Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh, Stink.

I just accidentally deleted the twins' birth story that I had been thinking through and editing for two months. How disheartening. I'll start again soon.


  1. Aww...I'm disappointed FOR you. I have been watching for that post!
    WOW, 12.14 EACH!? How do you do it?

    Do you think twins are less overwhelming after you've already had several children?
    I can imagine it must be very demanding physically for you to nurse them. I am curious about how you manage your diet to grow them so beautifully. I am sure it is a help to have older children to help hold the babies and to pitch in with household duties and food prep.

    A big part of me (really) thinks I would love to have twins....but of course that is a gift that only God can give! :-)


  2. Annette~

    You know what? I'm not sure I am doing anything differently than I normally do as far as diet. I don't feel like I am eating more than normal, either, but that may change when my weight drops back down to normal. I gained 65 pounds, and have lost 50 already without dieting or cutting back.

    The two things that I always do, though while nursing are:
    1) Take my cod liver oil each day to make sure I am getting enough EFA's & DHA.

    2) I also avoid hydrogenated oils like the plague! I have read a lot about how detrimental they are to a mother's milk... supply and constitution.

    Turns out that I was worried for nothing. (Doesn't that always happen?) Twins for me (at least with all these helpers about) have not been the challenge that I thought they would. The first two to three weeks were desperately hard because of the sleep deprivation and hormone wackiness, but that is all leveling out now. Ask me again when they are two years old and very busy little toddlers. (hee hee)

    Love you, Annette!

  3. Thanks for answering my questions, Julie. :-)
    I take an Omega-3 supplement as well as spirulina and lecithin. My baby will be 3 months old on the 22nd and he is only 13 lbs. now. He started out at 6.13 (not sure why, although he was all wrapped up in the cord, AND it had a knot in it (sorry if I already told you that). I feed him on demand and he nurses enough. I am not dieting and he has been gaining 1/2 lb. a week, so I should be happy with that. I am just so impressed that your girls are doing so well and wondering what your secret is.

    Glad to hear it wasn't too hard on you & the family- after I had mine and had a little time to recover from the c-section- I got to feeling like two at once might actually be manageable....if I ever should face that reality. Having teenagers in the house makes a HUGE difference!

    Blessings to you~

  4. Oh, no...I really DO want to read that story someday when you rewrite (wah!!!) it!

    GOOD weight on the twins. That is wonderful!

    And thank you for the hat-tip up there, Julie. I think Randy got it all right - it is sure a powerful post.

    I also wanted you to know that I am reading through the book A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays by Robin Sampson. It is very interesting - and I'm enjoying it. Hope to put some of it into use with the kids in the coming year.

    Love to you, friend!


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