Well, at eight months old the twins:
-have teeth! Elise got one first. Now they both have two on the bottom.
-still don't crawl, but seem to be heading in that direction. Especially Erin who gets up on her hands and knees sometimes. Elise still is less of a fan of being on her tummy. They do scoot backwards really well when on their tummies and never stay in the same place that they are left.
-sit very well unassisted. We still put boppies behind them for the occasional loss of balance.
-continue to sleep through the night. They sleep from 8pm-8am. Yes!
-babble lots of precious sounds. I think they have started saying mama when they are crying sometimes. Still hard to be sure completely, but I think it is what I am hearing.
-have started to take toys from each other and get upset when they don't have a toy they were wanting. It is so cute. This is the only age when fighting over toys is cute.
-eat solids twice a day. I am doing less purees than I did with S and S at this age. I am not in such a hurry for them to transition to more solids. Also, I am letting them experiment more with non-pureed soft foods in hopes that they will be able to do more finger foods sooner. They had a hard time at first with things like banana pieces, avocado pieces, dissolvable crackers, and little pieces of bread, but now they are doing really well with them.
-take an 8 oz. bottle 4 times a day
-continue to have their own little personalities. Erin is more vocal, a toy hog, and more mobile. Elise is still so chill and relaxed. She also seems very sensitive and is startled/scared easily. She has this horrible heartbreaking cry when she actually does cry about something. It just makes me so sad! She sounds so desperate. I can never ignore her when she is crying like that. There is a difference between that cry and the slightly fussy cry she has on occasion when she goes down for a nap or to bed at night.
-are such great babies! I really have no complaints at all.
For those of you who are interested, here is our current routine:
8:30am eat 8 oz. breastmilk
12pm wake and eat 8 oz. breastmilk
1:30pm eat solids
4pm wake and eat 8 oz. breastmilk
5:30 or 6pm eat solids
7-7:30 pm eat 8 oz. breastmilk
Here is just one picture of them, but I plan to upload more soon for a picture post. Sally wanted to be included :)