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Walt & Whitney - 8 Months


Happy 8 months to my two little stinkers! This month has been so fun as they have started to interact with each other more.  Every day I pick them up from school I think...here we go on the crazy train. It's still kind of terrifying taking care of twins but thankfully they're cute.


Sleep:
-        Walt still wakes once a night, but a few weeks ago he slept through the night twice! I usually feed him a 4 oz. bottle, change his diaper, and lay him back down. 

-        Walt has been extremely tough to get to sleep lately. I’ll feed him a bottle in his room while rocking him, lay him down and he immediately wakes up and starts SCREAMING. I let him cry for about 5-10 min. and then go back in for 5 min. Every night is different. 

-        Whitney usually sleeps through the night. Every once in a while she’ll wake up and we’ll put her pacifier back in and she’ll go back to sleep. 

-        Putting Whitney to sleep is seriously the easiest! I simply put on her sleep sac, give her a pacifier and lay her down. Even if she’s not 100% tired, I’ll hear her quietly talking to herself or playing in her crib for sometimes as long as 30 min. but then she falls asleep. 


Health:
-        Poor Walt had his Orchiopexy surgery last week for his undescended testicle, which is due to being born premature.

-        I took Walt to one of his last helmet appointments, and the doc told us he only needs to wear it for 2 more weeks. Whoo hoo! Although I’ve gotten used to him wearing it and it seriously has saved him from smashing his head SO many times. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard his helmet hit a table, floor, furniture, chair and think to myself....Helmet saves the day again. Walt has become very brave because of it, so it’s going to take some adjusting once we take it off.

-        Both babies have had runny noses, congested chests. I thought they might have an ear infection, but they never ran a fever. I waited it out because honestly taking time off to get them both to the doctor is daunting. 


Eating:
- They eat solids twice a day. Once at lunch and once at dinner time. 

-  I’ve fed them puffs and other small foods like cut up grapes and noodles. 


Growth:
-  Walt weighs 19 lbs. I only know this because of his surgery. Whitney feels like she weighs under 15 lbs. 

-  They are both pulling up like crazy on to things and moving around our coffee table. 
- Walt has 8 teeth. 4 on bottom, 4 on top.
- Whitney has two bottom teeth. 
Likes:
- Crawling all over me. I am their human jungle gym.
-  Playing with Turner
-  When I whistle
-  Baths
Dislikes:
-  Sharing toys with each other.


Fun Facts:
-       Walt: Loves when I give him “The Look”. I’ll look away and then quickly turn my head and make eye contact him with wide eyes. He busts out laughing every time!

-       Whitney: I call her the diaper queen because she’s obsessed with diapers. She wants to eat them clean (or dirty). If Walt has on a diaper and nothing else, she will chase after him and try to eat his diaper.

2 comments:

Lelia said...

I love these updates! I have twin boys 9 months old (7 months corrected) and it's nice to hear I'm not the only one who struggles with bedtime! Just like you my one twin is super easy to put down and the other you just never know what you're going to get!

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