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February 3rd, 2012, 05:31 PM
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So we're staying really busy at my house!

The twins are just about 17 months old, both walking and super mobile and even climbing and things like that. They aren't naughty or high-maintenance really... just, there's two of them and I'm always having to do SOMETHING.


So far, for me, this has been the hardest stage. Logistically anyway. (Physically it was pregnancy, with my 6 meds, bedrest, 3000 calorie, 6 meals a day plus injections 4 times up to 7 pricks each... ugh!!!

The baby stage wasn't that bad. I had lots of help (probably makes a difference there), plus figured out some logistical things for when I didn't (one in the wrap, one in the stroller). Sometimes one baby just cries for a few minutes while I go to the bathroom or whatever I need to do - at the little stage, they don't really have a choice do they? ROFL!!


But this is harder. Like I said it's not anything specific, just a BUSY stage most of the time. All of my other kids have gotten out and run away from me, scary-like, at the age of 2. I'm determined that even though I have TWO toddlers this time that it will NOT happen again. And, as a result, I'm probably hovering a little too much on some days I guess... but for the most part we're just busy and having a blast!!!



What's been the hardest for you so far? Is there any age or stage you're worried about coming up?
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February 3rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Well, we only have 8 months over here and aren't even crawling yet (they just finally mastered sitting this week), so I know we are no where near the hardest yet. I think so far the hardest has probably been about 2-4 months. Once they started spending a significant amount of the day awake, but still didn't have the muscle control to really "play" much, there was a lot more crying going on in our house. They both wanted "entertained" and if it was 1 on 2 that was sometimes hard to do. After 4-5 months they really had a routine going and while they still have their fussy times of day, it is predictably before food or sleep and we rarely get the crying just to cry.
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February 3rd, 2012, 11:02 PM
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the first four months at home were awful, I can handle busy kids but don't do as well in the lack of sleep dept
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February 4th, 2012, 11:51 AM
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The first 3 months were a nightmare 3-6 months were marginally better. I don't know that anything will ever top the lack of sleep in the first six months. . . .it's truly horrible!
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February 5th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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My first 9 months were by far our hardest. Out of those, the first few were the worst. I had 2 colicky babies who refused to nap at the same time, didn't nurse well and did not sleep well at night. I went days and days without sleeping and would hallucinate. I wasn't safe to drive. I love my twins and can't imagine life without them, but I am so glad that I will never relive that time of their lives.
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February 6th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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You guys are making me nervous! So far, this pregnancy has just been so much harder in every way than any of my other pregnancies. It's all I can do to make it these last 3 weeks but it sounds like it may be better to keep them in! I'm hoping that all the people that have offered help were sincere. I'm sure we're going to need all the help we can get.
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February 8th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Kim, I can honestly say that as hard as the first few months were - lack of sleep being the main thing - for me personally, it was MUCH easier than the pregnancy had been. My pregnancy, though we had no specific or individual accidents or happenings, etc, the pregnancy itself was HARD. Plus, I was all geared up for all this scary stuff all the other twin moms were talking about - no sleep, no help, etc etc etc - and it was MUCH less scary and hard than what my expectation had been. Really. Pregnancy was harder. :hugs:


I'm *still* on the not-getting-sleep boat though, and I think that's making a difference for me right now. Like I said, it's not that it's HARD per say - it's just busy, and makes for not much time to do anything else. At all. Ever. (My mother brought me 2 outfits she wants me to "try on" about 3 weeks ago. They are still on the table in the foyer. SHe's aggravated. Not sure why she doesn't want to just come babysit so I can change clothes 2 extra times in a single day. LOL)

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February 20th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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wouldnt relive the first 8 weeks. My other newborns had been easy but these two were so difficult and needy and they never slept. I hate to say it but I dont miss that faze. Mine are almost 17 months too and while they are lots of fun it is crazy. Those to can empty a box of wipes, diapers, tupperware drawer, laundry basket, snack basket, diaper bag, you get the picture, in no time flat. And Im terrified of taking them out this spring when they will actually both be walking places. Leashes??

Still any of it is easier than that pregnancy was and I didnt have any real complications either. Just nearly 9 months of exhaustion, naseau, pain and lack of sleep.

And they are so sweet asleep in a puppy pile. Heck they are even cute when they are pulling eachothers hair and screaming. Gotta love baby brawling.

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