You guessed it, it is time for The Little Things Thursdays again! I just love doing these posts because it captures the snippets of our daily lives perfectly. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:
1. Rylin is not quite ready to roll over, but she began tolerating tummy time really well! She will stay on her tummy for at least 10-15 minutes without protest and pushes up on her arms. She is also sitting up with minimal support rather well.
2. Harper doesn’t care about rolling over either, but he thinks he may want to scoot away! When on his tummy, he also pushes up on his arms, but kicks his feet and pushes back a bit. In other news, Harper started cutting a tooth and boy did he have something to say about it! He’s been extremely vocal about his displeasure with this new tooth. Orajel is amazing stuff!
3. Nisey brought a Jumparoo over and it is Sydney’s new favorite past time. That girl LOVES to jump. She seriously jumps with enough force to get a bit of “air”. While jumping she giggles and grins the entire time. The other babies have given the Jumparoo a spin, but could take or leave it. Sydney being the quirky girl she is found a way to get around a bit too. Instead of scooting on her tummy, she inchworms backwards when laying on her back! I attempted to record this, but of course she was too camera shy to demonstrate.
4. Mason is a man on the move too. He’s been kicking and pushing while on his tummy enough to get a bit of locomotion. He can turn around from one place to another and often tries to nap toys from siblings.
5. With spoon feeds we’ve accumulated new gear and have zero storage space left in our kitchen. George snagged an old microwave cart from his dad and re-purposed it. He sanded it down and re stained it from blonde to a deep espresso. We then bought several yards of fabric and made panels to go around the bottom and conceal the clutter. We store it in the dining room, but can roll it into the kitchen as an island.
6. My hands have begun taking an elderly appearance in recent days. I wash A LOT of bottles, wash my hands a bazillion times a day, and slather hand sanitizer all over them too. At one point, my knuckles started cracking and bleeding. I began using thick moisturizers and wearing gloves to bed. Crazy, I know, but I was desperate. Then, Mom had some great advice. When I wash bottles, I now put a little Aquaphor on the dry spots before gearing up with my handy dandy kitchen gloves. It has worked wonders! Just as I figured this little trick out, I have four fewer bottles to wash per day. With all the spoon fed calories the babies take, they started refusing a bottle. We’ve officially gone from our original eight feeds (total of 32 bottles) to just four bottle feeds (total of 16 bottles)! This means we can probably toss bottles in the dishwasher from time to time too.
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