First off, thank you all, voices of experience. The comments on my last post were really, really helpful. Tonight, I have a plan that I hopefully won't need to use. I gave Riley some Hylands Teething Tablets before bed, and if he cries in the night, I'm going to go with my usual ten minute check plan. If he continues to cry, I'll give him Tylenol at the twenty minute mark. I feel so much better knowing that I won't have to make those decisions in the middle of the night in a half-asleep/half-awake delirium.
This weekend marks the return of activities on the twins' schedule after a holiday hiatus. They may only be seven months old, but they are already taking two classes! We started back with Kindermusik Village today. That class is more for me than for them, although they enjoy the music and the instruments. I like to have something scheduled on my Friday "work at home" day that will get me out of the house, so Kindermusik it is. This unit's theme is animal sounds--should be fun.
Tomorrow we start swimming lessons at the local Boys and Girls Club. I'm really excited about this, but I have no idea how the twins will react. They enjoy bath time, but that's their only exposure to water and that's nothing like a swimming pool. GH and I wanted to find a class that we could all do together on Saturdays, and I've always loved seeing pictures of babies in the water. Amazing! So off we go to swim tomorrow. I was totally flummoxed about the logistics of it all. Swim diapers? Check. Swimsuits? Um, for a baby? Seems silly. I'm just going to put a onesie on over their swim diapers and hope for the best. I just hope no one is looking at my legs because I couldn't begin to tell you when they were last shaved . . .
I feel like such a suburban mom with my infants enrolled in two classes. I even drive a station wagon (although not a minivan [yet] or an SUV). I don't want to be one of those parents who forces her kids into endless amounts of after-school activities and such, but for now, before they can tell me what they do and don't want to do, I think a little swimming and music are harmless and maybe even helpful.