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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-11-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,521
Posted By momma-bear
Just wanted to pop on and recommend a book my...

Just wanted to pop on and recommend a book my fiance and I have both enjoyed. It's called "The Joy of Twins" by Pamela Novotny. Seemed appropriate for the title of this thread. Some of the product...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-03-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By momma-bear
Oh my goodness, hugs! That is ALOT to deal with....

Oh my goodness, hugs! That is ALOT to deal with. Being on your own for that amount of time each day is exhausting, I know. All we can do is be tough and persistent in our efforts while these little...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-23-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,813
Posted By momma-bear
We cosleep with our twins. But sometimes it's...

We cosleep with our twins. But sometimes it's nice to have private time in bed. I think some Dads are nervous that cosleeping will put an end to intimacy. If we need that time together and the babes...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,521
Posted By momma-bear
So this thread got me thinking. I didn't even...

So this thread got me thinking. I didn't even realize how often I hear similar comments. I feel like those are just the cliche things strangers say and are easily forgotten. When I was pregnant...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By momma-bear
Congratulate yourself on working through the...

Congratulate yourself on working through the engorgement. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif This next part can be tricky but should be much less painful. Hold your baby close. Your...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By momma-bear
This is all good advice. I know just how you...

This is all good advice. I know just how you feel. I cried during almost every feed the second week. At 7-10 days the pain was the worst and I couldn't imagine continuing. But it takes a few weeks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By momma-bear
I noticed the bloating before I even knew I was...

I noticed the bloating before I even knew I was pregnant, as in I must have been only 1-2 weeks along. I was on a climbing trip with girlfriends and there was a little teasing going on because I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,060
Posted By momma-bear
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/299560/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/299560/)
Tendem nursing my 8 week old twins after...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By momma-bear
Personally, tandem feeds are usually...

Personally, tandem feeds are usually counterproductive for me. I end up with two slightly unsatisfied babies. My girls are 9 weeks and on my most productive days it seems that their schedules are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,933
Posted By momma-bear
Twin names: Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn ...

Twin names: Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn
Gestational age upon arrival: 38 weeks and 4 days
Fraternal/Identical: Fraternal
Time in in hospital (if applicable: 4 days while I recovered from my...
Forum: Babywearing   05-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,115
Posted By momma-bear
Sounds like you handled it as best you could....

Sounds like you handled it as best you could. Clearly this woman was off her rocker. 
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By momma-bear
We just finished an extended weekend traveling...

We just finished an extended weekend traveling with two BF infants. We do a lot of outdoorsy activities. I can't imagine how hard it would be for us to keep things sanitary for formula feeding. My...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 583
Posted By momma-bear
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383584/new-to-breastfeeding#post_17360099)

Great question and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By momma-bear
Yay, how exciting! Yes, there is lots of good...

Yay, how exciting! Yes, there is lots of good advice on this thread. As mentioned, have everything set up nearby. I was stressed about having the nursery all set up nice before my girls were born....
Forum: Babywearing   05-15-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By momma-bear
I have two 7 week old babies. One child loves...

I have two 7 week old babies. One child loves the K'tan and sleeps curled up in it. The other is a back archer and wont have anything to do with it. Prefers to be upright in a sling with her head...
Forum: Babywearing   05-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By momma-bear
Twins, 7 weeks. About 3 hours a day. I have...

Twins, 7 weeks.
About 3 hours a day.
I have been loving my Maya ring sling because I can breast feed with it on. Fiance wears baby in Infantino. We'll both be using ergo for hikes when babes are...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-26-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Congratulations Jess and Quinalla! Twins are...

Congratulations Jess and Quinalla! Twins are amazing. Heal up and enjoy every moment.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jumpers.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-10-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
2 weeks and 1 day post c-section and I just want...

2 weeks and 1 day post c-section and I just want to offer some encouragement to other first timers out there. I didn't plan on a section and I was terrified of having one until the moment I gave my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Just a quick update while the babies nap. Breast...

Just a quick update while the babies nap. Breast pump saved my life today! My milk came in fully last night and my girls were only nursing for short sessions. I was in so much pain. Ran to the store...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-28-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Sophigirl - what a scary situation, but how...

Sophigirl - what a scary situation, but how wonderful that you have your two sweet girls to hold. I'm getting all emotional thinking about the milestones over the next few weeks for your healing and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-21-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ilovemygirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jessmn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,679
Posted By momma-bear
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rinap http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-06-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By momma-bear
imbegliniel -- great story! Thanks for sharing....

imbegliniel -- great story! Thanks for sharing. Would you mind PMing me the name of your OB and hospital? I'm in AZ also. Although I feel good about my OB and my twins are due anytime now, I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By momma-bear
Lovemyfam -- I am so sorry for all the...

Lovemyfam -- I am so sorry for all the frustration and anxiety you are feeling. When I found out we were having twins, I mourned for the home birth I so desperately wanted. It can be very difficult...
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