How do you moms feed on demand?
Do you wait until the babies are hungry/cry?
Or do you wake them up for a feeding?
I can not get this nursing thing down. I currently wake my girls up for a feeding and we do tandem 1-2 times a day. Sometimes they're too fussy and would rather be in my arms. They're like dinosaurs, they remember (Jurassic Park reference) that if they cry about being put in the boppy while hungry, I won't tandem. My husband went back to work yesterday after 5 months of unemployment as a carpenter so this is day 2 of going solo with the twins. Yesterday was a learning day. Up until now I've been pretty cocky about having twins because iIt's been relatively easy. I read all of the comments on multiples and just kinda shrug because I wasn't really experiencing any of the same hardships. When Poppa was home, they didn't cry for much. Their feeding/diapering schedules were predictable. OMG, not anymore. I fed on demand and I couldn't even shower yesterday until after dinner. Ack! They slept at different times! WTH? Not once yesterday did they end up on the same page. My point is this: If I feed on demand, I won't have time to do much else.
This morning started off a little better. I took TeenBaby to school and they were quiet. As soon as I drove into the garage, screaming! I backed out into the driveway, quiet! I drove back into the garage, screaming! They don't like their infant carriers so I keep the swapmeet stroller nearby to shuttle them in and out of the house otherwise I'm carrying one at a time.
SIDENOTE: My cat insists on sleeping with the twins. Kitty was very close to me during my pregnancy, usually curled around my belly like a 4th child. I had her spayed as a kitten so I think she thinks the twins are hers? I don't mind her sleeping with them in an open, wide space like their crib but the bassinet is small and I'm worried she'll smother them. It's funny because she knows when they'll cry before they cry. She runs to me and rubs her head on my legs - sure enough one will start to stir and then cry.