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Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
oh gosh, thanks for posting! We had GREAT...

oh gosh, thanks for posting! We had GREAT sleepers at 6 months, and may never get back to that. Between one being sick or teething, or whatever, we're still getting up at least once a night and ours...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
We had luck with www.enannysource.com...

We had luck with www.enannysource.com (http://www.enannysource.com)

You're right, it isn't cheap. But I found having a nanny at home to be less expensive than high-quality daycare. Certainly, I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
hang in there! And go ahead and continue to give...

hang in there! And go ahead and continue to give your daughter the love and support she needs. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I had almost exactly the same...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-03-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Good to see your post! I only wish I could walk...

Good to see your post! I only wish I could walk with you and have witty, biting and funny retorts for those comments. It's hard to be kind to children and snarky to strangers at the same time, but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: Congratulations! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

what a wonderful post. I love your description of your girls'...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-17-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,272
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
You're right, mama, it's awful!! I had a...

You're right, mama, it's awful!! I had a horrible experience the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I thought it was never, ever going to end.

Sam & Maggie came into the world at exactly 36 weeks, a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-15-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Looks like this thread really hit a nerve! ...

Looks like this thread really hit a nerve!

While I wasn't as scared during the pregnancy, the anxiety and stress of having two babies (and being a new mom) were overwhelming for me. My docs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
songs! lots of silly songs with hand movements....

songs! lots of silly songs with hand movements. Also small "shakers" to play along. It could be as simple as beans in a closed jar. My LOs love...

Wheels on the Bus
Itsy Bitsy Spider
My...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-26-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
I would recommend the BOB Revolution Duallie for...

I would recommend the BOB Revolution Duallie for the neighborhood and the MacLaren Twin Techno for the car/trips.

I only wish I had a BOB. Two other twin sets in my neighborhood have it and I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,297
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
I love this thread!!! What ADORABLE babies! So...

I love this thread!!! What ADORABLE babies! So glad I peeked in to see what's up...

Here are Sam & Maggie at 10 months:

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/t...DSC01865_2.jpg...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
THanks so much for posting!! It is hard, often....

THanks so much for posting!! It is hard, often. My los will be 9 months this weekend. Between teething, falling down from pulling up, nasal congestion and poopy diapers, ds had a rough day today....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-21-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
um...how often do you bathe your 8.5 mo olds? ...

um...how often do you bathe your 8.5 mo olds?

I bathe mine one at a time...once a week. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif: Usually on the weekend, when dh can keep the other...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-17-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
hi hon, That sounds SO HARD!! A few...

hi hon,

That sounds SO HARD!!

A few posts have suggested chiropractic, and I want to second that. Or a physical therapist, or massage therapist specially trained to work with infants. Someone...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
[hi mamaeliz!!] yep, a cerclage is a...

[hi mamaeliz!!]

yep, a cerclage is a BLESSING in disguise, no doubt about it. So glad to hear that you are being closely monitored.

I totally freaked out when I learned I was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-20-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
mama, I'm so sorry. I don't know how you are not...

mama, I'm so sorry. I don't know how you are not crying all of the time with a schedule like that! My docs wanted me to go on Zoloft...but we figured out I was a mess because of sleep deprivation.
...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,547
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
well, if you don't count the lab-created DNA,...

well, if you don't count the lab-created DNA, robotically-monitored uterine incubator, and nutrients from specially-raised goats...OH WAIT A MINUTE! None of those unnatural things happened! I was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-21-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
We also went to separate cribs fairly early on...

We also went to separate cribs fairly early on (actually, one crib and one bassinet, then two cribs). Our twins have very different sleeping personalities and seem to do very well in separate cribs...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
We looked at the Mountain Buggy Urban Double but...

We looked at the Mountain Buggy Urban Double but weren't terribly impressed. It looks great for 12 mo+, but we wanted something that would work for our 5 mo. lo's.

Ended up buying a Phil & Ted E3...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-18-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Great questions! My lo's are also 5.5 months and...

Great questions! My lo's are also 5.5 months and I've been wondering the same things...

Solids: No rush here. Ped said start cereal at 6 months, but wasn't pushy about it. M and S have definitely...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-17-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Evanston Hospital. I live in the city, on the...

Evanston Hospital. I live in the city, on the far north side, and Evanston Hospital was the closest, best hospital.

"Prentice Women's Hospital" at Northwestern downtown is all the rage right now,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Sorry Julia, wish I could help but I don't know...

Sorry Julia, wish I could help but I don't know of anyone. I was high-risk and saw the perinatologists at ENH.

You call call Rita at Mother Me to see if she knows anyone:
http://mothermeinc.com/...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
I birthed my babies vaginally in the OR, no...

I birthed my babies vaginally in the OR, no episiotomy. I did have an epidural cath in place and requested a very low dose. But I pushed my babies out, with my dh holding me up and my hands guiding...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
well, shukr, funny you should mention it.... ...

well, shukr, funny you should mention it....

Dh was home today, and while I was thrilled to return to "normal", I came home to cranky babies and a grumpy dad. Call me crazy, but it made me really...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
ok, I just had my first solo weekend with the...

ok, I just had my first solo weekend with the twins -- dh was out of town.

holy cow!!! how do you solo mamas do it?!! I'm thinking about Celeste and her new babies...I hope you have LOTS of help...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Leslie in Chicago
Celeste, they are GORGEOUS!!!...

Celeste, they are GORGEOUS!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Congratulations on making it 4 weeks past...
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