Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Six Months!

Photo from their six month pictures taken by Kelly Conley Photography

At their 6 month check up, Reid weighed 16lbs7oz and was 26" tall. Travis weighed 16lbs3oz and was 26" tall. The nurse had to measure twice because she couldn't believe they were the exact same height and so close in weight!

We started solids around 5.5 months..I was trying to wait until 6 months, but it just seemed so fun! Reid being Reid took to it really well, but Travis didn't want anything to do with it. I didn't force it with Travis, if he didn't want to eat it, I wouldn't make him. Eventually he came around once I started sending the solids to daycare with them. Now he can't get enough! So far they have tried oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and pears.

They are thick into teething. Travis got both of his bottom teeth at the same time right before they turned six months! Reid is still gnawing on everything and it will be any day now before a tooth pops through.

Travis started rolling from back to stomach around 5.5 months and because of that, is now sleeping unswaddled and without his Dock a Tot! The first couple of nights without the Dock a Tot he would wake up randomly whining, but now sleeps the majority of the time on his stomach. Reid is super close to rolling from back to stomach, and I am not rushing him sleeping without his Dock a Tot. For some reason I don't think he'll adjust as well as Travis did. Hoping he surprises me though!

They're also sitting up on their own! I mean, I wouldn't plop them down and walk away by any means, but they can really sit up!! It is so dang cute!

They LOVE bouncing and playing in their Exersaucers and love playing with things they're not supposed to play with, like my pump tubing.

I really love their personalities at this age and can only imagine how much more fun they will get! Travis LOVES Gus and his eyes light up when he comes in the room. Reid always wakes up with the biggest smile on his face and is the most talkative in the morning.

And now some photos from our adventures...

First Easter!

 Tojo's (Cameron's Grandfather) 95th Birthday!

Taylor's 3rd Birthday Party!

Mommy and Reid time
(The only picture so far that I can see that we resemble each other)

A rare occurrence these days...

Hanging out at Frothy Beard Brewery with Aunt Steph

Hanging out with cousin Amanda and Aunt Cindy

Pool day with all of the cousins!
 Reid snuggling with GrAnn

Happy Reid!

Monkey Trav
 Maria's after the pool. Lane and Jack providing entertainment!

 First time in the swing at Aunt Emily's!

After Dad's work push up challenge at Marion Square
(Travis's mean mug cracks me up in this picture)

Hangin' out with Holden at the pool

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Five Months

Now that Travis and Reid are a week shy of turning 6 months, I figured I needed to go ahead and get this very postponed post up! :)

Stats - No stats since we did not have any appointments other than sick visits...and I forgot to document their weights. :)

Eating - Still the same schedule at the 4 month post. Bottles of breastmilk at 7am, 10:30am, 2pm, and 5pm. Formula bottle at 7pm.

Diapers - Size 3. This past month was the first time I actually had to buy diapers thanks to all of our family and friends who hooked us up!  

Clothes - Wearing 6 months clothes! Can squeeze into a few 3-6 months, but probably not for much longer.

Health After what seemed like a month of being sick, we finally cleared that hurdle. Knock on wood. Turned out to be croup for both.

Exciting moments - Travis is suuuuuper close to rolling from back to belly. One little arm always gets in his way! They started at their new daycare April 3rd and we are all loving it so far! Everyone is so friendly and always tells Cameron and I how sweet they are.

Some happenings within the past month..

Songs For Seeds play time with friends!

My parents best friends rented a beach house on Folly for a week, so we went to visit them and all went to the Park Circle St. Patrick's Day celebration, as well!

Reid passed out at bedtime

Travis passed out after play time

The fertility clinic that we went to held a Baby Celebration Day that we went to! Here we are with our doctor, Dr. Slowey!
Celebrating the successes of Gamecock basketball!

First time in the pool!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Four Months.

Happy Friday! I feel like we're just blowing through these weeks and months now!
Travis (L), Reid (R)

Stats - Reid weighs 14lbs (45th percentile) and is 24 3/4" tall (50th percentile). Travis weighs 13lbs 14oz (25th percentile) and is 25 1/2" tall (75th percentile..WHAT!).

Dr. Smith saw some white bumps on their bottom gums which means we are officially teething. YIKES! 

Reid is definitely the chattier baby and loves the sound of his own voice, whether its babbling or screaming, but both can melt hearts with their smiles and giggles!

Eating - We transitioned to the next Moms On Call schedule once they started sleeping through the night, which increased their bottles to 6.5oz each time. Each bottle is of breastmilk, except for a formula bottle before bed due to not producing quite enough for that last bottle of the day. Eating at 7am, 10:30am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm.

I forgot to mention last month that I am no longer having to eat dairy and soy free. After three weeks of it and having Reid on dairy free formula, I started reintroducing my breastmilk back to him. I accidentally ate something with butter in it and didn't see any side effects in him. So I started eating a little more and a little more dairy. Still no side effects. So, I think maybe I jumped the gun and he was just going through a gassy, fussy period. So happy to be eating cheese, butter, and soy again!

Diapers - Right at the time that they turned 4 months old, they started wearing size 3 diapers. 

Clothes - Wearing clothes anywhere from size 3 months to 6 months.

First sicknesses - Travis got a 24 hr stomach bug and Reid got a cold that we're still dealing with a yucky cough from (going on 2 weeks)

Exciting moments - Travis rolled from stomach to back for the first time February 17th, but hasn't again since then. He's also pretty close to rolling from back to stomach. Reid seems to have no interest in either.  

Travis and Reid were baptized on February 19, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Travis wore a bubble that Cameron's older brother, who Travis is named after, wore when he was baptized. Reid wore a gown that my granddaddy, sister, and I wore when we were all baptized. They behaved so well! When they were presented to the congregation, Reid even gave out a little giggle. Following the baptism, a beautiful reception was held at Cameron's parents house on Johns Island. It was a beautiful, sunny day!

With their beautiful cousins
Other happenings...

Baby Ben was baptized!

Hangin' with Lane and Jack

 First Valentine's Day

Lane's 3rd Birthday Party

Dad and Gus handled bath time solo so Mom could celebrate Jane's birthday

Hangin' with Holden

First ride in the double jogging stroller (we did not jog)

Travis' excited face
He makes this face when he kicks a lot in the bathtub. It's the cutest!

Reid still knows how to work the pouty lip

Travis with their Great Grandmas
They wore their Shake and Bake onesies on this day which was my dad's birthday (he gave them the nickname). This was also the day of the Daytona 500.

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