Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Jackson: 17lbs. 14oz.
Joel: 17lbs. 11oz.
Joel is catching up to his big brother!!
The boys have been eating really well and eating anything that we put in front of them, knock on wood that we won't have picky eaters!! It's so fun to try new foods with them and to watch them eat. They love all their snacky foods: the puffs, wheels, rice husks, dried apples, yogurt, bread and jelly, fruits. We are also down to 3 (6oz.) bottles a days so fortunately I'm also pumping A LOT less!!! They still don't have any teeth so we are still careful of what we give them. I have heard from multiple people and even read that babies that don't get teeth until later are better once they do come in, so let's hope for straight teeth!!
Besides crawling the twins are pulling themselves up to anything and everything they can grab on to. They are still sleeping like champs. They both love to say "hey dada" it's so cute. Jon walks into the room and they crawl over and say "dada, dada, dada". Their new thing is running their wrist over their mouth and making noises, or doing the "Indian call" when you hit your mouth with the inside of your hand and make a noise. Instead of Jackson just being a momma's boy Joel has now turned into one too, there is definitely a good feeling knowing that the only person they want is me. It can be challenging at times, it is getting harder to hold onto 2 babies at once or feed a bottle to them both but they just grab onto me when I'm sitting on the floor and knowing that I'm touching them just makes them sooo happy, it melts my heart for sure.
Sunday we had their 8 month pictures and then we went to Sam's and got groceries and got home at 5:00 and put the boys down for a nap, since they hadn't slept all day and we had to wake them up at 6:45 to eat supper and have baths...and they still slept all night. They were just so worn out from the busy, but good weekend!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Joel and Sophie Joel and Jackson Joel and Jackson..."help me stand up brother!" Joel playing with Sophie and Jackson looking out the door
I had to go outside and get a picture of Joel looking out..."the view I love the most is from my front porch looking in"
Jackson and Joel
We also realized this week that we need to lower the cribs. I walked in Monday morning and Joel had pulled himself up to the rail and was standing there like jumping up and down...little turkey!! So that is a job for Jon to do one night this week. It's interesting to see how their interests have changed whereas before they would want to sit instead of laying down, now they want to pull themselves up and stand and practice walking....ALL the time, we're sure getting busy!!!
Jackson and Joel in the wagon...Joel trying to pull himself up and escape
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Joel and Jackson in their wagon...with their little lumberjack hats on!
Jackson Joel...this was such a cute picture...he kept turning to see where daddy was pulling him Joel's poor little spike has reached it's max. height, it started to curl over it was so long. So on Saturday I decided that I would trim it down a little.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
We think the boys are REALLY getting teeth, their gums feel rough and they didn't want to sleep much this weekend, we put them down at 7:30PM and they woke up at 4AM wide awake but then wanted to go back to sleep by 6:30 or 7 and they didn't nap hardly at all, maybe 30-45 minutes at a time...I hope the days of 1.5 to 2 hour naps aren't gone!!!! We took a couple car rides this weekend to get them to sleep more.
Daddy and Jackson resting...so cute!
It's really fun to watch the boys interact with each other, I'm not sure who is going to be the instigator of two. As you can see below...Joel is quiet the little devil...always picking on his brother.