Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two

My heart breaks when my babies are hurting. It’s got to be the worst feeling ever to see them in pain. Last Sunday, Kate had a virus and then Clara got it a few days later, despite our attempts to sanitize and separate. You can see we were both worn out (even though I kindContinue reading “Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two”

Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies

Clara and Kate are now 8 months old. It’s hard to believe…. Except for their nursing habits, which are much changed from the early days. Here’s what I’ve observed so far with nursing twins older than 6 months: They have more trouble focusing.  They still fit on the nursing pillow in the football hold forContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies”

Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two

I’ve almost made it 8 months nursing Clara and Kate. I also work a 40+ hour work week so there have been many hours sitting hooked up to a pump.     Here are my tips and experiences with pumping, which work whether you’re pumping for one or two babies: Find out if you get aContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two”

Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags

I’ve used both Medela and Bonafide Baby’s Breastmilk storage bags for pumped milk.     Here what I think about both: What I like about Medela’s Breastmilk Storage Bags: They come with capability to attach to your Medela breastpump accessories  They are nice and thick They have a place to write the date easily When filled,Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags”

Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo 

Nursing twins for me by myself was a daunting thought.     I tandem nurse them because I didn’t want to deal with bottles and nursing. I’m an either/or kinda gal. I also didn’t want to spend all my time with a baby attached to me. I’m just not that mother and that’s ok.  But there cameContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo “

Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles

William was a colicky baby. For four months he cried. I hadn’t been around a lot of babies before having him. I didn’t know babies came like that. He’s lucky my siblings are my best friends or he would be an only child. I guess Anna, Clara, and Kate are lucky too,for that matter.  BackContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles”

Nursing Twins- Part 2: Surviving the Early Days

As I sit here writing about the early days of nursing my two, it does seem rather blurred. I won’t lie – the first few weeks flew by for me in a haze of long days and nights but here I am, 7 months into this journey, so I feel like something went right.   WithContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 2: Surviving the Early Days”

What to Buy for Twins- Part 1: Furniture 

The following is the furniture that I believe to be helpful with twins.  Gliders and/or Rockers Consider whether you plan to nurse or not. If you are, where you will nurse and what, if any, furniture you may want to purchase. I planned to nurse both upstairs and downstairs so I had gliders in theContinue reading “What to Buy for Twins- Part 1: Furniture “

Nursing Twins- Part 1:  The Preparation 

I had the advantage of nursing my first two but I knew going into this it was going to be much different. Like everything else about twins, I didn’t know where to start. I did a lot of Pinteresting and Googling to try to get an idea of how it could work.  Now that I’veContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 1:  The Preparation “