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New Here - Mother of 3 under 3!

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Hi, I'm Erin, I'm a 25 year old mother living in Florida after a recent relocation from the UK. My husband Ben and I have been married for 5 years and together we are parents to Charlie (age 2.5), Ruby (15 months) and Ivy (3 months). We are blessed to have wonderful children all very close in age. 

Having delivered Ivy and her twin sister Emilie 7 weeks early, we spent a lot of time in NICU with our girls. Sadly after a huge battle, we lost Emilie Violet when she was just a week old. Ivy made it home from NICU on Mother's Day which was wonderful. 

More recently our world was turned upside down when Ruby was diagnosed with leukemia on July 2, 2013. It has been a difficult time since then, though we are slowly beginning to accept her diagnosis.

I look forward to talking to you all and possibly finding someone who has a similar life to mine!

- Erin

by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Yes we do! You must be excited about #3

Quoting Ifunanya:

Will be praying for your little girl..my first child is 2y5m and the second is 15mths..our third baby is due next month..so I guess we have something in common..welcome..



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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Thank you so much 

Quoting hugss:

Welcome to the group Erin,
So sorry on your loss.
Will keep you all in my prayers.



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Thank you.

I'm glad it gets easier! We manage very well considering, though it was difficult when Ivy was in NICU as we were splitting ourselves between home and hospital. Do your children have a close relationship seeing as they're so close in age?

Quoting vetNmommy:

I am so sorry for your loss! I am also sorry about the diagnosis.  

I had my chidren really close also.  My oldest was 15 months old when I had the twins (11 weeks early)

They are 7, and almost 6 now and it is getting easier!



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

NICU is so hard, isn't it? We were so fortunate to have made some truely wonderful friends while Ivy was in NICU and their support was amazing. 

Thank you

Quoting ashley9603:

Hi Erin,I have three kids,however one is 9 and my twins are 2.Im sorry about your Emilie.We had out twins almost 3 months early.I know how hard and stressful the nicu can be.I am also sorry about your little one being diagnosed with leukemia...prayers.



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Thank you. Yes, Emilie and Ivy are twins. Emilie was born first.

She doesn't understand anything right now which I think makes things a lot easier. We are in Tampa.

Quoting babymamalover84:

I'm so sorry for your loss...was emilie premature also? I'm so sorry about ruby having lukemia...I can't imagine how bad she must feel. Keep us updated on her progress. If she loses her hair if she goes through chemo buy her a baby doll that's bald so she feels better about herself. God bless you and your family! Where at in florida do you live? We live in thonotosassa.



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:10 AM

It's nice to meet another parent with three children close in age!

Thank you. It definitely has been hard but we are coming to terms with her diagnosis. 

Quoting wadelgal:

Hi and welcome!! I to am a mom of t)hree under three! Well, my oldest just turned 3 a few weeks ago! When my youngest was born my oldest was not quite 2.5 an my middle child was not quite 1.5! Now they are 8mo, 2, and 3! So as far as caring for children I know how things are for you! I'm sorry about your loss and your daughters diagnosis. That's must be really hard for you! Prayer and love!



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:11 AM

The CM community seems wonderful so I am excited about meeting other mothers and sharing our lives.

Thank you, it is really appreciated.

Quoting jlmc:

Welcome. I am so sorry for your loss. I am also sorry to hear about your recent bad news. It sounds as if you have a strong and loving family and you hopefully can all support eachother through this maybe with a little help from CM. Best wishes.



MumErin
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Awe, twins! Do you know what sex they are? When we found out we were having twins we were very nervous but obviously extremely excited.

Thank you. It's difficult but we will get there!

Quoting scoleman828:

Welcome! In about a month, I will be mom to 3, under 2. =-O my twins turn 2 on Aug 28, I'm due Aug 22. I also have a DD who is 7 1/2. Sorry for your loss and your little one's recent illness.. :-( stay strong mama!



vetNmommy
by Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Oh it was hard when the twins were in the NICU, and they were in sperate rooms.  They were there for 6 and 7 weeks. Came home on monitors until they were 6 months old. 

Actually they do not really have a close relationship.  It really depends on the day I guess. lol. The boys get along, but like yesterday they fought all day long. DD gets along with the boys but is the first one to whine if something does not go her way, (which we actiely ignore now lol) Our  boy twin is dependent on the girl twin.  They were in the same pre k class.  They will be seperated this year in kinder and he will thrive. (she was out with the flu for two weeks last year and he became his own person)  My siblings and I were the same way. My mom had my brother, 13 months later she had my sister and I.  We have a similar relationship as my children. lol


Quoting MumErin:

Thank you.

I'm glad it gets easier! We manage very well considering, though it was difficult when Ivy was in NICU as we were splitting ourselves between home and hospital. Do your children have a close relationship seeing as they're so close in age?

Quoting vetNmommy:

I am so sorry for your loss! I am also sorry about the diagnosis.  

I had my chidren really close also.  My oldest was 15 months old when I had the twins (11 weeks early)

They are 7, and almost 6 now and it is getting easier!





Ifunanya
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Not really...going through a lot of stress atm..but I hope to get things sorted out so I can enjoy this pregnancy..


Quoting MumErin:

Yes we do! You must be excited about #3


Quoting Ifunanya:

Will be praying for your little girl..my first child is 2y5m and the second is 15mths..our third baby is due next month..so I guess we have something in common..welcome..





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