Thanks for everyone sharing. It helps me so much to hear how others are doing it. Last night dh and I went to a dinner where we met some other twin parents. In laws watched kiddos. We were next to a women who had twins just a few weeks younger than ours. She was very nice and as we kept talking she told us her babies sleep 12 straight HOURS A NIGHT!!! AND NAP!
Dh and I couldn't stop thinking about it all night! Oh... the thought of all that sleep!! I wanted to cry as we left.
So my girls slept for an hour or so while we were out (only gone 2 hours). We got home about 9p and I nursed them. Thank God The Dom was asleep. Then we each slung a babe. Angelena fell asleep on daddy in sling about 11p but her 'no one is holding me' alarm went off when he tried to slip out of sling and lay her down. So Angelena went back in sling with daddy. Josephine was slingin on my back as I cleaned kitchen and just couldn't keep her little head from checking everything out that I was doing (her nn is nosey josie
). Went upstairs and nursed Josie to sleep in bed and handed off to dh at about 12a. Then nursed Lena to sleep and she finally went out at 12:45a. Then at 2:30a the many wakings/nursings began. SIGH!
Milkfacemama - I was trying to take from your routine and wear my girls down before bed. I will keep at this!
sweetpeas - I remember seeing pics of your cosleeper before. LOVE IT! Can your dad build us one!? :LOL I like how your dh took one babe and then you'd trade. This may work for us. For some reason we would mostly split up with one of us taking Dominic and one taking both girls. I think each of us taking a girl and Dom going with whoever he wants works better!
twinthing - you and dh being in middle of babies sounds much better. My girls squish me in too! Plus it would be nice to sleep next to dh again.
We may give that a try.
Amy - I hear ya...wish I had a video of alot of things. Too bad that when we are in the middle of a moment we don't have a third hand to grab the video cam!
Angelbee - not sure what your situation is but i'm contemplating single next to king too (once we have time to move dresser out to make room)! Other option i may take is move dh and one dd to single in other room and trade girls as needed. Sometimes if mommy is out of site then they don't wake as often!! Plus good bonding time with daddy.
On a side note...I have a hard time finding parents in my area that have more of a AP style. If it wasn't for MDC and a few others I'd have no one to relate to! I wouldn't consider myself a die hard AP mom...but last night at that dinner I had a hard time listening to others doing CIO, or talking about how they prefer c sec over vaginal because just didn't want babies in them anymore, or how formula was inevitable so just by passed nursing all togehter, etc. Everytime something like this was said my dh would look at me like 'I know what you are thinking but please don't get on your soapbox'
: I try not to judge. It's just hard to find mamas (especailly twinmamas) in my area that AP. I really appreciate the support I get here! Thanks again guys! Oh and I'm at work right now which explains why I can type this very long post.