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Three Months

 

Three Months

Today, 7/1/2017, Owen & Brooks are THREE Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 11 lbs 5 oz, 21.25cm (as of 6/27/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 10 lbs 8 oz, 21cm (as of 6/27/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • Smiling!!
  • Tummy time (sometimes)
  • Story time / reading with Daddy -- some of our favorite books: fraturtles (about fraternal twins), two is for twins, chicka chicka boom boom
  • Singing with mommy -- old mcdonald, skinnamarink, frere jacques, itsy bitsy spider
  • Swimming lessons at Hubbard School 
  • Grandparent visits - Grandma Di came to see us again for a long time & we're lucky enough to see Grandma / pa Reese almost every weekend!
  • BBQs - yum!
  • Watching soccer with Daddy

We don't like: 

  • Nap time when we're not ready
  • Upset stomachs - thank goodness for Gripe Water!
  • Doorbells (our sister, Scout gets really excited and like to wake us up). Hello Sleeping baby sign!
  • Overstimulation - we get fussy if tired
  • 120+ degree weather - who likes that? 
  • Nail trims - we're told our sister, Scout hates them too!

We are:

  • Wearing 0-3 month clothes and have moved to size 1 Diapers. Huggies is our preferred brand after trying Honest, Pampers & more

We can: 

  • smile! (Owen's first was on 6/7/2017 and Brooks on 6/17/2017) :) see picture evidence
  • 'Play' the piano with our feet on our kick and play piano mat
  • Roll over assisted
  • start grasping things
  • follow with our eyes

What happened this month: 

  • On 6/7, we had our two month old appointment and got shots. Thankfully Daddy could help make us feel better and we got to spend the afternoon snuggling as a family
  • On 6/10, we celebrated our cousin, future Baby Patchak! We can't wait to meet him. We then rushed across town to meet our second cousin (Mom's cousin) Richie
  • On 6/11, we went to our first professional sports game - the Diamondbacks with the PVMoM group!
  • On 6/15, aunt Bunny / Jenny came over to visit us and see our nursery
  • On 6/18, Aunt Stacy & Uncle Spencer picked us up and took us to Grandma & Grandpa Reese' and Auntie Michelle and Uncle Michael watched us overnight and we were good!
  • On 6/18, we celebrated our first Father's Day
  • On 6/19, we had our DocBand / helmet appointment at Cranial Technologies (Brooks will need one)
  • On 6/24, we . We then celebrated cousin Emma's birthday and got to visit lots of family! 
  • On 6/25, we had a playdate with baby Weston (shoutout to Ali and Alex if you're reading). What fun you are to watch Weston! We then had our first swim lesson at Hubbard! We did great and are turning out to be water- babies!
  • On 6/27, we 'graduated' from Modern Milk's Happy Mom School. We finished up with True Food lunch 
  • On 6/28, we picked up Grandma Di from the airport and got to have sleepovers!

Firsts: 

  • first BBQ: 6/3 (@ the Mardeuz) - we got to meet so many future friends!
  • first Owen smile: first caught on camera on 6/11 at the Diamondbacks game when Daddy and I were cheering!
  • first Brooks smile: ~ 6/17 - just a few days behind big bro (when Mom & Dad were both giving me attention) but to-die-for cute nonetheless!
  • first time sleeping 6 hours: 6/16! Hallejujah but not consistent :/
  • first frozen yogurt: 6/19 (Father's Day treat!)
  • first music class at the MIM with our friends, Matthew, Ames & Jackson: 6/24
  • first swim class at Hubbard: 6/25

Photos: some of our firsts from month three! 

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Two Months

Two Months

Today, 6/1/2017, Owen & Brooks are TWO Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 9 lbs 15 oz, 21.25cm (as of 6/7/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 9 lbs 3 oz, 21cm (as of 6/7/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • the fan and watching the blades go round and round. totally fascinating! 
  • looking at pictures on the wall of Mommy & Daddy
  • riding in the car -- we fall asleep pretty often! (thank goodness!)
  • trips to Costco (duh!)
  • our Nuryl music app (which plays classical music to stimulate our brain)
  •  bath time with Mommy!

