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Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-04-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dena
I haven't read all the other responses, but I...

I haven't read all the other responses, but I wanted to offer a (((hug))) and a great job to you.  You are amazing! 
 
When my twins were newborn, I used a big twin nursing pillow and did tandem...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-24-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By Dena
OMGoodness. I am so SO tired of "you sure have...

OMGoodness. I am so SO tired of "you sure have your hands full."  Makes me want to scream.  I know people don't mean anything by it, but really.
 
One I got a lot at first, but haven't for awhile,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,071
Posted By Dena
I've never done rice cereal either.  We do buy...

I've never done rice cereal either.  We do buy the Earth's Best multigrain baby cereal, because it works nicely to thicken up certain things, like yogurt, that are a challenge for self-feeding at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,336
Posted By Dena
37 weeks 5 days. No NICU or nursery time. They...

37 weeks 5 days. No NICU or nursery time. They were discharged with me the next day.

My twin B also had some minor sucking issues, but they resolved within a few weeks.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Dena
Well, I didn't go past 38 weeks, and I was kinda...

Well, I didn't go past 38 weeks, and I was kinda induced (I was going into labor on my own already, doc broke baby A's water to speed things up, both were born two hours later). But I did have an...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-05-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,443
Posted By Dena
Quote: Originally Posted by MJB...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MJB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16020629)
I don't think my now-kindergartner ever had a jar...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By Dena
I think it depends on your OB. Mine told me I...

I think it depends on your OB. Mine told me I *could* have an elective c-section if I wanted b/c there was the risk that I would end up delivering one vaginally and then having a c-section for the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,365
Posted By Dena
For me the best thing about having twins was...

For me the best thing about having twins was actually HAVING them. This was my second twin pregnancy, but I lost one of my daughters in the first one. Parenting twins, while surely a challenge, is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-04-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By Dena
Both of mine were born vaginally. Baby A was...

Both of mine were born vaginally. Baby A was head down, B was transverse on delivery day. Once A was out, the dr. did a quick and gentle external version and then ruptured her membranes to hold her...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-28-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dena
From what I remember, around 22 weeks or so was...

From what I remember, around 22 weeks or so was when I had to REALLY start slowing down in my twin pg. I would get that tight feeling a lot too. I did have it checked out, but I was not contracting....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-21-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By Dena
Yup, mine were flipping around till the last...

Yup, mine were flipping around till the last minute too.

My twin birth story is here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1214085...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-19-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By Dena
We have had to supplement a bit with our twins,...

We have had to supplement a bit with our twins, and used the Safeway O Organics formula. It is reasonably priced, and does not upset the tummy of our reflux baby.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-18-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,709
Posted By Dena
I had this happen all the way through my pg. It...

I had this happen all the way through my pg. It did taper off as I got bigger, but the first few times scared the bejeeses out of me. My dr. said as long as it wasn't happening more than a certain...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By Dena
Quote: Originally Posted by dividedsky...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dividedsky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15956160)
and when everyone was cranky (me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
Posted By Dena
Carita, yeouch. Your poor kids....

Carita, yeouch. Your poor kids. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

P+H, no you are not the oldest. *whistles innocently*
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By Dena
I am mostly nursing my six month old twins. By...

I am mostly nursing my six month old twins. By that I mean they do get a bottle once in a while if either I run dry or I just plain run out of steam. It is mostly around the time of af every month,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
Posted By Dena
Carita, the group is set to Secret, so no one...

Carita, the group is set to Secret, so no one but us can see the content. IDK if that helps your decision...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
Posted By Dena
hee hee. I got one too....

hee hee. I got one too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

And I sent you a friend request. At least, I think it was you. Aimee suggested I add you. And then added the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
Posted By Dena
Quote: Originally Posted by rhiOrion...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhiOrion http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15953274)
P&H- if you don't want to make a facebook...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,867
Posted By Dena
We have a 6 year old, a soon to be 3 year old,...

We have a 6 year old, a soon to be 3 year old, and twins who will be 8 months at Christmas. Because of the older two, we already have a TON of baby toys as well. And I know I can count on my BIL and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,041
Posted By Dena
Quote: Originally Posted by jsh7809...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsh7809 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15918249)
Thanks, guys! I'm trying to think positively...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-05-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Dena
We have since day 1 as well. Dh set up the...

We have since day 1 as well. Dh set up the co-sleeper, picked up one of the babies, and crawled into bed with her. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif We took down the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,041
Posted By Dena
Quote: Originally Posted by loveneverfails...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loveneverfails http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15909278)
Well, while SOME OF YOU PEOPLE have 6...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Dena
I only gained about 37 lbs my entire twin pg -...

I only gained about 37 lbs my entire twin pg - less in fact than my second singleton pg. Like you, I was eating like a mad woman - every two hours round the clock, and tons of healthy foods, healthy...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By Dena
I don't think its vain either. And I don't think...

I don't think its vain either. And I don't think there's any one right way to do this.

I only gained 37 lbs, but I was about 20 lbs overweight to begin with. The low weight gain was NOT from lack...
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