Saturday, January 30, 2010

4 Month Old Jumpers

Well, I guess I should say 4 month old sitters because their feet don't quite touch the floor yet. But they still love their new jumper!!
They love being able to sit up and look at the toys and lights. The long strand of plastic rings are their favorite toy right now.
Happy Babies!!
Carson and Avery turned 4 months old yesterday. Where have these past 4 months gone?
At 4 months they are:
-rolling front to back and back to front. (Avery just rolled from back to front as I was writing this post. I knew she wouldn't let her brother show her up for long. Video to come!!)
-reaching and grabbing their toys that hang above them in the activity gym
-they can spot us from across the room now and follow us with their eyes
-they love, love, love bath time. I'm going to have to move them to the big bathtub soon because they are sloshing water all over the floor in the kitchen when they kick.
-they love when we talk and sing to them. And they don't even care that I have a terrible voice!
-their favorite thing right now is their hands
Avery has become quite the little sleep fighter. She is WAY too busy to nap. There is just too much to do and see, that sleep is just not on her agenda. She does OK during the night, still getting up at least once to eat. During the day she usually just catnaps in her swing. Her favorite things are her paci, her hands, and her silk lovey that MiMi made her. She likes to rub her face on the silk while she's falling asleep. It is so sweet.
This is her latest thing. She puckers her lips and blows spit bubbles.
Shane calls it her Zoolander look.
Carson has started fighting his sleep some too during the day. He likes to be rocked to sleep. But once he's out, he'll take a good long nap. He has slept through the night a couple of times, but usually gets up once to eat still. He usually wakes up so happy and is so excited when we come to get him up from his nap. His favorite things right now are his paci, his hands, and his green knit blanket his great-aunt made him. He is such a sweet, cuddly boy.
Our 4 month check up is next week, so I'll post all thier latest info then.
We leave for Colorado today for our ski trip. This will be Carson and Avery's first time on a plane. I'm a little nervous, but I think they will do ok. Please pray for a safe trip and happy babies on the plane ride.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Go Carson

Carson rolled from back to front yesterday (1/19). I couldn't believe it. I put him in the play gym on his back and went in the kitchen and when I came back he was on his belly. Avery was the first one to see it, but he quickly did it again for mommy. So proud of him.

I think he's pretty proud of his new trick because now everytime I lay him on his back he flips right over onto his belly.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Sweet

Just wanted to post some pictures of the babies from this past week.
They are growing and changing so much.
They are starting to notice each other more and more.
Here they are smiling and talking to each other.
My cute little Carson. Love the hat!!
Beautiful girl!!
We had our first little playdate this past week with some friends from church. Here is Avery and Carson with Ava and Rylin. The babies were so cute together and it was fun to have some mommy time as well.
We had a great week and are looking foward to a long weekend (full of football watching..... go Cowboys). Shane has Monday off, so we are excited to have Daddy home for an extra day!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

3 months

Carson and Avery turned 3 months old on Tuesday. And Carson got a very special present for his 3 month "birthday"...... an ear infection!! The babies picked up a little bug during Christmas and started having cough, congestion, and fever on Monday. We went to the Dr. on Tuesday and it thankfully was just an upper respiratory infection. The flu and RSV were negative. Carson however did have an ear infection, poor guy. They were pretty miserable this past week, but they are finally feeling better. And I was much more calm and rational this time around!!
Here we are at 3 months
At 3 months we are:
-rolling from front to back
-smiling and "talking" a lot
-still eating every 3 hours during the day
-sleeping one good 5-6 hour stretch at night (most nights at least)
-interacting more with mommy and daddy
-staring and smiling at our toys

Carson is such a sweet boy. He loves to be held and cuddled. At 3 months he weighs 13lbs 11oz. We can't believe how much he has grown. He was so tiny when he was born, now he's huge. Carson is still very laid back and patient (most of the time). He is so happy and smiles all the time. He loves to sit in our laps and "talk" to us. He makes the sweetest little noises.
At 3 months, Avery weighs 12lbs 6oz. She has so much energy and loves to lay in her play gym and kick the toys hanging above her. She gets bored very easily and wants to be up on your shoulder looking around. She loves lights, noise, and people (loud restaurants keep her very entertained). We have discovered that Avery loves the TV. I know that babies aren't supposed to watch the TV, but the other night I put on her belly and she held her head up and watched football for like 10 minutes. Shane was so proud, i think she's going to be his football watching buddy when she gets bigger.
3 months also marks the end of my maternity leave. I am going back to work just one day a week for now and tomorrow is my first day back. I can't believe that it's already time. I'm excited though and a little nervous. It's been so long, I hope I remember how to be a nurse. Please pray for a great first day back!