Holy cow our boys are already SIX MONTHS. We just had our six month check up at the doctor's office and the boys are doing well. Despite both of them (and us) being sick with nasty colds, they were pretty healthy. MacKay weighed in at 18 lbs 12 oz & 26.5" in length. And Oscar weight in at 19 lbs 6 oz & 27" in length. They both are in or above the 75th percentile. Quite a jump from being in less than the 3rd percentile when they were born. They've done a nice job catching up in these 6 months. And they both were real troopers with their shots. As always they were a bit miffed at the three jabs they got... but once we picked them up and gave them some lovin' they were back to their normal happy selves.
They're growing like weeds and are in size 3 diapers and have now moved onto their size 9-12 month clothing - tho some of their 6-9 month stuff still fits. They're sitting up and rolling around like champs too. I quite frequently look away for a few seconds and they are a few feet from where they were when I had last seen them. And they've been on 2 cereal feedings a day now for the past week and are doing quite well with that..... bring on the flavorful fruits and veggies :) MacKay is a hoot to feed as he is like a little bird squawking at you if you can't shovel it in fast enough for him.... and then there is poor little Oscar who doesn't quite get it. Unfortunately he has his tongue working against him - it is so huge for his mouth and he loves to roll it around in his mouth and push everything out that we try to shove in. Not to mention he doesn't "open up" for his spoonfuls like MacKay does either - he would much rather slurp it off the spoon with pursed lips.... which makes for a VERY long feeding with Oscar. But we're not giving up - we're hoping that when we start fruits and veggies this weekend that he'll be more apt to "open up" for us. And I think we should be seeing the signs of teeth any day now.
Daddy had to run off to Iowa yet again overnight (but came back early to our surprise) so Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Dean came up to visit and help out for a day. They even got to help out with one of the cereal feedings.... tho MacKay was having an off day and was a bit crabby which is uncharacteristic for him during cereal time. But they had a ton of fun playing with Dean and Bonnie and getting spoiled rotten with hugs and kisses.
This weekend Grandpa Gary and Terri are going to swing by on their way through town. They're coming back from their AZ place and heading back up to the lake place in Duluth for the summer. It's been a while since we last saw them - will be interesting to see their shock at how big the boys have gotten.
Well as always, some pictures of the boys.....
MacKay has developed this new love of "spitting" and making motor boat sounds. Here he is on Daddy's lap making some noise and an amazing amount of drool
Oscar with a rather fowl and tough look on his face.... we're pretty sure he's going to be our future little linebacker.
Some pictures from when Grandpa Dean and Grandma Bonnie came up to "play". They were dressed in outfits they got from Bonnie and Dean this last Christmas. Cute little Addidas outfits (Bjugan, are you proud or what?)
And like father like son..... (referring to previous pictures where Daddy Chris likes to mess with the boy's hair and make "faux-hawks" and Alfalfa do's)..... Grandpa Dean just couldn't help making a crown of rings for the boys to wear. MacKay wasn't a big fan and kept ripping it off his head... but Oscar wore it with pride
I LOVE THESE JEANS. Here are the boys in some adorable little jeans they got for Xmas from Dean and Bonnie. I just love the way their little butts look in them. We'll definitely have to pick up some more pair in some bigger sizes cuz they are just too cute.