I’m pleased to say today has been one of my great days as a twin mom. I love every day with my lovelies, of course. But, not every day is a great one. What classifies a day as great? Happy babies! And keeping screaming sessions down under 30 minutes for the day. By screaming I mean full blown “omg is someone murdering that child?” kind of screaming. That’d be L. That’s that colic I was talking about 😦 Thankfully, he had a great day today, which makes me happy because I hate thinking he is unhappy or in pain. Of course, as I type this up he is needing to be held because he’s been screaming. Eeek! Daddy is here to help hold him though, so mommy can rest. :). He’s a healthy little champ; I’ve alerted the PEDI to his crying. We’ve tried some Gerber Soothe drops (probiotics) and some organic gripe water (no alcohol in it), both of which I think are helping. We only had to use them for a day or two. I don’t like using medicines unnecessarily.
Our routine had been me trying to sleep until 8am, but they’d fight going back to sleep after the 4-5 feeding. T gets up at around 5 so it makes sense to get up then too. Plus when I go back to work they’ll be used to an early wake up.
This is this morning:
See, they are wide awake 🙂 When we get up at 5, I put on pandora to our “Raffi” station which we renamed Children’s Sing along. I sing the silly songs and entertain them for about an hour. My favorite songs are by Caspar Babypants. Then they get sleepy again and I nap too. We get up again around 8 and play some more music while we get ready for the day. This usually includes the next feeding too.
Today I got lucky and they napped again so I was able to get ready and finally put my pile of clean laundry away. This felt great since yesterday I was in my pjs all day and didn’t brush my teeth until about 2pm. I wanted to run a few errands today so when they woke I was quick to change diapers and ready them in their car seats. Why is it that right after a change before exiting the house, someone always has a big poop? I swear I change both of them twice before we finally get out the door.
We went to Walgreens and Target successfully with no crying 🙂 L got a little fussy once back in the car but once we were moving he was all good. A actually went 4 hours between feedings. I had tried to get her to take 2 more ounces before we left to make sure she was set, but she refused. So I was pleased the meltdown while out I had anticipated never happened 🙂 I’ve had that happen before while out and it’s intense. Luckily it had just been her and me that day.
M&Ms help get me through rough days. So we stocked up on them at Target.
When we got home, they were still both so happy and content. 🙂 We had our next feeding session and they began to nap. Well, L got super upset out of nowhere. That crazy screaming I mentioned earlier. He was so loud he scared A awake. 😦 Two crying babies-intense! Well, T has this app we use at night called “white noise”. I’ve been meaning to download it but just didn’t get to it yet. So in the heat of the moment, I downloaded it and put it to use. I swaddled L, gave him his pacifier, cuddled him a little and put the app to the “vacuum” sound. I put him in his bed and he sat there calmly. After a few minutes he fell asleep. 🙂 Best $1.99 I’ve spent in awhile. I highly recommend this app. There are so many options for different sounds.
While they napped I was able to get the bottles cleaned and some dishes washed. And things were calm when Daddy arrived home 🙂
I am thankful for this wonderful day. 🙂
Goodnight. It’s past my bedtime. I’m typing this on my phone app while the fam is sleeping.