I am excited to start my first year as President after serving 2 consecutive years as Secretary.The Las Vegas Mothers of Multiples has been such a huge support for me when I first joined.I am so grateful to have this opportunity to give back to a wonderful group of members that helped me when I first moved here with 2, 4-pound babies. My goal this year is to provide more educational and social support to expecting and new moms of multiples. In addition, making sure our members get full benefit from our events and activities.We encourage you to reach out to us with your thoughts and ideas to help us reach our fullest potential! –Sharon
LVMoMs Board of Directors
Hi, I’m Sharon and I am a stay-at-home mom to fun, happy and busy twins; Darren and Elizabeth born September of 2014. Darren and Lizzy had a tough start. They were born 25 1/2 weeks gestational and spent close to 3 months in the NICU. They were born both at 2 pounds apiece they had several Blood transfusions, Jaundice, Apnea, feeding difficulties, PDA, ROP and just needed time to grow. Milk came in right away and I pumped and stored until Darren and Lizzy were ready to be breast feed. I learned real fast how hard latching was. Due to their young age and short durations allowed out of the incubator breast feeding ended up not feasible for us. I was heartbroken and disappointed however, (on a positive note) I could still pump and provide them with Breast milk. So, since I had to pump breastmilk, include boosters, different measurements, iron supplement and in bottles... organization and routine became key for our family. Within a month out of the NICU and weighing 4 and ½ pounds my husband’s job in the Automotive Industry transferred us here to Las Vegas from the San Francisco Bay Area. While there I was working in the educational field for over 15 years before becoming a mom. When my husband is not super busy with his job in the automotive industry we enjoy trying new restaurants, exploring Las Vegas and getting to know this wonderful city as a family. I look forward to spending this year to help making the LVMoMs a fun, supportive, interactive group and getting to know you! I hope to see you soon!
Las Vegas Mothers Of Multiples
Hello MoMs, I am a Mommy to three active, crazy, and sometimes cuddly boys. My husband, Scott is an Engineer at UPS while I am a Domestic Engineer at Casa Cromer. Austin is my older singleton born in 2007 at 40 weeks gestation by an induced labor with no complications. He is an active swimmer striving to perfect his swimming strokes to eventually break into the competitive environment of the sport. He has also been ice skating and playing hockey for the past four years and is on the new Junior Golden Knights Travel Team. My fraternal twin boys, Mason and Ethan were born in 2014 at 38 weeks by a scheduled C-section at Southern Hills Hospital. While there were no complications with their births, Mason was born with a profound hearing loss in one ear and was later diagnosed and had surgery to correct pyloric stenosis at about 5 weeks old. After what we call his “rough patch” he has thrived fantastically into a bouncy, impatient, funny, talkative, loveable, stinky boy. Ethan is the cuddle bug of the family (thank God I got at least one). You can always count on him for a quick hug and kiss before he wanders off. When we are not chasing after all three boys, a dog, a bunny, and now six little chickens, we are always half way through some home improvement project. When we do get to break away we can normally be found at Disneyland or some other vacation spot close to an ocean/beach. It took me some time to break out of the “survival mode” of parenting multiples and start participating with the club and I am so glad I did. It has been a great way to make sure I schedule some much needed ME time and it has provided the boys with a fantastic way to socialize more in a comfortable non-judgmental environment.
Las Vegas Mothers Of Multiples
Hi, I’m Sarah. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Las Vegas in 2011. I am a stay-at-home-mommy to two beautiful girls, Sophia & Olivia, who were born in 2016. I didn’t find out I was carrying twins until my 20 weeks checkup and it was on April Fool’s Day. My girls were born a week earlier than my scheduled c-section because I had preeclampsia. Luckily, my girls and I had no complications and the three of us left the hospital together. We had issues with latching when I first started to breastfeed them. We supplemented with formula at first, but continued to latch them as much as possible. Eventually, my girls got the hang of it, and I was able to breastfeed them until they self weened at 14 months old. My twins are identical, but they are so opposite in personality. Sophia is definitely a leader who marches to the beat of her own drum. She is my more reserved child and likes to take care of others. Olivia is my firecracker, who keeps me on my toes. She is very competitive and passionate about every little thing. Both girls are bilingual, speaking Korean and English. They love to paint, read books, and sing songs. I joined LVMOMs when I was pregnant with my girls, but did not attend my first meeting until the girls were 3 months old. It took me awhile to actively participate in the group because of my high anxiety and post-partum depression. Because of this group and the amazing mommy friends that I have made, I was able to overcome a lot of my anxiousness. It was so reassuring to have other veteran moms with multiples who understood what I was going through. I hope to pass on my knowledge and experiences with soon-to-be moms!