We don't like: 

  • when the car is idle -- aka at a stop light or in the Starbucks drive-thru 
  • sleeping long stretches
  • the way our tummy feels when we need to burp
  • being cold

We are:

  • wearing newborn clothes and diapers

We can: 

  • smile! 
  • crush tummy time
  • accept kisses from the Scout pup on our toesies :)

What happened this month: 

  • On May 3, Grandma Di left after being here taking care of us for a whole month. How lucky are we?!
  • On May 7, Mom & Dad took the 'Taking Cara Babies' class at Modern Milk thinking they would learn sleep tips on how to get us on a schedule <- funny them! 
  • On May 11, Mom took us to her first post-baby workout with Fit4Mom and boy was it fun being pushed around and sung to. 
  • On May 12, Mom & Dad went to cousin Morgan's wedding and cousin Carrie and Auntie got to babysit us!
  • On May 14, we got to celebrate Mom on Mother's Day! Daddy helped us with our gift of a picture and our footprints on an ornament as well as treating Mom to a much-needed massage!
  • On May 16, Mom started taking us to the 'Happy Mom School' at Modern Milk and oh what fun it is!
  • On May 20, we got to meet 'Auntie' Liza and Bill. They watched us overnight so Mom & Dad could get some sleep... whatever that is! We're so excited to go to Vail in a few weeks to celebrate their wedding! 
  • On May 26, Mom & Grandpa Ry took us on our first roadtrip to Sedona! Wow how pretty it was! We slept the whole car ride :)
  • On May 29, we celebrated Memorial Day with the Reese family up in Desert Mountain and we dipped our feet in the pool for the first time! 

Firsts: 

  • first Costco trip: 5/6
  • first trip to Starbucks: 5/6 (to visit Auntie Rei)
  • first trip to True Food Kitchen: 5/9 (to visit cousin Ryan Patchak)
  • first workout w/ Mommy: 5/11 (Fit4Mom Stroller Strides at Desert Ridge)
  • first salon: 5/12 (primp & blow dry bar on High Street)
  • first hand-holding: 5/15
  • first carwash: 5/16
  • first Oregano's pizza visit: 5/18
  • first out-of-town visitors (besides family): Liza & Bill Krasner
  • first Trivia night: 5/24
  • first visit to Chick-Fil-A: 5/25
  • first music class: 5/25 (Musicology with Grandpa Ry)
  • first BBQ: 5/28 to celebrate Memorial Day @ M&Ms
  • first toes in water: 5/29

Photos: some of our firsts from month two!

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One Month Old!

One Month

Today, 5/1/2017, Owen & Brooks are ONE Month old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 7 lbs 2 oz, 20cm (as of 5/4/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 6 lbs 4 oz, 19.75cm (as of 5/4/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • car rides 
  • bath time!
  • visits from friends and family
  • skin-to-skin with Daddy
  • Grandma Di's singing
  • Facetiming with Uncle John, Grandpa Ry and Auntie Jorie
  • Mama's (*)(*) ;)
  • neighborhood walks with Scout pup
  • mama-roo time!

We don't like: 

  • getting cold when we get our diapers changed
  • getting our temperature taken @ the Drs office
  • shots! ouch
  • waiting to get fed! 
  • tummy-time

We are:

  • wearing preemie clothes and diapers

We can: 

  • make cute squeaks and grunting noises
  • hold hands (when we're forced to!)
  • wake up from a deep sleep out-of-nowhere wailing and HANGRY!

What happened this month: 

  • We were born on April Fools Day, 2017 just barely at 11:22 and 11:24pm :) 
  • We had so many wonderful visitors at the Hospital: Grandma & Grandpa Reese, Grandma Di, Stacy & Spencer, ReiAnne, Ryan & Katherine, Lauren & John, Michael & Michelle, Jason, Auntie Cathy, Aunt Judy, Cousin Carrie, Cathy Scarla!
  • On Weds., April 5th, we got to come home! We didn't make a peep on the car-ride home and we were welcomed by Auntie Rei (with lunch!), the stork announcing our birth and most importantly, Scout pup! Michelley & Bev came over, too! What fun! 
  • On Sat., April 8th, we had our newborn photoshoot! Then Great- Grandma Reese, Uncle Dave & Steph, Grandma & Grandpa Keith & Kelley came over for a visit.
  • On Sun., April 9, we got to meet Cousin Ryan!
  • On Thurs., April 13, we got to meet Uncle John!
  • On Sat., April 15, we went to Four Peaks on our first date night sans babies (with John & Jason DB) and Mama got to have her first beer to celebrate! Bev & Grandma Di babysat :)
  • On Sun., April 16, we celebrated our first holiday - Easter Sunday!
  • On Weds., April 26, we got to meet our cousins Avery & Reagan!

Firsts: 

  • First bath: April 8
  • First walk: April 9 (with Grandma Di & Scout)
  • First store: April 20 - Target 
  • First dinner out: April 28 - The Creek Patio & Grill (with Grandma Di)
  • First bar: April 29 - The Duce (for Jason & Jordann's bday celebration)

Funny things: 

  • Brooks peed all over his face and tummy (like a fountain!) when we were in the hospital and he was so shocked he started crying... Mama and Daddy were trying to contain our laughter
  • Owen peed on Daddy in the newborn photoshoot during their 'nekkie' shot -- that was bound to happen!

Photos: some of our firsts from month one!

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