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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-13-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-12-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By poppan
Great job mama! I am not a single parent but I...

Great job mama! I am not a single parent but I nightweaned my twins on my own without DH's help. (I know it's not the same, at least he was there down the hall and I could go insist he help me if...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-12-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By poppan
Yup. That sounds like the US Immigration Dept...

Yup. That sounds like the US Immigration Dept that I know. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-12-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By poppan
That is really wonderful that the hospital and...

That is really wonderful that the hospital and doctor really worked with you.
 
I had a c-section with my twins (my first pregnancy). We had lots of things working against us but I did manage to...
Forum: Diapering   07-12-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By poppan
I really like the Nature Babycare brand of...

I really like the Nature Babycare brand of pullups. It's really soft and I like them better than seventh gen. My Target has them and amazon sells them but you have to buy a four pack.
Forum: California, Nevada   10-01-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By poppan
P.S. can I ask who your midwives were at Sage...

P.S. can I ask who your midwives were at Sage Femme?
Forum: California, Nevada   10-01-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By poppan
Sounds like I should really check out Sage...

Sounds like I should really check out Sage Femme! Thanks!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By poppan
Thank you--I had forgotten about Pitocin vs...

Thank you--I had forgotten about Pitocin vs Oxytocin... that is a very good point. I did some more reading on MDC yesterday and am arranging an in-person "interview" with the MW and will ask her the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-30-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By poppan
We are fairly sure we had it... at least our...

We are fairly sure we had it... at least our pedi thought so, but we didn't actually do the culture to confirm because it would have taken a week (too late to do anything differently as far as...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By poppan
I don't think I have a specific question......

I don't think I have a specific question... maybe I just need to process some things from my first birth.

I had twins the first time around, planned a home birth but didn't make it far enough. My...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By poppan
I am expecting #3 in January and would like to...

I am expecting #3 in January and would like to attempt a home birth this time. I planned a homebirth with my twins, but didn't get far enough along (gave birth at 34.5 weeks). Had a c-section last...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-26-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By poppan
BTW -- in the middle of my nanny crisis I read...

BTW -- in the middle of my nanny crisis I read this book and it really gave me so much perspective. It's a series of essays by mostly writer women about their relationships with their nannies. It...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-26-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By poppan
Ugh--so sorry about the au pairs. No wonder you...

Ugh--so sorry about the au pairs. No wonder you are so gun shy about the nanny--having two people stay for a short time and then go will do that to you, especially if they couldn't handle the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-25-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By poppan
I kind of agree with your DH. And yeah a good...

I kind of agree with your DH. And yeah a good nanny would find a groove but you have to make sure you have a good nanny. I will tell you this--lots of moms, grandmothers and nannies take care of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-25-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By poppan
I have a really selfish viewpoint... I think if...

I have a really selfish viewpoint... I think if you don't like being at work and don't need the paycheck, it's OK to quit. But if you like having that paycheck (not need it, just like it) and your...
Forum: Diapering   08-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By poppan
I used the Curly Purly one and liked it well...

I used the Curly Purly one and liked it well enough that I never tried anything else (at least not for soakers). It's free:
http://www.curlypurly.com/pdf/soaker.pdf
Forum: Diapering   08-24-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By poppan
I used a step-on can with a lid -- you know, you...

I used a step-on can with a lid -- you know, you step on the foot pedal and the lid pops up -- and kept that in the bathroom. Change diaper, put wipe in dipe, go to bathroom, open dipe, wipe goes in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By poppan
I gained over 50 pounds by the time I was around...

I gained over 50 pounds by the time I was around 33 weeks, and actually lost weight the last two weeks when I went on hospital bedrest (I delivered at almost 35 weeks). It turned out to be a good...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By poppan
I live on the "peninsula" -- the strip that is...

I live on the "peninsula" -- the strip that is south of the city but not yet into "South Bay". Basically northern Silicon Valley.

When I read your post Berkeley popped into my head immediately....
Forum: Family Safety   08-24-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By poppan
Thanks so much for the replies--it's great to...

Thanks so much for the replies--it's great to know it can be done. I am totally clueless about car seats and really appreciate the recommendations. I see that the maestro is around $80 and the...
Forum: Family Safety   08-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By poppan
My twins will be 3 years 9 months old when #3 is...

My twins will be 3 years 9 months old when #3 is born. We have an Audi Allroad wagon. Initially I was thinking we would buy a minivan, but after seeing the costs I'm not sure we can afford to trade...
Forum: January 2011   08-23-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By poppan
Glad you had a good u/s and are feeling so much...

Glad you had a good u/s and are feeling so much better!

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Originally Posted by Selena Rose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-20-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By poppan
For me your question breaks down into two...

For me your question breaks down into two parts...
1) can you nurse twins without pumping or supplementing
2) can you nurse twins in public

To question 1 -- yes undoubtedly you can exclusively...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,075
Posted By poppan
DS (3) wants to be a garbageman or a gardener....

DS (3) wants to be a garbageman or a gardener. He wants to drive a garbage truck and one time he saw a gardener's truck with a little trailer and all the rakes and things lined up in a rack... he...
Forum: January 2011   08-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By poppan
Quote: Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15737647)
I disagree that the only reason to...
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