Sunday, May 27, 2012

Schedule Changes

The past 2 weeks have brought some big changes with the twins. They dropped their night feedings!!!! Praise the Lord we are getting sleep!

Their day:

7am wake up and take a bottle
8am get rice cereal
9-9:30 nap
10:30-11am wake up and take a bottle/nurse
12pm veggies and fruit for lunch
12:30-1pm nap
2pm wake up and take a bottle/nurse
4pm nap
5:30 wake up and take a bottle
6:30 veggies and cereal
8pm bed



They are sleeping through the night! We didn't have to do the big cry it out training like we did with Cali.

Food preferences:
love bananas
Hate peas



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Friday, May 18, 2012

Veggies

We have been introducing vegetables to the twins the past two weeks. We started with avocados last week and carrots this week. Hannah seems to like avocado and Henry likes carrots the best.




My plan is to make as much of the baby food as I can to save cost, to avoid Gluten and preservatives. We will see how long it lasts!



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Monday, May 14, 2012

Six Month Twin Update


The twins are 1/2 a year old today!  Crazy, crazy!  Time seems to be going by so quickly with three little ones filling up our days.  The twins sweet personalities are really coming out now.  

Hannah is a home body like her Daddy.  When at home she is happy, calm and content.  When we are out she is very clingy to Mommy and Daddy.  Henry is very needy at home and when we are out he is calm and relaxed.  Hannah is very picky about who can hold her and Henry will go to just about anyone!  

They are also getting more mobile.  Henry is especially interested in moving and getting into things. He is a very good supported sitter.  He will sit up and play with toys happily.  Hannah prefers to be laying down playing or standing up.  She does pretty well sitting up but doesn't enjoy it as much.  
Henry 6 months
Hannah 6 months


MONTHLY UPDATE:
Food - Breast milk on a 3-4 hour schedule during the day and 4-8 hours at night.  Using bottles and nursing.  They also get rice cereal after one or two feedings.  We are starting to introduce veggies this week.  Henry eats 5-7 ozs and Hannah eats 4-6 ozs of milk.
Sleep - They take a morning nap, a lunch time, an afternoon and evening nap.  Night time was doing good until they both got ear infections.  But they are working back up to 6-8 hours stretches.  
Clothes - Hannah is in 3-6 month and some 6-9.  Henry is in 6-9 month size.
Weight -  Hannah 13 lbs 11 oz Henry 15 lbs 4 oz
Height - Hannah __ inches Henry __ inches  
Diapers - Pampers size 2, Huggies size 3
Health - Hannah continues to improve on the meds for the Hemangioma.  Both babies had double ear infections in the past week.  Henry's showed up first then 3 days later Hannah.  Some amaxacillin and they were good to go. 
Fun Facts - Henry is a mover.  If you put him down he is gone.  Hannah is a talker.  She will talk and talk.  She particularly likes to yell at her pink bunny. 


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Introducing solids


The twins are five months old (24 weeks) so we thought it was time to introduce solid foods.   Henry has also been longingly staring at me while I eat.  Monday we pulled out the high chairs and gave it a try.

Here is their first attempt at food.  We mixed rice cereal with breast milk.
video

They both did pretty good.  It was super messy!  Hannah caught onto it faster but by day three Henry is doing good too.