Saturday, December 29, 2012

Five Month Old Twins

Archer and Avonlea turned five months old on Christmas Eve.  The time really has flown by.  They are such sweet, good babies.  And I am very grateful for that, otherwise I don't know how I'd make it through each day with four little ones.  The twins are so smiley.  They light up easily and with just about any attention from anyone.  They have become a lot more aware of each other, which is really cute.  They smile at each other and jump and kick when they see each other.  However, this new awareness has cause some jealousy when I pick one baby up and not the other.  They will let out hurt cries when they see that their sibling is getting love and attention when they are not.  A lot of times I can ask one of the boys to come talk to the crying baby until I am able to attend to him or her, and that usually pacifies them.  The whole family just loves this little duo!

Archer has grown a lot this past couple months.  He almost always out eats his sister.  He has become a solid little baby.  Everything about him seems to be big: his hands, his feet, his smile, his voice, his energy and his personality.  He is always cooing and chirping.  This is what is going on with Archer at five months of age.

He has learned: to bounce himself in the bouncer by moving his legs back and forth

He likes: the bouncer, blowing bubbles, being held, being tickled, being talked to, hearing himself talk, lullabies, baby toys and mobiles

He dislikes: belly time and pacifiers

Things he does that makes us laugh: emphatic, loud and high pitched baby squeals, big smiles and big laughs

Avonlea has struggled with eating the last month.  Quite often she doesn't seem interested and during a couple feedings a day, we can only get her to eat about half as her brother.  She seems to have slimmed down a bit, but she is still growing steadily and well.  She is starting to be more vocal, and is cooing and squealing along with Archer, just not as loudly.  This is what is going on with Avonlea at five months of age.

She has learned: to roll over

She likes: being held and cuddled, seeing her brothers (she smiles huge when any of them come within eyesight), playing in the new baby gym Archer got for Christmas, baby toys - especially stuffed animals, her pacifier when sleepy, and mobiles

She dislikes: being alone

Things she does that make us laugh: sweet smiles that come quickly, and a lot of snorting


Lynette said...

Oh my goodness they are so cute!! Sweet, sweet little faces. :)

Rie Pie said...

I adore these babes. I'm so happy that I can give them squeezes whenever I feel the urge. They are both growing into such lovely little gems in my life.