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November 28, 2009


Questions About Baby Bottles

Can someone please tell me what I’m doing? We’ve got 3 types of bottles because I’ve heard so much about how some babies will take this one, but not that one, etc etc.

The Dr. Browns were a shower gift, the Avent were given to us by twin moms as were the Born Free.
There are so many pieces with each one! I had no idea!

We washed them all in the dishwasher and have one of those handy baskets for the tiny parts…and we’ve made room in the kitchen cabinets for all of the new baby dish gear.
BUT–how do you keep the parts separated for the different baby bottles???
The only thing I can come up with so far is to wash the brands all separately and then put the parts in a 3 large ziploc baggies.
This is fine for now–but is this practical when I am actually feeding twins all day and all night??

I’m planning to breast feed, but I know I’m going to have to pump as well. The bottles will probably be used as a backup if I can’t double breast feed. Not that I’m not going to try, but I want to be realistic about this whole thing. If a baby has to take my breast milk from a bottle, well then that’s how it’s going to be, you know?

So any helpful suggestions would be most welcome! Thanks!

So Thankful

Thanksgiving was great and I spent it with some amazing people. When I am surrounded by Chicken’s family, I am reminded of how much love all of these people have for each other and how they support and accept us.

My own family is nothing like that and this pregnancy has weeded out even more of my family members that I have mentally checked off. More on that later…

I am so thankful to have married into this amazing family and that there are so many of us pregnant at the same time (there are now 4 of us pregnant, 3 due within 30 days of each other, the other one due in June).
Next Thanksgiving, in addition to the 5 little kids that are already part of our extended family, we will have 5 babies under one year old!

It’s going to be insane, but I can’t wait for our children to have the most amazing people to grow up around. I see how close Chicken is to her family and cousins–again, it’s the complete opposite of how I grew up–and I can’t wait to give them the experience of a real family.

It’s all the most amazing gift I’ve been given and I couldn’t be more thankful.