Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1/2 year update!

Where did the past 6 months go? I can't believe that the babies are already 6 months old!  This month has been a great month of growth for the twins! 


Cache is my happy boy, with such a big personality.  He wakes up smiling and god to sleep smiling! The only time he cries is when he is hungry, and oh boy does he cry! He has also begun laughing, it's such a sweet little giggle, and it doesn't take much to make him do it! 


Cache weighs 11lbs, 2 oz! He has outgrown all of his newborn clothes, and is already almost too long for his 0-3, and I don't have many 3-6 and bigger, so I guess it's time to start stocking up!! 


Little fatty takes 4 oz 7 times a day. We haven't started solids yet, but I think we are going to talk to Dr Heflin about it at our appointment on the 20th, I think he's about at the point where he'd do great eating solids! 


We got lots of toys for Christmas, and are finally starting to look at them and reach out to want to play with them. He loves his swing too, and swings at least once a day.  Cache absolutely hates tummy time, he hates it so much, that he can roll on his back when he gets so mad. He will sometimes scoot whe he's on his tummy, he just has problems keeping his arms in and legs under him. His physical therapist came yesterday and just told us to contine working with him on tummy time, but was happy with where he's at. I just have so much trouble remembering that they are actually only 3 months old, I compare them too much to other 6 month old babies that I know, and I can't do that! 


He takes short catnaps during the day, usually not more than 20 min or so at a time. He does fight sleep when he's tired. We know when he gets whiny, that it's time for a nap.  Nighttime routine is pretty easy, we give him his last bottle at 10:30, put him down at 11, then he sleep until 6:30 or 7. He wakes up letting us know that it is time to eat, seriously the loudest screams ever!! Then, he typically falls asleep during morning bottle and sleeps until 10 or so. Such a great little sleeper!! 


Clayre is the more serious one. She smiles and giggles, but it takes more to get her to! She's more of a studier, and pays attention to what's going on around her.  She's definitely a daddy's girl and love to cuddle with him and watch football! 


She has surpassed her brother again, she's weighing 11lb, 3 oz. she has also outgrown all of her newborn clothes, and her 0-3 fit great right now, since she's shorter than Cache, but I don't expect it to be long until we are hitting up the 3-6:)


Clayre eats 3.5 oz 7 times a day. We are also hoping to start solids in the next month or so! She has always had to eat a little less because of the fluid in her lungs from her prematurity. The more fluid we give her, the more fluid builds up, the harder it will be to get off of her oxygen! 
Speaking of oxygen, she came home on 1/2L of it, and we have her down to about 1/16. We take her off daily and monitor her for as long as she can stand. We are hoping by Feburary at her lung dr appointment, we can rid her of it.  Like everything else, it's all in her own time:)


Clayre is a kicker! If she's awake she has those legs moving. She loves to kick at her brother and grab him. She's gotten to where she spgrabs his arm and puts it in her mouth! He's in trouble when she gets teeth! She also doesn't mind tummy time, she will roll to her back when she gets tired of it though! She rolled about 3 times the other day, all the way off of her blanket! She plays with her toys more than he does. She will grab the teething ring or rattle and hold it up and shake it! 


She is also more of a mapper, I guess if ya play hard, you sleep hard:)she takes a nap after almost every bottle, they all last around 30 minutes or so. Then she wakes up and is ready to play again. Nightly, she also sleeps 7hours or so. She tends to wake up whining whe. She gets hungry, but goes back to sleep until her brother wakes up to eat. She likes her sleep just like her daddy!!

Well, once again I can't believe we have 6 month olds! They are so ready to meet all of their friends and family, but we can't take any chances yet. We only go to the Dr and home, I can't stand seeing the news about all of the flu cases and illnesses. We are hoping by the end of March to be able to get out for short trips to town. Momma is missing work and time with her friends, but, I know we can't chance getting sick, I never want to have to be at Cooks again!!

I hope you are all having a happy new year, and I will be back next week with an update from all of our dr appointments, please continue to keep us in your prayers!! We need to stay well, and get good reports from Drs! We miss you all!! Lots of love!

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