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Six Months

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Six Months

On 10/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned SIX Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 14 lbs 10 oz, 25.5cm (as of 10/3/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 14 lbs 6 oz, 25.25cm (as of 10/3/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • Our swim lessons (we just graduated to the next level at Hubbard Swim School!)
  • Cooler weather!
  • Scout – we hear her paws on the floor and always are excited to watch her go
  • Eating time! We’re now enjoying rice and oatmeal cereal mixed with milk
  • Being on a nap schedule
  • Learning and playing with our nanny, Logan <- what a Godsend!
  • Visits from Grandparents – those that live in AZ and OH!
  • Watching fish in the fish tank
  • New friends! (welcome to the world Jack, June, and Maddie)
  • Playing airplane

We don't like: 

  • Diaper rash (these poor guys had a rough stretch of unexplained diarrhea for a week and no one had fun)
  • Sleeping on our backs (we prefer side)
  • Getting our noses cleaned with the Nose Frida or boogie wipes

Our Differences: 

  • Owen is very smiley and pretty much a huge flirt. Brooks, on the other hand, is always questioning and remains curious. Brooks makes people work for the smiles while Owen gives them up for free.
  • Owen doesn’t like cold milk
  • Brooks loves to breastfeed
  • Own would rather take a bottle since it’s less work 😊
  • Brooks is definetly a better eater and can fully hold his bottle by himself
  • Owen is a better sleeper
  • Owen prefers oatmeal cereal mixed with milk while Brooks prefers rice cereal – here we go 😊

We are:

  • Wearing 3-6 month clothes and are in size 2 diapers

We can: 

  • Almost sit unassisted
  • Roll over assisted
  • Grab and move things (rattles, sensory balls etc.)
  • Giggle during airplane
  • 'Talk' outloud -- especially in the mornings. We like the world to know we're awake!

What happened this month: 

  • On 9/2, we went to Two Brothers with M&M for a last date before they welcomed their little one
  • On 9/6, Brooks graduated from his docband! Thanks for the great and quick experience Cranial Technologies. In and out of my helmet to fix my noggin in 7 weeks! 
  • On 9/10, we had a baby party at Ame's house with Mom's friends from Modern Milk's Happy Mom School. What fun! Mom likes margaritas. Dad likes beer.
  • On 9/13, Mom had to go on a business trip to Austin for a Zillow New Home Construction conference so we got to have dad time - lucky us!
  • On 9/21, we went to another baby party at the Mardeuz house. How fun to visit with cousin Jack, baby Grace and Weston!
  • On 9/23, Mom & Dad got to meet baby June!
  • On 9/24, Mom & Dad got to celebrate 2 years of marriage starting with drinks at the Covenant and a delicious meal for AZ Restaurant Week at Hearth 61. Yummo!
  • On 9/ 28, Grandma Di came to visit us and Daddy went to New Orleans to celebrate Uncle Spencer's bachelor party. They had lots of fun and Dad came home more sleepy than he did before he left! 

Photos: some of our firsts from month six!

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Five Months

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Five Months

On 9/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned FIVE Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 14 lbs 2 oz, 25.5cm (as of 9/16/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 13 lbs 15 oz, 25.25cm (as of 9/16/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • Our new nanny, Logan, who is coming to our house and teaching us sign language and Spanish
  • Airplane makes us giggle!
  • When Mom & Dad sing us silly songs 
  • Swim classes with Ms. Erin @ Hubbard Family Swim School
  • Football days with Dad
  • Mom's new big car! Thanks Acura of Peoria -- Jorge, Eugene and Dennis :)

We don't like: 

  • Getting our manicures / nail trims
  • Diaper rash -- ouch!
  • Being hot in the car seat
  • Being hangry like mom

Our Differences: 

  • This month, Brooks has started on rice cereal mixed with breastmilk while Owen hates the consistency and isn't quite ready yet
  • Owen prefers to sleep on his side: Brooks likes to face his right 
  • Brooks likes to eat (see chunky cheeks)
  • Brooks is a grabber (loves hair and necklaces) and loves to stretch his toes out wide
  • Brooks likes sucking on his thumb
  • Owen likes to kick and chew on his whole hand

We are:

We can: 

  • Roll over assisted
  • Grab and move things (rattles, sensory balls etc.) Special shoutout to Manhattan Toy Co -- these boys love your stuff! 
  • Giggle during airplane
  • 'Talk' outloud -- especially in the mornings. We like the world to know we're awake!
  • Almost sit unassisted

What happened this month: 

  • On 8/4, we took our very first airplane ride to Cincinnati, Ohio to visit Grandma Di. Big thanks to Auntie Cathy for helping us! We got to visit lots of friends and family and had the best of times plus we got to have a photo shoot -- hi to Uncle Tom & Ann, cousin Clark, 'aunties' Jorie and Cassie, Grandpa Ry and Wynna, uncle John, PPC & lots of Grandma Di's gal pals! We missed Daddy a ton though and were so happy to see snuggle him again
  • On 8/11, Uncle John visited us again and we showed him our new tricks!
  • On 8/21, our nanny, Logan, started coming to our house to take care of us. Mom & Dad like that they don't have to pack us up and put us into the car every morning now! Plus she is teaching us so much! We are so lucky.
  • On 8/29, Brooks tried his first 'food' which is rice cereal mixed with breastmilk. Yum! O man is not a fan quite yet :) 

Photos: some of our firsts from month five!

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Four Months

Four Months

On 8/1/2017, Owen & Brooks are FOUR Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 12 lbs 14 oz, 24cm (as of 8/9/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 12 lbs 7 oz, 24.24cm (as of 8/9/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • Smiling
  • Story time
  • Swings - 4moms mamaroo FTW! & chairs - Fisher Price sit me up is a winner too
  • Cooing / making sounds
  • Airplane 
  • Piano playmat
  • Our sister, Scout, licking our toes 
  • When mom picks us up from daycare
  • White noise machine
  • Some lullabies

We don't like: 

  • Nail trims
  • Napping in our crib
  • Being hot in the car seat
  • Being hangry like mom
  • When our brother hits us in head by mistake :)

We are:

  • Wearing 0-3 month clothes and still in size 1 Diapers. 

We can: 

  • Roll over assisted
  • Grasp things (like our paci & some rattles)
  • Follow with our eyes
  • coo 
  • almost sit unassisted

What happened this month: 

  • On 7/10, we started daycare three days a week with Linda. Mom & Dad sure missed us!
  • On 7/20, Mom turned THIRTY! and Dad threw her a fun party
  • On 7/27, Brooks got his helmet on @ Cranial Technologies.
  • On 7/28, Mom took her first trip away from us to be a bridesmaid in Liza & Bill's wedding
  • On 7/30, Owen got his first fever and minor cold (stuffy nose). Dad took him to Dr. Lombard and O got over it in no time!

Photos: some of our firsts from month four! 

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