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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dsb76
Thanks so much for the responses.  I have...

Thanks so much for the responses.  I have realized over the past week how much I was short changing both babies when nursing.  I think because of exhaustion, always having another hungry baby...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By dsb76
My doctor is recommending advancing solids...

My doctor is recommending advancing solids quickly (but also wants me to supplement).  One of the babes is keen on eating, the other is only this week seeming a little interested (still has the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By dsb76
My twins are 6 month old and at their "well...

My twins are 6 month old and at their "well visit" today both have fallen off their growth curve.  My pediatrician is recommending that I increase formula supplementation rather drastically. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-08-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By dsb76
Hi,  I have a medela freestyle that is about 3...

Hi,  I have a medela freestyle that is about 3 years old that I used with my first child and now I'm using for my twins.  I recently started to have problems with the suction and was wondering if...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By dsb76
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by KeanusMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1347511/how-do-you-pump-feed-your-baby/0_100#post_16907607)...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsb76
I haven't been on this forum for a while.  Maybe...

I haven't been on this forum for a while.  Maybe another expecting mom would like to take it over because I am back at work and not to attentive to updating lists right now.
 
I went back to work...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-23-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By dsb76
do you know which swab grew e coli?  If it was...

do you know which swab grew e coli?  If it was the butt swab it might be a contaminant and not actually causing the rash itself.  I think skin infections from e. coli are pretty rare.
 
Did the...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By dsb76
I hired a doula knowing that there was a strong...

I hired a doula knowing that there was a strong possibility I would have a c-section and also knowing that the doula would not be allowed in the OR with me.  Originally I worked out a deal with my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By dsb76
Thank you for all the info.  Question: How much...

Thank you for all the info.  Question: How much did you estimate each baby needed for 1 day (24 hours)?  Is 25 oz a good guess?  I have close to 250 oz stored but I realize that some will be wasted...
Forum: December 2011   12-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By dsb76
I feel similarly.  Except I am pretty sure that...

I feel similarly.  Except I am pretty sure that 3 is enough for me.  I am disappointed I never got the birth I wanted (dd1 was induced and the twins were a c-section).  I was also really happy being...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By dsb76
Thanks for the advice.  Things have improved...

Thanks for the advice.  Things have improved over the past week - both babies are nursing exclusively and gaining weight and I'm not particularly engorged any more.  I was a little concerned about...
Forum: December 2011   12-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By dsb76
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by wendizbaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337545/maddox-is-here/20#post_16773534)

What's a SNS?...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By dsb76
My twins are now 3 weeks old, have been home...

My twins are now 3 weeks old, have been home from the nicu about a week, are gaining weight, appear to be nursing well.  I have also been blessed with a great milk supply.  When the twins were in...
Forum: December 2011   11-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By dsb76
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: December 2011   11-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By dsb76
Beautiful! Congrats!

Beautiful! Congrats!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-26-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsb76
We really lucked out as our dd has been great...

We really lucked out as our dd has been great about having her new brother and sister home.  I think it helps a lot to have a good support around - my mother and dd's regular babysitter/childcare...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-25-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsb76
Congrats - I will add you to the list as soon as...

Congrats - I will add you to the list as soon as I can.
 
My twins were born 11/9/11 at 36wks: Audrey and Maxwell.  Both are finally out of the NICU and home this week (Max on Monday and Audrey on...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-25-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,103
Posted By dsb76
I believe the hospital I delivered at would not...

I believe the hospital I delivered at would not let your infant room in the first night after your delivery unless your partner or helper was staying with you if you had a c-section - which makes...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-21-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By dsb76
Hi, My twins were late-preterm and are...

Hi,
My twins were late-preterm and are hopefully being discharged from the NICU today and tomorrow (yea!)  I have been pumping around the clock and have adequate milk supply for the time being and...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,103
Posted By dsb76
 I had a C-S about a week and a half ago so it...


I had a C-S about a week and a half ago so it is all fresh in my mind.  While I was in the hospital I was given Toradol (like IV motrin) every 6hours - that worked the best for my pain and small...
Forum: December 2011   11-20-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 26,742
Posted By dsb76
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nymama531 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1312273/belly-photos/280#post_16756044)can we have a group to...
Forum: December 2011   11-17-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By dsb76
Congrats!!!  Paxton is beautiful.   My...

Congrats!!!  Paxton is beautiful.
 
My little guys were 36 weekers too.  And while they did not have jaundice (they remained under the curve) they had other preemie issues.  There seems to be a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-16-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By dsb76
Hi,  I'm new to this forum and I'm following the...

Hi,  I'm new to this forum and I'm following the responses you get.
My twins are currently in the NICU (born at 36 wks and having trouble with temperature stability and feeding).  Given the...
Forum: December 2011   11-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 26,742
Posted By dsb76
Here is a picture from last week (36wks) a few...

Here is a picture from last week (36wks) a few hours before delivery.  Sorry it is blurry.
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/41756/width/523/height/700...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-14-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By dsb76
This is cross-posted with my ddc   Audrey...

This is cross-posted with my ddc
 
Audrey Elaine and Maxwell Zachary were born 11/9/11
 
Pictures:
http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../image/id/807588/width/523/height/700/flags/LL...
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