May has been a little less eventful, as far as adventures go. But we have passed a few milestones.
Drew and Harper began eating "solid" foods. They started with rice cereal, moved on to applesauce, and finished (so far) with peas. Contrary to what we thought, Harper is the one with the crazy appetite and love for food and Drew only mildly tolerates us giving him a few bites a night. Harper cries if we don't shovel the food in fast enough. Drew truly shudders when we manage to get food in his mouth. Harper has a technique all her own for eating...it reminds me of a dog lapping up water from a bowl. Drew has mad skills...he eats like a professional. Harper is upset when we run out of food for the night. Drew has the uncanny ability to dodge our attempts to get food to him (he looks down, turns his head, sticks out his tongue, and purses his lips tightly). I'm sure we will eventually find a food that Drew loves and then, watch out world!
Harper caught up to Drew and they both roll over from their backs to their tummies. Drew has developed a greater appreciation for tummy time, but poor Harper really hates it. As she is rolling over, she starts crying to get on her back. Darrell and I can't wait for them to figure out the tummy to back action!
They gave me the best Mother's Day present ever! They went to bed easily and early on the Saturday evening of Mother's Day weekend and slept in long enough that Darrell wasn't up at the crack of dawn. They even staggered their wake up times so Darrell could feed them both and let me sleep in until 8:30. I KNOW...that's sleeping in, now!
The week before Mother's Day, we each got sick, in varying degrees. I even got to take 2 days off from work because I was sick. Thank goodness neither Drew nor Harper got sick while I was ill, so we dropped them off with Janis (their baby sitter) and I slept most of both days. It was the first time (and probably last for a long time) that I slept without listening for babies.
Today, they turn 6 months old. It really is so hard to believe they have only been with us for 6 months. In so many ways it seems like far longer. And not in bad ways. It also has been just a blink of an eye. I can't believe how big they've gotten, and don't realize it unless I look at their baby-baby pictures.
|Harper on the left and Drew on the right (both photos)|
I don't really remember what it was like to just leave the house with Darrell whenever we wanted. Or sleeping until 11 every morning. Or having a messy house because I wasn't in the mood to clean. So even though so much has changed, I am so glad it has.