Can you believe they’re already four months old? Or that it has only been four months. Which is more incredible? When they were born they were only tiny little handfuls and now they are getting difficult to hold onto 2 at a time.
They have come so far in these four months, it’s a shame I haven’t gotten around to writing about them until now. They have absolutely dazzling smiles with cheek dimples and double chins and raised eyebrows. As they smile they often initiate a conversation, little buzzes in the throat and ahs and oohs. I noticed their first smiles within a day of each other when they were 7 weeks old, which was only about 2 weeks gestational age!
They play with their tongues a lot, seeming to taste the air with them. I love to see their tongues curling up into their mouths as they smile, sticking out to taste the world and getting ready to curl around when they nurse. They have the cutest little mouths and when they cry, they stick out their bottom lip far enough to park a small car.
When they are playing on their backs or getting their diaper changed, they energetically flex and straighten their legs. When they stretch out their arms, they barely reach higher than the top of their heads.
They have just started to look at each other and I caught Lola smiling at Katy a few days ago (Katy was looking elsewhere). They have flipped both from front to back and back to front, but so far don’t reliably do either. They are playing with toys, if you count looking at and batting with hands playing. Their favorite inanimate object is the monitor (which hums and slightly flashes its lights) next to the changing table, which they look at immediately and smile and coo at.
They lost most of their newborn inch long blond hair and have grown back a new centimeter of the same light color. Light enough that they are called bald by passersby. Their big eyes have lightened to a fairly bluish tint, which is pretty close to Ellie’s at this age. They have lost some of their milia, but still have some of the white freckles here and there. They have very soft and fair skin. It’s delectably kissable. Their baby cheeks and fuzzy heads feel like heaven up next to me.
As I write this they have nursed to sleep and are now sitting up in my arms, curled together with their heads within reach of kisses. And their blond eyelashes against their cheeks and their soft breathing in my ears. How lucky I am!