4 months old

Abigail Lynn
Weight: 14 lb 1 oz

Harper Grace
Weight 14 lb 8 oz

What the twins are wearing
Even though the babies have only gained a pound and a half since last month I swear they are so much chubbier. They are wearing 3 months and 3-6 month clothes.

Eating
The babies still eat about every two hours during the day. If I’m feeding them to put them down for a nap or at bedtime I feed them both at the same time other wise I just feed them one at a time whenever they are hungry. At night they eat about 3 times each.

Sleeping
A week ago we started putting the babies on a schedule. Not a strict schedule but basically what we do is a two hour schedule. Once they wake up they nurse and then we snuggle and they watch me make breakfast, we sing songs, and play and after they have been awake two hours I feed them again and put them down for a nap and Harper generally will sleep about 45mins- 1 hour and Abs will sleep anywhere between 1-2 hours. If Harper wakes up and Abbey is still asleep sometimes I will nurse Harper so she will fall back asleep so they stay on the same schedule. So we do that schedule throughout the day and then around 6:30 or 7 the babies start getting tired so we do the bedtime routine of dim lighted room, fresh diapers, clean pjs, sing a song, sound machine, nurse, then put in their rock and plays. For about 3 weeks the babies would wake up and cry when we put them down in their rock and plays so I would pick one up and feed and rock them back to sleep and then the other one would wake up so I would feed and rock her back to sleep and this would go on back and forth for about 2-3 hours. So starting a week ago we decided after they nursed and we put them down we would let them cry it out. I know many people are against this and honestly I feel you have to do what works best for you and your babies and for us that has been working wonderfully. The first night they cried for an hour and half the second night the cried for an hour the third night they cried for half an hour the fourth, fifth night they cried for 15 minutes the sixth night they cried for 5 minutes and last night they didn’t even cry at all. It has been truly what is best for all of us. Harper normally wakes up around midnight to eat and then again around 3am and 5am and 7am. Abbey usually wakes up around 2am and then 4am and 6:30am. And they babies will wake up, eat for about 10 minutes but fall right back to sleep and I put them right back in their rock and plays.

Favorites
The babies still love their activity mat. They still love looking at each other. They love holding hands. They love sitting in their bumbos. They love when we sing songs. They love their Sophie the giraffe. And they love when daddy comes home from work.

Accomplishments
The babies have learned how to grab things and put them in their mouth, especially their Sophie the giraffe, or my fingers. Harper has found her feet and loves holding and playing with them. Harper also has a tiny tooth poking through her gums. They are also doing really well practicing sitting up I have a feeling they will be sitting up on their own soon.

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Challenges
The challenge this month was letting the babies cry it out. It’s so hard to let your baby cry but I honestly feel it’s what’s best for them, to learn how to fall asleep and self soothe. Another challenge is that the babies still hate the car, and scream almost every time we drive somewhere. Harper also decided that she hate the stroller too. I think she doesn’t like being contained haha.

Behavior
My sweet Abbey you are so happy especially when I sing to you. You have the most adorable giggle I have ever heard in my life.

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My lovely Harper Grace you are so much fun and you love playing with your feet, even though your cutting a tooth you still have been so content and so joyful.

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You have taken a major interest in food and are always wanting what I’m eating.

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My Favorite
I’ve decided to add another topic and it’s where I will write my favorite thing of the past month, it could be something we did, something one of the babies did, somewhere we went, etc. So this month my favorite thing was watching the twins hold hands. They do it almost every time I put them next to each other. It makes my heart so full.

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Weekly Pictures

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Fav Photos

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3 months old

The twins are 3 months old! For some reason this 3 month birthday is hitting me hard. They are getting so big. Yesterday I had to take all their newborn clothes and put them away because they don’t fit anymore. Someone please slow down time. It’s such a weird feeling, wanting babies to grow and learn and at the same time I try and squeeze them so hard that they can’t get any bigger haha.

Abigail Lynn
Weight: 12 lb 8 oz

Harper Grace
Weight 13 lb 1 oz

What the twins are wearing
Both babies are too big for newborn clothes. They are wearing 0-3 month clothes and 3 month clothes.

Eating
For the first 2.5 months I fed the babies at the same time all day and night. But I have now sometimes started feeding them one at a time. I love it. When feeding both at the same time it’s like work. When feeding one at a time it’s like a wonderful bonding experience. So right now I just feed them when their hungry, so if they are hungry at the same time then I feed them at the same time, if one is hungry then I just feed that baby. I do this during the day and at night. Some nights it bites me in the butt because they will wake up every two hours but on opposite hours so I end up feeding one baby every hour, but they are starting to go longer stretches of sleeping at night so it’s fine.

Sleeping
The babies typically wake up around 8am eat, play and are extremely happy and full of smiles for a couple hours. Then around 10:30 they eat again and take a nap. They either fall asleep nursing or we rock them after they finish nursing. During naps sometimes we put them in their rock and plays sometimes we hold them. At this nap they will sleep anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Then they wake up eat again and are awake for a couple hours then eat and then take another nap, and this pattern continues all day until around 7:30 when we do bedtime routine. We come upstairs change diapers, put on jammies, swaddle, put on sound machine, turn off the lights, nurse babies. The babies ideally fall asleep while nursing and then we put them in their rock and plays, which happens maybe once a week. Usually at least one baby will wake up and need to eat more or be rocked, which can go on for hours. But the nice thing is they are starting to sleep longer at night. Most nights Harper will wake around 3am to eat and Abbey will wake around 5am and then Harps around 6am and Abs around 8am and Harps around 8am too. Having that first long stretch of sleep is super awesome. And they babies will wake up, eat for about 10 minutes but fall right back to sleep and I put them right back in their rock and plays. It’s great!

Favorites
The babies love their activity mat. They love looking at each other. They love looking at their hands. They love smiling. They love trying to sit up. And love listening to music, either worship music, their mobile music, pretty much anything.

Accomplishments
The babies have recently taken a liking to their activity mat. I can lay them down on it and usually they will both be content for about 15-20 which is great for me because then I can use that time to shower or make a smoothie or start laundry. My favorite accomplishment of this month is that they figured out the each other exist. They stare at each other and Abbey always smiles at Harper. They even coo and seem like they are talking to each other it’s so fun!!

Challenges
I decided to add challenges because Lord knows that with growing and new accomplishments also includes new and different challenges. The last few nights both babies have been really hard to put to sleep at bedtime. It has taken over 2 hours to get them both asleep. I am thinking we might be starting to put them in their cribs and doing Cry it Out pretty soon because something is not working if it’s taking us 2 hours to get them to sleep. Another challenge is that the babies hate riding in the car. There was a couple weeks when they were fine in the car so I thought we out grew the car hatred but it is now back in full force. Abbey cried for over an hour on the way back from a friends house the other day. They get so upset and do that screaming angry cry and by the time we get home their clothes are soaked in sweat. It’s so sad and I wish I knew how to fix it so if you have any advice send it my way.

Here is their weekly pictures:

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Behavior
My sweet, content, patient Abbey Lynn with her adorable smirk smile

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My spunky, picky pants, determined, incredibly joyful Harper Grace had the most excited full face smile you will ever see

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They are both such good babies and this month being their mom has become so much easier and so much more fun. They are always smiling and cooing and happy, unless they are hungry, tired, or in the car. I love them so much and it’s so fun to see how they are already becoming best friends.

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