I have lots of good things to tell you, positive things, but today I am tired. Completely and utterly exhausted. It has been a long long year and we have not slept well. Hec, I thought by the age of 3 the boys would have slept better. Now, after a few nights of good sleep, I think we have the start of the dreaded night terrors. We have had two nights where each of the boys woke up, clearly shaking with fear and screaming. I will try the same homeopathic stuff we did with the Princess and see if ti helps. But I am not hopeful. Nope. Every time we think we win the sleep war, it seems it was only the battle.
I have an old bookclub friend that is now pregnant with twins. In fact, the poor girl really has her work cut out for her - she will have one of 33 months, one of 15 months and new born twins. That's one 15 month old we didn't have! She asked me what was the hardest of the twin pregnancy. Without a doubt for me the extreme tiredness. The total lack of the second trimester energy. And when she asked what was the hardest about having twins, my answer was clear and simple - sleep! It's just double the amount of wakings per night at any stage. Adding to that the fact that they are "tuned into" each other and tend to wake up when the other does, does not make the issue any simpler.
Although in no way do I wish my boys bigger or to miss any stage of cuteness, I do wish we can get to sleep a bit. I mean, for them it will certainly be better too.