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Saturday, October 1st 2011, 11:12pm

Author: Geordie

New Preemie Mum

Big Hugs to everyone. Everyones stories on here are both so sad and so heartwarming!! I know the events surrounding the birth of our preemies are traumatic and I've had some difficulty coming to terms with the events of this year but have finally been having some councelling which has made a remarkable difference. I knew I was starting to heal when I found myself no longer crying when I looked at my photos and have finally been able to put some out in some frames. I couldnt recommend it highly e...

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 8:52pm

Author: Geordie

confused by consultant - is he really 5 months?!

Good luck with the weaning Louie. I've been having similar worries about my twins but have decided to chill and go at their pace. They were born at 34+2. I started weaning at 24wks and I've had varying success. They are now seven and a half months and still only taking small amounts of puree twice a day. I'm just gonna carry on with what i think they need and not worry too much about getting them up to 3 meals a day yet, at set meal times or of varying ingredients. They still only take simple po...

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 8:44pm

Author: Geordie

New Preemie Mum

I hope the time goes quickly for you. Six weeks is a long time. I hope she is doing okay. 2lb 9oz is so diddy but a good weight for her gestation. How you coping hun? It must be an emotional time for you! Big hugs to you all xxxx

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 8:44pm

Author: Geordie

New Preemie Mum

Hi Taxihome My twins were born in January at 34+2. Emilia weighed 3lb 1oz and Taylor weighed 4lb 3ozs. They spent 16days in NICU. I had Heart Failure after the birth and it was a very traumatic time as I wasn't well enough to visit them as I was in Coronary Care. They used to wheel them up to see me in their incubator each day for just 10minutes. After 5 days I could get down to see them in a wheel chair but could only manage an hour a day. I was petrified bringing them home as I was still so il...

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 8:27pm

Author: Geordie

Weaning 7month prem twins ... Aaargghh!!

Wow, thanks ever so much all, lots of great advice!!!!!. First and foremost I have listened to you all and yes I have relaxed!!!!!!. There is so much pressure to conform and reading all your stories, everyone has had very differing experiences of weaning so I am not alone and that makes me feel a whole lot better. They are managing a small bowl of porridge about 9.30am and a small puree lunch at about 1.30. They won't drop their 4 daily bottles which are at very set times so this is a good compr...

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 8:48pm

Author: Geordie

Weaning 7month prem twins ... Aaargghh!!

Hello All Emilia and Taylor were born at 34wks. They have both suffered with reflux and i was advised to start weaning at 24wks. I have had differing success and now 4wks in I feel like I am going backwards rather than forwards. Neither of them are sitting up yet, Emilia is keen somedays and not others and seems to forget how to eat each day. Taylor loves to eat but eating does not seem to be agreeing with either since both are just sick all the time. They take 4-5 bottles per day and have natur...

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 8:26pm

Author: Geordie

Separate rooms for sleep training?

Wow its hard to believe but we're very lucky and blessed that both Emilia and Taylor sleep through all night long. By 6.30 every night they are ready for their bedtime bottle and by 7.30pm they are fast asleep until the same time the following morning. We might get a few wimpers or cries but a kiss and a gentle stroke of the head generally settles them. Emilia is in the nursery and Taylor in the back bedroom and everyone gets a good nights sleep and some normality has returned to our life. We've...

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 10:00pm

Author: Geordie

Separate rooms for sleep training?

Thanks Newly Wed and thanks for the supportive words. I look back now and think how did we get through the first 4 months ..ha ha. It is getting a little easier. I have decided to move her through to the nursery this weekend and me go back to a bedroom on my own with the monitor and Hubby is going to still have Taylor in the back bedroom until we can get him going through. Wish me luck. I feel nervous putting her on her own .. yikes :-)

Monday, July 4th 2011, 9:05pm

Author: Geordie

Separate rooms for sleep training?

Thanks Emma I'm losing the will to live tonight. Its now 20.49 and I've given up on Emilia and passed her on to hubby but I hear footsteps coming down stairs so she's obviously finally down. Taylor is so easy, he gets tired, gets grumpy, has a cuddle and goes down. We can leave him in his cot and he'll lie awake and drop off himself. Emilia is another matter, some nights she'll have her feed and have a cuddle and go down and other nights like tonight she is visibly tired but hates to be put in h...

