We found out that we were having twins on April 3 of last year. Today, April 4, Evie and Liv are six months.
What a difference a year makes…
Evie and Liv have been growing in leaps and bounds over the last month. I actually had to look back on my five month update to see how far we have come in the last month. They are continually growing, but they haven’t gone up much in the weight department since month five. I blame the stomach flu. It took down our entire house. I have never seen babies vomit like that. It was inhuman. It took them almost a week to get over it.
The flu really interrupted them getting established on solid foods. We are just now getting back into the swing of it. Rob spent the day peeling, dicing, and cooking fruits and vegetables. Evie and Liv are champs when it comes to fruit but not so much on the vegetable front. We just started baby yogurt and they went bananas for it. Current food favorites include pears, peaches, and prunes. Green beans are not very popular. I am working on mixing fruits and vegetables so they are at least exposed to the flavors. They are very insistent on helping feed themselves which leads to food everywhere, but they have both mastered getting the spoon in their mouth.
I was hoping that once we introduced food they would magically start sleeping through the night. Haaaaa. We are usually up at 11, 2, and 5. Evie is getting closer to only needing one overnight feed but Olivia is like, give me all the food. now.
Both girls can now roll from back to belly and belly to back. This is adorable and dangerous. I don’t know if it is intentional or accidental, but no matter how far apart I lay them, they roll on top of each other. And not usually in a cute, they love each other sort of way. More like, how long is it going to take before one of them has a black eye? They are aware of each other but they don’t interact, per se. They mainly just stare. I am anxiously waiting for them to start babbling to each other.
They have discovered their feet. There is nothing cuter than Evie gnawing on her toes. Except, perhaps, Evie gnawing on Liv’s toes. Evie started occupational therapy today (finally). The therapist believes she is no longer delayed. However, she has been approved to visit Evie once a week so we are going to work on developmental play and hitting more milestones. She was impressed with both girls and thinks both are very close to sitting up!
Their personalities continue to emerge and I find so much joy in them. When I was pregnant I said I was most looking forward to baby laughs. We are there. They love being startled. They laugh and laugh when I scare them. They both like being thrown in the air and laugh hysterically. They laugh when I kiss their necks and when I sing Uptown Funk. They recognize faces and voices and turn their heads to look for someone talking to them. Arrrrghhh it kills me.
And now, lets move on to pictures before I turn into a puddle of mush.
Rob and I were able to attend the 125 year celebration of my university. Tad was one of my advisors in college and he is one of my favorite people in the world. I wanted to hug him 500 times. What you can’t tell in this picture is that Olivia just had a massive blowout and my hand is full of poop. Jen – 0, Olivia – 1.
Nothing to see here.. Evie | Liv
Liv | Evie
Evie | Liv
Livvy was laughing at me.