Saturday, January 19, 2013

8 Months Old

Our sweet angels turned 8 months old this month!!  I can hardly believe how fast the time is flying by.  I feel like Piper and Phoebe are changing SO much every single day.  They both LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to play. Each day James and I spread out several blankets, 2 play gyms and all of the super cool toys that the girls got for Christmas (a special thank you to Grammie, Grampie and Uncle Vic for the super cool toys).  Both girls spend hours playing alone and sometimes together.  It is funny how we can have so many toys out but when they are near one another they always want the same toy and will pull and tug for it until one baby ultimately wins out.  Learning to share will be a must in our house.

Another milestone for the month is sitting up...wahoo!!  This is a newly acquired skill that both girls are still practicing every day.  In addition to sitting up they are both doing a lot of "army" crawling.  It is so exciting to watch them get up on all fours and try to lunge their bodies forward.  James and I are going to need baby gates ASAP, any good recommendations??  Phoebe and Piper are also eating a variety of home made baby food.  I am trying to give them a grain, a fruit, a vegetable and some sort of meat each day.  I think their favorite so far is butternut squash.  Girls after my own heart!

Both girls have a cold so they fell asleep eating dinner tonight...poor babies!
Phoebe has teeth poking through!  This has been a LONG time coming for Phoebe.  She has been drooling and drooling and drooling for several months now.  It has gotten so bad that she needs to wear a bib all of the time or else she drenches her clothes.  To ease the discomfort of teething I went ahead and bought both girls amber teething necklaces from Lithuania (so many people I know recommended them so I thought, why not, it can't hurt).  I think it has helped, but who knows.  I have not seen any teeth yet for Piper but I am sure it won't be too much longer for her.

Sleep...I am SO happy to report that both girls average about 10.5 to 11 hours of sleep each night.  It is a dream come true to have both girls sleeping so well.  In addition to sleeping through the night both girls take a pretty good morning nap and then have a few more little naps during the day.  The extra sleep this allows me to get at night is amazing!

I can already tell that Piper and Phoebe are going to be technology girls.  They go absolutely crazy for my iphone and ipad.  I downloaded a few apps on both for them that they love using.  Right now their favorite is a peek-a-boo app.

Starting in November James and I decided to start a new family tradition, a weekly trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.  Every Sunday after church we pack up the girls and head out to one of our favorite places on earth (lately we have been going on Monday's since it has been SO cold at night).  James and I each throw on warm clothes, comfy shoes and an Ergo baby carrier and we are set for a wonderful night of walking around, looking at shops and riding few rides too.  Most of the time both babies sleep the entire visit but when they are awake their eyes grow HUGE and they can't get enough of the sights, sounds and smells that can only be experienced at Disneyland. It is our hope to continue these trips for a long, long time.

Both girls have such wonderful personalities.  They love to laugh, smile and watch mommy and daddy act silly.  I think I have said this before but I honestly don't know how I ever lived with out these girls.  They are the light of my life (I am sure James would say the same).  Even when I am exhausted beyond belief I thank God for these miracles and trust that He does not give us more than we can handle.  I thank God everyday for our girls and all the people who love and support James and I on a daily basis. And to James, you are the best partner a girl could ask for.  You go above and beyond every single day.  I love you sweetheart and would not want to be doing life with anyone but you!

Happy 8 months to my sweet Piper Rose and Phoebe June.  Mommy and daddy love you to the moon and back!!  

P.S. I am already starting to plan out your 1st birthday party in my head.  I'm thinking a Minnie Mouse party would be perfect, I hope you girls agree.


Caitlin Rodriguez said...

Such a good update Mel, love them, love the girls, love you!

Holly Lombardo said...

I LOVE this gate and my parents saw it and loved it to much they have 3 in their house! I got mine off Amazon :)

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