10 Months...or 2 months until my babies are ONE
As far as life in our house goes, ten months is a blast! Addison and Mackenzie are developing such fun little personalities and are doing new things all the time. This might actually be an almost perfect stage...they are just mobile enough to be fun, but aren't too adventurous yet. Both girls can definitely get where they want to go, but still crawl army-style, rather than on all fours. They can pull up, but are not too confident at doing it on their own yet, and they are definitely not standing alone or taking any steps. I tell them all the time that it's totally fine to hold off on the walking for another few months! (I'm hoping they wait until we get moved in our new house, which will be mostly baby-proofed.)
These girls are an absolute joy to be around-at least until naptime-and they LOVE to laugh, especially at their daddy. Peek-a-boo is the game of the month, and they can both put a blanket over their face, and will pull it down when you say peek-a-boo. It's adorable, and I'm hoping to get it on camera soon. (I'm just full of cute, sappy overload tonight, aren't I??) We sing "Jesus Loves Me" a lot, and we are working on learning "Pat-a-Cake."
Addison has a word this month...she consistently says either "bye" or "bite"...sometimes it's hard to tell which it is! She adds a little "ah" syllable at the beginning, too, so it comes out "ah-bye, ah-bye, ah-bye." Again, need it on video. Mackenzie said "daddy" a few times one day, but hasn't been very consistent with it since. (Don't tell her daddy though, he thinks everything she says is "daddy"!!) Mackenzie does love to say "heyyyyy," so I guess maybe that counts? It's so fun to hear their little voices and imagine what they are going to sound like once they really start talking. I was a BIG talker as a child, so I'm pretty sure that once they get started, there will be no stopping them. (Lord, help us all!)
I can't believe that at this time last year, I was getting huge and uncomfortable, starting NSTs to monitor the baby's heart rates every two weeks, and beginning to really prepare for our girls to join us in the world. Looking back, it's funny to realize how very little we knew about what to expect. I'm glad we didn't know enough to be terribly nervous about it all in the beginning. Those first few weeks were definitely a shock to the system, but I think it would be that way for most anyone...and really, I guess it is with a first-born, regardless of how many babies you have at once, right? Anyway, that first week at home I could not imagine what life would be like ten months down the road...but it's absolutely amazing. I love our little family more and more every day.
(I hope you enjoyed tonight's sap-fest. Look for much more to come as we approach the emotional one-year mark and the biggest first birthday in family history!) : )