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Thoughts on Twin Parenting–Month 4

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photoshake_1372735939558The twins turned 4 months old on Monday. (Insert sappy comment about time flying and where are mah baybeees HERE.) 4 months old and they are such little people already.

Molly remains our firecracker.  She is quick to smile and laugh, but is just as quick to get pissed right off. She settles easily as long as she gets just what she wants and no in-betweens.

Gus is still our serious and introspective boy. He loves to just take everything in. It takes a lot to get him to giggle but once you get him going, he doesn’t stop. And he is always just so so so sweet. And is a super drooler.

We have begun to struggle a little bit with Gussy’s sensitivity though. Loud noises, sudden movements and things that are unusual (Like mommy in sunglasses) set him off. He screams and is inconsolable.  I think it is maybe too soon to say whether he actually has a sensory issue as opposed to just being a fraidy-babybut it is a little bit concerning.  At times, the only thing that helps is to take him in to a dark quiet room and just rock him until he settles.  I feel bad for my poor bug; it must be hard to process 6 other noisy people and a dog on a daily basis.

Molly has become so much less screamy since getting her reflux meds under control. Don’t get me wrong–she is still a fussbudget, but is so much better than she was.  I’m not having any more babies, but if I were, my advice would be to skip the Zantac and go right to Prevacid. That stuff works wonders.

This month marked my return to work, so the twins started daycare 2 days a week and are spending 2 days with Grammy. This is a pretty good system right now. I like that I can go upstairs for quick snuggles 3 of the 5 weekdays and spend my lunch break with them as well.  It’s good for my mom to spend time with them too, I think.

Their 4-month checkup went quite well (aside from a good day and a half of being crabs after their shots). Molly weighed in at 13lbs13oz and was 24.25 inches and Angus was 13lbs15oz and 24.5 inches.  This puts them in the 50th percentile (ish) for their actual age, and more like the 75th for adjusted age. They are very twinny! Molly looks bigger than Gus these days though; I think he carries most of his weight in his head.

Month 4 Happenings:

  • Outgrew ALL 0-3 month outfits
  • Started to enjoy some floor time (as long as they are on their backs)
  • Started giggling in earnest
  • Started going to daycare
  • Upgraded to larger swaddles, but routinely break their arms out
  • Discovered their hands and became Grabby Grabbersons
  • Rode on a float in a parade
  • Were big enough to ride in the big kid stroller
  • Went to the zoo
  • Stopped sleeping in the same crib 😦

Month 4 Picture Dump:

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5 responses »

  1. So, just one more month, and they will catch up in weight to my 15-,mos old, right? *sigh* LOVE the pudginess!

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  2. There’d be one picture and I’d exclaim, “Oh my GOD.” scroll scroll scroll “OH MY GOODNESS!” scroll “AWWWW!”

    I can’t get enough of them.

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  3. I love these photo dumps. So cute!

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  4. OOOOOH the 4th pic of them up there swaddled sleeping together looking like they are kissing ADORABLE. Love love love. They are getting so big I’m stunned

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  5. I love them! They definitely have their own distinct facial features 🙂 Sooooo cute! I want to see them in person 😦

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