Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Twins ~ Four Months

So…I’m only 8 days late…but the twins are four months now!  Time really seems to be flying by.  I guess that’s because I’m busy, and as everyone {friends and strangers alike} keeps reminding me – I have my hands full!

Liberty jumped from the 3rd percentile to the 25th percentile in both weight and height, now measuring at 23.75 inches and 12 pounds 4 ounces.  Nehemiah also experienced a growth jump, now in the 75th percentile for height and the 50th percentile for weight.  He is a whopping 26 inches tall and 14 pounds 8 ounces!  (That puts him close to 2.5 pounds bigger than his older sis!)

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits

Both of my babies are very happy and easy going.  Liberty is dishing out a lot more morning smiles, and Nehemiah continues to be the smiliest baby I ever knew.  Liberty has a dimple when she smiles, and her blue eyes are more of a grey and sometimes hazel-y color. 

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits
Liberty is still trying to figure out what’s going on!

The twins enjoy being together, and they coo, jabber, and smile at each other, especially if they are facing each other.  Nehemiah likes to have his arms in motion, and often sets a hand down near Liberty's head.  Since he starting to grasp objects, he immediately clamps onto whatever is close by.  He often ends up with a fistful of hair or ear, causing Liberty to howl.

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits
He usually has his mouth open like this!

Both of my babies LOVE bathtime.  I get nothing but smiles and laughs!  They are both teething.  Nehemiah is drooling all over everything and chewing on anything, while Liberty just prefers to chew on her arm.  Liberty eats with her eyes closed, enjoying the experience.  Nehemiah is always wide-eyed and looking {and often smiling} at everything around him.  Sometimes I wonder how he manages to eat enough to gain weight!

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits
I thought this was my “one good shot” but Nehemiah ended up a little bit fuzzy!

Nehemiah rolled over for the first time at five weeks, but during the last month he has made it a consistent habit.  Liberty rolled over for the first time on July 29th.  Now she flips onto her belly almost as soon as I set her down.  She definitely makes it look easy.  Nehemiah has to kick and squirm a lot more in order to make it over… I guess he’s too fat!  They both love to stand up, too.

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits

Liberty and Nehemiah both love to watch mobiles or moving objects, even if it is “just” Elaine and Nolan!  They love to have attention and just be able to see someone.  They kick and squirm and flail their arms when they get excited, which is usually when someone comes and talks to them.  Elaine often gets to “babysit” while I am cooking or working on something, and she loves this job!  Nolan is enjoying being a big brother more and more, too. 

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits“Mom, can I hold her hand like this?”

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits
“How about a little kiss?”

Liberty & Nehemiah 4 month Portraits
This was the “big sister is jealous and wants in on the action” pose!

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