The boys have recently become little buggers when it comes to feeding. A lot of screwing around with the bottle and not finishing full amounts. They are easily distracted, mostly by their sister, but even removing her when we are feeding doesn't always help. At first I thought Nolan might be starting to teethe, but now I realize this is just a little game he plays, and somehow he has managed to teach Asher his tricks. There is a lot of exasperated huffing and puffing by the parents while the boys smile up at us from underneath their bottles.
To make matters even more difficult, for the most part they refuse to be tandem fed. Doesn't mean they've stopped wanting to eat at the same time - oh no, they want to eat together - they just won't put up with being plunked in a chair and having bottles stuffed in their mouths at the same time. This makes life more difficult when one parent is left alone with them. So it goes something like this now: Warm up two bottles, stick both boys in chair together, stick bottles in mouths at same time. Both boys start to eat for a couple minutes, slowwwwlllly, and then one starts to screw around just a bit too much and gets the bottle yanked. So the "good" brother gets picked up where he gets some one on one feeding in arms while the "bad" brother waits, impatiently, in the chair. After a couple minutes of that, either the brother in the arms start screwing around, or the brother in the chair starts complaining more loudly so they get switched. Boy who was in arms loses his turn and waits for his brother to eat. This all goes on until I make the switch again. And again. And again. Seriously sometimes I switch them back and forth 4 times in a feed. Pfffffff. They are much too clever for me and since they are starting to show a lot of interest while the rest of us eat, I think they are trying to say "Enough with the damn milk, bring on the good stuff!" We'll see what the pediatrician says in a couple weeks, but may be time to start solids. Fun!