The boys are 3 months old today and they are growing and changing daily. They are both smiling, cooing, and starting to laugh a little. And let me tell you...it never gets old. I can sit here all day acting all sorts of silly trying to get them to smile and when they do...well, it just doesn't get any better. They are eating about 4 ounces every three hours. They are sleeping in their playpen in our room, but the nights that they end up in bed with us have greatly decreased! They go right to sleep when we put them down at night and although they still are up every three hours to eat, they go right back to sleep when they are fed and changed. They take several naps throughout the day, but they are also alert and active for good periods of time. Their cries have changed from weak whimpers to full blown strong baby cries. They love music, they love their baths, they love each other, and they adore their daddy.
Eli weighs about 8 pounds now. He used to have good days and bad days - days that he would look pale and sickly, but these past few weeks, he's gained some weight and just looks healthy and happy. He is a more serious baby than Landon. I hear Dustin was a very serious baby, so maybe Eli will just be more like him. He still has a little bit of an elf ear and his hair is a bit longer than Landon's. His eating schedule is like clockwork and he will go from sound asleep to screaming his head off in a matter of seconds. From the moment he realizes he is hungry...it is an absolute emergency - you would think he was starving to death. It's quite comical. He can be just a tad high maintenance some times and wants to be held a lot, but he makes you feel like the most important person in world when he cuddles up close to you and is completely content for hours like that. He is an absolute joy!
Landon is SO laid back. He is just an extremely happy baby, he smiles a lot, and he "talks" to us constantly. He weighs about 10 pounds and we lovingly refer to him as "fatty" but not for long...I don't want to cause any severe psychological damage that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Landon sleeps a lot more than Eli and when he and Eli are in bed together, he wants to be touching his brother.
I keep thinking, "it just can't get any better than this," but then they do something new and they steal my heart again.
I tried all day to get a good picture of them, but was unsuccessful. Oh well...there's always tomorrow.
Happy 3 month birthday Eli & Landon!