Fun Family Facts

I thought, with all stress we’ve been going through the past couple of weeks, I would do something fun. The boys are so much alike, and at the same time so completely different. I thought I would do a little comparison thingy by way of a list of facts about the two of them. I’ve also thrown in some “fun facts” about mommy and daddy too. Enjoy!

Zander will be 2 years old in May.
Logan will be 1 year old in June.

Zander was born 15 days early.
Logan was born 5 weeks early.

Zander weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces when he was born.
Logan weighed 5 pounds 6 ounces when he was born.

Zander is 23.5 months old.
Logan is 10.5 months old. His corrected age is 9 months.

Zander weighs approximately 25 pounds.
Logan weighs approximately 26 pounds (nope…not a typo).

Zander & Logan are both CRAZY ticklish.

Most of the solid food that Zander eats is still pureed due to his many food aversions and ridiculously strong gag reflex.
All of the solid food that Logan eats is pureed due to the fact that he’s only 10 months old.

Zander & Logan’s daddy is Portuguese. He was born in the Azores, and came to Canada when he was 6 years old.

Zander & Logan’s mommy is Danish-Canadian. She was born in Canada, but both her parents are Danish, and moved to Canada before she was born.

Zander likes to stack wooden blocks.
Logan likes to eat wooden blocks.

Zander & Logan both wear cloth diapers as often as is convenient.

Zander wears size 5 Huggies diapers.
Logan wears size 5 Huggies diapers, but he wears a bigger size of cloth diaper than his big brother.

Logan has long, black eyelashes.
Zander has longer, black eyelashes. They are longer than the fake ones I wore for my wedding.

Zander & Logan take their baths together.

Mommy gained 70 pounds when she was expecting Zander.
Mommy gained 6 pounds when she was expecting Logan.

Zander & Logan have the same God Parents. Tia (aunt in Portuguese) Sonia (Carlos’ sister) and uncle Vince (Sonia’s husband).

Zander loves to dance.
Logan loves to watch Zander dance.

Zander adores his Carl daddy.
So does Logan.

Zander’s current fave foods are squash, carrots, breaded fish, french fries, toast, bananas and yogurt.
Logan’s fave food is food.

Zander loves to splash in the bathtub.
Logan laughs uncontrollably when Zander splashes in the bathtub.

Zander & Logan both have big gorgeous blue eyes.

Zander has a little eczema on his arms and legs…occasionally on his chest and belly.
Logan has eczema on his arms, legs, chest, belly, back, face, hands, feet,……basically everywhere he has skin.

Zander calls Logan “Gun”.
Logan calls Zander “babadadamamalalatatafafapapa…..”….it just goes on and on.

Zander’s fave TV show is “Mighty Machines”.
Logan’s fave TV show is “The Mole Sisters”. (Tia Sonia thinks they’re creepy.)

Zander LOVES reading books.
Logan LOVES eating books.

Zander fits some 24 month / 2 year size clothes, but mostly 18-month clothes (he’s a skinny little man).
Logan fits some 12-month size clothes, but mostly 18-month clothes.

Zander & Logan share most of their clothes!

Zander sleeps crosswise at the top of his crib (he really likes to wedge himself in there!).
Due to his GERD, Logan’s crib mattress is at a 35 degree angle, and he sleeps strapped to the mattress with a harness so he doesn’t slide down.

Zander gets Tempra or Motrin when he is in pain from teething.
Logan gets Prevacid once a day and Zantac twice a day to control his GERD, Gaviscon for break-through reflux episodes, and Tempra or Motrin when he is in pain from teething.

Zander loves to draw with crayons.
Logan loves to eat crayons.

Zander wears size 5 shoe.
Logan wears size 3 shoe.

Zander has 16 teeth.
Logan has 2 teeth.

Zander has his own bedroom.
Logan sleeps in mommy and daddy’s bedroom since his GERD can make him wake up multiple times a night, and he cannot soothe himself back to sleep on his own since he cannot get his own pacifier…remember, he’s strapped to the mattress. (Mommy and daddy are hoping to get their bedroom to themselves soon!)

Zander’s middle name is Xavier.
Logan’s middle name is Zakary.

Zander and Logan’s daddy loves names that start with letters at the end of the alphabet.

Zander walks and runs like a pro (with the occasional speed wobble).
Logan just started to crawl (finally!).

Zander is obsessed with trains, tractors, and trucks, of all kinds, planes, helicopters, any mode of transportation or construction / demolition. (his “machines”)
Logan is obsessed with pounding things into the floor.

Zander & Logan’s daddy is a computer programmer. His hobby is computer programming.
Zander & Logan’s mommy is a stay at home mom. Her hobby is cardmaking…papercrafting in general.

Zander & Logan have a Mormor (Danish for grandmother on mother’s side – direct translation is “mother’s mother”) and Morfar (Danish for grandfather on mother’s side -direct translation is “mother’s father”), and an Avó (Portuguese for grandmother – pronounced “av-ah”) and Avô (Portuguese for grandfather – pronounced “av-oh”).

Zander & Logan are the sunshine in mommy and daddy’s lives!

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8 responses to “Fun Family Facts

  1. karla

    That was a great contrast and comparison Cate! And how awesome is it that they can share clothes!

  2. karla

    That was a great contrast and comparison Cate! And how awesome is it that they can share clothes!

  3. Shauna

    What a sweet post. Really loved this!

  4. Shauna

    What a sweet post. Really loved this!

  5. AmandaD

    Beautiful. I love the contrasts and similarities.

  6. AmandaD

    Beautiful. I love the contrasts and similarities.

  7. Lene

    I LOVED this!
    I don’t know how you do it – they are close in age. My boys are 26 months apart and sometimes I think that is too close.

  8. Lene

    I LOVED this!
    I don’t know how you do it – they are close in age. My boys are 26 months apart and sometimes I think that is too close.

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