We all just adore Archer and Avonlea. They are so sweet and so fun. They have grown a lot in the past month. Last week I started dressing them in their 3-6 month clothes. They didn't need the bigger size based on width, but they did certainly based on their height. They are long babies, just like the rest of the Hess clan has been. They are also very happy babies and smile huge smiles all the time. They love to have attention and are usually pretty patient to get it. This probably has become a trained necessity since we have four kids in the house age four and under, so their individual playtime can be limited at times. They have slept through the night three times in the last week. It has been wonderful! This is what is going on with the twins at three months of age.
Archer has become our big eater, which is a first for him. Since the twins were born Avonlea has always been able to out eat Archer. Now he is eating more than her just about every feeding. At night he stocks up and takes six - eight ounces before going to bed. Through the day he eats every four ounces every three hours. He is still as happy as can be. He smiles so easily and laughs more and more each day. He is often content to hang out in his Boppy after his feeding until naptime.
He has learned: to coo, to laugh and to sleep through the night
He likes: being talked to, looking around, eating, being sang to, and being put to bed.
He dislikes: belly time, sitting up for a long period of time, his binkie
Things he does/about him that make us laugh: when he smiles really big and emphatically he shakes his head back and forth
Avonlea has always been a content baby, but the last month I believe she has proven to be a happy baby. She is now smiling really big, really easily. She smiles best for mom. Others have to work at it a little more to get one of her stellar smiles. She gets prettier by the day. People are always commenting on her big beautiful eyelashes. A friend commented that they are so big that they look like butterfly wings. She gets them from her Auntie Rie. Avonlea still loves to cuddle and be held. She is more sensitive than her brother and scares more easily.
She has learned: to coo, to laugh and to sleep through the night.
She likes: being talked to, the swing, being cuddled, sitting up, belly time, mommy best, mobiles, and baths.
She dislikes: being put to bed, being alone
Things she does/about her that make us laugh: she either looks happy and is smiling or looks completely devastated - there is usually no in between