It was that time again - time for weigh-ins, vaccines and an ego stroke for mommy. I think that last one is my favorite part about seeing the twins' pediatrician. Dr. C is always so nice to me - she must think I need the boost, what with the monumental task that raising twin infants can be!
Anyway, it was a typical visit - all good news so I'm a happy momma. The doc took one look at them and was pleased. She could tell that they are growing and developing just fine. Although they aren't sitting unassisted yet (for longer than 3-6 seconds, that is) she said not to worry, that it will happen soon, within a month probably. They weighed 17 and 16 lbs - Collette the chunkier one. Surprisingly, Sebastian is taller (longer?) than Collette at 26.5" vs. her 26.25". Also, the doctor said we could start adding *lunch* to their daily to routine to get them up to three meals per day.
Our next appointment isn't until August 31st - the twins will 9 months old. I simply can't fathom that. 9 months seems so...old! Billy always jokes that they haven't changed since they were born. I see his point - we still have hold the bottles for them, put diapers on them, dress them. They don't sit up or crawl or walk or talk or feed themselves. But I think we'll get some of those by their next appointment. I hope. Then I can at least say they do something. Gosh, babies. get with the program already.
And, I should have included this in this post but Mommy Brain got the better of me, here is what a day in the life of the Soto Twins looks like at 6 months of age:
6:30am (or 7, if I'm lucky) - Get twins out of bed. They might already be awake but this is the earliest I do. Then, we have a bottle, then some breakfast downstairs followed by playtime upstairs.
8:30am - Nap #1. Lasts about 1 - 1.5 hours for Sebastian; 1.5 - 2 hours for Collette.
10-10:30am - Bottle, some playtime.
12:30pm - Nap #2. Same deal as Nap #1.
2-2:30pm - Bottle then either a walk or inside playtime if the weather isn't nice.
4:00pm - Nap #3 OR and errand. Depends on how good the other 2 naps were.
5-5:30pm - Dinner, then bottle in their nursery.
6:30pm - Bedtime! Lights out.
If I'm not alone, we'll do a bath after dinner but before their bottle. Otherwise, this is pretty much what a typical day in the Soto house looks like. Well, a typical good day. They're not all good days. Just enough to keep me off medication.