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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Emelee
I always heard to eat tons and tons of protein. I...

I always heard to eat tons and tons of protein. I ended up eating some type of bean protein powder mixed with ice cream to try and get enough. I know there are tasty chocolate type of protein drinks...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Emelee
First off, great job nursing all three! I did...

First off, great job nursing all three! I did that for 18 months but I'll get to that. Seriously, you can tell your dh/partner that you just need them to NOT touch the breasts. It was really hard for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Emelee
Great job getting them to term. I hope you can be...

Great job getting them to term. I hope you can be at peace with the c-section and maybe look into something called natural cesarean or an assisted cesarean. Not it does it say it's for a singleton...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Emelee
How are you? Were you able to get them to flip?...

How are you? Were you able to get them to flip? Just checking in and hoping for the best.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Emelee
I'm really sorry you're having to go through...

I'm really sorry you're having to go through this. My midwives did that at the end, not really giving me a direct answer on how far they'd take me as a client. Just kind of leaving some stuff up to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-08-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Emelee
It was hard enough getting midwives to agree to...

It was hard enough getting midwives to agree to try a homebirth with my 2 head down babies that's amazing you have some willing for breech births. While I did not get my homebirth, in my opinion I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Emelee
I was nursing my 9 month old, had delayed...

I was nursing my 9 month old, had delayed ovulation by almost a week and released 2 eggs. I always used my ovulation date when dealing with care practitioners because I knew it would be way off...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Emelee
I did the one twin per breast a day and switched...

I did the one twin per breast a day and switched every day. Changing them every feeding was too difficult and often I didn't tandem so I'd lose track. Glad the swelling has gone down and you didn't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Emelee
I got plugged duct and mastitis right at 6 weeks...

I got plugged duct and mastitis right at 6 weeks and again at 8 weeks. No warning just boom. Also, the more you pump out the more it's going to make so if you drain it completely it's going to think...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,789
Posted By Emelee
Hey, just wanted to say congrats to all of you....

Hey, just wanted to say congrats to all of you. Not all twins come early, had 41 weekers here. Also we did exclusive nursing, cloth diapering, and babywearing (especially while grocery shopping) ....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Emelee
I nursed a singleton during a twin pregnancy...

I nursed a singleton during a twin pregnancy which is different I know but still 3 little people being nourished. Then I tandem nursed all 3 until the singleton turned 3 when I told her we were done...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Emelee
I remember how that feels when you just have to...

I remember how that feels when you just have to eat all day... shoot it still sometimes feels that way when they teeth and nurse like every few minutes all day long! I have no idea if some of the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Emelee
Hi! I have twins, not triplets, but I've heard...

Hi! I have twins, not triplets, but I've heard of several ladies who went anywhere from 35-37 weeks with triplets as well as having them vaginally. I can point you to a great facebook group if you...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-03-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Emelee
When they were teenie I could fit both in one...

When they were teenie I could fit both in one ring sling. Then I moved to 2 ring slings but that didn't last long because by 3 months mine had enough head control that I could put one on my back in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Emelee
The only thing I can really suggest is to wear...

The only thing I can really suggest is to wear both of them if it's physically possible for you. I really think that's what kept my girls from getting flat spots (their older sister did and she was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-19-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Emelee
I'm pretty sure fraternal twins comes from the...

I'm pretty sure fraternal twins comes from the mother's side of the family. My fundal height only measured 3-4 cm ahead the whole time and it was my second pregnancy. That is a pretty big uterus...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-09-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Emelee
Really I just used the couch most of all if I...

Really I just used the couch most of all if I was tandem nursing. If there was just one then anywhere from the kitchen table, the bed, a bench, etc. I needed a nursing pillow and had a regular boppy...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-06-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Emelee
I had a vaginal birth and used the my belly...

I had a vaginal birth and used the my belly binder the day after the girls were born. I wore it every day for 8 weeks. It helped with the feelings of my insides flopping around and my stomach shank...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Emelee
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Emelee
I agree that you shouldn't buy preemie because...

I agree that you shouldn't buy preemie because you just never know! I went ahead and bought some newborn stuff thinking SURELY twins would fit into it. My eldest daughter was 8lb11oz but 21.5 inches...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Emelee
Hi, I live about 2 hours NW or where you'll be...

Hi, I live about 2 hours NW or where you'll be but when I moved to SC from MO I found everyone here to be very nice, friendly, helpful, and welcoming. There are also lots of more natural minded...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-12-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Emelee
This is just my situation but I didn't gain any...

This is just my situation but I didn't gain any weight until around 20 weeks. I wasn't overweight to start with and I was nursing my toddler during pregnancy. My twins were in the 7 lbs when born. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-08-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Emelee
I'm glad your mind is at ease now! Sorry you're...

I'm glad your mind is at ease now! Sorry you're disappointed but I'm glad to hear you have a healthy little baby in there!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-06-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Emelee
You mean actually feel the baby/ies in your...

You mean actually feel the baby/ies in your uterus, feel kicks, or just the uterus itself? I felt movement at 12 weeks and the earliest I felt the actually babies' bodies through my uterus was about...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Emelee
It is funny that you mention you keep referring...

It is funny that you mention you keep referring to "babies" because with our twin pregnancy we kept saying "one healthy baby, no multiples" right up until the ultrasound. And it was of course twins...
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