Hi!!! So, our twins are 5 1/2 months old now (4 months adjusted) and already their personalities are sooo incredibly different! Cash is very smiley, very vocal and tends to demand more attention (for instance, if you're not paying attention to him, he will shriek until you look at him, then he'll just smile at you). People also seem to think he's the "cuter" one. Our Gus, on the other hand, is very subdued and laid back, it takes some effort to get him to smile and it takes him a bit longer to warm up to new people and situations. Cash also seems to be the leader as far as developmental milestones, and has been since they were born (he was the first to bottle feed in the NICU, first off supplemental O2, etc.) although Gus usually accomplishes the same feats within a few days.
I worry that Cash, being more outgoing, is going to be getting more attention. Although I try to spend equal amounts of time interacting with them, Cash is just so much more demanding that I'm afraid he ends up getting more attention and interaction. He also tends to not nap as well, so while Gus is sleeping, I'm often repeatedly soothing Cash back to sleep. Or, while we're out and about, Gus will happily sit in his stroller or car seat, while Cash needs to be held or worn. I really can't wear both together anymore because it kills my back!
Any advice? I'm afraid my mellow Gus is being somewhat shortchanged here!
Leah mom to Delilah 9/00, angel Stephen lost 5/25/09 at 40 weeks, and twins Gus and Cash 1/10
Expecting a miracle January 2012