Tuesday, September 10, 2013

5 Months

I can't believe another month has flown by.  5 months!!  All the babies are growing, eating, and sleeping so great!  Julie still spits up a lot, but it's all good.  Hopefully it'll get better by 6 months (fingers crossed).  The boys no longer do the whole projectile vomiting - which is SO nice!!  It's been about 2 weeks since their last episode, so I think we are out of the clear now.  They are all within the 45-55th percentile now, so catching up to "normal" 5 month old babies.  No more premies over here!!

Babies have been sleeping 12 hours for the past month.  They go down at 8:15pm and wake up at about 8:15am.  They drink a bottle and go back down until 11:15am.  I don't know how long that'll last, but for now it's amazing!!  It gives me tons of time to fold laundry, clean up around the house, empty the dishwasher, do a workout video, and take a shower (sometimes)!!  The morning is definitely my favorite time of day.  The babies wake up SO happy.  The moment they see me a huge smile goes across their face.  Cruz still wakes up once or twice during the night.  He'll roll over and talk and coo for a while, then start crying and want to be back on his tummy.  So I'll have to go upstairs and flip him over and he goes right back to sleep.  Kash will roll over occasionally, but he doesn't mind being on his back so he'll just go back to sleep.  Julie is the best sleeper ever.  I usually have to wake her up to eat after we feed the boys in the morning. 

It's crazy how much alike the boys are and how different Julie is.  The boys are cuddly, Julie's more stiff.  The boys roll over and wake themselves up at night, Julie sleeps all night.  Julie sucks her thumb, the boys don't.  Julie is squishy, the boys are solid.  When the boys are crying they want to be held, Julie just wants to lay in her tummy and suck her thumb.  I love seeing their little personalities come out and learn new things.  Someone asked me if it's hard to love all three.  NOT. AT. ALL.  I can't imagine my life without each one.  Being a mom is amazing! 

Weight - 16 lb
Height - 25.5 in
Clothes - 3-6 month
Diapers - Size 2-3
Cruz is a happy boy.  He's giving Julie a run for her money on who smiles more.  He loves to talk/babble and spit.  He has started laughing out loud.  He continually chews on his hand and drools a ton.  He loves his new exersaucer!   He still LOVES the Baby Bjorn and taking walks at night.  He's getting better in his carseat.  Anything over an hour and he wants OUT, but short distances are ok.  I love when he drinks his bottle and reaches back to hold my thumb.  My favorite thing! 

Weight - 15 lb 12 oz
Height - 25.75 in
Clothes - 3-6 month
Diapers - Size 2-3
Kash is still the most content baby.  He doesn't mind being in his carseat.  He can handle the two hour drive to Hollister without a peep.  He still likes his bouncy seat and loves his new exersaucer.  He talks/babbles and spits just like Cruz.  He started laughing out loud, especially when I play peek-a-boo with him.  He still loves the Baby Bjorn and going for walks.  Any time I smile at him he gives me the biggest smile back.  He has started this growling thing which always makes us laugh.  He started sucking his fingers (doesn't matter which one) and drools a ton.  He LOVES the corner of his bed.  He'll creep and crawl until he reaches the corner, then starts sucking his fingers and falls asleep. 

Kash in the corner. 

Weight - 15 lb 2 oz
Height - 25 in
Clothes - 0-3 month and almost 3-6 month
Diapers - Size 2-3
Julie is still our little diva.  She has the biggest smile which melts everyone's heart.  When she wakes up from a nap her eyes will be half way open - still adjusting to the light - and she'll already have a huge smile on her face.  She talks/babbles and screams even when no one is talking to her.  She has the yummiest leg rolls ever.  She is so squishy and we love it.  I could nibble on her all day.  She still spits up a ton, so she is constantly in new onesies.  I drench her in baby powder to hide the smell of spit -up until she can get a bath.  Her toenails are always painted the same as mine.  She'll sit in her bouncy seat and let me paint them any time I want.  She likes the exersaucer, but prefers her bouncy seat.  She's getting better in her carseat and can handle about an hour drive until she wants out.  She still LOVES her thumb (either one) and will occasionally suck both of them at the same time.  

Sucking both thumbs. 
Double yum. 



The Dabo's said...

These 5 months have flown! So glad they are the best little babies.... probably because they have the best parents. Love those 3 terds.

finnishamericans said...

It might be worth trying a visit to the chiropractor to see if your babies are out of place and need adjusted. Maybe they just don't like the carseats but it could be from being 'out'. It was night and day difference for one of my baby's.

finnishamericans said...

It might be worth trying a visit to the chiropractor to see if your babies are out of place and need adjusted. Maybe they just don't like the carseats but it could be from being 'out'. It was night and day difference for one of my baby's.

Notes From Nessa said...

Gorgeous babes! Love seeing their pictures. All of their smiles are too cute for words!

Kelly Pack said...

Those boys are looking more and more like their Momma! I love how magical happy babies can make mornings! Colum was a spitter upper too, our whole house always stunk :) Oh I love them and am still so happy for you. xoxo

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The Pearson's said...

I LOVED reading this post! I rarely get on Blogger anymore but when I do I know I can count on a post from you! I loved reading about their differences! Ergh it drives me crazy I havent met them yet! So stinking cute!