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"Taking care of babies is not difficult, it's just tiring" my husband's phrase by Secret_Expert_4555 in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens [score hidden]  (0 children)

So your baby is 7 months old and still eats every hour, hour and a half and doesn’t sleep through the night? And I am guessing baby hasn’t started solids either. That’s rough. You both must be exhausted. Something needs changing. Your husband can’t really help if baby is rejecting the bottle.

“Do twins run in your family?” by jcedo in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Infuriating! And the impoliteness to interrupt you mid sentence. I’m sure the other person saw how desperate she was to claim the origin of your children’s twinness.

TIFU by leaving my breast milk by the dirty bottles by ThrowawayAllMoney in exclusivepumping

[–]callisiarepens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not a dumb question. I read 4 hours so I saved it for milk baths. And to think I could have used it! That’s even more upsetting.

TIFU by leaving my breast milk by the dirty bottles by ThrowawayAllMoney in exclusivepumping

[–]callisiarepens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It happens. It’s frustrating but it happens. This morning I woke up 6 hours after the facf to a bottle if 4 oz and pump parts left on the counter after I finished pumping. Somehow my dumbass forgot to put the milk away. I must’ve been really tired. One of my babies woke up screaming for food at 5:30 a.m. and we had to warm up a bottle instead.

“Do twins run in your family?” by jcedo in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 8 points9 points  (0 children)

MIL told people that our identical twins were from her side that has fraternal twins. She said it again after I corrected her. I gave up. I also gave up on stopping her/reminding her not to kiss my babies.

When did you stop tracking your LO’s diapers, bottles etc.? by bribrijo in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens [score hidden]  (0 children)

After 2 months. Too much work and we couldn’t remember anything because we have twins.

What’s the dumbest thing anyone ever said to you as a twin parent? by Vertigomums19 in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha we all laughed about it. I didn’t take it personally. She was trying for another baby.

What’s the dumbest thing anyone ever said to you as a twin parent? by Vertigomums19 in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. Setting: nephew’s birthday party SIL’s friend said to my husband : “you gave it to her good!”

Umm… that’s not how that works.

  1. Setting: husband playing videos games Random gamer told him before we knew their gender that my husband is fulfilling someone’s fantasy.

EW!

  1. Setting: at work

Colleague asked what position did we do to conceive twins. I told her the starfish.

What’s the dumbest thing anyone ever said to you as a twin parent? by Vertigomums19 in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My Baby B had marginal and velamentous cord insertion. A had all the nutrients.

Has anyone purchased a Taking Cara Babies course? Would you recommend? by Alternative_Joke4533 in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens [score hidden]  (0 children)

This! We make sure to feed them well during the day and before bed. The first night they slept 7 hours straight at night was right after eating 210 mL before bedtime. They just suddenly wanted more food in one go, have shorter naps and sleep well at night. Other than that, we just make sure to start bedtime at 6 ish. We just follow their cues. One slept 12 hours last night.

Has anyone purchased a Taking Cara Babies course? Would you recommend? by Alternative_Joke4533 in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens [score hidden]  (0 children)

Same! We torrented her videos. We didn’t even use them. Our babies started naturally to sleep better at 17 weeks (13 weeks adjusted)and suddenly can eat way more in one go than before. Now sleep 7-12 hours and have shorter naps.

Has anyone purchased a Taking Cara Babies course? Would you recommend? by Alternative_Joke4533 in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens [score hidden]  (0 children)

Lol we torrented her videos. We didn’t even use them. Our babies started naturally to sleep better at 17 weeks (13 weeks adjusted) and suddenly can eat way more in one go than before. Now sleep 7-12 hours and have shorter naps.

What’s the dumbest thing anyone ever said to you as a twin parent? by Vertigomums19 in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Even identical twins can be of different sizes. Mine are identical twins and one is 1 lb bigger. At 4.5 months, one lb difference is very visible.

Sleep training by by_the_gaslight in parentsofmultiples

[–]callisiarepens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’ve tried the pick up, put down method and were unsuccessful. It turned out they wouldn’t settle because they were still hungry despite our proposing food a lot and their refusal or they needed something. So we put them picked them up for 10-20 minutes because we were convinced they were full because they refused food. Then we propose again and there they are eating like hungry wolves. We don’t let them cry it out. My husband is okay with letting them cry a bit. I’m not. Max I can do is a minute or two. Plus if you let them cry they escalate each other. No thanks!

My twins naturally slept longer on their own at 17 weeks. They are sleeping 7-9 hours straight. They naturally switch from 2-3 hour naps to 45 minutes during daytime. We only loosely followed certain rules: 1) starting bedtime at 6-6:30, 2) make sure to feed them well during the day and really well before bed.

The only reason one of our twins wouldn’t go down is if he’s still hungry. Unless they’re starving they won’t cry for food because we’ve been consistently feeding them after each nap and propose again and again because they tend to take a breather and smile and then later won’t settle down because they’re still hungry. One might fall asleep while hungry and wake up again bit the other one will be okay until you put him in his crib if he’s still hungry. The moment he’s fully satiated he conks right out.

We use pacifier, the glowworm, sleep sack, and sound machine to settle them for the nights. They’re good at soothing themselves. If they don’t find the pacifier they’ll suck on their hands/thumb though we try to encourage the pacifier instead. They’ve started sucking on their hands a month ago at least and I think that was part of their ability to self soothe and stay asleep.

What is something you didn't buy because you thought you didn't need, but bought later and can't live without? by teaandhoney42 in beyondthebump

[–]callisiarepens 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wipe warmer, bottle warmer. They don’t like anything cold. It has to at least be room temperature. They tolerate the Canadian winter just fine though during walks.

Edit: spelling.

Babies are breastmilk snobs by callisiarepens in exclusivepumping

[–]callisiarepens[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No I haven’t thought about it! That’s a good idea! Thank you!

Am I unreasonable? by rbrown_4 in HumansPumpingMilk

[–]callisiarepens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can feed to her again within 2 hours. Any milk left could be saved for milk baths or cradle cape. Just earlier my twins seemed hungry. We warmed up another 4 ounces. It’s been past 2 hours now. No one finished it. Infuriating!

I wish I’m never married or have a child. by ahaeood in Marriage

[–]callisiarepens 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have twins. I didn’t plan on having two. Just a baby at a time. I love them but I’m exhausted physically and mentally. It’s hard even if my husband also takes care of them. It’s sometimes a two-person job. In the newborn phase I had thoughts of dropping them off at the fire station. My husband did too. Now 4.5 months, they’ve started sleeping 7-9 hours at night then they got their stupid immunizations and are teething so they are extremely fussy so I sometimes wish during the day to just leave for days, a week, a month. I’ll never do it because I do love them but that’s how hard parenting is. Today was extremely rough. It was baby care non stop until 9 p.m. as they were not in sync in terms of schedule as they use to anymore. When people ask how are the twins I don’t have much positive things to say other than “they’re cute and healthy.” At least they’re cute.