Monday, January 28, 2013

Collin & Carter: 8 Month Update

This month has gone so quickly - I can't believe they are eight months.  I also believe I start every "monthly update" post the same way...but in all serioussness, I was pinning ideas on Pinterest for their first birthday!  I absolutely cannot believe that time is almost here.  On the good side, that means that they are that much closer to being done with formula and onto whole milk!  They are that much closer to walking and owning this house!  That much closer to being little boys - boys who play in the mud, pee outside and wrestle over everything!  Our lives may seem crazy now, but they are only going to get more crazy!
My favorite is whenever we go out with all three kids - which is quite often!  People always say to us, "This must be so much work I can't believe you have them all out!"  Really though, it's not a lot of work.  Maybe it's because we are so used to it, maybe it is because we are rockstar parents, or maybe it is because we just have really well behaved kids - they make it easy to go out :)

Here is our attempt at an 8 month photo of both boys!  Typical, Collin rolling around and Carter throwing himself back while making his "duck" face :)



Eight Month Update

Food - Last month I mentioned that the boys were eating us out of house and home - well, I was wrong...NOW they are :)  These two knuckleheads eat SO MUCH FOOD!  They have been eating Mommy Made Vegetables & Gerber made fruit!  I have been using the Gerber plastic containers to store the processed food I have been making.  Turns out, they go through A LOT.  They are still drinking several bottles a day, but these are growing boys and they like to eat!  And it just seems like way more, because there's two boys drinking :)

Sleep -  I am beyond excited to report that the boys are sleeping through the night...BOTH boys!  Of course Collin would start this right before we leave for our Disney Vacation - give Grandma Lynn & Gramma & Grampa Shellum a nice break :)  Collin sleeps in his room and Carter sleeps in the pack n play in the living room!  We tried putting them together in the same room; however they wake each other up so we keep them in different rooms until they are consistently sleeping through the night.

As for mom and dad - we're almost more tired trying to play catch up!  It's amazing how weird it feels now that we can sleep through the night as well!



 

Collin all smiles for his eight month photo shoot :)  Then he wanted to eat the sign - because that is what he does :)  Eats EVERYTHING!

Clothes - Both Collin & Carter are wearing size 9 Month clothes!  I think we'll be moving into 12 month pretty soon, but for now, these fit great!  I did buy a couple 12 month onsies recently, so we'll see when they start wearing them.  It'll probably be sooner rather than later, because I want to see how cute they look in them :) 

The amount of laundry we go through is utterly insane.  We have no time to do laundry during the week, so by the time the weekend comes, I have AT LEAST 5-6 loads to finish...sometimes it looks like our living room threw up clean clothes as that is my "canvas" for folding laundry.  I have to do it when the kids are asleep though, because Collin tends to crawl right on top of everything to get a few kisses from mommy :)

Weight - Right before the boys turned 8 months, they were in for an appointment.  They were both almost at the 19 lbs. mark.  I can honestly say that they are still coming in weighing the same amount...which is crazy if you ever hold them :)  Carter feels so much heavier than Collin does.

Height - I am unsure at this moment :)  They're getting long!

Carter is such a happy baby
 
 
I love this - I caught this picture mid sneeze!  I love his sweet little face!  Bless you, Carter :)
 



Diapers - SO MANY DIAPERS!  Both boys are still in size 3 diapers.  I bought Target brand Up & Up for daycare, and I think we are going to start using those during the day and wearing Pampers at night...it's so expensive.

Health - Knock on wood, but we have been healthy for a good month now :)  Their teeth are coming in, causing pain, but cutting at least!  They are growing, eating a ton, gaining weight and meeting milestones!  Collin doesn't talk as much as Carter, but Carter doesn't crawl like Collin.  I'm not trying to compare, but sometimes when you have two you wonder why one of them does one thing and the other hasn't yet...they're each their own person, so in their own time they will master their own skills :)
 

Fun Facts - Collin crawls ALL over the place.  He pulls himself up to standing position and walks along objects.  He knows what he wants and will crawl over to it and whine!  Then when you walk closer to him, he smiles and start clapping because he gets excited for the toys :)  He eats very well and very quickly.  He enjoys sleeping on his side and stomach and cuddles with his blankie.  He LOVES giving mommy kisses and snuggling mom!  There is no doubt about it, Collin is a mommy's boy :)
Carter is rolling everywhere!  If he sees something he wants, he will roll across the living room to get to it.  He likes to have his feet up against something and kicks it.  He talks ALL THE TIME - he says Dadadadadada none-stop and will scream in this high pitch voice because he thinks he's funny!  He will seriously start laughing whenever he does it...Personally, the high pitch scream phase can go away :)  He loves his blankie and he loves rubbing it against his face.  He sleeps on his side or back, but his blankie is nuzzled up near his face - freaks me out, but it is knitted with holes, so that eases the worry.

Both boys LOVE their big sister, Callie :)  They smile, laugh, talk and get really excited whenever she is around!  They sure are lucky to have her!

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