So I know I tell people all the time I'm super busy. Sometimes I use it as an excuse, maybe too much. I mean I think everyone assumes you're busy on some level when you have twins but nobody really knows how a day goes in our house.
After our most recent pediatrician appointment, she advised me to keep track of the boys' schedule of eating and sleeping for a day in effort to find out why they aren't sleeping longer periods through the night. Typically they're sleeping between 3-5 hours each although last night Julian slept pretty much through the night for one of the first few times.
In effort to keep the most organized schedule listing for the boys, I used my handy Google Docs and filled out a spreadsheet all day of how often and how much they ate and when they they slept.
Julian's day went a little like this:
And Isaiah's day went something like this:
I came to a couple conclusions after the day:
- Holy crap my kids eat a lot. It's so hard to judge how much rice cereal they eat because they only time I really measured it out was around lunch. But still....hungry beasts!
- There really aren't many hours in a day when both boys are sleeping at the same time. And in those hours they are asleep, all I really feel like doing is relaxing. But usually at that point there are 1000 other things that need to be done before they wake up again, like cleaning and making bottles, getting myself some food, bathroom break, etc.
- I really wish they would drink more at each feeding instead of little bits at a time throughout the day. I try to get them to drink more but they're pretty clear about what they want and don't want. Just keeping up with feeding them is a job in itself.
Damn. I'm one busy Mama. I really don't know how I have the energy to get through days like this-without full night's sleep for going on 4 months. I guess with twins you just do what you have to do to survive! My typical day at the office starts at 8am and doesn't end until 10pm...and usually continues well on into the night. Such is life with growing, hungry dudes!
When did your kids start sleeping through the night? And I don't want to hear from any of you Mamas who think you have it hard-when your kid started sleeping through the night from practically birth! LOL!