Hello new and not so new twin families!
Our twin boys just turned 4 months old yesterday. Part of me can't believe that they are this age already. It seems just like yesterday that they joined our family. But then part of me can;t believe that they have only been around for 4 months. It seems like forever. Sometimes the individual hours and days d.r.a.g on.
We already have a DD. She is 3.5 yrs old. I am glad we had the chance to parent an infant before. I can't imagine how neurotic we would be as parents if twins was our first experience!
Our DD has adjusted well. She loves her brothers. She doesnt play with them much. But they still do not really do much. They LOVE her. They love watching her and smiling at her. Another great reason to have an older child around. It keeps the babies entertained!!
Our boys seem to have switched personalities over the past few weeks.
We had one that wanted held constantly and the other was fairly chill and content (although liked being held to...but would just fuss, not really cry).
Now the one who used to be the crier is pretty chilled out and the one who used to be chill has all of a sudden become a crier...or rather a screecher. He has found his voice and actually screeches before full out crying.
One is rolling over when doing tummy time. The other hasn't learned to roll over but tries hard. He can scooch himself a bit. So we really have to be careful putting them down anywhere.
The one is isn't rolling has really started to bat at things. He also has realized if he kicks the bar thing for the baby "gym" that he can make the dangling toys move. The other doesn't seem to realize he can reach out for anything and bat at it.
They are both feeding really well. And sleeping at night really well. They start the night in the side carred crib and then end up in our bed after the first waking. They are waking 2-3 times a night. Better than our DD did until she was about 2!!
The daytime naps are a challenge. We still havent put them down in the bed for their naps. Right now we take them for a walk in the morning and afternoon to get good naps in. Other than that they have little cat naps after nursing.
They haven't fallen into a routine of 3 naps a day yet. Can't remember when that is supposed to happen.
So...what's up in your lives with your new twinfants??