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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 23:44 PM   2411
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Rq I really enjoyed reading your update. You are so blessed to have such easy twins! I'm so glad you had a nice vacation, even if you were indoors for most of it.

Joe and Alisa are doing well. They are gaining nicely and eating well. Joe weighs 10lbs and Alisa 8lb 9oz. We got Alisa's ears pierced last week after her 4 month check up! Although they are not difficult babies they are not super easy. They lose patience with any activity after 10 minutes. Alisa screams a lot! They sleep from 7pm to 1am and then sleep until 6am, so I'm not complaining!

Hope everyone else is doing well!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2017, 02:19 AM   2412
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Hi ladies, so nice to hear your updates! RQ and Fern they sound like easy babies! Rebecca yes thanks for the reminder, it was last year at this time that I too was gearing up for the transfer. What an exciting thing. Now look where we are!

My milk officially dried up. I'm a little sad but happy to sell a few things. Ie the Halo bassinest and Spectra pump will bring in ~ $500 which I'll use to purchase a baby Brezza to make formula bottles with. Is anyone using this and if so can you tell me if you like it or not?

I'm excited but a little scared, we've booked a vacation to Cancun in Oct. RQ where abouts were you guys? We normalky go to Playa del Carmen but I couldn't fathom getting off a 6 hour flight and having to catch a bus to do another 1.5 hour journey to the hotel. The twins won't quite be walking then, just rolling and crawling. Our resort is pretty family friendly with kitchens and cribs so that's a bit if a relief. I wanted us to go somewhere before we have to pay for all 3 girls' seatsbut before my work starts back up in Jan/Feb next year.

I did manage to get a fun photo of dd and I bf-ing our twins (her twin dolls) before my milk dried up.

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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 06:38 AM   2413
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Haha 2have that photo is just precious! Seems like MacKinley is integrating well with the twins. Sorry about your milk, well I'm also EFF now due to milk supply issues. At least we live in a time with great formulas.

Rebecca- sorry that your twins are such a handful but it seems like you are sleeping OK. Geez it must be difficult to work and handle all the kids...!

Rq how are you doing back at work? Glad to hear you had such a nice holiday. It's a different perspective with kiddies hey. Much nicer imo .

Yep it's bittersweet to think back on last year this time. I didn't like the ivf process but here I am with my sweet boy on my lap, I love him so much! He recently discovered his voice and keeps making the cutest sounds lol. Also loves sitting up and is starting to get better at tummy time. They grow up so fast.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 06:44 AM   2414
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Hope this works- recent pic of my squishy boy



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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 22:34 PM   2415
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Omg 2have that picture is awesome!
Sorry about your milk, but formula works well too
I'm still pumping for the twins and so grateful it's working. I feel sad that I don't nurse them, and I think I'm gonna try to actually nurse them now that they're eating has improved.
I've heard Playa Del Carmen is beautiful, but I totally get you about all the hassle of the extended trip. Wow, can't imagine going anywhere on a plane with the twins. We only once went out with them other than to doctors appointments, it's just too overwhelming!!

Fern baby G is just adorable, I can't believe how much he's doing already! It's sad how quickly they grow up!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 01:30 AM   2416
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Rebecca I'm glad to hear that pumping is going well and that the twins' feeding has improved. Reading all about everyone's twins and living with my sister's 2yo twins, I'm sure I will struggle with twins lol. But my remaining 2 frozen embies are frozen together so I'm between a rock and a hard place; do we put both back or not? How do we even choose. Oi.

I'd love to see pics of everyone's babies



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 02:42 AM   2417
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Fern baby G is adorable! IVF is pretty invasive. FET's are much easier. I hope you find it a cinch compared to IVF then Fern. The stimming and retrieval are the most cumbersome part. Mind you if you have to inject progesterone many peopke find this pretty hard too. I'm pretty ok with needles these days after 6 years of stims Nd Injectible hormones!

