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Newsletter: 10 Months

Friday, July 18th, 2008

So I’m half a month late.  We’ve been very busy, with guests and out of town the last two weekends.

But your ninth month was full of fun.  We managed to get a trip to visit Grammy and Grandpa in Spring Branch.  Mommy and I even went out for a nice dinner with friends and spent the night in Austin while you 2 stayed at G&G’s house.  You did wonderfully of course, and we were so happy to see you the next afternoon at Oma’s room.  And to top it off it was father’s day.  A great first one for me seeing as how I got to paddle at the Buena Vista play park the day before.

Ab’s is now all over the place, crawling as fast a child can crawl.  Also pulling up on everything and standing for long periods of time.

Geo is getting more adventurous leaning way over and even getting on you knees and using your hands to pull your upper body in the direction you want to go.  And you’re very proficient at rolling to what you want.

You’re still getting new finger foods, such as green beans, peaches rolled in wheat germ, yogurt, plums, bread, and pizza crusts, and loving evry bit of it.

Sorry for the short update, but I’ll get more next month.



Newsletter: 9 Months

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Daddy is running late this month.  Sorry, I got sick on your birthday and am just now getting better.  Woo hoo!

This past month was another very packed full of fun month.  It seems like we never stop these days.  Things have gotten much warmer temperature wise so we have been enjoying some out-of-door activities.  You two both love to be outside and take in the sun and fresh air.  There were many more walks in the jog stroller, and a couple of runs (or at least one:)!)

We also rode the bikes to church twice.  The second Sunday we did so was quite eventful.  I was pulling you 2 in the trailer when I blew my front tire about 1.2 miles from the house.  So I moved the trailer to Mommy’s bike and she continued while I walked home (remember to pack a spare tube next time).  I met up with her as service was starting (missed SS).  After church we went to a SS picnic at a local park.  Well we (I won’t throw anyone under the bus here) thought the picnic was at a park south of the church so we headed there.  Turns out it was at a picnic north of the church so we headed that way and met up with everyone, a little more tired and sweaty, but we got there before the party was over.

This month was your first time to attend our annual Crawfish boil.  We had quite the showing and some great mudbugs supplied by Nana and Pop.  Neither of you really had an idea what was going on.  And Abs slept through much of the party, much to the chagrin of most of the attendees who really wanted to catch a glimpse of you two.  But it was a great time none-the-less.

This month we also headed to Houston the visit the Morris clan.  You two headed down with Mommy, Nana and Pop, getting to sleep in their trailer for the very first time.  I came down a day late due to Memorial day traffic.  We had a good time, and you two got to swim in a pool for the first time.  You were both a little apprehensive at first but loved it in the end, getting to splash and kick to your little heart’s content.  While at the pool we saw some cool floaties that we picked up for you at Target.  You both loved sitting in them when we got to use them at the Stelzer’s a week later.

You have both continued to be excellent eaters, and have begun eating some non-pureed food, such as green beans, bananas, and bread (or pizza) crust.  Broken into pieces of course, but you both love trying to pick up the pieces and get them to your mouth.  You have also moved on to sippy cups for you beverage consumption.  This is still a work in progress as it is too fun to fill your mouth by biting on the spout and letting it drain out of your mouth.

G, you have gotten very strong and sit up very well on your own, turning from side to side and bending and reaching every which way to grab what you want.  You also love the exer-saucer now, as well as standing next to your music table.  You have also taken to rolling all over the place to get from place to place.  I’m guessing you’ll be on the move in no time.

A, you are the crawling machine.  Actually, you are more interested now in pulling up to standing on whatever is sitting in front of you.  This includes people, tables, chairs, your bumbo, etc.  The only bad part is when you get near my legs when I have shorts on and you grab tufts of leg hair and tug and tug.  Ouch.

That’s it for the month.  We’ll fill up this one as well I’m sure, loving every minute of it.



8 Months

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Happy 8 Months G&A. It was another busy month full of lots of new tricks. The biggest has probably been you 2 both sitting up all on your own. You both love to sit around your cool music and alphabet play table hitting the buttons and making noise. The sitting up has also made bath-time much more bearable as you love to sit up and grab for toys and the cup that I use to rinse you off with.

