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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Julia'sMom
Thanks!  I'm putting 2 hours on the invites, but...

Thanks!  I'm putting 2 hours on the invites, but will plan on longer.  I was planning finger food (not over meal time) and cake (of course).  Dd was not in favor of cupcakes and is begging to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Julia'sMom
This is the first party we are planning with...

This is the first party we are planning with dd's friends invited.  We plan on being in the backyard with the sprinkler and baby pool.  We'll have a game or two (water balloons), a simple craft, a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Julia'sMom
I just wanted to add that I did sleep with my...

I just wanted to add that I did sleep with my twins (and 4yo) every afternoon.  I never did that with my first dd, but needed it desperately with all three kids.  I found I could nurse both twins in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By Julia'sMom
Hug   I only read the original post.  My...

Hug
 
I only read the original post.  My twins are now 2 years old...and my house is still a mess.  Although, it is a ton better.  I will say that from the age when they first start to move (crawl...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 174
Posted By Julia'sMom
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  I appreciate...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  I appreciate all of the replys.  For those of you that go yearly, do you remember a particular age of your children when it was just perfect?  Have any of your...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By Julia'sMom
I almost cried readying this thread.  :)  I was...

I almost cried readying this thread.  :)  I was just coming to vent about my teething two-year olds.  If I could sleep, it would be so much more manageable...and now you say three is worse. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-11-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 174
Posted By Julia'sMom
My dh and I are really stuck on this question. ...

My dh and I are really stuck on this question.  We only foresee being able to afford to go to Disney World like twice during our kids lives.  So. . .what is the best age to take them?  We have a dd...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-10-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By Julia'sMom
When they were little, I would use the buckets...

When they were little, I would use the buckets and put one on the seat area and the other in the cart.  Groceries woudl go around them.  My 3-yo had to walk.  Otherwise, I could double carry them in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,030
Posted By Julia'sMom
I went in for my an appointment at 37w5d and...

I went in for my an appointment at 37w5d and both babies had moved since the previous appointment a week earlier.  My midwife gave me a sheet on spinning babies exercises.  I started them that...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   02-12-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Julia'sMom
Thanks for the info!   We just booked travel for...

Thanks for the info!   We just booked travel for over Memorial day weekend, I hope it's not too hot then as we do hope to walk most of it.  We're probably going to either bring an unbrella stroller...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   02-08-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Julia'sMom
Our family is starting to plan this year's...

Our family is starting to plan this year's vacation.  We plan on taking Amtrak to New Orleans and hope not to rent a car, but do all sightseeing by foot or public transportation.  We'll have 2...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-07-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Julia'sMom
Pacifiers started in the hospital for our eldest...

Pacifiers started in the hospital for our eldest dd.  She just had a high sucking need and would scream when not nursing.  She gave it up herself around 6 months.  So, we started with pacifiers for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Julia'sMom
I don't have any answers for you.  I just wanted...

I don't have any answers for you.  I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I lost my first set of twins at 12 weeks and had no problems with the next set.  I hope you can find...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Julia'sMom
I think the amount of nursing your twins are...

I think the amount of nursing your twins are doing is perfectly normal.  Their tummies are so small and the milk is digested quickly.  IN fact, I would have LOVED to have 3-4 hour spans at night at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,703
Posted By Julia'sMom
My water broke at 37w 5d.  I had contractions...

My water broke at 37w 5d.  I had contractions from about 8 weeks, but no change in cervix until delivery.  However, it is smart to get everything done asap.  The exhaustion of just surviving every...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-04-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Julia'sMom
Thanks for the replies.  I suppose I'm glad that...

Thanks for the replies.  I suppose I'm glad that I am not the only one to feel this way.  It is definately more fun, but oh so very tiring.  My house is a disaster and I can't keep up.  I feel like...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-03-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Julia'sMom
I remember it was really late with DD1 and as...

I remember it was really late with DD1 and as recent as 3 months ago, she was still regularily joining us in bed around midnight to 3am.  Now at 4.5 years, she sleeps all the way thru.  However,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-30-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Julia'sMom
So, we passed the babies' birthday.  Both are...

So, we passed the babies' birthday.  Both are happy, healthy kiddos.  Sarah is walking about, faster every day and Benjamin is still crawling, but determined to master the stairs.  Once they turned...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Julia'sMom
Thanks for the info!  I think we're going to...

Thanks for the info!  I think we're going to try.  We'll book a sleeper at least one direction, although it's nice to know it's not necessary.  We'll have two adults, dh and I.  Now I'm starting to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Julia'sMom
Good job making it work!  Talk about mortified,...

Good job making it work!  Talk about mortified, our Christmas Eve dinner was McDonalds.  Ugh.  But, it meant a more peaceful evening and I was so overtired that I was about to pass out.  So, we made...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Julia'sMom
Has anyone tried this?  The twins are only a...

Has anyone tried this?  The twins are only a year old and DD1 is 4 years old.  We're considering trying an Amtrak vacation with an overnight stay on the train.  I'm not sure how smart that is.  Any...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Julia'sMom
Has anyone done it?  We're considering an Amtrak...

Has anyone done it?  We're considering an Amtrak vacation which would include an overnight on teh train.  We're thinking of from Chicago to somwhere warmer like New Orleans or San Antonio.  The kids...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Julia'sMom
Last Christmas the twins were almost a month...

Last Christmas the twins were almost a month old.  Anything that I did not have completed by Halloween (yes, my shopping and wrapping was done by then) was not done.  I relied on family and friends...
Forum: Diapering   12-21-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Julia'sMom
Thanks so much!!  They seem to be gettign...

Thanks so much!!  They seem to be gettign better.  I'm experimenting with how much detergent to use.  I upped it to the full amount for a load, but that took like 10 rinses to get rid of suds.  So,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-21-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Julia'sMom
Ooohhh, that wood one with flowers is so...

Ooohhh, that wood one with flowers is so pretty.  That is what I was thinking of, but we just can't afford that price.  So...I did end up getting somethign plastic after all.  It's exactly what she...
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