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Thoughts on Twin Parenting–Month 3

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IMAG0560 (2)The babies turned 3 months old last Saturday.  I went back to work today. Can someone please tell me how this is possible? On any given day, if you ask me what month it is, I am certain that it is still March.  And yet, it is June.  These babies are growing up.

As much as I thought they had little personalities in the previous months, they are more apparent now.  Molly will fuss and cry at the drop of a hat, but…BUT she also smiles so easily. Gus is still very chill.  He doesn’t fuss.  He takes everything in and is kind of cautious with his smiles. You can see him really considering things before he smiles.  I can easily see Mol barreling through the world with Gussy content to follow.

In any case, they are both super sweet.

The third month with them was a good one.  They are consistently sleeping through the night.  They don’t nap very well but I think that will come with the introduction of an actual routine, with me back at work.  I think what surprises me the most is how tied they are to their schedule.  Not that we have a day long regiment, but man…if they are not in bed between 8:30 and 9, they lose their collective shit.  They need to be fed, burped and wrapped by 9 at the latest. We usually give them their bottles around 7/7:30 and then I nurse them just before we wrap and put them down. Those swaddling blankets, man.  They are a miracle. I am Team Swaddle til College for sure.

Nursing the twins is not going as well as I would like.  I’ve always sort of struggled with my supply anyway, and this time is no different.  I know your body is supposed to adjust and yadda yadda, but mine does not.  So, I do the best I can.  They nurse 3 times a day and have formula the rest of the time, and I am ok with that.  My supply always takes a dive when I go back to work as well, but I’m hoping that it will actually be the opposite, since I am home and can pump without worrying about booking a conference room that locks.

In the third month, the babies went from just lying around like blobs to really taking in their surroundings.  They notice when I walk in the room. Molly really notices when I pick Gussy up instead of her.  They both settle when I put their bibs on because they know the bottle is coming.

We seem to finally have Molly’s reflux in check.  Prevacid twice a day is working way better than the Zantac. Prevacid has no flavor, whereas the Zantac was minty, so she sucks it right out of an extra nipple with no problem.

Month 3 Happenings:

  • We started cloth diapers
  • The babies spent some time in the Bumbo seats
  • They outgrew size 1 disposables, and most of their 0-3 month clothes
  • They are starting to enjoy floor time a bit more
  • They hate tummy time…HATE
  • They spent time at their first back yard camp fire

Month 3 Photos:

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9 responses »

  1. 1. When she smiles Molly looks JUST like you.
    2. They are too cute in their cloth diapers.
    3.I am very impressed that you don’t sound like you’re losing your mind. You seem calm and sane and ON TOP OF STUFF.

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  2. Wooooo. Go cloth nappies! Which brand are you using?

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  3. Wooooo. Go cloth nappies! Which brand are you using?

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  4. What cute kiddos you have!

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  5. LOOK at them! So cute and so big.

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  6. Those babies. I love them to squishy bits.

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  7. Holy hell with Molly’s face and her smiles. I LOVE HER.

    And Gus just being a Mellow Marvin is awesome. I LOVE HIM TOO.

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