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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By CupOfJoe
My twins are 7m and we also exclusively...

My twins are 7m and we also exclusively breastfeed. We started with baby led weaning as a way to introduce supplementary solids (NOT as a substitute for breastmilk) when they were 6m.

They "eat"...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By CupOfJoe
A lot of folks are saying that twins disturb one...

A lot of folks are saying that twins disturb one another in the night, which is discouraging because we were hoping to co-bed our twins as a nice transition away from co-sleeping and towards being...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By CupOfJoe
Our docs advocate vaccinating, and I think most...

Our docs advocate vaccinating, and I think most conventional doctors do, (and we vaccinate fully) but that said, our ped does not recommend running off parents who don't vaccinate. At a mimimum you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By CupOfJoe
We have our mattress on the floor, but I've...

We have our mattress on the floor, but I've heard of a bed rail product that goes under your fitted sheet -/ kind of like a pool noodle? I can't think of what it is called though...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By CupOfJoe
Thanks for the help everyone. We are in the...

Thanks for the help everyone. We are in the midst of unpacking from our crazy cross country move with 6 wk old twins (now 9 wks) -- I think I'll start pumping a bit when we get more settled.
Forum: California, Nevada   03-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By CupOfJoe
My husband's job. We're here now... I am...

My husband's job. We're here now... I am adjusting very slowly. I'm happy to see Yreka is bigger than I'd expected.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By CupOfJoe
I feed on demand and am exclusively...

I feed on demand and am exclusively breastfeeding both of my 9wk old twins from the breast. We have not been using bottles because pumping made my oversupply go crazy & frankly I found it a pain...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By CupOfJoe
We're moving to Gazelle on Wednesday, so...

We're moving to Gazelle on Wednesday, so although I have no information right now I will soon!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By CupOfJoe
@erigeron...

@erigeron (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/159852/erigeron) That's good to hear about the milkies! I thought they looked silly honestly so I dismissed them (which really, is a habit I ought to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By CupOfJoe
I have two month old twins who I am exclusively...

I have two month old twins who I am exclusively breastfeeding on demand (this seems to astonish everyone for some reason). What this means is what in the moments when no one is attached to my boob I...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-07-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By CupOfJoe
I am a NICU researcher and so while I don't know...

I am a NICU researcher and so while I don't know your specific case I will say that the reason your doctors aren't giving you a concrete answer is likely because they don't know. With micro-preemies...
Forum: Parenting   11-07-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,607
Posted By CupOfJoe
Quote:Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS...

Quote:Not to be a Debby Downer but we had a CPS investigation launched on us when our 5 year old left the house one morning to walk around the block on her own.  We had the 7 am rule as well - she...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By CupOfJoe
I bought a sheepskin from a local merino...

I bought a sheepskin from a local merino producer - it was NOT cheap but it feels delicious. I had this idea that I would put it under the crib sheet  while the babies are small (we are expecting...
Forum: Babywearing   09-21-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By CupOfJoe
We are expecting twins (our first kids) and...

We are expecting twins (our first kids) and trying to figure out what we need for successful babywearing. I've used Ergos as a nanny and love them so we are registering for two. However, when they...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By CupOfJoe
@Sheepdoc he won't eat hard boiled eggs. ...

@Sheepdoc he won't eat hard boiled eggs.
@sonjagrabel  aw, thanks! I like him a lot so I want to keep him in tip top shape :) He understands about carbs, but still can't resist them!
@Oread We are...
Forum: Diapering   09-02-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By CupOfJoe
Super helpful! Thank you so much Skelly! People...

Super helpful! Thank you so much Skelly! People say Lil Joeys are good for small babies -- any preferences on brands?
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,638
Posted By CupOfJoe
Working as a nanny I've sometimes found --...

Working as a nanny I've sometimes found -- especially with older children (6+) -- that the time-out works best when it is for me! So what I say to the child is, "I really don't like how you're...
Forum: Diapering   09-01-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By CupOfJoe
We are expecting our first children (1 and 2!)...

We are expecting our first children (1 and 2!) in early February. I've used cloth diapers before as a nanny but I am a little bit lost on building our stash for twins. I've watched videos where...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,438
Posted By CupOfJoe
The the poorer areas of Britian, like the North...

The the poorer areas of Britian, like the North where my husband is from, this is fairly common. However, the same is true in the US. I think it's less to do with raw earning power and more to do...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-23-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By CupOfJoe
Thanks everyone! These are great suggestions! I...

Thanks everyone! These are great suggestions! I premade a bunch of egg, sausage, kale, and cheese burritos for his breakfasts and they are now waiting in the freezer for mornings when I don't feel...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By CupOfJoe
Skreader you are absolutely right, he is an...

Skreader you are absolutely right, he is an adult and this has to be his decision. Happily, it is. He also thinks there is a problem, he doesn't like how tired he is and his constant hunger. I have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-18-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By CupOfJoe
Sorry - the "healthy relationship with food" bit...

Sorry - the "healthy relationship with food" bit in my original post was a thought I didn't properly follow up on in my original post. My mistake, I'll clarify: By his own reckoning he had a bad...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-18-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By CupOfJoe
We have twins on the way and one of the things...

We have twins on the way and one of the things we're both very conscious of is wanting our kids to have a healthy relationship with food. My husband was raised in England and his mother is a nice...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By CupOfJoe
Glad to know I'm not the only one Jess! :)

Glad to know I'm not the only one Jess! :)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-17-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By CupOfJoe
Thanks for all the kind and thoughtful replies!...

Thanks for all the kind and thoughtful replies! As it happens all my panicking was probably for naught because it looks as though we will be moving about a week after the babies are born. This in...
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