congrats on the triplets getting off of formula.Little steps.
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