I hate that I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like lately, but life has just been SO busy lately. It’s hard enough to work full time with two babies, squeezing in time to write just hasn’t been on my agenda lately. I’ve also been so busy planning Thomas and Skyler’s first birthday party that my mind has been so consumed in that! But anyhow, I wanted to get in this update since I’ve been going pretty strong for the past several months.. I’d truly hate to miss one!
Thomas and Skyler are ELEVEN months old and as I write this, their FIRST birthday is exactly two weeks away. My babies are officially becoming toddlers… cue the waterfall of tears.
This has been the funniest stage, in my opinion. I absolutely love the completely different personalities that encompass these tiny human beings. Skyler is hilarious and has the best sense of humor. She loves to smile and laugh and play ALL the time. She also just started walking and I’ve been dreading saying that out loud because I really don’t want it to happen!!! My 3lb 4oz born peanut is actually walking! I can’t even express how proud I am of this little girl. She has been amazing me in every way since the day she was born. Thomas is Mr. Serious, but I know just what to do to get those belly chuckles out of him. He is such a sweet, sweet boy and it doesn’t take a lot to please him. He loves just snuggling up to mommy and daddy at any given time. He loves to play with his toys and is practicing walking here and there, but his coordination is still a bit off. Personally, I am in no rush and I am not going to push it right now. He will walk when he’s ready.
I love spending every single free minute I have with these two. They make me happier than I ever thought was possible and I love them more than I ever thought was possible.
Thomas and Skyler are still drinking formula around 4-5 times a day. I have no problem with this as I know they should still be getting all the necessary vitamins and nutrients they need to continue growing and developing. They stopped purees and are now eating real solid food. Breakfasts have consisted of fruit, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and egg yolks with cheese. Lunch and dinners have been chicken cutlets, meatballs, and different types of soft vegetables such as cooked baby carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. Snacks are usually puffs, crunchy snacks, arrowroot cookies, or fruit. They both still seem to have great appetites!
We seem to be winning in this department lately. They are usually asleep in their cribs by 7:30pm and I have to wake them around 6:00am during the week. On the weekends, they are still waking up fairly early (6-6:30am), but as long as they are sleeping through the night – I’ll take it!
- Eating, babbling, cuddles, kisses
- Cruising around with his walking toy
- Elmo and Sesame Street
- Mickey Mouse
- Animal sounds, Singing songs, funny noises
- Cars, trucks, the remote control
- Anything yellow
- Eating, babbling, kisses
- Walking! and dancing!
- Smiling and laughing
- Watching everyone and everything around her
- Elmo and Sesame Street
- Mickey Mouse
- Funny noises, animal sounds, music
HOW I’M DOING:
Lately, I’m feeling a bit out of sorts. I am working full time, running errands and doing household chores on the weekend, and planning a big, personalized, first birthday party for my little loves during my (very little) free time. I don’t mean to sound selfish, but I haven’t spent any time on ME lately. I’ve been dying to go for a massage with a gift card that my husband and babies gave me for my first Mother’s Day last year, but I’ve literally had NO time to book it. Once their birthday and party are over, I am promising myself that massage!! I’ve also been more exhausted than usual, but I think that’s just the cold winter hitting me. I haven’t felt really AWAKE in a very long time and I’m constantly fueled by caffeine. I know life with twins is not going to get any easier any time soon, but I can be a TAD bit hopeful, can’t I?!