Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bailey making strides! Clapping and creeping

So Brooklyn has been a little ahead in the baby development game but Bailey is catching up! She started clapping this week and is starting to "creep" a bit now. (Creep is the term they use when a baby is moving around backwards and rolling around to get places but not really crawling forward yet.)

Sleep training is also going really well, the girls are starting to go down with minimal fuss, or no crying at all, for naps and bedtime.

Some cute pictures for your enjoyment:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Twin sale

Another successful twin sale. I spent just under $300 total. A few important things to highlight here:
  • Two convertible car seats for the other car (Britex marathon): $60 each, normally $200 to $250 each new
  • Two strollers/walking toys: $7.50, they sell new for $34.99 each
  • Fisher Price laugh and learn kitchen: $20, currently not sold in stores but updated model is $115 or you can buy this one as a collectible on Amazon for $119
  • Two two guitars for $1 each
  • A pink girls guitar for $12. Okay they are too young for this, but Darren tuned it and could actually play it and you know he will have fun teaching them someday to play guitar 
  • Mega blocks: $4, normally $25 ish
  • Brica baby mirrors for car: $1 each, normally $15 each
  • Some sippy cups and other baby plates/bowls
  • Tons and tons of clothes. And most of them matching. Watch out for an overload of adorable pictures soon.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Baby milestone - clapping!

Brooklyn started clapping this week. Check that one off the milestone list.

She is also trying really hard to sit up when she is laying on her tummy and I saw her pull up to her knees a few times in the crib. All of this happened in the same night after Darren left to do a job in Chicago. (When I told him and he asked, "geez, did I miss anything else?" I told him she also got her period and her first boyfriend. Big week.) Apparently if you leave for a day and a half, you miss a ton!

As for Bailey, well she is just adorable. And she'll hit her milestones in her own time!

Monday, March 10, 2014

9 month check up and interacting!

So the girls had their 9 month doctor check up.

Brooklyn: 18 lbs, 2 oz and 27 inches
Bailey: 17 lbs, 15 oz and 27 inches

This puts them both in the 50th percentile for height and weight for their adjusted age (compared to their actual age, it's in the 30th about). Doctor said they seem about four to five weeks behind developmentally due to being early and should be all caught up by age two or three. But doing super well and healthy and happy little girls!

Also, Bailey's head measures in the 90th percentile. hahahahaha.

They had an absolutely perfect and adorable weekend. They are really starting to interact with each other (some) so that is pretty cool. Lots of big belly laughs. Still doing really well eating. Actually I gave them peanut butter this weekend and no reaction yet so hopefully we dodged the peanut allergy bullet (not that we really have a family history other than my cousin's son).