January 25, 2019

8 Months of Wrennox

Better late than never, right?

Hi, babies!

It's important to know that nobody is perfect, especially your momma. Here I am on Oct. 29th and I should be writing your 9 month post, but I am just now writing the 8 month one, but luckily I took notes to keep it all straight. It has been a little crazy around here, and it's been another fun month for you!

It was an interesting month for your food consumption. In addition to nursing and eating your purees, you got to chew on some of your first solid foods. We've started handing you some random foods so you can try them out, like french fries and green beans. We all went to Hazel's best friend's birthday party and you got to eat some rice/shrimp cake things that were air puffed and loved them. Lennox even got to chew on a spring roll at the party. The other big moment was when we gave you your first pickle spears, and just like your sister when she was a baby, you LOOOOVED them.

Wren, you have been a very enthusiastic eater of the purees your dad makes and you get so excited for them you just start bobbing in your high chair. But Lennox, you have pretty much refused to eat them. Luckily, your dad had the idea to try to feed you some store bought food that comes in the little pouches (thinking that maybe you didn't like the spoon). You have started eating much more from the pouches, and you'll even eat the pouch food off of the spoon. I think it is a matter of sweetness to be honest. You dig the fruits but not the veggies, unless there are some fruits mixed in.

Sleep has been interesting. Toward the end of the month I hit my breaking point and decided you needed to start sleeping. It wasn't happening on it's own and you needed my help. I did a lot of research on sleep training and infant sleep schedules. I've always hated being super scheduled and liked the idea of letting you eat and sleep whenever you needed to, but that was a struggle for you and you weren't getting the rest you needed. I also dislike schedules because I have always operated under the plan that by bringing you along and having you sleep around whatever we had planned would get you accustomed to our way of life. We were always able to bring Hazel along for the ride, and didn't have to plan around her sleep schedule. But all babies are different, and that wasn't working for the two of you. I did the research on wake time lengths, and moved your bedtime waaay up to 6 oclock.

We started one evening by putting you to bed at 6pm. Wren woke up again at 7pm and had a hard time going back to bed on her own, but after that, you both slept! and slept! and your dad and I made ourselves cozy on the couches and slept too. We decided to move to the couches so that if you did wake up before 2am, you'd be able to soothe yourself back to sleep without us in the room to get you all worked up again. I don't remember what time you woke up the first night, but my plan was to feed you the first time you woke up after 2am and then not again until 6:30-7am when it was time to wake up for the day. It worked. The next few days we got you on a napping schedule which is approximately awake for 2ish hours, nap for 1 hour, repeat until bedtime. Hallelujah!

You girls are so silly to watch. You like to play with the toys the other has at the moment, and it is still entertaining to watch you. One night when your dad was giving Lennox her nightly bottle, Wren caught sight of it and decided to try to take it from Lennox. She was batting it out of her hands, and once she got it out she didn't even want to drink it, she just didn't want Lennox to have it. We gave it back to Lennox and she happily chugged the rest. Your twin struggles are so interesting, I feel like I can see your thoughts when you two interact.

You still like to play with anything new. You will happily take all of your toys out of your toy box and then want to play with none of them.



You are 15 pounds 3 oz and you are MOBILE! For most of this month you were getting up on your hands and knees and rocking back and forth. Sometimes you'd get up on your hands and toes and plank too! We were watching you so closely because it seemed at any moment you'd be crawling. Sometimes you'd get one hand or one knee forward and then faceplant. Finally, on the 27th, though you got it! Motivated by a pouch of food on the ground you crawled! Now there's no going back.

You also learned how to sit up all by yourself! You did it once and then it took you another couple of weeks to do it again.



You are 14 pounds and 1.4 oz. and once again, you are in  no hurry. It doesn't bother you that your sister can move about and you can't. You are starting to be a little more easy going (just like I always call you - Easy Going Lennox - My self-fulfilling prophecy theory is working).

You have been such a picky eater, but I'm glad we found something you like. Maybe it'll help you get some meat on your bones.

I also apparently took tons of pictures of you this month!

This is a very exciting time! So many changes are happening and are about to happen, I'm here for it girls, even if I'm late writing about it!

Love you,

{  Couldn't sleep, so up late with Momma  }

{  Wren sat up (from laying on the floor) for the first time all by herself!! }

{  I see both babies in different ways when I look at baby pics of Hazel  }


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