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Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By rinap
It will be okay. Not everyone has those...

It will be okay. Not everyone has those overwhelming emotions, regardless of how the baby is born.
Forum: Babywearing   08-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,389
Posted By rinap
There are risks in everything. That said,...

There are risks in everything.

That said, pedestrian statistics are for walkers, not cyclists. And not all injuries to cyclists are deaths due to car crashes. And the risks have to include both...
Forum: Diapering   07-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By rinap
Snappies are awesome (but yes, a bit expensive)....

Snappies are awesome (but yes, a bit expensive). You want two because sometimes in the middle of the most inconvenient time one will slingshot off and disappear (or occasionally break)...it will...
Forum: Family Safety   06-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By rinap
EU Legality of factory-installed rear-facing third row

I am trying to figure out what the height and weight limits are on the factory installed rear-facing jump seats in the back seat of a 2010 Mercedes E-350, in addition to whether they're street legal...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By rinap
For us, this ended slightly after my last post....

For us, this ended slightly after my last post. The trick for us: my partner did bedtime, then he took the kids potty right before he went to bed (between 11 and 12). And then they started sleeping...
Forum: Diapering   05-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By rinap
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mama505 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402124/best-covers-for-a-hot-climate#post_17632174)
 I would go...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 603
Posted By rinap
twinsmama, every pregnancy is different. Some...

twinsmama, every pregnancy is different. Some are hard, some are easy. That said, I have two-and-a-half year-old twins, and it is totally kicking me in the butt. I would have been much harder hit...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By rinap
This is so hard. I had similar problems. Do go...

This is so hard. I had similar problems. Do go out and find one or two things you can wear. It seems silly, but you need *something*. And you'll feel better if you don't feel undressed.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By rinap
I had oversupply issues with my twins. I would...

I had oversupply issues with my twins. I would do one on each side for one feeding, then switch sides for the next. That may have helped, but I also think time helped too, as my body found an...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By rinap
http://bayareahomebirth.org/

http://bayareahomebirth.org/
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By rinap
(also, if your husband isn't there comforting...

(also, if your husband isn't there comforting them, and you are dealing with the needs of one baby (or your own needs), it is still not crying it out. Sometimes babies have to wait. And we do our...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By rinap
It's okay. This is not not not CIO. If your...

It's okay. This is not not not CIO. If your husband is there, then the baby is comforted (and I did do some "nurse one for a few minutes then swap"). When I was on my own, I experimented with one in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By rinap
We got a Maclaren twin techno. It didn't work...

We got a Maclaren twin techno. It didn't work for newborn (we used a hand-me-down single pram for the two of them to start), but they started using it at 2 1/2 months. It's side-by-side and folds up...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By rinap
You are doing terrific. Amazing. And the bonding...

You are doing terrific. Amazing. And the bonding is happening, as is the attachment.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-21-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 379
Posted By rinap
We found a pack n play really useful to have...

We found a pack n play really useful to have downstairs. Though for diaper changes we just used the floor or the dining room table (easier to diaper the babies where they are than to bring them...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 73
Posted By rinap
Today one of my kids said "Mama, is there a baby...

Today one of my kids said "Mama, is there a baby in your tummy?" and wouldn't be distracted. So now they know. It feels so much more real now (and is good, because they'd been really worried about...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 73
Posted By rinap
I would love to keep it to myself, but I'm...

I would love to keep it to myself, but I'm looking about six months pregnant right now. :| We'll probably stop trying to keep the secret this weekend.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 603
Posted By rinap
I am. So tired. So lethargic. Sigh.

I am. So tired. So lethargic. Sigh.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69
Posted By rinap
I am feeling so so blah. :| 10 and 4 (or 11,...

I am feeling so so blah. :| 10 and 4 (or 11, depending on whose dates you ask)  Still nauseous and tired all the time. And my house is more and more of a wreck because I'm just not feeling up to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By rinap
I had similar concerns. I was on bed rest from...

I had similar concerns. I was on bed rest from 22 weeks to 35 1/2 weeks, then gave birth at 36 weeks. I did breathing exercises while on bed rest, then walked as much as I could (seven blocks...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   02-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 51
Posted By rinap
I found eggs, canned fish, and protein powder...

I found eggs, canned fish, and protein powder (in my smoothies) to all be really helpful in getting more protein into my diet during my twin pregnancy.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   02-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 603
Posted By rinap
I am struggling lately to deal with two toddlers...

I am struggling lately to deal with two toddlers and pregnancy exhaustion. I feel like I ought to be doing better at keeping on top of things. But I'm not.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   02-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 43
Posted By rinap
I've been finding that I get more headaches when...

I've been finding that I get more headaches when I'm dehydrated, which is approximately all the time. (when pregnant I need to drink and drink and drink) Just in case that helps anyone.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   02-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 52
Posted By rinap
Does it always hurt? I've been finding that some...

Does it always hurt? I've been finding that some positions and times of day hurt less than others. So I've been limiting it when it hurts and trying to allow it when it doesn't.
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   02-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By rinap
Tea. Hot honey and lemon. Eucalyptus oil on a...

Tea. Hot honey and lemon. Eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief (for clearing sinuses for sleep). Extra pillows (I cough less when my head is raised)
 
I'm starting to get over mine. But yuck.
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