Hi Everyone

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Hi Everyone
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Sun, 07-22-2012 - 4:25pm

I'm the proud Mum to 7 week old trips.  Life is a bit blurry with changing, feeding, burping...   rinse and repeat..    

Looking forward to chatting to other Parents of Multiples (Dads too!)  to see how you're handling the ups and downs of this chaotic life.

 

Wendy

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Registered: 12-05-2011
Re: Hi Everyone
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 9:16pm

Hi Wendy!  Fancy seeing you here!  I'm just starting to rejoin the world, so maybe we can catch up!  How are your sweeties doing?

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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 3:46pm

Hey! :smileyhappy:  lol I know the feeling.  The gang is doing well, getting bigger and louder every day!  :smileysurprised: I'm desperate for sleep and trying to get them on a night time schedule.  Right now they sort of do the 8pm, 12am, 4am, 8am schedule..  sometimes more like 9, 1, 4, 7..   but it gives us like 3 hours sleep if we're lucky.  ....yay. :smileytongue:  It takes 30 mins each baby and we were doing it seperately (doing shifts) for a few weeks to be able to get some sleep, but that meant that you'd have to change, feed, burp, etc..  for basically 2 hours and in alot of cases, end up not getting any break between feeds.  The stress of feeding one while the other two screammmmmmmmmmm in the middle of the night isnt a good time.  Now we're trying to do each feed together, which helps the stress level and to bring the time down by 30 mins, but the sleep deprivation is killer.   During the day they eat every 2-3 hours..    and that basically means I'm stuck in the living room covered in spit up all day.

Other than that..  they're awesome.. and super cute, which helps :smileyhappy:

 

How's your two beauties?  How are you feeling? 

Wendy

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Re: Hi Everyone
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 8:15am
Oh yeah, I'm sure it's gonna be a bit on the crazy side one the little one arrives. Right now it's kinda crazy because to go to the doctor (every week) I have to arrange for grandparents to babysit.

I am a SAHM, and I LOVE IT! I do wish I could have a little mommy time every once in a while though. Right now with the doctors appointments, I get a few minutes away from them, but I don't exactly consider that "Me" time.

Day care expense was the #1 reason I decided to be a SAHM. I was just finishing up my degree in Elementary Education when I found out I was having the twins, and starting teachers don't make that much. I would literally be paying someone to raise my kids, and I might break even after gas and work expenses. Definitely not worth it for us. Now with #3, there'd be no way!!

I will give you the two pieces of advice that helped me the most when I first had the twins.

#1. It's ok to pee first - first thing in the morning, take care of yourself, then go to them. That extra 30 seconds isn't gonna hurt them, and omg does it make a difference in how well you can change a diaper!! :smileyvery-happy:

#2. Crying is breathing - One of the nurses in the NICU told me that and it's so very true. Especially when they are so little that you want to check them 483 times an hour to make sure everything is ok. Sometimes, Mommy gets a bit frazzled. It's ok. Check diaper, food, and make sure they aren't hurt. If nothing is wrong... step away and remember, crying is breathing. It's very hard to do, but sometimes all they want is attention, and with multiples, sometimes mommy just doesn't have time at that moment for one on one attention. Let them cry for a few, and what she said was check every 20-30 minutes to make sure the diaper is ok, and they aren't hungry. Eventually they'll realize that just because they cry doesn't mean mommy comes running, and they go on to sleep. :smileyhappy:
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Re: Hi Everyone
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 1:26pm

We have Grandma sit right now too.  It's the only way to get out and really it's the only person I trust completely. 

love your advice..   I'm trying to do the cry thing and I agree that alot of it is for attention because they are fed, burped, clean and safe.

My one issue right now is night time feeds and sleep, trying to space out the feeds between 8pm and 8am.  While basically feeding on demand (though still on a 2-3 hour schedule) during the day.  With the trips it means I am feeding for an hour and half at least, so if they only eat 2-3 ounces, they are hungry 2 hours after I feed and we get almost no sleep. 

When did your twins start sleeping longer at night?

Wendy