Friday, May 13, 2016

The Twins are Four Months Old!

The twins are FOUR months old!!!

Well, actually, they've been four months old for almost 2 weeks now, this post is just a little late. I started a new job recently, and it's been really difficult for me to find the time to sit down and write.

The twins are doing so great! They are so drawn to each other. They love to look at each other now and stare. They aren't interacting or babbling to each other yet, but they do like to watch what the other is doing. I can't wait to watch them play together.


Lauryn is still giving us a hard time feeding her. She is constantly looking all around, and sometimes only drinks an ounce or two at a feeding. She would much rather sleep than eat.

What she does love though, is the TV! We usually have it on for background noise so that they aren't startled by any little noise (big brother, Brayden, can be REALLY loud). She will shift around on the jungle gyms on the floor, just to get a better look at the screen. We're trying to be better about turning the TV off when the twins are awake.

Lauryn is still wearing 3-6 month clothes, and sometimes even 9 month jammies.

Nicknames: Laurie Lou, Pretty Girl, Princess, Finkie Twinkie Girl (a totally made up word my dad used when we were kids and we still use to this day)


Peyton is finally starting to fill out. I can no longer say he is itty bitty. In fact, he's starting to feel pretty darn heavy. Like the shirt says, he's turning into a "Big Guy".

What's helping is that he probably drinks 6 ounces at every feeding now. He never skips a meal, and gets pretty cranky when he's hungry. Lauryn can last for a while when she's hungry before starting to get fussy. Peytie, on the other hand, is ready to eat PROMPTLY every three hours.

Peytie has caught up to Lauryn and is now wearing 3-6 Month clothes.

Nicknames (lots of them): Peytie, Peytie Pie, Peyter, Tater Tot, Peytie P, Peyterater, Handsome Boy, Smiley Boy, Pitter Patter Peyter, Pitter Patter Peyterater, Bub, Bubba, Bubbawub, Bubbawubba

Baby Milestones

According to the CDC, here's what babies should be doing by 4 months:

Social and Emotional
  • Smiles spontaneously, especially at people
  • Likes to play with people and might cry when playing stops
  • Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning
  • Begins to babble
  • Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears
  • Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired
Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
  • Lets you know if she is happy or sad
  • Responds to affection
  • Reaches for toy with one hand
  • Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it
  • Follows moving things with eyes from side to side
  • Watches faces closely
  • Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance
Movement/Physical Development
  • Holds head steady, unsupported
  • Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface
  • May be able to roll over from tummy to back
  • Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys
  • Brings hands to mouth
  • When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows
Lauryn meets all these milestones, no problem. Peytie is having some issues with the Movement/Physical Development milestones though. Since he meets all others, I'm hoping that he's only delayed because he was a preemie, and that he'll catch up within a few weeks.


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