TWINS!! Any advice from mothers with twins!

United States
May 20, 2008 2:01pm CST
Hello, as some of you know i have a set of 5 month old twins. Its not that its difficult haveing two babies instead of one its just a little more work..LOL i have a 6 year old soon to be 7 or 13 as she would say.. LOL so im just a little rough around the edges. When my oldest was a baby it was such a breeze. she was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks, my apartment was clean still everyday. i had tme to do the laundry etc etc.. LOL now it seems like i never do laundry and the dishes pile up and i dont even know if i could even attempt to remeber how to use the rest room.. LOL. At first it was so nice calm and easy, my son slept all night and my daughter slept all night as long as she was with us. All day they would sit in there swings or bouncies and just "chilll" and now its my daughter will sleep all night in her crib an my son doesnt know the meaning of the word sleep not even nap during the day maybe once for a quick 15 minutes.. LOL they need or want to be held ALL day long, and as soon as one is content the other needs my attention.. LOL its not killing me stress wise but it seems like i just cant get a break. LOL any one have any stragities or possible advice to give me?? they are two completkly different babies (expected) but it would be nice to have other "soothing: ideas if possible.! thanks in advance
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@neelygal (1022)
• Bahamas
20 May 08
Oh my gosh!I feel what you are going through and I only have one baby.She is 10 months and doest ever want to sleep or be put down.It is quite tiring for me so I could only imagine how you must feel with two of them.Hopefully it will get better for you soon.Try and stick with a set schedule and maybe your son will soon give you break.Best of luck.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
20 May 08
I am tired for you! I am a daycare provider and just got myself a beautiful set of twins. Two are much harder than one, that is for sure. I am trying to get them on a schedule that will work for them while here and also for mom and dad on the weekends. Right now I have one already on schedule, but her sister isn't willing to participate! They are 5 months old and I am just hoping as they get a little older, they will cooperate a little bit more.
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
20 May 08
I was feeling over whelmed just reading your post...and that's saying alot considering I'm here alone all day with 3 boys ages 5, 3 and 1 1/2! Do you have a baby carrier...you know like a sling or front pack thing? That could help a little. I do remember that age being tough. They are old enough to need stimulation but not old enough to amuse themselves for long. I'd like to say to just hang in there and this will pass...but then I imagine two toddlers and I'm not so sure LOL! Probably just keep working toward a rhythm and schedule they both can agree to...and that can give you some of your sanity back. Take comfort in the fact that at least your daughter understands what sleeping is...just think if they were both like you son!
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