camera ready John wondering if this is worth it
Thanks to my new friend and twin mom Ashley, the boys are now on an awesome schedule. Feeding every 4 hours at.... cereal and bottle at 8am, bottle at noon, bottle at 4pm, bath time at 7:30pm and a bottle at 8pm. We started this last Thursday and it is working great. They got up around 2:30am for a bottle and then 6:30am... we really did not like that but they were hungry. Last night however.... they got their bottle at 8pm and then slept till 4am then ate again at 8am! WOW.... they actually skipped a feeding without us weaning them. I know it was a fluke but we are going to try and do this for awhile and then wean them from their 4am bottle. We will slowly decrease the amount of milk in the 4am bottle and hopefully with the combination on cereal 3 times a day and decreasing the milk they will start sleeping through the night. So right now we are in the stages of adding cereal, trying to sleep through the night and trying to turn over. Please pray that they will sleep through the night and start trying to turn over very soon!!! Oh, and I am one of those new moms who does not know anything about being a mom and what to do so I was letting the boys just sleep when they were sleepy, if it was right after eating or 30 minutes prior to a bottle so be it and sleep where ever they wanted to, on the floor, in the boppy lounger, or being held... just what ever was easiest! Well that has changed. Brian and I have started keeping them up for an hour to two hours after a bottle and then putting them in a crib together (they seem to like being together) and letting them take a nap. It might be a hour to two hours... mostly an hour and then they get up and we play again till their next bottle. It has seemed to work some. It is not an easy transition but it will work!