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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 14,188
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Long time since an update, but here we are at...

Long time since an update, but here we are at 697 items gone! We had a rummage sale and donated everything that didn't sell and that really helped!
Forum: Diapering   07-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Amanda Leigh
A very inexpensive option is cotton flannel...

A very inexpensive option is cotton flannel receiving blankets as flats. I had a bunch and they work really well.
Forum: Diapering   06-07-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Oh, also I leave a lot of the absorbancy up...

Oh, also I leave a lot of the absorbancy up front. If I use a doubler at all, I fold it in half and stick it in the front of the diaper, the back of their diapers is almost never wet even when the...
Forum: Diapering   06-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I have twin boys and I can say it depends on the...

I have twin boys and I can say it depends on the baby for peeing and erection issues. They both peed some times, but DS2 usually peed on himself not on me. I just dropped a cloth wipe over his penis...
Forum: Diapering   03-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I use it too and wash all together. We don't...

I use it too and wash all together. We don't have a smell after washing. Are you diluting it enough? We use one cap full with 2-3 cups of water.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I was just looking on this group for information...

I was just looking on this group for information about anxiety about the NICU. We only had 17 days in the NICU, but they were still very hard. My boys are 7.5 months old and I still have a full body...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I agree with the EZ 2 Nurse pillow and like the...

I agree with the EZ 2 Nurse pillow and like the previous post said you don't really need two of everything. We had one swing and one bouncy chair which was a great help. As they got older we did get...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Another helpful thing for us was to use a rolled...

Another helpful thing for us was to use a rolled receiving blanket under the baby's butt to help position them when they were "froggy" legged inside the ergo. We had an infant insert and we hated...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Amanda Leigh
When they were really little I carried them...

When they were really little I carried them together in an ergo. It's not strictly approved, but I felt that I could keep their butts in safely since they really were tiny. Here's a pic:
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Forum: Babywearing   01-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,943
Posted By Amanda Leigh
We never used one. We have two Ergos and both DH...

We never used one. We have two Ergos and both DH and I didn't like the insert. We just used a rolled blanket under their butts. They were both little enough that their heads were supported by the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-03-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 14,188
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I'm going to give it a go too! We moved in to...

I'm going to give it a go too! We moved in to our house 3 weeks before I was in the hospital in pre-term labor and we hadn't come close to un-packing. Fast forward to now: the boys are 6 months old...
Forum: Family Safety   01-02-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I don't have any great ideas for you, but you...

I don't have any great ideas for you, but you may want to think twice about checking a car seat. My sister sent me this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzmJr1a-BHU&feature=youtu.be She replaced...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-02-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,250
Posted By Amanda Leigh
    We had an Arms Reach co-sleeper next to...


 
We had an Arms Reach co-sleeper next to our bed for a little while, but I didn't really like it. I found it hurt my back to be lifting them up and over the edge between the co-sleeper and our...
Forum: Diapering   12-29-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I use a container like this...

I use a container like this http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Clip-Soft-Fern-Latches/dp/B004QJM0DG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325199566&sr=8-3...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I worked until the day I went into PTL at 28...

I worked until the day I went into PTL at 28 weeks. Boys were born at 34 weeks.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-26-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I can't really answer 1,2 and 4 as I didn't have...

I can't really answer 1,2 and 4 as I didn't have GBS and I had lots of problems with pre-term labor and already had IV's so I can't really help with 1 and 2. However, my boys were preemies and we...
Forum: Babywearing   11-09-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,411
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I babywear because I have twins and I'd never...

I babywear because I have twins and I'd never get anything done if I didn't wear at least one (but often both) of my boys!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-14-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Thanks for all the support everyone; It really...

Thanks for all the support everyone; It really does help!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-11-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Thanks for the hugs and advice. It helps just to...

Thanks for the hugs and advice. It helps just to get it out a little. I do use the EZ2Nurse pillow and it's amazing when they both eat at the same time. When I try to feed both when only one seems...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Oh, and we moved into our house less than a...

Oh, and we moved into our house less than a month before I was admitted to the hospital in pre-term labor and I don't have a ton of boxes unpacked yet. And my MIL keeps bringing more and more crap...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-11-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I have three and a half month old twin boys....

I have three and a half month old twin boys. They are amazing. But I am struggling. Some days I think my brain would explode if it had time, but it doesn't. I just need a second to vent and I think...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-07-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Amanda Leigh
Mine did as well. I was 3cm and 80% at 28 weeks...

Mine did as well. I was 3cm and 80% at 28 weeks and got to 5cm and 95% by 34 weeks. I was contracting but didn't feel anything. They were able to measure cervical length on an abdominal ultrasound....
Forum: Babywearing   10-04-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,441
Posted By Amanda Leigh
He sure does, we have 3.5 mo twins so it's much...

He sure does, we have 3.5 mo twins so it's much easier for us each to wear a baby when we go out. We have two Ergos and love them!
Forum: Diapering   09-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Amanda Leigh
We kept our diapers in our room for a while too....

We kept our diapers in our room for a while too. We keep the dirty diapers in a Sterilite container like this one: http://www.target.com/p/Sterilite-Medium-Clip-Box-Green-Set-of-4/-/A-13168068.  We...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-15-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Amanda Leigh
I am a nurse and I feel that some of my values...

I am a nurse and I feel that some of my values that lead to AP really make me a better nurse. The idea that all people, even one's who can't speak up for themselves (babies), deserve our respect and...
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