The twins are 13 months now, and sleep has become an issue. Josiah was sleeping 12 hours at night until about 3 weeks ago. Sophia had been waking up once to nurse during that same 12 hours until 2 months ago. Then, Josiah started waking once and Sophia twice. Then, Josiah twice and Sophia three times. Now, God help me, they are up every two hours. Sometimes it's one of them, but usually it's both. Cap that off with a three year old who doesn't want to stay in bed till about 11 and is up at 7 and I think I might lose it.
We HAVE been dealing with illness and teething, but this seems extreme. I haven't wanted to limit Sophia's night nursing because she has some weight gain issues (she did triple her birthweight by her first birthday, but has only gained 1 lb in the last 6 months) and Josiah didn't really need any night nursing limits, as he slept so much.
Both babies nurse 4-5 times a day, Sophia is less interested, so sometimes it's only 3 times for her, but that is unusual. Josiah is a nursing champ and would probably let me walk around with him dangling latched on if I would let him.
Do any of you ladies have similar experiences? Any tips? I think I might go nuts. Things haven't been this bad since they were two weeks old!
Also, we have tried having my husband do the "nighttime parenting" thing. He is really great about it, but, it doesn't seem to matter how long he soothes them, they still will not go back to sleep without nursing. It becomes particularly difficult when they both are awake. For example, Sophia woke up last night and he was up with her for an hour, snuggling, etc, she was asleep, he laid her in bed and she started screaming, waking up Josiah, now, two screaming babies. What to do?