Monday, March 14, 2011

5 Months

I can't believe that Carter and Emma are already 5 months old! I guess time really does go by even faster the second time around!

Carter and Emma have such different personalities. Carter is such a funny guy, he loves to laugh and is so easy to get a smile out of. Carter is also such a flirt and always cocks his head and looks away briefly whenever he smiles, it just melts my heart! On the flip side when Carter is tired or hungry he will let you know as loudly as possible! He can also be quite stubborn and even if he's exhausted will fight sleep and scream and scream before finally giving in. Carter still wants nothing to do with cereal or some of the homemade baby food I've made. I don't really push it and will often give him a little spoonful while I feed Emma, but he often just pushes it away or spits it out. Carter is now taking 4-6 oz every 2-3 hours, but will go longer stretches at night. Carter is still such a Mommy's boy and I love it! His eyes always light up when he sees me!

Emma on the other hand is more serious. She takes in everything around her and will laugh and smile but makes you work a lot harder for it. Once you get Emma laughing she usually will break out the best belly laugh! Emma has the worst case of stranger anxiety and cries every time someone stops to talk to her! Emma unlike Carter loves to eat and every morning she eats a serving of veggies, then some oatmeal, and then after that she usually wants a bottle as well! Emma only takes 4oz every 2-3 hours, but will usually sleep through the night. Emma usually just needs to be swaddled and given her binkie and then she'll go to sleep, which is fantastic since it takes 1.5-2.5 hours to get Carter to sleep!

Both babies are finally starting to become aware of one another and will stare at and "talk" to one another. They are both reaching for toys and will roll from side to side but neither of them as rolled over yet. They both get a kick out of Grace and even laugh when she is being to rough with them!

They are growing so fast!
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