Nanny to 8 month old fraternal twin boys.
10:15 am. MB goes to work in her office and I get to feeding the boys. A little bit of formula to start and homemade (by MB) baby food (mixed veggies) and Blue finishes his formula while Bubba just sqawks at me to change him. Boys get diaper changes, and change from jammies to clothes. It's getting warm in TX so we go with just onesies.
10:40 am Play time. I put them on their bellies with their favorite contraband a few feet in front of them, SHOES. No crawling, Bubba's angry that he's not sitting up and Blue just spins in circles.
11:25 am Boys start whining and musical puppy helps stretch them a few more minutes but its diaper change and nap time! They sleep while I have lunch with MB, clean up a bit and pack for our afternoon outing.
12:50 pm. Blue starts whining and I get him up and play until Bubba starts jabbering to himself. I change diapers and pack them into their bucket seats (which they barely fit into), lock the door and strap them into my car. We're packed to the brim. Both boys in the back seat, the giant double stroller in my trunk and the diaper bag, my purse and misc stuff in the passenger seat.
1:20pm Circling the mall parking lot for a spot and both boys are screaming. I'm singing wheels on the bus but they're hot and bothered and its spring break and the lot is packed. Get out my giant stroller and take the boys out of their seats. Blue is much happier sitting up with his toy but Bubba whines until I pop the paci in his mouth and off we go!
1:55pm After getting multiple stares and comments regarding "OMG ARE THEY TWINS?" We settle in the food court and I start making bottles. Bubba eats half before he pushes it away. I know he wants real food but Blue is still sucking and I only have two hands. I talk to him and promise I'll get out the (organic pouch) food as soon as brother's done with his bottle. Bubba is soon satisfied with the apple, peaches and oatmeal pouch. Head to the bathroom to change diapers and I sing while taking turns changing diapers. I get stares the WHOLE TIME.
3:00pm. We walked the mall a while and popped in to say hi to a friend of mine who works there. We stroll back to the car with more comments about ZOMG TWINS and I crank the AC. Its only 81 but my dark colored car has gotten hot and so have their seats. I kneel and talk to them for a few minutes while the car cools down. Finally the time comes and Bubba squawks from the time I put him into his seat until we start moving. Blue doesn't have a care in the world and just gnaws on his elephant. I talk to them the whole ride home to keep them from falling asleep, and its only 15 minutes.
3:15pm We arrive home and I change diapers again, play time doesn't last long before they're ready for their power nap. Blue screams bloody murder when I lay him down, but I rub his belly and say good night. Less than two minutes later he's out like a light. I clean out and repack the diaper bag, update MB on our day and fold some baby laundry.
4:00pm Blue is up first as usual and I stick him in the jumper while I make dinner. Formula, whole grain cereal, pureed carrots and broccoli. I have to coax Bubba awake 15 minutes later and he's immediately ready to eat. They eat and get food EVERYWHERE. They're happy and smack the spoons out of my hands several times. When they're done clothes come off and diapers get changed. We hang out in just diapers while we play. I sneak my finger in mouths during a laugh and discover a bottom tooth has poked through on both boys.
5:15pm Bath Time! MB comes out, changes her clothes and starts running a bath. I carry both boys into the bathroom and we bathe them together. They recently graduated from the sling chairs and they LOVE sitting up in the bath, makes splashing so much easier. Lotioned, diapered and jammied!
5:40pm I bring both boys into the den and sit them on the quilt with toys to watch classical baby. Bubba gnaws on a lion while Blue squeals until I stand him up and help him balance. I swear these boys are going to walk before they crawl...
5:58pm MB comes in to sit with them and I say goodbye.
Day in the Life of a Twin Nanny