Thursday, February 08, 2007

Two turntables and a...

Walker: 6:45 am and the Deuce is sleeping again after their early morning breakfast. Well...not thier early-early morning 3 am breakfast, which is actually more like a middle of the night snack, but the 6 am meal.

They eat, poop, pee, sleep, cry, and repeat, ususally in that order. They are like little clocks in a way, and are, so far, fairly predictable. They are on the same feeding schedule, which is key because otherwise my life - not to mention Dana's - would be bat-crazy insane. One thing that I can't figure out is how to get them to poop at the same time.

It's been crazy so far, but nothing compared to what people predicted. Some of our friends predicted the end of the world. However, over the past two weeks, I have seen some of the craziness to come. When both are wailing at the same time at 3 am, and I'm not quite sure why, or when one wakes the other one up, and they both won't go back to sleep, that's the fun stuff.

Since I don't have four arms, I need to make a choice when they both cry at the same time. Nurses call it "triage," others call it "baby juggling," Dana calls it "squeakiest wheel," and I call it "two turntables."

Seriously, when they both "go off" I imagine that I'm a DJ at Club Deuce, and Ollie is one turntable and Finn the other. The changing table is the mixing board. As soon as one record is finished on turntable-Ollie, the next record needs to be put on turntable-Finn. And I repeat this dance number until the set is over, and I sit by waiting until the Deuce lets me know it is time for me to dance again.

Uh-oh, Ollie is up...time to dance.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 6:43 AM

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I, too, have heard the dire predictions from friends and strangers alike.

I'm glad to that there is the possibility of sanity.

Posted by Blogger Rob Barron @ Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:46:00 PM #
 

So from my own experience as a twin mom I can say this, I think the crazy pendulum can swing high or low depending on many factors - how well breastfeeding or supply of breast milk is going, the temperment of your cherubs, the preparedness of the parents, how you handle sleep deprivation, how much help you have, etc etc. You get my point. In our case we didnt have everything in sync and truly the first 3 months was super hard (doable but hard) and we are really happy to have gotten past our slump. You guys are doing so well especially the babies being so predictable and getting their day/night thing figured out! Thats awesome. I am so thrilled for you guys. A bit of turntable action is good for the soul!

Posted by Blogger Archana @ Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:15:00 PM #
 

I love the DJ-ing thing, that has really made me smile. There's lots more fun to come, good luck:)

Posted by Anonymous Linda @ Friday, February 09, 2007 1:49:00 PM #
 

Oh and the pictures are beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous Linda @ Friday, February 09, 2007 1:50:00 PM #
 

So much fun to read along with you guys! (Oh, and thanks for linking me!) Just wanted to say hey, glad all is going well, and thanks for the little preview to what will soon become my own reality...

Oh, and I just LOVE their names!

Posted by Blogger ETownDZ @ Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:41:00 AM #
 
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