In the past weeks, the boys' unique personalities are starting to become more apparent. Essentially, Nolan is the grouchy one, and Asher is the social one. When I look back at the few photos I have taken lately, they are all of Asher, because Asher is the animated one who makes me run for my camera. When he is awake, he is A-WAKE! He looks around, eyes a-googling, and can stay that way for long periods of time. He likes to be held in the crook of your elbow and I'm sure it's because he doesn't want to miss anything when he's propped up on your shoulder. Even back to the very early level 3 days, Asher is the one in the photos with the wide eyed stare out from under his CPAP.
Nolan on the other hand eats and sleeps. Literally, that's it. The only time you hear anything out of him is right before his feed when he wakes up to get mad at you because his food is not coming quickly enough. When he does open his eye, it's usually one, and it's out from under a massive furrowed brow (thanks Jordan, for passing that on to all three of our kids). I have decided he is our big boy because he does not waste a single calorie by doing anything but sleeping and growing. He does enjoy a good cuddle though, and likes to snuggle right into your shoulder, attempting to give you a hickey when he's hungry.
It's funny because when I think back to them in utero, Asher was the mover and shaker and Nolan was the "lazy" one who I felt much less frequently. Based on their movements, I could have predicted these personality traits. It's funny to think we were so worried about how we were going to tell our identical twins apart - little did we know that their size and personalities would be so different this early on. No need for A and N forehead tattoos - I think they've done their own good job of identifying that they are each their own man.
So that leads me to the latest pic, of course of Asher. Here is how his nurse found him today, lounging ever so comfortably in this horizontal position. Please note he started completely vertical, upright between the two white rolls. What a dreamboat he is. Good thing they look exactly the same so I can ooh and ahh about how cute one of them is (ever changing)!
In a quick update, both boys are doing well on the breathing. Asher so well in fact, that they've decided once again he doesn't need CPAP. Each of them spent the whole day today without any prongs except for during oral feeds where they are working harder and therefore need a tiny bit of help. Some other small changes with drugs and milk fortifiers, but otherwise status quo. Nolan should surpass 7 lbs and Asher 6 lbs within the next couple days.
Happy 3 month birthday my big strong boys!