The girls have been extra fussy over the last couple of days. Sunday was a day where they were at their worst. They cried all day long. They cried together, they cried separately, and they cried as soon as the other one finished crying. We didn't get a break in the crying until we went on a trip to the grocery store. I wasn't about to leave Jesse at home with our little monsters so we decided to head out with the girls together. The girls were on their best behavior during the trip to the store. They smiled at all the customers and got many people to stop and talk and smile at them. Then as soon as we got back home, the crying began again.
I'm sure they are close to cutting some teeth. They want to chew and drool all over everything. We have been armed with baby Orajel and Tylenol in hopes of relieving their pain. They have also been wanting to eat and eat and eat all day long. They are running through my milk and into the freezer stash each day. I just can't keep up with their intake. Some of the time they are hungry, and the other times they are comfort nursing/eating.
With all of this mess going on I decided to try some solids with them and see if some oatmeal cereal would help make them feel a little more full and possibly comfort them a little bit. We started with Riley. She seemed to wonder what we were trying to put in her mouth. I'm sure she was thinking "What is this mushy stuff you are trying to put in my mouth? Where is my bottle?" But after a while she started swallowing here and there while making some faces and spitting some of it out. Here she is enjoying her first cereal:
And her slightly messy face at the end:
Notice the "Available" bib, do we have an takers???
Addison was next. She had just got up from a nap and probably wasn't as hungry as Riley was. She kept doing some tongue thrusting rather than swallowing so she may not be as ready as Riley was but we still tried and I'm sure she swallowed some of her yummy cereal. She gave us quite a few funny Addison faces along the way:
"Ewww...mom, what is this stuff?"
After all the fun was over, we got some pictures of the girls in their Redskins despite the fact the Redskins outfits don't know how to win a game. We will still support the team.
And Riley all pooped out after a long day and a bunch of spit up:
And then a happy baby after getting all cleaned up:
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