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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-06-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By JoyNChrist
We haven't technically stopped yet (I'm 27...

We haven't technically stopped yet (I'm 27 weeks) but if we do it once a week that's a lot. My back and hips are just so sore by the end of the day that I'm not usually in the mood. I've found that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By JoyNChrist
I posted this over in the Multiples section but...

I posted this over in the Multiples section but thought I might get more response here...

Hi ladies! I'm 27 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins. I have a doctor and doula who are both very...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By JoyNChrist
Hi ladies! I'm 27 weeks pregnant with boy/girl...

Hi ladies! I'm 27 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins. I have a doctor and doula who are both very supportive of natural birth, and we've been planning an unmedicated vaginal delivery. The only...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-18-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,725
Posted By JoyNChrist
I just wanted to say that I understand. I'm...

I just wanted to say that I understand.

I'm 25 weeks with my twins and have a 3-year-old son, and while I do have moments of excitement (usually when cuddling a friend's newborn or looking at...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By JoyNChrist
I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant with twins. Because...

I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant with twins. Because of where I live (Louisiana) I can't see a midwife for this pregnancy. I've found an OB who is pretty hands-off and natural birth friendly, and I'm...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-17-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By JoyNChrist
I'm planning and hoping for a natural delivery...

I'm planning and hoping for a natural delivery for my twins who are due in September. In my state I can't use a midwife, but I've found a very supportive OB and am interviewing doulas right now.
...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-07-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By JoyNChrist
We never used cloth with DS, but I was pretty...

We never used cloth with DS, but I was pretty determined to at least give cloth a fair try with this pregnancy, and did a lot of research on different systems. Then we found out it's twins, and I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By JoyNChrist
There's not a twin or multiples group around...

There's not a twin or multiples group around here, but I did call the La Leche League leader today, and while she can't give out doctor recommendations, she suggested that some moms in their group...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By JoyNChrist
I've been seeing a midwife for this pregnancy....

I've been seeing a midwife for this pregnancy. However, Wednesday we found out that we're expecting twins. That threw a wrench in my plans, and now I have to find a doctor.

My midwife is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,258
Posted By JoyNChrist
I definitely suspected it. My breasts were...

I definitely suspected it.

My breasts were killing me by 4 days post-ovulation, and I got my positive pregnancy test at 10dpo. My betas were a little on the high side (60 @ 11dpo and 249 @...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,861
Posted By JoyNChrist
Feel free to elaborate as much as you want, but...

Feel free to elaborate as much as you want, but basically what I want to know is:

- At how many weeks did you deliver?

- Why did you deliver when you did (water broke, induction, scheduled...
Forum: Infertility   09-18-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By JoyNChrist
I'm starting my second Clomid cycle tomorrow....

I'm starting my second Clomid cycle tomorrow. 50mgs, CD 3-7.

With my first, I was hospitalized halfway through taking the Clomid due to a horrible stomach virus (not related to the Clomid) that...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-18-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By JoyNChrist
I know this has probably been asked before, but...

I know this has probably been asked before, but the search engine hates me. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

My pediatrician is very supportive of my decision to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By JoyNChrist
I had originally thought it must be a typo too,...

I had originally thought it must be a typo too, but in the accmopanying picture, one baby looked MUCH larger than the other two.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By JoyNChrist
Hi all! Not a mom of multiples, but I'm curious...

Hi all! Not a mom of multiples, but I'm curious about something and thought I'd ask here...

DH and I were looking at the newspaper yesterday and in the birth announcement section there was a set...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By JoyNChrist
Quote: Originally Posted by One_Girl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11913696)
I don't think people are trying to say there...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-11-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By JoyNChrist
I'm completely new to adoption research, so...

I'm completely new to adoption research, so forgive me if I ask a lot of beginner's questions here.

We want another child very badly (we have a 17 month old son), but for various reasons we are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By JoyNChrist
I agree to just keep up what you're doing. ...

I agree to just keep up what you're doing.

English is my first language, but I speak fluent Spanish (I'm an elementary-high school spanish teacher) and it was important to me that DS learn...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By JoyNChrist
We had the same issue, but for us it was the...

We had the same issue, but for us it was the church nursery. Honestly, I just had to suck it up and leave him. DS was making me, himself, and everyone around us miserable in the services, and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By JoyNChrist
Does anybody have their under 2-year-old toddler...

Does anybody have their under 2-year-old toddler in gymnastics?

DS and I desperately need a few more activities so we can get out of the house and network with other moms and kids - I'm starting...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-11-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By JoyNChrist
So what you're saying is... the solution is...

So what you're saying is...

the solution is that there's no solution? Thanks a lot!...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By JoyNChrist
I posted this in the toddler forum, then...

I posted this in the toddler forum, then realized it may be more of a discipline issue, so I'd like to get your opinions...

DS is 17 months old. I stay home with him and he's our first baby, so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By JoyNChrist
DS is 17 months old. I stay home with him and...

DS is 17 months old. I stay home with him and he's our first baby, so he gets a lot of attention. So far he's been pretty good about playing independently for a little while so I can get things...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By JoyNChrist
My DS also recently started doing this, and...

My DS also recently started doing this, and here's what works for me (it's kind of weird):

My kid is obsessed with shoes. He loves to pick them out and put them on. He's usually barefoot in the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-08-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By JoyNChrist
I'm not sure why I'm posting this...I guess I...

I'm not sure why I'm posting this...I guess I just need to get it off my chest, and most of my IRL friends wouldn't understand.

We had a bad day here today. A VERY BAD DAY....
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