George has gotten extremely strong and has taken to rolling over from front to back and from back to front. You also graduated from your sleeping “blocks” and have taken to roaming around your crib while you sleep just like A. We have been surprised to find you rolled over onto your stomach even. You are still sweet as ever and still love to break into laughter at the drop of a hat. The first two weeks of the last month were filled with ear infections. However, to combat what seems to be horrible allergies, we’ve been giving you regular Dimatap, and (knock-on-wood) you’ve been ear infection free since. And you love the grape-y goodness.

Abigail has become our on-the-go girl. You have lost all desire to stay in one place, and have become very adept at rolling from place to place. You have also begun creeping forward and backward on all fours. Well, all fours plus your head. IT is quite entertaining to watch as you get up on all fours and rev-up by rocking back and forth and growling at the same time. You have also begun sleeping on you belly with your monkey for a pillow and your knees pulled up underneath you, kind of like Child’s Pose. Very cute.

There have been all sorts of great new foods such as plums, zucchini, carrots and broccoli. You have also move to eating your first “solid” foods. You both really enjoy the little puffed rice alphabet crackers and love to try to pick them up off your tray and stick them in your mouth. Mommy also found you some great rice crackers that have a lot of crunch to them and are perfect for you to hold and chew up.

This past month we had a visit from Grammy and Grandpa who rushed in when I had to go to Amarillo for a business trip. They stayed for the weekend and helped us plant flowers in the garden while keeping you two inside out of the pollen. Uncle Billy also came down to meet you for the first time. He also ran the OKC Half-Marathon, which I was supposed to run with him. Grammy and Grandpa came up that Saturday but had to return to Austin quickly to see to Oma, who began having breathing problems. We had a great time with Uncle Billy though, showing him around Norman and OKC, even attending your first outdoor festival, the Oklahoma City Arts Festival. We missed seeing Uncle Billy cross the finish line, but did bundle up for what turned out to be a cold and blustery morning, to watch some of the other finishers and ran into quite a few friends.

We continued the festivals this past weekend, heading out to the Mayfair in Norman.  Lots of neat art and some rockin’ kids bands.  Plus the weather was just gorgeous.  The other big event, at least for me, was this past Sunday, taking you 2 out for your very first bike ride.  We got the bikes in working order and loaded you into the trailer and went for a spin around the neighborhood.  You were both just looking around at everything and seemed to enjoy the whole event.  Can’t wait to get out again.  We’re thinking the bikes are a perfect way to get out to restaurants and church this early summer.

Funny event of the month was when the refrigerator door refused to close. Turns out the fridge the previous owners of our house had left for us was 23 years old. The inside of the door had become cracked and so it lost all of its rigidity. Being so old there was no chance to find a replacement, so we ended up getting a new fridge. But before the new one came in, we had to use a chair to prop the door shut. We contemplated using duct tape, but decided that would be too redneck.



7 Months, belated issue

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

It has been very busy around the house lately. No time to sit still at all. And very little time to write. Sorry kiddos.

You both have had a good month this past month. George is getting very strong and Abigail is so very close to crawling. Geo is now standing up holding onto the side of the exersaucer just smiling and trying to grab Abigail. And your head and trunk strength is getting better every day. Abs is getting up on all fours and getting quite adept at rolling from place to place. You have even begun scooting backward. It is not long until you are moving around on all fours.

The big news for the month is that Abs got her first two teeth. Both are on the bottom at the front. George also was the first to get double ear infections. We only knew about them as he was running a temp. No screaming or acting hurt, just a high fever that wouldn’t go away. After a week, Abs began crying and fussing a lot and began running the same high fever, so we went back to the Dr. and she had an ear infection as well, plus Goe’s had survived the 1st round of antibiotics. There were a couple of very long nights mixed in.

This month also included the mixed emotions of saying see ya later to Uncle Rashawn, Aunt Ne-Ne and Reba-Grace as they headed out to Reston, VA for a new job.

This month, we also made another trip to Shreveport to meet the Roberts family at Mad’s 1st B-day party. Also got to see the Gibson clan and introduce you to them while enjoying some great Strawn’s breakfast.

We also had a visit from Grammy for nearly a week as she came to our rescue as your nanny was out for a few weeks. We had a great time, and you two loved all of the extra attention.

That’s it for this month. Next month we’ll try to get back on time and more indepth.



