This is kind of a lengthy post mostly for me to update their baby books later on. A year progression of pictures is at the bottom.
One week ago the boys turned one. Holy cow how did that happen? This year has gone so fast and was really a blur. The first 3 months especially. I look back at how tiny they were and am taken back to the days of nursing around the clock, pumping, changing 20 diapers a day, no sleep, a messy house (ok maybe some things haven't gotten much better), and snuggling 2 tiny little crying bundles at the same time. As rough as some days were I wouldn't trade them for anything. It was a once in a life time opportunity to have 2 tiny little babies. One I never expected to be blessed with. The boys have grown so much and are such fun. They have bright smiley personalities and contagious laughs. There is nothing better than 2 babies laughing together. My other favorite thing is watching all 3 of my kids play. Such a special relationship I hope will continue to grow.
Micah finally started hands and knees crawling the week of their birthday. He had the army crawl down and at a a very fast pace. I think he just didn't feel the need to. One day he just popped up and crawled across the room. When he really wants to get to something fast he will still drop to his belly. He has 7 teeth and his hair has grown like crazy this last month. He is walking around furniture and even stood when I let go the other day for 5 seconds or so. He isn't talking yet but jabbers all day long. He is trying to say Uh- Oh this week. He is the social smiley one of the two. Smiles for almost anyone who will talk to him. He has this cheesy toothy grin that cracks me up. He has his snuggle moments too but mostly is just on the go looking for fun to get into.
Mason has been hands and knees crawling for a bit longer and has it pretty mastered. He has 8 teeth and is working on some molars. He is also walking around furniture and will try to climb things if possible. Up the front of toys, across the arms of their new chairs, etc. He is talking and adding new words and sounds all the time. He says: Hi, Bye, Mama, Dada, Doggy, Sissy, Aa-Da(all done), Uh-Uh-Oh. Nana is working on her name next. He loves Sadie the dog and Milo our cat and is surprisingly gentle. He is much more tentative in new situations and of a mommy's boy. He will snuggle any time of the day. He is also very giggly and fun especially with Madison.
They are great eaters. They both love bananas and have an addiction to Ritz crackers. They seriously freak out if they see the package. Micah loves melon and Mason loves strawberries. Although they will both eat any fruit. They like their sister are not fan of veggies. I am still doing purees a few times a week to get them in.
Several people have asked, yes we are still nursing. I am amazed that I made it this far with twins. I don't have a great supply so whatever they got I was happy with. They are both still happy nursing so we will continue for a while longer. They have a milk allergy so we can't do cheese or yogurt and they are on Soy milk.
I am so excited to see what this next year brings. It will be so much fun to watch them learn to walk and explore the world around them this summer. I am excited to get to be outside with them and for our upcoming camping trips. I have a feeling it will be a very dirty summer with 2 boys into everything. haha!!!
And as promised here is a quick progression of the last year.
If anyone knows how to upload a power point presentation Matt made one for their party we didn't get to use. I wold love to share it with you. There are some great photos.
Micah left, Mason right