All About Twin Life At 9 Months Old!
All About Twin Life At 9 Months Old!
The twin’s 1st snow.
The twins are officially 9 months and 2 weeks old now, which blows my mind, and life could NOT be crazier. We have yet to get a large play yard with extensions, as an ordinary play pen is not enough to hold these crazy, crawling, little rascals, in.
Right now we are constantly picking up babies and putting them back into the living room, as they creep their way into the kitchen, which happens every 8 seconds or so, more or less. We at the very least need a gate to separate both rooms. It is a great workout for the arms though, I must say. A mother of twins, never needs any additional help in that body area.
Anyways both girls are crawling like absolute pros now. Allie stays a little more interested in things, for longer periods of time. She will play with a certain toy for longer, stay interested in viewing herself in the mirror for longer, heck she honestly can’t get enough of herself.
She stares at the tree for awhile when it’s all lit up, and will stay put for a few seconds longer then her other half, who isn’t interested for long by much of anything, including her own reflection. She sees it and is like ‘Ok , now what?’. Hardly pays it a bit of mind at all. She shows no interest in a lit up Christmas tree, and toys.
She’d rather just find a way to pull herself to a stand on them, even the low ones, then to play with them. Last week she even took her very first step, (singular), though I don’t know, it may have been a fluke, since it never re-occured, so does it still count? I am not sure, but It’s coming soon to stay, I have a feeling.
In thinking about it, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to have one early walker, so by the time spring arrives, I’ll either have just 1 steady walker by then and one being carried, or I’ll have only 1 wobbly baby of the two, and one confident walker, I won’t need to worry much about.
I was always fearing the walking stage so much with twins, because if they both start walking at the exact same time, they will both be unsteady on their feet for awhile, and will be falling quite easily, and possibly getting hurt, which frightens me.
Hard enough keeping one baby in one piece when they are learning how to walk, so that is why I have always dreaded this upcoming milestone, but maybe it will work out after all. We shall see. Allie isn’t too far behind. I bet she could stand unassisted as well, if she would stop getting all excited while standing, and shaking her hips and derriere around so much.
It makes it impossible for her balance as well. A future Zumba instructor perhaps? Could be. She certainly gyrates her body, much like my instructor. Mama’s hips just won’t do that! Wish I had some spanish blood in me 😀 .
Anyhow, it’s very exciting to think that this is the twin’s very first Christmas. I have had a 1st Christmas 3 other times but it was never x’s 2. I’m thanking God that they were born in March and not any closer to Christmas. December and January are absolute financial nightmares for me. I have 5 birthdays to buy for during those 2 months and Christmas to, so that would have been very stressful, though April would have been even better!
I would love to hear about my reader’s dynamic duos! How old are your twinkies, and what are you looking forward to about Christmas this year? What milestones have your twins hit, or are working on right now? Oh, and I want to ask a question, what is the napping situation like in your home? Right now, the twins are NOT sleeping much in the day at all anymore.
They have seemed to have settled on a 11 or 12:00 nap in the mornings, and sometimes it will be as short as 20 minutes, and that is it for the entire day until an 8:00pm bedtime. That doesn’t seem like a lot for 9 month olds, does it? I mean even if it were say an hour, which sometimes it is, shouldn’t there be 2 naps at this point, or at least one 2 hour one? I could honestly sleep more then they both do. That part of things gets a little draining, but it’s still more fun now that they are so active and expressive.
The tough thing about twins, especially if you have other children to care for, is if they nap separately, somebody is always awake, and if they nap together, then when they wake, you are tending to two babies again, when one is honestly much more manageable, and holding only 1 baby, you can still give attention to your other child or children.
I don’t know which I like better honestly, but I do know I wish they would sleep more then they do in the day time. They are both teething very hard, and you can see the teeth trying to pop through on Annie’s lower gums, so if that will help in the sleep department at all, then bring on the teeth!
My 5 year old is doing better on the jealousy front, but with them needing so much of mom nowadays, it hurts my heart that she is seemingly getting less of me then ever. My son to, however he doesn’t seem to need me as much. *Cry*. Mikayla is in this stage of wanting to hold the babies and pick them up (More like grab them, and pull them up). She scares me when she comes out of nowhere, snatches up a baby and starts walking around.
I want her to be ‘Into’ them. I have wanted that for the entire 9 month period, but she’s not 7 or 8, she’s only 5 and not the most gentle of 5 year olds either, so while I want her to be more involved and enthusiastic about having two small sisters to love, it’s scaring the willies out of me. I try and teach her the proper way to hold them and to never walk with them in her arms, but when she gets excited, she turns me off completely. It’s a turning point, but it makes me very nervous.
Well, that’s my twin update for now. I’m feeling a cold coming on, so I’m sorry if I seem a little ‘Blah’ today. Things in our home are changing, and changing fast, and are growing more and more exciting, so expect more updates and twin videos soon to come. Till next time, enjoy your duo or your children, and spread the Twinpossible word to your friends! 😀