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Walt & Whitney - 4 Months

I'm in a golden stage with these babies where they are sleeping good, smiling, smell like newborns, and are NOT mobile. The other day I imagined what it will be like chasing after two crawling babies, and it hit me that this stage will likely be the easiest for a LONG time!

I'm getting back in to the groove of being a working mom, and I'm enjoy enjoying it. We still don't do a lot of outings with all 3 kids in tow, but Alex and I have both been able to figure out how to watch all 3 alone. That gives both of us the freedom to plan dinners or outings with friends. Don't get me wrong, it's utter chaos when one of us watches all three. Turner watches a kids movie most of the time, but you do what you have to do to survive!


Sleep:
  • Alex and I are finally sleeping in the same bed again! We missed each other.
  • I separated Walt and Whitney's room because I was stressed about them waking each other up. See, I don't use sound machines, so by the time I hear Walt waking up he is usually crying loudly, which then wakes Whitney up. We use a white noise sound machine, but it didn't help. Whitney is now in our guest bedroom. There is a crib, dresser and twin bed in that room. 
  • Both babies sleep in a Swaddle Me swaddle in their rock n' plays. At daycare they nap on their tummies.
  • Walt is very unpredictable when it comes to sleep. Some nights he'll wake up once, some nights twice....and last night he slept from 9:30pm - 6:30am! Let's hope that continues. I think it all depends on how tight we swaddle him. I'm dreading when we have to stop swaddling him, which will probably be in a few weeks since they are trying to roll.
  • Whitney is my golden baby. She sleeps all night (9-7am)! Every once in a while she wakes up hungry.  It's funny because when Alex and I get home we evaluate who needs the most sleep, and whoever that is gets Whitney duty. I haven't been feeling 100% so Alex has had Walt duty...we still love you Walt ; ) 
 Health: 
  • Walt still has a congested cough, but the doc says his ear infection is gone.
  • We took Walt to his first doctor's appointment for a helmet. He will likely need one, and he's also got a slight case of torticollis. Our insurance told us they wouldn't cover the $2,500 helmet, but we're pushing back, so we'll see. If he gets one around 5 months, he'll likely have to wear it for about 3-4 months.
  • Walt had his first laser treatment on the hemangioma on his nose, and it went good. It's slightly shrinking, and the color is a lighter pink. He will have two more treatments.
Eating:
  • Both are drinking 5oz. every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Walt eats much more frequently than Whitney. She may look chunky, but that girl is only 11 lbs.. Walt is usually a pound heavier. 
 Growth:
  • Clothing - 3-6 months
  • Diapers - Size 2 Huggies
Likes:
  • Baby Einstein play gym, they enjoy looking up at the dangling toys that play music
  • They've discovered their hands and feet and enjoy sucking them
Dislikes:
  • Walt still has a love/hate relationship with his pacifier. I use it to put him to sleep, but once I lay him down he immediately spits it out.
 Fun Facts:
  • Walt:
    • Has finally started consistently smiling and loves to coo while I feed him.
    • Enjoys tummy time
  • Whitney: 
    • I have a hair bow obsession, and poor girl is my human doll. 

    2 comments:

    kelsey said...

    So glad you are finding your groove. It took us 7 months - thrilled that you got there sooner with TWO! Woohoo!

    Monroe said...
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