Saturday, September 4, 2010


Amid all the excitement of the last couple of months, the girls missed their two month check-ups. But at 4.5 months, they're back on track and enjoying their fingers.

Weight: 11 lbs. 15.5 oz. (10th percentile)
Lenght: 24.25 in. (40th perctentile)
Head Circ.: 42.5 cm. (80th percentile)

She's rolling and can no longer be left in one spot for long. She will suddenly find herself across the room either by rolling or by pushing her face into the carpet and pushing with her feet like a little plow. She is so generous with her drooly smile that it's hard not to love her.

Weight: 11 lbs. 8 oz. (5th percentile)
Length: 26 in. (80th percentile)
Head Circ.: 42.25 cm. (75th percentile)

Also rolling, her movement is a little more mellow. At night she has taken to going to sleep at the same time as Josie and then waking up an hour later for some personal time with Mom and Dad. She comes alive between 9 and 11 at night no matter how hard we try. We love her little night-owl personality.

The are discovering each other and love to kick each other while they nurse and roll over the top of each other while they play and talk. They each seem to like having Mom to themselves, but they're learning to enjoy sharing her too.

After an amazing week, Van went from not being able to quite crawl to walking on his own. He's still slow and has a bit of a limp (the doctor said the limp may stick around for a year or two). But he is back on his feet and has returned to dismantling the house one dishtowel and magnet and cupboard at a time. So far, the mess still feels like a blessing. It's good to have him back!