6 Months

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Woohoo! We’ve made it a whole half year. Can’t believe how fast it has flown by. I think that is what the sleep deprivation is good for. I can barely (but still able) to remember those early weeks and months of little to no sleep. The folks at the office have recently said they didn’t think I’d make it, as tired as I looked every day.

We’ve definitely hit our stride in parenting, and while every now and then something throws us for a loop, Mommy and I seem to have some form of a grasp on you two. And we love every bit of it.

This month was very busy (I think I’m beginning to see a pattern). We have really stepped up the solid foods. You both now eat 2 solid food meals every day. Your palates now know peas (George’s favorite and still not liked by Abs), squash, sweet potatoes (Ab’s personal fav), and oatmeal. We have dropped rice cereal from the menu, since once you two tasted oatmeal, there was no going back to rice. You both have recently taken to really liking your oatmeal with prune juice mixed in, and like it pretty thick.

You both are great eaters, however G is by far the most anxious to eat. G began growling at Mommy and I between bites when we are taking too long. You can’t wait for that next bite, and you have a voracious appetite, eating around 6 ounces of solid food per feeding. A is very patient and enjoys each bite, taking a small break in between.

G you have really gotten stronger over the last 3 weeks of PT and home exercises. You are now holding your head up very well, and standing with our help quite a bit. You have also really begun to enjoy tummy and back time and are getting quite adept at rolling from side to side and even from your tummy onto your back. This month you also discovered that you have feet, and they are so much fun to grab and pull. Whenever we put you in a chair or on your back, you immediately kick your legs up in the air and start reaching for your toes. You’ve even pulled your socks off a couple of times.

A you have continued your remarkable strength. You very rarely stay on your back, even when you sleep. You almost instantly roll to your tummy and start looking side to side, pushing your entire chest off the ground. You have scooted backward a few times and have really started turning sideways. We don’t think it’ll be long before you figure out how to propel yourself forward.

We got another trip in this month that was very special for us all. We went down to Austin to visit Grammy and Grandpa, and all our Austin friends. Daddy ran the 1/2 marathon while A&D ran the full. You 2 got to witness the finishing sprint of A&D. You also got to meet my Granny, your Oma for the first time. She was just tickled to meet you 2 and had to show you off to her friends down at the dinner hall. You were both very well behaved, and G of course gave some great snuggles to Oma. You also got to meet Aunt Amy and Uncle Drew and all of Mommy’s co-workers. Finally we spent the night and had a great evening with the Bailies and got to meet Belle for the very first time. The Bailies also hosted Hannah, Cameron and Presley for dinner. We had a great time catching up with them as well.

That’s it for this month. Keep growing.



Newsletter: 5 Months

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

You turned 5 months old this past Sunday, on the day of the Super Bowl.  A year ago, Mommy and I would have never dreamed we would be in our current situation of having 5 month old twins!  We knew there was one of you, but hadn’t quite yet received word of the second blessing.  My how things change.

This has been a very big month for you two.  Tops on the list of milestones has to be the introduction of “solid” foods to your diet.  Soon after your 4 month check-up, we began giving you rice cereal, mixed with breast milk.  It started off more like milk with a touch of rice flake.  You were both intrigued by the new manner of feeding by spoon, and it took a little time for you to get the hang of it.  There was a lot of modeling of proper mouth opening by Mommy and I, which was always followed by huge open mouth grins and laughing by you two.  It was such a fun game.

Slowly, but surely, you got the hang of it, and we kept increasing the consistency of the cereal until it was as thick as grits.  Not cheesy grits, but plain grits, requiring a bit of chewing motion and testing your swallowing ability.  Once you got the hang of that, which took about a week, we moved into veggies.  Mommy made you some delicious pureed peas, and this past Saturday you got to try them out.  George took one bite and was a bit confused, but pushed through and ended up eating his whole serving.  Abigail took one bite and gave a very confused look.  She was not so sure of this new taste, and kept her lips quite pursed throughout the whole experience.  When we decided to mix the peas with a little rice cereal, she recognized that this was indeed food and reluctantly ate some.  She’s still not so sure of the peas, but will eat them in a 50/50 mixture with rice cereal.  We’ll try acorn squash this weekend.

This month also featured a trip to Nana and Pop’s house to celebrate Pop’s 72nd Birthday.  We had a full car on the way down to Shreveport, with Mommy and I up front, you two in the back seat, and Boomer in the rear of the Jeep.  We also had a load up top in the car top carrier.  We decided to try driving at night to let you two sleep, and it worked out great.  We left Norman at 7PM, and only had to stop once to feed you in Dallas, and pulled into Shreveport at 1AM.  We were very pleased.

