Being a momma to twins, it's pretty amazing to watch their relationship evolve. It seems like since the very beginning they have always tried to hold hands, and that hasn't changed. Now that they are sitting up, Ayden likes to rest his hand/arm on Rylee's shoulder. It is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Seriously, the cutest.
|Looks kind of awkward, but they found a way to hold hands!|
Umm, yeah, their momma likes to dress them up in Beaver attire for Game Day.
|So many heart melting moments, and this is one of them!|
Rylee is everywhere now. EVERYWHERE. Last month, she was baby planking. Now, she is crawling at an impressive speed and climbing up on things, mostly me. She follows me into the kitchen and down the hallway. Actually, she thinks she can go anywhere she wants to at ANY time, which means we are constantly chasing her around and redirecting her to the living room. She can pull herself to a stand, although she is a bit (or very) unsteady, which makes it a little scary. How many times can a baby fall, hit her head, and still be okay? As of Sunday, she can fully sit up all by herself. Now when we put her down for naps or bedtime, she sits herself right up. Today when I went to get her after she woke up from a nap, I found her trying to stand up in the pnp. She's just a little bitty thing! It's crazy to see her do so much.
Rylee is finally starting to grow out of her 3 month clothes, although there are still some things she can wear. Size 3-6 month fit her best right now, but I did pull out her 6 month clothes and get them washed this week. Size 2 diapers are FINALLY starting to fit her as they should. I should have kept her in size 1 much longer than I did. Oh well.
As of today, Rylee is 16 lbs, 11 oz and in the 23rd percentile. She is 26.5 inches tall and in the 10th percentile. She still has a big head, in the 79th percentile, but it's not as big as her brother's!
Rylee has one tooth that has broken through on the bottom, but is definitely slow to come up. Her second bottom tooth has been hanging just below the surface for a few weeks now and is in no hurry to show itself. Rylee is a much more smiley baby these days. She has a goofy laugh. I have only heard her actually giggle twice, but she does have her version of a laugh. She LOVES to talk! She is back to squealing and it often sounds like she is saying a drawn out "hiiiiiiiiii."
I thought we had made a major breakthrough in Rylee's sleeping, but no.... She had a full week of sleeping anywhere from 6-10 hours in her crib at night, compared to the 3-6 she was doing before. However, we are back to 3-4 hours in her crib. In addition to that, this last week she has decided sleep is for the birds and is up for a party. It's been a little rough on me, because it's taking 3-4 hours for her to go back down. It's not a fun few hours when it's in the middle of the night.
She's sure cute though...
|She is super proud of herself standing!|
|She is trying to stand EVERYWHERE!|
|Best Rylee smile, right here|
Ayden now weighs 21 lbs, 6 oz and is in the 75th percentile. He is 28.5 inches tall, but I'm not sure what percentile that is in because the nurse wrote down 50-75%. Confusing? His head is still huge, although he is back on the chart! lol. His head is in the 97th percentile, instead of off the chart like last time. Ayden has officially grown out of his 6 month clothes and is now almost exclusively wearing 9 months clothing. Although, I do have to say, it seems he will soon outgrow those as well! I just dug them all out, and yet they are almost too small! Ayden is wearing size 3 diapers, but we are moving him into size 4 for bedtime because he's been leaking almost every night. I'm tired of changing his sheets.
Ayden is moving all over the place, but I can't say he's officially "crawling." He does more of an inch worm, but it is still very effective. Ayden is fascinated with doors. He loves playing with the handles on the doors of our entertainment center, bookshelf, and the hinges on the front door, even though we are doing our best to discourage that. He is also in love with our door stop and the noise it makes! He is stable enough to sit up unassisted now, but still needs help getting into the sitting position. Otherwise, he likes to hang out in what we call a tripod, with one arm down.
Ayden is still very easy and quick to smile. He is super ticklish and thinks a lot of things are pretty darn funny. He is often heard laughing at Rylee, which is so sweet to listen to when they get to talking. He thinks she's pretty hilarious.
Ayden has both his two bottom front teeth, but now also has 3 top teeth with a 4th on the way! He's also been grinding those teeth recently, which makes me cringe. It sounds awful! I have been reassured that it is hopefully just a phase that should last only a few weeks while he adjusts to those strange new teeth in his mouth.
Ayden is still a pretty good sleeper, although he does tend to wake occasionally after only a few hours, but goes back to sleep pretty good after some comforting from either Tony or myself.
|Such a happy boy|
|"Look Ma! One hand!"|
|Being a little ham. Look at those teeth!|
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9 Month Pictures!
|Again, his arm is resting on her shoulder!|
Outtakes! They are getting harder and harder to take pictures of now that they are so active!
|Rylee: "I'm gonna take your sticker!"|
Ayden: "If you take my sticker, I'm taking your headband!"