I just realized that while I have been posting lots of pictures lately I haven't been posting much in terms of updates on the girls (who are growing like WEEDS - literally).
First off, the girls are 6 months old today! They are both in the thick of a growth spurt as I type this. They are eating MASSIVE amounts of food and are growing like crazy. About every 3rd night they aren't sleeping through the night and are getting up to eat, making for a pretty tired mommy and daddy. They are eating solids now and have tried sweet potatoes, applesauce, pears, green beans, mashed potatoes, bananas and avacados. Next on my agenda of things to try with them is chicken. At this point I'm raising little vegetarians. We live in the Midwest, so they must love meat!
Miss Olivia (Baby A) - Has learned how to roll over from her back to tummy (!), as well as how to roll off the recliner (oops!). She HATES tummy time, so once she rolls to her tummy she gets really ticked off and screams until someone picks her up or puts her back on her back. Good thing she isn't rolling over very often! HA!
She also has a new sound that she likes to make - we call it the squeaky door - eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkk. It's hilarious. At first you think she might be crying or upset, but then you realize that that isn't it at all. She is so proud of herself after she makes this noise! And fake coughing - yeah - she's great at that. She will do that in the morning when she is in her crib and wants someone to come and get her. She will get progressively louder with her fake coughs then get this HUGE smile when you come in and get her. She's totally playing us. And it's working!!
Food - she likes food, and opens SO wide! But she's funny of course - she wants the food and will scream if you don't give it to her, but she only wants 4-5 bites at a time. Then she wants her milk. Then food again. Then milk. Then food again. She's very adimant about what she wants and it is apparent during feeding time. And don't even think for a second that you can eat during feeding time - no way! Unless you are sharing what you are eating with her it's not happening =).
Teething - I was so sure that she would have a tooth by now. I could feel one on top coming through last week, but it must have gone back up because I can't see it or feel it anymore. Bummer! I wish they would just come in and get it over with!
Miss Brianna (Baby B) - LOVES her jumperoo. It is her favorite thing ever! Well, other than momma of course =). She will jump and jump and jump and jump like a crazy woman for upwards of 30 -45 minutes in that thing! She has also learned how to sit up on her own. She hasn't entirely mastered the skill yet, but she sure is getting there. She has the strongest tummy muscles ever. If you lay her down on her back and she doesn't want to be there she will do the equivalent of a crunch and just hold it and whimper until you pick her up. You can see her tummy muscles flexing for pete's sake! Oh, and feet! She LOVES her feet. They are just the coolest thing ever, don't you know! She has no desire to roll over, and is not mobile yet.
She is full of laughs and giggles, and almost always looks surprised and happy. She has a bit of a shy streak around people she doesn't know and will bury her head in my chest when someone she doesn't know talks to her, but otherwise she is a very outgoing little peanut. No new sounds for her though =). She too has joined in the fake cough revolution, and she also likes to stick her fingers so far into her mouth that she gags. My crazy little bulemic baby!
Food - she LOVES food! All food! She will eat and eat and eat - and she's not picky what it is. She doens't open up all the way like Liv does, but she is happy to eat whatever you want to feed her and for however long you would like to feed her. If this continues she is going to be one good little eater.
Teething - we are working on cutting some teeth. We were working on one on top last week along with Liv, but it still hasn't popped through the gums yet.
Not a whole lot else going on. We went up and visited Si's parents and grandparents last week in Kearney - the girlies had a great time! Everyone loved seeing them, and the girls loved all of the attention! It was our first road trip with Abby the Acadia (yes, we name our cars), and I LOVE her! The boys (the pugs) went with too, and we had room for everyone and room for all of the stuff we needed to bring. The Acadia is exactly what we needed. We are so glad that we bought her instead of a minivan=).
Here are some pics of our trip. . .
We have our 6 month pictures today so that should be fun. Hopefully the girls are in a good mood and we get some more great shots of them=). Our 6 month pediatrician visit isn't until May 5th so I won't have weight/height updates until then. Oh well. I know for a fact that they are growing like crazy and I am quite sure that they are doing just fine!!
Hope you all are doing well!!