I come to you halfway through this club year from programming after our fearless leader, Sharon and her husband bravely took a job promotion to Reno. We wish them luck in all their adventures and we know she will do great thing for MoMs up north! My goals are to keep all the awesome things we have planned for the year on track and contribute more to our website. Another goal I would like to try and accomplish in the remainder of this club year is to form more sub-committees to encourage more club participation. As always, member input and suggestions are greatly appreciated. We would always love to hear how our club can help and encourage you through whatever stage of your journey you are in. – Courtney Cromer
LVMoMs Board of Directors
Hey MoMs, I’m Courtney and Mom to three wild and crazy boys. Austin is my older singleton born in 2007 at 40 weeks gestation by induced labor with no complications. He is in 5th grade this year and is still playing hockey. 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, two dogs, and now what seems like too many 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
Hello! I’m Jenn and my husband Carl and I live in south Las Vegas with our oldest son Cael and younger fraternal twin sons Kellan & Colton. I work full time from home billing for three eye doctors in town. All of our children were conceived through IVF. We love Dr. Daneshmand at the Fertility Center of Las Vegas! Cael was born in 2009 at 38 weeks by induced labor and emergency C section at Mountainview Hospital. Kellan and Colton were born in 2013 at 38 weeks via scheduled C section at Southern Hills Hospital. We were very fortunate to have relatively easy deliveries both times and great hospital experiences. I did however develop issues with postpartum depression after my pregnancies. LVMoMs has been a lifesaver for me. It has given me an outlet to share with others who have been down that same road. I joined LVMoMs in 2013 and served 2 years on the board as Secretary and 2 years as President. I look forward to our MoMs events and so do my kids. I have made lifelong friends and look forward to making many more in the future. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any ideas for events or activities!
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!!