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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-20-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By julyaugust
I've only got a moment, but didn't want to not...

I've only got a moment, but didn't want to not respond..... so glad to hear that you are feeling hopeful...it does get easier.
 
I was wondering if you've had a chance to see a lactation...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-09-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By julyaugust
I've been wanting to respond for the past few...

I've been wanting to respond for the past few days, but am usually too exhausted to string a proper sentence together, let alone form a meaningful reply that will convey how big a hug I would like...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By julyaugust
My girls are 11 months old and I remember those...

My girls are 11 months old and I remember those early days well! My DS was 2 and 9 months when his sisters were born and I remember being terrified that my relationship with him would change/suffer...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By julyaugust
Great thread - thanks for posting!!!   So,...

Great thread - thanks for posting!!!
 
So, my girls are 11 months old and I just can't get over how the time has flown! I remember being so terrified when I found out I was expecting twins, but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-30-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By julyaugust
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mylilmonkeys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361959/twin-tandem-nursing-question#post_17093230)
We...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-30-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By julyaugust
Mine were preemies too, and also between 4-5 lbs...

Mine were preemies too, and also between 4-5 lbs when they came home. I had/have them perpendicular to me in the bed and it works well for us. I shuffle to whoever wakes because mine are not easily...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By julyaugust
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Xerxella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361383/twin-moms-whove-had-babes-in-the-nicu/20#post_17087608)
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By julyaugust
Our girls are in a king bed with us, with a crib...

Our girls are in a king bed with us, with a crib sidecarred to the side, but no one's actually sleeping in the crib yet! We put the crib there because that's how we slept with DS (now 3). Now with...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By julyaugust
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Xerxella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361383/twin-moms-whove-had-babes-in-the-nicu#post_17086575)

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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By julyaugust
Ugh. Just seeing the word "NICU" makes me...

Ugh. Just seeing the word "NICU" makes me shudder. My girls were born at 34 weeks and were 4 lbs each. They were born at home after a very fast (no midwife, no paramedics, only DH made it in time!)...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By julyaugust
I agree with the previous responses: tandem...

I agree with the previous responses: tandem nursing was the only way we survived in the beginning.
 
A few other things that I found helpful:
 
I have my girls and my 3 yr old DS in a king bed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-19-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By julyaugust
Your questions are not ridiculous at all. I was...

Your questions are not ridiculous at all. I was completely freaked out at the thought of twins and now, 6 months in, I'm can honestly say that it's pretty amazing! I'm usually a lurker on these...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,396
Posted By julyaugust
Two Ergos works!!   We also loved the Ergo...

Two Ergos works!!
 
We also loved the Ergo for DS and wondered how we'd manage with twins. For the first 3 months I carried my girls together in a stretchy wrap, but then they got too big so we...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By julyaugust
Hey Mama, I'm wondering how the past few days...

Hey Mama,
I'm wondering how the past few days have been. I'm usually a lurker but wanted to respond! My twins are just shy of 5 months and I've got a 3 year old as well. I'm also trying to make...
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