Friday, August 30, 2013

9 Months Already!?

Sippy cups, crawling, pulling up on furniture, fighting over toys, weaning from bottles, teeth teeth and more teeth, 9 months brings so much with it!

We are busy bees here and it is bound to get busier! This has been a full month for sure. The progression from 8 months to 9 has been a full leap and it seems in some ways they have jumped right out of the lap of 'baby hood' and into 'toddler hood'! ;) Was it the crawling or the teeth or the sudden interest in steps that did that?

Here are the stats from their Dr. Appointment: Joline is 28inches long and 18.7lbs. little lady has 2 teeth on bottom and getting 1 on top. She is still army crawling like a pro and loves to read books and watch Mokka run in the yard. So far she is not interested in the sippy cup but she at least tolerates it on her tray at meal times so here's hoping that she will put her mouth to it soon so we can start weaning off bottles sooner rather than later. :)

Anders..... is 29 inches long and 22.8lbs!! BIG boy! Nurse says she thinks he will be about 6'3'' or so. Jared is 6'4'' so that's not surprising. We'll see! He is crawling a real crawl all over and pulling up on everything; he even took some steps with his walker the other day! He's interested in everything big boy. He caught on to the sippy cup right away too. The kid loves to eat so that's no surprise. :) He has 2 teeth on the bottom and 2 coming on top. He still loves to be outside the most!

We had a lovely photo session with my cousin, owner of Vision of Beauty Photography, she does a fantastic job and we had a blast getting these shots. Thank you Lindy! You can view the pictures on her Facebook page here:

This weekend we are looking forward to a nice family get together with the Winells! Jared and the guys will golf in the morning to kick things off and then we will have a nice picnic in the afternoon on Sunday and hang out. Hopefully the weather will not be too sticky but just right. We do enjoy the warm weather but sticky is not our style! ;) I don't want to complain though because I am NOT ready for winter!!

So thankful for a Holiday week coming up. Although most everyone else will be going away camping and such we will be staying home but I am thankful to have my husband off this coming week so we can spend some much needed time at home and hopefully finish the baby gates and get things spruced up around here a little bit. These kiddos make it hard to stay on top of that job!

Monday, August 05, 2013


Finally finally some teeth are popping through!! We have had bouts of teething pains since around 4 months and I kept thinking...maybe this is it, and then nothing...UNTIL NOW! Both Anders and Joline have 2 teeth popping through on the bottom. They have been cranky, poopy, little stinkers for about a week and we have been up to our gums... in the Ora-jel and Tylenol. ;)

Today I can finally see the tops of those pearly whites. They are still too small to photograph but I will get some as soon as they are more visible.

Another development is that we are most definitely on the move now! Both are army crawling all over the place now and getting all over the living room/kitchen areas by themselves. A whole new world is opening up to them and my world is getting a lot crazier! But in all seriousness I'm super glad for this development because as crazy as it may sound, with twins, the development of movement and things that they can do on their own is a welcome relief for momma. This did present somewhat of a challenge only because we bought a house that isn't baby friendly at all in the area of stairs and railings but my super handy husband put his brain to the saw and worked up a fantastic baby gate for us!

  It still needs some sanding and staining but then it's complete. The netting is soft but firm so kiddos can't rip it or push through it. we also had to put the netting on our railings because our spindles are too far apart and rather than having to get out the saw to remove a head or something like that we just put the netting up. We have black accents throughout the house with the pine so that's why we choose the black netting. When the gate isn't being used it swings open and attaches to the wall so it's out of the way. We still have 2 more gates to build like this one but they shouldn't take long since this one only took about a day and now that we know what we're doing it will go fast. I'm so thankful that God gave me a husband who is a perfectionist when it comes to doing things the right way but also knows how to do all of these great home projects himself and doesn't mind my creative eye pitching in ideas. He even lets me help; what a guy! :)

In other news, we should be welcoming a new niece or nephew any day now! My sister and her husband are expecting their 3rd and he or she should be here very soon so we are anxiously awaiting the call. I cannot wait! I can't believe that my babies are already 8 months old and that my parents have 4-almost 5-grandbabies! Life goes so fast; why doesn't anyone tell you this!? Oh wait I think I was told I just didn't believe it. ;)

So until next time ~ Blessings!