Thursday, July 8, 2010

Two Months

Two months? What? My babies are getting big. The two month mark came and went and in the process my babies are not as newborn looking anymore. Boo. It's great and sad all at the same time. Here are their stats from the doctor:

9lbs even
21 inches long
38cm head circumference
5th percentile for weight
10th percentile for head size

Here's what our little Henry is like. SOOOOO adorable. Our little man. That little dimple of his is going to get him out of a lot of hot water when he's older. He talks and gives big huge gummy smiles. He holds up his head really well and has mastered the art of stiffening his back when I am trying to burp him. He is happy around people and he likes to just watch what's going on. He has a really sad/adorable cry. It is sad like a little whimper - then he runs out of air and does the silent cry. It is harder to hear him cry than Lillian. Luckily he is typically just a really happy baby who likes to coo and talk and stare at you deeply. Be still my heart. His nicknames have now extended to Hanky Panky.

9lbs 12 oz
21 inches long
38 cm head circumference
10th percentile for weight
25th percentile for head size

Our little Lillian is such a fun little lady. She has this fabulous little smile where she scrunches up her nose and her smile almost splits her face in half. It is fabulous and already seems full of mischief. She has her Daddy wrapped around her finger. She is less mellow than her brother. She can go from incredibly happy to incredibly sad in zero to sixty. She also talks to us very intently and she has a contagious laugh. She is also very good at holding her head up and exercising her neck. She loves to be held. She is not particular at this point as to who holds her as long as it is happening. If she had her way - she would be held all of the time. But there are times when that simply is not possible. So sorry baby girl. She likes to make eye contact and if she is in a good mood will break into a huge smile. If she is sad - she'll squeeze out a crocidile tear and stick out that bottom lip. Her nicknames have grown to include Silly Lily.

They are almost 3 months and I am just getting around to posting these - oh well. Life has been a bit busy.

This is what I have learned in the last 2 months:

- It is normal to have fantasies about taping a pacifier to your baby's face. Not to torture, but just so you don't have to replace it. Every. Five. Seconds.

- Blow-outs happen. At least once a day. Sometimes you can save the clothes, sometimes not.

- Wet wipes - what did people do before wet wipes? I luff them.

- Baby bjorns - they enable me to carry one baby in the carrier and the other one in my left arm. I am now capable of doing a lot with one hand.

- My back/neck hurt a lot now that I am trucking 2 babies around.

- Sometimes the babies cry. And by sometimes I mean they seem to cry a lot. It feels like there is always one who is a bit more upset. They are taking turns.

- The babies are now aware if you are around or not. Sometimes they cry and when I walk in and look at them - they promptly stop and give me a big smile. BIggest culprit in the Harris home? Hanky. Little stinker.

- Schedules make everything better. Especially the hours from 8pm until about midnight.

- If you have a hands free pump - it is possible to pump while you are driving. I wouldn't do that myself. I have just HEARD of people doing that. :)

I'm sure I've learned a lot more than that - but seriously - this is all I've got tonight. Just a little bit tired.

Here are their two month shots.


Christy said...

Seriously too cute! Can't wait to meet the little ones next month. Miss you, chica!

Brooke said...

your children are just adorable - i always wanted twins, but it sounds just oh so hard - i bet you're a great mom ;)

salt lake city slickers said...

ahhh!! they are too awesome!

Staffieri Family said...

I am laughing remembering those same things when my girls were little. Isn't it so funny how they seem to take turns and flip flop their behavior?!! Your babies are beautiul, and I love hearing your experiences!!!

diana said...

Holy moly. Your kids are gorgeous.

kentandnellie said...

Oh, I love little Henry and Lily! They are getting big. I need to come visit soon. Hope you're doing well.

s g said...

you are cracking me of my friends hubby's would place a beanie baby on top of the binky to hold it in place...oh the joys of parenting.

I hear you with the neck/back issues, get a massage sissy, stat!!

these babies are soooo beautiful.

Carolyn said...

So sweet! Love this!!

Jacqui said...

I can't wait to have a play date. Thanks so much for the posting the pictures even though you are so tired. I know I'm tired, so you must be looney. They are so cute, btw.

kristy said...

Hey you, hot mamma!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these 2 little babes, I'm dying in a MAJOR way to come see them... We are back in town from our 2 week annual trip to Idaho, so I'm ready to come see you. Ready to bring you their gifts :) And hold them and smell them :) LOVE that new baby smell... so sweet. you are amazing, in every way. These little babes are incredibly blessed. LOVE you.

Melly Mel said...

they are so sweet and cute.
thanks for the update.

Lauren said...

absolutely beautiful!!!! they are perfect and you can totally see their personalities in these pictures.. at least i think you can ;) isn't being a mom just great? i'm loving it :) a little tired yes.. but loving it nevertheless.