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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-15-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
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Mine will not wait without screaming.  And they...

Mine will not wait without screaming.  And they are too big for a swing. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By ThankfulMama
My twins are 15mos and DD1 is 4.  DH works late...

My twins are 15mos and DD1 is 4.  DH works late several evening a week and I'm struggling with nap time and bed time on my own.  I feel like an AP failure--still.  I was the OP on the Is it possible...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-16-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ThankfulMama
Thanks for the responses.  I think ill keep an...

Thanks for the responses.  I think ill keep an eye on it and, if it continues, I will send just enough milk for the day rather than having a lot of extra.  The problem is that they eat very little...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ThankfulMama
Thanks!  I'm cutting back on pumping--trying to...

Thanks!  I'm cutting back on pumping--trying to decide whether to stop and just use my freezer stash, but I think they have to either have BM or some other milk due to CACFP. :-/
 
I'd like for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ThankfulMama
My twins turn 1 this month and are still BFing...

My twins turn 1 this month and are still BFing every 2-3 hours when with me.  They go to daycare PT and I've asked daycare to try sippy cups with them, but daycare seems to be giving ever-increasing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By ThankfulMama
I'm looking for ideas for my 3yo DD who will...

I'm looking for ideas for my 3yo DD who will occasionally refuse to eat dinner (or only take a couple bites) and then says she's not hungry.  She then says she wants to eat later.  I really don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By ThankfulMama
I can't remember--will stopping pumping at 1...

I can't remember--will stopping pumping at 1 when we are apart affect my supply when we are together?  I.e. will it decline across the board or will my body simply adjust for the periods we are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By ThankfulMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ColoradoMama626 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By ThankfulMama
I was blessed to be able to stay home with DD1...

I was blessed to be able to stay home with DD1 until she was 18mos then work PT.  I'm now working "PT" and nursing twins who are 8mos actual (6.5 adjusted).  I'd like to keep BFing until at least...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By ThankfulMama
nak we started with arms reach regular and...

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we started with arms reach regular and loved it until they grew too long to lay perpendicular.  Now we have crib sidecarred and its musical beds with one or other next to me in my bed and other...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By ThankfulMama
Mine were preemies--by the time they came home...

Mine were preemies--by the time they came home they were still between 4-5lbs.  I started with them perpendicular to our bed in an arms reach full size cosleeper and it was perfect until now--they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By ThankfulMama
OP this happened to my newly 3yo DD just a few...

OP this happened to my newly 3yo DD just a few months ago--same thing.  Great use of potty, no accidents but got scared by  new preschool's auto flush and stopped going there--she would hold her...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By ThankfulMama
Our baby friendly hospital had a class for...

Our baby friendly hospital had a class for parents expecting multiples with a tour of nicu at end.  its a level III nicu so we are quite fortunate.  Id ask to tour if possible sooner the better if...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By ThankfulMama
OK, so I went ahead and sidecarred our crib and...

OK, so I went ahead and sidecarred our crib and they have so much more room.  I stuffed quilts on the far side and pushed the mattress up to our bed.  It is still about 4 inches lower than our bed....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By ThankfulMama
I think planning ahead is a good idea and it...

I think planning ahead is a good idea and it saved me a lot of stress.  I would start by touring the NICU(s) near you and deciding where to deliver.  Finding a baby friendly hospital would be best....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By ThankfulMama
DD1 started preschool in June and seems to be...

DD1 started preschool in June and seems to be loving it.  The problem is at pickup time--she doesn't want to come home.  At first I thought it was due to me picking her up with the new babies but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-21-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By ThankfulMama
Thanks.  I guess I need to just sidecar the...

Thanks.  I guess I need to just sidecar the crib.  I'm just worried that I don't know what to fill any gaps with (or where to get it).  
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By ThankfulMama
how long did they stay in same bed?  Mine are...

how long did they stay in same bed?  Mine are 3.5mo corrected and are still in the arms reach cosleeper together-- they are getting too long (i lay them crosswise) but I dont want to separate...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By ThankfulMama
nak DS1 is about 8 weeks corrected born at 34w...

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DS1 is about 8 weeks corrected born at 34w IUGR barely weighing 3lbs, 5wk in NICU.
He is still not able to eat enough at breast--im triple feeding and exclusively nursing his twin sister.
Ive...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By ThankfulMama
She is using the potty just fine at home. Its...

She is using the potty just fine at home. Its when she's at preschool that she will not use it. She definitely knows she needs to go because they offer/go very frequently. She also holds herself...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By ThankfulMama
My 3yo has been using the potty reliably for...

My 3yo has been using the potty reliably for 6mos. She started preschool at the beginning of the month and at the end of week 1 started holding her pee all day long (from 8am until 4 or 5:30pm). At...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By ThankfulMama
Thanks mamas.  I'm going to give these...

Thanks mamas.  I'm going to give these suggestions a try.  I think its pretty accurate to say the 4th, 5th, etc time is not going to yield results--only make me more frustrated. 
 
Are there any...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-08-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By ThankfulMama
What I'm doing is not working.  I am repeating...

What I'm doing is not working.  I am repeating myself all.day.long and I need tools.  I was going to check out How to talk book, but then I heard it was mostly for 5yo age.  I'm tired of asking 20...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By ThankfulMama
I had one due to IUGR.  I talked a lot to my OB...

I had one due to IUGR.  I talked a lot to my OB beforehand because I was hoping for a vaginal delivery as I had with DD1.  He knew my concerns and that I wanted to be with babies in NICU ASAP.  My...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By ThankfulMama
thanks mamas- I really needed your support.  I'm...

thanks mamas- I really needed your support.  I'm just not the mama I want to be lately.  DD1 is 3 and that brings its own challenges.  I feel like I am repeating myself all.day.long with...
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