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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By hergrace
For the last part of my triplet pregnancy and...

For the last part of my triplet pregnancy and the early postpartum period, I wore stretchy yoga pants and lose tops. I usually wear a Medium or a Large and I was in XL or XXL pants that I stretched...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-09-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By hergrace
Hey there. Congratulations. I'm one of the...

Hey there. Congratulations.
I'm one of the triplet moms who stop be here from time to time, though I must confess it is not often anymore.
My trio will be 5 at the end of the month.
 
A lot of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By hergrace
Congratulations on the birth of your babes.

Congratulations on the birth of your babes.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By hergrace
I am so sorry to hear it.

I am so sorry to hear it.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-29-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By hergrace
FWIW, here is my story. I had u/s at 6.5 weeks...

FWIW, here is my story. I had u/s at 6.5 weeks and 11 weeks. At 6.5 weeks, we saw two heart beats and an empty sac. At 11 weeks, we saw three babes. The "empty sac" stopped growing around 30 weeks,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By hergrace
My son hated it and he underperformed due to...

My son hated it and he underperformed due to anxiety, but the results were very revealing.  The school was unable to accommodate him, but with the test scores in hand plus results from a couple of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By hergrace
You have hit the stage at which I decided that I...

You have hit the stage at which I decided that I needed a more fixed schedule for the triplets in order to keep my 4 year old sane.  I also had my 4 year old in quite a lot of school so that he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-13-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By hergrace
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marimara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-12-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By hergrace
This is exactly what DS1 (7) is like.   For...

This is exactly what DS1 (7) is like.
 
For multiplication speed drills, we have been using Timez Attack on the computer - http://www.bigbrainz.com/
We also use KenKen for arithmetic practice.
 ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By hergrace
DeChRi: It is best to be prepared for anything. ...

DeChRi: It is best to be prepared for anything.  The "empty sac" I saw on my 6 week ultrasound is now a strapping 4 -year old. And, we nearly missed him on the 11-week ultrasound, too, because he...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-09-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By hergrace
The hospital sounds fabulous! And I am jealous...

The hospital sounds fabulous! And I am jealous of the amount of help you have.  I had very little and spent a lot of money on mother's helpers.

I just remembered one other thing I wanted to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By hergrace
My advice about pregnancy is mostly to be...

My advice about pregnancy is mostly to be prepared for things to change. Pay attention to your body - things can change fast. I went from up and about to needing to rest most of the day quite...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-06-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By hergrace
Congratulations! Welcome to the wild ride that...

Congratulations! Welcome to the wild ride that is parenting triplets.
 
My triplets are 4. I'm not on here much, but I try to look out for questions specifically about triplets, so I'll try to be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By hergrace
The PBS child development tracker is often...

The PBS child development tracker is often recommended on this board for seeing what is "normal".  Here is the link to their language page for 1-year-olds.
 ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By hergrace
Thank you, beachcomber.    We are waiting...

Thank you, beachcomber. 
 
We are waiting for an OT assessment, but where we are it is 9-12 month wait, but I would love to start doing activities at home that might help while we are waiting.

 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-10-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By hergrace
I had an ultrasound with every check-up during...

I had an ultrasound with every check-up during my pregnancy because we could never find all three heart beats. I expected to see a problem with DS2 every single time since I never felt him move. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By hergrace
When researching ASD, I see information about...

When researching ASD, I see information about therapies, therapists, and things to do at home with all of the other sensory systems, but nothing on issues with interoception. Am I missing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-03-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,980
Posted By hergrace
I've been focused on the delayed areas of my...

I've been focused on the delayed areas of my asynchronous kids recently, so it's probably a great thing for me to spend a little time focusing on their achievements.
 
DS1 just turned 8 and is...
Forum: Site Help   07-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,588
Posted By hergrace
If there had been an option to leave it as it...

If there had been an option to leave it as it is, I would have voted for that.  Given that the basic purple and green is staying, the proposed changes are all pretty hideous.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-28-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,559
Posted By hergrace
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-19-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,559
Posted By hergrace
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Quote:Originally Posted by nwatt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316282/if-one-more-person-tells-me/40#post_16508967)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By hergrace
Dyslexia runs in my family and I am pretty sure...

Dyslexia runs in my family and I am pretty sure at least three of my kids have are at least somewhat dyslexic, but nobody has a formal diagnosis. That said, the two who are readers have used classic...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,071
Posted By hergrace
The books recommended by joensally are great. 2...

The books recommended by joensally are great. 2 of my kids are gifted with aspie-like quirks, one of those is on ADHD meds. They both have sensory processing issues.  My other 2 kids are more "ideal...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By hergrace
I have also lead storytime in the service at UU...

I have also lead storytime in the service at UU churches.  My guideline for myself was always that if it was a book I was happy to read to my preschooler 50+ times, the congregation could sit...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-06-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,559
Posted By hergrace
 The stupid comments are enough to drive...


The stupid comments are enough to drive anyone mad.
 
I have become pretty stern in my delivery of "It's a different kind of hard," when somebody suggests that their three kids being close...
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