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I joined this board when I found out I was expecting twins and then completely forgot about it. I'd like to come back, if I could. The girls were born on 11/11/11 via c-section. Anna Marie and Aimee Elizabeth. Anna was 5lbs 11oz 18in and Aimee was 5lbs 6oz 18in.
Is it possible for them to be on the same sleep schedule this young? I know my body is getting used to the lack of sleep, but I hate getting up multiple times during the night for each separate baby. Also, they are formula fed because I just wasn't able to produce enough milk even for one baby. They're eating about 6oz every 3 1/2 to 4 hours. That seems like a lot of food for an almost two month old baby or is it normal?
I start back to work on Saturday, just part time and I'm really looking forward to getting out of the house for 8 hours a day School also starts back in two weeks, but I was back to school a week after having the girls so it's not a huge deal. But I really miss my sleep.
Looks like we're in a very similar situation. Mine were born two days before yours and I'm not sleeping, either. I'm breastfeeding, so they're eating like every 2 hours during the day and 2.5 at night. They haven't managed to sync up their schedules at night yet, so I'm up constantly. I go back to work in a few weeks and I'm hoping they're sleeping better by then so I can function.
Oh ... getting them on the same schedule at night is key! I didn't give mine a choice. When one woke up at night, I woke the other one up to feed them. Usually it was Noah that was hungry and I think Abigail would have slept much longer if I let her, but I wasn't about to feed him and then get up 30 min or and hour later with her.
For the first few months, it was VERY tiring. When one woke up hungry, I would take both into the living room with me, lay them on the couch, change them, feed them (I was almost exclusively bfing then, though Abigail would still often get a bottle of pumped milk or formula after, because she was a lazy nurser). Nursing them would take almost 45 min itself, because they were SLOW eaters then. Then I would put them back to bed, pump, clean up the pump, and go back to bed myself. It was about a 1.5-2 hour evolution anytime they woke up to feed, and if I was lucky if I would get another 1.5 to 2 hours sleep before they would be up again. Feeding them at the same time definitely helped though!!
I will give you hope though. Mine have not been eating at night since they were 4 months old. Doesn't mean they didn't wake me up for other things (feet through the crib, rolled onto their stomach - back when they hated that, or just woke up and couldn't put themselves back to sleep), but those were much quicker up and back to bed nights. Some better, some worse. Now at 7.5 months I am getting more totally uninterrupted nights of sleep than not. Of the past 4 nights, they slept from 6:30 to anywhere between 5 and 6:30 with one wake up at 4:30 one night ... and a wake-up at 12:30 last night. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel ... of course I know every baby is different too.
__________________ "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me and Thy right hand shall guide me."
i like mine to wake up at different times during the night. The first moth they woke at the same time. I get anxity at night if they wake at the same time lol. Now Nadine sleeps till 4am but Ari gets up at 130 and 430. We have no crying at all because i get them when they start waking.
around 4 hours sounds about right since you formula feed at the age of the babies.
on your twins! 11/11/11 birthday, that is cool! I could have had my last ds, Lennox, have a 9/9/9 birthday, but I figured there would be so many babies born that day so I was induced the 8th instead. I get so busy I rarely come here.
My twins were on the same schedule pretty early on. I don't remember how old they were, but I do know that they had to be changed and fed at the same time when we lived with my in-laws and we moved from there the day before my twins turned 4 months old. They will be 6 years in April.
Simone SAHM to 5 boys Trenton 21, Tyler 19, twins Peyton and Eli 9, & Lennox 6 and 5 s (1992, 2008, 2011, 2013, & 2015)
thank you ladies The past couple of nights each girl has only been waking up once to eat and last night they woke up within in half an hour of eachother. So I only had to get up once during the night. It was wonderful!