Thursday, October 02, 2008

Yellow Baby

Ada and I waiting for Daddy to get home

When I was little I named my first doll "Yellow Baby" - she was yellow of course. Margot was doing a pretty good impression of Yellow Baby today. She wasn't interested in her morning nap and preferred to watch me clean up the kitchen and put away laundry from the comfort of her seat. 

Yesterday the girls turned 8 weeks old. I have been waiting for and dreading this day. Waiting for because it's just exciting to see them get older... dreading because this is the age when it is appropriate to start "sleep training" twins.. or so I have read. So I started last night. The process goes something like this. Instead of letting them fall asleep in our arms and them putting them in the crib, I put them down while they are still awake - right after their last feeding. I remind them that it is night time and thus time for sleeping, zip them into their sleep sacks kiss them goodnight and then leave the room. Inevitably they start crying at some point. I let the crying go on for 3-5 minutes then go back into the room and try to comfort them from the side of the crib without picking them up. If this doesn't work I pick them up and once they have stopped crying and are calm again, put them back down and leave the room. I think this went on for about an hour and a half last night.. so far tonight it's been about 45 minutes. I have a feeling this is going to be a long process but I am up for the challenge and I know once they learn to self comfort and put themselves to sleep our lives will be much easier in the long run and so will theirs. That said.. wshoo.. we are tired ya'll!! And it's only been 2 days!!! 

Sigh. The debate is on. I have a strong urge to mute the TV when Palin speaks because my blood pressure goes up when she starts speaking - I am so afraid of what she is going to say. It's like watching Bush give a national address, I am always so embarrassed for him when he flubs up his words. I wish Tina Fey was up there instead.


Julie said...

amen...tina fey for VP!

Christa said...

Hey- No worries about not knowing of my isn't all that note worthy anyway! Plus, you have "other" things...wait, make that two "other" things on your mind. I just enjoy getting to see pictures of the beautiful girls via the web. If you need an ear to listen to your baby sleeping woes, don't hesitate to call me. If you only the knew the number of times I have literally crawled on my hands and knees out of a sleeping baby's room so they wouldn't see/hear me.... Trust me, once you have a schedule your life will much more restful. I have two scheduled babies that still nap and sleep anywhere. Seriously, need an ear to listen to you complain, cry, yell, scream or a little of all the above I am the ear for you!