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<p>LSUtwinmama, it's your week to shine!</p>
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<p>Are you enjoying your singleton pregnancy?  I know that your twins were early, how are you feeling about passing into new territory?</p>
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<p>What preparations do you have on the go for the new baby?  Any plans for a shower or baby blessing?</p>
 

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<p>Hi *waves*</p>
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<p><strong>Are you enjoying your singleton pregnancy?  I know that your twins were early, how are you feeling about passing into new territory?</strong></p>
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<p>Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying this pregnancy. So far I've had none of the aches and pains I had with my twins (I was pretty much in pain from 12 wks on with them- back, sciatic, round ligament, you name it- it hurt). My twins were born at 30 wks, so as that point approaches in this pregnancy, I'm a little anxious but I'm really confident this pregnancy will go full term. *fingers crossed*</p>
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<p><strong>What preparations do you have on the go for the new baby?  Any plans for a shower or baby blessing?</strong></p>
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<p>No real preparation needed, we have pretty much all the "stuff" we need for a new baby. DH and I are thinking of transitioning the twins to big girl beds so we can use one of their cribs for #3, but since they coslept with us for the first year, I highly doubt we'll actually use the crib for the baby.</p>
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<p>No shower plans.With my twins, my best friend had planned a party but the date ended up being the girls' birthday (via emergency midnight c-section) so I never had a shower for them either.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lyterae</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16050598"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>What are your delivery plans this time around - vbac, rcs, etc? (if you don't mind me asking)</p>
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VBAC!</p>
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<p>My OB, who is amazing btw, has one of the lowest csection rates in the state and is very supportive of natural birth and letting laboring moms "do their thing". My baby has no "eviction date" and OB won't induce unless medically needed so I'm feeling really good about my chances for a successful VBAC.</p>
 
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<p>That sounds great LSU!  How are the girls dealing with the upcoming changes?  Have they figured out that something is up?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LSUtwinMama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16050675"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lyterae</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16050598"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>What are your delivery plans this time around - vbac, rcs, etc? (if you don't mind me asking)</p>
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VBAC!</p>
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<p>My OB, who is amazing btw, has one of the lowest csection rates in the state and is very supportive of natural birth and letting laboring moms "do their thing". My baby has no "eviction date" and OB won't induce unless medically needed so I'm feeling really good about my chances for a successful VBAC.</p>
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Woo! How awesome! I'm glad you have a supportive OB. :)</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Twinklefae</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16050837"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That sounds great LSU!  How are the girls dealing with the upcoming changes?  Have they figured out that something is up?</p>
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<br><br><p>I think they're pretty clueless still. We've been reading a lot of "New Baby" books and talking about the baby but for the most part they show no interest. Their grandmother bought them babydolls for Christmas and we plan to make a big deal about how mama is going to have a baby soon.</p>
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<p>It'll be interesting to see how they adjust. Any have any tips/suggestions/experience with adding a new baby with another child under 2?</p>
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<p>We'll have 3 under 2 years old. <span><img alt="Bolt.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Bolt.gif"></span></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LSUtwinMama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16052531"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Twinklefae</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16050837"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That sounds great LSU!  How are the girls dealing with the upcoming changes?  Have they figured out that something is up?</p>
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<br><br><p>I think they're pretty clueless still. We've been reading a lot of "New Baby" books and talking about the baby but for the most part they show no interest. Their grandmother bought them babydolls for Christmas and we plan to make a big deal about how mama is going to have a baby soon.</p>
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<p>It'll be interesting to see how they adjust. Any have any tips/suggestions/experience with adding a new baby with another child under 2?</p>
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<p>We'll have 3 under 2 years old. <span><img alt="Bolt.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Bolt.gif"></span></p>
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 At least they'll all be on about the same page, I don't have any grand advice to offer though. Our two will be a little over 5 years apart and I'm starting to feel like it's "starting over".. I haven't had to carry a diaper bag in years, it's been so long since I used my moby that I can't find it, and dd has been out of diapers for almost 2.5 years. And we're getting to the point that the majority of dd's toys have little pieces, she requested the other day that I clear out the board bookbooks from her shelves :(</p>
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<p>Having baby dolls is my best advice!  I nannied for a family where they had kids exactly a year apart.  Older sister really liked carrying her baby around/giving it a 'drink' when I was caring for the newbaby.</p>
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<p>Do you have a lot of family involvement?  What's your plan for the girls when you are in labour?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Twinklefae</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16053141"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Having baby dolls is my best advice!  I nannied for a family where they had kids exactly a year apart.  Older sister really liked carrying her baby around/giving it a 'drink' when I was caring for the newbaby.</p>
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<p>Do you have a lot of family involvement?  What's your plan for the girls when you are in labour?</p>
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Finding baby dolls that don't come with bottle of milk has been harder than I expected! My mom keeps sending me links to ones she likes for my final approval and almost every "newborn" doll has a bottle... I'm seriously considering waldorf style dolls from ETSY at this point.</p>
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<p>As far as family involvement, My mom is planning to come and stay with us when my due date approaches, she's an hour away in New Orleans so it's not far for her to travel.</p>
<p>DH's family wanted to take the twins for a couple of weeks when the baby arrives, but they're 6 hours away and I would really prefer my girls staying in their home so they can greet baby brother when he comes home... It's nice that they offered, but they made it seem like the girls will just be in the way when the baby arrives... that's totally not how I see it. It's their home, their baby brother... why should I disrupt their lives by shipping them off so they're not "in the way"?</p>
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<p>DH's mom is also an OB and she's been harassing me lately over my choice to have a VBAC and not circ our son... her hospital doesn't allow VBACs and all her sons are circ'd because it's "cleaner" in her opinion... <span><img alt="shake.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shake.gif"></span></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LSUtwinMama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279793/spotlight-on-lsutwinmama#post_16058974"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>DH's mom is also an OB and she's been harassing me lately over my choice to have a VBAC and not circ our son... her hospital doesn't allow VBACs and all her sons are circ'd because it's "cleaner" in her opinion... <span><img alt="shake.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shake.gif"></span></p>
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 I can relate with that... My m-i-l has instead chosen to "not listen" when she asks me questions regarding birth (we're also planning a VBAC and m-i-l trained as a nurse), so despite me telling her we're having a homebirth (she asked). She is still going on and on about the hospital and my c-section recovery (what c-section??), etc.. I think I'm going to go deaf also...</p>
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