does anyone else know that song?
Anyway...Thought I would share a little of our nighttime routine. Remember that post about "How in the heck is this breastfeeding thing even possible?" We have it perfected. Feeding totally on demand day and night. And I'm not going crazy. It works. Perfectly for us. I was so used to demand feeding a single baby, 3 isn't that much different. Just more. And since these are our last babies (*sniff, sniff*) I want to breastfeed as much as possible. I also get alot more one-on-one time with each baby, which I love. I've obviously gotten very good at tandem nursing. I can hook up 2 babies in about 15 seconds with no pillows. It's great. It's not the most attractive thing ever but it serves the purpose.
So, how goes the night your wondering?
Notice the spacing between the babies? That space is for me. When we start the night, all 3 babies are in the crib. As they wake up, I move them in with me. Luckily, so far, its been just one baby waking at a time. When they join me in bed, I feed them. As the next baby awakens, I move that one in with me and feed her. And the 3rd. Thus, creating the spaces. Throughout the night, I just move from space to space and feed whatever baby is hungry. This means I don't lose much sleep since I hook a baby up and go back to sleep. Once in awhile, 2 will want to eat at the same time. I do have to stay awake for that but I don't get up. How is that possible, you ask? Well, I stack them. Really. I lay on my side, feed that baby laying down, with the bottom boob, then lay another baby on top of that baby and hook her up to the top boob. I'm sure it is quite a site, but it works. Well. Very well actually. In the past week, I've had to use a bottle twice. TWICE. 3 babies, 7 days, 24 hours in each day, TWO bottles. Total. I'm very proud of that, can ya tell? Which also means, I don't have to pump. Thank God.