Sunday, March 29, 2015

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I had to share one of these two together in their Easter outfits. I love watching them interact with each other. #hnwilcox

Friday, March 27, 2015

10 months


Ten months! As I put it on Instagram, my babies are in double digits now. This month has been full of milestones for Henry and Norah, and I can definitely see their distinct personalities forming. Here's what they're doing at 10 months.

Henry:
  • Weighs about 21.5 pounds and is probably 29.5 inches long
  • Still wears mostly nine-month clothes but fits into some 12-month pants
  • Army crawls everywhere but doesn't pull himself up yet
  • Currently HATES it when we try to make him sit, arching his back and standing so that we have to bend his legs. Once he's sitting, though, he's happy.
  • Has four teeth still, and the bottom two are adorably crooked
  • Eats practically all baby food but isn't a fan of ham or green beans
  • Usually takes 20-minute naps but has taken two- to three-hour naps lately when he's really tired
  • Loves to follow Norah around and steal her toys (which is payback for her stealing his for months)
  • Is still an incredibly happy baby and loves to smile at everyone and make himself and Norah laugh
  • Gets really excited when his dad comes home from work and scoots over to greet him with a big grin on his face
  • Has started rolling to his tummy immediately when we put him down to sleep at night
  • Screams bloody murder when he's hungry or doesn't want to take a nap
  • Calms down when I sing to him or turn his mobile on
  • Babbles all the time and can say "baba" and "mama" (although he doesn't realize that I'm mama yet)
  • Is quick at rolling over when I'm trying to change his diaper
Norah:
  • Weighs 18.5 pounds and is probably close to 28 inches long
  • Still wears mainly six-month clothes but has started to wear nine-month onesies
  • Pulls herself up to standing next to the couch, walker and baby gate and will be standing on her own soon
  • Knows how to open the baby gate by pulling the latch up and has let herself and Henry out to play in the kitchen
  • Does not like baby food at all and will only take a few bites of sweet potatoes, apple sauce or yogurt before clamping her mouth shut
  • Loves to shake her head "no" and has taught Henry to do it, too
  • Giggles at Henry and likes to watch him crawling under the walker while she's standing next to it
  • Doesn't say any words yet but says "Mmmmmmmm" urgently when she wants me to pick her up
  • Takes great naps throughout the day (usually at least an hour long) but has decided bedtime doesn't happen until 10 p.m. or later
  • Still prefers to be fed with a bottle but pushes it away immediately when she's done
  • Likes to be tickled on her legs and gives us great throaty laughs when we find the right spot
  • Doesn't have any teeth yet but continues to chew on everything, so they must be coming soon
  • Pulls herself up to standing in her crib so she can watch us when we come grab her
  • Still loves to be snuggled when she's tired and falls asleep quickly when I sing to her and hold her
  • Only takes her pacifier when she's about to go to sleep but loves to play with it and the pacifier cord
I'm already planning their first birthday and having a hard time believing it's almost here. Time flies when your twins are growing up.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nine months


February was a pretty crazy month, and I'm just now getting to their nine-month update! These babies make life fun, and they've grown a lot in the past month. Here's what they're up to now:


Henry:

  • Weighs 20.6 pounds and is 28.25 inches long. He actually hasn't gained weight since his six-month checkup but is much taller -- two inches taller than his sister.
  • Has four teeth (two on the bottom and two on the top) and loves to gnaw on things and grind them (to my chagrin). The bottom two poked through at eight months (around Jan. 23, when I was in Florida on a business trip), and the other two came through about a week ago.
  • Wears some 6-9 month clothes but mostly 9-month clothes (and a few 12-month pieces that run small)
  • Scoots around on his tummy and rolls and pulls himself around quickly, but still isn't quite crawling yet
  • Loves texture and is satisfied with a soft blanket and a Beanie Baby shark (to chew on) he got from a friend's birthday party a few weeks ago
  • Has stopped sucking from bottles for some reason, so we've had to cut holes in all of his nipples so he'll still drink his formula
  • Devours baby food, especially green beans, yogurt, carrots and apples and prunes
  • Takes 20-minute cat naps unless he's being held
  • Has started slapping his cheeks for no reason and nodding his head at everything
  • Is very ticklish under his ribs and in his armpits
  • Has quite a bit of brownish-blonde hair that's golden in the sun
  • Still smiles at everyone and giggles at Norah when she crawls toward him (or on top of him)
  • Loves to be snuggled and will sleep for hours in our arms
  • Sits up on his own now but still likes to topple over sometimes
  • Continues to love music and fall asleep quickly when I sing to him
  • Is obsessed with his socks and will pull them off and suck on them right after I put them on (and try to grab Norah's to chew on them, too)

