As the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. Hard to believe it has been two weeks since our last post and even hard to believe the boys are already 4 months old. We went in on Thursday for their doctors appointment. Overall, all is good. Hudster still has some really dry skin. We are thinking it is from the heat inside the swaddle. It is a catch 22 right now, leave him unswaddled and awake, or swaddle him up to sleep like a little baby and have bad skin. We are going to try some different lotions and soap to see if that makes any difference. We might even try to start breaking the swaddle habit. We’ll see how it goes over the next few days.
Since we moved from 7 feedings a day to 6 over the past two weeks, Landon has had some difficulties taking more food at each feeding. The doc checked out our charts (and yes, we keep detailed charts from each feeding) and recommended that we go back to 7 feedings. Doesn’t sound like much on the surface, but adding a 7th feeding for Landon and not Hudson means they are on different schedules. We made the decision to just put Hudson back on 7. And the good news, after three days of dropping the amount of food for Landon, he is doing much better. Hudson doesn’t seem to mind either. He pretty much eats anything and everything we put in front of him. We still have spit up, but nothing like it had been. Two steps back, one step forward. We’re getting there, slowly but surely.
As for weights, Hudson is now 13 lbs and Landon is approaching 12. It is amazing to see where they have come from in such short order. Our boys are growing like weeds!
2 month photo
3 month photo
4 month photo
I did get to experience my first fathers day. It was great! The boys treated me to sleeping in late (ok, not even close), breakfast in bed (I mean, I cooked breakfast), a day at the pool (well, I did get an hour there), craft time that involved paint, hands and feet (what were we thinking), a relaxing massage (score) and a home cooked meal!! Not bad for the first go round.
Getting the boys to hold still was harder than expected. We are halfway through, final product should be done in a couple weeks. Stay tuned.
The perfect end to Father’s Day.
Me with pops on Father’s day!
For some strange reason, someone (ok, it was all Erin, but I’m not pointing any fingers) decided that we didn’t have enough going on in our lives and wanted to paint the play room. After trying about 10 different shades of yellow, khaki and browns, we finally settled on one. And the decision to hire someone to come do it for us was the best idea since sliced bread.
p.s. we added some good new artwork and a cornice board to the room in addition to the paint. Overall, it turned out great. Just not sure when we will get the fan installed. Maybe for their 1 year birthday party. :)
We also moved the boys to their individual cribs. They are growing so much. They are now almost two feet long and keeping them sideways in the crib isn’t an option. And with them in individual cribs, I can no longer get away with one monitor. So for a few days, I spent some time in the attic and dropping cords down the wall… but it is now complete and we can check on the boys from any tv in the house.
And while we were getting good with cameras, we decided to go ahead and do the same for Erin’s car. Using a mirror on the seat works great for one kid, but getting it positioned for two is just about impossible. And you know how boys like new toys, it seemed like a great opportunity to add another one to our lives.
What about Elle?
And here is my mini me
Landon catching some sleep after his bottle. I still can’t believe the way his hair looks!
Call stopped by to see the boys and got some time on the activity mat.
And of course a photo holding them. Wow, can’t believe how big all three of the guys are.
I bet grandpa can’t remember the last time he had someone on his shoulders. It was probably me and about 25 years ago.
Grandma and Hud relaxin’
One of our new gifts are director chairs complete with their initials on them.
Our first semi-roll over. Disclaimer, Landon is propped on a pillow and has is using it as some leverage to make it happen. But hey, we’re getting closer.
Think my hat is too big for me?
Daddy and Hud enjoying some much needed sleep.
Landon has finally found his hands. He loves to try and see if it will fit in his mouth.
A common question we get is asking why it takes so long to feed. Well, the obvious answer is there are two. But the second answer involves the words “sleeping” and “heads”.
Happy Grandpa and his Hudson
The sign of a peaceful dinner.
We made an outing to see the Cal’s first soccer game. And by the looks of it, we have the next Pele, I mean Tim Howard on our hands. And the best part, I asked Cal at halftime how many saves he had –-- his response, “two handfuls and two.” Translation from a 4 year old, 12. And I think I’m more impressed that he is keeping his own stats during the game.
Cal taking a break from the action and checking on Landon
The Jensen family stopped by to get in on the action. And yes, Cory was sober enough to hold one of our boys. Don’t be calling CPS on us.
Erin getting on some bedtime reading. Too bad the boys are already sleeping. :)
Hudson and Gram getting in some smiles
And speaking of smiles.
Here is a sign of daddy not being present. Really mom, I’m not a dress up doll.
But if I must, I’ll have a good time with it.
That’s all folks!