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  1. Parenting Multiples
    My twins are 15mos and DD1 is 4. DH works late several evening a week and I'm struggling with nap time and bed time on my own. I feel like an AP failure--still. I was the OP on the Is it possible to AP twins post and I'm still struggling. The amount of crying stresses me out so much. I'm so...
  2. Parenting Multiples
    My twins are due in less than two weeks. I'm really concerned, actually terrified- about how I will handle those first few weeks. Mostly because I will have no help other than DH for a week and will also be recovering from a C-section. Both babies are still breech despite an exhaustive effort to...
  3. Parenting Multiples
    Hey all, thought I would start a new thread as some have expressed interest in a new one that can be updated. Anyone is welcome to hang out and if you want your stats posted and fall outside Spring/Summer that's fine too, just let me know! I'll be following the thread closely until my twins are...
  4. Parenting Multiples
    A few months ago I was talking with my mother, who is a twin, and she mentioned that she was always the "bad one" because she was more adventurous and curious, and her sister, the "good one" and that just broke my heart! It made me even more acutely aware of not attaching negative comparisons...
  5. Parenting Multiples
    Feels impossible at the moment! Any ideas? I'm brainstorming how to change our nap time routine for my 2yo twins without killing naps AND without using the car (which only works while the car is moving anyway). I have one very reluctant napper who is a wreck if he doesn't nap and one who...
  6. Parenting Multiples
    I have three children, 2, 3 and 6. I didn't use car seat carriers with my children (I tried one briefly with my oldest and hated it--I injured my back and felt like it was the most awkward device ever devised by man). There are a lot of other reasons that I dislike car seat carriers, but...
  7. Parenting Multiples
    We're trying to find a decent double stroller which is not a side by side (narrow sidewalks in Europe, ugh) I LOVE the baby jogger city select but its also about 2x our price range and we have been looking at the Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller which we can get for around 200-220 USD at...
  8. Parenting Multiples
    So, yeah. Nothin' in the budget for help at home - frankly we barely even have a budget for the lowliest of takeout. I am going to be home with the two babies and my 5yo DS. My husband is gone 12+ hours a day during the week, from 7-7 or 8 usually. I am lucky to have close family and friends...
  9. Parenting Multiples
    Ok, here's the story. I found out I was having twins at 10 weeks through u/s (as it was a natural pregnancy). The membrane between the two fetuses was very thin and hard to see. See pic below. The pic isn't the greatest as they gave me two of each baby instead of both on the same pic...
  10. Parenting Multiples
    Can anyone help suggest some solutions for the logistics we're about to face once the twins come? I'm sort of in a panic how to do this (esp. before they have head control!!!) Our situation is this- we have no car and we live in an apartment which has 2 flights of stairs to climb to get to our...
  11. Parenting Multiples
    Advice for twin bed-times & breaking the 'nurse to sleep' association? I'm often caring for my 9 month old boys on my own, meaning it's two against one for most nap times and bed times. Until this point, I've allowed one of my sons to play about the bedroom while I nurse the other to sleep...
  12. Parenting Multiples
    I am so, so tired. My girls are asleep now. Finally. For a little while. They're mostly not napping at the same time, and if they are, it's because I'm out walking them, which gets me out of the house and some exercise, but doesn't get me a break. They wake up in the night, once every four hours...
  13. Parenting Multiples
    Hi all! I just found out that we are expecting twins! I am 16 weeks and feeling like I've waded into a whole new world. I need some information on twin pregnancy, and more specifically - how to avoid a cs, getting a twin vbac, twin HBAC, breastfeeding twins... NB care... Ahh!! I am excited...
  14. Parenting Multiples
    I live in an area where there are no doulas to hire, we have no family near by (my family for example is about 20 hours by air away), we also have very few friends (and none with kids, mostly are also men). I am realizing it is likely I will be giving birth alone (at the hospital) possibly...
  15. Parenting Multiples
    What does bedtime look like at your house? Right now ours is like this & its a ton of work! 7PM - 4 yr old to bed takes about 15-20 min I hold one baby while I do this. 7-930PM non stop nursing, rocking, bouncing. 830 I send my 9 yr old to bed. The babies have stopped going to sleep for any...
  16. Parenting Multiples
    Hi Ladies, I thought DS might wean during this pregnancy and I wouldn't have to sort this out, but here we are - 31 weeks preggo with twins and my 2 yo going strong. I just can't even imagine the logistics of keeping my active monkey off me while I'm bfing two newborns...and I'm trying to...
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    Can I just say something? I was over on the tripletconnection forum yesterday, checking old threads about helping triplets sleep longer at night (I'm not freaking, mine wake only 3 times, and all together... but having babies sleep through the night is a generally tantalizing thought and...
  18. Parenting Multiples
    Our family is expecting triplets at the end of summer--technically our due date does cross over into the first week of Autumn but that is an EDD for a singleton. We were certainly VERY shocked at our first ultrasound and still go through waves of "omg!" Still, we feel extremely fortunate and...
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