My girls are ALMOST 6 months old actual, 4 mo adjusted. They are rock stars STTN a new skill. However this week their naps are a MESS. 40 minutes when they used to be 1.5 hours. I realize I'm in a transition period, but everything I try doesn't seem to make them nap longer. Here's our day as it stands now:
6:30/7 wake and feed
9:30 to 10:45 struggle to keep 3 babies resting or asleep
Struggling to keep everyone asleep again
7bedtime routine includes final bottle
Each bottle contains 66.5 oz of EBM. TODAY I tried switching playtime and feeding so nap is right after a bottleno better results yet. Am I expecting too much? I thought sleep things were based on adjusted age for preemies. At "4" months they should be sleeping more than 30 minutes at a time, right?
FWIW, I live in a modest home. All 3 girls share a room. If they are hysterical, I take them out into the living room because 1 hysterical baby in a RnP is better than 3 hysterical babies in cribs. I have a white noise machine in their room. I've read HSHHC, and Mothering Multiples. ANY advice, input, opinions are welcome. I'm at a loss. Ohand that third nap is still needed. I'm seeing no signs of being ready to drop it, and all 3 get terrible cranky around 5 if I skip it and try to move bedtime up I get Screamfest.
4/13/12--1st u/s. IDENTICAL TRIPLETS (?!?)
PAIF and SAIF welcome