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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-20-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By verycozy
My house is filthy. I'm not even embarrassed...

My house is filthy. I'm not even embarrassed about it anymore. When I have a free moment I'm definitely not going to waste it cleaning. I do keep on top of laundry but that's only because I enjoy it.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By verycozy
Hi neighbor! I live in Jacksonville. I don't...

Hi neighbor! I live in Jacksonville. I don't know any other local AP families who have twins so I'm kind of thrilled to find a north Floridian on this board. I don't have any advice; I just wanted...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-01-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By verycozy
I'd wager that you get a lot more energy in a...

I'd wager that you get a lot more energy in a few weeks.

This is probably a gross generalization, but I think twin pregnancies progress like most singleton pregnancies: first trimester you feel...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By verycozy
Remember: you are making two placentas and...

Remember: you are making two placentas and nourishing two little people. Even when you're just lying down and complaining about how cruddy you feel...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-27-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By verycozy
La Leche League has a book called Mothering...

La Leche League has a book called Mothering Multiples, which is a good resource for breastfeeding twins.

The website naturallyparentingtwins.com is also a great resource. There's a yahoo group...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By verycozy
I took two trips while pregnant; one at 19 weeks...

I took two trips while pregnant; one at 19 weeks (right before I found out I was having twins) and again at about 23 weeks. The trip at 19 weeks was no big deal, but the trip at 23 weeks really took...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-25-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By verycozy
Is there any chance you could go to tennessee to...

Is there any chance you could go to tennessee to birth at The Farm (Ina May Gaskin's place)? If I had to do it again, that's what I would do. I had a homebirth with DS1 and was planning a homebirth...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-23-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By verycozy
No advice, just sympathy and the following fact:...

No advice, just sympathy and the following fact: it will be over in a few days. Good luck, and keep hydrated!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-22-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By verycozy
About the palpitations/heart racing/etc: Thyroid...

About the palpitations/heart racing/etc: Thyroid hormones can go a bit crazy with a twin pregnancy, especially if you're having severe morning sickness (meaning your pregnancy hormones are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By verycozy
This is just a shot in the dark, but is it...

This is just a shot in the dark, but is it possible that they're overtired? What you're describing (nursing happily to sleep, then waking up upset when put in the crib/bed, repeat, repeat, repeat)...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By verycozy
Quote: Originally Posted by attached2mason...

Quote:
Originally Posted by attached2mason http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15321000)
The abundance of testing with this...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-20-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By verycozy
I don't know when bedrest typically happens. For...

I don't know when bedrest typically happens. For me it was 28 weeks and it was because my cervix was funneling thinning out and I was having contractions. If you don't have cervical changes or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-20-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By verycozy
My 36 week ultrasound, which happened to be a...

My 36 week ultrasound, which happened to be a few hours before the babies were born, was way off, too--I think it overestimated by nearly a pound each.

Even if your babies really are that big it...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-20-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By verycozy
Congratulations! It looks like they each have...

Congratulations! It looks like they each have their own sac, am I right?

I'd suggest having a plan in place in case you do wind up on bed rest.

Also, stay hydrated. And get lots of protein.
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-16-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By verycozy
Do doctors only learn what jaundice looks like...

Do doctors only learn what jaundice looks like on very white babies? Two of my kids have mediterranean coloring, and one pediatrician said DS1 was severely jaundiced and would suffer mental...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-16-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By verycozy
One of the high risk OBs I had to see (because...

One of the high risk OBs I had to see (because of dumb local policy) told me that my spontaneously occurring twins were problematic because "the uterus is not meant to carry a litter."

He then...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By verycozy
Quote: Originally Posted by Valerieg...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valerieg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15290237)
And, looking back, I thought the babies were...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By verycozy
I was very worried about this before my twins...

I was very worried about this before my twins were born, but it turned out OK. Here's my 2 cents:

1. Nurse frequently (duh)
2. Keep yourself very hydrated
3. Take your pain meds if you need...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By verycozy
I had a c-section with the twins and they roomed...

I had a c-section with the twins and they roomed in the entire time. Since they were so tiny, I just laid them both between my legs to sleep. There was no way I was going to be able to sleep in the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-06-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By verycozy
I have a Valco Twin Trimode (actually, I think...

I have a Valco Twin Trimode (actually, I think it was dividedsky who recommended it...) and I LOVE IT. It maneuvers so well; it goes over all kinds of ground without shaking the babies; it's the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By verycozy
I would totally buy this book if it existed....

I would totally buy this book if it existed. APing twins is (obviously) different from APing a singleton, so when I read a book or website about APing singletons, I'm left feeling like what I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-27-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By verycozy
[QUOTE=cdahlgrd;15226075] But mostly, you have...

[QUOTE=cdahlgrd;15226075]
But mostly, you have to get used to dealing with kids all over you all the time. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Yep, this was kind of what...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-27-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By verycozy
Just wondering if anybody here has dealt with...

Just wondering if anybody here has dealt with this...

Well meaning crunchy mamas of non-multiples are always asking me why I don't wear both babies at once or tandem nurse (or even tandem nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By verycozy
My 4.5 month old twins have not gained weight in...

My 4.5 month old twins have not gained weight in the last month. Up until now they gained very well. They're otherwise healthy and they have enough dirty diapers. I'm exclusively nursing at least...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-23-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By verycozy
Mine just started laughing. For a few minutes...

Mine just started laughing. For a few minutes tonight we had two babies laughing at once (with a lot of tickling from daddy). A few sleepless nights just got erased...
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