Today my boys are three months old.
Dang. I can't even believe it.
They are observant babies, which is why they always look so solemn in pictures. Even if they're laughing and smiling, they stop and stare the second the camera comes out. They love to look at the camera.
They are wiggly babies. They're always running in place, scooting themselves around the inside of their crib, and punching and kicking each other.
They're snugly babies, almost to a fault. Almost. But not quite. They like to be held. Although recently they've both really taken to the swing, which I never used to use, but they like to sit in it and watch Travis and I move around they room. They'll start to fuss if we leave their eye sight though, which is pretty flattering. Sometimes they'll fuss no matter what I do, until I finally put them in the swing and they calm right down.
They love each other. It seems too early for them to know and love each other, doesn't it? But they love to look at each other and watch each other and they can already make each other laugh.
I wish I could take pictures of them breast feeding, since they lie facing each other - staring each other down, and they almost always hold hands while they're eating.
It's seriously the cutest thing ever.
Grey is, as my dad said, "the perfect baby." He rarely fusses, he puts himself to sleep (sometimes) and he eats and gains weight like a champ.
He almost always looks like he's just been caught in the middle of doing something he shouldn't be (see above photos) and he's recently taken to sucking on his fist or thumb constantly.
He's usually content to sit by himself and watch us, without having to be entertained. Especially if he has a blanket his lap to hold and chew on and try to fold.
He thinks patty-cake is hilarious, which I don't understand.
Micah is a little more high maintenance, but only a little. He likes to be held, especially by his daddy. He would rather we were playing, singing or reading a story than just letting him sit and watch us, but even if we let him sit quietly (like when we're trying to put him to sleep) he's really easily distracted by little things like light moving or the computer.
He is SO smiley and it requires almost no effort to get a little laugh out of him, especially when he's eating -since it always puts him in a good mood to have a full belly. He'll just smile, smile, smile and milk will run out of his mouth because he's too busy smiling to latch properly or swallow.
He can click his tongue now, which is pretty much amazing to me.
The above picture was one of the only ones that I managed to get that included a smile! They are happy and smiley, but they are too interested in the camera to smile when it's in front of them.
Hopefully the iPhone will remedy that a little, since it' pretty small and boring.
*Edit: Here is a little video of them, taken this afternoon.
3 months old! from Becky Pitcher on Vimeo.
And how about a vote for the birthday boys? (Travis wouldn't let me buy them real presents, since it's not really their birthday - and because we used up all our money this month on iPhones... so a vote will have to do.)