Thursday, July 14, 2011

12 Weeks!

Our babies are 12 weeks old...

Maia Jean has grown from 5 lbs 4 oz to 10 lbs 10 oz. She is exactly 2 feet tall.

She falls asleep when she gets tired, no matter where she may be, but if it is daytime a door shutting, a bump in the road, a pacifier falling out, a not-tight-enough swaddle, or her brother crying wakes her up with a jolt.

LOVES her pacifier - can we say addict?

When this girl cries, there are always real tears. BIG ones. The kind that will melt your heart and probably get us to buy her a car someday.

She is usually pretty quiet, but very alert and observant. She likes to sit back and watch the world unfold.

Cuddles more often than her brother but makes you work harder for a smile!

Josh "JD" has grown from 6 lbs 11 oz to 12 lbs 8 oz. His grandpa calls him "bruiser". This boy can eat and he is SOLID.

He has 3 moods: Tired (which you know he is if he gets fussy), Happy (full of smiles and coos, on the verge of laughing) and Angry (he actually yells at us already, no joke). It takes a little more effort to get him to sleep, but once he is, he is totally out.

Needs a super-tight double-swaddle and white noise like his sister needs her pacifier.

If he is awake, you'll hear him. He'll either be yelling at you (one of his distinct cries) to pick him up, babbling, grunting, or making any other sort of random noise. Knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it.

He is already a take-charge kind of boy. He likes his toys, wants to be entertained, and seems irritable if you pay more attention to his sister than to him!

We are consistently getting at least one 4-hr stretch of sleep per night, and usually at least an hour of overlapping nap time in the afternoon. Occasionally a 5-hr stretch at night and occasionally 2 hours of overlapping sleep in the afternoon (which is why it took me an entire week to finish this blog post).

Oh and they both LOVE to go for walks (2 a day, getting Mama back in shape!) They both like to be outside (favorite time in the morning is eating breakfast outside on the patio and watering the plants).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Josh has been fussing no matter what I do for an hour so I finally just set him down and went to make dinner. He kept crying for a while and then got really quiet, so I thought he had fallen asleep. When I went to check on him, he was wide awake and very aware of and interested in his toys! He was reaching out and touching them, and just studying everything in front of his face. He's never seemed aware of them before. He entertained himself for 4-5 minutes which is HUGE.

In other news, we are home from Utah and they are 11 weeks old now. After some practice in Utah, I am getting better at taking the two of them out by myself now, so outings are our new thing. It still takes me longer to get out of the house than I think it will every time, but we're making it places with everything we need and usually two generally happy babies...