Monday, November 7, 2011

7 Months

Every month I say it, but I can't believe that my babies are growing so fast!  And every month becomes my new favorite age.  I love how the twins are so interactive.  They try to "talk" to us and squeal with excitement!  I love watching them explore and take everything in all the time.  They don't seem to interact with each other much, but they do like to go for the same toy at the same time!  Rhys also seems quite obsessed with Rhett's helmet.  She is always trying to grab it, lick it, play with it, etc.  She is so funny!  7 months is a great age...

Let's start off with a cute pic of the twins on their 7 month birthday!

7:00 a.m.  Give Rhett reflux meds/Nurse Rhys
7:30 a.m.  Nurse Rhett/Rhys plays
PLAYTIME! (tummy time, read books, bouncer, practice sitting)
9:00 a.m.  Nap  (Rhys sleeps 1.5-2 hours/Rhett sleeps 1-1.5 hours)
*Rhett wakes and does therapy/play with mom while Rhys finishes her nap*
11:00 a.m. Nurse
11:45 a.m.  Lunch solids
PLAYTIME! (sometimes go on a walk, exersaucer, sit on back porch, books, etc.)
1:00 p.m.  Nap (Rhys sleeps 2 hours/Rhett sleeps 1-1.5 hours)
*Rhett wakes and does therapy/play with mom while Rhys finishes her nap*
3:00 p.m.  Nurse
PLAYTIME! (usually go on a walk and check the mail, tummy time, playmats, etc.)
4:45-5:15ish  Catnap (if needed.....babies take this nap maybe 5 days out of a week)
5:30  Dinner solids
6:00  Start bedtime routine (baths, books, swing)
6:30  Nurse
7:00  Bedtime

We had a rough 3 weeks or so with the babies' sleep.  At the time, we had no idea what was going on, but now we know that teething was the culprit.  Thankfully, this phase has passed and we have our great sleepers again!  The babies usually sleep 12 hours at night, and anywhere from 2.75-4.5 hours during the day.  Rhys still loves her naps and bedtime and starts sucking her thumb just as soon as she lays down.  She is also now sleeping on her stomach 90% of the time.  Both babies wear sleep sacks for all naps and nighttime.

 Rhys loves her sleep sack
Rhett in his sporty sleepsack

The babies are still nursing 4 times a day (around 7am, 11am, 3pm, and 6:30 pm).  They have solids twice a day.  We have introduced a couple of new foods this month.  Some of our new foods are barley and spelt cereal, peas, carrots, green beans, and mango.  Sweet potatoes, bananas, pears, and oatmeal are still the favorites around here.  There are "meals" when the babies take only 2 or 3 bites and don't want any more, and there are times when I have to make more food because they can't seem to get enough!  I was worried about them eating enough and my pediatrician eased my worries.  She uses the motto, "Eating before one is just for fun!" to mean that anything before the age of one is just a bonus, and that they are getting the majority of their calories from breastmilk at this point.  The babies are also drinking a little bit of water after each meal.  I am still making all of the baby food, though it is getting harder and harder to keep up.

*weighs approximately 19 pounds
*9 month clothing
*size 2 diaper (size 3 at night)
*wears size 1 or 2 shoe (super WIDE feet!)

*weighs approximately 16 pounds
*6 month clothing
*size 2 diaper (size 3 at night)
*wears size newborn or 1 shoe (TINY feet!) 

 What We've Been Up To at 7 Months:        

Rhett has one tooth on the bottom and Rhys has both bottom teeth.  We suspected that Rhett was maybe getting a tooth because he was a little more fussy, clingy, drooling everywhere, etc. and he was waking in the middle of the night a couple of times.  And then the little white demon finally showed itself!  One day, randomly, I noticed that both of Rhys' bottom front teeth were in!  I couldn't believe it since she never showed any signs.  And wouldn't you know it, her teeth are so tiny, and actually much smaller than Rhett's.

Here are a couple pics.....excuse the food!  HA!  Tim took these while I was feeding the babies one afternoon.

 Rhett's first pearly white...
    Can you see my tiny teeth?

We are getting better and better at sitting up.  Rhys likes to play sitting up and I usually just put a boppy behind her to make her fall a little softer.  Rhett doesn't love sitting yet, but is getting better.  I have to remind myself that his helmet is heavy and it is hard for him to hold his head up straight, which makes sitting a challenge (and a workout!) for him.  But he is a trooper and working hard.

 Rhys sitting and playing with one of her favorite toys
Look at me!  I can sit up!
big kids sitting up!

Rhett - Loves bath time, going on walks, and sitting in his bouncer.  He would much prefer to sit still and just watch everything that is going on.  He loves to eat sweet potatoes, pears, and sip water from his cup.  He loves to be talked to and gets really hyper right before bath time.  His favorite toy right now is his turtle that plays music.

Rhys - Loves scooting around!  She is rolling everywhere and doesn't like to be still.  She loves music and books.  She likes to eat bananas, carrots, and avocado.  She is very independent and easy going.  Her favorite toy right now is her box of shapes (and she really loves the green square!)

Some of my favorite pics from this month:

sleepy girl sucking her thumb (and yes, she is wearing Rhett's hand-me down pajamas!)

Rhett and daddy on Aggie game day!

 Rhys in her stylish fall hat

just being cute!

sleepy Rhys fell asleep in the pile of laundry

we love watching Aggie football!

Mommy and Rhys

Excited to see what the next month holds!


  1. Aren't babies wonderful? Their little personalities are so fascinating! It is so fun to watch them figure out things, and learn to do more & more "tricks". I believe that BABIES are God's most wonderful gift to us in this world. So precious!

  2. I love Rhys' foot in the hanger when she's asleep in the laundry! so cute!