Saturday, August 24, 2013

"'Cause you've got...personality!"

late last week, my baby girls turned four months old. i am endlessly amazed at how fast time has passed and yet how it seems like they have been a part if our family forever.

this twins business has been such a crazy and amazing adventure. the thing that i'm currently the most intregued by is the difference in their personalities. obviously they are separate little beings, but somehow it still almost shocks me. haha. as i think back to pregnancy, i suppose i could even see it then...or feel it to be more accurate. :) 

alice, aka: baby a. she was waaaaayyy more active in the womb, constantly kicking me. today, she is the roller (technically they both roll belly to back, but alice does it much more frequently and she also rolls back to belly...pretty much as soon as you lay her down). if she manages to stay on her back for more than a few seconds, she kicks like a pro soccer player...or swimmer... or something/someone else that/who kicks fast and frequently. :) she is more laid back in temperament, quieter, seemingly more patient and quicker to smile, but once she is angry/frustrated/overtired/etc, you better watch out! ha! she will tell you all about it! she is sleepiest during the day and likes to nurse to sleep. she HATES her carseat and rather enjoys cozying up in the ergo for walks and other adventures. she is an observer and seems like she takes in all of her surroundings.

sweet alice
alice 4 months
4 months
alice kicks -

lilah, aka: baby b. physically calmer from the start, i didn't feel her move nearly as much as sissy alice, but she made her presence (and determination) known with her many breach/vertex switches. she helped me out tremendously by staying vertex (head down) for the last couple months so i was able to continue on with my natural birth plans without a battle and then at the. very. last. minute. she surprised us all with her feet first! tricky little squirt! she REALLY wanted to come to enter the world her way! :) when trying to grab a toy, she moves with slow, careful deliberation and growls when it doesn't end as she wishes. her focus is incredible. she is a chatter seriously rarely stops talking. haha. she is super sensitive - easily overwhelmed and overstimulated, but also a cuddle bug. she LOVES grandma. she prefers being walked to fall asleep. she is a rather amazing night sleeper (most nights), but no so keen on the nap scene.
lilah bear
lilah 4 months
four months
determined lilah and the blue birdy -

but with all that said, they are also similar in a number of ways. they are enamored with their big brother. they seemingly hate to tandem nurse these days, which is rather inconvenient, but can you really blame them? it's way cozier to be nestled individually into mama's arms than laying on your back on a fancy pillow being smacked in the face by your sister's hand while a boob is dangled precariously in your face. ha. they love the bath, but hate the getting dressed part that follows. they are belly sleepers, through and through. they aren't such big fans of bouncy seats, swings or any other mechanism for being held other than human arms. they like being outside and will instantly calm down if they are melting and you take them out. they do not understand the function of a pacifier (probably because i refuse to offer it except as an emergency when stuck in the car mid-melt). they smile with their whole hearts and souls when you walk into a room after they wake up. and they have both completely stolen our hearts.

my sweet girls
"sharing" sophie :)
sissies - four months, 1 week - lilah left
sleepy sissies. four months, one week. alice left.
tummy time! four months, one week. alice left. 

sorry for the crazy delay, but HAPPY FOUR MONTHS, little gals!! it is going to be so incredible to watch you grow and to see stays the same and what changes. i'm sure you are going to have surprises for me at every turn!

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