Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Life with twins

Why is it that when I'm nursing one twin, if the second twin starts to cry that I start rocking the first twin over and over? It's not like the first twin is upset. Heck, they've got the boob! They're happy!

Then, as the cries get worse, the rocking gets faster and faster. Clearly my subconscious is expecting calming waves are transmissible via twin to twin brainwave.

So far? No such luck.

Updated to add: I forgot to mention that this usually happens when I'm trapped in the car in a parking lot somewhere.


Swistle said...

The main reason I learned to tandem nurse is that it was so uncomfortable to listen to one twin cry while the other took his or her sweet time nursing. But of course tandem nursing has its downsides, too, like when a twin finishes first. But that twin used to just hang around in a milk coma, so that was better than the crying.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Oh, I forgot to mention the part where I was trapped in a car in a parking lot, didn't I?

Pat Eakes said...

The twins are darling. I just want to reach through and hug and kiss on them. All my grandbabies are growing up so fast and don't want to sit on Grammy Pat's lap for long anymore. You are doing a great job, and I know living through Valerie and Ed's experiences and continuing to live through their experiences that it is the best of times and the worst of times depending on the moment. Take care of yourselves. Pat Eakes

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Thanks Pat!

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

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