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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By JenChaffee
This is not exactly in the area you are talking...

This is not exactly in the area you are talking of, but there is Gaia healing center in Mt. Airy.  http://www.gaiahealing.com/
 
They don't take insurance.  However, for me, they fill out the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By JenChaffee
Does anyone know about this form?   I am...

Does anyone know about this form?
 
I am looking into having my kids start preschool in a year.  The preschool we are talking with says they use form OCC 1215 which replaces the use of form DHMH...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By JenChaffee
The things I have to look forward to!  Mine are...

The things I have to look forward to!  Mine are 21 months.  However, it is reassuring to hear that this is common.  One of mine has started having tantrums.  And bedtime has turned into an...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-26-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By JenChaffee
I'm also relatively new to being a stepmother...

I'm also relatively new to being a stepmother (married 3years, living together for 1yr before that, dating a couple yrs before that).  I am realizing that I may never feel like I am anything other...
Forum: Women's Health   09-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By JenChaffee
A few days ago, my 20 month old had a fever.  It...

A few days ago, my 20 month old had a fever.  It lingered for a couple of days.  Then on Monday afternoon, it began spiking.  It would go up and she would be lethargic and sad for a half hour or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By JenChaffee
Thank you!  I have lots of reading to do.  The...

Thank you!  I have lots of reading to do.  The more I am thinking about homeschooling, the more excited I am becoming.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By JenChaffee
I have 18 month old twins.  I have been coming...

I have 18 month old twins.  I have been coming to MDC since I was pregnant, but never came to the Education forum.  We made it through the pregnancy and birth.  We are surviving the parenting of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By JenChaffee
Here's my story.  I have been married for 2.5...

Here's my story.  I have been married for 2.5 years, and a significant part of DH's life for 6 years.  We have 1.5 year old twins.  DH is 11 years older than I, and he started early.  He married the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-06-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By JenChaffee
A fun one I get is this.  When out in the...

A fun one I get is this.  When out in the side-by-side stroller, I occasionally get a baffled look and the question, "What is the age difference?"  (My twins are not identical, but similar enough...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By JenChaffee
I had mine in Howard a year and a half ago.  It...

I had mine in Howard a year and a half ago.  It wasn't too bad.  Over the phone, they had told me to expect that the babies would have to be undressed to verify sexes, but once at the Health Dept,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-18-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By JenChaffee
I have never heard any medical person claim...

I have never heard any medical person claim that, but for me baby A was vertex and baby B was breech.  B was an amazingly easy delivery, and no one ever seemed concerned. 
 
Well, not exactly no...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-18-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By JenChaffee
Congratulations!   I never paid much...

Congratulations!
 
I never paid much attention to horror stories about dealing with twins. 
 
They were my first, so I did not have to worry about making sure that another one was cared for and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,894
Posted By JenChaffee
They shared a crib until they were about 6...

They shared a crib until they were about 6 months.  Then they would wake each other up and be mad all the time.  Their cribs are next to each other, so they can happily stand and talk to each other...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,397
Posted By JenChaffee
My OB insisted that c/s was the way of...

My OB insisted that c/s was the way of delivering twins.  Therefore, I did much research before switching practices.  The most natural friendly that I found required that I have a "just-in-case"...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-08-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,431
Posted By JenChaffee
My baby A was quite still.  She was always...

My baby A was quite still.  She was always vertex.  I could certainly feel her move, but she did not flail nearly as much as baby B.  Baby B was rolling and flipping back and forth until the moment...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-30-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By JenChaffee
I ate all of the time.  DH took a picture of my...

I ate all of the time.  DH took a picture of my lunch one day as I packed it for work. I now look at the picture and am amazed.  I would fill a paper grocery sack and just eat all day.  I never sat...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-29-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,247
Posted By JenChaffee
Yes, an au pair is basically a live-in nanny. ...

Yes, an au pair is basically a live-in nanny.  We have daycares, here, but I have baby twins.  It is about half as expensive to hire an au pair as it is to put two babies in day care.  And her hours...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-17-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By JenChaffee
My story is, happily, quite uninteresting.  I...

My story is, happily, quite uninteresting.  I had my babies at home with 2 m/w, one apprentice, DH, and my mother.  I went to 41 weeks.  I had been 4cm dilated and 70% effaced for several weeks.  We...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By JenChaffee
I joined the local MoM group.  I had been...

I joined the local MoM group.  I had been similarly concerned, but I find myself enjoying it.  I didn't join until the babies were a couple months old.  I wonder if I had joined when still pregnant...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,607
Posted By JenChaffee
41 weeks, no NICU. My first group of doctors...

41 weeks, no NICU. My first group of doctors were not going to let me go beyond 37 weeks. They insisted that twins don't healthily gestate beyond that. I am curious if we had stayed with them if I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-09-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
  Poll: The Same Spoon
Views: 583
Posted By JenChaffee
I'm not exactly weaning, yet, but they eat quite...

I'm not exactly weaning, yet, but they eat quite a bit of food other than breast milk at this point.

I use one spoon to feed them until one of them seems interested in trying to hold her own...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By JenChaffee
Quote: Originally Posted by amnesiac...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amnesiac http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16016891)
If he isn't going to argue with you about it...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By JenChaffee
Here's the story. DH and I work at the same...

Here's the story. DH and I work at the same place. They are offering flu shots. He already got his. I figured that I would just quietly hide in my office and never go get mine. The babies are 10...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By JenChaffee
Thanks for the tips! I have solved the problem....

Thanks for the tips! I have solved the problem. We have an au pair. She was going to take her vacation while we went on our trip. I talked to her, and she seems happy to change her plans. I felt...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By JenChaffee
I had mine vaginally, but it was a continual...

I had mine vaginally, but it was a continual battle with the medical folk. Once I healthily reached 35 weeks, I stopped going to see the doctors and just worked with a midwife and did HB.
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