We are busy.
Miles has started showing a definite preference for the more “rough and tumble” play. He has gotten such a kick out of being held upside down, bounced, flown, thrown up in the air, you name it. I started doing this thing where I stand him up and plop him on his bottom over and over and go “up, down” and he thinks it is hilarious.
Twice this week day care has sent home literally half the milk I send in so we are trying a drop from 4 to 3 milk feeds during the day. I know they say its rare for babies to wean before one but I honestly think they are starting to. Perhaps it is just a phase, but the only time they have shown serious interest in nursing the last week or so is first thing in the morning. I obviously have no idea how much they are getting, but I know it isn’t as much as it used to be. Real food though – bring it on. Chicken (ground), pancakes, fruit, veggies, cheerios, puffs, veggie straws, applesauce, oatmeal, bread, potatoes you name it they’ll eat it! I half jokingly texted a friend that I would meet her for a walk just as soon as I was done feeding two bottomless pits. I feel like its a bit too early to be weaning but at the same time it doesn’t seem logical to me to pull away from “real food” and push milk just to do the opposite in a few weeks. I have mixed feelings about the end of breastfeeding (a topic for another future post).
I feel like I’m really starting to see strides physically lately. Miles gets on on his knees regularly. Both are really moving well crawling. They both LOVE to stand and play at the activity table. Its not weighed down real well and Abby accidentally pushed it forward. Usually I push it back but this time I watched as she took a couple tentative steps forward to get closer (she was holding on). Something has really shifted in their appearance as well the last few weeks as I watch them morph from babies into kids. Abby’s bottom two teeth are this close to finally breaking through. And, on a TMI note, my cycle has officially returned. I can’t say I missed not having it for 18 months.
Langage wise they seem to be on par. Abby may be a little ahead. No new true words for her since “hi” but she babbles daddy and mama often. I have a feeling it won’t be long. They both imitate tongue clicks and have for several weeks lifted their arms to be picked up. Raspberries are still a favorite. Miles had toned down the babbling for awhile but its picked back up again.
I’m starting to see real favorites with toys. Miles has always enjoyed his mailbox. Now Abby likes it too. They “fight” over the plastic mail that goes in it. It came with three pieces of mail and a package. It isn’t ok to only have one piece of mail. We have to have both. Abby likes stuffed toys and the bouncer.
Man, where did my babies go?
You know the drill….
- Miles tries to hide amongst the towels
- They enjoy veggie straws
- Book reading is quite the adventure
- They get into mischief
- They show some sibling similarities
- And Abby channels her inner dog