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Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By tipper
I totally could have written this, though I have...

I totally could have written this, though I have NO patience for walking/rocking/bopping, so you are actually a better parent than I am. ;) 
 
On the upside, they're probably not going to remember...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By tipper
All I can think is, "Wow. That is going to be SO...

All I can think is, "Wow. That is going to be SO EASY." ;)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-19-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By tipper
Well, just because your husband wouldn't choose...

Well, just because your husband wouldn't choose to do the dishes until they piled up, doesn't mean he won't actually do them. I'd guess that if you talked to him and he was willing to help (as he...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By tipper
I'm not sure if my uterus is the way it used to...

I'm not sure if my uterus is the way it used to be, but I know I was concerned about how huge it was and how my guts felt like they were falling out of my body for a week or more after having the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,414
Posted By tipper
I've been pregnant three times and have only...

I've been pregnant three times and have only puked once. I'm tiiiiiiiired when I'm in my first trimester, but that and some nausea are my only "morning sickness" symptoms. Everyone is different!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-09-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By tipper
In what situations will you need to manage them...

In what situations will you need to manage them alone? You might want to look at it from that angle. I opted to skip bucket seats and use convertible car seats, but my babies will be pretty big when...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By tipper
On the flipside, I wonder what I'm neglecting...

On the flipside, I wonder what I'm neglecting and if our quality of life is super-low compared to everyone else! :) I may not "need" help... but that's because I set my expectations really, really...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-06-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By tipper
My twins are 8 weeks old now, and I have two...

My twins are 8 weeks old now, and I have two older kids. The hardest part about having two babies has been dealing with the older kids. That, along with having someone hold the babies while I do a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By tipper
In my experience, crazy kids at bedtime are...

In my experience, crazy kids at bedtime are overtired kids. Ironic! I'd do what I could to make sure they get more sleep - probably by moving up bedtime. We initiate bedtime right after dinner... or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-08-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By tipper
I didn't hesitate to have twins at home. In my...

I didn't hesitate to have twins at home. In my mind, twins are just another aspect of normal birth. They're not *that* unusual in the grand scheme of things (1 in 80 pregnancies is spontaneous...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By tipper
I admire your ability to stand up for yourself!...

I admire your ability to stand up for yourself! I sure wish I had that courage when I had my first (in a hospital).
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By tipper
My third and fourth babies arrived on March 10,...

My third and fourth babies arrived on March 10, born in the water at 39 weeks gestation. My water broke at about 3:00 p.m. and the placentas were delivered around 6:30p.m.! Josie was 9 pounds, 2...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-31-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By tipper
  Ooh, I can respond now!   1. With twins,...


Ooh, I can respond now!
 
1. With twins, if you had a vaginal delivery, how long was labor until the first was born and then the second? 
 
Once active labor hit, it was 1.5 hours before my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By tipper
Oh, I was reading it as the opposite! :) (I have...

Oh, I was reading it as the opposite! :) (I have double the pregnancy brain, sorry!) I wouldn't be too concerned as long as you're sort of feeling like garbage. This pregnancy is my third and it's...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-07-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By tipper
I wouldn't count on morning sickness lifting...

I wouldn't count on morning sickness lifting until you at least get to the second trimester, which is when the placenta(s) start doing the work of churning out hormones so your body doesn't have to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-06-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By tipper
    Quote:I know this is meant to be...


 
Quote:I know this is meant to be reassuring, but it makes me really uncomfortable to hear these kind of statements because parents who have been through infertility, IVF etc have enough to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By tipper
I'm 38 weeks and a few days, and still chock...

I'm 38 weeks and a few days, and still chock full o' twins. No bedrest for me, although I am taking things easy simply because it's hard for me to do a whole lot. I can't drive anymore because I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,153
Posted By tipper
My twins aren't born yet, but they'll be our...

My twins aren't born yet, but they'll be our third and fourth children, and that previous experience has told me that I want to have babies right next to me in bed. Everyone gets more sleep that...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-03-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By tipper
I've had two uncomplicated pregnancies previous...

I've had two uncomplicated pregnancies previous to this one, and am currently at 38 weeks with twins. This has actually been my most comfortable and probably healthy pregnancy yet, and I've had...
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