Six Months

Happy New Year! Hope your 2015 is off to a great start! So far, 2015 has been fun and exciting for us. I have to start off by saying that our Seattle Seahawks are heading back to the Super Bowl!!! Not sure if those of you who aren’t Seahawks or Packers fans watched, but we had the most insane win over the Packers in overtime for the NFC Championship. Jemma and Zoe are already big fans! I had to hold Zoe tight while jumping off from the couch and luckily, Jemma was upstairs napping or otherwise Hubby might have tossed her up in the air with all of his excitement.

Our little Seahawk fans

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Jemma’s teeth are almost fully erupted and she likes to bite and chew on things. I can see the slightest hint of Zoe’s lower front teeth and suspect they’ll be poking through soon. Zoe is a little more fussy with her teething than Jemma was. We got the green light from their pediatrician to start solids, their first food was avocado and it was not met with a rave review. I cut the avocado into pieces long enough that they could handle them, the table was a mess, and what little made it to their mouths was soon spit out. The expression on Jemma’s face indicated she was not a fan. Since then they have tried steamed carrots, watermelon, and rice cakes. Food has been more about exploring than eating. I think as their hand coordination gets better, we’ll see more successful self-feeding.

Both girls are rolling from back to front easily, and they have rolled front to back a few times, but not as often. I definitely can’t turn my head while they are on the changing table any longer. Still getting lots of laughs and smiles and also hair and jewelry pulling! Both girls were sharing one exersaucer, so we bought a jumperoo off Craigslist (funny, from another twin family!) and Jemma and Zoe are really enjoying their play time! The girls are continuing to sleep 12 hours a night but naps are still a challenge. Their pediatrician said babies their age usually need about 14 hours a day of sleep, so if 12 of those hours are during the night, naps won’t be very long. It’s a little challenging to get things done around the house with short naps, but I don’t think I’d trade it for a shorter night’s sleep.

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The girls had their six month check-up last week and they are doing well.

Jemma
Weight: 17 pounds 4.5 ounces

Length: 27 inches

Head circumference: 17.52 inches

Zoe
Weight: 15 pounds 10 ounces

Length: 26 inches

Head circumference: 16.73 inches

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This past weekend the girls were both baptized. Family and friends attended the baptism which occurred during the service at church that we normally attend and we all enjoyed brunch afterwards at one of our favorite restaurants. It was a good day all around as it was the same day as the Seahawks win.

We selected life verses for both girls.

For Jemma:
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

For Zoe:
Deuteronomy 6:5-6

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.

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We have been so blessed!!!!

I’ve tapered down to four pumping sessions a day, my plan was to give the girls breastmilk for six months, so I’ve made it past my goal. I was hoping to be done pumping by the time we go on vacation in early February, but likely will still be pumping 2-3 times a day by then. I’m happy to continue to give them a little bit of breastmilk daily, hoping they continue to be healthy and avoid all the bugs that have been going around.

I catch myself being amazed at how much babies changes from zero to six months! Jemma and Zoe are definitely little people with big personalities!

xoxo

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5 thoughts on “Six Months

  1. Man, I cannot believe they are already six months old! It really seems like it was just a few months ago that you were going in for your last transfer! Glad you’re all doing so well! They are both just beautiful!

  2. Oh my gosh, they are so precious! My little one started with sweet potatoes and it’s still one of her all time favorite things to eat! We started with homemade purees.

    Those teeth are a pain in the butt, but once they are in they start to look so human like! lol

  3. Cuties! So impressed with their 12 hours’ sleep–way to go, mama! We’re getting ready to dive into food (and we’re planning to do baby-led weaning, too), so it’s fun to read about your experiences. We better be prepared for the mess! Go Hawks! We’re rooting for you!

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