I'm a wife, mother of twins, and Southerner at heart. I hope by keeping a log of our life with twins and our sweet pup Ellie, all of our family near and far can keep up with the crazy life of the Hatchers
Clothing size- at 4 months these little beans are still holding strong in newborn clothes.
Newborn. I tried 1's and they are entirely too big. Grayson will probably make the jump before Avery does.
Still strong little nursers. When they do get a bottle it's 4 ounces. With their peanut size the doctor has us going back to adding a supplement to a bottle once a day. I add a scoop of infant powder to 4 ounces of my pumped milk. We will go back in a month (instead of two) to make sure they are gaining properly.
Avery's eyes are still a smokey blue and the hair she has left is dark like her daddy's. She has slight cradle cap and has lost most of the hair on top. It will be awhile before she has enough hair for bows!
Grayson's eyes are a slightly brighter blue. His hair is much lighter. It began as a very light brown but seems to be turning to a shade of blonde. He has a ton of hair on top of his head. It's so cute when it's wet and we can make it into a Mohawk :)
All of a sudden last week the babies decided they can make it until around 5 am. They usually go down between 9-10pm so this is HUGE! I would consider this sleeping in. They will take a short cat nap in the morning and in the evening with a longer nap in between. The afternoon nap is anywhere from an hour and a half to four hours. We are blessed with great sleepers.
At our 4 month check up today neither of the babies quite hit the chart for weight or height and Grayson didn't make the chart with the size of his head. However, Miss Avery has a big ol noggin and placed in the 20th percentile for her head. Grayson's head was 38.5 cm and Avery's was a whopping 40 cm.
I've noticed the babies watching each other more. We can't wait until they are truly interacting with each other.
We tried to put the babies in the regular seats in their stroller instead of their carseats. It was pretty cute but they are WAY too small for them just yet.
They are both getting bored with laying back in their swing and bouncy seat unless they are tired, especially Avery. We pulled out their exersaucer. Avery loved it sitting up and seeing everything. She got a little floppy because her feet don't touch the ground and almost knocked her little head. We will probably wait a few more weeks before trying it again. For now we'll stick to the Bumbo seats for siting up.
It's hard to keep the babies still much these days, especially Avery. We had to stand right with her on the table at the doctors office because she was scooting her little body all over the place. She also prefers standing while holding on to us over sitting or laying back. I'm a little nervous with this ones energy and strength!