Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy 8 Months!

Holy Cow!! Has it already been 8 months?? It's true what I've been told; the first year with twins is like a whirlwind. Sometimes I feel like I don't even have a minute to sit back and think (except for right now...the girls are asleep and Hannah is at a friend's house). It's really hard for me to even remember what it was like that first month with the girls. It feels like a long time ago, but not that long ago. Wow, I'm confusing even myself here. You know what I'm excited for??? To stop breastfeeding in 4 months. I love it, but it's a little more challenging with two and both girls like to bite HARD (P.S. Brynn's first tooth poked through today!!!). I'm excited for them to be eating real food and drinking out of a sippy cup because feeding them honestly takes up a lot of time. The good thing is, they've both started eating finger foods. They haven't mastered picking up smaller pieces with their fingers just yet, but they're getting it. One of the problems is that Brynn is still not sitting up. In fact, she refuses. I try to get her to sit and she arches her back. At this rate, she won't be sitting until she's a year old!! Oh well. If there's one thing I've learned as being a parent, it's that each of my children are different. Brynn's been stubborn since the day she was born. Adorable, but stubborn. Another example: Every time she gets sick I have to retrain her to sleep through the night. She's gotten sick every month since November, so there's been a lot of crying going on. Poor thing. I feel sorry for her, but she's got to stop waking up in the middle of the night.

Anyway, I just love my girls. Some days are so hard with them and I'm so tired and so grumpy and I feel like the world's worst mother because I lose my patience with the drop of a hat. They make me happy, though. I love the adorable little things that they do, too, like when Brynn scrunches her face and blows really hard through her nose or when Bailey laughs when I tickle her neck. I love Brynn's little raspy voice and the way she likes to talk to herself, and I love the way Bailey learned how to play Peek-a-Boo recently (she puts something over her face, lowers it really quick and then laughs after I say, "Boo").

Well, they are both screaming now and in need of my attention, but I just wanted to take a minute and reflect on the past 8 months. I wouldn't change it for anything.


Grandma Julia said...

I can't believe that the girls are 8 months old! They are so beautiful, and get even more so every month that passes by. I miss them all..please give them hugs and kisses for me..sending my love - Grandma Julia

HeaTheR & ChRiS said...

They are adorable!!! and I love that blanket in the picture! I can't believe your stilll breastfeeding..I'm pretty sure I would've given up in the first month!! lol ...You're amazing!

Jen said...

They are soooo cute! They look so much older then at Christmas. I love to hear about their little personalities.

Maran, I've never seen you lose your patience. You have a very calming demeanor (unlike me).

The 3 of Us said...

Time flies!!! They are super cute!! I still can't believe you have twins :)


Mom said...

I don't know what happened to my comment, but I did comment a few days ago. Anyway, they are super cute. I love their matching outfits and I miss them so much as I miss all of my out of state grandbabies!Have a Happy Easter. Love you.

Rich and Crys said...

They are so so so adorable. I can't imagine nursing TWO! I have enough issues with nursing one. You are kinda like Superwoman. Pretty amazing. Sorry Brynn's not been a great sleeper! Hopefully we'll be out of the "sick season" soon and she'll be sleeping better!

My boys are sooo different too. Damon is much easier (so far) and much more laid back than Dominic. He's my stubborn one. How was Hannah at two? Please... don't tell me 3 is worse... too many people tell me that. ;) And please tell me she threw a tantrum once in a while. Dom throws 5 or 6 a day!