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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-07-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,609
Posted By Free Thinker
We didn't use bottles either. I found after a...

We didn't use bottles either. I found after a few months old, I preferred to nurse them seprately b/c they would bother each other. We went in spurts tandem nursing or nurseing alone, but I can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Free Thinker
I would consider a few new clothes and a dresser...

I would consider a few new clothes and a dresser a 'need' instead of a want. If the dresser is falling apart, you need a place to put the clothes. There are several options, you could try to find a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Free Thinker
I have girls who are 5 and 7 (today!). It just...

I have girls who are 5 and 7 (today!). It just is what it is. I'd say they will argue like this from now on, you just have to decide how you are going to handle it. I say whatever mom says goes, I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-15-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By Free Thinker
THe very first thing I would do is call around...

THe very first thing I would do is call around and get the home loan taken care of. Right now int. rates are low, but banks are much pickier on who gets loans. IMO this is your most important thing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-14-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By Free Thinker
My first thought is your muscles/skin are...

My first thought is your muscles/skin are stretching. Mine burned and itched SO bad and my stretch marks go all the way to my ribcage.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Free Thinker
Hi, my DD is 7, and at the top of her 1st grade...

Hi, my DD is 7, and at the top of her 1st grade class. I am wanting to enrich her learning this summer, and am considering getting Sonlight Core 1+2, not anything else, just the core books, and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-09-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Free Thinker
I had an epidural, and a manual version for twin...

I had an epidural, and a manual version for twin B (he was breech, turned sideways and stuck and arm out, OB stuck it back in and turned him). I'm glad I had the epidural. If twinB had come breech,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,500
Posted By Free Thinker
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Free Thinker
You are not alone! Mine are in the Terrible...

You are not alone! Mine are in the Terrible Twos, too. THey fight. A LOT! One or both of them have bite marks pretty much for the last 6 months or so. I have no idea how to stop it, nothing works....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-17-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By Free Thinker
Lie down on your back and palpate starting at...

Lie down on your back and palpate starting at your pubic bone. The uterus is firm and round. At 7-8 weeks with twins my uterus was palapable, and about the size of a large orange or grapefruit. With...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Free Thinker
Hugs Hun. Just take it real easy and try not to...

Hugs Hun. Just take it real easy and try not to worry. Worry does nothing helpful http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Free Thinker
No advice, just wanted to say you are not alone!...

No advice, just wanted to say you are not alone! My boys take an hour+ to go to sleep at night, they feed off each other. I lay in there with them, and keep telling them to shush, lay still, ect. It...
Forum: Spirituality   02-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By Free Thinker
Here is my advice: 1. Decide if you really...

Here is my advice:

1. Decide if you really want them in your life or not. If not, cut ties and get on w/ life. If you do, go to #2.

2. Decide how much you want to see them, and what you are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By Free Thinker
Yes, I knew. I have always charted, and I can...

Yes, I knew. I have always charted, and I can always feel when I am ovulating. I O'd one day. And again the next day I felt it on the other side. I told DH I O'd twice! When I test + I kept saying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,055
Posted By Free Thinker
For Christmas I got my girls Kit and Ruthie....

For Christmas I got my girls Kit and Ruthie. They have been played with daily and show no wear at all, even on the hair w/ 5 and 7 year olds fixing their hair! They also got one Target Our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By Free Thinker
Really, I think you are okay for the long run,...

Really, I think you are okay for the long run, just in a cash crunch ATM. If it were ME, I would look at refinancing either the home or business property. You say theya re set to be paid off in 5...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Free Thinker
Hugs! I think that no matter how many or few you...

Hugs! I think that no matter how many or few you have, family just want to say something! When we told our families about #3 (and unknowingly #4), it was a big suprise! We had told them we planned...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-30-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Free Thinker
I was allowed to labor and deliver in a regular...

I was allowed to labor and deliver in a regular L&D room, but the OR was right across the hall, and left open for me incase of emergency. As it happened, my SIL was also laboring next door and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-22-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Free Thinker
My girls just did it on their own, now I am...

My girls just did it on their own, now I am dealing w/ the boys who seem to strip and pee in the floor all the time! YUCK! I do not WANT to PT them, but it looks like I am going to have to. I bought...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By Free Thinker
Thank you Thank you Thank you! I have really...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! I have really been feeling this way lately. IT seems that the boys find trouble within 30 seconds of entering a room. Last week the pushed a gallon of milk off the...
Forum: Learning at School   10-18-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By Free Thinker
Do you NEED to do the spelling words everynight?...

Do you NEED to do the spelling words everynight? My DD is in first, and she doesn't have a lot of homework, mainly to go over site words and spelling words (they are different). Site words are...
Forum: Learning at School   10-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By Free Thinker
I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I...

I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I guess I don't understand why this one man has to be involved? I would think that the delays would be adequate to request an IEP, does this program just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-11-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Free Thinker
It's possible! We have one and we plan to work...

It's possible! We have one and we plan to work our kids on weekends and thru college summers. My parents had one as well, and my brother still works for them and makes good $$. I will say that small...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Free Thinker
I would leave it in and forget about it unless...

I would leave it in and forget about it unless you *really* need it right now. We have IRAs in mutual funds, and while yes, they absolutely DID loose money the last few years, I do believe they will...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-12-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,767
Posted By Free Thinker
Interesting thread! Here is mine...

Interesting thread! Here is mine http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

WHERE DID YOU BIRTH: HOspital delivery room (Not OR)
HOW FAR ALONG WERE YOU: 37w 3d
WERE YOU...
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