Holidays, man. They really crept up and made everything crazy and in the midst, the babies have gone and turned both 9 AND 10 months old. Time is moving super fast around here, and so are these babies! No, seriously! they are like tiny Tasmanian devils!
I feel like a slacker because my brain is not really separating what happened in month 9 compared to month 10, so I think I’ll just talk about everything that has happened since I last updated.
Molly has earned the nickname Jolly Molly. I have honestly never EVER met such a joyful baby. Even when she had a double ear, sinus and eye infection, she was generally happy, shooting her gigantic winning smile at everyone she saw. She mastered the butt scoot at some point and also loves to pull up on everything. (She has also started crawling in the last few days, but that’s more of a month 11 update.) She can easily get herself from any position to sitting and has finally decided that rolling is worth doing (before, she COULD, just just never really did) and does it often. this has prompted the discovery of belly sleep and she is a big fan.
Gus has eased up a bit in the over-sensitive category. He still most definitely prefers His People, but he doesn’t dissolve in to tears immediately when he sees someone new. The exception to this is the end of the day at daycare, when other parents are picking up their babies. He pretty much hates them all. He is better about noises too, and I think a lot of that is that he is such a fan of making loud noises himself. He remains sweet and cuddly and a total mama’s boy. He’s been mobile for quite some time, but started army crawling a couple of weeks ago and he is in to EVERYTHING.
Both babies have really taken to eating pretty much everything we eat, and it was a switch that happened out of nowhere, over Christmas break. they pretty much reject all purees at this point in favor of chewing real food. Favorites have been steamed carrots, blueberry waffles, green beans, macaroni and cheese, french fries, pizza and eggs. And of course, puffs and cheerios. Ed and I usually eat our dinner in the living room, and Ive taken to sitting on the floor to share with the babies and they climb all over me and try to take food out of my mouth unless we set their chairs up on the floor, so we’ve been doing that and it works out pretty well.
Both babies also said their first word, somewhere in month 9, and for both of them, it was “uh oh!”. Molly was first, and Gussy followed a few days later. Now they have a handful of words. Molly says: uh oh, aaaaall done, and mama. She more relies on shrieks and gestures to get what she wants and also “sings” anytime she hears music. Gus is a bit more chatty and says: uh oh, more (usually before I’ve even put anything on his tray), mama, dada, Hannah (nana). Eddie, night night(as soon as I put his sleep sack on) and shhhh. Gus is also a really good mimic. If you tell him to say anything at all, he will repeat it both in tone and syllables. I’d wondered if the babies would talk early like the other kids, based on their prematurity and they seem to be just as much ahead of the curve as the other 3 were. Apparently, I just raise talkers.
Month 9 and 10 Happenings:
- Spent their first overnight at Grandmas’s
- Gussy dislocated his elbow
- Celebrated their first thanksgiving! They were pretty indifferent.
- Both enjoyed their first (non-hospital administered) round of antibiotics for ear, sinus and eye infections.
- Celebrated their first Christmas and REALLY enjoyed unwrapping things.
- Became fully mobile
- Started eating All the Food and they are Very Enthusiastic about it
- outgrew all of their 6-9 month clothes
- Have 5 teeth between the two of them (all 5 teeth reside in G’s mouth. Poor gummy Mol.)
Month 9 and 10 Photo Dump: