New - and happy - but overwhelmed!!

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New - and happy - but overwhelmed!!
Sat, 01-30-2010 - 4:05pm
Hi everyone,
I am 6 weeks along and early ultrasounds are showing two sacs! We're slightly overwhelmed. We already have a two year old son with Cerebral Pasly and a one year old son!! So, if I do my math correctly - I will have three year old, a two year old and twin babies!!! Have any of you been in my shoes? How did you handle bedrooms (we only have three bedrooms and the master)? We have a Honda Odyssey - how will we handle each seat having a carseat - is it easy to get in and out with babies and kids and fit all the strollers (and a wheelchair!) in the back?? Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!
Any thoughts you can send my way would be appreciated!!
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Sat, 01-30-2010 - 6:33pm
Congrats! It is overwhelming to think about at first, but definitely do-able. We will have 8 children in a 4 bedroom place, if we can do it, you can too. lol I hope things fall into place for you, things do have a way of working out.
Mom to 5 great boys and one beautiful girl! Twins boys that will be 3 in November and twins coming again!

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Mom to 5 great boys and one beautiful girl! Twins boys that are 3, and twins born 2-25-10 at 35 weeks! Both over 6 lbs and came home with me.
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Sat, 01-30-2010 - 7:31pm

I have an 11 year old, twins who are 3, a 2 year old, and about to have another in August.

We have a 4 bedroom (including the master). Right now, we have all 3 little kids sleep in the same room (it's a huge room, and the baby likes to have his sisters around). We have one room that's for toys only, and our 11 year old has his own room. Right now, we're planning on moving the baby into the "toy" room...the kids never really play in there, it's mostly storage. We did this when my son was born. He got his own room until he was consistently sleeping through the night.

We have the twins in the very back of our van, and the boys (the 11 year old and the baby) have the 2 captains chairs in the middle. We're able to fit 3 of the Cosco brand carseats in the back row (we just have the fancier bulkier "safety first ones" so only 2 fit. My mom has the cosco ones for her van, so sometimes we borrow them when we need extra room. So our plan is to have the 3 toddlers in the very back, and baby middle. Our stepson isn't always with us, so a lot of times, when he's gone, we take a seat out of the middle to make it easier to buckle the kids up in the back. Our stroller fits great in the back...great things about kids in carseats...lots of room under their feet.

Hope that hopes...You'll do great :)

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Step-mom to Justin (11)
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Sun, 01-31-2010 - 1:02am
Welcome and congratulations! At the moment we're in a 2/2.5 with three kids, it just works. You'll figure all this stuff out, you've got lots of time to freak out. ;-)

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 10:08pm

Hi- I'm new too, we just found out we have 3 sacs, Yes triplets, yesturday. I'm 5w5d right now. VERY scared nervous and all the above. Just trying to wrap my mind around it. We did IVF and had only 2 inserted, we think one split after the transfer.

I hope we can be board buddies :)

Love and Blessings,Trish

Me-38 DH-44 married for 12yrs

3 furbabies, (dogs) molly, flower, trixie

ttc for 14yrs (yes 2yrs before we were married)

2 Miscarrages both in 2007 march & july

Love and Blessings,Trish

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:58pm

Congrats! It WILL all work out, I promise. :)

I have twins who will be 4 in April, an almost-2-y.o. singleton, and my second set of twins on the way in June. We have a Chrysler Town and Country (pretty similar size to the Odyssey, from what I can tell). Does your wheelchair fit in the cargo space? Not sure how you'll fit that with a double stroller, but if you get creative (thinking bungee cords on top of your van for the stroller?) it may work just fine. You can definitely fit 4 carseats -- my friend has an Odyssey, and she has 4 kids in carseats plus one in a booster. It might be a pain to buckle everyone in, but it's doable!

We have 3 bedrooms in a 1600 sq. ft. house and I'm in the process of reorganizing closets and bedrooms to fit everyone in! Invest in good storage/closet systems, and minimize toys (just keep the really good stuff, and utilize bins).