October 11, 2013

The Twins 12 Month Update

Happy First Birthday Harper and Hudson!

On September 27, 2013 the twins celebrated their birthday! 
Here is their 12 month recap! 

Both babies continued to be sick much of this past month. Gotta love those daycare germs! Hopefully they will start building up their immune systems!  They are both wearing clothing in sizes 6-9, 9-12, and 12-18.  It really just depends on what it is.  Luckily the Arizona weather hasn't changed much, so they can still wear their summer clothes! They are both in size 3 diapers and can't quite fit in any of the shoes we have for them. I'd guess they are in a size 2 or 3 in shoes... but most of their shoes are 4 or 5 ... so it might be awhile! Both babies are still taking 2 naps a day (an am and a pm) and have just recently transferred from bottles to sippy cups. Harper didn't seem to mind too badly but Hudson is still struggling. That boy and his tantrums. It's a daily battle when I hand him the sippy cup of milk. Not. Happy! And yes, at 12 months we stopped the formula (thank the Lord. That was so expensive with twins! About 50-75 dollars a week on formula!) and started whole milk.  We have started doing the 3 meals a day (or trying....) .  These kids are not fans of eating.  It's another battle. Harper is better than Hudson and although she mostly likes to throw her food on the floor, at least she manages to eat some of it.  Where Hudson has been straight up refusing. Little stinker.  I'm hoping it's because of teething?! 

The Dr. was concerned but not worried about their weight.  He said they both looked healthy and not sickly but were obviously on the small side with their percentiles.  They are both basically the same weight they were at their last appointment 3 months ago. He wants us to really focus on trying to get them to eat more. He said feed them whatever they will eat. He suggest chicken nuggets, fries, etc. Sounds great- but duh- they won't touch it! We are to watch it until the next appointment and if they don't start gaining weight they may have to see a specialist. I'm not worried. Just trying to get them to eat! Stinkers!  

Dear Harper,

My sweet baby girl.  You have the most precious smile that just makes me melt.  You are a lover and love to lean your head into us and just be near. You are still our scardy cat and tend to be more cautious than your brother.  You love attention and love to sing for us.  It's a sweet little soft humming sound. So stinking cute.  You love to play games where you hand me something and then want me to hand it back.  You will do that for a long time.  Your favorite thing to say is still "dada" although when you cry you throw out the occasional  "mama". You also like to say "that". You have 5 teeth and I swear- we never even know when you get them.  You don't make a fuss at all. On that same note, we were at your 12 month dr. appointment and he was shocked to see you had an ear infection - you were happy as clam.  

You can stand by yourself and love to pull yourself up into the standing position.  Your favorite toy is the ball popper you got from your party as well as your stuffed animals. But you pretty much play with everything.  You are really sweet natured but can definitely get mad.  If your brother and you are both trying to get into my lap, you will hit him in the head until he falls off. Little meanie! It's definitely hard not to laugh! You aren't walking by yourself yet, but you can scoot around furniture if the mood strikes you.  It's not often.

At your 12 month appointment you were 29.5 inches long (36th percentile) and 17 lbs (3rd percentile). 

I love you my sweet princess! 

Dear Huddy Buddy,

Oh this month has been a rough one for you.  You spent time in Urgent Care with a double ear infection and a fever of almost 104. You cried hysterically one night and daddy and I had no clue what to do with you.  We took you to the doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong! You are such a hot head. Something wasn't feeling good to you and you were going to make sure we knew it.  The only thing that calmed you down was driving in the car that night. So daddy and I took turns driving you around the neighborhood until you fell asleep. We'd try to bring you in the house and you'd immediately wake up screaming and we'd do it all over again. It.Was.Exhausting. You have also been teething like a maniac.  And unlike your sister, you let us know every pain and discomfort.  You refuse to eat, drink, put anything in your mouth, etc.  You are not a happy camper with these teeth! You are just now getting your fourth tooth. Other than health issues, you have been doing great.  You are a speed demon and crawl like a streak.  You have also started walking (barely).  You are taking like 3-4 steps at a time without assistance. You scream with delight- you are so proud of yourself.  You love to chase your big brother around and do anything he does.  You drive him crazy and vice versa. If he comes near you to kiss you or hug you, you usually scream bloody murder until he leaves.  It's a love/hate relationship.  Also, pretty comical. Your favorite toys are things that you can push and drive around, the ball popper, and anything musical.  You love to make noise! 

Your stats for this month: 29.5 inches long (36th percentile)- same as your sister! You'd think you were twins or something?! Ha.  And your weight was 18 lb. (2nd percentile).

I love you my sweet boy!

The day after your first birthday you got your first haircut! We took you to Cool Cuts for Kids and had them just trim up your long locks.  Such a big boy! 

Ta Da! 
So handsome! 


Caroline said...

They are just precious. I am dying to get E's hair cut, but I am trying to wait until right before his birthday.

Heather aspecialkindofplace.blogspot.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Darn germs! I love your sweet picture and letters to them. Thanks for sharing, Heather

Lea said...

I can't believe they are a year old. They are just precious and certainly look very healthy. Wishing you a happy week!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Happy Birthday, sweet babies!!!!