Milly’s Ninth Birthday

Milly was born at 1:10 AM on this day nine years ago. At 1:10 AM today, Tristen and I had just finished giving the boys their late night bottles and were taping Happy Birthday streamers across Milly’s door to trap balloons there so when she opened the door they would spill in on her. It was Tristen’s idea, and she remarked that if Milly happened to get up at like 3 AM to go to the bathroom and open the door, it might be terrifying to have things unexpectedly fall on you in the dark like that. We took that chance. Fortunately, Milly didn’t open her door until about 6:30. I heard her get out of bed and had the …

Four-Month Checkup

I suppose I could have held off on the four-month update to include the four-month checkup, but I did not, mainly because it would have been after their four-month birthday, so it wouldn’t have been very precise, would it? The boys are doing great. They both weigh in at 12.8 pounds, up 0.6 from just over a week ago when we weighed them at Tristen’s parents’ house. Fawkes is 23.75 inches and Phoenix is 23.5. That’s the first time ever that Fawkes has measured above Phoenix, although as close as it was, it could have just been that Fawkes didn’t have his foot quite¬†flat. Compared to other kids their age, they’re both on the chart at about the fifth percentile, …

4 Months In

The boys are four months old now, so what’s new with them? In the last week or so they’ve been better about grabbing things. They’ll sometimes put their pacis back in their mouths, if it’s not too far off. They can’t grab them and put them back in yet, and they’re as likely to pull them right back out because they don’t know to let go, but it’s something. Fawkes is pretty good at rolling over onto his back if we put him on his tummy. Phoenix can do it some, but being on his tummy mostly just irritates him. They’re both pretty vocal at times. Phoenix, in particular, was sitting on my stomach before we got out of bed …