Two months already!! Scarlett and Clark have had a big month. We are starting to see a lot more of them when they're not sleeping. Thankfully that happens during the day and not at night. They are settling into three naps during the day with an occasional 4th catnap. At night they go anywhere from 5-8 hours between their bedtime feed and waking to eat. That means we only wake up once or twice a night. They have been going to bed close to 8pm, but I think we will be moving that up closer to 7 over the next month. They still sleep next to our bed at night and in their swings during the day. Scarlett usually spends an hour or two in our bed each night just before their middle of the night feed. She almost always wakes before Clark, and I can usually keep her happy for a while with a snuggle and her paci.
This month also brought them their first colds, and an ear infection for Clark. They were both great through being sick. Scarlett earned the nickname of Lil Weezy because her congestion lasted almost two weeks! There was a lot of projectile milk vomit thanks to their coughs, but they were happy through it all. I was usually the unlucky recipient of their targeted milk attacks. The one time Clark aimed at Robbie, it was hilarious. I've never seen Rob jump out of bed so fast and mutter obscenities. Sorry babe! We are thankfully all past the nastiness now.
We are still keeping them on the same schedule. They nurse every 2.5-4 hours during the day, it just depends on how well they nap. I have to wake them up from a nap at least once a day when they hit the 4 hour mark. I love time during the day to get things done while they nap, but I love my sleep at night more. So yes, I wake sleeping babies. Scarlett was having issues with spitting up excessively, so we assigned each baby a side while nursing. They were switching sides each day, but now they are on the same side every nursing session in hopes they can regulate the quantity and flow of their side. It's worked out really well for Scarlett, but now Clark is having issues with forceful letdown on his side. It makes him very gassy during nursing, and he has to be burped every few minutes. It makes our nursing sessions often times frustrating. I'm hoping we'll all figure it out. Maybe a change in nursing position will help.
Playtime is becoming more of a regular thing. Clark is not a fan of tummy time. He just lays there like a slug. Scarlett is great with her head control and is regularly rolling from belly to back. She's also had a couple short, very closely watched, sessions in the Bumbo. They both love watching their big brother and sister play, especially when they are on their play mat. They've finally decided they like the bouncy seats for more than a couple minutes, so they've been joining us on the kitchen island during breakfast and lunch. They're just starting to swat at the toys on their bouncy seats, but overall have interest in toys.
Weighs 14lbs, is 23" long, wears size 1 diapers, size 3 months or 3-6 months, is almost too long for 3 month sleep and plays. He has just started smiling regularly. He is only interested in his pacifier at night or in the car. He has zero interest in me reading to him. I am determined to change that.
Weighs 11lbs5oz, is 22" long, wears size 1 diapers and size 3 month clothes. She smiles often, especially for me, but she's starting to pass the love around. She still loves being pat on her bottom. She has decided the car seat isn't all bad, as long as it's moving somewhere. She has started discovering her hands and like sucking on her fingers or thumb, although she still much prefers her paci.
I am excited for what the next month will bring for us. With Spring right around the corner, I know these babies will be getting to experience some new things over the next month. I see lots of walks and trips to the park in our near future. I can't wait. For now, enjoy the rest of the baby spam.