Friday, October 23, 2009


Jack & Nick had their 6m appt with the pediatrician yesterday!  The exciting stuff first - Jack weighs 15lbs. 13oz and Nick is 16lbs. 8oz. (but in all fairness, he had a 5oz bottle just before he was weighed, so maybe more like 16lbs. 3oz.)  They are both following their growth charts and the doctor was happy with their progress.  The not-so-exciting stuff in one word S-H-O-T-S.  I hate having to hold them and I can only imagine how much worse it gets as they get older :(  Today they are running low fevers, they're fussy & sleeping a lot.  This is really the first time they have had any "reaction" to their immunizations.  They acted as if nothing happened after the 2m and 4m appointments!  Well, I'm taking advantage of the long naps today but I hope their fevers go away soon. (OK, seriously, as I was typing the last sentence, Jack woke up!  The good news is that his fever went down!)

One of the problems we discussed with the pediatrician yesterday was the boys having trouble, um, pooping.  I said I thought it was because of the rice cereal & oatmeal and told her they hadn't had any yesterday - and still haven't had any more today.  She suggested giving them pears.  So today the boys had pears for the first time!  YUM.  They both gobbled it up and I'm happy to report that things are moving along.  Chris and I were joking the other day about how much we talk about poop.  We never thought we'd talk about it as much as we do ... or smell diapers as much as we do ... or save the diaper to show the other what came out!!  Ew, right?  OK ... moving on; I think that's enough talk about it.

Another thing I've noticed the boys doing is kind of hard to explain, but I'll try.  They have both been trying to figure out how to get their legs under them ... they are laying on their tummies, pull their knees up toward their chests on each side and push with their toes.  It's like they are trying to get into a crawling position but they end up pushing themselves up into a V - on their elbows and toes - and toppling over.  So, we'll keep watching to see how long it takes them to get into the position they are trying to get in :)  I thought babies sat up by themselves before crawling but my boys might be trying to do things backwards!  Or, maybe they are developing the muscles they need to sit up by doing this weird little move.

Tomorrow we are hoping to go to the pumpkin patch with Cindy & her family!  Hopefully we're able to get some good pictures of the boys' first autumn adventure.  My goal this afternoon is to flip through my cookbooks and magazines for some dinner inspirations.  I'm stuck in a cooking rut at the moment ... I think mainly because we've been having a hard time getting the boys to bed at night (they are so so tired at 6pm but don't really go to sleep for good until about 8pm or 9pm ... the whole time we are taking turns going in to fetch a binky or burp a baby) so I've been looking for really quick and easy meals.  I'm hoping to start using my slow cooker a lot more in the months to come for warm, hearty, comforting meals.

Hoping for beautiful fall weather tomorrow!  Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when you were trying to sit and crawl. I heard that you have to kind of "show them" by moving their body into position - so if they get on their knees, rock them back and get their arms under them - teach them the sensation of having their arms straight..hold them and in a week or so they'll do it themselves. Then you start working on reciprocal motion .. moving one arm and one leg, then the others. Same with sitting - use that Boppi and the walker. they'll get the hang of it. Besides, I think their restrictive movement now is a blessing - just think when they're both crawling and going in opposite directions!!! YIKES