Kennedy Alexander Kyle (AKA Mr. Kennedy, The Aggressive one, The bigger brother)
Eating~ All I can say is this little man can eat! Kennedy started holding his own bottles a couple of weeks ago. Honestly, that helps me so much! He is very eager with his bottle. As soon as I bring it into the room he gets super excited! He GRABS it out of my hand and puts it into his mouth so fast!!! He is so funny! He loves loves loves his cheerios! He also loves yogurt and his baby cereal. I tried giving him a popsicle the other day because he was teething so bad. He HATED the cold feeling on his mouth!! He made the grossest face and looked at me like I was crazy!
Sleeping~ After about 1 1/2 months, I finally got them back on their sleeping schedule. Kennedy falls asleep really really good. I lay him down with his suckie and his blankets and he falls asleep. The problem with Kennedy however, is that he wakes up during the night. He was waking up at 4:30am but now he starts waking up at 6:30am. He wakes at 6:30am, 7:30am, 8am, then finally 9am when he is ready to get out of bed. When he wakes each time, he cries and I go (like a fool) and give him his suckie and his blanket. If I do not go then he will actually wake up and want to get up for the day. So I go in...set him up again and he falls back asleep for a bit. I am hoping this will slow down soon. I am just happy that he is not waking up in the middle of the night to feed!
Mobility~ Kennedy is starting to come around with his mobility. He army crawl when he really really wants something. He still rolls a bit. He is coming along though!
Playing~ Kennedy is our aggressive baby. He is a toy "hoarder" he takes all of the toys Dylan has and he puts them in a pile beside himself. He doesn't play with them all...he just wants what his brother has! When my friend came over with her son who is 2 weeks older then the boys, Kennedy did the same thing to him...except Corvin fought back!
Diapers~ I swear this kid thinks it is pure torture when I change him! I have to sit with him in front of me and my feet holding down his arms in order for him to stay still....and that hardly works! He clenches his butt cheeks and lifts his whole body up when I am trying to change him! It always ends in him screaming his head off! I wish there was a way for him to understand that the sooner we get it done, the sooner he can go and play again!
Funny Kennedy Story~ Kennedy is a "grabber" when we pick him up, he grabs a hold of ANYTHING that is near him. Most of the time it is his blankets that he hold onto for dear life! One time, we were in a store and all of a sudden Kennedy pulls out an Easter Egg that be brought with him. I asked Dallas if he gave it to him and he said no...Kennedy must have grabbed it himself before we picked him up and brought it with him!
Dylan Bruno Kyle (AKA Dylan bum, The sensitive one, The little brother)
Eating~ Dylan just started holding his own bottle as well. He is actually pretty good at it now! After he has a bunch to drink, he bites on the bottle so the formula sprays all over his face! He also loves his cheerios! If I put my hand in front of him with cheerios in it, he will grab them all!!! Then, he tries to get them all into his mouth! When we tried the popsicle with him (our neighbour Eduardo tried it) he loved it! He ate the whole thing!! Dylan eats a bit slower than Kennedy...which is nice! He doesn't choke nearly as much.
Sleeping~ What can I say about Dylan and sleeping? Well...if Kennedy thinks getting his butt changed is pure torture then Dylan thinks going to bed is pure torture! He cries and cries and cries!!! I lay him down, give him his suckie and blanket, and he cries. He turns over and goes up on his knees and rocks back and forth and cries. So, I give it a bit, go back and and repeat the process. It usually takes about 1/2 hour for him to settle down. But then, he sleeps all night. No waking at all! I blame it on the fact that he is going to be reaching some milestones soon...actually I think that is true for both of them. Their brains are learning so much that it is hard to settle down. No biggie really...it could be worse!
Mobility~ Dylan is our fast little army crawler! He escapes from baby jail with ease! He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth. He is so close to actually crawling! I love the fact that he is doing this before his brother. It seems that Kennedy always learns something new first.
Playing~ Poor Dylan. He is so sensitive. Gotta love him! Or course, his big brother steals all of his toys. Dylan doesn't try to get them back..he pouts and he cries. I try to explain to him that he has to stick up for himself or Kennedy is going to walk all over him, but he doesn't get it yet. It will come though...in time. There is a very small aggressive side to him though. He will try to take a toy of Kennedy but then Kennedy will steal it back and Dylan will get upset. In the end, this is something that they have to figure out themselves. Mommy is not always going to be there to stop them from doing things (unless they are in harm of course). They are twins and they will work it out themselves. They have a bond like no other. They know what is going on...Dylan knows that Kennedy is coming to steal his toys. Dylan will get it soon enough!
Diapers~ Diaper changes with Dylan are pretty good. He doesn't put up too much of a fight. I usually don't have to use my "monkey feet tactics" on him like I do with his brother!
Funny Dylan Story~ Dylan is our little investigator! He loves to look for itty bitty things on the ground. His favourite thing to crawl towards is wires! He is surprisingly quiet when he is on these missions, but we always catch him! Hmmmm... maybe he will be an electrician like his daddy!