Weight: 17lb 4oz
Diaper Size: size 3
Clothing Size: mostly 9 months, but some things are 12 months already!
Nicknames: Scooter, Buddy, Giant Baby
Feeding: Still on the Gentlease Formula. Six ounces first thing in the morning and right before bed. Otherwise about 5 ounces every two to three hours. Levi loves his solids! I don't think there is anything he hasn't liked yet! He's had sweet potatoes, acorn squash, carrots, avocados, green beans, pears, apples and bananas. He doesn't seem to like the plain fruit as much as the others, but if I mix it with his cereal in the morning he inhales it! He almost always eats everything I put in the bowl for him, and then what Addy doesn't eat! Eating is serious business with this guy!
Sleep: The last month has been a little rough for sleep since he popped his first tooth and then they got some sort of virus. But he's still going to bed around 8pm and has been waking up anywhere from 1am to 6 am for his bottle. He usually goes back to sleep until about 6:30am. Levi is an excellent napper- usually taking three or four solid naps throughout the day. He is definitely ready for bed at night! He did pretty good in his crib- flat on his back- for two nights but then they got fevers and coughs so we put them back in their Rock n Plays to they could be elevated and close to us. We hold Levi until he falls asleep, but usually we can put him down when he is still a little awake and he'll go to sleep.
Firsts: First Thanksgiving! We had my family over at our house and the babies were able to try sweet potatoes for the first time. Levi thought they were ok, but did eat most of his dish. Toys for Tots shopping- the babies got to go on their first big Toys for Tots shopping trip for Ellie's Light. Levi sat in the cart for a while then got out of his car seat to check out all of the action. He is sooo close to sitting up not quite there yet! He will occassionally scoot on his tummy/ face- it's pretty amusing! At almost 7 months, he popped that first tooth! And the second one isn't far behind!
Life with Levi: Levi has started to come out of his shyness and being so jumpy in the last few weeks. He is very observant and seems to really assess the situation before making his decision on it. He thinks Addy is hilarious and is quick to laugh his little belly laugh and flash that new tooth. He loves to chew on our face and wrap his chubby little arms around our new. He actually gets pretty aggressive about it! When he gets excited, his eyes get wide, he opens his mouth into a little circle and open hand slaps things- just like Ellie. Overall, Laid-back Levi is a happy baby and really likes playing with his toys- or whatever else he can get his paws on.
Weight: 15lb 14oz
Diaper Size: Size 3
Clothes Size: mostly nine months, which are still a little big, but still have some six month
Eating: I stopped pumping just after the babies turned six months because I wasn't getting enough to make it worth it. So now Addy gets thawed frozen breast milk mixed with formula. We started adding the formula in to get her used to the taste because I won't have enough frozen milk to last through her first year. I'm hoping that by mixing the two, she can get at least some breast milk until she is nine months old. She is taking about 5oz every 2.5 hours, and takes 6oz just before bed and first thing in the morning. She occasionally has some gagging problems still, but is doing much better. Addy isn't as big of fan of solids as her brother- that's for sure! She usually only takes a few bites of food, but will sometimes eat her entire bowl. She seems to prefer her fruit mixed with cereal. She likes sweet potatoes, acorn squash, bananas, avocado, carrots, apples, pears, and surprisingly, green beans. Addy likes to have frozen banana chunks or fresh avocado put in her mesh feeder to chew on.
Sleep: Until the colds starting hitting the house, Addy was an excellent sleeper. But now she seems to wake up more. She usually goes to sleep at 7:30pm and sleeps for 15min. Then wakes up and wants to be held for a little bit. Then she usually sleeps until 4:30 or 5am, wakes for a bottle and goes back to sleep until 6:30am. She is taking several short naps a day but occasionally will take a good long nap. This girl does not want to miss anything. We are still trying to get them sleeping on their backs in their cribs- I think it's going to take a while. Addy still sleeps in her Rock n Play next to the bed at night, and then in her Podster in her crib for naptime.
Firsts: First Thanksgiving! Addy, of course, loved having everyone over at the house. She was not a fan of her first bite of sweet potatoes though! First Toys for Tots shopping event- Addy only lasted a few minutes in the cart and then I put her in the Moby wrap for a while. Which she thought was pretty awesome because she was right in the middle of all the action. Addy is an excellent sitter and we are able to walk away from her now while she is sitting. She loves having this advantage over her brother and being able to access more toys!
Life with Addy: I sometimes refer to her as "Addy-tude" because holy moly, this girl has attitude! I have never seen anything like it! She can turn on the tears in a split second and turn them off just as quickly. When she is mad, she gives these short little hollers and stiffens up her arms- I guess its her version of stomping her feet! She definitely has become a "Mama's girl" and gives most everyone else trouble. To say that Addy loves attention is a vast understatement. She will go hungry and without sleep if it means that she can be where the action is. She's a funny little person that's for sure!
Some more pictures of the little people...
|Happy 1st Turkey Day!|
|mmmmm Ice cubes|
|Buggy sticking out her tongue|
|Babies in a basket!|
|Max wanted to hold her!! This is huge! He LOOOVES Addy! (Don't judge us on Max still having a nuk, it's a sensory thing- we don't like it either, but we are picking our battles)|