We’re at the point now where it seems there are new milestones all the time! Adelyn popped a 3rd tooth (and may be working on a 4th) this week and has started saying DAH! Nick thinks she’s conveying who her favorite parent is, but I gently explain to him that it’s phonetically the easiest things for babies to say first …Hehe! Paisley is on the verge of scooting/crawling. This mobility has brought with it the need for us to use of the word ‘NO’. And I think she knows what it means already! She absolutely LOVES cords of any kind… but she especially loves the cord to my laptop (likely because it’s always out!). But she knows it’s off limits, so she looks at me out of the corner of her eye and slowly moves her hand closer and closer… waiting for the ‘NO’ followed by redirection. Girlfriend is testing us already! Adelyn is just a sweet snuggly thing that would rather play quietly with a toy or cuddle with mommy or daddy. She could roll across the room if she wanted to… but she doesn’t want to. Paisley is more ‘spirited ‘ at the moment (they go through phases of switching personalities!) and her favorite pastime is taking things away from Dell. It’s starting already!!!
We’ve come to a fork in the road with regards to the tandem-crib-sleeping sitch. They nap separately during the day downstairs (in pack-and-plays), but we still have them sharing the crib at night. Miraculously, until recently, the girls fall asleep almost immediately and wake up 12 hours later in the same place we left them. But the last few nights, there’s been some mischief and foolery happening before the drifting off to sleep action. Listening to these shenanigans on the baby monitor makes me have two very different feelings. 1) awwwwwww, how cute that they’re playing and loving each other! 2) those crazies need to go to sleep. And since Paisley is the more aggressive baby, I find myself worrying about kicking/scratching and other playful injuries. Or just simply worrying that they’re preventing each other from sleeping. We only have one crib, and no room in the nursery for a second crib. Nick seems to think that they’ll adapt as they grow and we don’t need to change anything until they’re ready to move to toddler beds. But I don’t know. Any twin mommies that kept their twins in the same crib past 9 months?