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Gigi and I now need to figure out a twin sleeping situation. Same crib or separate? Gender neutral clothing for sharing or separate? I’m probably going to have to rotate boobs too…
Do you know why baby clothes come in pink and blue?

So people buy twice as much. 😡

I would go same crib unless its not working, then add a divider or another crib. Cribs are HUGE compared to babies!
I vote gender neutral and clothes share too. You'll know which is which when you change diapers. 🤣

Kellymom has info on breastfeeding twins. It sounds easier than singles because with a single you have to rotate boobs and keep of which one was last. With twins its easier that way. Breasts dont always have same production or letdown, so dont make a plan, just be aware of options and know where to get help when you have questions.

Babies need to be fed, warm, safe, touched/held, talked to, and loved. Nothing else matters. Do it your way.
 

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I need a maternity halloween costume! any ideas?
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Yes, I dearly hope he's not uncomfortable. Or sad, I hope it doesn't make him sad seeing how debilitating pregnancy has made me. Not what I pictured at all.
It definitely can be for some.

At our house all of the pregnancies resulted in at least 3 months of motionlessness, not bed rest but due to severe nausea. Movement = throwing up.

As to your dad... I don't care how old you are, you will always be their tiny baby. It is nice to feel needed. I really can't imagine he minds at all.
 

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As to your dad... I don't care how old you are, you will always be their tiny baby. It is nice to feel needed. I really can't imagine he minds at all.
Something I can speak to with formal authority! :)

Yes, dad's who love their kids will move heaven and earth when needed. My youngest had found herself in a bad situation. She did not want want me to know, but her mom could not manage it alone. Reluctantly they reached out to me. We got her mental health needs addressed immediately and I secured the legal support she needed without question. After everything got more or less resolved, she was shocked that I helped so much. My response was this is what dads do.

It also undercut the ex's line of BS that I was an unfit father, too. Added bonus.
 

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They want me to highlight what it’s like being a gay farmer.
I had so much fun! I touched on my experience with discrimination in general, how farming and homesteading is for all, and best of all I got to answer dozens of questions from interested young people!!
 

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My wife called me yesterday asking if I could speak to one of her students who just found out she is also pregnant. I am starting to wonder how much of my involvement with the school is actually allowed. I’m going to call the principal today.
I would think that there would be some parameters around it. Maybe you could be a volunteer and get registered with the school/district just so you are in their records in case a parent contacts the school. Also, I would think a background check would be needed, as that is a standard practice.

Depending on your church's rules and where this student attends church (if they do that is), then you could be a mentor via that avenue.

I have worked at a church and volunteered at both DD's schools both required some sort of background check and/or safe adult training
 

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