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Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 05:24 PM
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Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by Gena 22...

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You could share this link with your friend,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by Spring Lily...

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If you really want to support her,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by OGirlieMama...

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You may have some good points, but you...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
I'm not suggesting she will be able to avoid all...

I'm not suggesting she will be able to avoid all problems. How early were your twins born? I've heard lots of twin stories where breastfeeding became impossible (or nearly impossible) because of how...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
I don't have a problem with her making different...

I don't have a problem with her making different decisions than I would. I just wish I could help her understand that she has decisons (rather than have her blindly trust her doctor). You think her...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
I doubt that is the case. She said that her...

I doubt that is the case. She said that her pregnancy is completely normal. I know. I don't want to pressure her, but I also wish I could find a way to plant some questions to get her researching...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By michellyn
I tried waking both babies to nurse at once, but...

I tried waking both babies to nurse at once, but it didn't work for me. Tandem nursing at night left me exhausted. When one woke, I pulled her next to me and nursed her lying down. When the next...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,185
Posted By michellyn
I don't remember my weights...

I don't remember my weights http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif But my twin pregnancy wasn't bad at all. I had more morning sickness than I'd had with my singletons and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By michellyn
I have an acquaintance who is expecting twins,...

I have an acquaintance who is expecting twins, and she keeps talking about "preemies" this and that. When I asked her if she had some particular risk factors, she said that her doctor said she won't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By michellyn
I had our twins at home. I'd had two hospital...

I had our twins at home. I'd had two hospital births with my sons; after the second, I was tired of fighting the doctor during birth. Due to ultrasounds (2 total during the pregnancy), we knew they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-15-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By michellyn
I'd read that delaying cord cutting could help...

I'd read that delaying cord cutting could help avoid severe hemorrhaging (though it wasn't advised without two placentas and sacks), so I opted to delay cord cutting until the cord had stopped...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-14-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By michellyn
You are supposed to feel just as you do. Anyone...

You are supposed to feel just as you do. Anyone who doesn't comprehend what an amazing and scary task that can be is just delusional. I'm ashamed to admit that when I was expecting my twins, I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By michellyn
Do you verbally discuss your son's feelings with...

Do you verbally discuss your son's feelings with him? I don't know if it would help a little bit if you let him know that he has it tough, but also explain how it's not fair to the triplets for him...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By michellyn
I was pretty overwhelmed when I found out we...

I was pretty overwhelmed when I found out we were expecting twins. My boys required a lot of work, and I couldn't imagine adding two more on top of them. I remember thinking at times that it would...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by shukr...

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my body seems to be going crazy ovulating all...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By michellyn
What is your reason for not wanting an...

What is your reason for not wanting an ultrasound?
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-12-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By michellyn
My boys were pretty close to the ages of your...

My boys were pretty close to the ages of your boys when my twins were born (they're now 8 and almost 6, and the twins are almost 3). I didn't want twins--I knew I couldn't handle them. When I found...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by August09baby...

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Hi Ladies: I am beginning to purchase...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-11-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by amandaleigh37...

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Is this very likely? They are ordering...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-08-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By michellyn
All of my two year olds (singletons included)...

All of my two year olds (singletons included) seemed to reach a stage where they still needed naps but could not stop themselves long enough to sleep. What has worked for me is to move them to a bed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-04-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By michellyn
My twins were my last ones, so I may not be a...

My twins were my last ones, so I may not be a lot of help, but I homeschool my two boys (7 & 5yo) and have 2yo twin girls. I really think having the twins as the older siblings would be easier on...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-16-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,129
Posted By michellyn
I'm Michelle. I have 26 month old twin girls...

I'm Michelle. I have 26 month old twin girls (fraternal). I homeschool my two older boys (7 & 5 years old). I do a touch of canning (this year's total is just 14 jars of diced tomatoes), with a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,143
Posted By michellyn
Quote: Originally Posted by Unoppressed MAMA Q...

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Originally Posted by Unoppressed MAMA Q http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11432733)
Have stuff on hand to bake. Like...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-07-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,901
Posted By michellyn
I voted "Maybe, if I could have prenatal...

I voted "Maybe, if I could have prenatal monitoring and a midwife on hand just in case," but I'm not sure that best describes my thoughts now. I really liked having someone who knew how to look for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-29-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,893
Posted By michellyn
My girls still sleep together at 25 months. A...

My girls still sleep together at 25 months. A couple of times (a long time ago now), they have seemed to bother each other, but when I moved one into the Pack and Play, they cried harder until I...
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