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:56pm

Author: Geordie

Double buggies

I have the mountainbuggy duo for my twins and i absoloutely love it. It is on the heavy side when collapsed and you do need a large boot space but it drives like a dream, feels exceptionally light to push and has loads of space for bags and stuff and its 73cm wide so it gets through my front door or the GP's or shops. Its so agile for a twin buggy, turns 360 without any problems and just bounces up curbs. Expensive but worth every penny.

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:35pm

Author: Geordie

Separate rooms for sleep training?

Was glad to come across this post as I was about to ask a similar question.. My story so far ... Emilia and Taylor were both initially in our room the first few weeks and were fed four hourly but quite quickly it became apparent that it was easier to split them up as they didn't always feed in unison and nobody got any sleep. So one in the front room with hubby and one in the back room with me or my mam and so this has continued. They have now started to become more settled at night and emilia i...

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:22pm

Author: Geordie

Question about the Duo Aquapod .

Fab, had just looked at it myself last week but its a bit early for mine yet as they're only five and half months but will definately get one.

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 5:33pm

Author: Geordie

Footmuffs for Mountainbuggy Duo?

Hiya Does anyone have a Mountainbuggy Duo or Double Buggy and if so can anyone recommend a universal footmuff/buggy snuggle that will fit a mountainbuggy Duo? I've looked at the Mountainbuggy sleeping bags but they are sooooo expensive and look rather large for my littleones. They're still in the Carrycot attachment at the moment but they're starting to move about and bat one another now and I end up putting a rolled up blanket between them so i might try the stroller seats but need something co...

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 6:31pm

Author: Geordie

What teat size for Dr Browns bottles & Comfort milk?

Hi ya Emilia has horrendous colic and constipation so last week I changed her from SMA onto Cow&Gate Comfort milk. It does seem to help (a little) and she has atleast also stopped vomiting and does appear to be able to pass her wind better but still cries in pain alot. We use the Dr Browns bottles for both babies but the new milk is very thick and it takes her ages to take her bottle now. Was just wondering what would be the best size teat to move her on to. We've tried the infacol too but have ...

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 6:11pm

Author: Geordie

Immunisations for Prematures

Thanks for all your replies. I have booked them in. The surgery couldn't fit them in bang on their 8weeks so they will be done at 9weeks so its not too far off. Dreading it but know its for the best.

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:11am

Author: Geordie

Immunisations for Prematures

Hello My Twins are due their first 8wk old immunisations this Thursday. The book from the HV says that prem babies should be immunised in line with the recommended schedule. Have all of you followed the guidelines on immunisations and stuck to the dates when they should have them. I just feel 8weeks is still very soon considering they are still so small. Emilia is now only 5lb 15oz and Taylor is 7lb at 7wks old. I know we've waited a long time to have them and I feel so protective with them bein...

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 5:58pm

Author: Geordie

Too much milk?

Hiya My HV and Neonatal outreach worker said to just let them take what they want too and if they appear unsatisfied, too alert rather than full and contented or still searching then they're not having enough. I was feeding as per their weight and trying to string them out to four hourly which is what they were on when they came home from NICU but this wasn't working and they weren't gaining enough weight and were often unsettled. I've since increased their feeds and feed them more frequently if...

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 5:49pm

Author: Geordie

baby upset after eating

Hi mima Same problem here with my twin Emilia. I have used the infacol and have now changed to Dentinox yesterday which definately seems to bring up the wind more. I will let you know how I get on with it. Still a lot of screaming, arching and leg curling at the mo but atleast she's passing it. I also changed to Dr Brown bottles which has also helped.

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 5:38pm

Author: Geordie

Settling Baby At night & Dummy Issues

I have 6wk old twins who sleep in moses baskets alongside our bed. Our house is quite cool so I always put cardigans on for bed. Taylor is a breeze, he just likes his arms out and up in the air and he settles with a dummy. Emilia is hard to settle and I sometimes sit with her for an hour after her feed just to settle her and get her down. Its tireing at times but worth it if it helps her to go over. I also swaddle her so when I do eventually put her in the basket she's all snug and warm. I also ...

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 5:17pm

Author: Geordie

snuffly baby!!

Lots of snuffles here too with one of my twins Taylor. We call him our little Hog as he snorts and grunts away. He gets really frustrated at times and its really upsetting. They were born prem at 34wks and he was nasal tube fed for some time and every time he's sick it always projects out of his nostrils so he always has big white gooey and very long bogies. Its such a shame. We have our first check up at the GP's on Thursday so will ask her advice. Hope she can offer some help.




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