The babies are 5 months old!
Age: 5 months
Wearing 6-9 months clothes but quickly growing out of all the 6 months stuff.
Brown Bear, his paci, and this cloth ball that he scrunches up and puts in his mouth. He also loves the jumperoo that's still a little too big but we put a pillow under his feet and he bounces away.
He loves to eat. We are officially on full formula now, no more breastfeeding. He eats between 8-10 ounces in each of his bottles about 4-5 times a day. He eats a bowl of oatmeal twice a day and I think he likes it. He does really good with spoon feedings.
He loves to chew on his fingers and everything else he can get his hands on and stick in his mouth. He loves our attention and to play with us.
He loves his sleep and his sleeping between 11-12 hours every night. He is getting a little better at napping but he takes more of a cat nap each time instead of a deep sleep nap like sister. But he takes really good naps if we rock him to sleep and hold him the whole time.
He rolled over from his back to his front one time that so far and I missed it! He keeps trying every day to do it again though. He rolls from his front to his back pretty good. It's very curious and studies everything. He grabs for everything and then studies it and then it usually goes in his mouth.
My sweet, happy boy that loves attention. He's happy about 95% of the time and usually only gets fussy when he's really tired. He loves it when we talk to him and usually tries to "talk" back. He's pretty laid back and just wants to be held and cuddled. And I just have to do this...I'm sure he will die when he sees this one day...But this is his poop face:
How funny is that?!
I'm so happy I caught this on camera. I'm sure he will love seeing this on the Internet when he's a teenager.
Age: 5 months
Wearing 3-6 months clothes but quickly growing out of the 3 months.
Her "Moo Moo". It goes everywhere with us because it usually soothes her during fussy moments. She also loves her exersaucer.
She's not too crazy about solid foods yet. She usually just wants her bottle and acts like she doesn't have the patience for the spoon feedings. She's eating between about 5-8 ounces in her bottles about 4-5 times a day.
Jibber Jabbering! And she does it loudly. She just found her voice in the last couple of days and she loves to hear herself talk. She for sure isn't going to know what an "inside voice" is.
She's a good napper and is pretty predictable about when she's going to nap. She loves her bedtime and she lets us know about it. She loves to fall asleep pushed up against the bumper in her crib and if we put her there right away she usually falls asleep before we leave the room.
She can roll over from her front to her back very well but hasn't shown any interest in rolling from her back to her front. She grabs at everything and does it very matter of factly like "I want this so I'm just going to grab it", where as brother seems to contemplate it a little more.
She's getting more fuzz on top.
Still pretty sassy. Even her jabbering is done with an attitude. She smiles a lot more now, but I'm still waiting on a real giggle from her. She has a little bit of a temper and gets super mad, then tired and falls asleep, and then wakes up as the sweetest baby. She smiles at us really big in the mornings when we wake her up (yes, we wake our babies up instead of them waking us up! Lazy babies!). She loves the water and being outside and is very interested in everything going on around her.
When we're out in public, people have come up to us to tell us how well behaved the babies are and that they can't believe they haven't cried or fussed or anything. First, I always wan to tell them they I don't know what babies they're talking about because they should see them at home during their witching hours in the evenings. But I just smile and say thank you. I really am a proud momma when someone says this. But the truth is that it's all just timing. I know what time of day the babies are in the best moods and I know that we need to go wherever we're going right after a feeding so they are content but way before a nap so they don't get overly tired. This is usually just about 1 1/2 time period. I know what activities will put them to sleep and I also know their limits. I know when to leave somewhere before they even get the chance to get fussy. So yes, they do look like perfect little angels, just at the right time of day!
Here are our perfect little angels during our usually fussy time at the end of our monthly photo shoot: