There is a battle of wills going on in our house, and the babies are winning. They dictate every moment of every day- not that this is a terrible thing, but I feel like we need some sort of order because the chaos is driving me crazy. This is a blatant plea for advice from moms who have been through the first few months of a child's life and lived to tell about it! We are completely lost when it comes to sleep patterns, and when we should start to implement some sort of nap/play/eat/sleep routines. Lulu at The Wild Rumpus has recently sleep trained her adorable Alex, but I wonder in Molly and Jack are too young. Help!
Currently, our day has no real structure. The babies eat every 3 hours. This is the only thing I can count on. They will sleep for 30 minutes, then wake up fussy- but they generally don't sleep at the same time. I try to keep them awake for more extended periods so they'll have longer, more predictable nap times but I'm failing miserably. Once I pick them up to console them (because if they're awake, they are often crying), they fall asleep for 15 minutes. And then they wake up crying. Again. This is how we spend the day.
Our night routine is slightly more regular. They eat around 10 and will often sleep for 4-5 hours after this last night feeding. Jackson rarely wakes up first, but when Molly wakes to eat, Jack gets woken up to keep them on the same schedule. I really want to let him sleep, but am terrified that I will be up every hour if they get out of sync. Everything is more difficult with twins, isn't it?!
Please tell me if I'm worrying prematurely about all of this. I know that M & J won't go to kindergarten requiring sleep in 15 minute intervals. Well... I hope not.