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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Gena 22
Congrats! Hope the nausea isn't so bad for you,...

Congrats! Hope the nausea isn't so bad for you, but when it is, just think of those good placenta building hormones. I tried to, but first trimester was a little rough. I actually lost 2 lbs and...
Forum: Pets   11-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Gena 22
Great idea Linda on the Move! I've just ordered...

Great idea Linda on the Move! I've just ordered one and will see how it works out for our willful terrier pup.
Forum: Pets   10-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Gena 22
We have a terrier too, with a similar issue. I...

We have a terrier too, with a similar issue. I can tell you what doesn't work - a ultrasonic alarm. Supposed to kick in after 20 seconds and be annoying to the dog. It kicked in too frequently to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By Gena 22
This is a very important point. That seems to be...

This is a very important point. That seems to be true across everything I've read. So, all of the studies that fail to consider di-di and mono-di twins in separate groups will get a false number of...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gena 22
Oh, and also look for your local Moms of...

Oh, and also look for your local Moms of Multiples club. Ask around and see who liked their doctor, and anyone that had a natural twin birth. Those groups can be a great source of local info about...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gena 22
My twins were just like yours, and we decided to...

My twins were just like yours, and we decided to have parallel care all throughout the pregnancy, and try for a homebirth if we got to full term. For us, a natural twin birth in the hospital was NOT...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Gena 22
What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but...

What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but it's a wonderful mental vacation! Hope someone here goes for it! :thumb
Forum: Homebirth   06-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Gena 22
Just my experience, not science: I was 38w5d...

Just my experience, not science:

I was 38w5d pregnant with twins and my midwife was going out of town. Already had some stirrings. First time mom.

Long walks (5 miles) were fantastic, but no...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Gena 22
Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're...

Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're thinking of relocating to Canada for our dream homestead. Looks gorgeous, but we're in the beginning of planning. Lots to consider.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Gena 22
Don't know how old your twins are, but as they...

Don't know how old your twins are, but as they get a little bigger, tandem BF out and about gets a lot easier.  We used a car and the pillow as our most reliable method, but I did see some brave...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Gena 22
You sound like you handled things very gently! ...

You sound like you handled things very gently!
 
There are going to be meltdowns and hurt feelings, but I think another baby will ibe positive for your boys.  My girls are also 6 and in some ways...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Gena 22
I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the...

I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the ones on my nightstand right now:
 
5 acres and independence (old but classic)
This ain't normal, folks by Joel Salatin (loud and light)
The...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Gena 22
Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!   Just...

Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!
 
Just the process of writing my post cleared a few things up.  Sometime soon I hope my DH and I can visit the OP; neither of us have ever been.  I've only...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Gena 22
One thing lead to another, and a little while...

One thing lead to another, and a little while ago my husband and I "snapped" and are now hoping / planning to find a spot to homestead and go as off-the-grid and self-sufficient as possible.
 ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Gena 22
Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to...

Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to visit again soon.  Completed the survey, good luck!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Gena 22
Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few...

Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few weeks with my little ones was spent on our couch.  I had a twin breastfeeding pillow (get one!  I found I needed two, one for my house, one for my...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,930
Posted By Gena 22
Turquesa: "...

Turquesa: " (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/83497/turquesa)I've honestly stopped frequenting this forum because of its shift over the years."
 
Me too.  Just stumbled back here after a long...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Gena 22
Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a...

Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a co-sleeper, then shared a crib for a few weeks after that.  My girls weren't picky - they shared a room very close to ours.  We were close but seemed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Gena 22
Sounds like you're doing well.  Stay positive! ...

Sounds like you're doing well.  Stay positive!  Your twins are in the best possible set up for a vaginal birth.
 
Here's a now very old blog post, but it'll get you feeling good about the chance...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-05-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Gena 22
I was almost exactly like you, except a little...

I was almost exactly like you, except a little more delayed.  Natural birth, exclusive breastfeeding.  Got my period at 14 months (which seems pretty close to norm for my family.)  But when I did,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Gena 22
My girls have been Prius babes since they were...

My girls have been Prius babes since they were very little.  We did have bucket seats in the prius, then britax marathons, and now britax boosters.  It certainly can be done.  Not with an adult...
Forum: Site Help   05-15-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Gena 22
It is with regret that I make this my last...

It is with regret that I make this my last post.  I found MDC when my twins were little, and was excited to find a large community of thoughtful, crunchy moms.
 
It's been a long time since I've...
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,153
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   05-13-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,153
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Gena, your argument amounts to, "my right...

Quote:Gena, your argument amounts to, "my right to choose outweighs other women's need to be assured that their providers are well trained and safe." It places the onus on patients to investigate...
Forum: Homebirth   05-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,153
Posted By Gena 22
The care my children and I received at home from...

The care my children and I received at home from my CPM and her crowd of assistants was better than I would have gotten in any other setting in the time and place I found myself.  We are healthier...
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