Height = 25 1/2 inches (75th percentile)
Weight = 14 lbs 13 oz (50th percentile)
Head = 43 1/2 cm (75th percentile)
Height = 24 1/2 inches (45th percentile)
Weight = 15 lbs 7 oz (60th percentile)
Head = 41 1/2 cm (25th percentile)
So our little Gaxers (also nicknamed "Bulldog" by Grandpa J.) has surpassed his older-by-two-minutes-and-a-pound-and-a-half-heavier bro in the weight category. Although in fairness, I did feed him right before the weight check, but Nix not until afterwards, so there's a few ounces exaggerated in their difference. They'll be an interesting pair if they continue at this rate: Nix will be tall and thin with a big head, and Gax will be short and stocky with a small head. At least I rarely have to answer the question, "So are they identical?" Or my personal favorite, asked by a sweet elderly man at the grocery story, "Are they maternal or fraternal twins?"
Other things: Nix still has a slightly lopsided head but it's not severe enough to warrant a helmet. WOO HOO!! He's also got a tooth getting ready to pop through. Gax has some baby eczema on his arms so we're going to treat it with Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy lotion and Eucerin Baby Aquaphor. They both took their vaccines like champs. And finally, they are genius babies who have surpassed any measures of adorable that previously existed.
Changing subjects for a moment, I am working on an updated post on breastfeeding twins. If you have any questions you'd like me to address in it, please let me know in the comments!
Now to the good stuff, pictures.
Bean practices for his So You Think You Can Dance? debut by breaking it down to "Hammer Time." Now I just need to find hammer pants in a 2T.
The Three Amigos. I never have any idea what they are doing, but they always seem to be having a good time.
What's the point of having twins if you don't dress them in sarcastic onesies?
Bean gives the camera a sweet smile. (Yes, Alisa, that &$%!#@ Buzz Lightyear shirt is plaguing me again.)
Grandma gives Bean his first chocolate bar...
...but she balances out her influence by promoting early literacy.
While his twin bro is more content to hold in-depth conversations with the stuffed octopus hanging from his playmat, Gax focuses more on the physical milestone of rolling over. The before:
This cuteness is the reason I forgive them for getting me up every 1.5 hours all night long.
Gax is enthralled by the plastic scarecrow on his stationary bouncer.