Ayman - posted on 07/30/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi Twin Mommies,
I have been one of the lucky twin moms to have my parents helping me for the first five months with the boys - they flew in just to help. Now that the boys are about to turn five months, my parents are going back home. I am a bit nervous as to how to do this all alone or with minimal help (like say for two to four hours a day). That's why I am turning to you, to get ideas on how you have done it without having the boys suffer.
So here's some background and some of the issues I will need to address-
1) My boys are super active. They have a set schedule now - feed, play sleep - with one caveat - I have to help them fall asleep into short naps (20-40 min), not by holding - but by rocking/ swinging on chairs. They literally resist falling asleep, when clearly they are tired - they both don't want to miss out on the action (even if that's me trying to read a magazine)
2) Also, another issue is I haven't found a consistent way to soothe one while feeding the other, in case the non-feeding one starts crying. My babies don't tandem feed.
3) I am afraid, while taking care of the babies, I will not have any time to eat or get ready for a walk (which is a part of their routine).
4) I cannot nap (quite sleep deprived, when I don't nap) if there isn't anyone watching the babies. The odds of both being asleep at once (I am trying to get them to do that first thing in the morning) are low, thus making it tough for me to sleep while both are sleeping.
I know I am posing 4 issues in one post, but I figure those of you who have managed to take care of your twin infants alone, would have addressed all these issues. Can you please give me suggestions of how you have done so?