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Posted: August 26, 2020, 9:54 AM Post
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I will disagree on that point. I've worked at home with multiple kids. Like most things you adjust and figure it out and the difficulty factor begins to wane. I've had infants, toddlers, two at the same time. It is all about structure and having a routine for them. They do this from 8-9, this from 9-10, once they get used to it things are much easier. I've had periods where it is difficult but $300 a week is worse imo, but that will depend on the nature of the work and how much you value being completely uninterrupted.

The first year is the easiest to do it, imo, solely because they are less mobile, nap twice usually, and do not expect you to participate the way older kids do. 5+ they begin expecting a court jester to entertain them all day.

I had gotten a routine down to a point with both kids in the first 18 months or so of their lives, where I was not forced to separate from work all that much. He was napping at 9am, then again around 1. I would take lunch in the period he was awake and managed to pull it off for a long time.

I never found the infant period to be half as bad as seemingly everyone in your life hypes it up to be and that was even with my second who woke up all the time all night. When they gain independence I found it much more difficult as their threshold for "fun" was a lot higher.


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Posted: August 26, 2020, 11:10 AM Post
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Super helpful comments, thanks! In Seattle the weekly cost of childcare is closer to $550/week so you can see where my desire to trade work hours for childcare comes from. I have the "fun" and flexible job in the household so I would be the one offering to do the tradeoff. It's clear that 100% productivity will not happen so there will have to be some sort of negotiation on reduced work hours/productivity.


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Posted: August 26, 2020, 5:05 PM Post
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Can’t say thank you enough for the thoughtful responses. A lot of great information to help me with getting prepared. Thank you

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: August 26, 2020, 5:09 PM Post
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Woo! Congrats on the twins! We’re expecting our first (a girl) in February so I also appreciate all of the advice here.

Laura would be a nice nod to the monster storm of 2020, plus homage to your favorite BF moderator who was also born in February.
I don't think it totally clashes with your surname, either. [wink]

Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.


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hawing said:
owbc said:
Woo! Congrats on the twins! We’re expecting our first (a girl) in February so I also appreciate all of the advice here.

Laura would be a nice nod to the monster storm of 2020, plus homage to your favorite BF moderator who was also born in February.
I don't think it totally clashes with your surname, either. [wink]


Laura is a good name. I'm not opposed!


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Posted: August 26, 2020, 7:02 PM Post
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This is for later on, but one more thing we learned: If your children have a favorite board book that you read to them, see if you can find a second copy cheap. One will get chewed into oblivion once teething starts.


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Posted: August 26, 2020, 7:50 PM Post
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owbc said:
hawing said:
owbc said:
Woo! Congrats on the twins! We’re expecting our first (a girl) in February so I also appreciate all of the advice here.

Laura would be a nice nod to the monster storm of 2020, plus homage to your favorite BF moderator who was also born in February.
I don't think it totally clashes with your surname, either. [wink]


Laura is a good name. I'm not opposed!


Good job being non-commital and not get banned! [laughing]


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Posted: August 27, 2020, 11:23 AM Post
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Anyone find any “free” baby sites for anything? I see that Amazon gives you a free gift package for registering with them. Wasn’t sure if other places had things like this. Or if it is even worth those things.

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: August 27, 2020, 12:29 PM Post
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If you register with Similac/Enfamil they will continually send you a train of significant discounts on formula. It's quite expensive so it's worth doing. Even if you guys are breastfeeding you may run into supply issues down the road like we did. I can't really think of stuff we got free. You can get a Bernie Brewer certificate at their first game though [smile]


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Posted: August 27, 2020, 3:28 PM Post
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Target gives a free kit when you start a baby registry and they also give a 15% discount code to buy anything that goes unbought on the registry. The free “kit” is like a $100 value. I’m sure that is inflated, but it still gives some nice freebies no doubt and coupons. All you have to do is add something to the registry and then request it at the store. They recommend calling ahead to make sure they have the supplies for it.

https://www.freestufffinder.com/target-baby/


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Posted: August 28, 2020, 6:10 PM Post
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The key to being a good parent is just being an OK parent when you’re really tired or stressed out. Most Nature vs Nurture studies put Nature’s influence on a child’s development at about 70%, so as long as you and your partner are decent people, chances are your boys will grow up to be decent people too. My son could read by his 4th birthday, but when my wife is away on business, he and I order Dominos and watch Pawn Stars until we both fall asleep on the couch.

Congratulations and Good Luck!


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Posted: August 28, 2020, 9:03 PM Post
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Brew4U said:
My wife and I are having twins come December. It is our first two children and we are very excited. I thought we might have some posters who have been through this all before and might have some advice on good places to shop for deals, things to be aware of, etc... Much appreciated!


Congrats! My wife and I are expecting twins in February, our first as well. Really glad you started this. Did you guys find out the sexes? We wanted it to be a surprise at first but since we are having two we are wondering if there is an advantage to finding out ahead of time.


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Posted: August 29, 2020, 6:54 AM Post
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Brew4U said:
My wife and I are having twins come December. It is our first two children and we are very excited. I thought we might have some posters who have been through this all before and might have some advice on good places to shop for deals, things to be aware of, etc... Much appreciated!


Congrats! My wife and I are expecting twins in February, our first as well. Really glad you started this. Did you guys find out the sexes? We wanted it to be a surprise at first but since we are having two we are wondering if there is an advantage to finding out ahead of time.


Yes, we did. They’re both boys. We wanted to just to be as prepared as we can with things. I don’t think there’s a right answer with that but it was just something that we both felt comfortable with. Congratulations to you too!

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Posted: September 01, 2020, 10:44 AM Post
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I don't know if anyone else has done prenatal genetic screening, but my wife did the testing and she came back as a carrier for a rare kidney disease so I got tested as well. Found out today that I'm not a carrier so the baby is good to go [smile] It's pretty cool how many things they can test for these days.


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 2:21 AM Post
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Bump because our baby arrived! I figured I should do this post in the middle of the night while I let my wife get some sleep!


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 8:21 AM Post
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Congrats OWBC! Exciting times. Hope everyone is doing well and you are getting a little rest.


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 9:47 AM Post
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Exciting news, congrats!

I had forgotten about this thread. Unfortunately, my wife and I lost our twins at 29 weeks back in late October. It is the worst thing either of us has ever had to endure but we are getting by day by day.

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 10:21 AM Post
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Exciting news, congrats!

I had forgotten about this thread. Unfortunately, my wife and I lost our twins at 29 weeks back in late October. It is the worst thing either of us has ever had to endure but we are getting by day by day.


I'm so sorry to hear that. Devastating.


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 10:24 AM Post
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Exciting news, congrats!

I had forgotten about this thread. Unfortunately, my wife and I lost our twins at 29 weeks back in late October. It is the worst thing either of us has ever had to endure but we are getting by day by day.


I'm so, so sorry. That doesn't seem near big enough.

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Posted: February 04, 2021, 12:27 PM Post
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Brew4U said:
Exciting news, congrats!

I had forgotten about this thread. Unfortunately, my wife and I lost our twins at 29 weeks back in late October. It is the worst thing either of us has ever had to endure but we are getting by day by day.


I'm so sorry to hear that. We had a miscarriage 2 years ago and it was incredibly difficult to get through. Since then we have been very lucky with a 2 year old and now we have a 1 month old (born on 1/1/21). Not sure your exact situation, but getting through the difficult times made us appreciate the good ones even more.


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