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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By rachelebell
I can generally judge how "easy" I think my...

I can generally judge how "easy" I think my twins are by how much I feel ready to have another baby!

That said, I think months 8-12 were relatively easy and then they became easy again when they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,547
Posted By rachelebell
Mine were IVF as well. After TTC for 3 years...

Mine were IVF as well.
After TTC for 3 years we were thrilled beyond belief to be having 2!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By rachelebell
My period returned at 9 months post partum on...

My period returned at 9 months post partum on the dot.

I never supplemented.
My twins stopped eating at night around 7 months and started solids around 8months.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-19-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By rachelebell
I too TTC'd for a very long time (3+ years) and...

I too TTC'd for a very long time (3+ years) and finally had my twins via IVF. I couldn't have wanted those babies more. However, when they arrived I had a very hard time bonding with them. It was...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-17-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By rachelebell
I had horrible, horrible post partum...

I had horrible, horrible post partum depression/anxiety for the entire first year of my twins' lives. Pretty much constant suicidal thoughts and a despondancy that I couldn't shake. I saw a total of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-14-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By rachelebell
I started zoloft when my 35 weeker twins were 3...

I started zoloft when my 35 weeker twins were 3 weeks old. I had horrible ppd beginning almost as soon as I delivered. I started at 25mg and titrated up to about 150. When they were 9 months I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-14-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By rachelebell
I saw and loved Dr. Joseph Osheroff at Shady...

I saw and loved Dr. Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility. He practices in their Columbia office. The practice as a whole is large but the Columbia office had a very personal, small doctor's...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-20-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By rachelebell
My twins are exclusively breastfed and starting...

My twins are exclusively breastfed and starting sleeping through the night at around 6-7 months. They also started solids at 7 months. I got my period back at 9 months on the dot.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-20-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,712
Posted By rachelebell
I had an emergent c/s when my twin B's heartrate...

I had an emergent c/s when my twin B's heartrate began to drop precipitously as I was pushing twin A. I'm a nurse midwife and this was not the outcome I wanted by any means but it was quite scary to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By rachelebell
Quote: Twin parenting is great, because it...

Quote:
Twin parenting is great, because it really ends up being easier to be AP... part of being AP is that it's about doing what comes naturally, what is best for you and the kids, and listening...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-05-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By rachelebell
I pumped twice a day at work for my twins and...

I pumped twice a day at work for my twins and once before I went to bed until they were about 11 months. At that point my pumping output declined precipitously and I also found that my kids were not...
Forum: Infertility   07-01-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By rachelebell
I'm sorry that you're dealing with this. We have...

I'm sorry that you're dealing with this. We have MFI with bad motility and really bad morphology. We never did figure out why my husband has these issues.
Our MFI was bad enough that we went right...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-23-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,678
Posted By rachelebell
I'm 7 month post partum with twins that I...

I'm 7 month post partum with twins that I exclusively breastfeed. I've had a horrible struggle with post partum anxiety/depression.
I was on zoloft for 4 months which didn't do a whole lot except...
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