I'm back and feeling MUCH better. Thank you all for the well wishes. It's amazing how much more you run yourself down as a momma. It's impossible to drop everything and focus on yourself for a few days. Not easy, and not fun!
Anyway, no cute photo to share today, but we seem to have a situation with the twins and I'd like some advice. Or maybe you can share a similar experience, just so I know we're not alone.
Dan and I are tired. Very tired. We were blessed with twins that have been sleeping through the night since they were 12 weeks old. That's right, 12 weeks. Amazing. It's been great, so I probabaly shouldn't complain, but I'm going to anyway!
For the past week or so, one (if not both of the boys) seems to wake up during the night screaming and in tears. I've done some online reading and we've tried all the suggestions, but the only thing that really consoles them is being held. Perhaps if we only had one 16 month old, some of the suggestions might work; rub child's back, talk to in a soft soothing voice, don't pick them up, let them cry it out, etc., but we have two little guys, and inevitably, one eventually wakes the other up (or we do, when attempting to act out these suggestions on the first crying child.) Then there are two crying toddlers who want to be held (and two crying adults who want to sleep.)
Are they too warm? Too cold? Hungry? Not sleeping enough during the day? Sleeping too much?
Are they teething? Both have mouths full of teeth, and haven't had trouble sleeping while getting them in the past. Just for sh*ts and giggles, we tried a little Tylenol for the past two nights, and that seems to have done the trick, but I know we aren't out of the woods yet.
Suggestions? Advice? Earplugs? Red Bull?