Sunday, December 6, 2009

Twin Update

Carter (left) and Brady
sporting their Christmas outfits

It's been awhile since I did an update on the boys. We sailed right on past their 5 month mark, and now we are half way to 6 months. I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. We also found out right before Thanksgiving that we are on the docket. We, actually the agency in our behalf, will appear before a judge on December 21 where our adoption will be final. We have been waiting for this day for a long time.

Carter is still the more laid back baby. He seems to be about 2-3 weeks behind Brady in hitting milestones. Lately, he has turned into the most smiley baby. For awhile now, both babies have loved sucking on their hands; just this week Carter has totally found his thumb. We will see if we have a thumb-sucker. He also has pretty good control of his head, he shuffles and scoots all around his crib, and he is in the first stages of learning to roll. He sleeps so well--up to 12 hours at night! Naps are still not as regular as I'd like them to be, but they are getting better.

Brady is still feisty. He still wants to be held a lot of the time. He "talks" to us by making this noise like a growl at the back of his throat. He can roll from his back to his stomach, almost. He gets stuck on his shoulder still, but it's only going to be a few more days before he can. He also eats. We tried to up his volume, but it led to more spit up. Our pediatrician recommended waiting on solids until 6 months, but I think Brady is ready. It's odd. They can go up to 12 hours overnight, but heaven forbid I make Brady wait more than 3 hours between feedings during the day.

All in all, they are doing great. We love them; we love watching them grow and develop; we love that they are part of our family.


Clark Family said...

I cant believe how big they are!!!! I was happy to see yall today at church! Give everyone a squeeze!

Rachel said...

They are SOO adorable!! Congrats on the upcoming adoption - how exciting!!

Lori Muir said...

Oh man, they have grown. So cute. Love the update. Grandma Mildred was kind of obsessed with them at Thanksgiving mentioning their existence to anyone who would listen:)