Things change so quickly and with your second babies you feel like sometimes those milestones that we’re incredibly celebrated first time round pass you by a little bit, the downside to being the second child. Both the boys are rolling and can roll onto their tummy’s but mostly choose not to as they hate it. They can sit up fairly well with support and now grab and reach for toys, of course absolutely everything goes in the mouth. I love how much they both giggle and smile, it is quite easy to raise a grin out of them and they giggle away at Lucas.
This month we decided to move the boys into separate cots; ever since the day they were born they have shared a sleeping space. They were put in the same cot in the hospital and they’ve slept together ever since. I’ve felt a little sad about the change even though I knew they couldn’t share for ever, they are both getting bigger and with them rolling it was getting cramped. It’s just me, I’ve always liked the idea of them being close to each other. As they sleep so well I was nervous that it would unsettle them but just on the first night, Arthur disturbed early on but other than that not a peep. They are side by side so they can see each other and I must admit they do seem happier with more room to stretch out and wriggle into.
I actually took them to our baby clinic this week, the health visitor has been coming to me but seen as I had the car I thought I’d make the effort and go. Arthur now weighs 14lbs9 and Brandon weighs 14lbs5. They are both on the 9th percentile and look good sizes for twins. I don’t worry too much about weights and all those charts, they look healthy and they are obviously happy so I’m happy.
I’m starting to think about weaning now, dug out the old Annabel Karmel book in preparation. They are having spells now when they are really grumpy in a run up to a feed and they have a little protest when they’ve finished their bottles. Part of me is dreading it so I’m putting it off as long as possible; the logistics of weaning two and having Lucas aswell is a daunting prospect. I had a wander down the baby food aisle this week and was quite shocked how much had changed since I had Lucas, so many more options and preparation machines! I don’t handle too much choice well, it flusters me and I end up coming away with nothing. I’ve got a few bits from first time round but any other recommendations; storage, preparation, implements would be appreciated.
On the whole both the boys are such a joy; they really charm everyone they come across with big smiles and chuckles. It’s been nice to get out with them in the pushchair now and see their inquisitive faces and big eyes peering out. I love to make them smile, hear their precious laughter, see their faces light up. Every month brings more fun, new adventures and even more love than I ever thought possible. We never expected to be a family of five or even parents of twins but I now I can’t imagine it any other way.