We had a great time in Shreveport, getting to introduce you two to a large number of our friends and family.  Friday, we got to have luch at Earthereal and meet John and Katie.  Then we went over to Pop’s old shop to meet the guys over there.  Then we got to hang out with Kendal, Lauren, Camper and Carlisle, which included a dinner at Superior where we were seated at a large round table in the middle of the dining room, and drew quite a crowd of onlookers.  People were amazed to see such a crowd at one table.

Saturday we saw the Morris’ crew and had a great party for Pop at Monjunis where you got to meet the Millers, the Blackwoods, the Pitts, Tucker, Sandy, Joby, Jim and Margrette, and the Stephens.  Even though you two were very tired and cried for part of the party, everyone enjoyed getting to meet you.

The drive back Sunday didn’t go nearly as smooth as the trip there.  We left a little earlier, at 5PM, and we ended up having to stop more often as you two were getting tired of being in your seats.  We ended up getting in at 1AM, so an extra 2 hours of travel time.  We have vowed to travel only late at night from here on.  But we did have a great experience on the way home.  We were needing a place to feed you around 9:30PM in Dallas, and decided to head to Central Market, as we also needed some supplies not available in Norman.  They close at 10PM, but allowed us to stay until we were finished feeding you two.  And the very nice manager on duty even brought Mommy a glass of water while I was out walking Boomer.  First class group there.

The other highlight was a visit from Grammy and Grandpa the first of February.  It was a little rocky as you had to remember who they were at first, but you two had a great time with them, including going on walks and getting held a lot.  And Grammy got to feed you peas and laughed the whole time at your faces covered in the green goo.

That’s it for now.  We’ll see what fun awaits this month.

Love,  Daddy

Newsletter: 4 Months

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

What a fun month!  We got to celebrate your first Christmas and got to do so with both sets of Grandparents, albeit at different times.  It was a very memorable first Christmas that I hope to always remember.  While you were not quite sure what was going on, you both greatly enjoyed looking at the shiny ornaments and bright lights of the Christmas tree.  It was a fun diversion to have in the house, and something you both enjoyed.

Grammy and Grandpa came up the weekend before to spend a few days with us.  We had a great time with them and got to enjoy a good 2 inch snowfall while they were here.

Then Nana and Pop showed up to spend the week of Christmas with us.  This included your first acting performance.  On Christmas Eve, the church has a family service where the Christmas story is acted out, and we were asked to play the Holy Family for the service, which included an inside portion followed by an outside live nativity scene, complete with a miniature horse, donkey, and numerous goats and sheep.  A got to play the part of Baby Jesus inside and we traded off so that G could play the part outside.  It worked flawlessly, except for poor Nana who got to put up with a screaming A inside for the second half while we outside with a happy G.  But you both were great while “on stage”.   Some of the more memorable moments were hearing a mom tell her child that Baby Jesus had a “nook” just like he did, and a couple of days later while out at Sams having a family comment that “look Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus’s shop at Sam’s, too!”

You are both developing so fast it is hard to keep track of what all you have learned to do in the past month.  This month you both have really found your voice and just love to experiment with how to make different sounds.  You seem so wowed that if you round your mouth or move your tongue, you can change the sound you are making.  And you both seem so happy and just love to laugh.  Once you start, its hard to get you to stop.  One funny instance was when Mommy and I were shopping for a new mattress A was being held by Mommy and just started cracking up laughing.  It was the first time you had done this for Mommy and she was so pleased she just lay on the bed for minutes listening to and prompting you.

G, you definitely enjoy shopping trips and are great on them.  We can count on you hanging out in your carrier in the stroller.  Everything that comes into your line of sight is so fascinating, that you will stay awake through your normal nap times just to look around the stores. You are also becoming a great sleeper and have very little trouble falling asleep and usually stay asleep much longer than your sister.

A, you are still into everything and full of energy.  You do not like to sit still and love to stand up on people’s lap.  You also are not very fond of sitting in your car seat for long periods of time, and usually end up squaking until you get held.  But you also figured out how to roll over from your back to your stomach!  And now we can’t put you down on your back without you immediately rolling over.  Its like you decided that lying on the back is for babies and you are not a baby anymore!

