December 6, 2012

The Twins at 2 Months

I can't believe it's been another month!
The twins have changed so much already.
It really is amazing to see.

They both have really filled out! Haven't they?

Both babies are eating 4 ounces at each feeding. (2 ounces of breast milk and 2 ounces of formula). We've switched formulas this past month.  Harper was having some major gas issues and was really unhappy after many feedings. So we thought we would switch her formula to see if it helped.  My niece has a very sensitive stomach and uses Gerber Good Start Sensitive, so we gave it a try. Sure enough- it worked! So Hudson finished off the Similac that we had and now both babies are on the Gerber. (Hudson doesn't seem effected by the new formula.) Harper still gets really upset tummies when I eat anything spicy. I miss my Mexican food!! Boo.

The babies are still eating every 3 hours during the day. Their last night feeding is at 8:30 pm before they go to sleep for the night. The past few days they have been waking up at around 4:00 am but fall back asleep when we put their binkies in and haven't needed their early morning feeding. It's so nice to not have to worry about the 2:30 am feeding! Let's hope this continues! We are really quite happy about the way they sleep at night. They have been sleeping in their cribs since 5 weeks.  They are sharing a crib and still sleep swaddled. We really haven't been sleep training yet. They both struggle falling asleep at night and want to be rocked to sleep. I know it's a bad habit to get into, but I'm so afraid that their crying will keep Reagan awake, I tend to just do whatever will get them quiet! (Any tips out there?) 

They are both wearing size 1 diapers and size 0-3 month clothes.  They still fit in some of their newborn outfits, depending on which ones!

Dear Harper Grace,

My little sweet pea.  You have changed so much this past month.  You have a very serious face with most people but give me the BEST smiles. I love our playtime each morning after our first feeding. You "talk" to me and smile so big. I love that you recognize my voice and when you hear it, your face totally lights up.  You get so excited when you see your bib before each feeding.  You pant happily like a little puppy. When you are sad or mad you grunt so loudly. It's pretty funny. You like tummy time and really hold your head nicely. You love to reach for the hanging toys on your playmat too. You are a great sleeper and sleep very soundly. Your brother's screaming hardly ever wakes you up. You crack us up because if you are awake in your crib we'd never know it because you just lay there quietly. Today you had your 2 month well baby check.  You have gained just over 2 pounds! You are now weighing 10 pounds 7 ounces.  Your weight is in the 28th percentile.  You have stretched out in length 2 more inches - now at 22 inches. Your length is in the 25th percentile. The doctor was very impressed with your head/neck strength but noticed that you prefer looking one way over the other.  So we need to start feeding you from the opposite direction and trying to engage you on the right side rather than the left. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am having a little girl. It is so much fun!

Dear Hudson Brooks,

My handsome boy. You are still a big time Momma's boy. You prefer being in my arms more than anything else.  You are still the first one to wake up from each nap and you scream bloody murder. The second I pick you up, you smile and giggle. It's like you know that you have wrapped around your finger. You love your binky but still manage to cry/scream with it in. You had a serious case of baby acne this month but seems to be clearing up. You are finally enjoying bath time. You are quite a flirt already. You make these flirty little smiles and tilt your head- so cute! Even today at the doctor she commented on how you flirted with her. It was pretty cute.  She was checking your sister and you coo-ed and stared at her until she noticed you again.  When she did, you smiled so big at her. Little ladies man on our hands here! You also gained 2 pounds since last month's appointment.  You now weight 10 pounds 12 ounces.  You are in the 17th percentile.  You also gained just over 2 inches in length since last month- 22 1/4 inches.  This puts your length in the 15th percentile for boys. You really are growing more and more to look like your big brother Reagan.  It will be so interesting to see if you continue. Ps- I just LOVE your old man hair. :) 


Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

Those little twins are simply gorgeous, darling, and precious! I love all the snaps of them.

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy! I've commented before and wrote that our baby boys are pretty much exactly the same so I thought I'd let you know what we did for sleep training. We stopped rocking him to sleep at 8 weeks. We swaddle him and give him his pack then read him the exact same book each night. Then we say l love you and sleep good and put him down with his pack. When we were training him we let him cry for 5 minutes and then went back in to replace his pack, pat him on the arm and tell him it's okay. It took about a week of cry for about 10-20 minutes but now he goes down for all naps and bed at night without a peep. I know all babies are different but our boys just sound so similar that I thought I'd give some advice. :)

Mrs. Mommy said...

Oh my goodness, 2 months already? They are growing so fast and are so adorable! I love their chairs! Kyla has one and I definitely need to get Kase one :)

lori said...

they seriously keep getting cuter every time i see new pictures!

and love your holiday background :)

Pam said...

I have 1 year old boy/girl twins. We gave them 6 weeks to do whatever they wanted then used a loose Ferber schedule of eat, play, sleep. This worked great! We stopped rocking them to sleep at 6 months. Solid food helped them sleep through the night. Good luck!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

They are absolutely adorable and what sweet letters! Always brings a smile when I stop by.........Happy weekend!