POSTS WITH TAG: multiples

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    Families come in all shapes in sizes. Right now, I only have one child, but I'd eventually love more. One more? Two more? I'm not sure! I think the number of kids parents have coincides with both the types of people they are, as well as what they've got going on in their lives. IE, if both mom and dad suddenly were fired from their jobs, they may hold off on having that third kid. So, come talk to me in a few years, and I'll let you know where I'm at ;)

    Anyway! I thought it would be fun to make a list of the number of children certain families have, and what it means about them. Note: This list is meant for entertainment purposes only. (Sort of.)

    Here's what the number of children you have says about you.

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    What’s better than a new baby? Three new babies. Especially if they are once-in-a-million naturally conceived identical triplets.

    Abby, Brin, and Laurel Hepner were born November 22 to Hannah and Tom Hepner, who were not using any fertility treatments. Just one fertilized egg split into three, and voila! Three sisters with a matching set of DNA.

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    A French nurse posted the best video on YouTube -- newborn twin babies hugging in the bath. Seriously -- this is just about the cutest, most touching thing you’ll watch in a long, long time. I take no responsibility for any deaths by adorableness when you see it.

    The little ones can’t stop holding each other as the nurse cradles them in the water, and they just look so happy and content to be together that it’s easy to imagine what it was like for them in the womb. No wonder twins have such a special bond!

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    It's amazing what a change in perspective can do for you, isn't it? The idea of having four kids at once terrifies one and done me. But for a British couple who just made medical history, having quadruplets born from just one embryo is a miracle.

    And the truth is, even one and done me can't help but read Christine and Justin Clark's story with the biggest grin on my face. Miracle indeed!

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  • Happy 9th Birthday to My 6! (PHOTO)

    posted by Adriana Velez May 9, 2013 at 12:40 PM in Big Kid
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    [Celebrating their 8th birthday last year]

    As May 10, of yet another year, comes into focus, I can feel the excitement and curiosity surrounding me as I busily put the perfect finishing birthday touches on each and every detail, preparing for the big day -- this year, my sextuplets turn NINE years old!! It's so very hard to believe!

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    Watching twin dad Brian Rosenworcel struggle but eventually succeed at getting his babies securely in a moby wrap takes me back to those hazy early months of no sleep, learning how to juggle, and inadvertent bed head. Twins! They are wonderful and magical and amazing -- and they also make you do some strange things. Funny things. Things like Rosenworcel does with his twins Nico and Marshal.

    Sure this video is disguised as a tutorial on how to put twins in a moby wrap -- not an easy feat as you will see from the several failed attempts. But it's also what this dad does after his little bundles are all tucked in safe.

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    I don't know where to begin with this story, so I'm just going to dive in. Seven years ago, a mom gave birth to a set of twin boys. One was perfectly healthy. The other was born with a rare disfigurement that has essentially given him only half a face. And now Henry and Oliver Machin's mom is sharing their photo with the world so she can talk about something pretty dark and disturbing.

    For years, Charlene Machin said she did not love one of her sons. In fact, when she talks about her child, her little boy born with a left eye, ear, and nostril that never developed, she uses words like "waves of terror" and "grief."

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    8 Things Never to Say to Moms of Multiples

    posted by Michele Zipp February 17, 2013 at 1:44 PM in Baby
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    There are certainly unique challenges that parents of multiples face. But just like every child is different, every family -- whether there is one child or ten -- deals with their own set of specific issues. People -- most often strangers -- say some strange things to parents of singletons addressing some of these "issues" they think parents of one child have. And parents of twins, triplets, or any number of multiples get our share of off-putting comments. I have twins. I get bombarded with intrusive quips from people I don't know often.

    With most things, it's often not what you say but how you say it. There should also be a boundary of how far you dig into a stranger's personal life. If some of these comments came from friends, it would be different, but it can be upsetting when it comes from an unfamiliar face. Here are eight things you should never say to moms of multiples.

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    When I spotted the recent photo of Anna Paquin taking a leisurely stroll with her twins, I was mesmerized. It wasn't really the True Blood actress that got my attention, it was that amazing double baby carrier she was sporting. I must have single-child tunnel vision because I had actually never seen one before. It made me wonder about all those other cool products for moms of multiples that I never even considered. I discovered some really great baby gear for twins. (And I'm not just talking about double strollers.) Check it out.

    What other cool twins products have you seen or used?

     

    Image via Pacific Coast News

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    OMG, Truebies. I was starting to think this day might never come, but at last -- at LONG, LONG last -- Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have announced the genders of their newborn twins!!! OMG! Of course ... we still don't know what they named the babies. Nope, not yet. Why? Well, I guess learning the genders AND names of True Blood's first official twins on the same day would just be asking for waaaaay too much. Who knows?

    Maybe, just maybe, we can't handle the truth. Maybe if we were forced to process all that info at once, we would just explode, like a bunch of vampires meeting the True Death! Look, Truebies -- you can't always get what you want ... but if you try sometimes, you might find ... you get what you need. And here it is:

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