Everly and Cal: 5 Months

Monday, January 16, 2017

Yesterday Evie and Cal turned 5 months old! Time is flying which is both good and bad. I'm sure one day I will miss the baby phase but it's hard not to look forward to them getting older...it's so much more fun! I have this baby book for Cal and this baby book for Evie and I LOVE it. Updating it is so fun!

Here are what the twins are up to...


You can... take 2 hour naps, sometimes sleep all night, sit with help, hold toys, grab/swat/kick at toys.

You love...your fingers, rolling onto your tummy, car rides, stroller rides, your swing, being held, babbling, watching Blair play.

We'll never forget... how you rub your head while you breastfeed, your obsessive finger sucking, how you cry when Evie cries, how you are always trying to watch TV.

You don't like... the bath, when your sister cries.


You can... nap for 45 minutes (insert eye roll here), sometimes sleep all night, sit with help, hold toys, grab/swat/kick at toys, babble.

You love...folding your hands, rolling onto your back in your crib (super fun for Mom and Dad when you get stuck like a turtle), car rides, stroller rides, the bath, your swing, listening to us sing "baby shark," watching Blair play.

We'll never forget... how you fold your hands while you breast feed, your spicy attitude when you're hungry, how much you giggle when Daddy dances with you.

You don't like... taking long naps, trying to stay awake when you are tired.

You guys are GOOD babies. Honestly, you are easier than Blair was. I'm not sure if this is because you are truly easier or if Mommy and Daddy know a thing or two about babies now. ;)

At this point our daily schedule is as follows: You wake up for the day between 7:30 and 8:30 most days. You take about fifteen minutes to eat and then you play for a couple hours. You nap around 9:30 or 10:30 (depending on when you woke up) for 1-2 hours. Everly determines how long the nap is because she always wakes up first. Sometimes she wakes after 45 minutes and has to wait in her crib to eat for 45 more minutes. This is Mommy's least favorite thing. You eat again around 1:30, play for a couple hours then nap again around 3:30. This nap is shorter and you are usually up after an hour, around 4:30. You eat again and then stay awake until bedtime between 6:30 and 7.

The hardest part of our day is the last stretch before bedtime because you get tired but we don't want you to take a big snooze before bed. We often take you for a stroller ride at this time and then come home and put you in your swings while we make dinner. When you get tired of that we wear you in the front pack until bed time.

We are supplementing you with 2-3 ounces of extra breast milk from my best friend at every feeding to help you gain weight. You are skinny little babies! But, Everly, you are getting rolls now and it's so darn cute.

Your Dad and I often look at you and just smile at each other because you are so sweet to be around. We love you so much and talk about how good you are. Yes, you can be exhausting but we still can't get enough of you!

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