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Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By RSG
I had my twins at 39 weeks in the hospital with...

I had my twins at 39 weeks in the hospital with no epi.  MD was pushy; but my midwife and doula were supportive and I was clear about not wanting one and understanding the risks.  I'd resist the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,989
Posted By RSG
38 weeks and 6 days

38 weeks and 6 days
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By RSG
My first labor was about 13 hours from very...

My first labor was about 13 hours from very start to finish - with about three hours of pushing.  My son was sunnyside up too!  The twins were about 6 hours in total, with about 30 minutes of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,021
Posted By RSG
39 weeks.  No NICU time, roomed with me and home...

39 weeks.  No NICU time, roomed with me and home the next day.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,166
Posted By RSG
I'm eight months in and the time is just flying...

I'm eight months in and the time is just flying by.  There are days that are difficult; but really I'm just trying to live in the moment because all this will be over so very soon. The girls nursing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,181
Posted By RSG
I had a complication-free pregnancy and felt...

I had a complication-free pregnancy and felt pretty darn good the whole time. It was clear that my body was working really hard though - I got sick twice with a flu and a sinus infection that I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By RSG
Just want to give all of you who are pregnant...

Just want to give all of you who are pregnant lots of virtual hugs and encouragement. I know exactly how you feel and it actually makes me a little teary to think back... twin pregnancy was the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-19-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By RSG
congrats! those are my favorite kind of twins!...

congrats! those are my favorite kind of twins! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-15-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,727
Posted By RSG
I just got the city micro by baby jogger, and am...

I just got the city micro by baby jogger, and am loving it so far (it's only been two days). I had a double snap and go; but I just can't lift those car seats anymore, it doesn't stroll well anyway....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-15-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By RSG
I posted my story a while back... but here's the...

I posted my story a while back... but here's the short version: At 39 weeks I had a appt. with the midwives in the am, was checked and had some bloody show (yay!) and membranes stripped. Had no...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-15-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,525
Posted By RSG
I think it's possible, and if you really want to...

I think it's possible, and if you really want to do it, you could - especially with a little help. Hopefully your older kids are a little more cooperative (or just old enough to help) than mine. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By RSG
I second a breast pump too - at least do your...

I second a breast pump too - at least do your research or have one accessible. My girls had some latch trouble so we breast fed, pumped and bottle fed at every feeding for about six weeks. It was a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By RSG
I didn't get them until the very end, probably...

I didn't get them until the very end, probably around 35 weeks - then look out! didn't get any with my first singleton, and my mom didn't get any either. I was pretty bummed, they also hurt a lot!...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By RSG
I have the valco with the toddler seat for my...

I have the valco with the toddler seat for my 2.5 year old and 3 month twins. It was a hand-me-down, so I didn't really choose it; but it's working well. It's pretty heavy to push with the big kid...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-08-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,107
Posted By RSG
I feel like I won the lottery, to be honest. I...

I feel like I won the lottery, to be honest. I have two babies! I am overwhelmed with joy when I see them hold hands while nursing; I love that they sleep (really well and better than my singleton)...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By RSG
Finally have a minute to post my birth story: I...

Finally have a minute to post my birth story: I went in for my 38+6 week MW appt on the morning of friday the 5th. She checked to see if there had been any cervical changes at my request - I was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By RSG
Sorry to say; but I slept so horribly from about...

Sorry to say; but I slept so horribly from about 28 weeks on, it sooooo isn't fair; but Intertwined is right - it's training for when the babies come. I feel 1000% better, and I 'sleep' less now.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-17-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,062
Posted By RSG
I'm only about 10 days into life as a twin mamma...

I'm only about 10 days into life as a twin mamma with a two year old too - so, I may be in a honeymoon phase; but it hasn't been bad. Honestly, I spent the last 30+ weeks fretting about how...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-16-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By RSG
Oh congrats!! wonderful stats! love to hear...

Oh congrats!! wonderful stats! love to hear these stories.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By RSG
great news! congratulations!! hope all continues...

great news! congratulations!! hope all continues to go well.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-11-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By RSG
congrats! wonderful news, can't wait for your...

congrats! wonderful news, can't wait for your birth story...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By RSG
I 'knew' in a sense I guess, as I wanted my dh...

I 'knew' in a sense I guess, as I wanted my dh to come to the first MW appt with me - to check the heartbeat, etc. I had a feeling, and I didn't want to tell him myself it was twins... like coming...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By RSG
Oh thank goodness for these responses! I feel...

Oh thank goodness for these responses! I feel overwhelmed by the idea of 3 kids sometimes, for all the reasons above; and for feeling a little sad that none of them are going to get the attention...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-02-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By RSG
I have one more day at the office, and then I'll...

I have one more day at the office, and then I'll be doing one half day from home. I was 34 weeks on saturday. I work three days a week; and it's kind of a tough call for me with what's more...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By RSG
I'm so glad to know someone else is feeling this...

I'm so glad to know someone else is feeling this way... I keep reading about what the first few weeks are like and I'm freaking out! I guess I was really hoping that having the babies out would be...
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