twins: 9 months


Another month down! This might have been one of the tougher ones. Teething, sniffles, fevers, ear infections...it wasn't easy. But I know we are much luckier than so many! All in all they were still pretty happy and smiley the whole month.

General comments on the month:
-Diaper and outfit changes are next to impossible with all the moving they do.
-They still love bath time with Dad! And I love it because it is so cute to watch.
-They love pouches and can suck them down in no time.
-Neither likes solid foods or thick foods- like avocado, banana or sweet potato. But if they're pureed they love it.
-We are cutting back on formula because they're eating more food.
-They take 2 naps a day, 1-2 hours in the morning and 2-3 in the afternoon.

James weighs 19 pounds 6 ounces and is 28" tall! 
Eloise is catching up at 18 pounds 11 ounces and 26.75" tall! 

James had his first ER trip and it terrified us. Around 12:45am he wake up crying. I waited a bit because typically if they do this, they fall back to sleep 5-10 minutes later. When he didn't stop I went in just to check on him and he was burning up. He had a fever of 106* and his skin was on fire. We stripped him down, gave him Tylenol and called our pediatrician. They said to take him to the ER immediately. We arrived and were immediately sent to triage where they also gave him Motrin and just rechecked his temperature. But then we had to wait hours in the waiting room to be seen. We finally got back into a room around 3:45am, did some more waiting then saw the doctor around 4:30am. We didn't get home until almost 6am. Verdict: a double ear infection/virus. I think this was my first real scary mom moment. When I saw the thermometer read 106 I knew it wasn't good. I had so many scary thoughts run through my head. We spent the day snuggling and cuddling, I gave him as much loving as I could.

The following week Eloise had a fever, but when I took her in to the doctor she luckily didn't have an ear infection. They are just pitiful when they have fevers and are sick. I hate it!

We had their first St. Patrick's Day and first Easter this month.

They love going for walks in the stroller in the big seats- not the car seats!

Dave & I left them for a long weekend with grandma and grandpa so we could go to the BVI.

Eloise got her cranial band at the beginning of March and has adjusted just fine to it. She wears it all day with about three 30 minute-1 hour breaks. Eloise LOVES to dance. I turn on Taylor Swift "Shake it Off" and she loves it. She doesn't love to crawl, but has a great arm reach to get anything she wants without having to move. She can also sit and move herself in a circle to get any view she wants.  Her smile is the sweetest. She has 2 bottom teeth. She'll eat yogurt melts, but not puffs. She loves putting things in her mouth. Obviously she still loves being held, especially by her daddy.

James loves to crawl- he is fast too! He has 2 bottom teeth and 1 (almost 2) on top. His laugh is the cutest thing and makes everyone around him smile. When we put him in the red car walker he goes crazy- he loves it! He's still enjoying the jumper too. He has had quite a few restless nights with waking up crying, we think it is mainly teething. He is still a momma's boy which I love so much. I hate seeing him be fussy and in pain which has been more this month than in the past. 

1 comment:

  1. They are precious! The ER night sounds scary, hope everyone is on the mend.