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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-04-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By MamaLeah
Hello and thanks for responding! We have...

Hello and thanks for responding! We have actually changed our minds and decided to stay put. We really wanted to be close to family (I'm from Springfield and my parents still live there), but...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By MamaLeah
Thank you so much for all your insights. It is...

Thank you so much for all your insights. It is all so complicated and you all brought up some great points. My parents are hesitant to move because of their parents. They are in great shape, but my...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-27-2005, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By MamaLeah
Just wondering! We are planning on moving soon...

Just wondering! We are planning on moving soon and would be very heartened to know that there are some Mothering mamas there.

Anyone?
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By MamaLeah
Having a hard time on this one, have to decide...

Having a hard time on this one, have to decide by tomorrow. Right now we live in a really great town in Oregon (Bend). It has so much to offer – mountains, lakes, decent culture, great friends. We...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-06-2005, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
Posted By MamaLeah
I just had a dream I was pregnant with identical...

I just had a dream I was pregnant with identical boys (I have a singleton girl and identical girls) and after I found out (in the dream) I was sobbing so hard I couldn't catch my breath to tell my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-15-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By MamaLeah
A quick response, but I'll post more later...

A quick response, but I'll post more later if/when I have more time:

First, I totally can realte to your feelings. At around two, my enjoyment of simultaneous nursing dropped sharply, and I even...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-11-2005, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By MamaLeah
My first daughter was maybe high needs, but as...

My first daughter was maybe high needs, but as she was my only one, it didn't really matter so much.

Both my twins were...well, maybe more fussy. Let's just say they needed LOTS of holding, LOTS...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-23-2004, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By MamaLeah
Obviously, I don't know the dyanamic of their...

Obviously, I don't know the dyanamic of their family, but I wanted to chime in that when my twins were born at 32 weeks and spent four weeks in the NICU, I chose to spend 1-2 hours in the morning,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-17-2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By MamaLeah
OOOHHH!!! I thought I had been hurt by head...

OOOHHH!!! I thought I had been hurt by head butts before, but that is TERRIBLE! I've never even had a black eye.

This is off-topic, but I wanted to ask if your twins a suprise (I'm guessing from...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-07-2004, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By MamaLeah
Hi! Mostly wanted to send encouragement that...

Hi! Mostly wanted to send encouragement that cloth diapers are very doable for twins. I don't know that this will help you much, but this is what I do:

I have about 3 dozen assorted diapers and 8...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-04-2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By MamaLeah
After my first daughter was born, I really...

After my first daughter was born, I really regretted all the interventions that led to our separation immediately after birth and decided on a homebirth for my second pregnancy. I wanted this birth...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-09-2004, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,452
Posted By MamaLeah
You know, I've felt like I needed several pep...

You know, I've felt like I needed several pep talks these past few months, from probably 19 months till now (23 months). For one thing, I "bragged" to all my friends about how great life was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-31-2004, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By MamaLeah
It happened naturally at our house at a young...

It happened naturally at our house at a young age - about 20 months or so. Whoever wore something first claimed it, and if I tried to put it on the other on a different day, they would protest. (NO!...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-20-2004, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By MamaLeah
I am at a point in my life where I am really...

I am at a point in my life where I am really starting to wonder what realistic expectations I can have for the friendships in my life. I moved to a new town 2 ½ years ago. I love the town and have...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-20-2004, 02:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By MamaLeah
I cloth diaper my twins and don't think it is...

I cloth diaper my twins and don't think it is much work at all. I mean, I can always find the energy to throw a load of diapers in. You don't even have to fold them, just put the basket by your...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2004, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By MamaLeah
Oh it can be so hard. We are just now getting...

Oh it can be so hard. We are just now getting through a rough patch.

For me, I would second the notion of getting breaks. I think it is so vital. Sometimes I think it is my kids, and I get away...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-08-2004, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,416
Posted By MamaLeah
I didn't know until the night my girls were...

I didn't know until the night my girls were born, an emergency c-section at 33 weeks. My husband said a million times, "You're so big, you've got to have two babies in there," but I told him to stop...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By MamaLeah
I was just hoping for a little advice. One of my...

I was just hoping for a little advice. One of my 17 month old twins to a large extent and the other to a lesser extent HATE to share me most all the time. If they wake up from a nap at the same time...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-02-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By MamaLeah
Oh - Hugs to you! I have no time to write, but...

Oh - Hugs to you! I have no time to write, but wanted to say I have totally been there. The first six months were so hard for me, so sad, so challenging. I have many regrets and I'm glad it is over....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-31-2004, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By MamaLeah
Wish I had time to write, but wanted to let you...

Wish I had time to write, but wanted to let you know I'm right there with you. My almost 17 month old twins still nurse constantly, day and night. I really don't mind most of the time, but every now...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-18-2003, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By MamaLeah
Last week I was at the park and a mom of twins...

Last week I was at the park and a mom of twins the same age as my twins (and a three year old, just like I have) came over and gushed, "Oh, you have twins, isn't it just the MOST fun?" I said,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-26-2003, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By MamaLeah
Please help me and my...

Please help me and my just-turned-three-year-old. We are butting heads, and I want so desperately to stop, but somehow I can't. The two biggest issues involve her 9 month old twin sisters, so I will...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-08-2003, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By MamaLeah
You know, I just started solids with my 8-month...

You know, I just started solids with my 8-month olds and felt guilty buying formula to mix in their cereal, but I simply did not want to take the time to pump. Their first couple of feedings, I hid...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-02-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By MamaLeah
I guess one problem with knowing what to say is...

I guess one problem with knowing what to say is everyone wants to hear different things. Personally when people say something to me about having a lot on my plate or being tired, I appreciate the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-08-2003, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By MamaLeah
Hmmm...I'm suprised to find out I have a...

Hmmm...I'm suprised to find out I have a "typical" amount. Three dozen diapers and eight covers. We use whatever we have scrounged up at resale shops. I'm finding that with my twins I don't need...
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