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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By f&p'smama
I think that sounds like a fantastic gift & my...

I think that sounds like a fantastic gift & my girls would be happy to each get one.  My girls are happy to get the same things or different things.  It's not been such a big deal for us.  You're...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-14-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By f&p'smama
I stopped working at about 26 weeks.  I'm a...

I stopped working at about 26 weeks.  I'm a child psychologist & I wanted to have a firm ending date with my patients.  I wasn't going to go back to work after they were born, so I wanted to have a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By f&p'smama
I also think it's worth following up on your gut...

I also think it's worth following up on your gut feel & seeking an evaluation of your twins.  My twins were crazy, destroyers who did things my singleton has never done and I'd be shocked if he did...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By f&p'smama
I had the same thing -- presenting twin was...

I had the same thing -- presenting twin was transverse so I had a C-section.  I had a beautiful VBAC with my singleton, 2 years, 9 months later.  It was a very quick birth.  I went in to labor and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By f&p'smama
I should add that our school is a K - 8 and the...

I should add that our school is a K - 8 and the school does get bigger in middle school, adding 20 new kids, so I assume my girls will have the opportunity to take classes separately in 6th grade.  
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By f&p'smama
My DZ girls are now in first grade at a very...

My DZ girls are now in first grade at a very small school with only one grade per class.  Oddly enough, there is a set of MZ boys in their class and our two sets of twins were the first at the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-17-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By f&p'smama
all 3 of mine have been the most interested in...

all 3 of mine have been the most interested in nursing at around a year and a half.  have you ever tried to distract them with a book, offer a cup of water or a snack when they ask to nurse?  i...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-17-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By f&p'smama
that's fantastic!  congratulations on the...

that's fantastic!  congratulations on the arrival of your triplets!  it's wonderful that you stood up for your babies and got them a safe vaginal birth!  i hope they're out of the nicu and home with...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-16-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By f&p'smama
Well mine were di/di so maybe that makes a...

Well mine were di/di so maybe that makes a difference?  But I had U/S every 4 weeks starting at 18 weeks.  We had NSTs, weekly I think, starting at 32-weeks, IIRC.  And at every OB appointment...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,533
Posted By f&p'smama
I just remembered a great one.  We were at a...

I just remembered a great one.  We were at a toddler music class when the girls were about 15-months.  They were running every which way, never the same direction, you know doing lots of things,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,533
Posted By f&p'smama
I had twins and could never leave the house...

I had twins and could never leave the house without hearing how full my hands were at least 3 times.  Then I had another one almost 3 years later.  A boy after girls and it was not only how full my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By f&p'smama
I got pregnant when my twins were 2, so they're...

I got pregnant when my twins were 2, so they're 2 years, 9 months apart.  It was a bit crazy in the beginning, but the kids are close enough in age that they all play together now.  I remember when...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-08-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By f&p'smama
I had another one on the way and one of my twins...

I had another one on the way and one of my twins would only poop on the floor.  She was afraid to poop in a potty.  Not the same situation as yours I know, but similar in that she could physically...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-04-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By f&p'smama
My twins were like that, too.  I can relate to...

My twins were like that, too.  I can relate to the guilt.  Everyone told me it would even out eventually and I didn't believe them.  And it didn't.  For years.  But eventually things switched and my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-05-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,845
Posted By f&p'smama
I also think they're MZ and very cute!  

I also think they're MZ and very cute!  
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By f&p'smama
I think it's fine.  If it was some random boy's...

I think it's fine.  If it was some random boy's name that you like, I wouldn't do it.  But since it's your maiden name, I think it's a good idea.  
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-15-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By f&p'smama
Oh my gosh, my heart is breaking with, "Ray ray...

Oh my gosh, my heart is breaking with, "Ray ray doesn't love me."  My twins are very different from each other, but not in the ways yours seem to be and they have no separate friends.  Do you think...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By f&p'smama
  Can you come up with a plan in which you can...


Can you come up with a plan in which you can stay home for a year and maybe he can forego some of his "toys" and you all can live more frugally in that time?  Figure out a work-able budget for...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By f&p'smama
I am in Orinda.  There are crunchy people here...

I am in Orinda.  There are crunchy people here and there here, mostly people who moved out from Berkeley for Lamorinda schools.  Seems like the holistic mom's thing is nice.  I've never been able to...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-07-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By f&p'smama
  I VBAC-ed my littlest one at Alta Bates and...


I VBAC-ed my littlest one at Alta Bates and had a very good experience with labor and delivery.  I had a truly wonderful nurse who stayed 4 hours beyond the end of her shift on New Years Eve to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By f&p'smama
I agree with what Red Pajama wrote about getting...

I agree with what Red Pajama wrote about getting help from anywhere you possibly can.  Maybe when summer gets here you could hire a local high school girl to be a mother's helper?  Maybe you could...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-17-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By f&p'smama
Wow!  Congrats mama!  Sounds like a lovely...

Wow!  Congrats mama!  Sounds like a lovely birth.  Enjoy your babymoon.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By f&p'smama
My twins fought all the time as toddlers, too....

My twins fought all the time as toddlers, too.  And like hergrace's, mine bit each other too.  My singleton has never ever ever bitten another child and has no where near the level of aggression...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By f&p'smama
How about something like homemade playdough?...

How about something like homemade playdough?  You could put it in empty jam jars or some mason jars.  That would be less than a dollar and your son would have fun making it.  I know it's something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By f&p'smama
My littlest one just doesn't like classes very...

My littlest one just doesn't like classes very much.  We do a music class and a clay class, but he won't really interact with the teachers at all and not so much with the other kids.  He mostly...
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