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#31 of 35 Old 09-14-2010, 10:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Sorry for the flashbacks.

My husband is actually pushing for me to quit my choir job now. It pains me more than you know to admit it, but I think he may be right. I don't know that I can do it. Last week, I went to church. Sunday School started around 9:30 and I was fine. I was fine at the beginning of church. By the end of the service, I felt like I had been run over by a truck. I came home, fell into bed, napped for three hours, and still didn't get out again. I don't know how I'll do Sunday School and church and then go back and do choir at 4. I don't know.

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Replying from my phone. Pardon brevity and typos!

My twins never had bottles until they were older and we introduced diluted juices. I definitely think that's possible and that many twin moms sabotage their bf supply by introducing bottles and formula too soon just because that's what they've been told to expect. It's one thing to keep an open mind, but it's something else to set an expectation. Just make sure you're clear on which you are doing.

With regard to the choir job, I like that you see open to seeing what happens. You may get two super easy babies who are great sleepers. Or you mightget one easy and one high needs (which is kinda how mine were), or you might get two high needs babies. If they need lots of advancE notice, I would give myself the more open option that left me available to my babies. But if the church can be flexible, maybe you can wait and see how the first 4-6 weeks go before making decision.

Either way, I hope you find a solution that brings you joy.

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I don't mean to scare you, and there is the occasional mom here who gets two easy-going newborns, but I think it's probably better to end up pleasantly surprised than... have PTSD-like flashbacks!

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Forget PTSD-like flashbacks... I can't even REMEMBER those first 6 months!

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Forget PTSD-like flashbacks... I can't even REMEMBER those first 6 months!
only I'll extend it to the first year.

Re: exclusively breastfeeding - it's definitely realistic! My twins were my 3rd & 4th babies (prior two had also been breastfed) and nursing was fine. Great, even. There were a couple times ever that I left them with pumped breastmilk but that was emergency-type stuff that couldn't be helped. We never supplemented and they nursed for almost 3 years.

Re: getting back to work - I dunno. I think you're setting yourself up by thinking that you'll be that into the swing of things so early on. Unless you have a nanny that does the parenting for you, I don't see it as realistic. Take it easy and try to enjoy this time with them. It flies by and before you know it you won't even remember it happened!

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