You know what I'd do Fern with the single vs double embryo transfer!! i much prefer the risk of twins over failure. But you're speaking to a lady with 5 years of devastating failures and more than 100K in fertility costs. My friend in B&B got twins with her donor Emby transfer too and now she's going back for another double transfer. In fact the multiples boards on FB are chalk a block with double twin moms, I was really surprised! We knew it's going to be a blurry first year and hopefully just chaotic playtime with 3 girls after that.

Rebecca do you think tring just doing things with 1 twin would be easier for you? I usually take a twin with me if they're both up and I'm doing something with Mack. 1 stays home with dad. Today MacKinley had Gymboree class and I wore Teagan through the whole class. I was able to lift and help Mack stay safe as both arms were free and Teagan was really interested in all the action. It was great because Teagan slept like a rock after that. We did a walk to Walmart this evening and Piper came with us. I really like baby wearing and having hands freed up. But someone needs to stay with the other twin. They seem to want to be held all the time and I find that irritating when I have so much stuff to do (passports, taxes, thank you cards, stuff with MacKinkey, cleaning, the list never ends!) baby holder visitors are just the best! We had family over during Easter who drove 8 hours to meet the twins. With 3 baby holders hosting a dinner party was actually enjoyable



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 02:48 AM   2418
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Hey ladies!!!!

Hard to believe that it's almost a year since our bfps! May 15th was our amazing day!

2have that pic is everything! How adorable! Sorry that your milk dried up. My cousin has the breeza and swears by it, She still lives with my aunt and uncle and even my uncle was showing it to me on FaceTime lol. He was very excited about it and was like "we can get you one of these if you stop breastfeeding!"

Rq sounds like vacation was great. I commend both you and 2have for going on vacation so early. I'm definitely not brave enough for that. I hope that the move goes smoothly for you guys.

Fern, he is adorable! Was a sweet squishy face! I'm with you on twins being scary lol. I know that we will only do one embryo when it's time for another baby.

Rebecca that's great your still pumping, is nursing just too overwhelming? I would imagine working full time with three kids would make it difficult! That awesome you have stuck with the pumping!

Afm, we are doing great! Just bought plane tickets to go see our families in may, I'm a little nervous about the plane ride with Gage, but at least it's only a two hour flight and I will only be going to families houses so not too stressful. I'm pretty certain that I'll only see my baby to feed him lol! Everyone is so excited to meet him! We are still breastfeeding, and it seems to be working for us. Gage has been in six month clothes for a couple of weeks now. He is a pretty big boy! He won't get weighed again until his four month check up but I'm always curious how big he has gotten! He is starting to laugh a little which is adorable
I feel like I spend a lot of time during my day trying to make him laugh because once I start playing with him it is very hard to start! He is a stinker, and does this shy face sometimes, between his bashful face, and his sweet dimples and blue eyes, I think I'm going to be in trouble with this charmer! My MIL came to visit and me and dh went out on our first date since he was born. I have a bunch of milk frozen, but just pumped her fresh bottles to have for that night. It was such a nice feeling to be able to eat without someone on my boob ha! He takes a bottle like a champ, he can wolf down 4 or 5 ozs like it's nothing. Makes me a bit jealous as he takes so long to nurse! I really feel like I will start to pump and give him bottles of BM at 7 months or so and start to wean him from nursing. I have heard that night nursing is the hardest to wean from so I figured i can start with just daytime and then once we get that down we can work on night time. My goal is for him to be exclusive on BM until a year. He has found a love for the moby wrap thank you Jesus! I tried a new way to wear him and he is just so happy and content in it. It makes going out and running errands so much easier. I also can get quite a bit more done around the house. I think that's really it for us! Can't think of much more to update about. Oh, we are looking to do an FET next august. That would put Gage at almost 2 1/2. Ok, heading back to bed, as the boob monster just finished eating! I'll post his 3 month pictures I took on Monday. 3 months sure has flown! Bittersweet really, I love to watch him grow but sad it's going so fast!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 02:50 AM   2419
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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 02:54 AM   2420
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Oh yeah, RQ I just order Gage a sit me up, I googled it after I read your post and it definitely seems like something he would enjoy! I'm very excited to get it!



 
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