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Hunter & Jackson: Month 1 & 2 Update

I’m not sure how eight weeks have come and gone but we officially have two month old twins!  The first eight weeks of Hunter and Jackson’s life have been a whirlwind of feedings, naps, visitors and doctor’s appointments.  They have already changed so much from those little five pound babies I brought home from the hospital.  We already can’t imagine our lives without them.

Hunter and Jackson have rocked my world and I want to remember every moment with them, so I thought I’d write it down.  I thought I’d share these updates every few months with you guys so you can keep track of them too.

Here they are at one month…

And here is their two-month photo.  These are some pretty adorable two month old twins!

2 month old twins

Let’s get started!

 

Hunter & Jackson: 2 Month Old Twins

Jackson

Jackson was first born and the smaller babe.  He’s a good napper and the best cuddler.  I affectionately nicknamed him Butters in the hospital, which was short for Butterball.  He was born a few days before Thanksgiving and something about his slightly yellow skin made me think of a turkey.  I was pretty loopy when I came up with it, but somehow it just stuck.  Poor kid!

Jackson is generally a calmer baby and can chill out in his bouncy chair.  However, if he something starts bothering him he gets angry pretty quickly and it can break your heart.

I call him our drama baby because he makes a lot of funny faces.  He’s either really happy or really sad.  In just minutes his face will show joy, disgust, hurt and then happiness again.  It is almost like he is telling a story.  He also seems to observe the world and take everything in.

My family says he looks like me!

2 month old twins

Jackson started showing real smiles around 8 weeks and I can’t wait to get more from this sweet boy.

 

Hunter

Hunter was second born and a bit bigger.  From birth he’s had these adorable cheeks, so he got the nickname Sweet Cheeks in the hospital.

He loves to eat, but his severe acid reflux has given him and us a run for our money over the past two months.  He’s already been on two different types of medicine to try to treat it and it is a bit better, but he still screams in pain when he eats sometimes.  He loves to be carried and spends a lot of time in my carrier to help soothe him.  Sometimes he screams and we can’t get him to stop though which is hard for everyone.

Hunter started intentionally smiling around 6 weeks and when he’s not hurting, he is such a fun babe.  He loves to kick, laugh and show off.  He is really strong and already has lots of leg and core strength.  When you put him down for tummy time he can almost even push his bottom up.

The Hubs Mom pulled out baby pictures and Hunter looks a lot him when he was a baby.

2 month old twins

This strong boy has big things ahead for him and I can’t wait to see what they are.

 

Size

Both babes have nearly doubled in size!  Here they are at the hospital.

And here they are as 2 month old twins.

2 month old twins

Hunter (right) weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and at his 8-week appointment weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces.

Jackson (left) weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and weighed 10 pounds, 10 ounces at his 8- week appointment.

Both babes have gained weight rapidly, which was such a blessing since they were preemies.  The doctors told us they were perfect at our last visit and didn’t need to come back for 8 weeks!

 

1 & 2 Month of Old Twin Likes

 

  • Stroller Rides

  • Being Held

 

  • Their Airplane Mobile

  • Balloons

  • Lullabies
  • The Playmat

 

1 & 2 Month of Old Twin Dislikes

  • Going to bed
  • Getting dried off after a bath
  • Photoshoots

 

 

Firsts

  • Doctor’s Appointments
  • First Shots
  • First Walks

 

  • First VisitorsBoth of our families have visited at least once and nearly all of our friends have stopped by!

 

 

1 & 2 Month of Old Twin Favorites

  • SnugaMonkey BouncerWe actually have two sets of these on the main floor of our house and in the nursery.  They rest, eat and often sleep in these.  The incline helps their reflux.
  • Changing Table The boys for some reason LOVE their changing table.  We got an extra one for the main floor of our house and the basement.  They laugh and giggle on the table. 
  • Baby Play MatWe call this “the playground” and try to get the boys on it to play after each feeding.  They are just starting to notice it more and interact with it!
  • ErgoBaby Carrier The only way to calm Hunter down a lot of time is to carry him.  We have an Ergobaby carrier and also picked up this inexpensive one that is surprisingly nice for the price.  
  • StrollerThe twins love going for walks in the bassinet in their stroller.  We were gifted this one and simply adore it.  There aren’t a lot of options for a versatile twin stroller, so this one is perfect.
  • Halo Sleep Sack SwaddleWe’ve been putting the twins in Halo Sleep Sacks since the hospital and I think it really helps them sleep.
  • Gas Drops The babies have been pretty fussy and we’ve found these gas drops help.
  • White Bandana BibThe twins are always spitting up, so these white bandana bibs keep me from having to change their outfits constantly.  I had a bunch of different color ones, but I got the white because it always matches their outfit.
  • Hunter’s Favorite Pacifier
  • Jackson’s Favorite Pacifier

 

Things I Want to Remember

  • The way Hunter snorts when he eats.
  • The way Hunter burrows his head into your chest.
  • How Hunter pushes his legs up to “stand” when you are holding him.
  • How animated Hunter’s hands are.
  • The way Jackson turns his head to the side and pursed his lips.
  • How Jackson seems to be watching his Brother.
  • The way Jackson would “smile” in his sleep.
  • Jackson’s range of emotional faces.
  • This moment…

 

These babies are growing so fast! It’s crazy I’m the Mom to two month old twins and I still can’t believe they are mine.  I’m looking forward to seeing the changes that come in the next few months.  They are such a joy and I’m so happy to be their Mom.

 

Have you missed any Hunter and Jackson news?  Catch up here…

 

If you missed any of the pregnancy journey you can catch up here…

By | 2019-01-24T15:15:26-04:00 January 25th, 2019|Fun, The Twins|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. […] Plus everything from the month’s 1 and 2 post! […]

  2. Dee February 4, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Love to hear about how you’re healing and feeling too! Are you pumping/nursing?

  3. Lisa Ballantyne January 28, 2019 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    They are so adorable! Hard to believe they’re already 2 months old! Thank you for allowing us to share your journey from your pregnancy days until now!

  4. Farrah January 27, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    They’re so cute! I can’t believe how much time has flown by already either–they’ve gotten so much bigger already! <3

  5. Ann Gardner January 26, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Can’t get enough of those babies. Blessings to you all.

  6. susan r rawls January 25, 2019 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    They are so cute!

  7. Wendy January 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    They sure are cute and growing fast! I’m glad that you are enjoying motherhood!

  8. Nancy Melendez January 25, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Adorable baby boys GB!

  9. Jennell Rogers January 25, 2019 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Both little guys are so very precious. I said from the first time I saw the pictures that Jackson looks like you. Easy to see

  10. Heather Brown January 25, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh how adorable! I love seeing them grow. I sure hope this medicine works and he can get better because gosh reflux is terible! I’d love to hear how you are!!

  11. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 25, 2019 at 8:10 am - Reply

    The boys have gotten so big!! Obviously they’re growing but seeing a picture when they were just born compared to now is when it’s so telling. Poor Hunter with the reflux 🙁 Hopefully some medicine can help him out so he can be a happy baby all the time.

    I hope you’re doing well postpartum Julie!

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