Well, on to Erin and Elise and what they are up to! Their day looks something like this:
8-9 am wake and eat 8 oz bottle and some kind of breakfast food
11:30-12 drink another bottle and down for a nap
2-3 wake and eat in their high chairs and drink from sippy cups (straws are the best kind for them)
3 drink another bottle
5 dinner in high chair
6:30 drink another bottle
I am SO glad we are down to one nap a day bc it frees us up to get out and do things in the mornings/afternoons. I remember this transition was hard for me with the other girls because I loved all that naptime since it let me get things done or nap myself. But now, I am up entertaining s and s anyway, so I would rather be able to get out of the house with everyone so we don't all go crazy. I definitely feel confident taking all 4 out now on my own. Still not an easy task, but do-able.
Elise is still the quiet and calm one, but she surprised me by being the first to say a word other than mama or dada. She says, "Hi!" and it is so so sweet. She says it all the time and waves while she says it. They girls both understand a lot of words, but don't say very many yet. When you say, "Did you go poopoo?", they both pat their diaper. They love to play peekaboo and start doing it if they hear, "Where's Erin?" or "Where's Elise?" They also know bye bye, hi, kitty, bang bang, book, and maybe a few others. Back to Elise, she is taking a few steps on her own, but isn't full on walking yet. Her sister beat her on that milestone. It seems like Elise is the target of a lot of Erin's playful "bullying," if you can call it that. Erin loves to climb up on Elise's back like Elise is going to take her for a ride (in crawling position), and Elise HATES it. She cries and cries, and Erin thinks it is so funny. Both Erin and Elise love to whack each other in the head when the other one is being fed a bottle on the floor. I very seriously tell them no, but they smile and laugh and do it again. Stinkers! Elise still lets Erin do most of the noise making for her if they need to be gotten out of bed or need food on their tray or whatever it is. Elise makes noise sometimes too, but it is a much more soft, contented type noise. Though she loves to be around her sister, she seems also content to play on her own for bits of time. Her favorite toy is probably toilet paper, and her favorite food is smoothies. She weighs 20 lbs. 6 oz (30th percentile) and is 28.5 inches tall (30th percentile). She has been looking a tad bit bigger to me than Erin lately, and this doctor's visit confirmed it.
Here are a few more pictures
|this cute girls just loves the camera|
|hitched a ride to bed|
|Cousin Adri and one of the twins at their little birthday party|
|Sophie, Grandma, and cousin Tess|
|Erin mooching off of Uncle Shane|
|an Erin hug|