You knew there'd be a catch, didn't you?
However, when you have twins there's the slightest, eensy weensiest possibility that they won't nap at the same time. As in, concurrently. Mine, while they are napping (for which I am eternally grateful), they are not on the same schedule. If you follow the clues for one:
and put both down to sleep, the tired one will go "Ehn! Ehn!" and then pass out. The more awake one will complain loudly that they are still awake and just what do you think you're doing leaving them all alone in this crib when there's stuff to do/see/chew on?! That will go on for half an hour until either a) they pass out because they've used up all the air in the room or b) they escalate the screaming and you get sick of it and go get them. Generally, this means that you have one baby sleeping and one awake until they swap positions.
Any which way you look at it, you're never without a baby.
It's been a big week for toe action around here. Chewing on them.
The other digits got jealous, so Logan thought he'd give one of them equal time.
The twins like to play a lot these days. One of the things they really like is to be turned upside-down.
This is fine, normally, but not so great when they fling themselves backwards in your arms. There is always the possibility that you'll lose your grip and off they'll go! on a one way trip to discovering gravity and stitches. Kinda makes holding a baby a little more active than just sitting there with your arm loosely curled around them while typing one handed. They're sneaky, too. Just when you think you can relax your vigilance: POW! someone small, with a very hard head, flings themselves backwards and smashes you in the breastbone.
Not that I know anything about bruised breastbones or anything. Except, you know: OW.
Interestingly on the solid food front, Logan has decided that he's done experimenting with solid food for awhile and maybe it wasn't so great, actually.
Emma, on the other hand, has finally changed her mind.
Last night she had her very first helping of solid food that she actually ate instead of tasting, screwing up her face and letting dribble out. She's not as talented at eating as Logan is, but she's working on it.
- Brown rice cereal
- Acorn squash ("Bleah!" says Logan)
- Apple sauce ("Neh!" says Logan)
- Sweet potato - just a taste ("Neh!" says Logan)
- Sweet potato
Well...she's more of a consultant instead of a Homework Helper. Any questions related to breastfeeding get referred to her. Unfortunately, the subject hasn't come up in class yet.
Before you go, Emma has something for you.
You know, in case you need a little pick me up.