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  1. On 6/6/2020 at 11:02 PM, James said:

    @Breffni hope you're ok, just thought I'd stop by and see how you were doing? Any progress with the sleep?

    Didn't see this, sorry. 

    Sleep is a little better. She is still very much a koala baby, but will now be put down for a little while. I think I've just accepted that she wants me all the time and try to give Daniel lots of attention when they are both awake. It's still hard but I'm making it work most days.

    Thanks 😊

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  2. 1 hour ago, Issy said:

    🙈🙈 It's hard. Totally sympathise! 

    Does she stop crying if she is distracted by toys or anything that doesn't involve being picked up  ? X

    Nothing 🙈😫

    Picking Rose up is all that works. I know that at some point I have to just let her cry, but I just can't do it. After Daniels first few weeks of uncontrollable crying, I just can't let them cry at all. And if I have to let them cry, I usually end up in tears too.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Issy said:

    Have you tried laying her on something that smells like you so she feels more like you are near ? Xx

    I've even tried wrapping her in my t-shirt, she gets so distressed and cried big tears if she's not being held. Currently screaming in the swing while I feed Daniel 😭

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  4. On 5/12/2020 at 7:22 AM, twinmum88 said:

    Awww mine are not much older than yours and it is so hard especially at the moment without much in the way of help! 😥

    How long have you tried letting her scream for when you put her down?

    That's exactly the problem, the lack of help 😑 

    I'm such a push over and can't let her scream for longer than a few minutes.

    Feeling major mum guilt today. She's been woken twice today by putting her down, just to tend to her brother, but then have to put him down to lift her 😭 I just feel like one or both are screaming all day long ☹

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  5. On 5/11/2020 at 10:24 PM, Issy said:

    Oooh no 😖 that's a tricky one! 

    Maybe it's more of a comfort thing that shes feeling more secure being on you and the fact your feeding her is a double win in a babies head 🤣 I can't remember when but mine deffinately got way more clingy at around that age and so I can sympathise with the whole frustration of her screaming when she's put down!


    Does she ever fall asleep in your partner's arms (not feeding obviously haha) or is it always on you ? xx

    She actually falls asleep better (quicker) on him, but same problem that she can't be put down...and he still has work to do at times and has also decided to start decorating too 🙄 

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  6. My daughter hates sleep. I love sleep. How do I fix this??? 😅😅😅

    She only naps while feeding, and as I'm breastfeeding, she's on me all day long! She also refuses to be put down for longer than a minute without screaming. Her brother will happily sit in his bouncer, or lie in the cot...he even puts himself to sleep with no crying. Is it because he's bottle fed and she's not? Or is it just their different personalities? 

    I'm really starting to struggle...and we haven't even got any sleep regressions yet. She was such an angel for the first few weeks while we were sorting Daniel's reflux.

    Twins are almost 12 weeks....I thought this was supposed to be when they sleep best 😫

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  7. Thanks @James pregnancy is going good. Finished up with work, and finally getting the house ready for their arrival. I am finding it difficult dealing with the uncertainty of it all. Everyone asks when I'm due and I don't even know how to answer that now because the docs seem to change their mind every time we are in 🙃

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  8. What weights were your twins when they were born? We had a scan last Thursday, 32+4, and T1 is estimated 3lb7 T2 is estimated 4lb10. Is it normal for there to be this much between them? Consultant didn't seem too worried and we've got another scan this Thursday just to check on T1, so we're not worrying. 

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  9. On 11/27/2019 at 5:55 PM, Issy said:

    It was actually so easy ! Bar getting the glue everywhere... It was good fun!

    I was really pleased I could find some sparkly felt! 

    Are you Into crafting ? I make cards too (when I have time!!!) 


    I love crafting, quilting, crochet etc. I always have great ideas but just need to actually do them 😂

  10. 😂😂 haven't even thought of middle names properly yet, but they will definitely have them. Have to get the first names sorted first.

    Originally I have always said we would name our girl Elizabeth after my granny that I was very close to, so I think that will be baby girls middle name, only because hubby doesn't like it as a first name.

  11. On 11/27/2019 at 10:46 PM, Lulu82 said:

    hi breffni, congratulations! Batman and Robin , these are amazing names, why did you pick them? do you have names picked out for when they arrive? 

    Thanks 😊

    It was a friend that first referred to them as being in the batcave, so batman and Robin just stuck. 

    We think we have baby girls name sorted, but keep changing our mind for baby boy...

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  12. Thanks Issy, having boy/girl twins.

    I'm hoping to work as long as I can, to get more time after, and my job is primarily sitting in class, and helping with notes, so duties are relatively light as it is. We are lucky in school to have a lift, so I don't have to do too many stairs. 

    I know it's not really my concern, but I'm trying to give as good of an idea as I can as my replacement will have to be interviewed and vetted before I go off, and my student has had 4 assistants in as many years and doesn't deal with change too good.

  13. All being well these will be our first, we've had quite a few years of fertility challenges and 4 little angels looking over us.

    We are lucky to have family around us, so we'll have lots of support. I think I'm going to be anxious until they are here safe and well, and then the adjustment of having 2 tiny babies to be responsible for 


  14. I currently work as a SEN classroom assistant in a secondary school. I'm meeting with my manager on Monday to hand in my request for maternity leave, but I have no idea when is sensible to go off. 

    I had a scan yesterday, and asked the doctor when she thinks we should expect the babies to make an appearance. She said if I don't go myself by 37 weeks they will take me in. Am I completely out of my mind crazy to plan to work until 35 weeks? 

    When did you take maternity leave? And when did you have the babies?

    I just don't want to make the wrong decision 🙈

    Thanks in advance 😊

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