Thursday, February 27, 2014

HAPPY 10 MONTHS, TWINS!

I am interrupting what will turn out to be a couple more Disney blog posts to say Happy 10 Months to William and Violet.  This momentous occasion actually happened while we were away from them at Disney.  I had these great intentions of taking pictures of them the day before we left so that I could still post on the actual day (the 22nd), but then William was getting a fever, and - who am I kidding - I had about a million other things that actually had to be done that day before we left town.

So, though it is five day delayed, better late than never.  I can't believe we are nearing a year with these precious ones!

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These days William is into smiling, babbling/yelling, laughing, bouncing, being fed baby sized pieces of adult food and playing with toys.  Before we left for our trip, he was sleeping through most nights. I think we have a little work to do to get him back there, because he was sick, but last night went okay, all things considered.  William is a charmer and manages to win hearts at every turn.

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Violet is into smiling so big that it crinkles her whole face, stealing William's paci, self-feeding bite sized foods, twisting and turning all over the place, bouncing and playing peek-a-boo.  She has become the better sleeper and consistently sleeps through the night.  Her whole being lights up when someone talks to her, and she is a true joy.

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Both babies, like most people, have good days and bad days.  Still no teeth have appeared, so we regularly blame any and all fussiness on the great scapegoat of "teething."  Since they have been spilling drool everywhere for months, it seems like teeth must be imminent.  But, I have obviously felt that way for months.

Another thing they have in common is that they both sound quite congested all of the time.  I don't even hear it anymore, but anytime we meet someone new, they usually comment.  We are working with the doctor to figure out whether it is reflux or a swallowing issue, and we have a swallow study scheduled in March.  Tagging their formula with something radioactive and then watching where it goes sounds like a really fun time for all involved.

They really notice one another now, and seeing their relationship develop is intriguing and fun.

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Today they started physical therapy, and it was fascinating to watch.  Both William and Violet did really well, and I am so looking forward to seeing them make progress!

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Lily wanted to get in on this pre-dinner photo shoot where I was trying to squeeze the very last daylight out of the day.  She actually helped the twins look at the camera by talking and waving a doll around by my head.  Amazing.

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Bella, on the other hand, was completely disinterested.  She will take any spare moment allowed on an electronic device.

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Happy 10 Months, William and Violet!  We are forever and always grateful that the Lord put us together!  We love you more each day and often like you even more by the hour.  What a privilege it is to see you grow!

Here are the other months -

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