Monday, June 7, 2010

Two months old

Yesterday marked two months since the twins made their big debut into the world. You can see how excited they were about the occasion.


They celebrated by staring at the toys dangling from their play mat...


...and laying on their tummies.


According to the pediatrician at their well baby visits today, they are both doing great. Much to my surprise, they weigh nearly the same now -- Twin A at 11 lbs 13 oz (55th percentile) and Peanut at 11 lbs 10 oz (50th percentile). However, they are built very differently, with Twin A being 1 1/2 inches longer and having a head circumference in the 75th percentile while Peanut's head is in the 25th percentile. Overall the doctor was very pleased with their sizes and development. They haven't had any formula supplementation in a month now, so I am pretty proud of the old girls for stepping up to the challenge of feeding twins. I still have tons of extra pudge at my waist and can't fit into my pre-pregnancy pants, but at least I'm filling out a respectable bra size. The only concern at the appointment was that Twin A is developing a flat spot on his head because he always lays tilted the same way. We will need to work on keeping his head round, or he'll end up in one of those baby helmets for a few months. Hopefully we can avoid that!



Not too much in the way of other updates. Some things like breastfeeding and sleeping are getting a bit easier, but now the twins are awake more during the day so getting anything done is impossible. My Mom and I have just enough hands to care for all three munchkins if we juggle properly, we are lucky if we accomplish more than showering and scarfing a bowl of cereal.

Speaking of my parents, no news on the sale of their home. Plenty of interest and second showings, but things are slow in the market. Their house hunt here is on hold until they are under contract in Michigan, so they have stepped away from the search. Hopefully soon we'll get word! (Just for their sake. This arrangement is working for me just fine.)

And now, more pictures!

Bean hopped on his "chicken stand" -- aka the kitchen stand -- to help give little "Gax" a bath. (Poor Peanut suffers the indignity of this nickname around our house, as Bean struggles to pronounce his brother's given name. At least Bean is attempting to say it at all now, as for weeks both twins were simply called by Twin A's name.)



The other hero (besides my Mom) in caring for the twins is my Dad. He not only adores the munchkins, but he has the patience of Job in caring for them when they are fussy, whether it's 4 pm or 4 am.


It's not just the twins who benefit from Grandpa's presence in the household. We went to the giant inflatable-house place, and having "Bumpa" there gave Bean the courage to actually bounce with the other kids this time -- and go down the giant slide. Wheeeeeee!



On Saturday, we took advantage of gorgeous weather and headed to a lakefront park. There happened to be a t-ball league playing that day, and 3- and 4-year-olds in coordinating shirts were everywhere. I smiled at the glimpse into the future: Bean wailing on first base because he got tagged out, Twin A tugging on my pantleg and whining to go home nooooooow, and Peanut racing at full speed in the opposite direction of the field with a large stick in his hand. It's going to be glorious!


(Note the sword in Bean's hand. He saw it at Target and asked what it was. He was apparently not satisfied with my answer, because he immediately pointed it downward and started using it like a leaf blower, complete with sound effects. Some kids pretend to be a brave knight; mine pretends to be a gardener.) (Oh, and also? He's worn that Toy Story shirt every day for the past two weeks. So much for the cute summer shirts I got on clearance at Gymboree. *sigh* But I don't mind because at least he's happy. Or that's what I keep telling myself.)



Peaceful moments are rare for us right now and must be savored.



And here is an Evey picture for my Mom's friend Lynnie. (I do take requests!) The pooch and I used to fight over this chair -- she would sit on the back of it 25 times a day and I would shoo her off 25 times. If she heard me coming down the stairs, she'd quickly jump down and then look up at me like, "What's your problem?" when I glared at her. But since the boys were born, who has the energy to police the furniture? She doesn't move a muscle when I come down the stairs and then looks at me like, "What are you going to do? Nothing? Yeah, that's what I thought." The chair is now permanently warped, and the dog has a custom designed $450 dog bed.



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26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

They are getting so big! And I've only recently learned about the importance of tummy time.

Lavender Luz said...

Boy, does your dad's genes show through!

Ditto on the importance of tummy time. I wish I'd known that a few years back...

Mary said...

Love Love Love ALL the pictures!! And yeah there definitely looks like a big size difference between your boys, crazy its only a few ounces!

Keep up the GREAT work mama, you are almost through the toughest part of twinfants!!

~Kristen said...

They are adorable. Everyone is getting big. Bean is just growing up so fast they need to stop that lol :)

Both my boys had a flat side on their head, in fact Wyatt had such a severe flat side (and torticollis) we had PT for it at the therapy center for about 9 months.

oh and I loved your twins talk post the other day. Great insight to what your doing and how you do it!! Cool!

