Thursday, January 9, 2014

Life Style: The twins are 6 months old!










Ava:

Weight and height: She weighs 14 lbs 8oz. She has gained 1 lb this month! She is 26 in long and at 54% percentile for height. About 21% percentile for weight.

Eating: She drinks 4 bottles of formula at about 7 1/2-8 oz each. She is drinking every 4 hours. She is eating banana rice cereal and as of this week, starting with squash for lunch. She is such a great eater! definitely prefers eating over drinking her bottle.  

Sleeping: She sleeps after her 730pm bottle until 730am or so. We had to push up her bedtime because she was getting too fussy in the evenings. She has been napping for about 1 hour two times a day now. Sometimes she squeezes a cat nap in the evening.


Schedule: 7am Bottle
8am Cereal
9-11am Nap
11am Bottle
12pm Lunch (1 veggie at a time)
1-3pm Nap
3pm Bottle
6-630pm Nap
7pm Bath
730pm Bottle
8pm-7am Sleep

Clothes: She is wearing 6 month clothing and size 2 diapers.

Social: She is definitely shy around people she does not know. Loves playing with her brothers, and is babbling away. She starting saying "ma". Which has no meaning yet, but of course I'm working with her to say "mama".

Developmental: She is turning both ways and sitting on her own for a couple minutes at a time. She is grabbing her feet and putting them in her mouth. Loves all kinds of toys, especially ones with lots of noise. Loves all mobiles, and laughs and coos at them. She can pick up a toy that falls and puts everything in her mouth. Can transfer toys from hand to hand. Reaches up to us when we tell her "hands". Looks when she hears her name.

Likes: More like loves her older brother! It's too cute to see how much they both adore him. Jumping in exersaucer, and playing. Loves to play in her play pen with her toys. Still loves daddy rocking her to sleep. And sucking on her thumb on occasion.

Aiden
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Weight and height: My big boy is 15 lbs and 25 1/2 in long. Still in 10% percentile for both.

Eating: He drinks 4 bottles of formula at about 7 1/2-8 oz each. He is drinking every 4 hours. He is eating banana cereal but doesn't care too much for it. Also started him on squash for lunch and loves that.

Sleeping: He sleeps after his 730pm bottle until 7am or so. He is now waking up before Ava in the mornings. He takes better naps. Usually about 2 hours twice a day. Might sneak in a little cat nap in the evenings. ETA: he's been fussy at night the past couple of weeks and just noticed he has a bottom tooth coming in (1/25/13).

Schedule: 7am Bottle
8am Cereal with fruit
9-11am Nap
11am Bottle
12p Lunch (squash this week)
1-3pm Nap
3pm Bottle
6-630pm Nap
7pm Bath
730pm Bottle
8pm-7am Sleep

Clothes: He is wearing 6 month clothing and size 2 diapers.

Social: He is squealing at things and people when he gets excited. Loves to talk (babble) to everyone. Not scared of strangers, just like his big brother. Loves to play with toys but mostly puts everything in his mouth.

Developmental: He is rolling more consistently now. Starting to sit a bit more on his own. Loves his exersaucer, and will jump in it all the time. He is working on rolling from back to tummy, and gets about halfway. And completely turned on 1/24/13. He will pick up dropped toys, and moves toys from hand to hand. Reaching for his feet and toes but can't grab them yet.


Likes: Talking to everyone and laughing. Playing with big brother and sister. Loves dancing with mommy. And loves cuddling with mommy as well. Looks for daddy and big brother to see what they are doing at all times.


I know I say this every month, but I can't believe they are 6 months already! They each got 4 shots and oral vaccine today. My mom always goes with me to the appointments, and today she let me hold them both while they got shots. (I called her chicken, because it's awful watching them cry :( ) They were upset, of course, and the extra shot was the flu shot. We've seen so many cases of flu this season, I'm just grateful they finally were able to get a flu shot.
They are doing so well, growing at a great rate. Aiden is doing remarkable considering he was only 4 lbs at birth. He is round and I love it : ) Ava is drinking much better and loves eating.
I'm so grateful for their health and the joy they bring us each day!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine,
    I love these pictures of our wittle babies (I said 'our' because I'm willing to share them with you ;) lol jk).

    I <3 my nephews and niece!

    Have a good day,
    Kathy

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    1. Hi
      Kathy! I saw your comment on my email and forgot to reply!
      I am willing to share : ) After all, you were always ready to help us out when I was so sleep deprived those first couple of months : ) And now they are 6 months! Can't believe how fast it's going!
      K

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