Where to begin? Oh yes, I went back to work. And it was not fun. But we have survived a whole week so far! More on that later, however, because for now there are more pressing matters at hand, namely that Colby and Clara turned 3 months old on Friday!
Colby has continued to be our little chunky monkey. We haven't weighed them since their 2-month check-up and won't again until their 4-month check-up, but he is definitely still heavier than his little sis and has often been described as feeling "dense" when people pick him up.
He really has a generally happy disposition, and is very smiley and expressive. As I mentioned before, however, he has also mastered the art of pouting and will gladly demonstrate that skill if he's especially tired or hungry.
Colby is still a big fan of tummy time and while we only let him sleep on his stomach during supervised naps, I am fairly certain he will be a stomach sleeper at night once he's able to roll over. Other things Colby loves: eating, the ceiling fan in their nursery, practicing his standing skills, and swatting at things.
Colby's current nicknames: the Colby guy, Chunk, Lump/Lumpy, Buddy
She has gotten more smiley but is still more cautious and serious than her brother. We like to say that Colby has a very tender heart and Clara has a more discerning heart... it will be interesting to see if that continues as they get older!
Clara is still a big fan of the pink bird on her bouncer, perching herself on people's shoulders and looking around, and has recently become somewhat obsessed with a painting we have on the wall in the TV room. Oh, and in case it wasn't obvious from the two pictures above, she is also pretty tight with her green froggy pacifier.
Clara's current nicknames: Lady, Misses, Baby Girl, Littlest
And my personal favorite:
Eating: nursing every 3-3.5 hours during the day (taking pumped bottles at daycare)
Sleeping: They can and do often sleep from 8 pm-6 am, but at least a couple of nights a week, one of them will still wake up between 3:30-4:30 am to eat (which means we wake the other one up to eat, too).
Clothes: Clara can still fit in some newborn sized clothes, but has grown out of a lot of them. Colby is in 3 month clothes and filling them out quickly!
We are obviously biased, but we think Colby and Clara are the cutest, sweetest, most wonderful babies on the planet and consider ourselves very lucky to be their mommy and daddy. Happy 3 months, little ones!