I knew sleep would be a precious thing and come in small amounts...but nothing can really prepare you. The whole "sleep when they sleep" thing doesn't work when you have a toddler. I knew this would be the case, and I do remember lack of sleep with Jack...but two babies...it does make a difference!
Here is our nightly routine, somewhat:
Last feeding is at about 9:00pm, takes about 30 minutes to tandem feed and then another 20 to burp and change if necessary (20 because of our puker Camden) So...now it's about 10:00pm and we hope they are tired enough to sleep. Usually ONE of them is...the other one is wide awake and needing lovin'. We're lucky if they both are ready to go to sleep.
At midnight it's time for another feeding....we may or may not have been able to fall asleep because one baby may or may not have slept between this last feeding. Again...we go until about 1:00am with the whole routine and then up again around 3:00am...unless they choose to wake at 2 1/2 hours instead of 3.
This continues and is only worsened if Camden decides to majorly puke several times in which case the time between feedings is shortened.
So...we're getting maybe 3 hours of sleep, broken up, through the night.
So....any suggestions out there for our night-time schedule? Something to maximize our time and get us more sleep? Hubby is up with me at each and every feeding, so we're running on the same amount of steam :)