:)

Krsiten

lisawitt said...

If peanut does have to wear a helmet, its not terrible. One of my friends singletons wore one and another of my friends one twin wore one, its over before ya know it! The boys are AH-DORABLE!!! Wish you lived closer, the boys could go wild together!!

Keeping your parents house in my prayers but so glad they can be with you in the mean time!

Happy 2 months, boys and HI to bean!

Hollyween said...

OKay, those babies are GORGEOUS! I so wish I could see them in real life. Sigh, maybe one day. It kills me that Evie has been reduced to one pic every now and then. Remember? I told you this would happen. It was just a matter of time. Don't worry. I'm sure she still loves you... most of the time.


Can I just tell you off-subject how much I enjoy that YOU enjoy watching all things Bachelor/Bachelorette? It makes me so happy.

Hollyween said...

Ahem-- I meant 'Evey'. I wouldn't want to spell her name wrong. Talk about adding insult to injury!

Alisa said...

Well, they are looking like little people now instead of baby blobs! Cute, cute, cute! This is when I think it starts getting fun. Lots of pictures today too! Do find a nickname for twin A.

Jen said...

They are getting big so quickly!!!

Furrow said...

I love that Bean is wearing the same shirt every day. Z gets like that with her Thomas shirt sometimes, but luckily for us, we're NOT yet doing laundry every day and don't always have it clean and available for her. All the boys are looking fabulous.

Kristi said...

They cannot possibly be 2 months old already! So, so cute. I love that you have "a village" helping you out right now. 3 under 3 is no joke.

PS: the 4th photo down from the top? Holy Bean genes!

Michele said...

cutie pies!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, all your boys are beautiful! I can't believe how much weight they have gained. I love seeing "bumpa" having so much fun with the boys. Although the situation is tight, it's great that you are able to make it work. We'll keep all of you in our prayers. Love, Aunt Lynn

MrsSpock said...

Reminds me how grateful I am to have my mother come every week, rain or shine. Hope your parents can sell that house soon!

strongblonde said...

omg. i can't believe how big they are all getting. :) sounds like things are going well and you're adjusting to the twin life. ;)

i really hope your parents are able to sell the house and move permanently!

Gerardine Baugh said...

Two months already! Wow time is flying by, really. Soon they will be in kindergarten, then off to college.

Bean looks so cute in his pictures. I can see grandpa loves his grandchildren. Maybe Bean thought his sword was a lightsaber, they make noise. But if it was a leaf blower, hey, Bean is heading for a profitable business, always grass to cut:-)

Your pooch needed a place of his own; once the twins are running around he will lose it.

Your post is so warm and sweet it made me happy to read it, thank you!
Gerardine

Sarah said...

Love the pics! I cannot believe how much they look like you sometimes!!! They have more your coloring it seems than Bean so perhaps that's why I see it more. So cute!!! I'm jealous you have all that great family help, but seriously, twins is an entirely different story! I hope their house sells soon. Sort of bummed they are leaving the Mit (selfish of me, my hopes we'd be visiting home at the same time), but at least DH's family is still there! I'm glad to hear that things are improving on the sleep and feeding front. Have the bands helped at all or is that just another unnecessary step at this point? Love ya!

Leah Rubin said...

Oh yeah, the twins look so excited about the milestone. NOT.

Everyone else, however, looks mah-velous!

My favorite is Bean using his sword as a leaf blower! A child of the 21st century, eh?

Congrats on all the family!

Michelle said...

Everyone is look so cute!


My youngest nephew had to wear a helmet for about 8 months. It really helped and he did not mind it at all but I always felt bad for him even though I thought he looked so cute. :)

MissMVK said...

First of all, what kind of youth serum do your parents take and where can I get some? They look so young!!! Amazing.

Second, your boys are adorable. Congrats on surviving two months!

Double fist pump and then chest bump to you! Booyah! We're surviving!

Jingle said...

the twins are cute and look healthy...
time flies...
Happy Sunday!

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Happy June!

Red said...

Twomonths already?! Wow. They are so cute and doing so well.

I love photos of them with Bean. Any 'big brother' shots are a big winner for me at the moment!

Martha said...

Your twins are beautiful and your dad just is UBER Wonderful!!! Your babies look so much like Bean, precious.

Apsara said...

I love Bean's leaf blower!

The twins are gorgeous, great job growing them up!

Sil said...

Hello! I really loved your blog, I live in Seattle and I am a nanny! I toke care of twins babies girls and the mother did pump for months... the girls will have milk until 18 months! You are doing great, and your babies are gorgeous! Take care!
Silvana.