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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-16-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By dgabriel
Hi everyone - I lurk more than I post, but...

Hi everyone -

I lurk more than I post, but I'm at a point where I need some words of encouragement or advice. I have 11 week old twins with drastically different needs -- dd1 sleeps 3-4 hours...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-26-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By dgabriel
Just called my lactation consultant (about...

Just called my lactation consultant (about something else, but I threw this question in there), and she said it's not a good idea to mix long term opiate use with breastfeeding. It's totally your...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-02-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,443
Posted By dgabriel
Whoa, everyone here needs to calm down. OP seems...

Whoa, everyone here needs to calm down. OP seems to have a mostly decent relationship with her X, but he's still hurting, still saying hurtful things & needs to figure things out. He cannot possibly...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-30-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By dgabriel
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I wouldn't worry -- they'll do the test again or disregard it. It's not possible for one twin to be pos & the other to be neg, and all...
Forum: May 2009   04-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By dgabriel
I go from normal, nice ankles in the morning...

I go from normal, nice ankles in the morning when I wake up, to massive elephant feet by lunch time. I just broke my favorite pair of slippers, too....
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,094
Posted By dgabriel
It'll be interesting to find out. I'm expecting...

It'll be interesting to find out. I'm expecting fraternal girl twins (I'm due May 5th! eek!) with my Korean partner (I'm white).

I'm incredibly curious to see who they take after, or if one is...
Forum: Learning at School   02-05-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,518
Posted By dgabriel
DS is 7, and goes to a public Montessori school....

DS is 7, and goes to a public Montessori school. Yesterday, I got a call from his teacher because another boy punched him in the stomach hard enough that he cried. The teacher said the boys made up,...
Forum: May 2009   02-04-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By dgabriel
My 7 yo is definitely starting to do this. He...

My 7 yo is definitely starting to do this. He hasn't asked for a bottle, or started behaving like a baby, but he wants to sleep with me every night, and needs to be within 2 feet of me at all times....
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-04-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,417
Posted By dgabriel
That's almost *exactly* what we have! My seven...

That's almost *exactly* what we have! My seven year old son is lanky, dirty blond, green eyes, and I'm expecting two baby girls with my Korean DP. We will be wonderful, lovely, interesting...
Forum: May 2009   02-02-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By dgabriel
These are my "normal" cravings: - Udon noodles...

These are my "normal" cravings:
- Udon noodles
- little moochi covered ice cream balls from Whole Foods
- Starburst Jellybeans
- Hohos, or any chocolatey snacky cake, really.

Here's the...
Forum: May 2009   01-29-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By dgabriel
I've got two in there, so I've been waddling...

I've got two in there, so I've been waddling since 20 weeks. I can't stand up without help, and I feel like a whale when I roll over in bed. My maternity clothes are starting to get snug, and I've...
Forum: May 2009   01-29-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 636
Posted By dgabriel
My older son just turned seven, and when I was...

My older son just turned seven, and when I was pregnant with him, I drank a serving of beer or wine two or three times a week. No hard alcohol, and not more than a glass or so at a time.

He's now...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,908
Posted By dgabriel
Oh, she's beautiful! You're a lovely family!...

Oh, she's beautiful! You're a lovely family! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: May 2009   01-23-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,565
Posted By dgabriel
Hi everyone! Name: Dawn Due date: May 5th...

Hi everyone!

Name: Dawn
Due date: May 5th
Older Children and Ages: DS just turned 7
Birth Plans: Drug-free natural birth, assisted by midwife, unfortunately in the hospital. I'm having twin...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 52,885
Posted By dgabriel
No pics yet, but two gorgeous (of course they...

No pics yet, but two gorgeous (of course they will be!) girls on the way, daddy is Korean, mommy is white.

Your babies are stunning! I'm hormonal, and weeping at how beautiful these children are.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-21-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By dgabriel
I'm expecting twins in May, and I didn't even...

I'm expecting twins in May, and I didn't even know I was pregnant until I hit 12 weeks! I thought my new bc pill was making me feel so rundown. Quel surprise, to say the least. My hormone levels...
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