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Monday, July 8, 2013

Three months!

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

Clara is still our petite little miss, but she is definitely still packing on the pounds (or ounces, at least).

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!


the blogivers said...

Happy (belated) 3 months, little punkins! I think Colby's face makes him look much older than 3 months, and I love that Clara has taken a liking to her Wubbanub the same way Davis did. Yay babies!

Brittnie said...


If you & Brian ever want to go on a date, out to dinner sans babies, etc PLEEEASE let us know cause we would LOVE to come cuddle them!

Brittany Sciba said...

Happy 3 months Colby and Clara!! :) Love all the cute pictures!

Erika said...

LOVE that last picture of real life!! :) I guess that they are decently cute and I won't hate you for posting pictures. So thanks. ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy 3 months to your babies!

Courtney Squillante said...

Happy 3 months! I also hate you for having TWO really good sleepers! Ha! :)

mom7 said...

Just adorable!

Natasha said...

I can't believe how amazingly they are sleeping already. Way to go C&C!

amelia marie said...

oh my goodness, they are DARLING! and congrats on making it through going back to work! supermama!

one thing i can't help but notice - is that they both seem to prefer to keep their little heads tilted to their right and look to the left... or maybe it is just these photos! anyway... in case you notice that too - just know that a slight tightening in the neck muscles or preference for one side is super common in twins (babies in general these days, but definitely multiples) and if you make a little effort early on (ie, now) to encourage them to look the ways that they don't usually prefer, it can make a big difference! let me know if you have questions! i'm a pediatric physical therapist and i can't help but notice these things :) hope you don't mind that i mentioned it - and again, maybe it is just these photos that they happen to be looking the same way! they are seriously SO adorable and almost make me want to get going on our next baby - even though our current one is only 8 months old! xo