Saturday, February 23, 2008

9 MONTHS old! Hello Everybody!

Hmm - gimme a shout-out in the comments if I still have any readers after this 6-month unintentional hiatus.

What's my excuse? Nothing you haven't already thought of. Twin babies is a busy life and pretty much everything else has taken a back seat for me. However, even this isn't really a great excuse, because I'm a loyal reader of bloggers like Jennifer and she manages to post meaningful, often downright hilarious posts a few times a week, and she's got twins, too. Damn cute ones. I am not gutsy enough to post my kidlets' photos online... boring, eh?

Anyway I thought it would be at least a numerically tidy effort if I posted today... since last time I posted was when the kidlets were 9 WEEKS old.

The babies are doing great. Girl has 5 teeth with 1 more ready to emerge for symmetry, and Boy has 4 teeth with 2 more just popping out. They both started sitting around 7 months and neither are crawling as of yet but are getting close. They roll and squirm and scoot and swim and do this weird face-plant thing with their toes and foreheads down on the ground and the rest up in the air in an inverted "V"... kinda like a messed up downward dog. They eat all sorts of fun solid food now, and we're still breastfeeding 5 x day. I can't believe we lasted this long, but now that we have, I am so happy about it. I think it's been a great experience for all involved.

Their personalities are un-earthing themselves more and more each day, and it is fascinating. Girl points to kitty cats in books and in real life, boy listened intently and danced to music for the first time today -some classical on the radio. Maybe we'll have a cello player? Their relationship with each other is really blooming, and I have to say, this is probably the most enjoyable thing to witness. They sometimes just sit there and laugh at/with each other.

I think Girl is starting to talk. For reals. She's only 9 months, but I swear she has said "up" "mama" and "wawa" (water) in context - I am not sure if she's just repeating something I've just said or if she really understands that these are words for things but it's pretty interesting! Boy is making plenty of good phonemes, but I'm not sure they're attached to anything yet. He is currently obsessed with his tongue - feeling it and making 'la la la' sounds. They have both signed for "milk" and have waved hello. They understand quite a lot. When I say "wanna go outside?" they both look right at the door, etc.

I wonder how you are doing... if you are reading? I'll be back soon and am lurking in the meantime.


Bea said...

Long time no see! Glad things still going well your end.


beagle said...

Hey there . . . still here . . .

Anonymous said...

Hi! Yep, I'm still reading. This is wannabmom214, formerly of A Journey of Infertility. My little bambina is 14 months old now and growing like crazy! We just now have five teeth that have shown up within the past month. She's not yet walking, but is oh so close.

Glad to hear your little ones are doing well!

anna said...

Yey! I'm so glad you're back. Thanks for sharing about your babes' development. How exciting! In the meantime, I've been scouring your archives throughout my pregnancy and appreciate your experiences as a twin mama!

Eva said...

I left a comment on your last post but I must have messed up word verification.

In summary: still in my bloglines; so happy to read an update and see the kiddos are doing so well; and hope to hear from you before they turn 1. Which you already fulfilled.

About screaming... my son is more the screamer and my daughter the reactor. Truthfully, I wanted her to adjust more to loud noises because they are so frequent in life. She is less fearful now. His screaming has died down too, though we did not purposefully work to extinguish it. Guess that's not so helpful.

Kris said...

Hi-I'm a new reader, so wanted to say a quick "THANKS" ...I found your blog incredibly inspiring and are so glad you're back. We just completed our Donor IVF Transfer on 3/3...and I've been reading what you went through last year to try to help me adjust to what this wait it like. We had 2 really good beta tests and find out "whats going on in here" on Friday when we have our 1st ultrasound. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)