We're 5 Months Old!

How time flies - the A-Team is 5 months old!

Austin and Addison keep getting more and more fun! Both love to laugh and smile - especially at the other one. One of my favorite things in the world is watching how one lights up when the other comes into the room. They already have that special bond. Austin and Addison love to grasp onto anything and explore it. One of Austin's most loved pastimes is trying to put his whole hand in Addison's mouth. Addie doesn't seem to mind it since Austin's hand is the perfect chew toy. Several times John and I have caught them holding hands. To us it means that they really love each other. I'm sure that it's really just a game of baby tug-of-war. Austin and Addie do like to snuggle with each other still and are perfectly content just hanging out.

A couple of weeks ago John and I decided to drop the 9:00 dream feed. This means we now put the twins to sleep around 7:30. They sleep through the night and more often than not, we have to wake them up in the mornings. I love having sleepers! Addison is a mover and shaker in the crib and never ends up in the same spot we put her down in. She loves sleeping on her tummy curled up next to her sock monkey. Austin has become a side sleeper with the occasional tummy sleeping night. He stays in the same place in his crib but usually rotates 180 degrees. During the day, the twins still take 3 pretty good naps which allows me to get some work done.

Rice cereal has become a favorite meal around the Rosenbaum household. It's all we can do to get it into Addison's mouth fast enough without her crying for more. We're getting ready to add oat and barley cereal to the menu. Hopefully it's a hit!

We are estimating that Austin is in the 15 pound range. I definitely know he's getting harder and harder to carry in his car seat! He eats between 5-7 ounces per feeding, along with his rice cereal. He is extremely quick to smile and is generally pretty easy going. However, he can get overwhelmed in big groups or gets cranky when he misses naptime and has perfected a loud, soul-wrenching cry. Austin loves to stand on our laps and can roll back/front and front/back. He has 2 teeth that have recently made their debut. Other than a little fussiness, Austin did great bringing in the new teeth!

Addison is going to be our little athlete. She LOVES tummy time and pushes up to check out the world around her. Addie also likes to roll everywhere. The other day she was on her mat and the next thing I knew she was stuck under our side table. Addison is always kicking or waving her hands around - so active! She also likes to stand on our laps - that always elicits the biggest smiles! Addie is probably a little over 12 pounds now. She eats between 5-6 oz each feeding and inhales her rice cereal. I bet she's excited about starting solid foods next month.

I have reached the point where I am ready for them to stop growing so quickly. I swear, everytime I turn around they are doing something new. I'm pretty sure that Austin is bigger every morning when I go into the nursery to wake him up. Unfortunately I am not great at physics and haven't mastered freezing time. I'll just cherish all of the snuggles and smiles now before they become my little grown ups!