Being a new mommy isn’t NEARLY as hard as everyone makes it sound. I still do the dishes, laundry, housecleaning, blogging, and yes… I even take showers. Impressive, I know. I’ve even been itching to get back to fixing up furniture, but I have to wait for a certain non-running vehicle to vacate the garage before I can whip out my can of spray paint.
The hardest thing about motherhood so far… is feeding two babies. Since I failed at breastfeeding (please, no hate mail), we’ve gone to plan B. Tandem bottle feeding just doesn’t work when they’re newborns. They drink at different paces and need to burp at various time increments, all the while formula is streaming down tiny chins and I have to stop feeding both babies to clean it up, and then fight them to re-latch. They’re floppy, and slide down in their boppy’s so they aren’t at the right angle. ETC.
So I feed them individually.
I’m not asking for advice. Unless your a twin mom who bottle-fed your babies with success. But I just thought I would share this humorous email I just sent my husband at work:
Adelyn cries whenever I’m feeding Paisley, but when I go to feed Adelyn, she immediately falls asleep. Then, when I finally give up on her and go back to Paisley, Adelyn starts crying again. Paisley drinks a little more and then takes forever to burp… while Adelyn is crying. When I give up on Paisley and put her back in the cradle and pick up screaming Adelyn to eat some more, she immediately falls asleep again. At which point I give up, swaddle her and put her in the cradle… then she’s awake again and fussing. It all starts over again in two hours.
How’s your day going?