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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By nepenthesea
Yeah, it annoys me too!...

Yeah, it annoys me too! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:

I was, and still am, a relatively small baby and woman. My children weighed a little over 4 lbs. when they...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-27-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by OGirlieMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGirlieMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10343411)
Well, infection and someone tugging at...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,447
Posted By nepenthesea
I left my husband five months ago, and am just...

I left my husband five months ago, and am just now beginning to check out this forum, sadly enough.

I started seeing a new guy about 2 months ago. He is a friend of 11 years, so not a complete...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,763
Posted By nepenthesea
I quit wearing mine the day I saw my husband's...

I quit wearing mine the day I saw my husband's text messages to and from a family friend, the last woman I thought I could trust him with. I knew then it was over for good.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,116
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by riverundine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by riverundine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10094412)
yep, dd too. she especially loves the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By nepenthesea
I feel the same way most of you do. And I still...

I feel the same way most of you do. And I still don't really know exactly why I went into early labor. Everything was going smoothly enough that we didn't even know I was carrying twins, until my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By nepenthesea
I know what you mean about how uncomfortable it...

I know what you mean about how uncomfortable it is to nurse them to sleep while sitting up. I sat up in the bed, using a nursing pillow, for over a year but then it got to where it took forever for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By nepenthesea
Still nursing both of mine at almost 24 months....

Still nursing both of mine at almost 24 months. I almost gave up trying to nurse very early on (supply worries, bad advice from drs., etc.) and it amazes me that I still am nursing. My original goal...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,068
Posted By nepenthesea
Mine were born about 5 1/2 hours apart! Furie...

Mine were born about 5 1/2 hours apart! Furie was a natural birth, and Fenix came via c-section because she wouldn't descend at all and the drs. feared infection, so...A couple of hours after Furie...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-24-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,116
Posted By nepenthesea
Mine like annoying toddler music, like all kids,...

Mine like annoying toddler music, like all kids, but they like some good stuff, too. They like Operation Ivy, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Hindu chants, etherel goth...all kinds of stuff. They were...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 746
Posted By nepenthesea
Hi mamas, Congratulations to all of you...

Hi mamas,

Congratulations to all of you expectant mamas!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif And I'm so happy to read about all the little ones, and how they're doing....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-23-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by gwerydd...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwerydd http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10085137)
my home care nurse had a preemie and was so...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-22-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By nepenthesea
My girls spent the first five weeks of their...

My girls spent the first five weeks of their lives in NICU. I practically lived there during that time, and helped take care of them as much as possible. Some of the nurses were like, "You're good...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-22-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,606
Posted By nepenthesea
OGirlieMama told me about this thread... I...

OGirlieMama told me about this thread...

I gave birth to Furie vaginally and unmedicated, which is what I planned all along, but wasn't sure if it was going to happen since they decided to come...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-09-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,641
Posted By nepenthesea
Here's an early pic of my girls from the...

Here's an early pic of my girls from the NICU,about 3 or 4 weeks old:

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...a/IM001106.jpg (http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/nepenthesea/IM001106.jpg)
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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-09-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By nepenthesea
Giving us a bump...

Giving us a bump http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

We need to get together, mamas!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-09-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By nepenthesea
Try a Dr. Nabulsi in Midland. Actually, there...

Try a Dr. Nabulsi in Midland. Actually, there are two - they are a married couple. My midwives recommended him. I ended up being scheduled with the wife, and she pushes vax way more than he...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by Radish4ever...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radish4ever http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7662639)
As far as midwife recommendations - I had...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-09-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By nepenthesea
I have co-slept with my 9 week-early preemie...

I have co-slept with my 9 week-early preemie twins since their due date, and it has always been fine. I would have co-slept earlier, but before their due date, we were still staying at my SIL's...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By nepenthesea
I just left my husband and moved back to...

I just left my husband and moved back to Amarillo to live with family. I am going to start school at AC (Associates in Nursing) as soon as I can. I have 18-month-old twin girls that are still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By nepenthesea
I haven't been on this forum in ages, because we...

I haven't been on this forum in ages, because we didn't have the internet for a while. I've been missing it...

My flower fairies are doing great. They are starting to say family members' names,...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by OGirlieMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGirlieMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6902156)
I have read that preemies may teethe late....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 691
Posted By nepenthesea
Wow, I don't know if I have ever had a chance to...

Wow, I don't know if I have ever had a chance to post twice in one mon th on these update threads....

Red Oak Mama, congratulations on your first steps towards adopting a new child! That is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 691
Posted By nepenthesea
Quote: Originally Posted by Tine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6933941)
It's so great to hear from ALL of you, old-timers...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 691
Posted By nepenthesea
Hey, I'm glad I caught this thread in the early...

Hey, I'm glad I caught this thread in the early stage, instead of at the end like I usually do!

My flower fairies turned 1 on New Year's Day. Aaagh! I just can't believe...
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