Hi all!~ Been busy around here and the one time I wrote out a HUGE post, it was ate! grrrr. I am going to do my best to catch up...
Rebecca- Adorable picture of your lo's!! We started feeding the boys food at 6 months. I never did the rice cereal, just started with vegetables. Avocado was their first food and is one of their favorite food still. I dont really remember how we got them napping in their cribs...
Wishing- Sorry about the bedrest, I know it is not fun! I hope you can cook the babies longer but the great thing is that they will be ok either way. My Dr.'s wanted to deliver me at 32 weeks because they said my boys would be fine, I didn't let them but it did make me feel a little better.
Dallas- Shopping can definitely be challenging! Whenever I can't round up a second person to go with me I put one in the cart and one in the carrier. I also plan all store outing around meals and never ever take a hungry child! I still shop this way and my boys are almost 2!
Margie- Your babies are beautiful!! I also bought a light single stroller so I could wear one and push one. It works well for smaller or more crowded places. Though, I joke that I must look like the crazy baby lady!
NWquiz- we started using the swings pretty early. At first as more of a place to put them and worked up to swinging them. I found the swing went to fast when they were little so I would put a blanket under them and let it drag the ground and that would slow it down.
We- Congrats on your twin pregnancy! I dont know what bottles are "best" but we used the playtex ventaire kind. In order for my littlest guy to come home from the NICU he had to be able to take milk from our own bottles. This was not as easy as it sounds so I went to BRU and bought about 5 different kinds and that was the kind that got him home so we stuck with it. Will you be finding out the flavors of your LO's?
Carolyn- Your Lo's are almost 2!!! Happy early Birthday!
On the baby items, we pretty much got two of everything as well. We only had one bumbo seat but I never really used it so that wasn't a big deal. We started with one Jumperoo but then acquired another because they both loved to jump in it soo much! I loved the double breast feeding pillow. A little intimidating at first but really helped tandem nurse. Most loved items/s is our Ergo carriers! Started with one for me and then bought another for DH. We use them like crazy and it's amazing. We are just starting to use them on the back now and it just makes me love them more!
Sorry to anyone I missed, that was quite the catchup I had to do! lol
I hope everyone is well and keep posting those pics! Cute group of LO's here!!
AFM- Long story short, we have co-slept with the boys since the beginning and just before Christmas we took back our bed! They now sleep in their cribs at night and we were shocked at how easy the transisiton was and how much sleep we are all getting now. They were waking up 2-3 times a night before and now sleep 11-12 straight!! I am on a major sleep high these days!! I forgot how much I loved sleep and how much better I function as a human when I get lots of it! I recently was a vendor at my first craft fair and I'm setting up an Etsy page this week. I really love to sew and create fun things so this is all making me really happy. I was inspired by the b/g twin outfit posts so I made sure to have brother sister coordinating outfits for my craft fair.