Monday, March 15, 2010

Roly Poly

I knew this would happen eventually....
We were wanting the boys to start rolling over knowing they'd be able to move around. Moving around seems like an understatement. Lucas still only rolls when it suits him but Ethan doesn't sit still anymore. Tonight, changing his dirty diaper became a two man job. Getting him dressed takes about 10 minutes. You lay him down, he's on his belly in seconds. You roll him over, unsnap the onesie, he's onhis belly. You get him on his back again, start to take the onesie off and he's on his belly again. 9 times out of 10 it's funny. There's always that 1 time that is such a struggle that makes you want to scream.

Ethan's sleeping on his belly. It took me a while to get used to it and be comfortable with it because of all the crazy warnings you get about babies on their bellies. Guess what doc, he likes sleeping on his belly. He's comfortable there and even if I move him, he rolls right back so what are you gonna do? He wins. As soon as you put him down in the crib on his back, he rolls right over. The past week or so he's been getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. He really wants to crawl! He must find being on all fours easier in the crib that on the floor because he's found on all fours more so in his crib. He's all smiles about it though. When we walk in to get him up from sleeping, he always greets you with an ear to ear smile.

Lucas is funny. He laughs A LOT. He has such a sweet smile (still completely toothless). He's smart but lazy. He only does what he needs to do to get what he wants. Prime example...finger foods. He's perfectly capable of getting food to his mouth via his own hands. However, he prefers to make you do it. I'll put a puff or yogurt melt in my hand for him to grab but he doesn't grab it. He can. He has. But instead he takes his mouth to my hand and picks it up with his mouth. Smart. Gets what he wants but doesn't want to put it in his mouth on his own. Lazy :)

We're having issues with sharing. Thankfully, Lucas doesn't mind sharing. Ethan thinks all toys are his and if he sees a toy being held out for Lucas or sees Lucas playing with something he reaches out and steals it. He takes things right out of Lucas' hands. Sometimes Lucas takes it back but most of the time he just finds a different toy. I'm glad Lucas deals with it this way instead of crying....which I know is going to come soon enough. Lucas does however, cry when Ethan is being held by Mommy and he's left sitting. They are definitely showing signs of jealousy. I find that hard to deal with some times because I do not want to show favor to one over the other or unknowingly neglect one. This is my biggest struggle with twins. I'm always wondering if I'm not spending enough time or giving enough attention to one. I know I'm doing the best I can and it will work itself out, but it doesn't stop me from worrying.

Aside from being down sick for 5 days with sinus crap, that's what's been going on around our house. Oh and minivan shopping. Oh yes, it is happening. Eventually we will be proud owners of a Honda Odyssey. I'm excited for space!

1 comment:

Alicea said...

Kyle just started doing that belly roll during diaper changes, too. Actually he started this a few weeks ago. He thinks it's hilarious and it does take a while to change him now. I find distracting him with something usually helps - we hang a mobile above the changing table or I'll sometimes even change him in his crib.

Kyle has slept on his belly since day one and he's been fine. He still sleeps on his belly and I don't think he'll ever change. Whatever makes him comfy!