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post #21 of 40
Hi Lisa! I'm Betsy, also the mom of 32-month old twins, but mine are girls. I used to knit. Haven't done that since they left the NICU, though. Welcome to MDC!
post #22 of 40
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I'm Michelle. I have 26 month old twin girls (fraternal). I homeschool my two older boys (7 & 5 years old). I do a touch of canning (this year's total is just 14 jars of diced tomatoes), with a little jam making (usually freezer jam) and other freezing as well. I don't really quilt, but I like to sew clothing (an occasional piece that I really enjoy). I once put together a bedspread from a Thomas the Tank Engine panel and some simple piecing along the edges, which I quilted to a piece of fleece, but I'm not really a quilter as such. I love to cook, read, and speak French as well (though I haven't really had the occasion to speak French in ages).

Hmmm, I took three years of French in high school. I can count to ten... lol I use to be fluent in Swedish but not many Swedish speakers live in my corner of Idaho.

Nice to meet you!!
post #23 of 40
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Hi Lisa! I'm Betsy, also the mom of 32-month old twins, but mine are girls. I used to knit. Haven't done that since they left the NICU, though. Welcome to MDC!

More 32 monthers! When were your girls born and how far along were you when they were born? (if you don't mind me asking)

My guys were born 12/21/05, so I guess they're pretty close to 33 months old(eep!) I was 32 weeks along and my due date was 2/14/06.

Really nice to meet you Betsy!
post #24 of 40
Hi Lisa! I'm Angie, mom to 5 boys! My oldest is 12, he's in 7th grade. I also have a 10 year old (5th grade), 8 year old (3rd grade), and 17 month old twins. I'm really lucky to be able to stay home with them, but in my former life I was a therapist, working mostly with adolescents and adults with mental illness and chemical dependency. Now I get to use my skills on my family!!

Before I got pregnant with the twins I had completed one quilt and was working on two. Needless to say I haven't sewn for the past two years- except to hem a pair of pants! I would love to see pictures of your quilts!! Someday I'll get to quilt again.......

I LOVE MDC.... I could waist away nap time reading but I must get my house semi-picked up before the tornados come through again!!
post #25 of 40
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Hi Angie!

I also have a fifth grader, but she's my oldest. She was in Resource room until the start of this year when she tested out of special ed. It's a nail biting year as she adjusts and hopefully copes with the transition to full time classroom.

I will admit, I haven't quilted nearly as much as I'd like to since the little boys were born. They're a busy crew my little men!
post #26 of 40
Oh, man!! I would much rather talk than clean my darn kitchen!!

I totally hear you about school issues! We're in the middle of deciding what modifications need to be made for our 8 year old. It seems never ending sometimes!! How is the transition going for her so far? It seems that kids have an easier time adjusting than the parents! I am always trying to foresee possible issues and they usually never develop into anything. Do I understand you have 5 kids too?

Off to nurse my LO back to sleep!!! I guess my time is up!!
post #27 of 40
i don't have multiples, but i live in idaho too
where are you?
post #28 of 40
Hi again Lisa, I'm Erika, mom of MZ 5yo boys, a 3yo girl, and an almost-1yo girl. I have always wanted to quilt. I'm not even sure where to start. I do have a little more time on my hands now that the boys are in school and my older daughter is in preschool. I want to find something to do that allows me to avoid cleaning the house!
post #29 of 40
Hi Lisa -- I'm Jill. I have 3-1/2 year old twins, so I guess that makes them 42 months old. They're DZ twins. I also have an 8 month old baby. I love getting to parent one baby this time, but feel sad that he has no twin when I see how much he enjoys other babies & how much my girls enjoy each other. I don't quilt, but my Mom & sister do so my girls have a beautiful quilt and so does the baby. I knit & went on a knitting binge when I was pregnant, but haven't knitted since the baby was born. I want to can next season, but this past August, I dehydrated our backyard pears instead. Very good, but they don't last long around here -- get gobbled up quickly as snacks.

