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Nine Months

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Nine Months

On 1/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned NINE Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 16lbs 11oz; 27 inches tall – as of 1/3 (9 month appointment)
  • Brooks weighs 16lbs 11oz; 27.5 inches tall

We LOVE: 

  • Crawling around
  • Watching / listening to Scout pup
  • Our new nanny, Denise . Thank you @Butterfly Baby Concierge for helping us find her!
  • Water! Bath time, swim and washing our hands – we love splashing and watching
  • Scouts dog toys and dog bowl – we just found it

We don't like: 

  • Getting our faces washed off
  • When mom or dad leave the room – separation anxiety is starting :/

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday.
  • Owen loves to be on the move – crawling, cruising and pulling himself up onto things.
  • Brooks is also officially on the move as of 1/4!  
  • Brooks still has blue eyes. Owen’s are greenish – hazel.
  • Brooks loves music and likes food more than his brother.
  • Brooks doesn’t nap as well as his brother.
  • Brooks LOVES Scout and makes the cutest high-pitched sounds. He is very talkative now.
  • Owen screams and likes to hear himself haha.

We are:

  • Wearing 6-9 month clothes and are still in size 2 diapers but are quickly needing size 3s!

We can: 

  • Crawl
    • Brooks started on 1/4! Owen on 11/19.
  • Giggle loudly
  • 'Talk' out loud
  • Sign basic commands
  • Shake our head ‘no’
  • Clap

What happened this month: 

  • 12/1 - dinner at True Food Kitchen with Mom & Dad, It's getting hard to take us out to eat. We like to move too much!
  • 12/4 - we visited Coach House in Scottsdale which is where Mom & Dad met on 12/12/12. It was loud.
  • 12/5 - we went to the PVMoM fall fest and saw tons of our twin friends at the train park. It was fun and a beautiful day!
  • 12/8 - Mom & Dad had a night out to celebrate Daddy being awarded 'Presidents Club' at work. His peers and supervisor voted for him and he won! Mom & Dad get to go on a baby-free cruise in March to the Caribbean all expenses paid thanks to Dad's hard work! Way to go.
  • 12/9 - we went over to our friend Deacon's house for a baby Christmas party with our Happy Mom School grad friends! What fun!
  • 12/16 - we got to meet Santa for the first time at Dad's work and had a pancake breakfast! Yum!
  • 12/23 - we went to Grandma & pa's house for our first annual cookie baking extravaganza! The Reese fam loves their cookies - especially mom! 
  • 12/25 - we had our first Christmas! Grandma Di and Uncle John were in town and we went to Grandma/pa Reese house to celebrate. We're told this was the day last year that everyone found out we were two boys in mom's tummy! 

 

Photos: some of our firsts from month nine!

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Eight Months

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Eight Months

On 12/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned EIGHT Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs ~15ish (last appt was at 6 months)
  • Brooks weighs ~15ish 

We LOVE: 

  • Weddings! Our Auntie Stacy and Spencer got married on 11/11 and we got to meet lots of extended family
  • The activity boards daddy made us! They are so fun!
  • Plane rides to visit Grandma and other family and friends in Cincinnati
  • Thanksgiving / holidays in general
  • Making a mess during food time – baby led weaning (BLW) is no joke in the cleanup department. We love strawberries, banana, turkey, avocado, green beans, etc.
  • Going on walks with Scout and watching her run in the grassy area
  • Swimming lessons – we’re almost ready to go under!

We don't like: 

  • Being cold – brrr – our hands and feet get coldie on our walks sometimes. Time to get some gloves mommy!
  • Napping – sometimes we aren’t good at it
  • Getting our nails trimmed
  • Cold milk (Owen) – O has to have room temperature milk

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday.
  • Owen still likes to be on the move and can officially crawl. He is also starting to pull himself up onto things.
  • Brooks is completely content sitting and watching things but he is starting to get annoyed when his brother climbs on him.
  • Brooks still has blue eyes. Owen’s are greenish – hazel.
  • Brooks loves music and likes food more than his brother.
  • Brooks doesn’t nap as well as his brother. Owen can sleep through anything!

