Sunday, August 21, 2011

R&R at 5 Months

Dear Rhett & Rhys,
I can't believe you are 5 months old!  It has been so fun to watch you change and grow and it just keeps getting better all the time!

Whoa....are we really 5 months old?

7:00/7:30 a.m.  Wake and nurse
Play (tummy time, read books, watch and "talk" to each other)
8:45-11:00  Nap (Rhett gets up about 30 minutes early and plays while Rhys gets more beauty sleep!)
11:00  Nurse
Play (tummy time, read books, bouncers, practice sitting and rolling, play gym)
12:45/1:00-3:00  Nap (Rhett up 30 minutes early again)
3:00  Nurse
Play (go on errands, read books, same as above)
4:30-5:15  Nap
5:15  Wake and play, take baths, swing, sit with daddy, read books
6:45/7:00  Nurse and Bed

Yes, Rhett is wearing a pink bib (it's a twin's life...)  Sorry buddy!

You are still sleeping so well!  We rarely have any fussing for naps, and you both sleep 11-12 hours each night.  You usually take 2 long naps and 1 catnap each day.  Rhys-you need a little more sleep than your brother!  Both of you are still swaddled for all naps and night.  We have started swaddling Rhys with one arm out since you like to suck on your thumb (and since you get out of it most nights anyway).  We hope to transition you to your sleep sack soon.  Rhett, you still need the swaddle and love being so tight and cozy!
cozy babies

Both of you are still nursing well.  You are getting faster and more efficient.  You both nurse 4 times a day.  Rhys-you get so distracted when you eat....sometimes I have to cover your head and eyes with a towel.  You get mad if I try to watch tv or talk on the phone.  You both love to be together and usually hold hands while you eat.  It is so sweet!
You hold hands all the time!

We spend lots of time playing together.  You now enjoy peek-a-boo and want me to do it over and over again.  Rhett-you love to be tickled and I have found 3 ticklish spots so far (under your chin, the middle of your back, and on your inner thigh).  Rhys-you love to do anything as long as someone is watching you or talking to you.  You both play independently several times a day.  You don't really "play" with each other yet, but have started looking at each other more.  Tummy time is getting easier for you and you are getting stronger.  You both have rolled over a couple of times from tummy to back, but I don't think it is on purpose yet.  No rolling over from back to tummy just yet.

Working hard at tummy time!

Rhett-your favorite time of day is morning.  You are so happy and chatty all morning long!  You enjoy your bath and giggle as soon as I undress you and carry you into the bathroom.  Your favorite toy is your ball.  You usually want mommy to hold you, but like sitting with daddy in the recliner when he gets home from work.  Rhys-your favorite time of day is morning too.  You are smiling when I get you out of your crib.  You really smile most of the day!  You like to move around and observe everything that is going on.  You like playing with your elephant and play gym.

You weigh 16 pounds!  You wear a size 2 diaper and 3-6 month clothes.  We love listening to you laugh and "talk" all day long!  You even talk to the ceiling fan in our living room!  You are still spitting up ALOT but since you are gaining weight so well, your doctor is not worried.  You still seem very laid back and are usually calm and still.  You are our little talker and we love listening to your stories!

This is the face you make all the time!

Rhett relaxing in the tub!

You weigh 13 pounds, 15 ounces.  You wear a size 1 diaper (almost in a size 2) and 0-3 month clothes.  We love watching you try to "talk."  You are so happy and content.  Your hair is growing, but only on the top!  It is a little baby mohawk.  It looks like it might be blonde or maybe red.
Rhys' mohawk

all smiles after a bath

*You went to your first wedding this month and loved meeting Taylor and Paige.

*You went swimming for the 1st time in Sugar's pool.

*You started sitting in your Bumbo chairs.

*You had your first sleepover at Uncle Mike's apartment (when our a/c went out at 10pm!)

We just love being your parents and watching you learn and grow.  Thank you for being patient with us as we learn together.  We love you R&R!

Mommy & Daddy


  1. Such beautiful, precious babies! Misty, I LOVE your blog! It is wonderful to keep up with all the twins' "new tricks"!!

  2. So precious! I love the picture of R and R holding hands...

  3. Misty you are an incredible mommy! Rhett & Rhys are so lucky!!! I love reading and keeping up with y'all!

  4. I LOVE your blog!!! You and your family are just tooooo precious. Love ya