5 months!

I miss having a doctor’s appointment for every month. Granted, now they get shots and I don’t like that but I want to see how much more they’ve grown.

I took their 5 month pictures on Sunday (9th) but I need to load and edit them. 

Weston is rolling like crazy. He never stays on the play mat anymore. This morning, before I left for work, he was all over the place. After our nanny arrived, I passed through the living room on several occasions getting ready to go and each time he was somewhere else, taking in the new view. It’s weird since for so long he was exactly where you put him. He doesn’t really roll with a destination in mind but he’s definitely going somewhere. You cannot contain this kid.
He also giggles now. I heard his first belly laugh on Saturday and I was in loooove!

Corbin, not so much of a roller. He still doesn’t care to be on his stomach. He can rollover but chooses not to. Ever.  He arches his back though so he can watch Weston all over the room. He is very smilie (except at cameras) and starting to snuggle when he is tired.
Both boys are big time talkers. Corbin will carry on an entire conversation with you if he’s in the mood. Weston will talk. To no one in particular. All the time.
Both are also starting to recognize when I leave the room and aren’t usually too pleased about it.
Sleep has become an interesting topic in our house. I was having a difficult time identifying a good bed time without them becoming overtired. It seems to be about 6-6:30. This earlier bed time solved the “waking up screaming bloody murder 1-2 hours after falling asleep”. After talking to a sleep consultant, she identified that problem. 
With such an early bedtime though, they wake to eat in the middle of the night. The sleep consultant recommended not to wake the other twin to feed so their natural sleep patterns can emerge. She promised they’d line back up. 
So, two wakings (1 per babe) every night. I will say, the first night we implemented the new bed time they were so tired they slept 13 hours straight. Poor Nuggets. Now we just wait for that magical day where they sleep all night. Consistently. 
They do love each other already!

Xoxo – Lindsey 

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One thought on “5 months!

  1. Carolyn March 12, 2014 / 1:24 PM

    Eddie goes to bed between 6-6:30. I think it's really the perfect bedtime for him. Especially because he has to get up so early. It makes outings and family things tough sometimes but it is what it is. People sometimes say “Can't I make an exception for a special occasion?” I am like “special for who? For him? He's a baby. He doesn't care.” and honestly, it's not worth it to me. I have worked too long and too hard on his sleep. Eddie went through that waking up screaming bloody murder thing too.. he did grow out of it. I think 4 months was a turning point (downhill) for us in his sleep and then everything started to fall back into place. It's like at 4 months they are not baby babies anymore and you need to re-sleep train them like bigger babies. Starting about a month or so ago Eddie started sleeping longer stretches and stopped waking early in the night. Many nights he sleeps until around 5am and then I can feed him and hopefully get him to sleep anouther hour or so. I am not always successful, but that's the goal! Even if he won't sleep I try to leave him in his crib so he knows it's either sleep or hang out alone lol. NOT play time! Last night he woke up at 3am though (but then not 5am) so you never know, just when I think I have him all figured out! He was sick with a bad cold right after we moved (right around my birthday) and I obviously went to him when he woke up crying (all 2902832908390 times a night) so once he was better it was a little tough “re-training” him – bu it didn't take nearly as long as originally. I am always worried I am going to 'mess things up” or screw something up and break his sleep!! Hahaha!

    You're doing such a great job, if you ever need to chat, remember I am always here!

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