Thursday, April 3, 2014

{11 Months Old}

I ran out of time for a photo shoot this month. But I snapped a couple of pictures that pretty well capture the twins…they just don’t match and I didn’t use a backdrop!

Our biggest project – and accomplishment! – this month was weaning.  Both babies are now completely weaned.  Liberty is still protesting by not always taking a bottle, but we are not looking back!  {The kids have to stay with Grandma for a week this month, so we had to wean early}

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Nehemiah is 19 pounds.  He has four teeth on top and two on the bottom.  He started the month by transitioning from sitting to standing without support.  Then he took his first steps on March 9th!  He still only takes two or three steps at a time but he tries more and more often!

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Nehemiah loves to eat.  He eats more than Elaine and Nolan at most meals.  He holds his bottle by himself, and usually finishes off what Liberty leaves behind in her bottle!  He is quite the talker and sounds more and more like a boy with all of his noises and sound effects!

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Nehemiah still loves cars and trucks and balls.  He seems to delight in interfering with Nolan’s puzzles, eating my iPhone, and getting into the bathroom unnoticed.  He can give kisses and play peek-a-boo.

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Liberty has gone through several mood swings.  Sometimes she is the picky eater.  Sometimes she is just impatient for her food.  Sometimes she is grumpy all the time, and sometimes she has more energy than Nolan.  She seems to be getting happier as a general rule, and is becoming less of a stoic.  {Strangers still have to work really hard for a smile!}

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Liberty had the stomach flu this month.  I’ve never felt so helpless toward one of my kiddos!  She lost a bit of weight, so Nehemiah was able to widen the gap again.  She also developed some new talents, like giving kisses and playing peek-a-boo.  She also grew a top tooth {finally!}

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

The twins are starting to be really funny to watch as they interact with each other.  They will take each other’s toys, make each other laugh, play peek-a-boo, and share pacifiers.  Often as I am trying to prepare supper, the twins hit their grumpy hour.  I put them together in a pack n play in the kitchen.  They laugh, hug, roll, smile, giggle, and talk to each other while I fix supper!  One of these days I might get it on video..

Liberty & Nehemiah 11 Months Old

Mommy hit a milestone this month too – grocery shopping, with all four kids, without Daddy!  Our store has these carts with the play car attached.  The carts also have two seats up front.  So I can strap in all four kids and still have room for more than one gallon of milk.  It’s still not easy (and often not enjoyable), but it has given me back a little bit of independence!

How we shop with four kids

The twins got to play with baby goats on March 15th at a deputation hosts’ home.  We visited the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the first time on March 27th.  They loved the water play table!

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