I look forward to all this month might bring.



3 months

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

So I’m a week an a day late.  But the last week has been extremely busy, and not in a good way.  Last week began with a visit from Monique, Jules, and Darby from NOLA.  It was great fun having them here and meeting Darby for the first time, even though it was cold and rainy and not nice outside.

On your 3 month birthday, Abigail got sick, throwing up once in the crib while sleeping and once in the middle of the day all over Jules, who had picked her up to save George from the coming onslaught.  We didn’t think much of it since Mommy ate some spicy food Monday night, and we just thought it upset A’s tummy, since A was in a great mood.  Not so.  Wednesday evening G decided to throw-up all over A and Mommy right after eating dinner.  Mommy wasn’t feeling too great but got into the shower to clean herself and you kiddos off.  Halfway through, she began throwing-up all over the tub.  Guess what, it didn’t drain very well, so she spent a while cleaning it up while I finished putting you two to bed.  She spent the rest of the night, and next couple of days sick as a dog.  Luckily G&A were not fussy at all, but slept a lot.

We spent the weekend getting well only to have an ice storm come in and knock out our power Monday morning at 2am.  There were limbs and trees down all over the neighborhood.  It looked like a tornado came through.  The streets were full of debris and we had a time getting out of the neighborhood.  Luckily, the Lees didn’t loose power, so we had a sleep-over at their house Monday and Tuesday night.  Finally this morning at 10am, we got power back!  Woohoo!  Needless to say, now we just have to get the limbs all cut up and ready to be picked-up.

You two keep on growing and changing every day.  I probably should have been doing a weekly journal, but oh well.  You are both now holding your heads up on your own, even when laying on your bellies.  G you are a little behind on this as you definitely received the Jankowski noggin, and you have way more head to hold up. A, you are constantly holding your head up and looking back and forth at everything.

G, you are a chamer, still always wanting to be held and content to just stare back and grin.  Your smile is great, taking up your whole face.  You have also begun laughing this month.  It is a cute little “huh-huh” quiet laugh.  You are still just laid back as can be.  You have no problem sitting in the swing staring at fishies, or just laying on your back looking at everything in sight, slowly but surely, like you’re trying to memorize every detail.  But when you get a wet diaper or need some food, watch out.  You break out into verse and don’t stop until your need is met.  There is no soothing.  There is no middle range.  All or nothing.

A, you are a fiesty little one.  In a good way.  You are strong as the dickens.  It all begins with your hands.  I call you my little lint collector because you are constantly grabbing everything in your reach, especially clothes, and by the end of the day, your palm and in-between your fingers is a great collection of lint.  You have begun to really enjoy lying on your back kicking your legs and raising your arms.  This is usually combined with talking, as you talk to everyone, and everything, you see.  Your big milestone was rolling over on a consistent basis.  It is pretty fun to watch, you move your head back and forth rocking for a while and then throwing your head one direction and following it with your body.

One of the best moments from this month was 3 consecutive nights that you both slept for around 7 hours straight.  It was a bit frightening the first time, and Mommy and I were awake wondering if we should go check on you, but we restrained ourselves and let you be.  The next night, we didn’t even wake up until you did.  But then as quickly as it happened, it ended, and we’re back to waking up at least once in the middle of the night.  Oh well, I’m sure you’ll consistently sleep through the night when you’re good and ready.



Newsletter: Month 2

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

So G & A are now 2 months old. Wow. It seems to be flying by. People always say it is hard to remember the early months, and that its not necessarily a bad thing, not having to remember the long nights of no sleep and all.

You babies are really growing fast. G is now up to 10lbs 9oz, and A is now 8lbs 8oz. You both are really filling out and are starting to look a little bit more alike. Definitely look related now. I think that might be due to the fact that you both have the “Jankowski” head. G is in the 95% for head size and Abs is in the 75%.

The day after your 2 month birthday, Mommy took you to get your first round of shots. She said you were not very happy at all and cried screamed bloody murder the whole time. She was just a traumatized as you 2 and even left your band-aids on so that I could see the suffering you had to endure. I’ve also been enlisted to take you in for your next round in 2 months.

This month you definitely took major leaps forward in the sleeping department. You are now sleeping well at night, for up to 5 hours in between feedings. This has allowed Mommy and I to get some much needed rest, and has made caring for you much easier.

