First off, today is going much better. I decided that today was "sleep at any cost" day. Be it on a walk, in a bouncy seat, in the swing, or in a bed, these kids were going to sleep, damn it. So far, so good. They slept on a walk and now Maddie is sleeping in a carseat and Riley is sleeping in the swing. Hooray!
Now a question for moms out there. Weigook Saram recommended her favorite sleep book to me: Good Night, Sleep Tight. Do you any of you out there have other favorites? No guilt-inducing ones, please. You know the ones, the books that tell you if you don't have a nap schedule by the time your child is five days old he or she will be sleep disordered his or her entire life. Even if that's true (and I have a hard time believing that it is), I can't deal with the guilt right now.
But otherwise, send me your recommendations. I'm ready to start taking this sleep thing seriously rather than flying by the seat of my pants. The babies need more sleep and so do I. Time to formulate a plan.