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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shhh...

...the twins are actually sleeping AT THE SAME TIME!

I'm probably jinxing myself for even typing those words out, but I'm super excited and have to share with someone!

For the last year, I kid you not, the only time Pretty Girl and Big Boy would sleep at the same time was at night.

Sometimes.

With one being exclusively breast fed, and one getting getting half/half bottles since they were about 4 months old, finding a way to get them on a same nap schedule was impossible. Especially since they are both were cat nappers, sleeping 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there.

Even if I took them out to run errands, often if you looked in my stroller, one of them would be snoozing and the other one wide awake. Strangers often joked, "Oh, is it always like this?" and laugh.

I did NOT find it amusing.

Instead of growling at the person, I often plastered on a fake smile and joked back, "Yup. They never nap at the same time. It's okay, though, because they do sleep most of the night at the same time."

Sometimes, I *might* get an overlap of about 15 minutes, when one twin would finally give it up and close their eyes just as the other one started to stretch.

So, it's amazing to me, that right now, BOTH twins have been napping for about an hour!

And this is the 3rd day in a row that has happened.

My house might actually stand a chance at getting cleaned up. Laundry might actually get folded fresh from the dryer. I can eat lunch while it's hot without 2 little sweet faces clamor for bites of it!

Or, like right now, I can sit down and post on my blog...and maybe even catch up on reading yours! :)

7 comments:

  1. Naptime is always for blogging! :)

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  2. I know how you feel. I just started getting ours down at the same time. Boy what a difference it makes with getting stuff done and some "me" time. I hope they continue to nap together for you ;-)

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  3. Ohmygosh, I'm so sorry! Ours did that for a long while, but maybe around 9 months they got with the program.

    I waiver between being productive and totally vegging out during naptime. Often I tell myself that I'm too noisy when I'm being productive, so naturally blogging is the thing to do. ;)

    Hoping this trend is here for the long haul for ya.

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  4. Let's hope this new found trend will continue! We miss your updates! Love, Fran

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  5. Congrats on the nap. Hope this continues.

    Missing you in blogland :)

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  6. I can relate. While I may not have twins, I do have two little ones who nap and getting them to nap at the same time is not easy but when they do it's like heaven. Enjoy!

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