Norah:
  • Weighs 17.8 pounds and is 27.5 inches long
  • Still doesn't have any teeth but chews on everything, so they must be coming soon
  • Fits into some 3-6 month clothes but is mainly wearing 6-month clothes
  • Is very curious and loves to climb around the piano, walker and bouncer
  • Just began pulling herself up and standing next to her walker and is SO proud of herself
  • Loves to crawl all over Henry and put her hands on his face and in his mouth and eyes (no matter how many times we pull her off of him)
  • Will only eat sweet potatoes and occasionally applesauce, so she still has formula most of the time
  • Giggles at Henry when she's playing with him on the floor and loves to have Dad blow raspberries on her tummy
  • Only takes her pacifier when she's really tired (and then spits it out when she falls asleep) but loves to play with and chew on it
  • Loves rings, keys, her Sophie the giraffe and a plastic monkey toy (that she steals away from Henry whenever she can)
  • Splashes as much as she can in the bathtub and is fascinated by the faucet
  • Still takes long naps and curls up in the corner of her crib on her tummy
  • Sits up well on her own and likes to play with her feet
  • Has soft brown hair that's finally beginning to grow and long eyelashes
  • Still has teeny feet that don't fit into any of her 6-12 month moccasins
  • Loves to be snuggled and rocked to sleep
Henry and Norah already entertain each other and share this incredible bond, and it's been fun to watch them grow. They make life crazy and satisfying.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Eight months


My babies are eight months old and growing so fast! I hold them and wonder how my tiny twins have grown into such tall, healthy little kids. Here's what they're doing this month.


Henry:
  • Weighs about 20 pounds and is probably 28 inches long
  • Has a ticklish tummy and giggles hysterically when his dad tickles him
  • Still loves music and listens intently when I sing to him or when his favorite Frozen music comes on
  • Is out of his six-month clothes and wearing 6-9 month and nine-month clothes now
  • Has begun scooting and half-crawling around but is still very content to just lie on his back and chew on and play with his blanket
  • Loves his mobile and could watch it spinning for hours (though it's most likely the music he loves)
  • Still isn't sitting on his own yet, but he's getting close
  • No longer takes long naps but takes 30-minute cat naps throughout the day
  • Generally sleeps through the night but lately has been waking up starving around 3 a.m.
  • Has long, spiky hair on the top of his head but still has a bald spot in the back
  • Is generally happy and coos and smiles at almost everyone who smiles at him
  • Really likes bath time and has started kicking his legs and playing in his bathtub
  • Gets very mad when he's tired and has to be rocked to sleep if he doesn't roll to his tummy and fall asleep on the floor
  • Loves to grab Norah's hand and try to suck on it (much to her annoyance)
  • Likes to pull his feet up to his face and play with them


Norah:
  • Weighs about 18 pounds and is about 27.5 inches long
  • Still wears some 3-6 month clothes but is wearing six-month clothes now
  • Is scooting/crawling all over now and getting into everything
  • Loves texture, including sucking on tags, scratching her fingers on pillows and the mesh walls of the pack 'n play, and running her hands over the vent on the floor
  • Gives big, gummy smiles, but she's more hesitant to laugh than Henry is
  • Is growing brown fuzzy hair on the top of her head
  • Loves to make gargling sounds and loud, happy noises
  • Doesn't really like bath time but is getting used to the bathtub and starting to kick her legs
  • Sometimes sleeps through the night but usually rolls around so much that she wakes herself up a few times
  • Still loves her pacifier when she's sleepy, and it generally puts her right to sleep
  • Steals toys from Henry and quickly grabs whatever she wants, even when it's across the room
  • Loves to pull her feet up and suck on them after pulling her socks off
  • Had bad eczema on her face and arms, so we switched both Henry and her to a soy formula that seems to be helping (though it smells awful)
  • Smiles at Henry and sometimes giggles at him for no reason
  • Loves to be snuggled and sleeps for hours when someone is holding her or lying next to her

I watch these babies grow every day and feel so blessed that they're happy and healthy. They make me so happy, and I love watching them discover new things and understand the world around them.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Seven months


Ack! My babies are seven (almost eight, actually) months old, and I can hardly believe it! Here's what they're up to this month.


