Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5 Months Old!

Posting this a  few days late, but Adam & Scott are officially FIVE MONTHS OLD!! I say this all the time, but how are things happening so fast? Life is really good! We've kept busy, and the boys are getting cuter and cuter. We are still seeing decreases in the crying, and it's actually not really a 'thing' anymore. They are still a little fussier than the average baby, and would rather be carried over sitting in their stroller (the strollers I did so much research for!!) but that just means we're getting a lot of use out of our ergo carriers.

 So what's happened over the past month? Well, for starters, the boys got their first movie role! I saw a posting that a casting director (for extras) was always looking for twins and I e-mailed in some photos not expecting a response. About a week later I had a call and the boys booked a job! They were used for a scene in a new movie coming out called 'If I Stay'. It was a neat experience! Scott was the baby we used in the shot (sorry Adam, your turn next time!!) and he'll likely be on screen for about 1.5 seconds, but STILL. My baby is a superstar! Proud Mommy right here, and hopefully we can do it again.
Blue Steel
All costumed up! Where's hair and makeup?
I find these monthly updates so difficult. I have so much to say, and it's hard to really organize my thoughts. So I apologize once again for the spewed out, unorganized ramble that's going to follow. The boys love to stand! One of their favourite things is to be in a sitting position, and then hold our fingers so we can 'pull' them to a standing position... Wobble around like that for a bit and then sit to do it all over again. I wonder if we'll have early walkers. They can both easily roll tummy to back and are SO close to rolling the other way, but it's tough getting all the way over. After losing all of their hair (aside from a tiny bit right at the back of their heads near their neck) it is growing back, and actually pretty quickly. So far they are blond haired and blue eyed, super cute. I wonder if it will stay that way.

Sleep: We're still not getting much at all. It seemed like we were having big improvements, but now we're going backwards. We usually have them down by around 8:30 or 9, and the first waking after that was anywhere from 2.5-4 hours. After that, it's pretty often. I think they just love to cuddle, and are waking up for that. That's my expert opinion at least. Now, it is pretty much 2-3 hours to start and then almost every hour after that. UGH. Although, last night was a good one with only 3 wakings!! I really want the boys to learn how to put themselves to sleep. We have to put them down pretty much completely asleep or else they cry. We're not interested in letting them cry it out either, they get WAY too frantic and panicky. I just keep telling myself they will only be young once and these days will be long gone before we know it. It could be worse!!

Bathtime: We decided shortly after they turned 4 months that we wanted to move them into the basement bathroom. First we bought some of those little bath 'slings' which really didn't work too well! The boys kept sliding down, there was an uncomfy bar that kept hitting them, and they didn't fit too well. Jamie ended up finding these amazing bath seats on Amazon and they are PERFECT. The boys fit right in there, and they can kick and splash to their hearts content without going anywhere. Best purchase ever. For the first few nights, Adam LOVED bath time (splashing like crazy) and Scott was indifferent. Jamie and I would always joke that Scott would rather be sitting and sipping a glass of wine with a book rather than splash.... Within a few days, Scott decided he wanted to be a splashy-splasherton too, and he joined in the fun. Now, Adam seems to HATE bathtime. My poor guy. He went from having the best time, and now he cries after a few minutes. I think he's just tired by bedtime. He had a super long nap last night and we did baths right after he woke up, and he actually enjoyed it. Only problem was that he didn't want to go to sleep afterwards, can't win!
Doesn't work too well with slings

Hanging out in their new bath seats!
We now have them facing each other though
What else? They are working on sitting up, and can usually sit for about 5-10 seconds (supporting themselves on their arms) before flopping over! They love the ergo carriers and will gladly hang out in there for shopping trips. It's funny, we bring a big double stroller to the mall and end up wearing both babies! At least strollers are great for hauling around all of your purchases! The babies still love watching TV (don't judge unless you have twins) and naked time before their bath. They are becoming so vocal, especially Adam. He loves squealing when we're out to let everyone know he's there. They are laughing now, and Scott has the widest shy smile ever. If you catch his eye, it will spread across his whole face and he'll turn his head all coy-like. My 'perfect for going from breast to bottle' babies now refuse bottles. We've tried a number of them already, and just got two new brands tonight. I'm convinced they will pull it together eventually. If not, I guess Mommy just won't have time off until they're on solid foods and nursing way less. They are now in size 2 diapers, and almost outgrown their 3 month clothing! Excited to break out all of the 6 month stuff!

We are getting over a pretty bad cold, and it's been tons of fun, hah! I felt myself coming down with something last week and assumed that the boys would get it. Sure enough, they were congested pretty quickly after me. We actually even had to break out the snot sucker, which was interesting. Ended up buying a 'nose frida' (google it... it's gross, but effective!) They never had a fever, so aside from some crappy nights where they were up pretty often, and them sounding just so snuffly and sad, it hasn't been awful. They seem to heal quickly like me, and they're almost completely back to normal I'd say (knock on wood!!)

Overall, they are AMAZING little kids and I can't believe how much I love them. Twins is a lot of work, but it's starting to be so fun. They are noticing each other a little more every day, and during a walk last week I swear they were talking to each other from their comfy seats in the baby carriers. They hold hands all the time when we put them next to each other, which melts my heart. They do so many hilarious things and keep me laughing all the time. It's amazing how your life can completely revolve around two little people, but yet it is so natural.

As per usual... Photo time!

Adam and Scott - Little bugs after their bath 

Scott & Adam - with the twin teddies 

Adam and Scott after a nap in their swaddle sacks

My loves - Adam left, Scott right 

This is how you do restaurant lunches with twins!
Scott is on the left, Adam on the right 

Elvis Adam and Rocky Scott

Cuties with Dad - Adam in dark blue

How we do dinner most nights, Scott on the left 

Bat Adam and Super Scott 

It's getting chilly out! Double cozy suits! Adam in blue 

Birth: 3 lbs, 15 oz
1 Month: 5 lbs, 6 oz
2 Months: 7 lbs, 6 oz
3 Months: 9 lbs, 12 oz
4 Months: 11 lbs, 10 oz
5 Months: 13 lbs, 8 oz
Driving a car

Trumpets are yummy

Happy boy during his nap (after not sleeping at night!!)

My sassy little man standing!

Sweet smiles

Snoozing in the ergo

My little toy hoarder! 

Birth: 3 lbs, 9 oz
1 Month: 4 lbs, 13 oz
2 Months: 6 lbs, 12 oz
3 Months: 8 lbs, 13 oz
4 Months: 10 lbs 8 oz
5 Months: 12 lbs 8 oz
Scott with Nana on a walk

Sweet smiley boy

Hanging out at the Apple store

Daddy and Son

'Hey Mom'

After bath selfie

Ahhh, this is the life!

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