Sunday, February 15, 2009

How much help is really needed?!?

So now that I am expecting twins, I am inundated with questions about how much help I will need. I have found that there are two camps; those that think it will be impossible without a full-time staff, and those who think it will be difficult, but doable. Call me naive... but I am leaning towards the doable. Am I crazy? Well yes, just slightly! I have read and studied most of the twin books available on the market and have come up with a plan. My plan is to get both boy's on the same schedule. Is this possible? Well I don't know, but I am hopeful.

When my daughter was born, I read a great book called Babywise. It became my bible. I read this book over and over, highlighted pages, and made notes in the margins. I truly tribute my daughter's great sleep habits to the information I gained from the book. At 6 months old, she consistently slept from 5:45pm until 7:30am. Yes, I was the envy of many and probably the target on someone's dartboard. As hectic as my days were, I knew it would be over by 5:45pm. That brought me much sanity, well needed down time, and plenty of time to spend with my husband.

I am hopeful that the Babywise program will work for the boys. So, I have ordered a new copy (Don't ever loan it out because you'll never get it back). Now that I have my copy in hand, I am studying up a storm.

In my opinion it should be on every new parent's nightstand. It is a must read!

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