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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By noralou
Thanks for your ideas!  I had dismissed the No...

Thanks for your ideas!  I had dismissed the No Cry Sleep Solution because I didn't think it addressed the issues that come up for twins, but I'll try it again.  
I decided to tackle night weaning...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-09-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By noralou
Feels impossible at the moment! Any ideas?   ...

Feels impossible at the moment! Any ideas?
 
 

I'm brainstorming how to change our nap time routine for my 2yo twins without killing naps AND without using the car (which only works while the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-22-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By noralou
This has become a huge problem over the past few...

This has become a huge problem over the past few months... 3 or 4 times a day, DS1 suddenly has a mood change and gets very hyper, grouchy, sometimes aggressive, and it seems to be directly related...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-06-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,349
Posted By noralou
Me too! "Liked" on FB a long time...

Me too! "Liked" on FB a long time ago. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-09-2011, 09:44 PM
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Views: 186
Posted By noralou
Never mind; I was just having a bad day....

Never mind; I was just having a bad day.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Moderator, if you want to delete, that'd be great!
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By noralou
Yes, me too!   I am a SAHM for now.  DH works...

Yes, me too!  
I am a SAHM for now.  DH works from home most days, but commutes 1 or 2 days per week.  There are some challenges to this situation for sure, especially with defining when he's...
Forum: Diapering   01-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By noralou
My babies are late bloomers with solid foods,...

My babies are late bloomers with solid foods, and I've been successful washing their Bum Genius, Fuzzy Buns and Kauaii Baby CDs without rinsing up until now.  Though they are starting to eat some...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-05-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By noralou
Mine were C/S, and my first child, DS1 was...

Mine were C/S, and my first child, DS1 was natural V with a hospital midwife. This time I had midwives and an OB, and wanted a home birth if possible. At 34 weeks, the midwives said no to the home...
Forum: Learning at School   10-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By noralou
Thanks for the replies. I decided to let it go...

Thanks for the replies. I decided to let it go for now. DS has learned so many new skills over the past month and a half, so if he is writing gibberish in his journal for now, I don't think it will...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By noralou
At this point, I'm not specifically worried...

At this point, I'm not specifically worried about his academic skills. I know he'll learn to read and write just fine, despite what is happening at school (since he enjoys reading and writing on his...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By noralou
Quote: Originally Posted by LittleBattleAxe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleBattleAxe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15930702)
As far as looking ahead, I do wish...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By noralou
I volunteered in his class a few times, and did...

I volunteered in his class a few times, and did not see any differentiation. There is SO much focus on following instructions as a group. I am hoping this will change as the school year moves on,...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By noralou
DS is almost 5, and is just getting started...

DS is almost 5, and is just getting started learning to read and write. He's been writing his name legibly since he was two, but had no interest in writing anything besides that. It just wasn't his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-04-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By noralou
Sounds like a really tough time. So sorry. I...

Sounds like a really tough time. So sorry. I hope all goes well with his assessments.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By noralou
Quote: Originally Posted by Belia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15910431)
I'm not too late, am I? I haven't scarred my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By noralou
Yes, we were thinking it's time to move them...

Yes, we were thinking it's time to move them into a crib instead of the cosleeper, partly because I think they might be almost at the weight limit for the cosleeper. Glad it's bigger, too. I do want...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-06-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By noralou
Hi there. My twins are now 5 months old, and...

Hi there.
My twins are now 5 months old, and we still don't have a regular nap schedule, or anything close to one. They were 6 weeks early, so I'm not sure they're old enough for a real 2 nap/day...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By noralou
Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, once a day...

Thanks for your thoughts.
Yeah, once a day does feel like too much (but not when I think about how we started out: 8+ per day, every time after I nursed them!) I think I'll try every other day for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By noralou
... in order to accept an occasional bottle? ...

... in order to accept an occasional bottle?

My twins are 4mo NICU graduates (6 weeks early, so adjusted age is about 2.5 months old), and it was a long process to get out of a nurse, bottle,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By noralou
We used one of those for DS1, and the only...

We used one of those for DS1, and the only problem was that it ruined the finish on our teak table (looks like the stain was worn away where he sat). Because of that, we're not planning to use them...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By noralou
Mine are only 4mo right now, and it's going...

Mine are only 4mo right now, and it's going really well! You can do it, especially since you're already an experienced and successful nurser.

It was tricky at first because they were so little...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By noralou
I'm not quite as petite as you are, but it was...

I'm not quite as petite as you are, but it was hard for me to take in enough calories. The easiest way for me was with smoothies, with lots of high calorie ingredients. I drank a whole blender's...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By noralou
Hi there, Sashabreeze! I have 11 week old twins...

Hi there, Sashabreeze! I have 11 week old twins and a 4yo DS, and am right in the thick of grandparent help. Thought I'd tell you a little about how it is going.

I can so relate to the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,204
Posted By noralou
Congratulations! Oh yes, we got tons of...

Congratulations!

Oh yes, we got tons of negative stories too, and it took a lot of effort to get excited about becoming parents of twins. As if it were a disease (leading to a life sentence) to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-15-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By noralou
I had planned a home birth with a midwife, but...

I had planned a home birth with a midwife, but ended up getting a c-section for my breech preemie twins 3 weeks ago. Most of my prenatal care was with the midwife.

I am trying to decide whether...
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