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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-14-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By bklynem
Totally agree - Mothering Multiples is the way...

Totally agree - Mothering Multiples is the way to go!
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-12-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,432
Posted By bklynem
Oh, I feel for you! We battled thrush for a long...

Oh, I feel for you! We battled thrush for a long time, too. It was excruciating and awful. What finally worked for us was grapefruit seed extract for me (putting it on my nipples, following Jack...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By bklynem
Hi! My nearly 12-month-old twins are outdoing me...

Hi! My nearly 12-month-old twins are outdoing me at bedtime. I used to get into bed with both (we co-sleep) and nurse them together until they fell asleep. Now they are suddenly more alert and are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-18-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By bklynem
I just want to say that when mothers say they'd...

I just want to say that when mothers say they'd like their baby to nap independently so that they can "get things done," it doesn't always mean they are talking about things like housework, which...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By bklynem
Hi everyone. My 10 month old sleeps with me and...

Hi everyone. My 10 month old sleeps with me and nurses frequently throughout the night for sleep/comfort. At these times, her latch is really shallow and somewhat painful for me. It's hard to get...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-07-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By bklynem
Thanks, everyone -- definitely some good ideas...

Thanks, everyone -- definitely some good ideas here that I am excited to try out.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By bklynem
I've been happily using the EZ 2 Nurse pillow to...

I've been happily using the EZ 2 Nurse pillow to simultaneously nurse my daughters, now almost 7 months old. But they're getting too long and too heavy to share it for much longer. Can anyone...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By bklynem
If your crawlers or toddlers share a mattress on...

If your crawlers or toddlers share a mattress on the floor as their bed, how do you get everyone to sleep instead of play or pester each other? I am trying to decide on our sleeping arrangements, so...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-17-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By bklynem
There is plenty of time for them to learn to...

There is plenty of time for them to learn to nurse. My babies were born at 36 weeks and were pretty clueless at the breast for the first week or so of life. One used a nipple shield for a few weeks...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-27-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,434
Posted By bklynem
Does anyone know if there is a rain cover that...

Does anyone know if there is a rain cover that works with the Baby Trend Double Snap N Go, and if so where I can buy it online? It's getting cold here in NYC and we could use a little extra...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-30-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By bklynem
If you're not using a pillow against your lower...

If you're not using a pillow against your lower back (in addition to under your belly and between your knees), I recommend you try it. Having something there really helps my back relax. I also used...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-20-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By bklynem
I know how you feel mom_of_steele. I was so...

I know how you feel mom_of_steele. I was so worried about my contractions, I asked three different doctors in the practice about it--once in L&D, once on the phone, and once when I saw my regular...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,315
Posted By bklynem
Sounds like me starting at 22 weeks. It freaked...

Sounds like me starting at 22 weeks. It freaked me out and my doctor told me on the phone to go to L&D to get checked out for preterm labor. They confirmed that they were "toning" or non-labor...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-12-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By bklynem
Thanks, all -- so many interesting perspectives...

Thanks, all -- so many interesting perspectives here! I am not sure what we'll do, but I did come up with a really cute nickname for the name I am uncertain about, which makes me feel better about...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By bklynem
SuzyQ, Kate and Tess are such nice names. You...

SuzyQ, Kate and Tess are such nice names. You did a good job. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By bklynem
What's your experience with "negotiating" baby...

What's your experience with "negotiating" baby names with your significant other? We're expecting twin girls this fall. We've got one name for sure--I absolutely love it, and my partner likes it...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,473
Posted By bklynem
I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By bklynem
Thanks for all the input. I did participate in...

Thanks for all the input. I did participate in the hot tubbing over the weekend, just got out when I started to feel truly hot (always less than 10 minutes), and it was great. I felt better by the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-18-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By bklynem
Did any of you indulge in hot tubs and/or saunas...

Did any of you indulge in hot tubs and/or saunas while pregnant, especially well into the second and third trimester? The research I've done indicates that it's fine after the first trimester, as...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-03-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,623
Posted By bklynem
I love that photo, audy. It's great to see...

I love that photo, audy. It's great to see someone looking relaxed and happy so far along in their twin pregnancy, and to hear your success story.

Blueyezz, I also keep getting comments from...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-01-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By bklynem
This is a great thread. Thanks, everybody! ...

This is a great thread. Thanks, everybody!

-- Twin mom-to-be
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