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Forum: Diapering   03-27-2012, 10:08 AM
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Here's my triplets in their BumGenius nb...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By charis4
Congrats!! Our GBG triplets are 13 mo. We were...

Congrats!! Our GBG triplets are 13 mo. We were originally planning a vaginal birth with our dr's full support, but one of the babies ended up having growth problems that turned into heart problems,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,946
Posted By charis4
Congrats on your triplets!!! My GBG set just...

Congrats on your triplets!!! My GBG set just turned 1 and I finally have a little more time so I'm on this board again, I'm a little behind the curve. :) That's so amazing that you were able to make...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By charis4
Wow, those are GREAT weights for quads, congrats...

Wow, those are GREAT weights for quads, congrats to the family on getting them that far!! I bf'd my triplets (while parenting my other 3 kids, two of whom were under 5yo) for 6.5m exclusively and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-09-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By charis4
I'm a doula myself, became one after my second...

I'm a doula myself, became one after my second birth (I've had doulas for all of my births). I would say that the most important thing is your rapport with your doula! Don't worry about whether she...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By charis4
Hi all!   I had my triplets 2.5 weeks ago by...

Hi all!
 
I had my triplets 2.5 weeks ago by c-section at 29wk5d. (we had been planning a vaginal birth, but one baby was distressed, so surgery it was). I've been pumping consistently since. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-31-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By charis4
Well, one of the few upsides to homebirth being...

Well, one of the few upsides to homebirth being illegal in your state is that you don't have to worry about "risking out" of midwifery care if its multiples! All the more reason though to think...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-29-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By charis4
Have you tried papaya enzymes? I'm 27wks with...

Have you tried papaya enzymes? I'm 27wks with triplets and measuring full term which means all sorts of heartburn and other digestive issues. Its helped me so much to take a few after big meals or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-29-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By charis4
Hi there!   I'd be curious with such...

Hi there!
 
I'd be curious with such symptoms too. I don't know what your state's homebirth licensure parameters are, that would definitely be something to look into. In my state, out of hospital...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-29-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By charis4
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Quote:Originally Posted by lesliesara63 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1286985/omg-freaking-triplets#post_16144409)
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By charis4
Oh you poor thing! I'm soooo with you on the...

Oh you poor thing! I'm soooo with you on the SPD, SI joint problems! As with one of the pp's, I've found great relief in physical therapy. I think a good PT who specializes in women's health is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-28-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By charis4
My RE isn't an OB and I was planning on using a...

My RE isn't an OB and I was planning on using a CPM at a birth center if I had a singleton (one of the downsides to our new midwifery licensure bill is no multiples, but triplets are out of my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-27-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By charis4
I haven't had my multiples yet (I'm pg with...

I haven't had my multiples yet (I'm pg with triplets and planning a vaginal birth with the support of my OB) but I'm also a childbirth educator and doula and had a student/friend who gave birth to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By charis4
Bummer that things aren't getting better when...

Bummer that things aren't getting better when you're up, but at least the bedrest is helping!
 
I'm still not technically on bedrest but we decided to put me on the lowest dose of nifedipene...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By charis4
Bummer! I'm sorry you're going through all that!...

Bummer! I'm sorry you're going through all that!
 
I have an irritable uterus also and get the whole rock hard belly thing pretty much the whole second half of every day and sporatically in the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-11-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By charis4
I have the one baby/one toddler version of the...

I have the one baby/one toddler version of the Joovy Caboose and loved it. I have the older version and its big and cumbersome (they came out with a lighter one) to get in and out of the car, but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-11-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By charis4
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-10-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By charis4
    Hi! I just wanted to introduce...


 

Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself!
 
 
 
 

 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By charis4
2 of my triplets are girls and I've bought a...

2 of my triplets are girls and I've bought a couple of matching things and received a bunch from several friends who have twin girls. I think its completely adorable to dress them matching sometimes...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-03-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By charis4
Congratulations!! Big boys too for twins!   ...

Congratulations!! Big boys too for twins!
 
Morgan
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By charis4
I realize I'm hitting this thread way late, but...

I realize I'm hitting this thread way late, but I just wanted to say wow, you're my hero!!! I'm so glad to hear that things are going better!! I'm definitely going to take from your experience for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By charis4
Thank you all for your well wishes and great...

Thank you all for your well wishes and great advice!
 
Its funny, but I already know probably 1/3 of the local MOM group. I moderate a local infertility support group and many of the women have...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-08-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By charis4
No, I don't have twins, I have a 16 dsd, a 4yo...

No, I don't have twins, I have a 16 dsd, a 4yo ds, and a 2yo dsd. The triplets are GGB, which will even out the sexes in the family.

When my 2 yo was born, my nephew was born a few days before...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By charis4
Hi! I've been a MDC member for a while, but...

Hi!

I've been a MDC member for a while, but don't post much. I'm 20wks pg with triplets and after reviewing the available research we've decided to plan a vaginal birth unless there are medical...
Forum: March 2010   02-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By charis4
I used the Hypnobabies Home Study for my last...

I used the Hypnobabies Home Study for my last birth. I totally had a lot of the same things happen as you guys when I was practicing before the birth. I completely felt like I was falling asleep...
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