Since the Hubby is back in school I’m doing the nightly routine alone 2x a week. Dinner, bath, nursing and bed. I’m sure there are lots of ways to do this, but this is what works for me now that they can’t be left alone on the bed.
There are two pillows crammed partly under the bed to support the back of the My Breast Friend pillow. Then two pillows next to where I sit in the shape of a V. The baby who wants to nurse longer lays in the V while I put the first to finish in bed. Then I come back and finish nursing the other. The reason this works is that my boys go down DROWSY BUT AWAKE. I don’t have to try and nurse them to sleep and then get them into bed without waking them.
The reason I went with flat cloth diapers for twins is the cost. They are so much cheaper than prefolds. I’ve fallen in love with them now. Part is how much fun they were to dye, prefolds are a pain and really limit what you can do with color. I also enjoy folding them, totally cathartic for me (WHY?). My plan was to sell them when Squish and Stretch are out of diapers, but I have a feeling that some will stay.
I was brave and tie dyed my flats. Last time involved flour sack towels and Tulip dye. This past weekend was birdseye flats and Dharma professional dyes. They didn’t all come out like I wanted but the great thing about tie dye is “there are no mistakes”. Next time I’ll show you my water color dyed flats. Loved them so much, I almost wish I’d done them all that way instead of tie dye! As much as I loved my flats before, I’m over the moon about them!
Let me start with my favorite. This diaper had a hole and then two, obviously it’s gotten lots of love. So I wanted to show how much we loved it. This diaper turned out great with a heart & a swirl! <3 Then my water color dyed diapers. Loved these so much, I wish I’d done more like this! (sadly I’m out of flats now!) An attempt was made at pastels (BOOOORING)
Because I’m all out of flats, I knew it was time to start learning how to work with my prefolds and doublers. I worked with the same pastels, prefold turned out better, doubler – eh.
My three favorite carries and videos on how to do each. If you want more info, you can check out the Facebook group Tandem Babywearing!
Not quite perfect: This carry needed the passes spread more across my shoulders to make it more comfy.
Not quite perfect: This carry needed a little better seat in the back and a little higher carry in the front.
Not quite perfect: This carry needed the front carrier’s side straps tightened.
So boys are almost 6mo old now and are still Exclusively Breastfed. M is up on hands and knees rocking back and forth, moving legs and then lunging forward he will sit up for about 10 seconds. E is sitting up for about 60 seconds at a time, and will get up on hands and knees. It’s so amazing watching them develop so differently.
They are currently sleeping from 7pm-4am, up for a quick nursing, then back down till 7am. Then a 9:30am nap for about 1.5hrs, a 2hr nap about 1:00pm and a 45min nap at 4pm. I have had them napping in separate rooms, until today. It’s so much hard to sleep train for nap time. It’s brighter, more noises, not as much deep sleep, ect. So I’m attempting to get them napping in the same room from now on.
Happy Thanksgiving from my little turkeys!
Today we got an excellent parking spot, and I wasn’t about to trade that for a more private spot to nurse. So I took one of our handy Aiden and Anais swaddle blankets and ran it through the sun visor and then through the “oh sh!t bar”. This created just enough cover that I didn’t feel overly exposed. The boys think it fun to show off what they have, so they are always pushing my shirt up!
As a side note, we keep a couple of those blankets in the car, and they do everything! We bought 2 packs and I just adore them.