Friday, March 21, 2014

Comparing kids

I know that I am not supposed to be comparing my kids but it is SOOOOO hard not to! I find myself constantly looking back at Henry's blog to see what he was doing at Spencer's age. I am always saying stuff like, Henry never did this or Henry was always doing that. People ask me all the time if they look alike as babies and I feel like they do and they don't. So I wanted to do a quick comparison of my two babies at five months old.

Similarities -

Henry and Spencer both love to roll. (Not sure how to handle tenses here, past/present? I'll go with present because it it easier, just go with it ;) They are very mobile rolling from belly to back and back to belly with no problem. They both seem about ready to crawl at five months. Henry didn't actually crawl until about seven months so maybe I have some more time before Spencer does ;) Both are very vocal. Henry had a few more sounds at this point than Spencer does and Henry had started "saying" mama by five months. Both love baths, walks, and excersaucer time. They both have issues with bottles at times. Spencer is better than Henry was but she still has her days when she just doesn't want to eat. We'll see what happens when we try rice cereal in a few weeks! They both have amazing blue eyes :)

Differences -

Henry was such a colicky, cranky baby when he was little. There would be hours on end in the evenings when he would just cry and nothing we would do could help. We ended up singing and dancing with him just to keep him calm. Spencer is way more happy. There are very few times when she gets really upset. For the most part, she is a very happy little girl with such an easy going attitude. The only times that she has gotten really cranky were when her daddy was gone for the night ;) Daddy's girl all the way! Henry slept in his bassinet for a good three to four months before moving to his own room. He was very comfy in that little space. Spencer lasted in the bassinet for only a couple of days. This girl likes her space. Henry was done being swaddled after the first six weeks or so. Spencer still loves being swaddled even though she can roll over now. I've tried putting her down without the swaddle and she wakes right up. Henry was sucking his thumb pretty regularly by now and Spencer only rarely sucks hers. Henry had very little hair when he was born and it was very light. Spencer had a lot of dark hair when she was born, she's lost a lot of it now and it is coming in lighter.

Let's see some pics :)

Henry at about 4 months.

Spencer at about 4 months. 

Henry at about 5 months. 

Spencer at about 5 months. 

 Henry sucking on his toes ;) 

 Spencer sucking on her toes ;) 

Henry again

Spencer again 

So both babies have those cute, chubby cheeks and petite nose. I feel like Henry has fuller lips and longer eyelashes. On the boy! Go figure ;) Spencer has more sensitive skin. You can see her face is a bit more red. She drools so much that it causes a rash or chaffing on her face and neck. Henry never had that. 

There you go, my two babies. Both adorable, both sweet, but different and special in their own ways. And boy, do I LOVE them!!!! :) 

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