Oh, and I used to be a child psychologist in my life pre-twins. Now I stay home full-time and am not sure when, if ever, I'll return to working.
post #30 of 40
Welcome! This board has been a life saver for me.

My name is Shuli, I work from home, I have been married to James for 2.5 years and we have 13 month old cutie pies . They look nothing alike, but won't do anything without the other. They are sometimes referred to as the "destructive duo" and there are so many closed doors in our house we sometimes wonder why we bought a house with so many rooms

They were home with me for the past year and have just started at a private day care up the street a few weeks ago - which I am really happy about because they were soooo bored at home.

I have one little spiderman who thinks that he can scale walls and has almost learned to climb over the security gate to the kitchen. His older brother is a little quieter, but you gotta watch out for those - when he feels that I am not spending enough time with them and I need to stop working and play, he sneaks up behind me and turns off the computer. : I know, it's cute up to a point. Sigh.

I crochet and made two blankets and did a puzzle while I was on maternity leave. I started keeping a journal when I found out I was pregnant, and try and write something every day or so annectdoting their cute moments. I have even put in cute pictures. I haven't crocheted since, but I did manage to finish the blankets before the boys were born. I don't quilt, I know how to sew a button, but that's about it.

We hope that we can be a wonderful resource for you, and you can impart some of your wisdom on us "newbies"
post #31 of 40
Hi! I have 7 month old MZ twins, and two older kids. I haven't quilted, but I have been known to turn old cloth (couch cover, clothes, etc.) into rag rugs! I like to crochet and sew and write too. Y'know, in all my hours and hour of free time. Somehow I manage a bit here and there!

Welcome!
post #32 of 40
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More 32 monthers! When were your girls born and how far along were you when they were born? (if you don't mind me asking)

My guys were born 12/21/05, so I guess they're pretty close to 33 months old(eep!) I was 32 weeks along and my due date was 2/14/06.

Really nice to meet you Betsy!
I was wondering the same things about your boys. My girls were born 1/10/06 at 29 weeks - due date was 3/27/06. So really yours are much much much older than mine. Hehe.

How do you manage to do that much crafting with twins this age and your older kids?! And are you interested in teaching a seminar on the subject? In all seriousness, I struggle so hard with this. I suppose I technically have time at the end of the day when they go to bed, but I am so fried at that point that I can't do anything but play on the internet or watch TV.
post #33 of 40
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i don't have multiples, but i live in idaho too
where are you?
I'm in South Eastern Idaho.
post #34 of 40
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Hi again Lisa, I'm Erika, mom of MZ 5yo boys, a 3yo girl, and an almost-1yo girl. I have always wanted to quilt. I'm not even sure where to start. I do have a little more time on my hands now that the boys are in school and my older daughter is in preschool. I want to find something to do that allows me to avoid cleaning the house!

Ericka, it's really nice to meet you. I look forward to the day when the boys are in school and there's more time. Enjoy!!
post #35 of 40
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Hi Lisa -- I'm Jill. I have 3-1/2 year old twins, so I guess that makes them 42 months old. They're DZ twins. I also have an 8 month old baby. I love getting to parent one baby this time, but feel sad that he has no twin when I see how much he enjoys other babies & how much my girls enjoy each other. I don't quilt, but my Mom & sister do so my girls have a beautiful quilt and so does the baby. I knit & went on a knitting binge when I was pregnant, but haven't knitted since the baby was born. I want to can next season, but this past August, I dehydrated our backyard pears instead. Very good, but they don't last long around here -- get gobbled up quickly as snacks.

Oh, and I used to be a child psychologist in my life pre-twins. Now I stay home full-time and am not sure when, if ever, I'll return to working.
I knitted a sweater once. Not understanding gauge it was about a 4x size. Oooooooops, lol.

Parenting one is such a different experience. Looking back I find most of my time with the twins is a bit of a blur where with my singletons we could embrace individual moments so much easier. In the end, we just do the best we can I think.

