Hi Everyone! I'd love to join in too.
My twins were born the same day as Aims twins- November 4. They were 37 weeks and two days at that point.
Fox is my son, and he was born first, weighing 6 lbs 6 oz. As of yesterday, he is 9 lbs 4 oz.
Violet is my daughter, and she was born weighing 6 lbs 2 oz, and as of yesterday weighs 8 lbs 10 oz.
Hi Nancy- I was going to suggest us moving to this thread in our old one, so I'm glad to see you here, and look forward to comparing note with you. And I'm really happy to be able to compare twin notes and war stories with you Amy and Cynthia!
Feedings- Fox would NOT latch on at all, so he has been bottle fed from the start. He would cry and get so upset when I tried to bf him that it was not worth it. So I pump for him and he's about 50-50- one feeding will be a bottle of formula, the next feeding a bottle of breastmilk. He takes 3 1/2 ounces each feeding, unless he's really hungry and then he will take 4.
One day when he was about 3 weeks, I tried again to bf and he totally latched! I was so happy.....until about 3 days ago, he went back to getting so upset and crying. So, that is that. I won't try again.
Violet latched like a pro from day one. She will take a bottle, but she doesn't like it much. I just now have gotten her to the same point as Fox- 50% formula, 50% breastmilk. Because I bf her, I'm not sure what she takes in when she does, but when we give her bottles, she takes about 2 1/2 ounces, but she still scowls at the formula haha.
It was important for me from the start for my husband to be able to feed them, so I never planned on exclusively breastfeeding. Plus, with the holidays, the rest of the family love that they get to feed them too. So it works out well.
Pumping sucks, I don't care for it, but it's okay, I'll do it. Not sure how long I will stick with it. My supply has been pretty decent- enough to feed them both breastmilk 50% of the time. Sometimes I can't get to pumping, so it's not the end of the world of they get two bottles of formula in a row. A lot of the time, in the middle of the night that happens.
Feeding has been great. Sleeping on the other hand.....OYE. It's been a tough battle. Recently, Violet has decided she likes to be awake until 2 am. Getting them both in the crib at night is tough. Forget about "bedtime"- it never stays the same. We try and try...........plus, they REFUSE to sleep in the crib during the day. The only thing they will nap in is their bouncy chairs. We call them the magic chairs- makes them happy everytime.
I could go on and on but I'll stop now. Happy to be a part of this discussion at long last !!