Thursday, October 31, 2013

2-3 Months

     The past month has been a fun one!  The boys are becoming very expressive and love to smile at us:)  It has been fun watching them smile and recognize us when we talk to them.  They also enjoy smiling at ceiling fans and lights.  They are incredibly entertained by them.  We have practiced tummy time a lot in the last month and the boys are getting stronger and stronger at lifting their heads up.  We have gone for several strolls on the greenway near our home since the weather has gotten cooler and more comfortable. 

     We left the boys in the nursery at church for the first time on Sunday, September 29th.  They enjoyed snuggle time with the sweet elderly women.  I think it was harder on mom and dad:)
We also started the boys in their cribs in their room for the first time.  Saturday, October 12th, they took their first naps in their cribs.  Carson took a 30 minute nap and Cole took a 15 minute nap.  It was a good start!  Sunday, October 13th we tried Carson and Cole in their cribs overnight.  Needless to say, that night was spent up and down trying to get them to sleep for a while.  After a few days and nights, the boys became quite comfortable in their cribs and seemed to enjoy the ambiance of their room.
     Unfortunately, we noticed that the boys were still struggling with reflux during this time.  We took them back to the doctor on October 7th.  The doctor instructed us to continue the Zantac we give them twice a day and add a few teaspoons of rice cereal to each bottle they drink.  At this time, the boys are drinking 5oz every 3-3 1/2 hours.  So, we bought the variable flow nipples and moved up to the big bottles!  At this doctor visit, Carson weighed 12lbs 10oz. and Cole weighed 12lbs 7oz.
     Before the boys were born, a coworker of Brad's dad got the boys their own Loveys.  Carson has a "Moo Cow" with his name on it and Cole has "Lovey Dog" with his name on it. They love to have these loveys with them to hold onto and snuggle with.

*sleeps 3-4 hours at night
*loves to grip and hold objects
*loves his monkey wubbanub
*smiles a lot and loves to "talk" to us
*sleeps 4-5 hours at night
*trying to suck his thumb
*loves his lion wubbanub
*smiles and laughs at us

Our second book from Imagination Library came this month!

We love our Wubbanubs!!