4 Kids Under 2, Please Help!

by Samantha
(Kailua, HI)

Well, to start I have an amazing, soon-to-be 2 years old, boy and a very mouthy 7 month old girl. Yesterday at our 5 month ultrasound we found out that child number 3 is actually 3 and 4. So yes, another boy and another girl. And what should be a wonderful and exciting time, is now overwhelming and scaring me. I'm already running on coffee and little sleep. My son still to this day wakes up and wants to sleep with us. My daughter wakes up for her 4 am feeding, I still can't find a comfortable posistion to sleep, I'm worn out just writting about it. What am I going to do with TWINS? If any one is in a similar posistion or can offer any advice please, I beg of you, lay it on me. I need all the help I can get!

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Apr 12, 2012
4 Kids 3 and under - with a broken ankle
by: Brittany

I think once you hit the mark of having more than 2 little people, some how the craziness is just that - pure craziness. I have a 3 year old little boy, I have twins that just turned 2 on December 23 (a boy and a girl) and than I gave birth to another little boy on December 29th. All while having broke my ankle in early December, and not being able to move what so ever. For anyone that have little people that can somewhat help out - let them. It makes them feel important, and it helps you out at the same time. Ex. all 3 of my "oldest" want to bring me diapers and wipes for their baby brother, or if I ask them to bring me a bottle of water - all 3 of them run to the fridge. Somehow things manage to workout. Always remember that God only gives you what you can handle, and remember that this crazy time is such a short period because before you know it they are all walking, talking and growing before your eyes. Enjoy every moment!! Good Luck to you :)

May 07, 2010
totally understand

hi there
well i completly undertsand, i have a 3 year old and a 1 year old we are expecting twins i am now 14 wks and i understand exactly how you feel my life is so busy at the moment that im starting to get worried about looking after all 4 under the age of 4. Luckily my husband is brilliant he is a very carefree spirited person and always reassures me everything is going to be fine, even though i know he is pakin himself, but i think if you get somewhat of a routine sorted things seem to flow alittle more easily, not all the time but everyone knows wats the go, and wat is about to happen iv been trying that, stretchmarks i myself are getting them at such a early stage, i just keep using BIO oil and coconut butter, well keep in touch and let us know how its all going, its great to see im not the only person out there stressing Keep positive and lastly congragulations and prepare ourselves for a crazy ryde.

Mar 26, 2010
Thanks for the encouragement!
by: samantha

Well to those who found the time to write back- thank you from the bottom of my heart. its good to know that it can be done. i guess that im just a little nervous. As for having 10 kids (whew...) i do admire your strength and patience. i dont know if i could handle that many, so it really makes me feel like twins and two others are not that bad. you are an amazing woman! as for everyone else- thank you as well.

i do have another question-

what do i do for my stomach- every sense the ultra sound its like they decided to start just grow over night! i am huge! and my stretch marks are already back!

Mar 26, 2010
In the Malestrom
by: Dawn White

I can totally realate to you. I have 10 kids altogether ages 11,9,8,6,5,3,2,1, and the twins turned 2 months today. My 1 year old just had is bday yesterday so him and the twins are 10 months apart. It has been crazy!! I have to say my kids have been very good about sleeping through the nite early. and no colic. But the twins have been a challenge. its hard to get them on the same schedule when you are taking care of 8 others too. I don't have time to sit and feed them one after the other so its pretty hit and miss. I don't have any tried and true solutions yet I just am getting through day by day. I know that I will look back and think that this is the easy part. Once they start walking and talking it will get much tougher, but their are days that it is hard to see it. They are truly a blessing. though my husband is worried if I get pregnant agian will will have twins again and hes not sure he is up for that LOL

Mar 26, 2010
A little advice
by: Michelle Ford

I am not in your boat... I just have my twins Dennis and Trinity that are 6 months now, so I don't know what it's like to juggle a bunch of ages. All I can say is SCHEDULE and ROUTINE! Without some sort of a schedule (even just a few things for example we do bathtime between 9:30 and 10 every night because it calms and relaxes them before bed and they LOVE their bath) my husband and I would lose our minds. It may take you a couple months to find a good schedule but just keep going with it - trial and error. A routine is important to... like getting everyone in the car. My husband is a wounded warrior and is still in the wheel chair. So I have a routine down to get everyone in the car. Again a good routine takes a few weeks to get a hold of.
I hope this helps hun. Please add me if you have any other questions!

Mar 24, 2010
AM right here with ya
by: Christina Skaggs

Hi my name is christi I have a wonderful 2 year old boy named miles.. he is awesome just turned 2 in Feb. I have Twin girls aged 9 months old they are wonderful but both wake up at least 2 times a night and Miles wakes up at least 1 time a night.. I am 3 months pregnant with another one too.. let me tell ya the twins arent that bad none of my babies have had the colic or anything thank god.. I am with ya so you dont have to feel so alone...feel free to add me on facebook thats my real name hope you have an uneventful pregnancy

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