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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Gena 22
This is a very important point. That seems to be...

This is a very important point. That seems to be true across everything I've read. So, all of the studies that fail to consider di-di and mono-di twins in separate groups will get a false number of...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Gena 22
Oh, and also look for your local Moms of...

Oh, and also look for your local Moms of Multiples club. Ask around and see who liked their doctor, and anyone that had a natural twin birth. Those groups can be a great source of local info about...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Gena 22
My twins were just like yours, and we decided to...

My twins were just like yours, and we decided to have parallel care all throughout the pregnancy, and try for a homebirth if we got to full term. For us, a natural twin birth in the hospital was NOT...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Gena 22
What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but...

What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but it's a wonderful mental vacation! Hope someone here goes for it! :thumb
Forum: Homebirth   06-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Gena 22
Just my experience, not science: I was 38w5d...

Just my experience, not science:

I was 38w5d pregnant with twins and my midwife was going out of town. Already had some stirrings. First time mom.

Long walks (5 miles) were fantastic, but no...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Gena 22
Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're...

Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're thinking of relocating to Canada for our dream homestead. Looks gorgeous, but we're in the beginning of planning. Lots to consider.
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-05-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
Absolutely!!! And I'd really like to be more...

Absolutely!!! And I'd really like to be more helpful and understanding of my girls than you mom was. :Hug
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
You've got a point, discalceata. If my dad ever...

You've got a point, discalceata. If my dad ever screamed at my mom, it would have been terrifying and grounds for immediate action. And I'd never work with a "screamer."

But there' s screaming...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
The other thread about the Montana woman who...

The other thread about the Montana woman who didn't take her husband's issues personally struck a chord with me. I am taking my DH's moods very personally. OK, I can't help it, but doesn't make it...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
Lots of hugs. That sounds like a brutal fight. ...

Lots of hugs. That sounds like a brutal fight. I waited to write back because we had somehow come to a pretty good place. Don't know how long it lasted, but something like 5 weeks of acting like a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Gena 22
Don't know how old your twins are, but as they...

Don't know how old your twins are, but as they get a little bigger, tandem BF out and about gets a lot easier.  We used a car and the pillow as our most reliable method, but I did see some brave...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Gena 22
You sound like you handled things very gently! ...

You sound like you handled things very gently!
 
There are going to be meltdowns and hurt feelings, but I think another baby will ibe positive for your boys.  My girls are also 6 and in some ways...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Gena 22
I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the...

I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the ones on my nightstand right now:
 
5 acres and independence (old but classic)
This ain't normal, folks by Joel Salatin (loud and light)
The...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Gena 22
Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!   Just...

Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!
 
Just the process of writing my post cleared a few things up.  Sometime soon I hope my DH and I can visit the OP; neither of us have ever been.  I've only...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Gena 22
One thing lead to another, and a little while...

One thing lead to another, and a little while ago my husband and I "snapped" and are now hoping / planning to find a spot to homestead and go as off-the-grid and self-sufficient as possible.
 ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Gena 22
Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to...

Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to visit again soon.  Completed the survey, good luck!
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gitanamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399097/deeply-moody-husband-how-to-cope#post_17593567)
I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Gena 22
There's a bad movie called "Couple's Retreat." ...

There's a bad movie called "Couple's Retreat."  In it, two guys are talking - one married for a few years, the other dating.  The dating guy was complaining that they don't have sex as much as they...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
I talked to my husband a bit.  Not sure where we...

I talked to my husband a bit.  Not sure where we are.  He can't change who he is now - moody.  And he's unwilling to make any changes - all his energy goes into his business.  Which I can't argue...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Gena 22
Sounds like there's some history here I haven't...

Sounds like there's some history here I haven't caught up on. 
 
Obviously, some of those are TERRIBLE ideas (coin-op and laborer), and having to be a cheerleader for them (and directly or...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
See, writing help,  I just had a good idea.  Our...

See, writing help,  I just had a good idea.  Our 10th anniversary is 6 months away.  I could suggest that he has until then to work on his issues - manage his work and health.  During that time, I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-17-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gena 22
I'm writing here mostly to clear my mind, it's...

I'm writing here mostly to clear my mind, it's reeling from endless fights with my DH.  When I married him we had such a great relationship.  IF he was ever moody, blood sugar was the issue.  Get...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Gena 22
Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few...

Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few weeks with my little ones was spent on our couch.  I had a twin breastfeeding pillow (get one!  I found I needed two, one for my house, one for my...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,484
Posted By Gena 22
Turquesa: "...

Turquesa: " (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/83497/turquesa)I've honestly stopped frequenting this forum because of its shift over the years."
 
Me too.  Just stumbled back here after a long...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Gena 22
Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a...

Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a co-sleeper, then shared a crib for a few weeks after that.  My girls weren't picky - they shared a room very close to ours.  We were close but seemed...
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