Originally Posted by pasqueflower
First of all can I say that amazes me..."full time pumping". I can't even imagine adding that to my plate. I am in awe! you are already such an amazing mother.
Thank you so much for those kind words! I always feel sad about EPing because nursing never worked out when they got home from the NICU, and I feel funny on MDC sometimes thinking people just don't understand, KWIM? So thanks for making my day.
Somehow this week things got easier with them. I think they are getting used to having a little bedtime routine with Mommy. We go upstairs and one hangs out in the crib watching the mobile or aquarium while I change the other into her jammies. I talk to them about all the fun we had today, and then we go into my room, which I have set up with Boppies on the bed and the lights really low. I sing to them while I give them their (extra-warm) milk bottles,and usually one or both drifts off.
Twice this week Lilly fell asleep on my bed, and Katie not quite so much, so I put her in her crib and kissed her and after about 2 minutes of fidgeting (without a sound) she fell asleep. I am so proud!! And I think I may actually survive this whole thing!!
Still working on the naps, though. I think I should probably use the swing more than I do, if only just to get them into the routine of napping at the right time, and then work on getting them in the crib.