January 9, 2013 · filed under twins

two months old

two months old (plus a day) #twins

The boys have changed so much in the last week or two.

Teddy:

  • Lost all of his hair (seemingly overnight?), was Mr. Clean bald for a few days, and then sprouted a nice, new layer of blond fuzz. I love to rub his soft little head.
  • Started smiling at us just in the last day or two. It’s the best!
  • Loves loves loves his pacifier and hates hates hates when it falls out of his mouth.
  • Sounds like a little sad puppy when he cries (usually because the pacifier has fallen out).
  • Has definitely had a growth spurt and looks to be the same size as Holden. They get weighed at the doctor tomorrow so we’ll find out which baby is fatter soon.
  • Only likes to poop once per day or so. (Sorry I’m talking about my kids’ poop.)

Holden:

  • Was the first to smile, at my DC-BFF, and oh my, it’s so cute. Sometimes he grins with his lips mostly closed and sometimes it’s a full open mouth smile.
  • Still has most of the hair he was born with. Not sure if it will fall out like Teddy’s did, or not? Babies are weird, man.
  • Is very mellow almost all the time. When he does cry, it starts softly and let’s be honest, I usually scoop to pick him up before it gets any louder. I don’t think you can spoil a baby this young.
  • Is definitely my snuggle baby. Both boys are snuggly, but Holden’s favorite thing to do it lay on your chest and take a nice nap. Usually with some snoring. (He also loves being put in the Moby or the Beco carriers for cuddly naps that still let you be productive.)

Both boys:

  • Are outgrowing their newborn clothes. We’ve still been dressing them in newborn and 0-3 month onesies, but they are starting to look like V-necks because they’re just too short!
  • Sleep in their room at night, sharing a crib. They still eat every ~3 hours so last night we put them down at 9, fed them at midnight, 3:30 am, and 6:30 am. Andrew set his alarm for 6:30 today but one of them started crying at 6:28 anyway.
  • Have grown so much in two months. It honestly blows my mind. Here are some comparison photos.

Teddy at two days old and Holden at one day old (not a great pic but shows you how tiny they were):

newborn mosaic

The boys yesterday, two months later:

two months old


22 Comments

  1. kris
    January 9, 2013 2:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, Janet — they do look like little men now! I love how they are always together in their pics — it’s so awesome to see them together. (I still can’t tell them apart!)

  2. RA
    January 9, 2013 2:31 pm

    Sigh, I love them. So glad we got to see you guys over Christmas!

    Kris, I can’t tell them apart, either! No matter. :)

  3. Janet
    January 9, 2013 2:40 pm

    Here are some subtle differences:

    Teddy has slightly darker/more olive-toned skin. Holden is more pale. (This is all relative; they are both pale just like Andrew and me!)
    Holden’s nose tilts up just a bit more than Teddy’s.
    Teddy’s lips point a little bit more downward and are a little bit thinner than Holden’s.

    Okay, now that I’m pointing them out, the differences are pretty small. :)

  4. Zan
    January 9, 2013 3:08 pm

    They are SO CUTE! They have the most adorable eyes. Can’t wait to meet them!

  5. Liz
    January 9, 2013 3:11 pm

    Wow, they’ve definitely changed a lot already! What cuties!

  6. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks
    January 9, 2013 3:22 pm

    You make beautiful babies. Seriously, very few two month olds are cute (I’m one of those who really isn’t into the newborn stage). Teddy and Holden defy my views on that!

  7. Janelle
    January 9, 2013 3:23 pm

    Holy cow, those are some adorable boys! It’s a good thing I don’t live nearby or I would eat them right up!

  8. Michelle
    January 9, 2013 3:26 pm

    Oh my gosh…they have grown so much even since your last post!! It’s amazing! My littlest one is 9 months old this week–it’s shocking how quickly the time goes!!

  9. J.A. from Amsterdam
    January 9, 2013 3:27 pm

    Janet they are just so heartbreakingly beautiful :) I am so happy for you darling!

  10. alison
    January 9, 2013 3:42 pm

    Wow, they just look so healthy and wonderful, I love it so much! I’m sorry Teddy is being troublesome about keeping that paci in his mouth but I promise he’ll get the hang of it if it’s really important to him ;) Keep up the good work Mama! How is your first day on your own going?

  11. Megan
    January 9, 2013 4:02 pm

    Ahh, they’re so gorgeous! I can’t wait to watch them grow (in a way that is actually less creepy than that phrase sounds, I promise).

  12. katelin
    January 9, 2013 4:17 pm

    aw they are getting so big and are just so precious.

  13. K
    January 9, 2013 5:21 pm

    I love v-neck onesie look on a baby. And little baby knees!

  14. jen
    January 9, 2013 6:02 pm

    how has it already been two months?! that flew by (i’m sure for you, too). this makes me nervous when i say – i still have 5 months, that’s forever!
    teddy and holden are so beautiful! and that’s fun they are starting to show little personalities already. When does Andrew go back to work?

  15. Aly @ Breathe Gently
    January 9, 2013 7:06 pm

    They’re growing like weeds!!!!!

  16. Alissa - MissC
    January 9, 2013 7:38 pm

    They sure do grow fast don’t they!? I love the new pics! Cooper is the same way with his pacifier, cries whenever it falls out. Sheesh!

  17. Shari
    January 10, 2013 10:25 am

    Aww – how did 2 months slip by so fast?
    They are beautiful babies!!!

  18. tori
    January 10, 2013 11:57 am

    Janet, that are amazing! They are starting to look like you!

  19. Elaine
    January 10, 2013 4:08 pm

    They are so cute!!!

  20. Anna
    January 11, 2013 5:47 pm

    Great pictures!!

  21. Suzanne
    January 12, 2013 3:49 pm

    They are growing and changing so fast!! So cute. <3

  22. Kristin
    January 15, 2013 11:32 am

    They are the most adorable boys ever! (minus my old boy child, heehee) They are beautiful! Happy 2 months!