|Scott & Adam - One year photoshoot|
Okay, so - sleep! We have had a great streak (aside from a couple nights) of them 'sleeping through the night'. This really usually is just one waking, but I'll take it. We've had a couple nights of them sleeping 7-7:15, and the other ones have just been a feed between 4 and 6. I am so excited to be done with that midnight feed. It felt like it was never going to happen, but then they just went ahead and did it. I remember Jamie waking me up at 6 to them crying and asking me when the last time I was up was.... And how shocking it was when I realized I HADN'T been up! Knock on wood, but it's been pretty stable now, so hopefully this is our new overnight pattern.
Naps on the other hand... We had a couple awesome days with super long naps, but also a few in the past week where they've skipped their morning nap. Luckily, they seem to function pretty well whether they get 35 minutes or 3 hours of day time napping... We just expect a lot of rubby eyes if they skipped one. If they sleep in later than about 7:45, it's usually a given that they won't want to go down in the morning. I don't want to drop that nap yet, it's when I shower!
We had the boys assessed by IDP (infant development program) because they were nearly 2 months premature. Luckily, they scored pretty well in most things. They were right where they should be for many things, great crawlers, nearly walking (at the time), very good hand eye coordination etc. They were a little low on a few areas, but I really felt like it's me to blame. They asked me if the boys did a few things like 'colour with crayons', 'put toys away', 'stack blocks', 'hand me toys' etc. These are all things that I hadn't even considered showing them how to do! I've gone over these things with them after she left, and they're catching on to everything no problem. Proud of my boys!! They are also a bit behind on communication (not saying any actual words yet) but she said that is most likely because they're twins, and that it's very common for twins to be a bit behind with language skills. I'm not worried at ALL, and she'll follow up again with us in a few months. It's reassuring to have someone come out and see the boys, and I'm glad that she went over some things I can do with them to help them continue to grow and develop.
The boys had another role as extras. The first one was for 'If I Stay' which is coming out in a couple weeks. This time, they were in a new Bravo series coming out later this year. They were 'playing the part' of babies in a photoshoot for baby jewellery, and basically it goes awry. It would have been totally fine if they were grumpy and crabby and crying, but they were actually in fantastic moods the entire time! They were so cute, and we had so many comments on what well behaved babies they are. I was so proud of them, they only napped 30 minutes in the morning, and didn't get another (30 min) nap until 3:30, but the boys were both great. I was worried they'd be crying and grouchy, but they were soooo happy. Maybe a little overly-tired-goofy, but it was adorable. I was grinning ear to ear pretty much the entire time they were on set. I hope we can get a couple more of these extra roles, it was fun, and the boys really seemed to enjoy themselves! I think it's something they'll be happy we've done when they're older, so why not.
They are both still nursing about 4-5 times a day (depending on what we're up to) and they are eating a ton of table foods too of course. They are still not very picky, and they are absolutely obsessed with fruit, especially blueberries. We've started giving them almond milk here and there, and they seem to love it. Other than that, they love water. They want their water bottles every time we are in the stroller or wagon! They are in size 3 diapers still, and 12 month clothing. I still haven't brought myself to purge the 9 month stuff... Add that to my to-do list. Speaking of which, I need to start buying clothes for fall... ahhh. Both babies can point to their (and my) bellybuttons, put away toys, and 'go night night'. They are learning how to blow kisses too, but it's not quite there yet! Both babies can get up AND down stairs/ couches like pros. They are great at turning their little bodies around and getting down safely, it's amazing.
There is way too much that I'm missing, as usual, so I'm just going to go ahead, put some pictures and update on the boys separately. They are such characters and SO different in many ways. I wish I could remember everything I want to say in these blog posts... Afterwards, I am always kicking myself thinking of all of the things I missed, as small and insignificant as they may be. I just want to remember every moment, because I'll never have them be this little again. I love my boys, and am so proud to be their Mommy!
|Family pic on Canada Day!|
|Adam & Scott munching when we went raspberry picking|
|Scott & Adam love their wagon!|
|A & S - They LOVE lying on pillows!|
|Happy boys (S in back, A in front) on their way to their photoshoot!|
|Spray park - twin Mom style. I'm holding Scott here|
|Adam & Scott keeping cool!|
|Scott and Adam with big sis Holly in their stroller!|
|I love these faces - Scott & Adam|
|Having a rare late afternoon nap - S left, A right|
|First time painting (with flour)! A Left, S right.|
|At the zoo! Adam left, Scott right|
|Scott REALLY wanted us to rent the bike at the zoo. Next time!|
|Scott & Adam trying painting again!|
|Scott & Adam reading books with Nana before bed.|
|Scott found the soothies, Adam found the spoon. Can't keep anything from these kiddos!|
|With Holly. We're still working on 'gentle pets'|
|Walmart shopping with Mom!|
|Hanging out in the wagon!|
|Love x a million|
|Picking some good raspberries from the bucket|
|Wild hair flapping in the wind as he blows bubbles.|
|Playing (aka throwing) with his dollies|
|Selfie with Mom!|
|Getting safely off of the chair|
|Walmart doesn't have double carts, so Adam goes in the ergo!|
|Looking out the window|
|Picking out toys!|
|Love x a million|
|Someone smeared raspberries all over his pants and had to drive home in a diaper!|
|Cute messy face|
|Drinking some almond milk|
|Selfie with Mom|
|Happy boy at the mall|
|Excited about something at lunch!|
|"Scotty, go night night!"|
|He stole Adam's dolly too!|
|Showing off his bellybutton!|