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Old 02-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Grr to: "I'm not a mom of multiples BUT..."

That really gets to me Having a 4 year old and a 3 year old is NOT like having twins / multiples! Twins are more then twice the work because you never get a break.

Anyone have a funny quote or story from "I'm not a mom of multiples BUT..."?
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As a foster parent who sometimes has 2 or more babies at the same time... I know the truth now. LOL I used to think 2 babies/kids nearly the same age would be like having twins.

Since I've had true twin foster babies and then had 2 babies who were different ages (6mo apart), I can vouch for the fact that it really is different. Twins "feed" off each other. When one cried, the other one cried. When one was hungry, the other one was hungry. If both were sleeping and one woke up, she woke up her twin. Often they were both sick at the same time too.

Then I had the other two babies who were 6 months apart. It was actually a little easier, although, probably would've seemed harder if I hadn't had the twins first! Since they were in different developmental stages, one could be eating in the highchair while the other one was snoozing in the swing. One could crawl around and entertain herself, while the other one slept more. It had its difficult moments, but was easier than twins. :-)
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AMEN! Thank you for the insight I have done both too and I can safely say that everything you just said is so so true. The hard part is the twins feeding off each other...never a dull moment in our home!
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I worked in a daycare for a bit over a yr before dd1. I was in the infant room and some times on my own with 4 kids under 12mos old. Most of the time it fell just right and we would have at least 2 that were the same age and more often then not we'd have 2 sets that were the same age(like 2 3mos olds and 2 7mos olds). Lets just say I was glad I only had them for 6-8hrs a day lol



I'm not a mom of multiples but I'd get seriously irratated when I'd vent when the girls were infants and ppl would be all 'yeah, I have a puppy so I know what you mean!' Um no. No you do not. lol
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I worked in a daycare for a bit over a yr before dd1. I was in the infant room and some times on my own with 4 kids under 12mos old. Most of the time it fell just right and we would have at least 2 that were the same age and more often then not we'd have 2 sets that were the same age(like 2 3mos olds and 2 7mos olds). Lets just say I was glad I only had them for 6-8hrs a day lol



I'm not a mom of multiples but I'd get seriously irratated when I'd vent when the girls were infants and ppl would be all 'yeah, I have a puppy so I know what you mean!' Um no. No you do not. lol

OH MY GOSH, I have heard the puppy/dog comments a lot. That really drives me nuts. I mean, come on!!!!!!
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I worked in a daycare for a bit over a yr before dd1. I was in the infant room and some times on my own with 4 kids under 12mos old. Most of the time it fell just right and we would have at least 2 that were the same age and more often then not we'd have 2 sets that were the same age(like 2 3mos olds and 2 7mos olds). Lets just say I was glad I only had them for 6-8hrs a day lol

I'm not a mom of multiples but I'd get seriously irratated when I'd vent when the girls were infants and ppl would be all 'yeah, I have a puppy so I know what you mean!' Um no. No you do not. lol
Lol ditto (I also worked in the infant room for two years at a daycare)

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Haha! A puppy! Seriously, what are people thinking?
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Haha! A puppy! Seriously, what are people thinking?
I'm not a mom of multiples. I jus wanted to say that my sister (who has no children yet I might add) actually told me that having puppies (she and her husband raise boxers) was harder than having a baby. Ummm, how? Cuz I'm pretty sure you can put puppies in their crate and leave the house and everything. You kind of have to take the baby with you. How in the world can she really think puppies are harder than babies? I definitely look up to y'all with multiples!
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Katrina just you wait...there is no depth to the stupid things people will tell you once your multiples are here. We've heard some crazy ones over the years; including one person who adamantly tried to convince me that my kids were twins not triplets
That is too funny! People don't even realize how ignorant they are. It gives me something to laugh about later. And, you are so right. You haven't heard anything till after they are born!

When my second set were newborns, we were like celebrities walking through the stores getting stopped every few minutes by everyone commenting on us having 2 sets. I learned quickly not to make eye contact and to give short quick answers while still moving. Never stop. You'll be there for hours.

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Haha!!! I get a ton of people asking if I did IVF or if twins run in my family, I say they are identical so it's not possible. Then they argue with me that identical twins run in families.

(ironically they are the THIRD set of identical twins in the family...go figure!)
I get this all the time, more now that I have 2 sets. I usually say either "They do now." and giggle or "Yes, all over the house." and laugh. It usually heads off the follow up question about fertility treatments.

When people ask how we got two sets, I usually just say "We are just blessed, I guess."

But, often people do outright ask if we used any fertility treatments. I usually tell the truth and say something like "We had some help." I don't mind telling people my kids are IVF, but I also don't go around offering the info to everyone who comments either. If I have a reason to say it, I will. Or if someone outright asks, even though I think it is none of their business, I will tell them. Often, it depends on my mood.
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Re: Grr to: "I'm not a mom of multiples BUT..."

[QUOTE=HeatherlovesCDs;14650981] That is too funny! People don't even realize how ignorant they are.

I've already had a few people challenge me on whether my boys are fraternal or not. "There's no way to tell until they're out of the womb..."
Except that they had individual yolk sacs at 5 weeks, have grown at dramatically different rates, have their own placentas and amniotic sacs, and look drastically different on ultrasound already.
But these are the same experts who tell me how cool it would be to have them identical... except, you know, different genders.

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But, often people do outright ask if we used any fertility treatments. I usually tell the truth and say something like "We had some help." I don't mind telling people my kids are IVF, but I also don't go around offering the info to everyone who comments either. If I have a reason to say it, I will. Or if someone outright asks, even though I think it is none of their business, I will tell them. Often, it depends on my mood.
Same here. I usually gauge what the person's motives are, as many are women who had help themselves and are just trying to relate, and I'm happy to be open.
However, the random old man who sees me shopping for a double stroller at REI does not need to know my reproductive history.
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