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Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-21-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By rachel7628
One day shy of 38 weeks - it would have been...

One day shy of 38 weeks - it would have been later, but I (selfishly) didn't want to be in the hospital for Christmas. Baby A was 5 lbs 14 oz and Baby B was 6 lbs 2 oz.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By rachel7628
Thanks for all the input.  It's nice to know...

Thanks for all the input.  It's nice to know it's not just me.  I think the biggest struggle is that I thought things would be getting easier by now.  And it's all just as hard.  So, now I'll wait...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By rachel7628
I'm beginning to wonder if I need to see my dr...

I'm beginning to wonder if I need to see my dr for ppd.  Or maybe I'm just alarmingly sleep-deprived.
 
The history is that I was not happy when I got pregnant and even less so when I found out...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-10-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By rachel7628
My twins are 8 weeks and somebody to clean my...

My twins are 8 weeks and somebody to clean my house would be awesome.  Food is also very much appreciated.
 
More specifically for the babies, I like coordinating/matching outfits more than I ever...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-10-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By rachel7628
I can't figure out how to do this.  I currently...

I can't figure out how to do this.  I currently have an Ergo and a Moby wrap.  I also have a pocket sling, but don't like it much.  I can't figure out how to wear the Ergo and Moby at the same...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-15-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,517
Posted By rachel7628
My twins aren't born yet, but I just had a...

My twins aren't born yet, but I just had a fantastic conversation with a twin OB who has been practicing for years and years (probably 30 or so) and has done research on twin births and all that. ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By rachel7628
We're planning to side-car a crib so there's...

We're planning to side-car a crib so there's some extra space for the babies. When they reach the combined weight limit for the crib, I don't know what we'll do. H may sleep in the guest bed while I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-05-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By rachel7628
I'm struggling with weight gain, too, and it's...

I'm struggling with weight gain, too, and it's stressing me out. I'm 27 weeks and only up about 15 pounds (maybe 20 - I don't remember my exact pre-pregnancy weight). I'm definitely up about 20...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rachel7628
Thanks everyone. I guess it's just my body...

Thanks everyone. I guess it's just my body saying "slow down, lady." Not easy to do with a toddler, but I'll do what I can.
Forum: Utah, Arizona   10-04-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,088
Posted By rachel7628
Quote: Originally Posted by BRmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BRmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15908875)
Thanks Rachel. My pregnancy is high risk as...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   10-02-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,088
Posted By rachel7628
I don't think it's too late to switch. As you've...

I don't think it's too late to switch. As you've already experienced, the doctor who delivers isn't always the same doctor who has treated you all along. You're delivering at IMC, right? The...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-29-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rachel7628
I'm 26 weeks (27 on Friday) with twins....

I'm 26 weeks (27 on Friday) with twins. Suddenly, the past 3 or 4 days, I am so tired I can barely function. Like I just want to go to bed and never get up. I've actually been sleeping better at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-09-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rachel7628
I know I need to discuss it with the...

I know I need to discuss it with the doctor...and I do think I'll feel better about traveling (especially in the car) if I have the ultrasound and check-up first. I've started really feeling the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-07-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rachel7628
There's probably an 80% chance I'll need to...

There's probably an 80% chance I'll need to travel for a funeral within the next two or so weeks. By car, it's a 10 to 12 hour drive, by air it's about an hour but $$$$ because we'd be flying into a...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   08-30-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,958
Posted By rachel7628
Quote: Originally Posted by InMediasRes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by InMediasRes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15788118)
Okay, SLC mamas, who wants to meet up...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-18-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,563
Posted By rachel7628
I'm going to go ahead and get my info out. I...

I'm going to go ahead and get my info out. I read and participate in threads here, but haven't added myself to this one.

You and maybe your partners age at the birth? I'll turn 35 right before...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   08-13-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By rachel7628
Are you in Utah? If so, my answer is applicable....

Are you in Utah? If so, my answer is applicable.

I'm currently pregnant with twins. My daughter was born via C-section. I've been going to the midwife practice at IMC in Murray and am also seeing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By rachel7628
I just went on a trip at 18/19 weeks that was...

I just went on a trip at 18/19 weeks that was 9-10 hours driving on Day 1 and about 4-5 on Day 2. (Actual travel time varied due to having a toddler in the car with us.) My midwife had no problems,...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   08-13-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,958
Posted By rachel7628
BRMama, this tutorial on Youtube helped me...

BRMama, this tutorial on Youtube helped me figure things out so that I could at least start seriously researching cloth diapers. http://www.youtube.com/user/JaimeeGleisner#g/a

This woman is local...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-27-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,103
Posted By rachel7628
Does anyone know if they count both babies when...

Does anyone know if they count both babies when they qualify you? Our income is too much as a family of 4, but OK as a family of 5. I assume I'd have to bring an ultrasound pic to prove twins?
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Forum: Utah, Arizona   07-23-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,958
Posted By rachel7628
Can I join you guys for the September LLL...

Can I join you guys for the September LLL meeting? (I'll be out of town for the August one.) Nursing didn't go well with my daughter and I'm really apprehensive about making it work with twins.
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Forum: Utah, Arizona   07-15-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By rachel7628
The thing about the pollution is that when it's...

The thing about the pollution is that when it's really bad, you probably don't want to be outside anyway because it's too hot or too cold. Those days we tend to do indoor playdates or go to play...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   07-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By rachel7628
If you want a hospital VBAC (which I do), you...

If you want a hospital VBAC (which I do), you have to go to either University or IMC. Because they're teaching hospitals, there is always a doctor on hand to perform an emergency C-section, which is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-25-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,707
Posted By rachel7628
Quote: Originally Posted by turnquia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by turnquia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15527304)
"Were they concieved with fertility drugs?"...
Forum: December 2010   06-15-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 713
Posted By rachel7628
I'm so so sorry.

I'm so so sorry.
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