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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-09-2011, 06:01 PM
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Views: 338
Posted By DoomaYula
I'm moving from Charlotte to Cary, NC and...

I'm moving from Charlotte to Cary, NC and because of surgery I make about half my baby's supply via nursing, and use about 12-16oz/day of donor milk. Yes, I take lots of domperidone. Does anyone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By DoomaYula
I am mostly unschooling wrt reading. I feel like...

I am mostly unschooling wrt reading. I feel like it's self-reinforcing so I don't need to do anything; they'll learn on their own time when they're ready. So one of my 8yo twins does not read --...
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,128
Posted By DoomaYula
Yes -- my 4th child was born at home and then I...

Yes -- my 4th child was born at home and then I transported for pph/retained placenta. I was incredibly devastated by the situation. When I got pregnant with #5, I planned another homebirth, even...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By DoomaYula
Hiya Rachael -- glad to see you found your way...

Hiya Rachael -- glad to see you found your way over here from CM! 
 
I can't answer questions about working or homebirthing, as I didn't do either but I can answer a little more about MZ vs DZ.
 ...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By DoomaYula
  *I have had twins vaginally in a hospital; a...


*I have had twins vaginally in a hospital; a baby in a birth center/hospital; and a homebirth that ended in a postpartum hospital transport for a retained placenta and pph. I was really really...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By DoomaYula
Mine are TTTS survivors as well -- born...

Mine are TTTS survivors as well -- born vaginally at 34w at 3.11 and 5.10. I was dx at 18 or 19w. 
 
I did not have any treatment, just very careful monitoring during my pregnancy. I had a care...
Forum: December 2010   12-23-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
It's my daily post on the overdue thread!    ...

It's my daily post on the overdue thread! 
 
41w6d and zoooooooooomg am I going to be pregnant forever? Feels like it! 
 
My mom is here -- she arrived at 40w4d thinking she'd meet the baby, or...
Forum: December 2010   12-23-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
I've been referring to this baby as "Tax...

I've been referring to this baby as "Tax Deduction" since I found out about him or her! I thought, "Since I'm due on December 11, I'll definitely get the 2010 deduction." Wouldn't it just be ironic...
Forum: December 2010   12-21-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
As of today, I am 41w3d. This is BY FAR the...

As of today, I am 41w3d. This is BY FAR the longest pregnancy I've ever had. With my last one -- my longest til now -- my water broke at 40w5d.
 
Is anyone else who's reaaaaaaaaaaaaallly past...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By DoomaYula
I didn't gain a lot of weight with my twins --...

I didn't gain a lot of weight with my twins -- but I did have reserves like others. I shot for whatever Dr. Luke said about nutrition, and I did the best I could. My twins were in a normal weight...
Forum: Dental   12-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By DoomaYula
I think some people are more prone to teeth...

I think some people are more prone to teeth issues than others -- neither my mom nor I have ever had any cavities, and none of my kids have had any.
 
That said, I've heard that some toddlers who...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By DoomaYula
Shot myself.   I probably would have gotten...

Shot myself.
 
I probably would have gotten more bf'ing info and support. I would have started going to LLL while I was pregnant and read more about bfing mults, and talked to more people about it.
Forum: December 2010   12-19-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
double post.

double post.
Forum: December 2010   12-19-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
My midwife has a client in labor -- who wasn't...

My midwife has a client in labor -- who wasn't due for more than two weeks after me!
 
Whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
 
I did have a tiny bit of bloody show this morning. It's my first sign...
Forum: December 2010   12-18-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
I'm still here. A week past my EDD and...

I'm still here. A week past my EDD and counting... this is the longest I've ever been pregnant. My three previous pregnancies were 34w (induced for IUGR in twins), 40w, and 41w.
 
I saw my midwife...
Forum: December 2010   12-18-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,219
Posted By DoomaYula
Yep, I'm another terrible wife/mom right now. No...

Yep, I'm another terrible wife/mom right now. No patience, a very short fuse, and I feel like I'm on the warpath! I'm a week past my EDD.
Forum: December 2010   12-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,780
Posted By DoomaYula
I'm a day past my "official" EDD (by u/s). By...

I'm a day past my "official" EDD (by u/s). By LMP, I'm nearly 2w past! However, I am trying not to complain too much because this pregnancy hasn't been as physically difficult as my other three....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-07-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,887
Posted By DoomaYula
I have MZ boys and I dressed them alike almost...

I have MZ boys and I dressed them alike almost all the time until they were about 2 or 3yo, when they started dressing themselves. I thought (still think!) it's so cute to see twins dressed alike...
Forum: December 2010   11-26-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By DoomaYula
Get some receiving blankets! When I had my first...

Get some receiving blankets! When I had my first kids, I got tons -- now I'm on #5 and I have none left. 
 
Lanolize some wool. Make some freezer meals. Do some more laundry. 
 
BELLY CAST is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-24-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By DoomaYula
I'm a snarky one by nature so I usually say...

I'm a snarky one by nature so I usually say something snarky back. 
 
To "Are they ALL yours?" I look directly into the person's eyes and ask, "Who else would they belong to?" aka you are an idiot...
Forum: December 2010   11-17-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,137
Posted By DoomaYula
I've had a pretty laissez-faire history of...

I've had a pretty laissez-faire history of appointments -- I'm having a homebirth but my midwife said I'm calling the shots on how frequently I have appts with her. Between the Ob I see occasionally...
Forum: December 2010   11-14-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By DoomaYula
I really want to have a festive atmosphere for...

I really want to have a festive atmosphere for this kiddo, so I want to get things started early. I -- I mean, dh -- put up some Cmas lights today. We did window outlines. The icicle lights will go...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By DoomaYula
Thank you. I'm really trying hard to love him...

Thank you. I'm really trying hard to love him tremendously. I always tell him that I love him, but I don't like XYZ behavior. I just started re-reading How To Talk for the fourth or fifth time, for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By DoomaYula
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When one of my now-7yo twins was 4yo, he was suspended from preschool for having a meltdown and throwing a chair at a teacher and at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-08-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,204
Posted By DoomaYula
I can't believe you've gotten nasty responses...

I can't believe you've gotten nasty responses about having twins. I will say, having twins is _difficult_ but I would never say anything terrible to a mom pregnant with twins!

Sleep is hard to...
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