Monday, January 20, 2014

{8} Months Old

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot
Pictures taken on January 3, 2014

Since the babies are rapidly approaching the nine month mark, I thought I should sit down and write the eight month post.  Everything kinda runs together these days, so I’m glad I wrote out some notes a couple of weeks ago!

Liberty is a funny girl.  I get lots of smiles and giggles when we’re at home, but she is pretty cold and unfriendly to anyone else who tries to talk to her.  She is very energetic and curious about her surroundings.  She has learned her way to the bathroom, and if she is ever “missing” I know to find her there.  It has been challenging to remember to put the trash can up and close the toilet lid.  I try to keep the door closed, but Elaine and Nolan are always helping to undo any success in that area! 

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot    Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot    Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Liberty is always on the move, and seamlessly goes from crawling to sitting, to standing, to crawling again.  Because of the way she does this, she always ends up sitting with one leg in front of her, and one leg behind her.  And her tongue is usually hanging out, as in this picture!

First Trip to the Library

Liberty has been doing the best with solid food.  She picks everything up with her fingers and puts it straight into her mouth.  In addition to paper {!}, she really enjoys feeding herself puffs and rice.  The paper thing baffles me.  If there is a wet wipe, a tissue box, or any kind of paper around – Liberty will find it and try to eat it.  She seems to particularly enjoy wet things, so the wash cloth in the bath tub and the wet wipes have to be kept out of reach.  She still loves bath time, but now tries to climb the slope at the end so that she can reach the shampoo bottle.  She never succeeds!  She is really good at finding the diaper basket and stealing wipes out of the box.

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Libs sleeps through the night most of the time.  She is uber difficult during changing time.  She hates to lay on her back, so diaper changes are more like diaper wrestles.  She sleeps on her side snuggled with a bunny or a blanket.

Nehemiah is my “buddy”.  Nolan has picked up on that nickname and insists that we don’t call him “beebee ‘miah” but “buddy” instead.  Nehemiah pulls himself up to standing all the time, but once there he has a hard time getting down (unlike Liberty).  When I put him to bed, he always stands up as I leave the room.  Then a few minutes later he cries because he can’t get down, and I go in and tuck him into bed again.

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot    Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Nehemiah is a good eater and not nearly as messy as Liberty.  He prefers his food pureed, and doesn’t like anything that he has to chew, even though he has two teeth now!  He was the first to get a tooth, and #1 was sighted on Dec. 20th.

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Nehemiah usually wakes up at least once to eat at night.  This is nice snuggle time, but momma would usually prefer uninterrupted sleep! 

Nehemiah is always very focused on the “TV” (we just use the computer)whenever we are watching a movie or an old show at lunch time.  He can barely eat because he is so in tune with what’s on the screen.  He seems to particularly like to play with Elaine.  She is great at giving him attention and sharing with him, and he always crawls around following her as she plays throughout the house.

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

He is the friendly-to-a-fault member of our family.  Strangers stop us frequently with an “Are they twins?” or “Two boys?”.  It doesn’t matter who is talking or what they say, Nehemiah gives a big grin and sometimes a laugh.

Nehemiah really looks just like Ben now.  However, he is super ticklish, and I think that comes from my side of the family!  Even the threat of a raspberry sends him into hysterical laughter!

Twins 8 Month Photo Shoot

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