The next day, Charlie and Lily started solids. Their pediatrician gave us the go to start rice cereal, so on Tuesday we gave it our first try. It was interesting, to say the least! Our mistake was offering it to them before their bottles. While Charlie was happy to try whatever mommy wanted him to, Lily would have none of it. She was MAD that she had on her bib but no bottle. She screamed, cried and twisted so much that we couldn't really get any of the cereal in her mouth. Charlie got it in his mouth, but simply held it there, smiled, and spit it out. He was so cute though! We've been working on the cereal daily since then and we're making a little improvement. Yesterday I started mixing in a little applesauce for taste and they definitely like that better. And this morning Lily actually swallowed a few small bites. Baby steps!
Yesterday the babies went to the pediatrician for their 6 month well visit and some shots. Both babies are getting big! Lily weighed 11 lbs 6 oz and Charlie is 13 lbs 2 oz. The doctor said that they are in the 50th percentile for their adjusted age and we're happy with that! They are also meeting all the 3-month milestones and getting close to some more advanced ones - both babies are SO close to rolling over! We're hoping they do it any day now. Charlie has started babbling and cooing a lot - it's adorable! They both press down on their feet really well when we hold them up and they are tracking object with their eyes like champs. And sleeping - oh the sleeping! For 6 out of the past 7 nights the babies have slept through the night! Life is good when that happens. We are so, so proud of our super babies!
Charlie doesn't know what Mommy is putting in his mouth, but he's happy to give it a try.
Lily wants none of it. "Just give me the bottle!!!!"
I have no idea why this picture keeps coming out sideways, but it's super cute so I'm posting it anyway! Just turn your head to check out the stripy-ness.
Story time! Charlie was loving Clifford: The Small Red Puppy. Lily just wanted Mommy to get on with it already.
Joe managed to cuddle both babies after their shots yesterday. They needed the extra love!