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Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-11-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Prism75
I find that my twins nurse more than my other...

I find that my twins nurse more than my other kids did, and it's mostly because if one gets the idea in his/her head, the other one isn't going to pass up the opportunity...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-11-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Prism75
My twins are now two and a half. With both of my...

My twins are now two and a half. With both of my other children (7 and 5), I didn't mind co-sleeping at all, and I night-weaned the oldest when I was pregnant with #2 due to the nausea at night, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-26-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Prism75
I'm late right now and wondering the same...

I'm late right now and wondering the same thing...especially since DH had a vasectomy two years ago...so my chances should be slim to none, but I still am not used to not getting a period once they...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-26-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Prism75
I say "had" to because the nausea was too...

I say "had" to because the nausea was too intense at night...so the crying that ensued I felt bad about, but just couldn't physically do it...

Deb
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-26-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Prism75
I'm in the same boat...with twins! I "had" to...

I'm in the same boat...with twins! I "had" to wean my other two at night due to pregnancy with the next baby (ies), but this time around I'd just like to sleep...or go out in public without them...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-03-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Prism75
Been there...though at the time they didn't have...

Been there...though at the time they didn't have their diapers on since I tend to let them go in-between changings sometimes to dry off...so I had some blame,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,601
Posted By Prism75
Actually, my twins switched places at birth....

Actually, my twins switched places at birth. There was a bulging bag of waters, with the head directly behind, felt by the midwife. The water broke, and several minutes later I birthed the other...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,354
Posted By Prism75
Well, I knew deep down, and thought about it at...

Well, I knew deep down, and thought about it at 16 weeks when my fundal height was at my belly button, but then repressed all thought of twins by 20 weeks when my fundal height measured right on...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-10-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Prism75
I'm right there with you. Mine are 18 months and...

I'm right there with you. Mine are 18 months and two nights ago I felt horrible because I let my dd cry a bit more than usual because I was plain frustrated about being up so much and it's cold here...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-10-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,694
Posted By Prism75
I only gained 30 lbs, which is also what I...

I only gained 30 lbs, which is also what I gained during each of my previous singleton pregnancies. We also didn't know we were having twins until the birth, so I followed my cravings, which was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-02-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,980
Posted By Prism75
Quote: Originally Posted by Intertwined...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Intertwined http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12887547)
I do not remember feeling double...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-24-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Prism75
I delivered surprise twins at home last summer....

I delivered surprise twins at home last summer. The water of one twin broke, then I delivered the other twin in her bag of waters. Once we discovered the second baby (no, the water didn't seal it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-24-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,069
Posted By Prism75
I had a "dirty duncan" with my first, and it...

I had a "dirty duncan" with my first, and it took over an hour to deliver the placenta, though I bled enough right away that my midwife gave me ladies' mantel, or else shepherd's purse, whichever...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Prism75
I could have written your post for the most...

I could have written your post for the most part. I have a 6 and 4 year old, and almost 17 month old twins. They would scream if I gated them!!

And yes, the house is trashed most of the time....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-19-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Prism75
Well, we're about to be on a show titled "Twins...

Well, we're about to be on a show titled "Twins By Surprise" by Discovery Healthy Channel, and I'm one of four women that will talk about how they were expecting just one baby, but two came out!
...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-30-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,512
Posted By Prism75
Our twins were undiagnosed, and born at home...

Our twins were undiagnosed, and born at home (surprise!)

The midwife never felt two babies, and in fact I never felt even ONE butt anywhere...though we knew the "baby" was head down when she felt...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-30-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,750
Posted By Prism75
I also think it depends on your babies and where...

I also think it depends on your babies and where you are in life (and how many older siblings are involved, and what their ages are.)

I tend to have high-needs babies who require being held ALL...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-30-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Prism75
I have the Foundations one as well and love it!...

I have the Foundations one as well and love it! Fits fine in our 1995 mini-van, got it on e-bay....

Deb
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By Prism75
We live right next door to our elementary...

We live right next door to our elementary school, too! And yes, all her friends and relatives and neighbors are there http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif And she'd LOVE...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By Prism75
[QUOTE=widemouthedfrog;12106558] So - in a...

[QUOTE=widemouthedfrog;12106558]
So - in a family of teachers, how would you voice concern about the control of the school system and a desire for your child to control her own learning?


My DH...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Prism75
Am I crazy? This weekend I rearranged all the...

Am I crazy? This weekend I rearranged all the rooms in our house, including the bedrooms. For 6 years I've been sleeping with each child next to me, then next to Daddy, then in their own bed in same...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Prism75
Well, I was already a SAHM when I became preggo...

Well, I was already a SAHM when I became preggo with twins, but I will say that I lifted my children until I literally couldn't do so anymore (around 30 lbs.) I carried cat litter down my basement...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-31-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,699
Posted By Prism75
It's been over a year for me, and I, too, feel a...

It's been over a year for me, and I, too, feel a PHYSICAL NEED to create - with my hands. (I play in clay.)

The ideas are SO there in my head, wanting to come out. And I'm afraid the minute I...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-31-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By Prism75
Me Me!!! I mostly sculpt stuff, when I get...

Me Me!!!

I mostly sculpt stuff, when I get a chance.

I didn't get to play with it in high school - we didn't have a kiln.

I didn't go to a four-year school so I didn't get to play in...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-31-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,572
Posted By Prism75
Well, I'm mostly cruchy, but I do feel that if...

Well, I'm mostly cruchy, but I do feel that if life were perfect I'd be completely crunchy.

For me the hardest parts are the food. I can't afford the healthy stuff. At all. And we keep trying to...
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