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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By HopesMom
I don't know. But I've been pondering the same...

I don't know. But I've been pondering the same exact idea for my twins. I don't want to be done, but I need them to wean down and I thought if there was less milk they might be less inclined....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-22-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By HopesMom
Hang in there mama! I know these..."this...

Hang in there mama!

I know these..."this happened to me so don't worry" stories aren't REALLY helpful, but...

At 34 weeks I stayed overnight in L&D. I was having regular contractions, dialated...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By HopesMom
I do think the bucket seats and double snap and...

I do think the bucket seats and double snap and go are more "essential" for mamas who have older toddlers/preschoolers to care for/take everywhere. I never used a stroller (except for jogging, long...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By HopesMom
I HATED it when they were very young. Then we...

I HATED it when they were very young.
Then we did it almost all the time. Now they fuss and hurt each other unless they are very tired and nursing to sleep. Everytime I get comfortable with what we...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By HopesMom
I'm so sorry! I'm exhausted too. So...you...

I'm so sorry!

I'm exhausted too. So...you aren't alone?http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-17-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by skybluepink02...

Quote:
Originally Posted by skybluepink02 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12198753)

Has anyone decided to use disposables...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By HopesMom
We've got twin 14 month olds. Never used a crib....

We've got twin 14 month olds. Never used a crib. But they still cosleep with us.
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By HopesMom
I'm probably inviting flames but I do eat junk...

I'm probably inviting flames but I do eat junk in front of my LOs sometimes (although I do tend to sneak it) and I don't have any problem telling them why I can and they can't.

My body is done...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-30-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By HopesMom
ME, ME! Two almost 15 month olds here both...

ME, ME!
Two almost 15 month olds here both don't nap well. Its a big day here when they are both asleep for the same 30 minutes. That doesn't even go INTO the 3.5 year old or the 5.5 year old who...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-27-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Prism75...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prism75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12046128)
Not so. With two infants who were breastfed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By HopesMom
My twins are 14 months and they nurse a lot. ...

My twins are 14 months and they nurse a lot.

One thing that I've had to go back to is not tandeming during the day. Unless they are needing to fall asleep and will be calm. Its not fun for any of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by mumm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mumm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12034186)
I'm exhausted (physically and emotionally),...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By HopesMom
I'm...

I'm http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:

Haven't dealt with it yet but been wondering myself.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By HopesMom
I cried when I found out. Theirs was a very...

I cried when I found out. Theirs was a very wanted pregnancy. But, like you, I had high needs children already and I knew what I was in for.
I had lots of love mingled with resentment and fear...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-25-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By HopesMom
Anyone have experiences with it? I've...

Anyone have experiences with it? I've nightweaned my singletons using Dr. Gordon's method (or some variation of it). But I'm quite anxious about how I'll do it with two.

I'm pretty sure I need to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-22-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By HopesMom
We cosleep, and nurse on demand. My twins are 14...

We cosleep, and nurse on demand. My twins are 14 months and nothing. We started solids around 7 months but one likes them and one is ehhh... both probably still nurse more than eat.

That said, I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-20-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by kjoy2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjoy2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11976289)
If you are craving sweets, it most likely means...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,129
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by purpleheather79...

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Originally Posted by purpleheather79 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11945152)
I can't tell you when it gets...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-12-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by mamaof5boys...

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Originally Posted by mamaof5boys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11923162)

I'm wondering if anyone else feels this...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By HopesMom
Like everyone else said: PROTEIN. WATER....

Like everyone else said: PROTEIN. WATER. Everything else was secondary to the protein. As a veg, it became a part time job. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif:

But my twins...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-11-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By HopesMom
Bumping this up b/c I truly need some insight...

Bumping this up b/c I truly need some insight from other MoMs.

I feel like I spend my day putting out fires--not parenting. My twins are 13 months and still nursing non stop and I just feel like...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By HopesMom
Cervical length and dialation are different. ...

Cervical length and dialation are different.

How you are monitored for both will depend a lot on your mw/ob and your history and the particulars of your pregnancy. Also what you do with the info...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by shukr...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shukr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11859391)

i was thinking a bonus of having twins later...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by mamaof5boys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaof5boys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11852587)
Personally I would love a thread for...
Forum: Parenting   08-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,503
Posted By HopesMom
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelBee...

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Originally Posted by AngelBee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11837500)
I think it is up to you....
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