Mothering · Postpartum · twins

How I survived having 3 under 2

Hank Jeffrey Cranston entered this world on August 20, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. A week later we would come to find out he was only 19 inches long; but that’s a story for another time. My C-section went great and baby boy was as healthy as could be.… Continue reading How I survived having 3 under 2

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · travel · Trying to Conceive · twins

Road-Tripping with Toddlers

Well, we made it to Florida and back….barely. The drive there wasn’t too bad, besides the fact that it was pouring down rain for about 70 percent of the drive. The girls were pretty well-behaved, and we had the assistance of my parents. That, coupled with free move downloads from Netflix and the excitement of… Continue reading Road-Tripping with Toddlers

Mothering · twins

Air Travel w/twins and infants

Spring/Easter break is right around the corner, which means a lot of us are getting ready to go on a much needed vacation. As you are preparing for that week of rest and relaxation (oh wait, you have little kids, that’s NOT going to happen), you are probably stressing about the “getting there”. I know… Continue reading Air Travel w/twins and infants

General · Mothering · twins

The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list

Last week I posted a well thought out, product-centric list of all the baby products that every new twin mom, or twin-mom-to-be, should not be without during their first year with twins. This week, I am shifting gears and posting my wish list as a twin mom (and mom, in general) who has been around… Continue reading The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list

Mothering · Pregnancy · twins

The new twin mom’s Christmas list

With my favorite holiday right around the corner, I thought I would compile a list (a “Christmas list”, of sorts) of the things I could not have survived without during my first year as a new twin mom. I REALLY wish someone would have shared this with me when I was pregnant or right after… Continue reading The new twin mom’s Christmas list

Pregnancy · Second Trimester · twins

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome, or TTTS, is a serious condition that can occur in babies that share a placenta in the womb (identical twins or higher order multiples). TTTS occurs when the shared placenta contains abnormal blood vessels that connect the umbilical cords and circulation of the fetuses. The placenta may also be shared… Continue reading Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Second Trimester · twins

What type of twins are you having?

This is a question I get a lot lately from those familiar with carrying multiples. Had you asked me this question 4 months ago, I would have assumed the only answer was fraternal vs. identical twins. While those are the two major classifications for twins, there are actually various “types of twins” dependent upon if the… Continue reading What type of twins are you having?