girl/boy -- Tolinka & Oberonmumm
, I'm with you on being unable to keep track. I've never been much for numbers, schedules, etc. so I always guess when I'm forced to answer those questions.fyrebloom
, I also have some guilt over not being able to hold and wear both babes as much as I'd like. I have no other kids (only some seriously ignored dogs & cats
) but I still find it hard to attend to both babes' needs for closeness as thoroughly as I'd like. I do double-sling them pretty often and we can nurse that way. But there's a limit to how long I can keep that up. I was shopping the other day and had one babe in the sling & the other in the twin stroller. A couple people said (of my son who was in the stroller) "Oh, you must be the good one." I hate that; they're both good and they both get hungry & fussy at times. It's to be expected--they're babies!
I also use a swing at home sometimes. Both my babes are big enough now that I can't safely hold them simultaneously up on my shoulders for burping (a recent fave hold of theirs). Both babes tend to fall asleep in the swing. They will protest if they don't want to be in it and I respect that, so they do seem comfortable on the occasions when they are content to be in the swing. So why do I feel so sad looking at the babe in the swing and why does it feel like such a baby sleep drug?! Having twins is such an exercise in compromise.
We're sleeping pretty well. Usually 3-4 hr stretches at night from around 11pm-7am. We co-sleep in our queen-sized bed, though DH only joins us on the weekends. The crib is full of toys, books & laundry (only purchased to placate DH before he agreed to co-sleep--now he loves babysnuggles, but needs solid sleep before work).
We have no real schedule so my babes nap whenever & wherever they're sleepy. Usually they nap in the bed in the morning while I try to sneak in a shower & some breakfast. Today I have no plans to go out so they're snuggled into my lap NAK. All three of us in the rocking chair is another favorite which has replaced the boppy. I think both babes feel a little too big for the boppy now. Yesterday they napped in the stroller and slings as we shopped for DH's socks and walked the mall. (Geez, can't believe I'm doing that--I'm a serious hiker/outdoors person, but hey, it's been hot, hot, hot and super rainy in S Florida). They're obviously most content being held or worn, but will also nap on the bed if they're really zonked out.
Best thing yet is that they've become incredibly responsive--smiling, laughing and making cute baby sounds.