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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By matumama
What preschool was it?

What preschool was it?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By matumama
Update- the family bed is a crummy place to have...

Update- the family bed is a crummy place to have the stomach bug.  I was thrown up on multiple many times, and so was my favorite pillow, the blankets, uncounted towels...what a mess and what a pile...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-04-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By matumama
To the question of how long can you live on not...

To the question of how long can you live on not enough sleep- a long time.  I haven't gotten an unbroken night's sleep since my twins were born two and a half years ago.  Many nights I am awakened...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By matumama
With one child, cosleeping worked well for a...

With one child, cosleeping worked well for a while.  Eventually she took up too much space in the bed, pushing her father and I to the edges of the bed, her toes in our hair, in our bellybuttons. We...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By matumama
I wih I had advice for you but I am in the same...

I wih I had advice for you but I am in the same boat with my 2.5 year old twins.  I hope someone has good ideas because I need to figure something out before the new baby gets here!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-22-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By matumama
I have to go to bed now or I will be sunk, but...

I have to go to bed now or I will be sunk, but for a thought about daytime activities relating to nighttime sleep read my thread called something like "Toddler sitting on my head, HELP"
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-22-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By matumama
There I went, sending that reply before going...

There I went, sending that reply before going off to nurse a baby back to sleep and not posting the other little breakthrough.
 
This one is sort of cute.
 
It was the middle of the night,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By matumama
An update: Two breakthroughs.    My stepson...

An update: Two breakthroughs. 
 
My stepson is a bouncy hyper guy, and he loves getting all riled up with the babies.  Lately he has been enjoying sneaking up on them and surprising them.  At...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   01-09-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By matumama
I do have to be really careful with the naps,...

I do have to be really careful with the naps, they can't be too early or too late.  It is a dance to get both of them down and then make sure that they don't wake each other up. 
 
The room is...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   01-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By matumama
I have eighteen month old twin boys, as well as...

I have eighteen month old twin boys, as well as a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old stepson.  I am still nursing both twins, both in the night and the day.
 
One twin, we will call him M, has...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-08-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By matumama
I have eighteen month old twin boys, as well as...

I have eighteen month old twin boys, as well as a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old stepson.  I am still nursing both twins, both in the night and the day.
 
One twin, we will call him M, has...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By matumama
I have to add, I felt the same way about help as...

I have to add, I felt the same way about help as you did at the beginning, and it took a while for me to find help.  My friends are busy and have kids and jobs, and my parents have jobs too.  My...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By matumama
Oh mama, I feel you on this one.  I have two...

Oh mama, I feel you on this one.  I have two older kids and twin one year olds, and it was not easy!  One thing I can say is that it has gotten much easier.  The beginning was so hard.  I echo the...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   06-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By matumama
I have considered the IUD, but having heard some...

I have considered the IUD, but having heard some terrible stories, even about the new ones, I am intimidated.  I am allergic to latex, and so don't generally use condoms, although they do make...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   06-08-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By matumama
My twins are 10 months old and I am still...

My twins are 10 months old and I am still nursing them.  They do eat a good bit of food too, but I still have not started cycling yet.  I am not looking to conceive right now, but I also am not...
Forum: Activism and News   05-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,482
Posted By matumama
As an early childhood educator, this is...

As an early childhood educator, this is horrifying.  please tell NAEYC how you feel soon, comments close tomorrow!
 
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   05-28-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,872
Posted By matumama
I was induced at 38 weeks, and they were both a...

I was induced at 38 weeks, and they were both a good size, 6-14 and 7-4.  I do so hope they were not having intestinal bleeding from the yogurt!  I wish I had asked more questions of the doctor at...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   05-27-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,872
Posted By matumama
Thanks NurseMomma.  This is the first time they...

Thanks NurseMomma.  This is the first time they have been tested.  The test was a tube-in-the-arm vacutainer type, rather than a pinprick, so I am not looking forward to the recheck.  They are boys,...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   05-27-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,872
Posted By matumama
My doctor was alarmed that my twin babies are...

My doctor was alarmed that my twin babies are both anemic.  He has advised both iron fortified cereal and a supplement.  I am concerned about constipation and the babies don't like the cereal.  I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By matumama
My twins are almost 10 months, and I just do not...

My twins are almost 10 months, and I just do not get enough sleep.  Some nights are better than others, but never do I get enough.  They sleep on a king-size mattress on the floor and I spend most...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-19-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,889
Posted By matumama
My twins are almost 10 months, and I just do not...

My twins are almost 10 months, and I just do not get enough sleep.  Some nights are better than others, but never do I get enough.  They sleep on a king-size mattress on the floor and I spend most...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By matumama
I am really curious about the "one mama putting...

I am really curious about the "one mama putting two babies to sleep" issue, as my 8 1/2 month old twins are also not always nursing to sleep anymore.  When my husband is home, he can pat the back of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 20,914
Posted By matumama
I like Bella Luna toys on facebook and in real...

I like Bella Luna toys on facebook and in real life. I was introduced to Bella Luna at the Waldorf Early Childhood Educators Conference in Spring Valley.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 20,914
Posted By matumama
I like Mothering on facebook and in real life. ...

I like Mothering on facebook and in real life.  Sorry to see the print edition go.
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