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Forum: February 2012   12-21-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By umsh
Get the twin, forget the comments.  We had a...

Get the twin, forget the comments.  We had a full and twin pushed together when we had our twins 2 years ago (amongst many, many other arrangements)...not sure what to do now though with 2 2 year...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-28-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By umsh
Do you have your birth story posted anywhere?...

Do you have your birth story posted anywhere?  I'd be interested to read it...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By umsh
This caught my eye when I went to update my sig,...

This caught my eye when I went to update my sig, and I had to reply to thank everyone who encouraged me through a rough time. Probably within six months of my post (about age 2.5) things had already...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-27-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By umsh
Anyone had a c section with their twins and then...

Anyone had a c section with their twins and then a successful VBAC?  The girls were breech bottom baby and transverse top baby so I had no choice about the c section. I can't find too much info...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-18-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By umsh
Wow, this sounds so much like us!  I don't have...

Wow, this sounds so much like us!  I don't have much to offer, but thanks to Shuli for the good ideas.  I've been trying to implement those ideas but have found myself extremely impatient since I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,780
Posted By umsh
My twins are 25 months old and I night weaned...

My twins are 25 months old and I night weaned them cold turkey at 22 months.  At first, my husband responded to them when they woke up crying - he would pick them up and walk them back to sleep. If...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By umsh
I've now had two massage sessions and 3 physio...

I've now had two massage sessions and 3 physio sessions.  Haven't been to chiro yet.  It has helped yes, but maybe it's too soon, or maybe it's because I'm still doing all those things that bring on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-15-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By umsh
When my girls were 19 months old, I started them...

When my girls were 19 months old, I started them on a routine of we nurse before bedtime but then we unlatch and fall asleep without being on the breast.  Then about a week ago (they are now 22...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-15-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By umsh
Thank you mamas!  That is very...

Thank you mamas!  That is very encouraging...actually, that's really all I wanted to hear, that just b/c they're fighting now doesn't mean it'll last forever :)  It's just frustrating b/c most of my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By umsh
Yes!  I am in pain literally all day long, it...

Yes!  I am in pain literally all day long, it just gets either worse or less painful depending on what I'm doing.  I have had scoliosis for years, so it just makes it worse.  Then the di/di twins,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-13-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By umsh
Thanks Shuli, it's a good idea.  Unfortunately,...

Thanks Shuli, it's a good idea.  Unfortunately, while DD1 can play quietly if she's not being attacked, she's super attached to me and won't let me out of her sight/touching distance, so I couldn't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By umsh
Okay, they're probably too young to hate yet :)...

Okay, they're probably too young to hate yet :) but daily there are several "fights", sometimes one-way and sometimes the "victim" attacks back.  They're 22 months old and never play together (which...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-17-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By umsh
SpringLily...how's it going??  I'm bumping this...

SpringLily...how's it going??  I'm bumping this thread back up because I'm starting to think about nightweaning for my girls (19 months)...but unlike yours they wake pretty frequently throughout the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-17-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,603
Posted By umsh
38 weeks and 5 days...no NICU thank God though...

38 weeks and 5 days...no NICU thank God though they were small 4-14 and 5-10.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-17-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By umsh
I felt uncomfortable getting it while pregnant,...

I felt uncomfortable getting it while pregnant, and I didn't get it last year while my girls were still only being BF-ed.  I did get it this year though b/c one of my girls has a rare serious...
Forum: Dental   10-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By umsh
Thanks Sleepless...their 18 mo appt is tomorrow...

Thanks Sleepless...their 18 mo appt is tomorrow so I'll bring it up.

I was so panicked I didn't even see the sticky on curing cavities with nutrition before posting, but I've read through much of...
Forum: Dental   10-21-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By umsh
I feel so depressed right now...I just saw a...

I feel so depressed right now...I just saw a huge brown spot on my 18 month old's lower right molar. I fully acknowledge this is my fault as I brush very inconsistently and really only brush the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By umsh
We haven't officially nightweaned, but for the...

We haven't officially nightweaned, but for the last month DH has been sleeping with one baby while I sleep with the other (twin girls, almost 1 year old). I used to sleep with them both but was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-30-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By umsh
My girls are almost a year old, and I still...

My girls are almost a year old, and I still can't take care of them without help. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I was sure by now it would be easier, and it is in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By umsh
Hi twin mamas, I feel like I know you all...

Hi twin mamas,

I feel like I know you all so well since I've been lurking for months! But I rarely have two free hands to type since I'm perpetually putting babies to sleep or nursing, so this is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By umsh
We're going home for a long visit to my parents...

We're going home for a long visit to my parents tomorrow. My mom and DH will both be on vacation at the same time. I'm hoping to do some sort of sleep "training" during these next two weeks, since...
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