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Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-30-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By cdahlgrd
Some identical twins are really identical.  Ours...

Some identical twins are really identical.  Ours were within a few ouces for YEARS and until they got scars, they were nearly impossible to tell apart even for us.  So yes, we used colors to help us...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By cdahlgrd
I agree with Katie, nurse and pump for a few...

I agree with Katie, nurse and pump for a few minutes every chance you get for a few days. Even if she only nurses for 2-3 minutes, she is still stimulating your body to make more milk and she is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By cdahlgrd
THis has happened to me. I had 1 baby who would...

THis has happened to me. I had 1 baby who would do that if I nursed him on the left at night. Any other position fine, but if I forgot and put him  on the left while side lying. . . ouch!
 
Watch...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By cdahlgrd
Its a hicky, but it should be fine to nurse. ...

Its a hicky, but it should be fine to nurse.  Just change his position to keep him from hitting that spot directly and it will go away in a few days.  If it hurts more than a normal bruise or gets...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By cdahlgrd
Good job on nursing your little ones!  It is...

Good job on nursing your little ones!  It is soooooooooo hard with newborn twins and an older child (BTDT).  I see a couple options: 1) Plan a weaning party and wean her intentionally. At 4 this...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By cdahlgrd
With the twins I needed to drink up to a gallon...

With the twins I needed to drink up to a gallon a day for the first year, but with the other babies I don't worry about it.  I try to drink a couple big glasses of water a day and ummmm, coffee. 
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,577
Posted By cdahlgrd
I have nursed for 2 1/2 years, a 2 year break,...

I have nursed for 2 1/2 years, a 2 year break, nursed another for 7 years, and just weaned recently.  I don't know that they every go back to "normal" because that WAS a few years ago, but they do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By cdahlgrd
You need to check your state laws.  Some states...

You need to check your state laws.  Some states say you need 2 weeks notice to pull your child, others say differently.  I would find out and give notice.  I would also ask for evaluation, in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-10-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By cdahlgrd
1. You need to go to bed when the babies go to...

1. You need to go to bed when the babies go to bed.  I know you want time with your spouse, but sleep is more important.
 
2.  On days when dh is home, take turns sleeping in and napping. 
 
3. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-25-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By cdahlgrd
Been there, doing that too!  We haven't had...

Been there, doing that too!  We haven't had problems with that, but with our kids physical aptitudes.  But as a friend of mine once said, "What other's think of me isn't any of my  business." ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-25-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By cdahlgrd
Yes, you can have your child evaluated, but you...

Yes, you can have your child evaluated, but you may not get a full scale IQ.  If you give them a written request to evaluate your child because of concerns about disgraphia and learning differences,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-16-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By cdahlgrd
That's too many for me.  I had them about every...

That's too many for me.  I had them about every 4 weeks and I was making my OB nervous.  But they were measuring very close in size and they both moving well (I could tell them apart by about 25...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-20-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By cdahlgrd
I am also a plus size mamma.  Find a lactation...

I am also a plus size mamma.  Find a lactation consultant with a large chest.  It makes a difference!  And even then, if it isn't working ask another consultant for help.  It can take a bunch of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By cdahlgrd
Yep.  But first, remeber that you aren't the...

Yep.  But first, remeber that you aren't the only person in this equation.  The baby gets a vote too!
 
That said, I bottlefed my twins for 2 months before they latched.  A friend of mine got her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By cdahlgrd
You are such a great Mom!  Try to avoid the...

You are such a great Mom!  Try to avoid the guilt trips. They are unproductive and hurtful.  You are doing the best you can.  That is all anyone can do.
 
I do agree with an ap, continue to nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-20-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By cdahlgrd
None of my 4 kids gained weight between 6 months...

None of my 4 kids gained weight between 6 months and 1 year (or at least not more than 1 lbs.).  This is normal for a breastfed baby to go several months without gaining weight.  As long as they are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-15-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By cdahlgrd
We are all about naked bottoms at our house.  It...

We are all about naked bottoms at our house.  It is easiest in the summer!  And they get to pee on the grass in the back yard (great boy fun!) They figure it out pretty quick when they can see what...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-15-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By cdahlgrd
Twins can be scary and hard. Mine are now almost...

Twins can be scary and hard. Mine are now almost 6.  We made it.  You will too.
 
I agree with the ap, that you won't be out the door running marathons for a while, so you could give nuring a good...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-05-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,021
Posted By cdahlgrd
My oldest is either cruising through school work...

My oldest is either cruising through school work or dodging it. We are still figuring out our homeschool style, so I'm not too worried. Twin A is working through math concepts like a madman.  He is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-05-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By cdahlgrd
:lol

:lol
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,936
Posted By cdahlgrd
I agree with another poster, you are doing way...

I agree with another poster, you are doing way too much.  Just make your request and then perhaps once more, then just go get them and lead them through the activity.  2 1/2 is tough, but it will...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By cdahlgrd
 If you are with the charter only for the...



If you are with the charter only for the money, then this situation isn't going to work.  Nothing you do will improve this.  You ability to be creative and teach your child the way he learns is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-13-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By cdahlgrd
Yep. What eepster said.   Does he have...

Yep. What eepster said.
 
Does he have trouble with writing otherwise?  I struggled with math facts and writing in 2nd grade and I never did complete those tests. But I made it through calculus...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By cdahlgrd
It sounds like it is time for you to spend a day...

It sounds like it is time for you to spend a day in school with your daughter and then have a meeting or 2 with teachers and perhaps the principal.  Bring up your concerns gently and without...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By cdahlgrd
I didn't gain much (15 lbs ) and my boys were...

I didn't gain much (15 lbs ) and my boys were born at 38 weeks at 7 1/2 lbs. each.  I don't know how much my placenta weighed, but I didn't have much of a butt when it was all over! :lol.
 
I ate...
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