Here we are, 5 months old....I really can't even believe it! I am serious, every day I wake up and am excited to see the way God has changed our babies and has made them so perfect in His image. They are so healthy, strong and SO much fun! Don't get me wrong, they are a lot of work....BUT it could be a lot worse and we continue to be blessed with family and friends who help when they can.
At 5 months they are getting bigger every day and really growing into their personalities. All are developing right on track, however it is funny to see how they all do certain things in their own time and a different way. They really follow Jack and I around which is super sweet and lately they have noticed the television and while I am not sitting them in front of it for a show, they seem to locate it most of the time.
Here is a picture of all three, Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace...just a few days before they turned 5 months old.
How can you resist this face on little man!
I don't know specific weight stats on each baby, but I do know they are all gaining weight for sure.
All the babies are happy babies, but I would have to say Abigail is by far the most social and chatty! When you walk near her to pick her up or play with her, her face lights up! It is the best feeling in the whole world. She is the smallest right now of the three, but I think she might just be more petite than her brother and sister. She loves to talk, laugh out loud and still loves her pacy. She is fun to play with and likes all of her toys, especially her exer-saucer. She is sitting up really well in her bumbo seat too. She is a good sleeper and a great eater. Here eyes are a still very blue and we think they may stay that way. She still has very little hair....we are waiting! Abigail also has a little birth mark on her forearm, a small darker patch of skin. Her smile is an open mouth smile, hard to resist!!!
Just look at this face...you just want to kiss it all the time!!!!! He is sleeping so good at night and loves waking up, always with a big o'smile! He is eating close to 8 ounces of his bottle and is getting ready for rice ceral for sure. He has the most hair of all three and right now it is a light brown or dark blonde color. His eyes are darker than the girls, and look like they may be brown, however they are hazel right now. He has found his thumb over the past few weeks! He only sucks it when he is tired or going to sleep and while I tried to replace it with a pacifier, but there isn't much I can do through the night in his crib. He is really grabbing for toys too and loves to play on the playmat with his sisters. He is laughing out loud and smiles nearly every time you walk to him. He still loves his swing, and when he starts to fall asleep starts talking to himself, it is precious! He goes to sleep easy and for the most part has outgrown any colic he had in previous months.
AKA, Daddy's girl. She has her laid back moments, but she is quite the little princess at certain times as well. Her smile will melt your heart and her little nose and ears you just want to kiss all the time! She loves to fall asleep on her side and likes her paci only when she goes to sleep for naps or at night. She is the only 1 of the 3 that has to be rocked to sleep for naps or at night. The other you can either put in their swings or in their beds and they are out. Jessy Grace and her sister are still swaddled and they seem to still be doing well, sometimes we will have 1 or 2 arms out by the morning, but it keeps them sleeping I am sure of that! Jessy's eyes are a hazel green and her hair as well is slow to grow. She loves her bouncy seat and has really good hand/eye coordination with the toys on the toybar of the seat and/or the playmat. She is rolling over, however she is not quite sure what to do when we is all the way on her belly. She is so strong though. Her acid reflux is better and she does not aspirate her milk anymore, thank God...however I have started calling her a "happy spitter." It doesn't bother her, she just goes through several outfits a day. She is drinking about 5 1/2 ounces of milk right now, and I know is getting ready for cereal.
The babies are eating every 4 hours at 8, 12, 4 and then 8 again. They are sleeping through the night with an occasional baby waking up between 5 and 7 am. Sometimes we will start feeding whoever gets up first at about 7:30, but for the most part they are good until closer to the 8 am hour. The girls are still on formula made for premmie's and Wyatt is on regular Simalac formula.
A typical schedule looks somewhat like this during the day:
7:30 - 8 Wake Up, Morning Bottle
8:30 - 9:30 Playtime
9:30 - 11 Morning Nap
12 Lunch Bottle
12:30 - 1:30 Playtime
1:30 - 3 Afternoon Nap
4 "High Tea" (as Mimi calls it) Bottle
4:30 - 5:30 Playtime
Naps vary in the evening, but usually Wyatt takes a cat nap and one of the girls are asleep and one awake. We usually always have at least 1 baby in a bouncy seat when we eat dinner.
8 Night Bottle and Bed
I am so grateful for their health, to God be the glory!