Monday, January 9, 2012

6 Weeks

We've survived another week of twin and toddler parenthood! Nathan and I have somehow managed to keep up with Ezra and Elliott's constant need to eat, while finding a way to keep Eliza entertained. Success!
These babies continue to drink an obscene amount of breast milk. According to our feeding chart for suggested milk intake, Ezra and Elliott eat nearly double the recommended amount of milk, but I'm not worried about the possibility of them eating too much. I consider the suggested amount just that--a suggestion.

With all of that milk, it is no wonder they are growing at such a rapid pace. They are so much bigger today compared to the photos taken just two weeks ago. I'm hoping they'll soon gain enough weight to reach the milestone where they sleep more than two hours at a time; 12 feedings a day is really wearing us out! They are wonderful babies, though, so Nathan and I really have nothing to complain about.

 Now that they are both fuller in the face, it is difficult to tell them apart! We have found one foolproof way to differentiate between them: Ezra's left ear is different! It's a subtle difference, but it has come in handy during moments of confusion. When their eyes are open, there is no doubt as to who is who. A sleeping baby is another story though....
(Elliott on the left; Ezra on the right)


  1. What cute boys! I LOVE those chubby cheeks.. they scream to be kissed! Enjoy those baby snuggles... and I'll be praying for more sleep for all of you.

  2. Loving the pictures!! I like a baby who can put away the milk :) (or babies as the case may be!)

  3. They are so sweet. Benton ate twice the recommended amount of breastmilk. But he was super healthy so I think the babies know what they need. You guys are doing great.

  4. they're getting so handsome! I've said it before and I'll say it again-- you're my hero.

  5. Oh my goodness! I've officially lost the temporary ability of telling them apart. Not cool Dave. :( That's okay, I'm so glad they are chubby and delicious and I can't wait for Anna to get here and for them all to play together!

  6. Hello! I found your blog while doing some research on baby names - Ezra and Eliza are two of my favorites! You have such a lovely family!

    I simply had to comment and ask you a blog-related question though: What is the font you use for your post titles? It's beautiful and I simply must know the name of it.

    Thanks! :)


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