Well, once again, I'm in utter disbelief that my little peaches are almost half a year old! Where has the time gone? In some ways, it feels like 5 minutes and in others, 5 years (we can't seem to shake this 4 am feeding). I must say, though, that I fall more and more in love with them every day. And if it's possible, they somehow get cuter and cuter everyday. Here are some things my little pretties have been up to:
Miss Sophie Kay:
Most often called: Soph, Sophaloaf, Sophielosha (Dad's preferred nickname)
I say this in a purely factual sense; this child is an angel baby. So much so, that when she cries, I'm desperately trying to figure out what is wrong because it happens so infrequently. I think she may have even forgotten how to cry. Which is good, because I'll move onto her feisty sister here in a minute. :) When she does cry, she squeels like a little pig which is so cute. The exception to when her crying happens, is a result of her most recent trick-rolling over from her back to tummy. Both girls started rolling over from tummy to back a little after 4 months, but Sophie is beating her sister in that she now does it both ways! She loves to do it so much, that she has started trying to do it in her sleep around 2:30 am the past several nights. That pesky arm sometimes gets in her way, resulting in a cry of frustration, and Mommy having to come to the rescue to turn her back over and keep her from rolling over again until she falls back asleep. Oy. Hopefully she'll get the hang of it soon and become a tummy sleeper?
She continues to babble and tries to suck on anything and everything in a 12 in. radius (hair, fingers, blankets, toys, sister's fingers). She also recently has become fascinated with her hands. I'll catch her holding them out in front of her, staring at them in amazement. It's hilarious.
And speaking of those hands, if you bend down close to her face, she will grab both of your cheeks with them. Melts my heart in a second.
She still gives us the most hysterical looks. If she gets scared, her eyes get HUGE. If she thinks you're doing something weird or stupid, she furrows her eyebrows (I'm thinking she will be the first to roll her eyes-not looking forward to that day), and she gives me the biggest grin and kicks her legs in excitement every morning when I come to get her out of her crib.
Another new favorite trick of hers is pursing her lips together and making a (no other way to put it) tooting noise while blowing spit bubbles at the same time. She thinks that one is pretty cool.
She continues to be our big eater (see rolls). Can't wait to see her get ahold of some baby food in the next few months!
I can't get enough of her cheeks. I kiss them ALL day long and sometimes wish I could nibble on them. She is such a joy. We love you, Sophie!
Miss Campbell Jane:
Most often called: CJ, Cambie, Drama Queen (more on this)
Well, I guess it would have been too good to be true to have two perfectly behaved children, and while Campbell is still a lovable, smiley, little sweetie pie, if I were to pick which of the two were more high maintenance, she just might get the prize. I'll just say that she looooves attention in all forms, and if she's not getting enough of it, she will very dramatically let you know. While she does have what I would call a "real cry" that she uses when she is hungry, tired, etc, she also has what I would call her "dramatic cry" which is her way of saying, "Hey, quit what you're doing, and talk to ME!" I know this because I will hear it from the other room, walk over to her, talk to her, and she turns into all smiles. So really, I guess it's pretty darn sweet she loves her mommy so much she just needs me all the time. She also will 99% of the time cry the longest when being put down for a nap (I usually just have to put Sophie in her crib with her blanket and she's out).
Her dramatic ways continue in that she very frequently protests naps and/or wakes up early from them, and the little diva rarely finishes her bottles unless they are warmed up exactly to her liking. Whenever she throws one of her dramatic little tantrums, her sweet daddy usually says something like, "Just like her mama." I usually don't think it's as funny as he does.
Ok, so now that you think I favor Sophie, I really do love her just as much as her sister. She also, coincidentally, has become quite the little chatter box. She talks and coos and giggles all the time. We still call her our little kitty cat because her sweet little noises sound just like a kitty. She loves being read to and will smile and coo the whole time I'm reading (Sophie usually just listens contentedly or stares at me instead of the pages).
All in all, she truly is a joy, and we wouldn't change a thing about our little drama queen! :)
Are they not the cutest things you've ever seen? I seriously can't get enough of them. Sometimes I catch myself looking at pictures of them on my phone while they nap, and I actually start to miss them if their naps run long. I can't squeeze or kiss them enough. They both still have the biggest, most mesmerizing, gorgeous blue eyes that are undeniably their daddy's exact color. Gosh, I hope they stay for good! And although people continue to tell me they are looking more alike, I just can't see it. They are still as different as night and day to me.
I hear many a twin mom tell me, "It gets easier!" and I see that in some ways and don't see that in other ways. One way our life has gotten easier is that we are on a pretty consistent nap schedule now (my house is also a little cleaner due to this, I'd like to think!) and I can see a light at the end of the sleeping-more-than-six-hours-at-night tunnel. But I can also see as the girls get more and more active, I will not be getting as many breaks!
I continue to look forward to each day I have with them, and on the days when I'm extra tired and think I don't have the energy to get through the day, I remind myself how much they've grown already and that someday I won't get to hold them in my arms and see their sweet, toothless grins, and someday they will get annoyed when I try to kiss their cheeks every 5 seconds. I wish they could stay this cuddly forever.
Love you, S & C. Can't wait to see what we have in store this next month. :)
A few snapshots from March:
Hanging out with our friend, Charlotte.
Sophie and Papa
Storytime with Daddy