At night we are blessed so far with good sleep. In Nolan’s last few weeks in hospital he liked to party from 2 till 5 am but he has seemed to give that up and knows his days and nights now. Last night both boys slept for 6 hours before waking in the night, giving Jordan and I a total of 7 hours of sleep. Not bad! I wish however, that 7 total hours of sleep was enough to sustain the business that the day entails. When everyone is awake it is absolute chaos and I need to grow at least another set of arms and legs. The boys eat at the same time or within 30 minutes of each other, so that is great now, but if I don’t master tandem feeding by the time Jordan goes back to work in three weeks I’m kind of screwed. And then there is Rio who needs and deserves more attention than she is getting right now. Thank goodness she is a little mother so she is happy to interact by helping out with the boys.
Breastfeeding is a challenge. A BIG ONE. They are so efficient at bottling and I am so efficient at pumping that it is proving very difficult to make the transition. Not because the boys are unwilling, but because Jordan and I are unwilling to give up the ease of bottling and spend the time it is going to take to not only teach them to breastfeed, but just for the act itself. I need to talk to a lactation consultant and get some guidance. I don’t want to still be pumping in a month, but I don’t want to make things more difficult either. Sheesh. What to do? At this point because I make enough milk we don’t consider formula an option. So I really just need to make a decision one way or the other.