It’s only the start of what I’m sure will be a long journey! We are now 5 weeks in and it feels like I’m feeding all. day. long. We started off twin feeding (both babes feeding at the same time) but there’s been some attachment issues over the past week so I’m now trying to feed them seperately so I can correct any problems and hopefully minimise any further nipple damage.
On average they’re feeding every 2-3 hours, closer to 2 than 3. Going out is a challenge, the timing is crucial, with a mad dash for the car as soon as both babies have been fed. I generally have 1 babe in a sling and Thommo has the other babe in a carrier. I feed whichever babe is requesting a feed and then generally there’s a baby shuffle as the other decides it’s their turn. Much of my Christmas shopping has been done while feeding a small babe.
Sleep isn’t too bad at the moment, they’ve both now mastered feeding laying down so I can get them attached and then go back to sleep while they feed. Trouble is I can only do one at a time, so one is feeding while Thommo cuddles the other, works for now but in 2 weeks Thommo will be back at work and we will have to rejig our routine. But that’s too scary to think about right now!