The big experiment began on Friday night, the start of an extra long weekend for our family. What was the experiment? Reuniting our two little babies to sleep in the same room. Seems crazy, and very much counter to what I had, from the time I found out we were going to have twins, envisioned, but just because of circumstances, we have alway slept Hailey and Alexandra in different rooms. Whether it was because Hailey was just out of the hospital and on a strict 3 hour schedule, or because Alex could be really loud and we thought there was no way Hailey would sleep through the cacaphony, the biggest reason was that I just didn’t want both babies waking each other up all the time, at the same time. This is because I never did succeed at getting them both to breastfeed, and so tandem feeding is not possible, meaning that one of the girls will always have to wait while the other gets her meal, and that just didn’t seem like a pleasant way to start our day, ya know? Screaming babies tend to put a damper on the festivities.
So what has happened in the last three nights? Exactly what we predicted – they both get each other up at the same time every morning. And so, today, on the eve of hubby going back to work, I face the reality that starting tomorrow I will be juggling two hungry babies every morning at the same time. Time will tell how that will go, but I guess the babies will eventually just have to learn that life just isn’t cushy and gratification isn’t instant in our world. A good lesson, I suppose, but a little hairy for Mom to teach.
But. They are together now. They can chat in the morning (eventually) and take comfort in knowing the other is always nearby.