Another Milestone!

Another week, a few more milestones in the lives of Benjamin and Hadley. I am amazed every day by these babies, and how COMPLETELY different they are from each other! If you didn't know they were twins, you would never guess it. They are definitely not two peas in a pod! They sure do love each other, though.

This week Benjamin mastered his sitting. He can sit up on his own very well now, and this really makes life a lot easier for mom and dad (and grandma). He will sit and play with his abundance of toys for long periods of time. He very rarely falls over now....sometimes Bowie will run by and he will get excited and go headfirst into the carpet. He takes it pretty well. Hadley can sit up also, but she chooses to roll around all over the place. She is much too busy to remain stationary for any amount of time. I think she is going to be our little "trouble". She has a mind of her own, and she lets everyone know it! She can roll across the entire living room now....time for daddy to put up those safety gates! We don't want the babies to follow in mommy's footsteps and go head-first down the stairs. (That story can remain untold for the time-being).

Last night (January 13) was their first meal of solid food! Grandma Anne prepared a butternut squash by baking it in the oven and then putting it in the food processor. It is really delicious! I put it into some little containers and froze most of it, and kept some in the fridge for the next few days. We are going to try to prepare most of their baby food (saves a lot of $$). They seemed to like the taste...a few funny faces but nothing too crazy. They each ate about a tablespoon and they were done. Pretty good for the first real meal! We will try it again tonight. It's so much fun to use their high chairs and feed them. They are growing up so fast! It seems like yesterday that they were born. Time flies when you are crazy busy with twins!

They are sleeping pretty well now. They usually wake up and cry at least once before midnight (for some reason), but they are sleeping until at least 3-5 am before they want a bottle. Not bad! They are usually asleep by 7pm, so mom and dad get some time to get things done (or just relax!). They are such good babies.

Here are some pictures of the cuties over the past week. We sure love these babies!!

Bowie has two new besties! They all love each other.

Benny is such a big boy...sitting up all by himself!

Crawling is just around the corner for little Hadley. SCARY!

Ready for some dinner!

I guess this squash tastes okay.....

So far, so good. What's all the fuss about?

This isn't my milk!!! I'm mad!

Mommy has to work full time now. :o(

By Jamie Kohtz on January 14, 2012