Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

16 months

Ack! I'm so far behind! Henry and Norah will be 17 months on Tuesday, and I meant to blog in September. Obviously that didn't happen.

BUT! We bought a new home and moved in Sept. 3, so unpacking, figuring out where things are and trying to decorate a bunch of different rooms while still working full time has taken most of my energy. Henry and Norah were also sick this week (Norah spent Saturday night puking and slept almost the entire day Sunday), but they seem to be on the mend.

Pictures of our house will be coming soon (when we have pictures on the wall and no boxes left), but for now, I'm trying to capture the details of what Henry and Norah have been up to at 16 months.


  • Still has four teeth on the bottom and two on the top
  • Is wearing 12-18 month clothes and a few 18-month onesies
  • Probably weighs about 26 pounds and has grown a bit taller since his 15-month checkup
  • Loves babbling and yelling at the top of his lungs (especially in the car)
  • Says "bye-bye," "ba" (for ball) and "hi" now in addition to "mama" and "dada"
  • Is fascinated by the garage door and loves to push the button to close it and watch it shut
  • Loves going up and down the stairs and starts scooting backwards on his tummy way before he even reaches the steps (and still loves being chased on them at Grandma's house)
  • Is currently obsessed with the blue bulb syringe we used to clean out his nose with and loves to suck on it
  • Loves shutting doors and playing in our bedroom and the bathrooms
  • Eats really well and especially loves green beans, yogurt and PB&J sandwiches
  • Still likes hiding in corners (including his closet) and being completely silent
  • Loves waving both arms wildly at people with a huge grin on his face when saying goodbye
  • Absolutely hates having his diaper changed and has to hold a phone or the diaper cream (?) to hold still long enough for us to change it
  • Loves to play in the windows of our house and gets so excited when he sees Dad come home
  • Really likes his new Fisher Price popper toy, sitting in the red Cozy Coupe (but not driving it), playing with Dad's phone and pushing the horn button on his plastic keys
  • Has quite a bit of red in his hair now, and it looks strawberry blonde in the sun
  • Still loves to look at books and often climbs up on the chair with whichever one he can find
  • Is practically running now, even though he's only been walking for a short time
  • Loves playing on the front steps with Norah and running down the driveway

  • Has four teeth on the top and just got a third tooth on the bottom
  • Is obsessed with shoes and loves to carry them around and put them in her toy shopping cart
  • Still loves necklaces and gets mad when Henry tries to wear one and yanks it away
  • Is eating much better and loves bananas, honeydew, cheese, PB&J sandwiches and yogurt
  • Hasn't gained much weight and probably still weighs about 21 pounds (but seems to be getting taller)
  • Loves to bob her head, bounce up and down, and shake her bottom whenever she hears music playing (even in church)
  • Waves to everyone now in kind of a Miss America wave, especially when we're in my work parking lot
  • Says "uh oh" and "whoa" all the time still, "ba" for ball, "hi" and "bye-bye" in addition to "mama" and "dada" and is trying to say "thank you"
  • Still wears some nine-month onesies but mainly wears 12-18 month clothes
  • Is finally growing more hair, and it usually sticks straight up in the front
  • Loves pushing her shopping cart or popper around, playing in the Cozy Coupe and climbing up on the chair in the basement to look at books
  • Likes going up the stairs like Henry does but goes much slower and usually just stops on one of the steps
  • Loves playing on the front steps and running down the driveway and trying to go into the road (so we're teaching her to stay on the sidewalk)
  • Has to drink out of Henry's sippy cup and carry it around with hers (especially at church)
  • Loves peek-a-boo and covers her face with her hands while we're changing her diaper
  • Has a lot of fun at bath time but always has to drink the bath water
  • Gets really excited to see the TV now and points at it since we didn't have it up for three weeks when we moved (not because she watches it, but because she likes the bright colors)
  • Likes to kick balls around the house, which makes us think maybe'll she'll play soccer
  • Loves shutting doors but gets mad when they're shut because she can't open and close them again
These two are completely different but still play together pretty well -- and they get sad when one is sleeping or isn't feeling well and can't play. I love watching their relationship grow.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


At separate times today, these two have climbed up on the chair with a book. I love looking over to see them turning the pages. #hnwilcox

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Norah spent the night and morning puking, so this little heartbreaker and I went to church together. He sat perfectly on the couch outside the chapel, not making a sound and just smiling at the people walking by -- and then he was back to his crazy self, banging chairs and throwing cups. I love his bubbly personality. #hnwilcox

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

15 months

Henry and Norah are 15 months old and definitely developing their own personalities. Here's what they're up to this month:

  • Weighs 25 pounds and is 32.25 inches tall (in the 80th percentile for weight and 84th for height)
  • Loves to grab laundry and wrap it around his head, especially his or Norah's pajamas when we get him dressed in the morning
  • Bangs his head against everything, including the piano, walls and doors
  • Eats basically everything and loves hot dogs, bananas, cheese and yogurt but refuses to touch peaches and chicken nuggets (which is so weird)
  • Still doesn't walk but will take leaps between one couch to the other and walk along the walls using his hands
  • Loves to climb on the couch and play with the blinds or bang the remote against the window
  • Is outgrowing his asthma and hasn't had to use his nebulizer in months (yay!)
  • Still wears 12-18 month clothes but wears some 18-month onesies and pajamas
  • Loves bath time and is obsessed with trying to cram his tiny toy boats into cups
  • Calls for Norah all the time (though it sounds more like "Noah") and says "baba," "mama," "dada" and "bye-bye"
  • Always tries to get into the cupboards and, when he can't, bangs the doors as loudly as he can
  • Sometimes throws fits when he's hungry or doesn't want his diaper changed but is generally a pretty chill kid
  • Loves to make noise and yell loudly in the car (and get in yelling matches with Norah)
  • Sleeps really well at night but takes short naps
  • Loves to push chairs around the kitchen and use other toys to propel himself while crawling
  • Has four teeth on the bottom and two on the top
  • Is obsessed with stairs and loves to race up them at Grandma's house

  • Weighs nearly 21 pounds and is 31.5 inches tall (42nd percentile for weight and 79th percentile for height)
  • Loves to play in the laundry like Henry does and frequently sticks blankets and burp cloths on her head
  • Still likes to pull fibers out of the couch and eat them
  • Finally has more hair, and it looks like it will be straight, not curly like Henry's
  • Eats almost everything as long as she can feed herself, but loves peaches, cheese, watermelon, honeydew and bananas
  • Has four teeth on the top and two on the bottom and loves to give us cheesy grins
  • Is obsessed with wearing her beads and a little straw hat with red trim
  • Hates having her diaper changed and has to be distracted with the rash cream or a cell phone
  • Loves to turn the light on and off when she's on the changing table
  • Walks all over the house and is starting to run
  • Is obsessed with the stairs at Grandma's house like Henry is, but goes up them much more slowly
  • Loves to babble but usually only says "mama," "dada," "baba" or "uh-oh"
  • Is already a drama queen and throws herself on the floor and cries when Henry takes her toys or she doesn't get to climb on the couch
  • Sleeps well at night and usually takes great naps during the day
  • Has outgrown her breathing issues like Henry and doesn't need the nebulizer
  • Loves pushing things around, especially strollers and little shopping carts
  • Still loves to swing and gets the giggles when we push her really high

I love my sweet twins so much, even though they're getting into everything and learning to throw tantrums. It's fun to watch them grow and think about the people they're becoming. :)