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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-09-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By SunshineH
I appreciate the places to start looking.  I...

I appreciate the places to start looking.  I also checked out my local library and found a few.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,638
Posted By SunshineH
We turned our 7 passenger minivan into a 8...

We turned our 7 passenger minivan into a 8 passenger 3 years ago when our twins were born.  3 years with no car payments and we all still have a seatbelt.  This is what we did:
 
It's a 2001...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By SunshineH
I searched this forum and didn't see this...

I searched this forum and didn't see this discussed recently.  Does anyone have any resources for free online workout videos and such?
 
Thank you!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By SunshineH
I had 2 pack-n-plays (they shared one until they...

I had 2 pack-n-plays (they shared one until they started kicking each other in the head and waking each other up.)  Then cribs, and sharing rooms with their siblings eventually.  We only had 1 swing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By SunshineH
Hope everything goes well!   Just a quick...

Hope everything goes well!
 
Just a quick thing on carseats - it can be tough to fit 3 across.  We have 1 Sunshine Kids Radian - it's a 5 point convertible and is very skinny.  Wish I would've...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,173
Posted By SunshineH
I don't have any really good advice, because...

I don't have any really good advice, because this is still a struggle at our house.  Sounds like you have made some progress. :)  Things are easier than they were.  Some things you just don't get to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By SunshineH
Mine are 3 in a few weeks.  Some things are...

Mine are 3 in a few weeks.  Some things are better, some things not. 
What's better:  they communicate so well.  They sleep all night.  They play really well together.  I love to watch them help...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-23-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By SunshineH
1. Induction - I went in at 38 weeks for one. ...

1. Induction - I went in at 38 weeks for one.  Turns out I was already dialated to a 7, so they broke baby A's water and that was it - away we went.  In retrospect, I wonder how fast everything...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-23-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,941
Posted By SunshineH
Peg Perego's Aria is a side by side double that...

Peg Perego's Aria is a side by side double that folds up small, but I found it hard to push with bigger twins in it.  We use 2 Maclaren Triumphs sometimes (our twins are almost 3), and they are...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-18-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,925
Posted By SunshineH
I'm not sure how much we spend on bags, but we...

I'm not sure how much we spend on bags, but we have 3 school children.  I would guess $10 or so per year - I'm not brand loyal and we try to use reusable items for packing snacks and lunch when we...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-25-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SunshineH
I had 1 swing, 1 bumbo, 2 exersaucers, 2 bouncy...

I had 1 swing, 1 bumbo, 2 exersaucers, 2 bouncy seats.  They both did not love the swing, so 1 was fine. Many times I'd haul baby equipment in the bathroom to take a shower.  :)  We used a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By SunshineH
I used a handmade nursing cover with my EZ2Nurse...

I used a handmade nursing cover with my EZ2Nurse pillow when someone was over, and it worked OK. I liked being able to see the babies with the stiff neck opening. It did not work as well when they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-06-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By SunshineH
 Nursing newborn twins is definitely time...

 Nursing newborn twins is definitely time consuming. I remember reading the newspaper and magazines while feeding the twins. Some days it felt like that was all I did, and was thankful for the meals...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By SunshineH
I've had 2 kids train at 2.5, and 2 at age 3. ...

I've had 2 kids train at 2.5, and 2 at age 3.  This thread is a good reminder that not everything happens at the same time - now DD shows a bit of interest, but DS absolutely none.  They truly are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By SunshineH
I had 38 weekers in mid-February, plus 4 others...

I had 38 weekers in mid-February, plus 4 others at home.  We didn't go anywhere for a while.  I've had 2 kids hospitalized with RSV, and definitely didn't want that again.  One of the first big...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,877
Posted By SunshineH
40 minutes for me.

40 minutes for me.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By SunshineH
I've put onesies on backwards and pinned the...

I've put onesies on backwards and pinned the zipper footed pajamas closed. Good luck!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By SunshineH
There are so many amazing birth stories here....

There are so many amazing birth stories here. Many strong mamas who know they can do it! Just quickly from me - I've had all vaginal hospital births. 2 medicated, family doctor attended singletons,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By SunshineH
Congratulations. May you find all the support...

Congratulations. May you find all the support and help you need when you need it. I had a couple of thoughts that may help - not now maybe, but for later. When your baby is born your triplets will...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-05-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,310
Posted By SunshineH
Annette, you've gotten some good advice from...

Annette, you've gotten some good advice from other posters. Just offering a bit more encouragement. I know I've always appreciated reading what others have done to learn that something may have...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-05-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By SunshineH
I too thought 1 year would be a magical getting...

I too thought 1 year would be a magical getting easier point, but it wasn't for us either. Mine are 22 months now, and I can safely say it's much better. They sleep (that got better about 18?...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-04-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By SunshineH
I nightweaned my two first, then fully weaned at...

I nightweaned my two first, then fully weaned at 19 months. They slept through the night somewhere around there.  Now DD shares a room in a crib with her older sister, and DS shares a room in a crib...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-02-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By SunshineH
Our twins were #5 and #6 - some of our musts: ...

Our twins were #5 and #6 - some of our musts:
- We had 2 pack-n-plays.  One first was in the living room, to have somewhere safe to put babies away from the 2 year old.  I can't sleep with babies...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,299
Posted By SunshineH
Twins are amazing. One healthy baby is a...

Twins are amazing. One healthy baby is a miracle; two are even more so. Many times since they were born I sit back and just watch them - two babies. Well, now toddlers. First sleeping next to each...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,231
Posted By SunshineH
Also 38w0d. Mine had no NICU time; did spend...

Also 38w0d. Mine had no NICU time; did spend some time with a lactation consult for baby B but she caught up just fine.
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