Sleep schedule… or lack thereof

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We like to call Georgia “Angel Butt”. Not just because she looks like one but because she goes to sleep like one too. The difference between Jackson and Georgia’s nighttime ritual is night and day. Pun totally intended.
When bedtime rolls around(about 9:30pm)I will finish nursing them and then I can lay Georgia down, sometimes still awake, and she will put her thumb in her mouth, reach for her Teddy Cat, and go gently to sleep. Jackson is a whole other story. If I’m lucky, he will fall asleep breast feeding and I can then lay him geeeeeeeennnnnttttly down and he might stay asleep. Lately this has not been the case.
I start by putting him in the crib with his Teddy Bear kissing him and patting his back. Before I can leave the room he has already started wailing. I have done a lot of research regarding “cry-it-out” and, let’s say, “NOT cry-it-out” methods and I thought(against my mother’s constant advice) that the not crying it out method made more sense. I don’t anymore. I actually don’t know how I feel. I’ve been trying to let him cry it out. I’ll let him go for about ten minutes and then go in and comfort him without taking him out of the crib. I will do this about two or three times until he finally tires out/gives up and I am sitting there with my face pressed against the bars of the crib and my hand wedged between them rubbing his little exhausted back.
If you live in Anchorage and you see a lethargic mother of twins walking around with crib marks permanently indented into her face… be gentle, she hasn’t had much sleep.

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