Well, we have finally done it. We made the commitment to switch the babies from a 5 bottle/2 meal + 2 snack schedule to a 4 bottle/3 meal + 1 snack schedule. Now I know this may not be earth shattering news but it took me quite awhile to figure out how it was all going to work out. I had a feeling they were getting ready for a change - but I was nervous going from 3 naps to 2. And selfishly, mostly because I dug their long nap from 2:30-4pm every afternoon because it seemed it was the only time I could shut everything down and maybe nap a little while myself.
But after their mid day nap kept growing shorter and shorter, and Quinn was really only taking 3 out of her 5 bottles anyway, we decided to make the change.
So far, so good. I have been most concerned about Ryan and his naptimes - that boy can sleep! He goes from 7:30-6:45 almost every night and still enjoyed his 3 naps. The first or second night we made the change, he fell asleep right during his dinner solid feeding. I mean, flat out GONE.
Matt looked at me and was like "is he faking it?". And I looked over and he had a combo of drool and sweet potatoes running out of his mouth and no, I was pretty sure he was not "faking it".
|Road trip to Austin!|
|The car packed for 1 day and night in Austin. Geez.|
|The paci stealer - now one isn't enough. We must steal two.|
|Must play with the same toy. This is the daily favorite.|
|Quinn just looks mad that I interrupted her playtime for picture time.|
|My crawling fools. There is no stopping them.|
|Quinn takes a rare moment to smile for the camera.|
|When I see pics like this, it's no wonder that the child can't eat more - look at those chub cheeks! |
|If you look closely, you can see remnants of the cold/runny noses that Ryan, Quinn, and I have been passing back and forth for the last 3 weeks.|
|Quinn pulls herself all the way up now on EVERYTHING. Ryan is not happy with this new trick.|
|Recovering after his brief meltdown. I think he was just tired.|
|Babyproofing at it's best.|
|What did I do, Mommy?|
|Yay, rodeo time!!! Ryan has a new thing where he cheers with his arms raised all the time. He also is starting to wave and clap his hands together. And now he understands to clap after we clap - precious!!|
|The only family pic from the rodeo. Mom was off her camera game on Saturday.|
|See? Same toy, all the time. But at least this day they were sharing the space and the toy instead of trying to shove the other away. Baby steps :)|