This is the first time ever that I’m late on the girls’ monthly OR weekly pictures. First time for everything… right? Did I make up for it with our giveaway on Friday? And speaking OF… the big winner’s name is Emily Pennington!! Check your inbox!
People are floored that our girls still share a crib at night. There seems to be plenty of room still, and with the occasional incident (body-slamming, standing on each other, etc) it’s working great! Granted, there are days when I wish I had a video monitor so I could spy on them and see what kind of foolery they’re up to. It usually takes them about an hour to get to sleep, but I’m ok with that. They get an average of 12 hours of sleep per night, so it won’t hurt them to play around for awhile before passing out.
They still don’t mind sharing my lap, and don’t ever get jealous or push each other away. It’s just always what they’ve known. They’re starting to interact and play together more, mostly in the form of following each other around. They don’t have a twin language… AT ALL. There’s no real babbling going on. I’m not sure if that’s still going to happen, or if they just skipped that step.
You’re going through a really loveable stage where you love to hug everybody (and everyTHING… like books and toys). You lay your head up against the person or object and say ‘AWWWW’. It’s pretty adorable. You always wait for Paisley to start saying a new word before you jump on that wagon, but then you pronounce it even better than she does. For example, for ‘shoe’ …Paisley says ‘YOO’ and you say ‘SHOE’! You have enough hair in the back to put some pretties, but you just don’t like people messing with your hair. It’s very shiny, dirty-blonde, and straight. You love to use things as accessories (hats, bracelets, etc). You have the BEST belly laugh. You won’t eat vegetables unless it’s with a fork, including vegetables that aren’t logically eaten with a fork… like peas and corn. You don’t like to hold hands for any reason, even when it’s to help stabilize you when walking down the stairs. When you do give in and hold hands, your hand is like a limp fish. You won’t make eye-contact with people at first, but it doesn’t take long for you to warm up to anybody. You’re such a strange combination of shy and friendly. We love your quirks and characteristics that make you an individual.
You don’t really care to be held or confined to a stroller, and prefer to walk yourself. But at least you love to hold hands! It makes it a lot easier to let you be independent. You love to have pretty things in your hair, and are always very intrigued when I’m blow-drying my hair. You still don’t really like to wear clothes, and often pull on them and fuss, but luckily you don’t know how to take them off yet. I have a feeling you’ll be my naked child. You often wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but once you snap out of it and get some food in your belly, you’re a happy/wild/chipper girl. We still struggle with your tantrums, but it seems they are getting smaller and more infrequent. Most of the time you don’t even know what you’re upset about. You have trouble pronouncing the ‘sh’ sound, and replace it with a ‘Y’ instead. So Shoe is Yoo, Show is Yo. You’re like a little parrot and try to repeat just about any word you hear. My favorite is ‘cuse me’ for excuse me. Freaking adorable. You’re a climber and can scale about anything, but luckily haven’t tried to get out of your crib yet. But surprisingly, you’re afraid of heights… and will start crawling about 10 feet before you reach the stairs to climb down. You’re such a strange combination of timid and crazy. We love your quirks and characteristics that make you an individual.