Yesterday, Riley never napped for more than 20 minutes. This is a problem with him. He's at a stage where he's very engaged by the world around him and would rather look around than go to sleep. I tried it all yesterday: walks, swings, bed, car seat, you name it. Never more than 20 minutes. By the end of the day, he was a wreck, but since he was overtired, he screamed before bed, finally went down just after 8, and got up at 11, 1, and 5 (for good). Gar. Maddie was pretty tired, too, and enjoyed some pre-bed screaming. Sigh.
We just passed the 12 week mark. I keep waiting for this to get easier, and by "this" I mean all of it. Right now, the sleep is the worst, but everything is still so hard. Everyone says it gets easier, but when? How? It's only been 12 weeks, but by the same token, it's already been 12 weeks. I talk to friends with newborns and it seems like everyone else's baby sleeps better, has a better temperament, is more engaging. Is it because I have twins? Is it because I'm doing something wrong?
When does it get easier and what do I need to do?
(For the record, I'm starting to keep a sleep log to track when/where/how much they sleep during the day. Evidently that's step 1 of some otherwise totally unformed plan.)