intro - mum in England - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 08-05-2004, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
Twinthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Newcastle, Staffs, UK
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone,
Been hanging around for a while now just reading posts and getting a lot of support. My boys (fraternal twins) are 9 months now and I could have done with finding you all before now! AP is not a big thing here in England... so it is hard to find mums who aren't doing CIO and weaning at 6 months. We go to LLL but it's only monthly... so in between I sometimes feel a bit low when I explain about co-sleeping and extended b/f for the millionth time and get glazed expressions in reply. But enough moaning - I love being mum to Dan and Tom, born at 39+4 by CS , love living in beautiful Cambridge with my partner of 13 years (getting married in Sept!). Are there any other UK mums of multiples out there? Oh, and one question, what on earth is 'crunchy'? It hasn't made it here yet (I don't think).
Think you are all great,
Ali
Twinthing is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 08-05-2004, 06:16 PM
 
muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: here, now
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Ali,
I don't have twins, but wanted to say hello to another Uk mum! I'm in Bristol and have been amazed how common AP is here, but I think it's quite unusual in terms of the country as a whole. I would imagine Cambridge to be a bit more mainstream. "Crunchy" is the American term for...hard to sum up..but I guess, hippie-ish, alternative parenting styles, healthy living, etc...Can't think of an equivalent english term but there's tons of "crunchies" here in the south west!
muse is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 08-05-2004, 06:25 PM
 
fayking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: in the kitchen
Posts: 633
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hello! i am not a mama yet...but planning be very soon!
i guessed that the crunchie thing was a bit like our 'crusty' hippie!
fayking is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 08-05-2004, 06:50 PM
 
mamadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,823
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi & elcome. I'm not a UK mother, but am a mother of multiples and once lived in the UK (Derbyshire & Norfolk). My girls are 10 1/2 months old now and I'm learning that APing multiples is a bit different than APing a singleton. But then again, parenting multiples is way different than parenting singletons. Anyway, welcome!
mamadawg is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 08-07-2004, 04:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
Twinthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Newcastle, Staffs, UK
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad to see that there are some other UK mums here - good to meet you. I should have guessed that the SW would be full of crunchies...

The day after I posted here I met another co-sleeper at a mum and baby group - hurrah! Mamadawg you are SO right about the differences between APing multiples and a singleton - there have been some compromises here...
Twinthing is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 08-09-2004, 06:37 PM
 
mum2lillie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi ladies-

Not a fellow Brit, but dh is. John is from Yorkshire. We have been talking about moving to England in a few years, but I was actually just saying to him that the English mums I've spoken to say that AP isn't a popular way of life there. It isn't here either, but it's not hard to find other AP families. I guess we'll just have to live in the areas that more people are AP friendly if we do move over there.

It is so hard to AP twins anyway. We BF, co-sleep, cloth-dipe, and all the other natural parenting stuff, but it's hard to hold my babies as much as I did my singleton.

Glad to see all of you on here!~
mum2lillie is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 08-10-2004, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
Twinthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Newcastle, Staffs, UK
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi again and hello to mum2lillie
Very sensible of you to marry an English bloke - am going to marry one myself in Sept!

I think a lot about the differences between APing singletons and APing twins. For example, I feel that my boys haven't been carried and worn as much as singletons. It is also difficult (now that I don't feed them simultaneously because I find them so big and wriggly) when they both want feeding at the same time and I can't respond immediately. I feel bad for them sometimes...
Twinthing is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off