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post #21 of 32
Thread Starter 
Congratulations Amandzia!!!! You found the multiples hang out!!

At this point both of my babies are night weaned. They will be 23 mos tomorrow. They still wake during the night but I remind them that we will nurse when the sun wakes up and go thru the list of things that are sleeping. The list varies according to who is awake. They start out in their own queen bed that they share and usually wander into our king bed at some point during the night.

I am glad to be finished with the night nursing. Had we only one toddler I could have handled a longer time nursing at night. However, I found nursing twins at night to be way too tiring to the point of being a no fun mom.

Julianne
post #22 of 32
I love the idea about naming the things that are sleeping. I'll try that tonight. Maybe I'll even scare up a few sleepy critter books for our bedtime story pile. Great tip!
post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thought Angie 6 might get something from this older thread.
Julianne
post #24 of 32
I forgot about this thread.
The naming of critters and people who are sleeping worked for us. When they asked to nurse at night, I would say "no silly, it's sleepy time. The kittens are sleeping, the doggies are sleeping, grandma is sleeping, everyone is sleeping." Sometimes the list went on long, but it settled them down. They are now, by the way, completely weaned.
post #25 of 32
Thread Starter 
My son 2.5 still reminds himself "we don't nurse when it is dark out!". It is almost like acomforting mantra for him.
J
post #26 of 32
That's cute. That reminds me that my twins would remind eachother that there's no more milk in the noo noos.
post #27 of 32
even though I'm only nursing a singleton, i'm encouraged to read this. I don't think my daughter is quite verbal enough yet to understand the "who is sleeping" stuff, but I think she will be soon. I may put this into action when I think the time is right (and some nights lately that time has seemed very soon!).
post #28 of 32
I've wondered about this too! I'm so tired and long for just one night of good sleep........
My girls are just past their first birthday. They slept well for a couple of months at about 4-6 months old. But they haven't since! They each wake numerous times and are spending more and more time wanting to nurse at the same time during the night (well, during the day too, for that matter!). I cannot sleep with both of them on me. And I really hate the suck, suck that's just about being attached! Let the milk flow, and then be done, for goodness sake! :-)

I told my husband about this thread of conversation and he said it's nice to know that others are dealing with the same things and have mostly come to the same conclusions we have - often sleeping in separate spaces, one parent with each baby in an effort to get a little more sleep, etc.

It's comforting, but also frustrating to hear that the same thing is going on for so many that are 6 mos ahead of us!!!! I don't know if I can keep it up.

I'd like to look up some of the reading that has been suggested........you know, in all my free time!!! I have four older ones too that we homeschool. I'm trying to work in some time for physical exercise for myself too........maybe that will help with energy level and sleep too.

Peace, Kathy
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by lazucchini
I cannot sleep with both of them on me. And I really hate the suck, suck that's just about being attached! Let the milk flow, and then be done, for goodness sake! :-)
I remember that feeling of frustration when they're not really nursing but attached. My first daughter was like that. The twins used pacifiers, so they didn't really do this. Of course they're 3, weaned and still using them and it's starting to bug me because they get dirty and they mumble when they talk with them in their mouths.
post #30 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lazucchini
I cannot sleep with both of them on me. And I really hate the suck, suck that's just about being attached! Let the milk flow, and then be done, for goodness sake! :-)

You know what worked for my son at that point the "Pantley pop". That was one of the few things from her book that I had sucess with. However it did not work with his twin sister.
I got real tired of sleeping on my back with one baby proped by a pillow on either side. The real kick was when my older daughter would come in and lay on top of me! When I think about it I can't believe I was able to get any sleep at all. No wonder I was so desperate to night wean!

Julianne
post #31 of 32
What is the Pantley Pop?

Your description of being on your back with baby on each side on a pillow and another girl on top made me laugh!

When my girls were just a few months old, I broke my leg. So I slept in a recliner and my husband and the girls slept on a futon on the floor next to me. He passed them to me as they needed to nurse during the night. But in the morning, when he got up to shower and leave for work, I would have to go to the bathroom first and then he'd put both babies on me since I couldn't get them from off the mattress. Then I would lay there hoping and praying that one of the bigger kids would wake up before I had to go to the bathroom again! Or need anything with the babies.

It was a very creative and difficult time!!! But that image of being stuck under two babies will stay with me forever.

K
post #32 of 32
Thread Starter 
So after reading your pile up story I was smiling! I am always so glad to know I'm not the only nut case out there.

The "Pantley Pop" is from Elizabeth Pantley's book "The No cry Sleep Solution". She is a pediatrician and Sears' heir apparent.

Once again I loved the mental image

Julianne
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