Wednesday, January 16, 2013

5 months

FIVE.MONTHS.OLD. I cannot believe my babies are already getting so dangerously close to being closer to ONE than their birth. I may be biased, but I think they are just about the cutest, sweetest boys on the planet. Sure we have moments when we are at odds, but for the most part they REALLY love their mama, and she loves them right back.

We are back to sleeping through the night.... most of the time. The boys are currently in a crib next to our bed. We out grew the weight limit on anything else they could sleep in together, so here we are. It isn't ideal, but with A being pretty attached to mama and wanting to be able to at least see me when he goes to sleep this is where we are. I know someday they wont need/want me so much, so I'm soaking in these days... and nights... and super early mornings :)

In the last few weeks the boys have started to really interact and it is VERY obvious how much they love each other- it makes my heart nearly explode on a daily basis! Huge kisses for each other, big smiles when they see each other and they are constantly holding hands. They are best little buddies- brothers. Neither my husband or I had a same sex sibling, so I think we probably find their relationship extra sweet- something we never were able to experience.

H can still wear a few 3m things, but for the most part is in 6m for length. He still has a tiny little waist, so pants are a problem. He is wearing a size two diaper, but I think a three is right around the corner. H LOVES playing with toys that light up or sing and is pretty good at rolling both ways, but often gets frustrated and wants help getting off his belly. I'd guess he weighs somewhere between 14 and 15 lbs.

A is still a bit on the tiny side, but after his weight check last week he is now back on the growth chart... at like the first or second percentile for weight. However, in three weeks he gained nearly 2lbs (up to 12 lbs 9oz as of last Wednesday), so I'll take it! He is fitting well in most three month clothes, but they are starting to get a bit short. He is wearing a size one diaper, but we are phasing them out as soon as the last of them are gone which should be about a week from now. A loves to be standing, and would stand on your lap if you let him. He CAN roll both ways, but would generally prefer not to. The poor guy is still dealing with a bit of reflux and is on zan.tac to help.

This past month we've given the boys their first tastes of solid foods and for the most part they did well. They  haven't outgrown the push-out reflex yet, so we've decided to give them a but more time with just breast milk and formula and we'll try again in the next couple of weeks. For now, the boys eat  six times per day-

  1. Only breast milk
  2. BF + 4oz
  3. BF + 4oz
  4. 6oz -- we just started this yesterday on their 5 month birthday. I'm trying to phase out breast feeding at the 3rd and fourth feeding of the day.
  5. BF+ 4oz
  6. BF+ 4oz
I don't have anything against breastfeeding, but holy cow its a lot of work, and when they are getting a bottle in addition every time because I don't have enough milk it seems like its time to phase out at least a couple of nursing sessions... for every one's sanity!

The boys are sleeping from 11pm-ish until sometime between 6 and 8am. Then, they wake up, breastfeed and get right back into bed for another 2-3 hours...! Naps are pretty hit or miss, but generally there are a couple of hour long naps per day.

I've been working on this post for over a week now, and the boys turned five months yesterday, so I think I'll call it quits and just post before it gets lost! I'm sure there is more to write, but for now, this will have to do- there is laundry to do, bottles to wash and babies who will be hungry soon. So, here's an updated picture of the munchkins.... aren't they just the sweetest???


E and R said...

Absolutely adorable!

Jules said...

So adorable! I can't wait until my boys are old enough to start noticing each other -- and holding hands??? OMG THE CUTENESS!!!

Anonymous said...

I hear you - who said these babies could grow up so fast! They are adorable, glad they are keeping you busy and you are loving it.

Jesica said...

I'm jealous of your sleep...that is all =) Your babes are super cute!

L said...

Congrats on 5 months! I'm so glad to hear that both of your boys are doing amazingly well. They sure are adorable :)

K and K Wicker said...

holy cow, your boys are amazingly beautiful!!! Isn't motherhood so beautiful. Sounds like you are a fab mamma doing a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

They are ADORABLE!!!!!! Happy 5 months to your sweet boys,
That is awesome that they are such great sleepers- sleeping through the night at 5 months is pretty dang impressive.

Amber said...

This makes me so excited for the next month!! My twins are just starting to smile at one another and grab at each other. Your boys sound so adorable together!! I also always wondered what it would be like to fave a sibling if the same sex. Your boys are just the cutest!!!

Lady Grey said...

Beautiful kiddies :) My name is Lady Grey and I've just started following your blog (I'm pregnant with twins due in May). I've also nominated you for a Liebster award.

House of Duffy said...

Oh my word. What a couple of cutie pies!!! So thrilled to see their gorgeous faces!

AJ said...

They are so adorable!!