We are:

  • Wearing 6 month clothes (starting to do 6-9 months) and are still in size 2 diapers. We also have started on overnight diapers since we can sometimes sleep for upwards of 11 hours!

We can: 

  • Crawl / scoot
    • Owen started officially at the end of November.
  • Giggle loudly
  • 'Talk' outloud
  • Sign basic commands
  • Clap

What happened this month: 

  • Stacy & Spencer got married 11/11.
  • We went to our first Friendsgiving party at the Mardeuz’s on 11/18.
  • Owen crawled / scooted for the first time on 11/19.
  • We had a family photoshoot for Christmas card pictures on 11/19.
  • We flew to Cincinnati (for the second time) on 11/22 to celebrate Thanksgiving with Mom’s family and friends. We got to see Liza & Bill, Jorie & Cassie, Emily and then the Becker family as well as Grandpa Ry, Grandma Di and Uncle John! #lucky

Photos: some of our firsts from month eight!

 

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Seven Months

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Seven Months

On 11/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned SEVEN Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 15ish (last appt was at 6 months)
  • Brooks weighs 15ish 

We LOVE: 

  • Eating - Mom, Dad & Logan are trying this new technique called baby led weaning (BLW) from Feeding Littles (highly recommend the class) -- we’re now enjoying all kinds of things: strawberries, avocado, sweet potato, turkey, eggs
  • Playing airplane with Daddy and 'BLAST OFF!'
  • Bath time splashing
  • Reading time (sometimes)
  • Lotion time (after bath)
  • Playing with eachother - we now share / steal toys from one another 

We don't like: 

  • Getting our noses cleaned with the Nose Frida or boogie wipes
  • Being overtired if we are bad nappers
  • When our brother steals our toy 
  • Our 'witching hour' is from 4-7 where we just aren't too happy anymore and probably are getting a little bored. This is when we go on nice long walks and that usually quiets us down while we wait for daddy to come home to hang wiht us and start bath time and bed routine .

 

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday. It is easy to tell us apart as Owen has lots of dark hair and Brooks looks alot like Mom. Brooks' hair is lighter and he has less. Brooks also has bright blue eyes and Owen's are more hazel / green. So handsome! 
  • O likes to be on the move and can slide and move around in 360 spins
  • B is completely content sitting and watching things. He doesn't have the desire to move yet but has an amazingly strong core 
  • Brooks is more musically inclined we have found and has started dancing (moving his head back and forth to the music)

We are:

  • Wearing 6 month clothes and are still in size 2 diapers. Our favorites are Pampers because they absorb lots! But mom doesn’t like the baby powder smell.

We can: 

  • Sit unassisted!!
    • Brooks sat on his own for the first time for 2+ mins before he got too tired on Friday, October, 13th
    • Owen, a few days later, on the 19th
  • Roll over assisted! Owen does it all the time 😊
  • Smile TONS at Mom & Dad, Grandparents, Logan, Scout
  • Sign – Logan, our nanny, has taught us how to sign ‘more’, ‘eat’ and ‘all-done’ this month!

What happened this month: 

  • On 10/4, we officially graduated again from Happy Mom Grad School at Modern Milk
  • On 10/20, we went to our first Halloween event at the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden with Mom and Nanny Logan. It was so fun to see all the pumpkins! Cannot wait to go next year!
  • On 10/22, we met June, Auntie and Uncle Shelley and Mike and Uncle DB Jason at Macdonald's Ranch. It is amazing how warm it is still in AZ at this time. We went home and had a football day with our friends and that was fun!
  • On 10/28, we went to Lola's house for our friends Halloween party! Funny how all parties are now baby parties! We dressed up as Clark Kent and Superman and it was a hit! 
  • On Halloween, we dressed up as mini Reese' pieces thanks to Grandma Kelley's awesome costume decoration and we walked around the neighborhood! Mom & Dad ate all our candy --- RUDE! 

Photos: some of our firsts from month seven!

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