Friday, June 6, 2014

Five - Sister/Sister

I did my last comparison post when Kenley was six weeks old, she's now six months!  I find it so funny and interesting how the girls can be so different, yet so similar at the same time!


1 - Six Month Stats

Ashlynn
  Weight: 17lb 5oz
  Height:  24 3/4"

Kenley
  Weight: 16lb 1oz
  Height:  26"


Hysterical right.  At 4 months they weight virtually the same but differed by an inch (Kenley being longer). Kenley is still in the 50% for weight and I think also for height.  Ashlynn just barely made the charts for height and still barely does.  They'll be sharing clothes in no time!



2 - Sleep

Ashlynn (taken from her 26 week update)

"Getting better!  This whole week she started staying asleep when put down at 7pm.  She used to wake within an hour to eat again, but now she's falling asleep and staying that one until about midnight when she wakes to eat again.  Midnight snack.

Then she wakes around 3-4 and sleeps to 6ish.  Yesterday, she slept later than I did!  I heard the Husband taking the dogs downstairs and realized it was 6:30 and she wasn't up.  I actually went in and checked on her.  She woke 15 minutes later when the sun came up.  I hope this habit continues for a while.

Naps, while still short, have been easier too.  I seem to always catch her when she's ready and with the classical music on the sound machine she falls right asleep."

Kenley (as of this week, her 26th)

Most nights, when possible, we tag team bedtime. I take Kenley at 7pm to her room to nurse and Pete takes Ashlynn for jammies, teeth, and books (and bath if it's a bath night).  I nurse Kenley and by 7:30 she's usually asleep.  Sometimes she's still awake, but drowsy so I pop in the pacifier and rock her a bit then place her in the crib.  She immediately rolls to her side.  Occasionally, she'll roll over to her belly and wake herself up.  Mostly though she'll sleep on her side and eventually move to her belly a bit later.  

She typically wakes up around midnight-ish and I feed her again and she goes right back down.  Sometimes I have to go back in to pop in the paci, but she's usually asleep until about 4am. Paci popping doesn't work at this point and the only thing that does is nursing.  At this point, I bring her into our room and nurse her in bed before getting another 2 hours or so and then usually wake to her smacking me in the face around 6am.



No, you did not just have a de ja vu.  So much for the theory of having one bad sleeper means your next will sleep like a log for twelve hours straight.  The difference is, I'm now going to start night weaning.


3 - Food

Ashlynn

Ashlynn didn't start solids until 28 Weeks (I know, we were cruel, but I felt I needed to get the go ahead from her pedi).  She started with sweet potato and was taking just about 2oz

Kenley

Kenley started at 24 Weeks and has had sweet potatoes, string beans, carrots, bananas, avocado, applesauce, pears, oatmeal and adding squash tomorrow.  She eats twice a day roughly 2oz at a time, but definitely around 4 oz total for the day.  I'm probably going to start add in some faux BLW style frozen food at lunch to keep her entertained and busy while Ashlynn eats.


4 - Personality

It's actually kind of hard to remember Ashlynn.  We know she was happy and usually very serious when in new settings or with new people.  We called her an observer as she usually would hesitate to show happiness and take everything in first (pretty true to this day).  Ashlynn was a HUGE mommy's girl and would cry if someone else even held her.

Kenley is definitely a happy girl.  She's cranky when tired and hungry, typical stuff, and she doesn't seem to care for people getting right up in her face (me either).  Kenley is more social and is usually pretty happy being with others, especially if she is familiar with them.  She still can give a major stink eye that would make grown men feel small. 


5 - Photos!  

Okay, I know this is what you really came for!


I can't believe I even have one like this where they are in the same pose making the same expression!

Happy Friday, Friends!



23 comments:

  1. Wow that is so cool showing the direct comparisons! And you are bursting my delusional mommy bubble that I will have an amazing sleeper next time around lol!

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  2. My girls are 22 months apart and SO far seem pretty darn close in temperament and looks. I will be curious at 6 months how much they are alike/different. Love this. And your girls are ADORABLE as always!

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  3. They are DEF sisters no question about it!

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  4. It's crazy how similar yet different they look! Love hearing about how they compare at the same age too!! Such a fun idea!

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  5. Man, I love the beauty of the gene pool! So fascinating!

    The comment about her stink eye. SO funny.

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  6. They are both darling! I have a question I keep forgetting to ask! I remember when Ashlynn was nursing she was sensitive to dairy/soy and you had to restrict your diet while nursing. I was wondering if Kenley has had any of the same issues? I am expecting my second in November and was wondering if I should restrict my diet from the start or just wait and see what happens? Just wondering how you handled that! Thanks!

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  7. I absolutely love the comparison posts. I'm fascinated to see how similar and/or different siblings can be. I like to think that Mim will be the most chill, laid-back, easy baby ever since Mac was a "difficult" babe, but I have no idea. I doubt we'll get that lucky. :)

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  8. It's incredible to see how much they look alike! Oh man I am so not ready for no sleep. I wish I could backlog it!

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  9. SO cute!! Loved these. It's funny how sisters can look alike but in different ways. :) Both are just too cute

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  10. Gah, I love comparisons. And your girls are just too much, no matter what the age.

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  11. I love the comparison photos! How cool that you have similar photos of them smiling the same and sitting in the same positions! So cute!

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  12. I know! When I was scrolling through pics of Ashlynn at 6months I was so excited to see one on her chair, it wasn't until I looked back through K's I realized they were so similar!

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  13. I know you do! I love your comparison posts too!

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  14. I wish I could backlog it, Or cash it in to check out at the same time like take a 48hr wkd to catch up!

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  15. You never know! I really think it has a lot to do with the parenting style. If you are more relaxed the second time baby is too (?)... Which only proves I'mstill just as crazy!

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  16. I really should post a full update on this! Maybe I will :) Kenley didn't show any signs of intolerance from my diet. She had a few infant vomit episodes outside of regular spit up, but not enough to truly concern me (I think most were brought on by overfeeding) I could probably reduce my caffeine, but that doesn't even seem to show any signs. She recently started having some eczema flares, which I wonder if they could be diet related, but I'm having a hard time thinking the are related to MY diet, since she hasn't shown any digestive distress in the last 6 months (blood in stool, vomit, overly gassy, uncomfortable). I'm curious if it's something she's been eating, but I can't believe something like green beans or carrots would trigger that. The only other thing I could think would be her baby oatmeal, so I might eliminate that and see her skin gets better. Ashlynn suffers from it too, but only during the dry winter months. Seems abnormal for Kenley to show signs of it now.

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  17. It really is so cool to see! And girl has a mad stink eye, but she also has a smile that lights from within.... goes from 0-100!

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  18. Thanks! I love it too, it's funny because I forget a bit how Ashlynn was at this age. Was hysterical to read that her sleep habits were identical!

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  19. It really is fun to see how different and similar they can be.. I can't wait to see their personalities continue to emerge

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  20. Haha! You never know!!! I truly think it's because I'm parenting the same. Maybe a bit more relaxed about some things, but still fairly frantic over others :)

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