Thursday, August 22, 2013

5 Months


The girls are 5 months old! Where has the time gone?!

The babies are still very different in both temperament and personality, but some of their traits have switched.

Brynlee is no longer the high maintenance "diva" I thought she was. She is very social.  Brynlee is my chatty girl. She loves people, loves to smile, and loves the camera. And the camera loves her.  The camera always seems to catch her with a smile on her face.

Berlyn has become my high maintenance babe. She loves to be held and prefers that to being on a blanket on the floor, in the swing, in the Mamaroo, in the Bumbo, you name it. She wants to be snuggled for most of the day. Makes things a little difficult when there is another infant and a pretty demanding 3-year old.  And she growls. It is the funniest thing ever!

Berlyn has figured out how to roll from her back to her tummy. She loves sleeping on her tummy and will no longer stay on her back to sleep.

Both girls are still nursing but are beginning to wean. Tandem nursing has become too difficult because the girls now prefer to nurse alone. There is a lot of hair pulling and eye poking going on when I try to tandem, and sometimes they refuse to latch on at all. Nursing them separately is a problem because it never fails that the baby that is not nursing suddenly needs something and will start crying, then the baby that is supposed to be nursing won't eat because she can hear her sister crying. Drama already! ;)

They are currently taking 2 formula bottles each day and are nursing for the rest of their feedings. They are still not sleeping through the night. They both wake up 2-3 times separately, which means (as long as Braysen doesn't wake up as well) that I am up 4-6 times a night. I'm ready for some sleep!!

They have started solids and are doing fabulously with rice cereal. Braysen never cared for it and I almost just skipped it with the girls. They both love it! Berlyn eats like a champ. Brynlee still has a little trouble keeping the cereal in her mouth, of course, that could be because she talks or is smiling and laughing through the entire meal. 

Neither baby is all that crazy about their paci.  They use them to sleep sometimes, but more often than not they will spit out the paci and stick their fingers in their mouths instead.

They are both sleeping unswaddled.

The girls have just started to notice eachother and it is so sweet to watch them interact (when their interaction does not include hair-pulling)


Braysen's old baby swing
using her feet to grab toys and kick things out of the way
bath time
sleeping on her side
pulling hair
Sophie the Giraffe

getting dressed
being put in her car seat


playing with her feet
blowing raspberries
being worn in the wrap
being held
sleeping on her tummy
bath time
pulling hair

getting dressed
being put in her car seat
being set down 

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog and I have to say that it's wonderful!
    My dream is to have twin girls once and yours are just adorable :)

    You seem to be truly blessed to have such a lovely family!