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Forum: Queer Parenting   02-19-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By esenbee2
We are filing as jointly because of the various...

We are filing as jointly because of the various credits amd deductions that we can't claim by filing married/separately
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2013, 05:21 PM
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Views: 5,269
Posted By esenbee2
I've read the first 15 posts or so and I am so...

I've read the first 15 posts or so and I am so happy to see so many who feel the way I do! When I had my daughter, there were so many things I did that was against the "norm" and I heard about from...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
gamitzer -we like the name Benjamin...

gamitzer -we like the name Benjamin http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif My little Benji approves!

AFU -doing okay over here. DSp took over night duty for 1 night last week and I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-26-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,699
Posted By esenbee2
I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 day strict...

I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 day strict carb limit diet, fast overnight, 3 hour test. The blood draw for my 3 hour was horrendous. I had crazy bruises for 3 weeks after.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-26-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
My DD has always had short hair. When she was 9...

My DD has always had short hair. When she was 9 months old, we were in a check out line and an older couple stopped to admire her. She was wearing a white top with purple accents and purple strech...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-26-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By esenbee2
maxK -I went back to work this week working 22.5...

maxK -I went back to work this week working 22.5 hours. My mother thought she might be able to handle them if it was only for a little bit each day, so I am only working enough hours to make what I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-22-2013, 09:47 AM
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Posted By esenbee2
darth -they are 3% for their gestational age....

darth -they are 3% for their gestational age. But the neonatologist said they were the best 34 week-ers he has seen and wishes that all 34 week-ers did as great as they did. They didn't have any...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
sphiny I will second that; pushing yourself to...

sphiny I will second that; pushing yourself to get those projects done... I was planning to have them at 38 weeks, but they came on their own at 34... I didn't get my two work projects done because...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By esenbee2
I will definitely call on Monday

I will definitely call on Monday
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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Posted By esenbee2
Levi had an elecotro and echo -cardiogram after...

Levi had an elecotro and echo -cardiogram after the nurse practitioner saw a pattern on the monitor, but Benjamin did not have any tests, just was hooked up to the monitor for the 17 days they were...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2013, 11:32 AM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
I had something SO extremely scary happen last...

I had something SO extremely scary happen last night. I was putting Benjamin down for the night and he was rooting. I first opted for the pacifier, but switched to nursing because they seem to be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,712
Posted By esenbee2
Google different ways to get your PH level of...

Google different ways to get your PH level of your cervical mucus the right level for whatever gender you want. Big things are magnesium and calcium. Timing isn't the only thing that is a factor....
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-12-2013, 01:43 PM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
A rare moment that they are both calm..... ...

A rare moment that they are both calm.....

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/310653/width/200/height/400/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/310653/)
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
My boys never got brother time......

My boys never got brother time... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif and werent able to be co-bedded, something about the AAP and suffocation.... I'm still a little worried about...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
darth -I was restricted to 3 breastfeeds a day...

darth -I was restricted to 3 breastfeeds a day because they need to preserve calories and ?it burns more calories to nurse than to bottle feed? But I have heard the other way around and even the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-08-2013, 10:10 PM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
bigfoot I have gotten better with tandem...

bigfoot I have gotten better with tandem nursing, but not lying down for night feedings. They have been doing good. I am currently not doing any bottles since returning my pump rental, until I get...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-05-2013, 08:02 AM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
mrs^2 and bigfoot - how you guys doing??? DSp...

mrs^2 and bigfoot - how you guys doing??? DSp returned to work this week, it's been a challenge! Two tiny floppy babies are not easy to handle and hold at the same time! They both need to be held...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By esenbee2
isa - the first time L jumped out of her crib...

isa - the first time L jumped out of her crib was pretty scary for us. She kept doing it the whole night. DSp put the mattress on the floor, but L was not having it. DSp ended up spending some time...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,699
Posted By esenbee2
Great to hear everything is going good lilac! ...

Great to hear everything is going good lilac!

It's been 3 weeks since they were born and I realized that I never shared their birth story on this thread.

Birth StoryAfter a day of laundry and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-28-2013, 06:44 PM
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Views: 17,613
Posted By esenbee2
seraf can you change me from Expectant Parents...

seraf can you change me from Expectant Parents to New Parents with babies?

Photo of the boys today
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/308907/width/200/height/400/flags/LL...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-27-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
THEY'RE HOME!!! They seem to be so much happier...

THEY'RE HOME!!! They seem to be so much happier than in the NICU. They are behaving like newborns now that we're home. When they were in the NICU, they're patterns were more erratic.

I am just in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-25-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
Homecoming is setup for TUESDAY!!!! They both...

Homecoming is setup for TUESDAY!!!! They both have the feeding tube out of their nose and can eat whenever they feel hungry. Benjamin would have been able to come home tomorrow but he had a heart...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-21-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
Thanks gals...

Thanks gals http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif My milk supply is over abundant. I'm so thankful for that! The hardest part is thinking of how much time I will have left after my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,917
Posted By esenbee2
Hello all. Just briefly checking in. The boys...

Hello all. Just briefly checking in. The boys are 1 week and 4 days today. Still in the NICU. They are doing fine, just needing to take all of their feedings by mouth. This is the hardest thing I've...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,699
Posted By esenbee2
Yay Yelena! Congrats and happy that your birth...

Yay Yelena! Congrats and happy that your birth was wonderful! My twins were born August 11 after my water broke. Story to come later http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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