Our babies are two months old today (January 7th)! While they grew like crazy during the first month it wasn’t very noticeable since they were still so small. This month, however, they continued the pace and are now weighing in just over 9 lbs for Rooney and 11+ lbs for our big man. We’re now on our third round of clothes, having grown out of both preemie and newborn sizes. Both R&B seem to have moved out of the newborn stage with each of them able to hold their heads up with limited supported. The oh-so-sweet cross-eyed stares have been replaced with engaged babies filled with their own reactions, fantastic facial expressions and the sounds of laughter from one special little fella. They’ve become huge fans of staring at the large map of the Caribbean that’s hanging above our living room couch. Lee frequently holds them up to the map and asks them to point to the country they want to visit. Rooney always raises her hand to Cuba (US restricts almost all travel to Cuba) and Brady points to Puerto Rico (direct flights are available almost hourly from our local airport). So, typical of their personalities, Rooney chooses the most difficult route and Brady seems to choose the easiest!
We don’t have a set schedule in the apartment, yet. Both babies have started to take longer afternoon naps and go to bed around 7 every night. We continue to struggle with Rooney’s acid reflux issues, which means more frequent feedings of smaller amounts and long periods of keeping her upright – not so fun in the middle of the night. If anyone has suggestions on helping babies with acid reflux, please share!
This past month, was obviously filled with holiday celebrations. Our first Christmas as a family was wonderful and spent with Lee’s side in Connecticut. We loaded our entire (rental) car with baby things, seriously I was on a mission to fill that thing with any and everything we may need. I pride myself on being a light packer, but truthfully that’s only when I’m flying. Give me a car and I become a hoarder and will apparently pack it with every single bit of baby paraphernalia I can find in our apartment!
We continue to introduce the babies to friends and family! The highlight of this month was R&B meeting Grandma and Grandpa Khan. I don’t know what it is about these two Grandpas, but they seem to think that babies are only supposed to sleep while being held J. Grandpa Khan definitely logged as many hours holding a sleeping baby as Grandpa Gallagher did earlier in the month of December. Grandma Khan hung out with the babies a bit longer, got her hands dirty with a few diaper changes and introduced the babies to the sound of the fire alarmJ (no, fire, just a oiled pan that got a little too hot while Grandma Khan was making us some delicious aloo parathas). R&B also had a lot of visitors who have travelled from far and near to see them this month - multiple boroughs of NYC, Hoboken, Milwaukee, Tamarac, Chicago, Thomaston, Mocksville, East Brunswick, Bayonne, San Francisco, and Easton, PA (on their 2 month birthday – thanks aunty Chuck).
Lee’s work schedule should now start to get busy and I will be home solo enjoying the babies. So far, I love being home with them and have big plans this month to work on getting them on a more regular schedule, but I’ll continue to let each baby take the lead (with a little coaxing from me) on their schedule (not that I’ll have much choice with a certain feisty little gal).
R&B with Grandma and Grandpa Khan
Their friend the peacock (I don't know what is so interesting about it, but they both love this bird)
Brady trying to read Rooney the book, "I Like You"
Brady and Charlsie hanging out