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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By torio
We exclusively breastfed and we co-sleep. Babes...

We exclusively breastfed and we co-sleep. Babes started some solids (self-feeding) around 9 mos and at 16 mos are still breastfeeding through the night. My cycle returned exactly at 1 year and has...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-25-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By torio
Our 16 mos old twins have always slept with us....

Our 16 mos old twins have always slept with us. DH, the babes and I share a queen plus a twin mattress shoved together on the floor. I'm in no rush to move them into their own beds. I feel like a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-25-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By torio
First our fish spawned. Then two litters of...

First our fish spawned. Then two litters of kittens were followed by a litter of 11 puppies. Then we got pregnant (natural conception) and it was twins. Our friends call our home "fertility house."...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-25-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By torio
I have no advice, but mama I'm with you!

I have no advice, but mama I'm with you!
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   09-25-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By torio
I'm in Miami, but friends say the Boca...

I'm in Miami, but friends say the Boca children's museum has great classes. Good luck!
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   09-25-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By torio
Welcome back to FL. I've been in Miami 10 years....

Welcome back to FL. I've been in Miami 10 years. We've got 16 mos old boy/girl twins. There are some like-minded families around, but you do have to look for them. If you head down Miami way look us...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By torio
Quote: Originally Posted by pelirroja...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pelirroja http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11561667)
When dd was younger (she's 1 now), dh would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By torio
I've got 13 mos twins in CDs, though sometimes...

I've got 13 mos twins in CDs, though sometimes when we're out all day and especially if DH is with us, we use disposables. We own a standard diaper bag, but it's too big to carry when I'm wearing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,948
Posted By torio
Yeah for the LLL parade entry! We had a nurse-in...

Yeah for the LLL parade entry! We had a nurse-in at the mall back when my LOs were tiny babes. About 50 mamas showed and all the babes and toddlers latched on at the same time. It was fun. At the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By torio
Both of our twins learned to crawl on hardwood...

Both of our twins learned to crawl on hardwood and tile floors. DS started commando style at 4.5 mos and then switched to hands/knees. At 5.5 mos DD started with hands/knees. Except that they always...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By torio
Quote: Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11491735)
I second that!

Shes saying 'Hey...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By torio
I agree with the PPs who've distinguished...

I agree with the PPs who've distinguished between LO's interest in what we're doing and interest in actually eating. If you're ready for a mess let your LO play with a small piece of avocado or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By torio
yup. I was vegan for many years and returned to...

yup. I was vegan for many years and returned to an omnivorous diet while traveling a lot. Both of our twins love meat, though DD is especially carnivorous. She prefers meat over vegetables (though...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By torio
Sounds like you're pretty well in touch with...

Sounds like you're pretty well in touch with your LOs growth and development. I wouldn't worry about what others say. Both of our twins went through similar phases and usually it was about learning...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,948
Posted By torio
Congrats to Ev on the good check up and weight...

Congrats to Ev on the good check up and weight gain!
Congrats to Lucy for the first steps!
Congrats to all the birthday kiddos and new teeth and all the posts I missed!

Clay, Both of our kiddos...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By torio
Hugs Mama! I think many of us have been (and may...

Hugs Mama! I think many of us have been (and may continue to be) there. There are a few things that have helped us with our twins. Before I list them I want to acknowledge that sometimes they STILL...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,948
Posted By torio
Steph, My DH also smokes. He promised to quit...

Steph, My DH also smokes. He promised to quit when we got pregnant. Then he promised to quit when our babes were born. Then... Well, you get the idea. I know that the stress of twins (and he's been...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,948
Posted By torio
Linka does the leaning speed-walk too! At the...

Linka does the leaning speed-walk too! At the splash park she scares me because she is so unafraid of the rough big kids. She doesn't mind falling, getting knocked over....she ends up with scraped...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-10-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By torio
Quote: Originally Posted by butterfly_mommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by butterfly_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11437804)
I don't have any advice either as we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 3,948
Posted By torio
Willo, DD's teeth have been coming in left...

Willo, DD's teeth have been coming in left first, then the right. Interestingly DS is just the opposite. Almost always it's 2 teeth with the first having a slight lead.

Steph, DS just cut his 2...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By torio
Hugs, especially to your DH. Our twins were the...

Hugs, especially to your DH. Our twins were the same way, but they now light up for DH like for no one else including me! Remind your DH that she loves him, but that showing it will come in time....
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By torio
I always seem to have enough milk to spray. Both...

I always seem to have enough milk to spray. Both twins LOVE to have boobie milk fights. We all probably smell like milk all the time. I've given up. But then all of our friends always comment about...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-06-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By torio
hugs to you mama! Although our situation...

hugs to you mama!

Although our situation was not the same as yours we too had to figure out how to manage relationships with perinatologists, midwives and OB. You're lucky to have midwives who...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-06-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By torio
I too ended up with an unwanted c/s because we...

I too ended up with an unwanted c/s because we could find no one who was willing to help us with a home birth. I still wish that I had at least tried at home. Baby A was full breech, then footling,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-06-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By torio
Congratulations and thanks for sharing! We need...

Congratulations and thanks for sharing! We need wonderful role models like you! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
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