That means that if one baby wakes up and cries for food, I wake the other boy up and make him cry for his food (and dance for his food).
This worked out pretty well until now, since the boys are usually only about a half-hour apart, an hour at the most.
Until suddenly the babies started having a growth spurt or something.
They want to eat every 2 hours.
And when I say that I mean 2 hours from beginning to beginning.
So at 10am and again at Noon.
The main problem here is that it takes at least an hour to feed them when I feed them both.
Last night was hellish.
They wanted to eat every 2.5 hours, but they wouldn't burp. So they would eat and then stop and we'd have to spend 35 minutes burping them. Then they'd eat again and we'd spend another 20 minutes burping them.
Every feeding took an hour and a half.
So I decided to only feed the baby who is crying. If the other baby starts crying half-way through the feeding he can either be pacified for 15 minutes or get a bottle. If they're both crying then I'll feed them together.
It actually ends up taking about the same amount of time to feed them separately.
Grr, they were doing so good! They were eating fast, burping well, sleeping for four hours at a time...
Twin moms all say that at about three months it gets way easier to feed them.
One more month! We can make it!
I am highly determined.
Give us a vote? We're holding steady at number 40, so we've got to move up 15 places to be on the front page...