Nice to meet you!
post #36 of 40
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Shuli, it's nice to meet you. 13 months sure is a busy age. Of course 2 1/2 is busy and my four year old never stopped being busy from the moment he rolled over, lol.

That's awful nice you can work from home.
post #37 of 40
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I was wondering the same things about your boys. My girls were born 1/10/06 at 29 weeks - due date was 3/27/06. So really yours are much much much older than mine. Hehe.

How do you manage to do that much crafting with twins this age and your older kids?! And are you interested in teaching a seminar on the subject? In all seriousness, I struggle so hard with this. I suppose I technically have time at the end of the day when they go to bed, but I am so fried at that point that I can't do anything but play on the internet or watch TV.

Oh yes, my boys are sooooooooooooo much older, lol.

Truth be told I craft because I was a failed art major. So it's a way to let my creative juices out. I also started crafting when I only had one. I usually fit it in the evenings a few nights a week. I crocheted since I was ten, so I already did stuff with my hands.

I hear ya on being fried at the end of the day. Right now I'm working a part time job in the evenings, only two hours five nights a week cleaning an office building. My husband is putting the kids to bed while I'm doing this but man, dead on feet by the time I get home!

29 weekers? How long were your girls in the nicu? My guys managed to escape after 3 and 3 1/2 weeks. But they were farther along and man that three weeks makes such a difference. So happy for you that they're healthy and thriving!
post #38 of 40
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Hi! I have 7 month old MZ twins, and two older kids. I haven't quilted, but I have been known to turn old cloth (couch cover, clothes, etc.) into rag rugs! I like to crochet and sew and write too. Y'know, in all my hours and hour of free time. Somehow I manage a bit here and there!

Welcome!
Rag rugs are fun! I'm lol@ hours and hours of free time. 'Cause we multiple mamas have nothing to do, ever. lol

Nice to meet you.
post #39 of 40
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Oh yes, my boys are sooooooooooooo much older, lol.

Truth be told I craft because I was a failed art major. So it's a way to let my creative juices out. I also started crafting when I only had one. I usually fit it in the evenings a few nights a week. I crocheted since I was ten, so I already did stuff with my hands.

I hear ya on being fried at the end of the day. Right now I'm working a part time job in the evenings, only two hours five nights a week cleaning an office building. My husband is putting the kids to bed while I'm doing this but man, dead on feet by the time I get home!

29 weekers? How long were your girls in the nicu? My guys managed to escape after 3 and 3 1/2 weeks. But they were farther along and man that three weeks makes such a difference. So happy for you that they're healthy and thriving!
OMG, I can't imagine how exhausted you must be at the end of the day. I hope you don't have to do the night job for too long. I work freelance (advertising industry) sporadically. The past few weeks I've done 3 days/week in NYC (an hour's commute) and I have some WAH stuff, but it's not like this year-round - just when people get busy and call me.

If you can manage all that, maybe I can manage to knit my girls some strawberry caps, at least, for this Fall/Winter. They have really cute hand-me-down winter coats that are red, and they need hats to coordinate!

The 3 weeks definitely does make a difference. L&K were in for 9 weeks, and Kate had supplemental oxygen at home for another 2.5-3 months. But any time spend separated from your babies, especially in the NICU, is horrible, even if it was a single day. We've been very lucky that they are healthy now, no delays as far as we can see, and they are talking up a storm. They make me look like the quiet one, and no one has ever said that before!
post #40 of 40
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Betsy, that's so funny

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We've been very lucky that they are healthy now, no delays as far as we can see, and they are talking up a storm. They make me look like the quiet one, and no one has ever said that before!
My guys are also talking up a storm. We don't always know what they're saying and they're recieving speech right now, but they talk away anyway. lol

I agree that anytime spent with baby/ies in the nicu is to long. We did everything we could to get as far as we did. Unfortunately we reached the point where there was no choice, they had to be delivered. I'm very grateful we reached as far as we did.
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