"Bigger is better!" is something I used to yell out to my Body Attack students when I wanted them to put more oompf into their cardio moves. But I think that phrase also fits nicely into this post, because Charlie and Lily are getting big and we are so happy! The two of them saw the pediatrician for their final Synagis shot of the season and had a weigh in while they were there. Both babies have gained 1 1/2 lbs since last month! Charlie now weighs 16 lbs and Lily is 14 lbs 9 oz. We are so pleased with their progress!
This has been a busy week for Charlie and Lily so far. Not only did they visit the doctor on Tuesday morning and get to spend the day with Crackers, but on Monday they took a field trip to Nana's house and had so much fun! Nana bought the babies a little musical instrument set so that we could have parades around the house, and Lily has discovered that her new favorite toy is the tiny maraca that came with the instrument set. It's the perfect size for her little hand and she takes great pleasure in waving it all around. On Monday night she was holding it in the swing but kept dropping it. She would cry when she dropped it, but as soon as Joe handed it back to her she'd break out into a big grin and hold the maraca in the air all proud of herself. She is too funny! She gets quite intent on certain things. When in her exersaucer, for example, her main focus is on the little red ball that rolls down a track. She spends a ton of time grabbing that ball - she focuses so intently on it. I haven't told her that it's really a cat toy that I reincarnated for her, or that at night when she's asleep Roy and Roger steal it back and bat it around the kitchen ;)
Charlie is also doing wonderfully with grabbing at things, be it toys, Lily's face or Mommy's hair. When he feels like it, he can come very close to rolling over, but most of the time Charlie prefers to chill out rather than practice his rolling skills. His new favorite time of day is around 5:45 am. That's when he likes to wake up so that he can get some private Daddy/Charlie time! Most of the time I am the one who gets up with the babies at night if they wake up and do their middle of the night feeding, so when a baby wakes up earlier than we'd like Joe gets up with them. Charlie seems to have caught on to this because he's been waking up pretty consistently before 6:00 am so he can hang with Daddy while Lily and Mommy sleep. Charlie is just the sweetest, happiest, most easy going baby there is and Joe really likes his time with Charlie, even if it does occur before the sun comes up!
30 1/2 lbs of baby!
Pretty soon we'll have to rethink the pack n' play. They almost don't fit anymore!