Thursday, October 13

Time flies

I know I'm not saying anything new here, but HOLY COW, can time go any faster?

It's already mid-October.  Fall is here.  The temperature is dropping.  Colby is gearing up to be Woody for Halloween.  I'm mere weeks away from going back to work.  Seriously?  That was ages and ages away not too long ago.

Anywho... the girls are 4.5 months old.  They're cooing and smiling and rolling (& rolling & rolling & rolling).  I'm beginning to realize how skewed my vision of the infancy stage is/was due to Colby's prematurity.  The girls are 4.5 months... they both have teeth (buds) and they both roll front to back & back to front.  At first I thought they were SO young and advanced because Colby's first tooth appeared at 8 months and he finally rolled back to front somewhere around there to.  But then I remember the whole adjusted age & corrected age thing and realize that they're really not so different.  4.5 months vs. 5.5 months corrected for Colby.  BUT THEN I remember the girls were premature too so really corrected they're like 3 months, so really I don't know what to think.

Except that time is speeding up.

The girls are real babies now.  They're not squishy newborns anymore.  And they haven't really be for awhile.  They have personalities and wants.

Really, I don't know what to say except that I cannot believe that they're so old already.

Both girls are still in our room right now next to the bed.  We moved Colby into his room right around 6.5 months or 3.5 corrected, so I'm not sure when I'm going to be ready to shake things up.  On average they go to sleep around 8pm & then wake around 1 or 2am.  I feed then they go back to bed and are up again around 4 or 5am & they eat again.  Then they're up for the day around 6:30 or 7am.  During the day they take about a 45 minute nap around 9 or 10, a 1-2 hour nap around 1pm, and then another quick nap around 5 or 6.  Colby loves them to death still, so I'm very happy we got through this stage without jealousy.  :)

And we've been busy.  All 3 of my brothers and my mom have birthdays in September.  We had cookouts and family parties like crazy from August to September.  We did A Day Out With Thomas & apple picking this past weekend.  Tomorrow my brother flies in from Texas and we have my other brother's Engagement Party in NY this weekend.  We've been walking and painting and cooking and having a (n exhausting) blast.

Apple Picking

Pumpkins pre-hay ride.

Enjoying an apple in the orchard.

Someone needed an emergency change.

Zoe thinking we're all crazy.

 A Day Out With Thomas

Loving the train ride

Zoe being cuddly with Grampy

And Syd hanging with Daddy

I'm working hard to soak in every minute I have with these kiddos at this age.  Each day they get more and more fun and funny, but I don't want to miss things as they are.  :)


sunflowerchilde said...

Your kids are really adorable. And they all seem to be happy kids, too!

Leah said...

It really does go so fast. I'm always amazed at just how long I've been a mom!
The pics are adorable. Your kiddos are getting so big. :)

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

So sweet!!! Keep them in your room as long as you can!!! I'm so glad you are loving every exhausting minute of it!!! It surely FLIES by!!!