Thursday, September 21, 2006

Getting to know you two!

We've posted a lot of pictures of Claire and Jacob (see the cute baby faces post below), now it's time to get to know the two little people who are such joys in our lives. It's amazing that they've been with us over 5 months, since April 18. They've changed so much since then.Claire (on the right):
- Born first, and for the first 2 months of her life was unmistakably the boss. She has mellowed a lot since then.
- Loves to be outside. If she is upset, going on a walk with her, either in her stroller or in our arms, will soothe her.
- Rolls over, but only 1 direction and hates when she ends up on her belly. We're not sure if she'll learn to roll the other way or to just stop rolling over first!
- Has beautiful auburn hair, but only on the top of her head. And it's getting long on top, too.
- Loves watching soccer games with the soccer moms, especially Mrs. Kim, the mother of a player on her uncle Taylor's team.
- Talks with her mouth closed, actually, more spits while making noise with her mouth shut. We don't know where she got this from.
- Loves to spalsh in the tub, which is encouraged at this age.
- Developed a rash that has spent time on her neck and has relocated to her chin and cheeks.
- Has always been a Daddy's girl!

- Born 30 minutes after Claire, and for the first 2 months was a quiet baby, but has become quite a ball of energy and is not afraid to share his opinion.
- Is quick to give a smile. When you talk to him, his eyes light up.
- Loves attention.
- Loves his pacifier (so do mom and dad).
- Has always been very easy to get to bed (we also love that).
- Has already lost his hair, and is now quickly regrowing it. It sticks straight up, and seems to be noticably longer each day. We can't decide if it's going to be brown or blonde.
- Went through a phase when he sucked on his tongue. He would stick it out, then suck on it (try it, it's fun).
- Likes to talk to himself in his crib, to his toys, and to anyone else who will listen to him. Sounds like his mother.
- Is becoming more of a daddy's boy recently!

- Developed dairy allergies, sorry mom!
- Are soothed by the following (in order of effectiveness): (1) eating, (2) looking at the baby in the mirror, (3) bath, (4) swinging in their car seats, (5) outside, (6) pacifier/thumb/fuzzy blankets or ducks
- Are small! They're 5 months old and still fit into most of the 0-3 month clothes and are looking tiny in their 3-6 month clothes.
- Sleep in their carseat, with their heads slumped on their chests.
- Have become very good with their hands and enjoy playing with toys and shoving them in their mouths. Jacob loves playing with Claire's ear, but his parents intervene before he shoves it in his mouth.
- Sleep better at night. It is less of a fight, and they typically wake up once during the night and sleep from 9 - 8 then take a nap until 9:30. Posted by Picasa


CMIL said...

Thanks for the update. I can't wait to see them in person.