Now you might think that my job sounds like a piece of cake... feeding, changing diapers, and then the babies just sleep. Well, not exactly. There are many little details that make this job difficult, such as...
(1) Getting both babies up and down the stairs at the same time...
(2) I can't have both boys in the same room when feeding them a bottle, because they get too distracted by the other one and then don't eat, but I can't leave one baby alone in a room while I feed the other one, so I have to kind of "hide" so that I can see the baby I'm not feeding, but they cannot see us. Tricky.
(3) One baby is slightly scared of the other baby and cries when he gets too close. And the other baby ALWAYS wants to be close.
(4) The babies feed off each others cries.
(5) I can't feed both babies at the same time (only one high chair), but when one baby sees the other one being fed (solid food), he immediately wants some and gets mad when he has to wait.
(6) The babies get verrrrry jealous of my attention. For example, when the babies are alone, they are very happy to play on the floor, or sit in the walker, or roll around with toys without me hovering or holding them. But as soon as there are two babies, if I hold one or play with one, the other one cries until I pick him up, and then the one I was holding first cries when I put him down. Jealous babies!
(7) Hugo is now nicknamed "Rolley Poley" because every time I change his diaper, he immediately rolls onto his stomach. You try changing a baby's diaper when he is on his stomach... so he has to be distracted (somehow) or he cries!
(8) These babies are TOUGH to feed solids. Well, mostly just Hugo. I have to practically pin his hands down and trick him into opening his mouth and then I can shovel the food in his mouth. By the time he's done eating there is always food all over his face, hair, clothes, hands, MY clothes, hands, etc. etc. etc.