Kim - posted on 03/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have 3 month old twin boys. I knew from the start I was going to have to be very diligent on their routines to keep myself sane. But.. somehow I lost track of that along the way. Both ended up having problems with Acid Reflux and I couldn't breastfeed because I didn't produce enough milk. So they both have had their trials and tribulations with different formulas. They both have very different napping patterns, which vary from day to day. Sometimes they are up all day.. sometimes they want to sleep all day. And bedtime... Is when all hell breaks loose. My bf is at work when it's bedtime so I've been doing it on my own 5 out of 7 nights of the week. Lately all they do after their bottle is scream! It takes over an hour to console them both. Running upstairs and downstairs trying to keep them both from crying and waking the other up. I feel like i've tried everything. I used to try to put them to bed at the same time. But that got very stressful. So i Started just focusing on putting one to bed at a time. I'd give a bottle.. rock them till they're almost asleep and put them down in the crib. Now that rarely ever works. Rocking.. swing... nothing calms them down unless they have my full undivided attention... but the other baby will be screaming in the background and disturb the one I'm trying to get to sleep! Now I've found myself letting one sooth himself to sleep in his crib.. and the other falls asleep in the swing and then I bring him to his crib. Any one have any advice. I already work 2 jobs and have to come home and be a full time parent. I need to get this under control now or else I'm going to loose my sanity. ugh!!!!