Plus, we also had our first friends stay at our house since we had the boys. Well, except for two different grandmas who came to help out the first couple of weeks. This time it was my friend and her 9 month old son. It wasn't as smooth as I had hoped and I don't think I would rush to do it again. They were at very different stages and it was difficult for my friend. Her son was anxious about being somewhere new and used to sleeping in silence. Our house isn't very silent these days and I made the mistake of having my sister-in-law and nephew over which put my friend's son over the edge. Lesson learned my friends.
I have also had my first run in with pushy know it all parents. It seems everyone who has children had the blessing of their children sleeping through the night immediately (I call bullshit). They love to tell me that I should have the boys sleeping by 5pm and for atleast 12 hours in a row. First of all they are premies which means they aren't even 3 months old if you are counting from their due dates and secondly I didn't ask. My girlfriend told me that one of my boys looked over-tired about three times during the visit and I should put him to bed (by the way she also said I couldn't let him cry for the first hour her son went down because he feels sympathy for crying babies and it is too emotional for him). I checked with dr. Google and they can suck it because my boys are getting approx 15 hours of sleep in a 24 hour span and that is within the norm. I notice that parents always have to blame their kids behaviour on something. If the baby even wiggles "the wrong way" they say they are tired or hungry. They are babies for heavens sake! Note to self, don't judge other peoples parenting.