Henry:
  • Makes himself giggle now, which is the funniest thing in the world
  • Still loves to smile at everyone, especially strangers in the grocery store
  • Thumps his legs really loudly in his crib or on his playmat when he's happy
  • Still likes to be sung to and snuggled to sleep
  • Weighs 19.5 pounds and is about 27 inches long
  • Absolutely loves his sister and will stare adoringly at her and coo at her
  • Still likes to stick his tongue out all the time
  • Rolls over and scoots around, but still isn't crawling or sitting on his own
  • Is growing fast and has outgrown his six-month clothes
  • Likes to babble and suck on his hands
  • Loves sleeping on his tummy and has started lying face-down in his crib after rolling from his back to his side and his tummy (which scares us)
  • Is a really happy, chill baby and is generally content unless he's hungry or very tired
  • Has started grabbing his toes
  • Is getting soft, spiky hair on the top of his head, but still has a big bald spot in the back
  • Really likes having baths and, lately, showers with Dad to clear out his sinuses


Norah:
  • Immediately rolls to her tummy when you put her on the floor and is scooting across the room to grab what she wants
  • Rolls in her sleep to the uppermost corner of her crib and sleeps contentedly (for a few minutes) on her tummy
  • Is obsessed with the silk tags on toys, blankets and pillows and makes a beeline for them so she can suck on them
  • Weighs almost 18 pounds and is about 26.5 inches long
  • Babbles to Henry and occasionally starts laughing hysterically when he looks at her
  • Still loves her pacifier and will go to sleep (or back to sleep) when she has it in her mouth
  • Gets stuck under the couch and the pack 'n play because she hasn't learned how to scoot forward yet (only backward)
  • Unfortunately still has a red rash on her neck we can't get rid of and sees an allergist with Henry at the end of the month
  • Gives us enormous gummy smiles when she's proud of herself (like when she's scooting around on her tummy)
  • Is easily distracted and difficult to feed when lots of things are going on around her
  • Still likes to take frequent naps during the day but not nearly as long as she used to
  • Loves to lie on her back and grab her toes and babble
  • Has soft, spiky hair on the top of her head and long eyelashes
  • Still wears 3-6 month clothes but is starting to fit into six-month clothes
  • Loves to snuggle against us with her pacifier and can sleep for hours that way

We love our little twins and still can't believe they're growing so fast!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Six months


It's hard to believe my babies are already six months old — and growing like weeds. Here's what they're up to now.


Henry:

  • Weighed 16 pounds 12 ounces and was 26.5 inches long at his six-month checkup
  • Has hit a major growth spurt (obviously) and wants to eat every two hours now
  • Is still a very happy baby, especially in the morning
  • Loves to suck on his thumbs and try to stuff both fists in his mouth
  • Still refuses a pacifier (not necessarily good, since it'll be harder to break the thumb-sucking)
  • Loves to be sung to and coos along when I sing
  • Is REALLY close to giggling and actually laughed at a grandma in the store on Saturday
  • Fits into six-month clothes but is still mainly wearing three-month clothes
  • Has become a serial roller and constantly rolls to his tummy when he's lying on his playmat
  • Loves to sleep on his tummy now and has started rolling in his crib (which scares me)
  • Grabs toys, especially rings, and plays with them
  • Is finally starting to grow some hair, and it looks like it will be brown
  • Has pretty greenish-brown eyes that also look blue when he wears blue
  • Likes to babble, especially when he's laying by Norah
  • Still can't sit up on his own but is already trying to army crawl


Norah:

