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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-30-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ithappened
Oh how I understand. I am an American...

Oh how I understand.

I am an American living in Europe. I have been here for almost 5 years now and I am embarassed to admit that it been 5 full years of being alone and having my family and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,309
Posted By ithappened
I could see the Twin Z pillow being better once...

I could see the Twin Z pillow being better once they are a bit older- if I lived near a twin club I would try to sell it but Im in Europe and in a rural town-- no twins.. let alone a club!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
cols I used one mostly from 28-38w of my twin...

cols I used one mostly from 28-38w of my twin pregnancy when I was standing all day or hiking/walking and it made a big difference in terms of my comfort and energy and back pain etc.. it was the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
Hi Everyone-   just dropping in because I'm...

Hi Everyone-
 
just dropping in because I'm reading/lurking a lot but not replying much.. feel free to PM me if you want more photos (as some requested) I post a lot to my flickr feed. 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-15-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,309
Posted By ithappened
update on my Twin Z pillow- my twins are 4 weeks...

update on my Twin Z pillow- my twins are 4 weeks old and I have found it to not be usable. if you are on the smaller side (I am a size 4) I found that the waist area is too big and the twins often...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By ithappened
I had a scheduled c-section and had a very...

I had a scheduled c-section and had a very similar experience with a very fast recovery. I was really surprised with how pleseant it all went.. much faster even then my normal/natural birth..
 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-25-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By ithappened
Quote:The best way for me to get sleep at night...

Quote:The best way for me to get sleep at night was to co-sleep with them.  I would then just roll over onto one side to nurse one twin and then roll onto my other side if the other one woke up.

...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-25-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
Quote:I know people can be intentionally or...

Quote:I know people can be intentionally or unintentionally hurtful and that most of the time whatever they are saying is their opinion and they don't really know what they are talking about. So I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-20-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
thanks everyone! I am knee deep in diapers and...

thanks everyone! I am knee deep in diapers and BFing.. its literally all I think I am doing (well and eating- TONS). :)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-20-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By ithappened
I could really use some tips on how to 'survive'...

I could really use some tips on how to 'survive' the newborn phase if breastfeeding. I seem to be doing it wrong. Do people tend to supplement or pump? Or how do you get sleep.. or do you just not?...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
Amelia and Julian were born on Tuesday morning...

Amelia and Julian were born on Tuesday morning via c-section (scheduled for breech transverse).
 
Julian weighed in at over 3.6kg and 49 cm long (or for the USA, 20 in and over 8 lbs). Amelia...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-15-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
I'm in Europe so my answers might vary widely...

I'm in Europe so my answers might vary widely from the US.. I am not sure but here they are from what they told me:
 
 
Quote:Will I be required to have some form of pain medication in case I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-13-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
I didnt count anything at all gozal either.. I...

I didnt count anything at all gozal either.. I just listened to my body. I found toward the end of my pregnancy (the last trimester anyway) if I just ate carbs I would end up with a horrible...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-11-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 14,629
Posted By ithappened
You and maybe your partners age at the birth? I...

You and maybe your partners age at the birth? I am 32 my partner is 34

Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? fraternal- they just share the womb.. 2 placentas/sacs etc

What number...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,309
Posted By ithappened
I ordered a Twin Z pillow pillow a few months...

I ordered a Twin Z pillow pillow a few months ago, my twins are coming next week so I can update then about how it works.. !
 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,628
Posted By ithappened
I'm 38w this week and a lot slower in my day to...

I'm 38w this week and a lot slower in my day to day activities but still active (I'm lap swimming 5-6 days a week) and haven't had any further complications to my pregnancy then the low iron...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ithappened
what was the recovery like vs 'natural' birth..?...

what was the recovery like vs 'natural' birth..? I remember being really sore with DS1 for a few days after his birth and had a lot of longer term discomfort internally due to some tearing, uterine...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By ithappened
I am due with twins in mid-July. We have a 2.5yo...

I am due with twins in mid-July. We have a 2.5yo and we will have NO help with the 3 kids in the afternoons, evenings or weekends.
 
I am looking for some summer activities for him to do indoors...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By ithappened
My 2.5 yo did this for a while between 2 and...

My 2.5 yo did this for a while between 2 and 2.5ys-- when we would said no or not to do something he would hit himself on the head or slap himself on the face. It was very odd.
 
At some point I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,628
Posted By ithappened
turns out (I'm 34w or so right now) that I had...

turns out (I'm 34w or so right now) that I had SUPER low iron and it wasn't discovered till somewhere around 26w for me, I am still really tired but not to the point I want to cry or feel I am in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-11-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ithappened
Quote:At least you have an advantage of this not...

Quote:At least you have an advantage of this not being your first child - on top of recovery, I was also freaking out about breastfeeding, pumping, and caring for the babies. (And of course it's...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-11-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,842
Posted By ithappened
wendi I was doing great till this weekend and I...

wendi I was doing great till this weekend and I sort of feel like I hit a wall- I am EXHAUSTED. I tried to go on a bike ride and made it about 30 mins before I just felt so miserable (and I was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By ithappened
Interesting Eon I had the same experience with...

Interesting Eon I had the same experience with BFing!! I actually gained a little right after birth then my held onto weight the entire time- oddly enough when DS1 stopped BFing I lost the remaining...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-10-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ithappened
doubledouble you situation sounds a lot like...

doubledouble you situation sounds a lot like mine. Do you also live in Europe? I'm nervous about the pain medication after words-- Paracetamol.. wouldn't surprise me if that is all they gave me....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,842
Posted By ithappened
How is everyone doing? Thought I'd check in :) ...

How is everyone doing? Thought I'd check in :)
 
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