Thursday, March 28, 2013

3 Months

We have reached the 3 months mark and time has flown by.  When I thought about staying home with the twins on maternity leave I thought of all these things I would need to do to keep my sanity, but that time flew by and I am so happy I was able to enjoy the last 3 months with my boys.  Here are some things that happened in the last month.

  • The boys are in separate beds.  After a few nights of having to wake up to separate them because they were knocking heads or kicking each other not to mention the fact that Jax was licking Jase's head in the middle of the night, we decided all of us would sleep better if they were in separate cribs.  
  • They had their first trip to Omaha.  Mike had some meetings, so we took the opportunity to visit Grandma Karla, Uncle Kellen, the nurses at Heartland Fertility Center, do some shopping and spend the night at the Embassy Suites. 
  • I went back to work and the boys started daycare.  I am easing back into work which is nice for me and Wendy is learning the ropes of watching twins.  On their first day they wore numbered shirts so Maddie could tell them apart.  
  • Right now they are wearing 3 month and 3-6 month clothing. 
  • We went on our first walk outside this month even though there have not been many "nice" days.

  • We are not giving bottles at night any more.  Now they are old enough to only eat what they want and don't blindly eat whatever we give them, so there really wasn't any point to feeding them bottles.  It also makes middle of the night feedings go much faster when I don't have to heat up bottles.  
  • Their nighttime sleeping ranges from 10:30 - 3:30 to 10:30 - 7:30.  They don't consistently sleep through the night, but they can and do sometimes. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning after a full night of sleep. 
  • On the weekend mornings we bring the boys to our bed for a little bit to hang out as a family

  • We visited the Goertzen farm to see our first baby calf. 

  • They eat about 60ml-130ml in a setting. 
  • Our daily eating schedule is roughly 4am, 8am, 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8 pm, 10:30pm.
  • They recognize Mom and Dad and smile when they see us (if they aren't hungry or sleepy).
  • They talked to each other in the morning when they slept in the same crib.
  • We attended Trevor and Tiffany's wedding 

  • We had our first trip to Kansas.  They boys did great on the drive and we stayed with Megan and Aaron for 2 nights.  
  • We finally got a picture with all of the Bergen cousins after supper in Kearney one night. 

Had his first, second and third blow out this month, but the first was the worst. 
Has good head control but is a little wobbly. 
Doesn't understand the purpose of tummy time and just lays calmly on his tummy without moving his head. 
Found his loud cry. 
Was licking his brothers head at night.  We think it looked something like this...

Pulls his knees to his chest and rolls toward one side. 
Has bubbles in this mouth all the time. 

Has a big grin. 

Likes to watch TV. 

   Has a huge smile

 Coos/talks very loudly
Loves the monkeys on his bouncer

Likes to lay with his head to the left and has a pretty big flat spot that we are working on correcting
 Starting to suck on his hands
  Kicks legs and waves arms when he gets really excited
 Wakes up very happy in the morning

Friday, March 8, 2013

2 Months

I have been having some trouble with blogger lately with editing post I have already written and being able to access all of my photos on my computer, so this post doesn't have everything that I intended to post, but if I didn't get it posted soon the boys would be three months before I did.

Some of our exciting milestones for the boys at two months include:

  • The start of social smiling by both boys
  • Starting to vocalize regularly and as a reaction to people or things they like
  • Both boys are batting at objects hanging above them, while it isn't always intentional they are starting to be more intentional with their movements at times
  • There eye sight is getting much better and they can track people walking by.  This also means that the television catches their eye from time to time and I catch them watching it. 
  • Staying in hotels for 3 nights
  • Getting two month shots 
  • The boys going to Lincoln with me alone for twin group
  • Jax starting to sleep through the night from 10:30pm to 7 am. 
  • Jase extending the amount of time he sleeps from 10:30 pm to 3:00-4:30ish am and then until 7 am.
  • The boys go anywhere from 2-3.5 hours between day time feeding
  • They follow an unstructured eat, play sleep pattern most days
  • I feel much more comfortable taking the boys out and around on my own and we are often on the go, so our days have some variety
Here is a snapshot of our day

3:40 am - Jase wakes up and eats 80 ml before going back to sleep
6:35 am - Jase is up for the day and wants to eat 
7:00 am - Jax is up for the day and hungry 
        Both boys have awake time
7:30 am - Jase takes a nap
8:00 am - Jax takes a nap 
9:20 am - Jase wakes up and eats 
9:40 am - Jax wakes up and eats
       Both boys have awake time 
10:55 am - Jax and Jase take a nap 
11:30 am - Jax just wanted a cat nap and is now awake
12:00 pm - Jax eats
12:10 pm - Jase wakes up and eats
        Both boys have awake time
1:05 pm - Jax takes a name
1:45 pm - Jax is awake
2:10 pm - Jax eats
2:30 pm - Jase wakes up and eats
        Both boys have awake time
3:30 pm - both boys nap
5:00 pm - Both boys wake up 
5:00 pm - Jase eats
5:15 pm - Jax eats
        Both boys have awake time
6:30 - 7:00pm - Both boys nap 
7:10 pm - Jax eats
7:30 pm - Jase eats
8:30 pm - Jase falls asleep 
8:50 pm - Jax falls asleep 
10:30 pm - we wake both boys up to top them off before we put them to bed for the night.  Jase eats 90 ml and Jax eats 60 ml. 

At this point we are still giving two bottles of pumped milk at 10:30 pm and when the boys wake up during the night.  

During their awake time the boys usually play on the playmate, we read books, do tummy time, sing songs, and make funny faces with each other.  

I think that is about it for now.  Sorry for all of the words and few pictures.  Hopefully I can get blogger figured out before we reach 3 months (in two weeks).