Dear everyone who responded to this post right here,
Thank you for not being mean and making me cry! Hopefully the doctor will be as lovely as you all in a few hours when I take the twins in for their shots. I am going to try and respond to a few of the recommendations/comments that I received.
1) Sippy Cup: Cash does like a sippy cup, but wont drink formula out of one. Well, not more than an oz anyway. I have stopped pumping while I am at work for a few weeks now so I don’t have any mom’s milk to try putting in one for him. Surprisingly last night he drank 3 oz out of a bottle for the night nanny who dream fed him because he slept straight through from 11pm-4:30 am for HER. In his crib. In the baby bed room. Seriously.
2) Guard Rail things for the bed: We are about 80% sure that when Cash falls out of the bed he isn’t moving in his sleep and falling off. The little booger wakes up and crawls around right off the bed. He has no fear and shows no signs of stopping this habit. Well judging from his behavior of crawling off the mattress we moved to the floor and constantly lunging off the sofa. I am scared that if he encounters a guard he will climb over it and go face first into our hard floors from even higher. Ugh, this kid seriously rivals his father’s dare devil ways. So we are thinking about pushing the bed to the wall because he can’t climb over that. I hope.
3) Controlled Crying/Graduated CIO: I don’t really have a problem with letting a baby cry for 5-10 minutes and soothing/ repeat. Who does have a problem with it is which ever baby falls asleep first. We haven’t really figured out a way to make this a viable option for us. Also, my husband goes into super high blood pressure possible stroke mode when either baby cries for more than 3 minutes. Always. Even in the car. Seriously.
You would think that he was a breast feeding mother.
Realistically, I don’t expect the twins to sleep for 10 or 12 hours straight, but what I am hoping for is a nice long sleep in their cribs and then moving them into a safe bed with us around 5 and 5:30am in the morning for another couple of hours then getting up for the day at 8 or so. So we are going to keep working on getting Cash to sleep in his crib (he did great last night), then have to figure out a way to encourage an earlier bedtime. Patience does pretty well going to sleep around 8:30 or 9, but Cash usually stays up until he goes to bed with me, and cries when he goes into his crib, which then wakes up Patience. Then we have two awake babies until 12 or 1 in the morning.
That is not fun. For anyone.
Thank you again everyone!!!!