Ok, so actually it's more like a quarterly update, but I'm gonna go with optimism on this one. I may eventually get to a weekly update.
So the girls have had a couple of doctor's appointments, at their two month appointment they were both around 8 pounds, Lily bigger by a few ounces. At their 4 month appointment Lily was 13 pounds (chunk!) and Rosie was pulling up the rear at a little over 12 pounds. They are both in the lower end of their percentiles, and I still, after 4 kids, have really no idea what those percentiles mean, but they tell you at the doctor's office so I try to remember. Lily continues to be slightly bigger than Rosie and for a little while there was ahead with her development as well. I don't know why, Rosie just seemed to be more laid back, getting to it when she darn well felt like it. Lily was first to smile, laugh, talk and coo and she was also the first one to start trying to roll over. She almost had it too! But Rosie came up from behind and passed up Lily by rolling over with flourish, even though it doesn't seem like she likes it too much, even now. Lily finally started rolling over about 2 days after Rosie did, but she certainly doesn't do it as much. I've tried to catch her doing it on video, but she's like a deer in headlights when I turn on the camera and refuses to roll. As soon as you set Rosie down on the floor she rolls over, then acts all mad that she rolled over, so I put her over on her back and she acts mad that she's on her back again and rolls over. Oy, a sign of things to come, I think. Rosie also kind of took over the reigns with the talking. Lily is more choosy now when she wants to talk, mostly because once Rosie found her voice, she hasn't really stopped. Lily is now starting to move ahead with her hand/eye coordination, she's starting to grab for objects and alas, put them in her mouth, along with both her hands and I'm sure, eventually, a foot.
For two babies that shared a womb, born at the same time (15 minutes apart) they sure are different, right down to their poop (if you're offended by poop, then we can't be friends :)). But I will get into that more in their individual personality posts. For now, that should catch us up on development.