You have also adjusted very well to having the nanny come in 2 days a week so Mommy can head back to work part-time.  We have received nothing but good reports from her as she watches you and your friend Caine.

You have also both begun smiling at people in a big way. You both have the most adorable smiles and Abs has even had a slight giggle at times. You are also much more alert after you eat. Both of you enjoy sitting in the swing, staring at the fishys that swirl around. You also love to lie in the boppy and stare out the window or up at the fan. G loves to look at everything and takes it all in with big bright eyes. Sometimes G will make some noises in response to Mommy or I. Abs loves to smile and coo and talk. You are going to be our little social butterfly.

One of my favorite things that happened this month is that you began enjoying bath-time. We figured out that you really don’t like to be immersed in cold water, but like to be held in a warm shower. You are both so awake and alert while in the shower and look at the water coming down.

This month was also your very first road trip. You were very good travelers going to Nana and Pop’s house to meet your Houston cousins. You even took in your very first concerts at the Red River Revel, getting to enjoy Trout Fishing in America and George Clinton. From Shreveport, we headed up to Arkadelphia, AR to attend your adopted cousin’s baptism. The trip home went well, including stopping to feed twice in parking lots. It was quite the sight to see Mommy sitting in the front seat with the twin pillow feeding both of you.

All my love,


Newsletter: Month 1

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

To take a page from one of my favorite blogs, I will be writing a monthly newsletter to the twins.  More of a way for me to keep tabs on the rapid growth and daily changes that come along with growing babies.   I’ll attempt to get it done on the monthly anniversary of their birth, September 4.  Unfortunately, I’m already almost a week late.   I’ll try to do better, but don’t hold your collective breath.

What a crazy month.  We spent the first 5 days of your life in the hospital.  You two were actually fine and required no special attention, with the exception of G not wanting to poop after filling 8 diapers in the first 24 hours.  Mommy came down with pre-eclampsia after the birth and the Midwife wanted to keep close tabs on her as it can be a very harmful thing.  It was nice on one hand to be in the hospital, with you in the room with us, for a few days as it allowed us to ask a lot of questions about what you were doing without feeling silly for calling someone about something so simple as is it normal for them to scream all night long?  For no reason?  At all?

But by the time we got to go home on Saturday, after watching your first Oklahoma Sooner football game no less, we were ready.  We had had enough of the late night blood pressure checks and questions.  We got home mid-day on a Saturday night and just about collapsed.  The following week was a blur of sleepless nights and various visitors.  There were a whole lot of people who just couldn’t wait to meet you and see your shining faces.  Or even your screaming faces.  They were just so excited to get to meet you on the outside of the womb.

While your first month was one of the hardest things I have ever had to manage in my life, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  It was also some of the best times I have ever experienced.

G, you came down with a cold in the second week that lasted for 2 weeks.  You were so pitiful with the constant snorting and not being able to breath very well.  We did all we could to try to make you feel better including saline drops and the sucker bulb, both of which made you madder than a hornet.  But after we finished, you seemed to feel so much better.  I will always treasure the thought of holding you on my chest , rocking you while you took breaths in.  The look on your face as you just stared into my eyes, that “Daddy I don’t feel good” look.  It just melts my heart.  We just couldn’t put you down.

A, you definitely have a personality.  From day 1, you have been either full blast or asleep.  You seem to do everything with all your body.  from crying with a body so rigid that we can hold you in the palm of our hand under your stomach, and you can hold your head, arms and legs straight out.  While screaming full blast.  But you also put your whole self into cuddling as well.  I love how you put your face into the small of my neck and just coo.  It is the best.

The last week of your first month was definitely a turning point.  You both have begun making a lot of meaningful eye contact and have both started smiling when we smile at you.  You are also sleeping for longer periods during the night.  This has been wonderful.  You have both gained almost a full 2 pounds over your birth weight, which is a testament to how well you both nurse.  There is nothing better than what we call your drunk on milk faces.  A you use your whole body for this.  You stick out your full belly, stretch out your arms and stretch through your head, all while sticking just the tip of your tongue out of your mouth.  It is hilarious, especially when you have mil around your lips.  G you just sit there with an enormous belly with a look on your face that says “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”

Heres to more months like the last week.  I can’t wait to see how you further develop.