Oh, but they are growing up so fast. Our new favorite thing is that they love to grip and grab (our clothes, their clothes, burp cloths, etc.). They still won't touch their rattles, but we're getting there.
-oodle (n.): A suffix that can be added to any letter to make a normal word (beginning with that particular letter) into a baby word.Examples: Doodle (for diaper). Noodle (for nap). Poodle (for poopie). Usage: "Okay, time for a noodle. Who needs a fresh doodle? Anyone have a poodle?"
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as of 1/08/10 Tanner = 31 lbs., 5 oz. Jane = 29 lbs., 15 oz.
In case you care, their heights as of their second birthdays were 37-3/8 inches (Tanner) and 36-7/8 inches (Jane). If the old wives' tale is correct (you multiply their height at age two by two to get their height as an adult), Tanner will be almost six foot three as an adult and Jane will be almost six foot two. We'll see about that.
Collected Words of the Day
Boo (n.): A baby. Usage: "The twins are the cutest boos ever!" Freshie (n.): A clean diaper or a baby. Usage: "Hi, freshies. Who needs a freshie?" Beastie (n.): A baby (usually female) who is threatening to wake up and stay up all night long. Usage: "Oh, great. The beastie is starting to stir." Wide (adj.): When a baby is completely awake and shows no signs of falling asleep. Usage: "Is he still awake?" "Wide." Slits (adj.): When a baby is almost completely asleep but is keeping at least one eye open a crack, as if not wanting to give in to sleep, not wanting to miss a thing. Usage: "Is she still awake?" "Slits." Fluffernutter (n.): A baby with clean, fluffy hair. Usage: "Who's a little fluffernutter fresh out of the bath?" Variant: Fluffer. Fluff. Preshie (n.): A precious baby. Usage: "Who's my little preshie?" The Shake-Off (n.): When a baby refuses a pacifier by keeping her mouth open and just shaking her head around it, as if taunting us that she is about to take it and settle down but then doesn't (we think it's Jane's version of back talk). Usage: "She's giving me The Shake-Off, but dammit, I'll get her to take this paci if it's the last thing I do." Breast head (n.): Similar to bed head, the state of a baby's hair on the side of his head after breastfeeding (usually messy and sticking up). Usage: "Check out Tanner's breast head!" Licky (n.): A baby who constantly licks his lips, usually after something (a medicine syringe, a paci, a bottle) has been in his mouth or after emerging from the bath. Usage: "Are you being a licky after having some Maalox?" Lollipop (v.): To let a pacifier dangle out of the mouth before sucking it back in. Sometimes the pacifier falls completely out of the mouth, in which case the baby pretends she meant to do that and then cries a half second later for the pacifier. Usage: "Please, Jane, please -- lollipop for us!" Variant: Lolli. Fists (adj.): When a baby clenches his or her fists (as perhaps a sign of tension), usually when feeding or bathing. Usage: "Tanner was all fists during the morning feeding today. Actually, he's all fists during every feeding, at least at the beginning." ABM/ABD (n.): Stands for "anything but Mom" and "anything but Dad." When a baby chooses to look at anything but a parent, refusing to make any eye contact and acting as if his/her head is on a swivel. Usually during a burping. Usage: "Jane, what are you looking at?" "ABM." Little Hoo(n.): Stands for "Little Houdini." The nickname for a baby when he or she manages to get out of the tightest swaddle ever (including the Miracle Blanket) and then usually sports a self-satisfied grin with pride. Usage: "Well, good morning, Little Hoo. Did you get out of your swaddle again?" Rump roast(n.): A baby who curls up in his crib with his rump all rounded and soft from a huge overnight diaper, a fleece sleeper, and a sleep sack. Usage: "Tanner is being a total rump roast in his crib right now."Variant: Rumper. Roaster. Tiny(n.): A baby, often premature, who is incredibly small at birth. Usage: "Remember when you guys were tinies and we could carry you both at the same time?" Cleave (n.): A baby who is showing what could be his cleavage if he were an older female or just fatter as he army-crawls around the room and his shirt's neckline gets pulled down lower and lower.Usage: "Hi, Cleave. Are you enjoying the breeze on your chest?"