I am the mother of 3, a five year old and 10 month old twins and I have had it.
I am exhausted. Each twin wakes 3-5 times a night (6-10 times getting out of bed). I am freaking tired.
They both bite. Nuff sed.
I can go nowhere because nursing twins is not as simple as nursing a singleton. With two, at 10 months, you pretty much are forced to nurse them together, or the non-nursing twin will freak out, causing a lovely scene if you are in public. Because its pretty much impossible to be discreet when you nurse two babies at once, my outings are limited to less than an hour no further than a mile or two from the house.
They are getting bigger and nursing more and more often, which is completely totally unfair to my big guy, because I am limited in how much attention I can pay to him when I am bound to the floor or couch by the twins.
They shriek whenever I am in earshot and NOT nursing them. My husband usually gets up before me in an effort to let me get an hour or so of uninterrupted rest in the morning. Often the house is very quiet when I come down the stairs, but the very second I round the corner into the kitchen, all hell breaks loose and I am greeted with a chorus of crying infants and a wound up five year old who adds to the din with siren noises to relieve the stress of it all. Good times.
The whole situation makes me resentful and angry...which is not cool.
My intention is to go to a year, but after that, I want to stop - I have had it.
Twin moms, please weigh in!
What were your experiences? How long did you go? Did your kids sleep? How did you manage your other kids?