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Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By aprilv
I have a kid sized table. I try to rotate...

I have a kid sized table. I try to rotate seasonal craft stuff ( Christmas ornaments, valentines). I put the supplies in clear jars or plastic boxes so they can see what we have. I rotate the jars...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By aprilv
I hold their hands still or put a lovey blanket...

I hold their hands still or put a lovey blanket in between their pinchy fingers so they have an interesting texture to touch.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-20-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By aprilv
Sounds interesting! I

Sounds interesting! I
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-20-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By aprilv
My husband found a liquid garlic spray that he...

My husband found a liquid garlic spray that he used all over our backyard to scare off the ticks and it worked great! He smelled bad that day though...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-17-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,849
Posted By aprilv
It's so cool to see all the twins! And I love...

It's so cool to see all the twins! And I love the hopeful stories from those of you with older ones. My boys, Sam and Max, are 5 weeks old and I feel like "triage" describes my life well! They were...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-14-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
Our twin boys Sam and Max born Tuesday morning...

Our twin boys Sam and Max born Tuesday morning at 38 weeks! They weighed 7-8 and 6-14 and are doing so well.
We had hopes of a natural breech birth of both boys with a fantastic midwife team and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
Esenbee2, I so hear you! It's so hard to know...

Esenbee2, I so hear you! It's so hard to know what is actually safer when the natural birth movement questions the mainstream on every count. When are ultrasounds, c sections etc really a good idea?...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-15-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
Thanks for the replies ladies! The doc I saw at...

Thanks for the replies ladies! The doc I saw at MFM today said nonstress tests can wait until 36 weeks, that seems more reasonable. Sounds like the backup OB is just super cautious bc everything...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-14-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
I just met the OB who my midwives recommended...

I just met the OB who my midwives recommended for the backup when I give birth (supposedly he really just stands there unless they ask him for consult, so that's good).  But he's suggesting twice...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
I just got a bunch of tops from Old Navy on sale...

I just got a bunch of tops from Old Navy on sale too. The ruched side ones (3/4 sleeve) are crazy long!  I am only 24 weeks, so I may need the room, but for now they are hitting me mid-thigh (I am...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
I saw a website with clothes especially for moms...

I saw a website with clothes especially for moms having twins, you could google it. The choices were limited, but better than nothing!
Funnily, my sister had twins in December and gave me a bag of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-09-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,352
Posted By aprilv
This is my first time ever coming to this forum...

This is my first time ever coming to this forum because we just found out we are having twin boys at our 20 week ultrasound!  I just keep laughing!  We already have 2 boys and I was sort of hoping...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-09-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By aprilv
They draw blood in the office and send you out...

They draw blood in the office and send you out for ultrasounds.  You can decide which ultrasounds and tests you want after talking each over, they are really supportive and flexible.  
Forum: Homebirth   01-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By aprilv
We had puzzles too for the day of the birth, but...

We had puzzles too for the day of the birth, but the best thing we did for our almost 3 year old was to buy a trampoline for the backyard.  It was great and exciting, plus it gave him a safe place...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By aprilv
Years ago, I talked to my sisters about...

Years ago, I talked to my sisters about circumcising and my little sister was so outraged by it.  Fast forward 5 years, she is married to a great guy who 'had' to be circumcised at age 12 and it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-15-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By aprilv
My situation was a bit different, but I also...

My situation was a bit different, but I also kept nursing after I started to strongly want to wean during my next pregnancy.  I wish i could have nursed longer, BUT I also wish I had honored my...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   02-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By aprilv
we're here visiting this week from NJ and both...

we're here visiting this week from NJ and both my boys came down with fevers today.  i hope they will bounce back on their own, but in case...anyone have a great ped. or family prac doc in the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-28-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,038
Posted By aprilv
I stand by my post of a year ago!  If I want a...

I stand by my post of a year ago!  If I want a mess cleaned up, I may ask for the kids to help, but if they're involved with something else or don't want to help, I do it myself.  I am the one who...
Forum: Homebirth   01-27-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By aprilv
At my first labor I had my mother and husband-...

At my first labor I had my mother and husband- they did the best they could but had no idea how to really help me.  They mostly felt awful I was in so much pain and had trouble handling that- I wish...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By aprilv
how much of a reaction is she getting from...

how much of a reaction is she getting from you when she hits or says she wants to hit?  i'm wondering if this could be an attention getting thing- my kids will sometimes hit each other if they think...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By aprilv
i can't be much help regarding the chewing part...

i can't be much help regarding the chewing part because i didn't have that experience w/mine, but i did decide to wean during pregnancy.  my ds was 28 mos old and also a very very dedicated nurser...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By aprilv
yes, i think so, but you can at least try, i...

yes, i think so, but you can at least try, i guess.  my husband made an appeal spelling out how much more they would have had to pay for an in hospital birth and then they granted our appeal. 
 ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By aprilv
for me, the thing that best helps to keep the...

for me, the thing that best helps to keep the peace is to NOT punish etc when my older ds hits etc.  instead, i try to understand why he did it and empathize.  for my ds, having a new brother...
Forum: Lactivism   06-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,278
Posted By aprilv
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/31393...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/31393/width/1000/height/500 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/694031/width/1000/height/800/flags/)
 
finally have a great nip pic to share...
Forum: Activism and News   03-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,367
Posted By aprilv
Diana, I am so thrilled by your reply!  The WAB...

Diana, I am so thrilled by your reply!  The WAB is just fantastic, thanks for that too!
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