Friday, October 15, 2010

Slideshow 8-9 Months

I meant to do these every two weeks, but for some reason I keep getting behind. One of the problems is that I now have this fancy-scmancy camera. And when you have a fancy-smanchy camera that takes fancy-smanchy pictures, I really want to edit them to make the best pictures I can. Needless to say, my time is not so free is that I have oodles of time to edit pictures. As of late, most of my time in the evening after has been spent making baby food. Since I'll be gone for a week to Paris, France. I have had to triple stock my freezer with loads of foody ice cubes.

Plus, I don't know what it is about having a fancy-smanchy camera,but I know go around the house thinking I am Nigel Barker and am the most sought after photgrapher. Seriously, from September 8th to October 12th I have taken 702 pictures. 702!!!!!!!! What is the matter with me? Oh yeah, I have the cutest babies in the world. Duh! Now, I am not going to make you look through 702 pictures, but there are quite a few.

Blabber Mouths

Josh: "Babababababababababababa, Mamamamamamamamamamamamama"

Jules: "Gagagagagagagagagagagaga, Babababababababababa, Hieeeeeeeeeeeeee", (could be Hi, but its not really)

Jules has been saying Gaga for a while now. Not really sure where she has heard the Ga sound, unless its out cat, Gus. Josh, on the other hand, is deefinatley saying Mamamamamama, which of course, makes me so happy. However, he says it to the TV, his toys, the cats, his bumpo chair, to food, and just talks it to himself. Basically to everything but me. I can still count it though, right?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We're 9 Months Old!

Okay, I know I have been saying this EVERY MONTH, but they are no longer able to sit in the same chair together. I am really trying to make it to their year birthday with the monthly chair pics. With one baby, I'm sure I could do it. With two babies, you need two people, and another person to take pictures. Jake and I are only two people, and we did the best we could, while still being behind the lens :)

Outtakes at the bottom!

9 Months - Update on the Babes

9 Months Old!

Okay, so I know I said how much fun they were at 8 months old, but seriously, I can't tell you how much fun they are now! Every day is different for them and every day they are soaking up everything they see, hear, touch, feel, etc. Its amazing to watch them watch me, or watch their mouths try and say what I am saying. They are on the verge of talking...not.there.yet. Not from my not trying, mind you. We are very close on Hi, Gus (one of the cats), MaMa, Dada, etc. So far, we have GaGa -from both of them, which is weird. Still breastfeeding! Go me!

Feedings: We're still doing good here. Milk is great. I am saving one bottle per day, which is fantastic. Another little caveat is that I am going to Paris, France next week FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK. I keep telling myself in my head, "I can do this, I can do this". Thank God for Skype. Anywho, I have been freezing milk pretty regularly again. They are doing good with their eating too. So far we have eaten these fruits: apples, pears, plums, bananas, peaches, cantaloupe, mangoes, blueberries, and these veggies: sweet potatoes, reg. potatoes, green beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, avocado, spinach, carrots, corn, squash, zucchini and these proteins: ground beef, sirloin, chicken, turkey, and tofu. We have been doing some finger foods, and plan to do more and more of those. Jules especially would rather self feed. We have cut up some steamed carrots, bananas, and avocados. However, they are OBSESSED with Cheerios. It is by far their favorite right now. I was really nervous about giving them Cheerios, with them choking, but they did great from the beginning.

Waketime/Napping: They are still at the 2hr mark for awake-time. We dropped their afternoon nap! So, now they are just taking two naps a day. I *might* put them down in the afternoon if for some reason they had terrible naps that day.I swear, my babies are growing up WAY TOO FAST. Am I still allowed to call them babies?

Nightime: We had a couple of weeks of early waking, but thank goodness they grew out of that.

Our Schedule:

7:00- wake/feed 7oz each for Josh & Jules then solids fruit and cereal. Josh always gets more than Jules
9:00 - nap (hopefully at least 1.5 hours)
11:00 - feed - I now only put 6oz in each of their bottles, b/c they almost never finish it. Then they get a "snack" of cheerios and some type of veggie (all finger foods here, and just a bit)
1:00 - nap (usually wake at 2:30)
3:00 - feed 6.5oz for each + solids. This is a veggie and a protein
6:30/6:45 - feed 6.5oz for each, + solids. This is a protein, veggies, fruit and cereal. Its usually all mixed together, or we feed the fruit afterwards, separately
7:00 - baths
7:30 - story/bedtime

Outing/Events: Our nanny still takes them to storytime every Wednesday. We also went this month to the Nashville flea market and walked around. I didn't make it two steps before someone would comment on how cute they were. Last weekend I took them to the Germantown festival in East Nashville. I think our nanny is also going to start taking them to the zoo maybe another day during the week since its gotten a little cooler.

Diet: I am skipping this section because I am going to Paris next week and will eat lots of bread, cheese, chocolate and wine. Humph.

Milestones: They are both EVERYWHERE. Josh is now full on crawling now too. They are honestly everywhere. Josh can now go from crawling to sitting on his bottom, which is new. Jules can completely pull herself up, and can stand on her own for a few seconds at a time. It won't be long until she's walking (yikes). She has started "sitting dancing". She gets all exited and jumpy when she's on her knees, which is her version of dancing. They love "their videos". They know from the second I turn it on. They can be across the room, and hear the intro and get so excited. They still love to hear me sing to them, and I love singing to them. We have now had to lower both of their cribs to their lowest setting, which doesn't bode well for my 5'1" frame. Its a drop-side ( I know, I know) but I honestly don't ever use it. Its quicker to just reach over and grab them. They still love their books, and will both try and crawl all over you when you get one out to read. Still no sign language. However, they are starting to "get" that they can repeat whatever you do. Jules will do raspberries if you do them, and click her tongue if you do it, and shake her head no, if you do it to her. Josh will stick out his tongue if you do it. So cute. So, they are close. They love to be moving, and still love their scooter, and to swing!