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posted August 25, 2004 08:39 AM      Profile for Suzie   Email Suzie   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hi! I have twelve week old twin boys. I became a stay at home mom last week after taking a three month maturnity leave. I had been working five years as a social worker prior. My husband and I have very little support. My family is elderly and lives two hours away. They refuse to visit and we have to go see them. When we are there (which is every weekend) the babies cry constantly from being in a new enviroment. My husband's family lives five houses from us. They did not bring us any food when the babies were born, assist with the shower for the babies (we had to pay for our own invitation that they supposely had for us, etc.) They want to come over and 'hold" the babies while I clean the house. I am opposed to this because I believe their idea of helping with the twins is just simply visiting. In addition they smoke and do not see the dangers it poses to my premature babies. We ask them to bath and change clothes before coming over so they don't smell that bad of smoke. His family does not always follow this and I have had to confront his father which ended in him not speaking to us. I joined the local multiples club but I am having a hard time relating. We are lower middle class and it appears the majority of the woman in the club have a lot of money, nannies, house keepers, mother's day out, etc--all the things that I am doing as a stay at home mom. My husband and I have had more arguments lately concerning the children, money and our families. I suppose I don't have a question for the board, just trying to see if anyone out there can relate to our situation or have any ideas for me.
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