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Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-11-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By star8kitten
Recliner.  I was not able to lay down for the...

Recliner.  I was not able to lay down for the first two weeks and I lived in that recliner.  I ate, slept, and even changed a diaper once.  I used one of the big twin nursing pillows and we would...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-05-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By star8kitten
Oh I feel your pain!  I never made enough either...

Oh I feel your pain!  I never made enough either for my twins.  I made enough for about 1.5 babies and never could get it to be enough.  I took domperidone but I don't know if it helped or the round...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-18-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By star8kitten
Oh, one more thing, my baby B (feels weird to...

Oh, one more thing, my baby B (feels weird to call him that) was breech and we were all okay to try and deliver him that way.  He was very high up and turned sideways a bit but the doc thought she...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-18-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By star8kitten
I ended up having a csec after a failed internal...

I ended up having a csec after a failed internal version to try and get baby B in position.  I wish they would have given me the epidural and done the version becasue I could not relax enough for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-29-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By star8kitten
My two look very much a like but are not...

My two look very much a like but are not identical.  I have had people insist I must be wrong and ask me if I had them tested to be sure.  Geez!
 
If I had b/g twins and was asked if they were...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-25-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By star8kitten
Emelee - I don't have irish twins, sorry it does...

Emelee - I don't have irish twins, sorry it does look that way from my comments.  I actually have four boys 7, 5, and the twins who are 19 months.
 
I have seen some of irish twin familes at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By star8kitten
I have had some of those comments too.  If I...

I have had some of those comments too.  If I don't know the person I always try and keep it really positive and say what a blessing they have been.  My other kids are standing there and I hate to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-22-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By star8kitten
Thanks for all the tips and advice ladies! ...

Thanks for all the tips and advice ladies!  Sometimes just hearing others admit it is hard and just something you have to work through is the best thing for me.  Their dynamic is so much fun to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-22-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By star8kitten
I think the most important thing is to listen to...

I think the most important thing is to listen to your body.  If you feel tired rest for a bit.  If you start to feel off, drink water or eat something.  Toward the end I had to take a nap everyday...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-27-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By star8kitten
My boys are 15 months old and they are starting...

My boys are 15 months old and they are starting to fight over everything.  I do have two of somethings but my husband and I decided long ago we were not going to get two of everything just to keep...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By star8kitten
My boys are almost 15 months!  Their...

My boys are almost 15 months!  Their personalites are really emerging and everday I find myself in awe of how special it is to have both of them at the same time! 
 
AF is still missing for me...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By star8kitten
My twins started nursing around 8 weeks old.  I...

My twins started nursing around 8 weeks old.  I tried and tried in the begining but they would not latch and stay on ( I also had low supply) and my midwife suggested pumping to take the pressure...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-22-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By star8kitten
Oh I completly agree, I never would have felt...

Oh I completly agree, I never would have felt safe with just bed pillows propping us up with newborns.  The EZ2nurse pillow is so big and so solid there is no risk of anyone getting trapped in it. 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By star8kitten
I used my recliner to make nursing work.  I felt...

I used my recliner to make nursing work.  I felt really unsafe in the bed with them and they both wanted to nurse at the same time all the time so I felt completly safe in my recliner.  I used my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By star8kitten
Learn to Tandem nurse!  I know it is not for...

Learn to Tandem nurse!  I know it is not for everyone, but that was the only way I got any sleep.  I sat in my recliner and let them nurse until they were asleep and then I slept.  I did not change...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By star8kitten
I also used the EZ2Nurse pillow everyday for the...

I also used the EZ2Nurse pillow everyday for the first six months.  The sloping sides make it easier to fall asleep in the chair while nursing which is the only way I got any sleep the first couple...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By star8kitten
All the midwives at the Katy Birth Center in...

All the midwives at the Katy Birth Center in Katy, Texas would have assisted me at home.  They cannot/will not do twins at their birthing center however.  Natalie Womack was my midwife throught my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-04-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By star8kitten
It will get better.  I had to go through the...

It will get better.  I had to go through the nightmare of pumping/nursing with two older children as well and right around four months it got better.  By six months it was good and now at almost a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By star8kitten
I have 11 month old twins and I have to admit we...

I have 11 month old twins and I have to admit we did a version of cry it out.  I had an easier time than you because mine fall asleep while nursing but for a week, if they got up in the night they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-15-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By star8kitten
The last months of my twin pregnancy I bought...

The last months of my twin pregnancy I bought some plus sized knit  dresses.  They were nice for postpartum too.  If money is a issue, look at resale shops and/or ebay.  Oldnavy has plus size and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By star8kitten
Congrats!  My twins are 11 months and it is oh...

Congrats!  My twins are 11 months and it is oh so much fun! 
 
I read all three of the "twin" books and I found Gromada's and Luke's most helpful.  Luke was great on the diet and her advice on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By star8kitten
Yes keep it up.  I had to pump for a month and...

Yes keep it up.  I had to pump for a month and half with my twins and I got them back on the breast.  I know how it feels and the emotional rollercoaster that EPing can be.  I just wanted to let you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-26-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By star8kitten
Yes!  My first son did the same thing around two...

Yes!  My first son did the same thing around two months.  My husband was the one who noticed it was the right side he was fussing on.  I think he did it because I have a more powerful let down on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By star8kitten
Hang in there.  I had to stop trying to nurse...

Hang in there.  I had to stop trying to nurse and just pump for a whole month but I eventually got them (twins) back on the boob.  I was so worried that they would never want "me" because those...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By star8kitten
I also had a c-section and my milk did not come...

I also had a c-section and my milk did not come in fully for my twins so they got a bad association with my breast.  I.E. those tings dont have milk so why should I suck on it.  After Eping for a...
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