Things are just going really great. The kids are sleeping 11 hours at night and their naps during the day have started to lengthen again. We are getting 1.5-2.5 hour naps! They’re still taking 4 naps a day, the first two are generally longer and the last two are short. I’m not sure how they’re going to transition to 3 but I have a feeling it will happen fairly soon and they’ll probably just do it on their own, like so many other things. Sleep training ended up taking about a week to totally settle in. One night one of them would sleep through and the other would wake and cry a little, then the next night they would switch. After about a week they were both sleeping through consistently. So incredibly happy about this! It feels so good to sleep through the night again.
They’re both so fun and smiley. The real giggles are still few and far between. I’m excited for when they laugh more easily. Ben hates being laid on his back and loves to sit up (while being held). Nora loves standing up or balancing on your hand. Ben spits up a lot, Nora hardly at all. Nora plays really well by herself, Ben wants to interact with you. Ben just started sucking his thumb sometimes during sleep (so cute). Nora sucks on her middle and ring finger (also so cute). Nora grabs everything in reach, including Ben’s shirt or hand. Ben sucks on everything in reach, including Nora’s arm or head. Ben laughs more than Nora. Ben’s smile takes up the whole bottom half of his face, Nora’s smiles show in her eyes.
And now, a million pictures as usual: