Dear Rowan & Scarlett – 8 Month Old Twins
Rowan and Scarlett,
I’m LOVING this age! You two are simply the sweetest, cutest pair and your personalities are in point of fact shining. You love your mama SO a lot and it makes me so satisfied that each time I come into the room, you completely remove darkness from, even supposing I haven’t been long past lengthy! You each proceed to be lovely laid again small children and are satisfied to drift anywhere we take you, so long as you’re fed. You are beginning to have interaction or even play a bit of with one any other which is lovely lovely!!! I already can see your dual bond forming!
You guys are each SO cell! We’ve given up at the milestone blanket footage as it’s simply inconceivable with either one of you squirming and sitting up and crawling round. You are crawling far and wide and like to discover. Scarlett has been pulling as much as status for approximately a month now and mid-month Rowan additionally began to drag to face. You guys each did it for the primary time within the crib however now you pull up on the whole thing and Scarlett even occasionally shall we cross and practices status for a 2nd. Scarlett additionally does some very gentle cruising, not anything loopy (but). You’ve each discovered the best way to climb one stair however you haven’t attempted to any extent further than that. And sadly with being so cell you not in point of fact need to hand around in your playpen – you simply need to discover! But we nonetheless use the playpen to your protection from time to time. Changing your diaper or getting you each dressed is a struggle each time since you do NOT need to keep nonetheless.
You each are babbling, despite the fact that Scarlett is a lot more vocal. Scarlett says “dada” and “mamamamama”, however most commonly simply gibberish and not anything intentional after all, despite the fact that occasionally it does sound like she’s pronouncing phrases. Rowan babbles too, however communicates a lot more with grunts and whines and normally cries much less when she bumps into issues, however fusses extra earlier than naps and bedtime. Scarlett is extra delicate to bodily bumps or falls and cries tougher, however is more uncomplicated to go to sleep and infrequently cries within the crib.
You each nonetheless sleep in the course of the night time and feature persistently because you had been five months outdated (you’ll learn our five month dual sleep agenda right here and I’ll get an 8 month sleep agenda posted quickly). We now have a good looking bedtime regimen the place your dad and I put you to mattress on your cribs after which your dad performs the ukulele and sings and your sister has a dance celebration and/or performs her personal ukulele for you. I simply take a seat within the rocking chair and soak all of it in, occasionally making a song alongside. I completely love our middle of the night custom and it makes me so satisfied! On bathtub nights we put all three of you within the bathtub on the similar time now and also you each love splashing round together with your sister (Scarlett used not to like baths however you’ve come round). You are taking 2 naps some days and three naps different days, all of it is dependent upon how early you get up and the way lengthy the naps are. Your wakeful time now can stretch to as much as three hours despite the fact that I nonetheless attempt to stay it at 2.five hours earlier than the primary and 2nd nap.
You each LOVE meals such a lot. We’ve began supplying you with 3 foods an afternoon and you might be loving it. We are doing Baby Led Weaning, which means we provide you with comfortable cast desk meals as an alternative of purees, however for lunch or at the cross you’ll get a child meals pouch, which you guys in point of fact love. I take a look at to shop for those with meals that you just don’t continuously consume in order that you’re getting a greater variety of vitamins. You guys are consuming such a lot that you’re consuming much less system, however I be sure to feed you your milk earlier than you consume a meal since I do know you continue to want it! Scarlett will consume the rest however we’ve discovered that Rowan, you have got began turning into extra explicit about meals and appearing transparent personal tastes (LOVE avocado, now not an enormous broccoli fan, who can blame you!?).
Some amusing firsts from this month: First (actual) time at the swing for either one of you (Scarlett did take a seat within the swing as soon as earlier than however didn’t in point of fact swing), first Turkey Trot (your dad driven Siena within the stroller and I driven you two and ran with my good friend Asia), first time assembly Santa, first go back and forth to the zoo and primary time in daycare (on the YMCA fitness center – Rowan liked it, Scarlett had some separation nervousness in the beginning).
This vacation season has been so superb with you two in our circle of relatives! We love you such a lot!
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