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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,559
Posted By AGF
So maybe I am crazy but I actually might think...

So maybe I am crazy but I actually might think that having a two year old and a baby might be just as hard as twins?  I've always felt like I was kind of lucky to do the same thing twice than tend...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-06-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By AGF
So just to make sure I understand, you need to...

So just to make sure I understand, you need to be at the dinner table to help your son get through the meal and it is important to you to have a family meal AND it is difficult for you to leave the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-05-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By AGF
So glad he likes it! And if you have a hair...

So glad he likes it! And if you have a hair scarf, you can tie it on him for a sling for 'little brother' -- one of my little guys thought that was the best!
 
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By AGF
Hi! This may sound really simplistic but what...

Hi! This may sound really simplistic but what about reinforcing over and over again things that he can do.  Hold his hands! Tickle his feet! Hands and Feet! Soft touches!  It always helps me to try...
Forum: Women's Health   02-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By AGF
  My husband has Cluster Headaches ...


My husband has Cluster Headaches  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_headache)  and sometimes what we consider around here to be a normal migraine.  Here are some things that work for him.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By AGF
1) one of those clip fans on the bed (even...

1) one of those clip fans on the bed (even during the winter) the air flow on her face and the sound helped a friends kid to "turn off" her thoughts to help her sleep
and 2) A white noise machine?...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-04-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,365
Posted By AGF
I agree that was unnecessary.    Maybe...

I agree that was unnecessary. 
 
Maybe saying I don't want to have twins because of the stretch marks is a little "ok get over it" but not getting the birth you envisioned is a whole lot more than...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-02-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By AGF
I formula fed my boys. I had one weirdo nipple...

I formula fed my boys. I had one weirdo nipple and one baby who could not latch to it. The breast he could latch onto produced half the milk as the weirdo one. My other son was a great nurser and...
Forum: Fertility   10-17-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 44,572
Posted By AGF
Me! My twins were conceived the day following AF.

Me! My twins were conceived the day following AF.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,601
Posted By AGF
Another good one! I was just telling a friend...

Another good one!
I was just telling a friend the other day that everytime I say I had the luckiest, healthiest twin pregnancy I feel like I am jinxing something, until I realized that it happened...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,758
Posted By AGF
Oh OP, I know this may make you feel worse but I...

Oh OP, I know this may make you feel worse but I JUST said to my husband "Where are all these Elianna's coming from?". And to make you feel better, I forgot to check Twilight before naming one of my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-06-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By AGF
I would just say something along the lines of...

I would just say something along the lines of that you really appreciate her offering of her expertise, but that you have changed your birth plan and no longer need doula services. I would then...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By AGF
We tried a few times after 24 weeks, and I would...

We tried a few times after 24 weeks, and I would end up laughing so hard we would have to stop!

Best to you.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By AGF
I don't know how you feel about ultrasounds but,...

I don't know how you feel about ultrasounds but, for me, it was important to know if the babies were sharing a placenta/ amniotic sac. If they did share the placenta, how they would plan on...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-10-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By AGF
You are not a failure. I remember at four...

You are not a failure.

I remember at four months thinking "WHY can't I get it together?". I thought that, I thought my husband thought that, hell, I thought the mailperson was thinking that when...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,044
Posted By AGF
In my opinion, go and just let it be what it is...

In my opinion, go and just let it be what it is or don't go. If you are really truly concerned about a once a week tv/snack fest than do something else. Its not realistic for them to expect you to...
Forum: Parenting   12-27-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By AGF
I actually like when this happens! I don't have...

I actually like when this happens! I don't have to look ungrateful for getting a ton of presents we don't need, the kids have something new to play with and we get to donate to some kids who really...
Forum: Women's Health   12-06-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By AGF
The baby got to play in a big inflatable baby...

The baby got to play in a big inflatable baby pool in the living room whilst puking. Also, I'd put a layer of towel between the mattress pad and sheets, and stack that three deep. That way when...
Forum: Parenting   11-29-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,181
Posted By AGF
Why not just throw them both in the car in their...

Why not just throw them both in the car in their jammies?
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By AGF
I bet your MIL and SIL think that since they...

I bet your MIL and SIL think that since they work with kids that kids love them and that they know how to get them to interact. A point of professional pride, I'm sure.

My nephew was the same way...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-27-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,711
Posted By AGF
I really like, for girls: Amara Marisa ...

I really like, for girls:

Amara
Marisa
Elena
Lora
and Olivia

and for boys:
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By AGF
i was 25 when I got pregnant, it was my first...

i was 25 when I got pregnant, it was my first pregnancy, no twins in either family, bmi lower than 30.

But I did just get off of birth control pills two months prior, after three years on them....
Forum: Parenting   11-12-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By AGF
congratulations on your baby! my mom is...

congratulations on your baby!

my mom is really good at blowing me off. and somehow, i have gotten really good at saying "no, really....". your baby is so tiny and flu/rsv is no joke. at all. just...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By AGF
well at first i responded by a timeout, and...

well at first i responded by a timeout, and sternly telling him that you don't hit anybody, even when you are angry. and then that would always escalate to me being louder than i want to be and him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By AGF
thank you!

thank you!
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