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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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just needing simple help

I passed my 28w goal and will pass the big 32 week goal tomorrow.
I am exhausted, huge... cranky. nothings ready.

we have the room, paint (course not on the walls) cribs, swings, bouncies etc but I still feel like I am missing things.

I know twins actually use the boppys. I still need to get some of those. I found a monitor online that I can watch the babies from my iphone or computer no matter where I am. Thats coming soon too. does insurance cover a nursing pump? im going to give my best effort at BF, but I have a feeling ill be exclusively pumping.

a snap n go. Did you actually use yours?
did your babies sleep in the same bed at first?
mine are measuring within an ounce of each other, so size wise they are fantastic.
what else is a must have?

ty in advance, I can only google so much and real twin moms are more reliable.
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I don't think boppies are a must. They work for some people, not for others.

Insurance should cover a breast pump. If you can, hire a post partum doula. She will help you get bfing going. If you can bf, do it. It's easier than pumping. Been there, done that. It's hard work. If you can't hire a PP doula, call your local La Leche League and see if someone will come and help you with bfing once you get home.

Other than that, the thing you need most, imo, is help. Lots and lots of help. And food. Get someone to stock up the freezer for you. Get someone to come and do laundry after the babies are born. Really, stuff is good, but what I needed wasn't stuff, it was help.
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I used a double snap and go and then a side by side stroller ( by girls hated not sitting side by side ) I had both chicco and combi strollers and loved them

I used 2 boppies a lot.

My girls were born at 35 weeks and came home 3 days later at 6 & 6.5 pounds and still ore preemie clothes for well over a month b/c they were just petite.

Mine slept together in a crib in our room for 3 months and then separate cribs, same room until 18 months. Then they decided they had to sleep together. They are almost 6 and still sleep together in 1 bed.
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I don't know what a snap and go is. : paranoia I'm guessing it's the stroller that unfolds and snaps into place? We had stroller clips to snap to umbrella strollers together but I mostly used our Graco double stroller where the seats could lay back and had room for diape bags and stuff.

Definitely used boppies and bouncy/sling chairs were invaluable, as well as swings. I could see the bimbo chairs being very nice for feedings once they are on solid foods.

My girls did not like sleeping together, we tried them in the same bassinet but they grunted and fussed and didn't like it Click here to enlarge I wonder if being in separate beds in the NICU contributed. We put them in their separate cribs not long after we brought them home.

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I never used the boppies either. Mine slept together for first couple months. DD snored so loud we had to separate them, otherwise they would have been together longer. Help, help, help. And meals prepared if you have someone that will do that for you. I didn't have those things and it was a freaking nightmare!!
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Never came back to say thank you.

Thank you!

Babies hit 11 weeks yesterday and are fantastic. They were born a tad early, just shy of 36 weeks. The bigger one was in the nicu for a few days he had inhaled some fluid and was on fluids... he just started real food a couple days late.

they were actually released before I was... they were doing great.

In case anyone ever uses this thread... I had two bassinets, one swing (so far) and an arsenal of bouncy chairs, and mini swings. I try to put them in their bed when they sleep. I moved them to separate cribs last week.. theyre doing great in there at night. Lil girl actually slept 10-7 last night. He slept 10-4:30.. Ill take it. Some nights theyre on same schedule, some theyre just off by an hour but that leaves for sleepless nights for mom.

Shes rather easy, laid back... low maintenance. Him on the other hand, nothing satisfies him. He seems to always be fussin, squirmin. He does have reflux and I'm sure that has something to do with it.

Just thought I would update really quick while I had a quiet moment.

Thanks again for all your answers, they were very much appreciated.
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Glad they are doing good!!

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didnt delete anyone Click here to enlargebear... just deactivated facebook. Life was getting crazy and it was a huge distraction.

Ill be back when things slow down.



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Click here to enlarge Good for you for knowing when to get off of FB for awhile. Some people have no idea....LOL
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That's the good idea.
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