Las Vegas Mothers Of Multiples
Hello MoMs! My name is Megan Montes and I joined the group in February, 2017. I was born in Las Vegas and have lived here for most of my life. I have a wonderful husband and I work for the State of Nevada. I am a mom to a singleton daughter, Alexandra, who was born on August 20, 2007, and to identical twin boys, Sebastian and Gregory, who were born on December 21, 2016 via C-Section at Summerlin Hospital. I breastfed my boys for 12 months and am willing to offer any tips or support for new, or soon to be, breastfeeding moms! I enjoyed being a part of this wonderful club so much that I volunteered to be on the board in my first year! The support and friendships I gained through this organization have helped me be a better mother to all of my children and I hope to spread that to other Mothers of Multiples!
Hello! I’m Charissa and my twins were born in the summer of 2016. They are such a delight with their energy, sweetness, and their “spicy” as they call it. All moms of multiples have a unique story and mine began with the need to stimulate ovulation through medication. Even though we knew it was a possibility, we were shocked when we discovered we were going to have two babies. I had an amazingly easy pregnancy that was cut short at 31w3d when my kiddos announced they would be coming out right then. Within hours of my water breaking unexpectedly, I had a C-section and found out that we had a boy and girl. We didn’t even have names picked out! They spent 36 days in the NICU with blessedly few complications. We were so happy to be able to bring them home together. My kids couldn’t nurse but I pumped non-stop for a year because it was something that was important to me. Even with all that effort, they still had formula, too, and I’m so grateful to have been able to make sure they had enough to eat every day. Now they are running and jumping, talking my ear off, drawing, building, making friends, swimming, and generally being awesome kids. My husband and I were surprised at first, and the first year and unique challenges, but we wouldn’t trade this adventure for anything!
Hey, there fellow twin parents. My name is Jessica and I am a mom to a set of boy/girl twins (or combo pack as I call it) born March of 2017. I am originally from Southern California, but work and family brought us here to Vegas in 2014. My husband, Rob, is a manager for Albertsons and I work full time for an exhibit house. We struggled with infertility and multiple miscarriages for 5 years before deciding to do IVF. We got very lucky and it took on the first round and even luckier that we got twins. Sort of that 2 for 1 deal that everyone always jokes about. My pregnancy was relatively smooth until the last trimester. At 31 weeks (and the day of my baby shower) I was admitted to Summerlin Hospitals antepartum unit for preeclampsia. Then at 32 weeks and 1 day they decided to do a c-section for the safety of all 3 of us. My twins were born at 3lbs 4oz & 4lbs 3oz. For the first 24 hours, I was on bedrest and I didn’t get to hold them until the next night, which was essentially torture for a new mom. They spent exactly 6 weeks in the NICU and luckily exited together, which isn’t always the case. I felt blessed that I had joined the Mothers of Multiples prior to giving birth as I had gained a wealth of knowledge and an amazing support system to help me through it all. You can read all the books, but meeting and becoming friends with moms who have been there is the best method of learning.
Hey there MoMs! I’m Kylie and I am on the board for VP of Ways and Means for the first time and I’m so excited to fill this position! My husband, Trent, and I have fraternal twin girls that were born in April of 2016, Lilyann and Emalynn (Lily and Emy) born at 36 weeks 6 days gestation. In December 2017, we welcomed another beautiful baby girl at almost 40 weeks, named Adalynn (Addy). All of our girls were born at St. Rose Siena by Dr. Keeler from Desert Perinatal. Emy has a bit of a speech delay and is receiving therapy through Nevada Early Intervention since April of 2018 and has made major improvements in a short amount of time. The girls and I love shopping and can almost always be spotted at a Target somewhere in the valley. All three of my girls really enjoy swimming and spend a lot of time in the pool. My husband works in the trade show business and works extremely long hours most of the year, but when we do get time together we love going on dates and playing bingo at Fiesta! I have absolutely loved being a part of LVMOMS. It has made me open up and make amazing friends and I feel like it has made me a better mom! Here’s to another amazing year!!