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posted February 15, 2005 10:47 PM      Profile for c&lmom        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hi everyone,
My name is Lesley- I have two beautiful 4 week old twin girls that were born at 35 1/2 weeks and also am blessed with an 11 year old son and 23 month old daughter. I am enjoying motherhood the third time around but am also exhausted and feeling my 37 years.
My girls were just under 5# and just over 4# at birth and came home with us- at their last MD visit they were up to 6# and 5# respectively.
I am nursing and I am totally exhausted and feeling like a 24 hour drink machine- has anyone out there had a similar experience; do you have any advise or can you tell me when this "period of exhaustion" will end.
The girls are also getting a formula supplement which seems to be really hard for them to digest- it's high calorie for fast weight gain but they definitely seem to prefer mom- any advise or empathy would be appreciated.

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posted February 18, 2005 11:55 AM      Profile for maryshari        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Congratulations and Hang in there!!
Stay focused on the nursing. That is the most important thing you can do for them right now. Our 9mos old B/G twins nursed in the beginning but our boy never really got the hang of it. He is always the first to catch a virus and his sister seems to only get a milder version of it so far. Our theory being that she was and still is a superb nurser. We hold the utmost respect for you for nursing those babies. Twins are not easy and yes, you do feel like a 24 hour milk machine! And what a busy household you have on top of all that. Accept any and all help that is offered. Know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We're sure you're doing a fantastic job!!

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posted February 19, 2005 07:08 PM      Profile for Croylje   Email Croylje   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
HI there!

I am a first time mother of twin boys born December 2, 2004. They are 2 1/2 months now and I am still exhausted everyday. Everyday brings new challenges and new hope that things will start to get easier. Last night was the first night that the boys slept in their crib and after 4 1/2 hours of frustration they finally slept for 5 straight hours... this was such a milestone for us. My husband and I were hi-fiving at 5:00 a.m. this morning after we had realized what had happened. Now we will find out tonight if it was just a fluke but we are hoping it was not.

I am breastfeeding as well. I don't think we could afford formula for two babies.. it's amazingly expensive. We found that our babies don't digest the formula as well either. It usually backs them up for a few days. Be careful about nipple confusion though. We battled that last week with one of our boys since I returned back to work. They are now getting 2 bottles a day instead of mom and Brendan seems to like the fact that it comes out a lot faster/easier from the bottle. I sat here last Saturday crying for hours because he REFUSED to nurse and I was so sad! It seems a lot better though now..

I wish you the best of luck. I'd love to keep sharing so feel free to I.M. or e-mail me. I need the help too..

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