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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By rachel65655
Mine are 17months and still share a crib.  We...

Mine are 17months and still share a crib.  We used a travel sized pack-n-play as a bassinet until they outgrew it.  They slept in it the short way (they were so tiny) for a couple of months and then...
Forum: Family Planning   04-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,827
Posted By rachel65655
soy is very high in estrogen and affects your...

soy is very high in estrogen and affects your hormones.
Forum: Family Planning   04-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By rachel65655
My grandmother had 13 children, over 60...

My grandmother had 13 children, over 60 grandchildren and nearly 40 great grandchildren when she passed away.  A few months before she died one of my aunts asked her if you ever get over that desire...
Forum: Family Planning   04-11-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,827
Posted By rachel65655
My husband just has to look at me and I'm...

My husband just has to look at me and I'm pregnant :)
Forum: Family Planning   02-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 15,989
Posted By rachel65655
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Forum: Family Planning   02-17-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 15,989
Posted By rachel65655
I am desperately wanting another baby but it is...

I am desperately wanting another baby but it is just not the right time for us.  We have 7 children - the oldest is 13 and the youngest are 14mo old twin girls.
 
We had a scare last month even...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-11-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By rachel65655
I wore them both in the moby until they were...

I wore them both in the moby until they were about 4 months and then they were just too big.  After that I used a moby on my back and the ergo in a hip carry.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,800
Posted By rachel65655
My twins were nearly the same weight as yours at...

My twins were nearly the same weight as yours at my 34wk US.  The night before the US I could tell they were still head down.  I woke up that morning and my belly just felt weird and bigger in the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-09-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,357
Posted By rachel65655
36w0d

36w0d
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-09-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,959
Posted By rachel65655
Mine measured right on at my first US at 9 weeks...

Mine measured right on at my first US at 9 weeks but later on the measured at a 5 day different in estimated gestational age.  When they were born they were only 1oz different in weight but 1 twin...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By rachel65655
Baby 1 - 8 hours labor 45 min pushing baby 2 -...

Baby 1 - 8 hours labor 45 min pushing
baby 2 - 3 hours labor 1 push
baby 3 - induced then 6 hours labor 1 push
baby 4 - same as baby 3
baby 5 - natural labor 7 hours - 1 push
twins 6&7 -...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,877
Posted By rachel65655
Less than 5 minutes.

Less than 5 minutes.
Forum: Family Planning   01-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,329
Posted By rachel65655
FWIW...my husband could feel my diaphram and he...

FWIW...my husband could feel my diaphram and he hated it.
Forum: Fertility   01-29-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By rachel65655
I had twins in Dec 09....so they just turned 13...

I had twins in Dec 09....so they just turned 13 mo old.  I haven't been on in awhile but need some womanly advice.
 
I got my period back at 4 mo PP and they have been like clockwork...every 28...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By rachel65655
I conceived my twins while nursing my 15mo old. ...

I conceived my twins while nursing my 15mo old.  I had a weird pp cycle with no ovulation and long bleeding time and then conceived the twins
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,235
Posted By rachel65655
36 weeks born at home so no NICU

36 weeks born at home so no NICU
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-29-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,304
Posted By rachel65655
What's great about it: Watching them sleep...

What's great about it:

Watching them sleep all cuddled together.
Rocking them as one sleeps on each shoulder.
Seeing them "notice" eachother for the first time and their faces light up.
Double...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-21-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By rachel65655
Congrats! My twins were my 6th pregnancy...

Congrats!

My twins were my 6th pregnancy and I "KNEW" right away. I did not have an US to confirm until 9 wks but I knew from the time I was only 5 weeks. The pregnancy was sooo different. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-21-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By rachel65655
My girls were born at home less than 5 minutes...

My girls were born at home less than 5 minutes apart.

I held my baby A for less than 2 minutes before I felt the need to push again - it was the very next contraction after Anna was born. She had...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-20-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,461
Posted By rachel65655
I had a wonderful pregnancy considering. I was...

I had a wonderful pregnancy considering. I was not on bedrest although I didn't get around real quick the last several weeks. I did have issues with shortness of breath but a good sturdy back brace...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-20-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By rachel65655
I did not end up nursing my twins. We tried, I...

I did not end up nursing my twins. We tried, I mean REALLLY tried, but we couldn't seem to overcome latch issues, constantly passing around thrush, yeast infections in my breasts...after a rocky...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By rachel65655
I had this problem later in my pregnancy when my...

I had this problem later in my pregnancy when my belly was getting bigger. The increased weight of my belly was pulling on my chest and making it harder to breath and subsequently my heart would...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-31-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,842
Posted By rachel65655
I'm not sure about how much extra milk and eggs...

I'm not sure about how much extra milk and eggs you get breastfeeding twins because we don't have it put on our checks. We have a farm and milk our own cows and have chickens and I don't get those...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-22-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By rachel65655
The 7 Silly Eaters....it's cute and has twin...

The 7 Silly Eaters....it's cute and has twin girls in it. Somebody had suggested it to me because we have 7 children an the youngest are twin girls, just like in the book. It has become a favorite...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-22-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By rachel65655
I had myself very stressed out and thought that...

I had myself very stressed out and thought that it was going to be terrible but it really turned out to be no where near as bad as I had anticipated despite all the issues we were having at first.
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