  • Weighed 14 pounds 6 ounces and was 26 inches long at her six-month checkup
  • Is a chatterbox and babbles all the time, especially when we change her diaper or when she's lying on her playmat grabbing toys
  • Gives us huge gummy smiles when she wakes up (five minutes after we put her in her crib) and wants to be held
  • Loves to lay on her side now when she sleeps, which is adorable
  • Currently has no interest in rolling to her tummy and will roll to her back when I try to get her to support her weight on her stomach
  • Still wears three-month clothes and a few 0-3 month pants and has a skinny waist
  • Has tiny feet, and all her socks fall off because of it
  • Likes to be snuggled and lay on her dad's chest
  • Unfortunately has had a red rash on her face and neck for the past few weeks because of her drooling, but it's getting better
  • Has gorgeous green-brown eyes and really long eyelashes
  • Still loves her pacifier and will usually go back to sleep in the middle of the night if we give it to her
  • Sits really well in the Bumbo, but can't sit on her own
  • Is getting long, fuzzy brown hair
  • Likes to grab at faces, including mine, Henry's and Andrew's
  • Doesn't like to roll over, but she scoots around constantly (often ending up at the foot of her crib)
If you can't tell, this blog has morphed into my online scrapbook for Henry and Norah, because I simply don't have the time or energy to blog anymore. I have so many posts I want to write, and I'm hoping to have one day soon where I don't choose sleep over blogging. I update my Instagram much more frequently, so you can follow me there to see what's happening.

Just know that I haven't forgotten you, and I want to visit your blogs! I hope to get there soon. :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Five months


It's been a busy few weeks, so I'm just getting to their five-month update. These babies have my whole heart and just keep getting more and more fun. I am so blessed to be their mom. Here's what they're doing now that they're five months old.


Henry:

  • Weighed 13.5 pounds and was 25 inches long at his appointment three weeks ago
  • Is smiling and babbling all the time now
  • Still loves music and will try to talk to me as I sing to him
  • Is SO close to rolling over but seems to get his arms stuck under him before he can roll to his tummy
  • Has what I call "baby narcolepsy" and falls asleep almost instantly when he's been playing or even sometimes just babbling
  • Loves to be snuggled and have his bottom patted (so funny)
  • Fits into three-month clothes, but they're getting tight
  • Still wakes up happy and just talks to himself in his crib until we pick him up
  • Has to have short cat naps after every feeding but will sometimes sleep for hours in the afternoon
  • Loves to sit up and see what's going on, whether in a bouncer or on someone's lap
  • Usually eats five ounces at every feeding now (though he's seemed less hungry this week)
  • Loves to suck on his fingers and has actually caused the skin to peel from the moisture
  • Tries to talk to Norah and likes to lay by her on their play mat
  • Has begun grabbing toys and loves to play with his blanket
  • Likes to sing himself to sleep (and keep singing when he's asleep)


Norah:

  • Weighed 12.5 pounds and was 24.5 inches long at her appointment three weeks ago
  • Still LOVES her pacifier and will open her mouth and reach for it when she spits it out
  • Has discovered her tongue and is always sticking it out
  • Loves to lie on the play mat and grab toys or just play with her hands
  • Rolled over Oct. 12 when we were at Andrew's family's cabin — and I was so excited that Andrew and I were both there to see her hit this milestone
  • Smiles at us all the time and babbles occasionally
  • Is trying really hard to start giggling but hasn't really done it yet
  • Fits into three-month clothes, but most are still a little big
  • Has teeny tiny feet and just barely grew out of the newborn shoes I bought to announce her arrival
  • Drools a lot and soaks through her onesies often
  • Grabs toys on the play mat and likes to pull her blanket over her head and play with it
  • Sleeps with her arms extended up above her head
  • Loves to snuggle by her dad and can sleep for hours like that
  • Takes long naps in the morning and afternoon, sleeping through wiggly Henry next to her on the play mat
  • Still isn't a big fan of her car seat but is staying awake longer in the car

We had such a fun weekend with my mom, my brother, sister-in-law and niece in town, and Henry and Norah loved having Grandma sing to them and make them smile and giggle. We feel so blessed to have these lively, beautiful babies in our lives.