Sunday, 27 April 2008

6 momths is half a year

Dear Bea and Gabe,

Today you are 6 months old. This has been my favorite month by far. You both have done so much changing and have gotten to be so much fun. You are true little chunkers now. You doctors appointment was on Friday and Bea, you weighted 16 lbs and Gabe you were 15lbs 9oz, still about 6 oz separating you. The doctor says that you are both strong and doing very well.

This month has been full of so much. You are both jumping in the bumper jumpers with the help of a couple of blankets to keep you tightly packed in. Bea you watch the pets while you stand there, turning on your toes to watch them walk by. One day they started playing and you started laughing your head off. They really make you laugh. Gabe, you act like the jumping is a job, so serious. Occasionally your neck gets tired of holding up that huge head and you fuss while resting it on the front of the bumper jumper but you keep jumping……work work work… My job while you are jumping is to say “Bea Bea goes boing boing boing………Gabey goes boing boing boing” This makes you both happy and continue bouncing.

6 months is when babies start to turn over. You are both working on it but this has always been Gabe's strength. You have been turning on to your side for a while now but never making it to your tummy. I haven’t had to worry about either of you making any serious moves and I could lay you on the bed and leave you there knowing that you would be in the same place when I got back to you. Well this month that changed. Bea is creeping up in her crib, slowly smashing your head on the headboard. But Gabe, you threw yourself off the bed while I was making bottles. I heard a terrible thud, silence and then you started to cry. The strange part is I found you on your back on the floor with your head the furthest from the bed. I am still trying to figure out how you fell.

This month your dad and I had to move you into separate cribs. As much as I knew it was time to do this I was reluctant to do it because I thought you would miss each other. I couldn’t be more wrong. You are both sleeping so much better now. Gabe you had become a real flapper, thumping your fists and feet against the mattress. I know this woke Bea up occasionally……geez it wakes me up.

You are talking to each other and I swear you guys know what you are saying. Whatever is being said is funny because you are both doing a lot of laughing. You entertain each other so much. I love how much you love each other.

The struggle of the month has been trying to get you guys on a nap schedule. The bedtime schedule is working out great and you both are usually asleep for the night by 8:30. This gives dad and I a small moment to eat dinner and get ready for the next day before we crash for the night.

You are my little peach head and drooly monster

love Mama

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