Michelle - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi, so far I love this community.. I've been lurking for a couple of days, but I'm looking for input on a twin dilemma I'm having.
I have 2 three month old boys (2 months when age adjusted). I'm by myself for most of the day and have managed to get a lot down pat: decent sleeping schedule (at night anyway), feeding routine (I bottle feed them simultaneously -- learning that was a feat!), getting around town, etc. What I'm really struggling with is playtime.
It seems like they're rarely in the same mood -- one wants to play and the other is crying. I hate watching the playful twin sit there with no one to play because I need to comfort his brother. Even when they are both in playful moods, I seem to lose them quickly because my time, eye contact, attention is split, and they get frustrated. They're too young to really hold onto any toys and amuse themselves. They're big smilers right now and both want all of mommy's attention.
I'm pretty new at this, so maybe their natural attention spans would be very short, but I'm already very aware of how much less they get held and how much less one on one time they get, so there's the twin guilt there.
How has everyone else played with two babies at once? At any age?