Can I just take a moment to say how much I adore my little self-soothers? They are both such wonderful little guys. They are both so quick to smile. Peppers (on the left) is quite ticklish and is well on his way to sitting up on his own. Salty has started rolling over and scooching himself around. They are both singers and squawkers. Today, Mr. Peppers reached out to Mommy when Nicole was handing him over for nursing time. I just love them so much it hurts!
They are nursing great. I can’t believe I’ve made it 5 months without any kind of supplementation. They are now pretty quick about it and much more stable and self-sufficient, so I have high hopes of being able to fly solo next week when Nicole goes home.
Their naps are solidly established. I did recently shift their whole schedule back by half an hour so that I could pick up Fluffy from preschool more easily. They handled it flawlessly. They will take a nap in their car seats without too much complaint, but they do superbly at home. They are sleeping quite a lot at night–about 13 hours. I miss them when they are asleep. They are giving up their last night feeding, and believe it or not, I will be really sad to see it go. So will Kent. They are such docile little angel faces in the night. So smoochable, so squishable, so schmoogleable. Peppers just squeals with unbridled delight when we kiss the ever-lovin’-goodness out of his cheekies and put him back to bed at about 5:30.
Kent alternates days so that one day he holds and focuses on Salty, then the next on Pepper. I will admit right here before God and everyone that I go back and forth having a super crush on one then the other. In the hospital, I only had eyes for Salty, then for many weeks when Peppers was so needy and commanded the lion’s share of my attention, I felt much closer to him. Then when Salty started smiling and laughing, boom, I couldn’t get enough of him. Then Peppers perked up so much and started giggling and squeaking and going nuts over Mommy kisses, you can bet I went gaga over him again. Now the pendulum is swinging back in Salty’s direction again. I worried about it a little at first, but now I just expect it all to even out over time. And besides, my baseline is head over heels for both of them at all times anyway.
I am so glad I have my little twin guys. I just love my cherubic sons. The first three months couldn’t go fast enough, but now that we’re in wonderland, time is flying way too fast! They are changing so much. I feel blessed to be at home to savor every moment.