Annie & Sybelle: 11 Months!

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We are one month away from their first birthday and it feels so strange! I can't believe that this time last year I was sitting around all alone at home impatiently waiting for them to come! I was off work, super uncomfortable, and imagining what their little faces would look like. Now here we are, a family of 4, with these two sweet little bestie crawling all over the place. They truly are the sweetest little pair and I don't know how we got so lucky!

This month has been so incredibly busy, super super fun, and a little different! I had my first weekend away for a bachelorette weekend, the girls stayed with Kyle and did absolutely amazing! I definitely missed them, but enjoyed my time away so much. It's so sweet to see them with Kyle, and just enjoying their time together. He's been working a lot of long hours this month, so when they get to spend time with him alone, it just makes my heart so happy. 

We spent time at the lake a lot this month, and the girls got braver and braver in the water. At one point, Annie actually started crawling into the lake until she couldn't touch anymore, and wanted to keep going! She's such a little fishy girl. Belle was a little more nervous, but with time she started kicking her little feet more and more. 

Sybelle has been my more clingy baby this month, typically Annie is more of a momma's girl, while Belle usually will sit and play by herself for forever. This month Belle has been really attached, while Annie has been off exploring by herself. They tend to flip flop every couple months, so I guess Belle decided it was her turn for some extra momma love. 

They love to try to climb absolutely everything, love pulling themselves up on the furniture, and are starting to walk along the sides of things. They love their little push walker thing, but they haven't quite got the hang of it yet. They love to eat dog food and get into trouble together, like playing with a tub of vaseline or lotion. It truly is never a dull moment around here!

We were pretty late on their 9 month check up because by the time I booked their appointment, the pediatritian was on vacation for a month. Annie weighed in at 16.5lbs and Sybelle was 16lbs (always .5 pounds apart!) so they've really slimmed out since they started crawling. They're not on the growth chart for weight, but are in the 40th percentile for height, so our doctor isn't concerned about their weight, which was reassuring. They just moved up to size 4 diapers, still fit 6 month sleepers, and can wear anything from 6 month clothes to 12-18 month clothes. They feel so big to me, but whenever we see other kids the same age I realize how tiny they are. They feel super heavy when I'm carrying around both of them! 

They love to wave "hi", clap, tackle each other, laugh at dad, snuggle with mom play with the dogs,  watch the cats, and eat. They eat pretty much everything, their favourite food right now is blueberries, each have 4 top teeth, Annie has 2 bottom, and Belle has 3 bottom. They say "mama," (usually only when they're upset, or need more food...) "dada," and "da" for dog! They babble "babababa" all day long, and we're working on "nana" next. 

This has been such a rambly update but that' just how my brain works now after 11 months of this twin journey! I can't wait to celebrate their first birthday! Always feeling so grateful to have these baby girls in our lives. 

Thanks for reading, lovelies! 

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Annie & Sybelle: 3 Months!

I really just don't know where time is going. This month we celebrated Christmas and all of the fun things that lead up to that special day, we started sleeping 4 hour streches through the night - consistently (hallelujah), and fell more and more in love with eachother ever single day. 

So, bare with me while I blabber on about all the amazing things these little girls do. 

It is so amazing to find Kyle chatting away with our babies. He lights up their sweet little eyes. There is no one that can make them smile quite like he does. We hung out a lot with family this month, and it is just the sweetest season of life to be surrounded by so much love. Not to mention Christmas. Holy moly were we all so spoiled. They have both grown more and more into two little individuals, they are so incredibly beautiful and perfectly unique. I am so proud of both of them. 

We have come to realize the babies really like their little routine - I might do a post on it soon because I have searched the internet high and low to find something that works, especially for twins. They tend to get quite overwhelmed if we spend the whole day travelling, in and out of loud places, and if they don't get many naps in their own crib. 

My most favourite thing this month has been the way they calm down when I hold them. Throughout this holiday season they've been held by many many people, and sometimes they get overwhelmed. The second they're in my arms, though, they're happy little beans. They've really started to wrap their little arms around me when I hold them and it's simply the sweetest feeling. 

They love their changing table, even in a fit of screaming rage, plop them on the change table, take off their pants, and boom - happy baby. It's quite mystical. They're still fitting size 0-3, 3 month, and are growing into some 3-6 month pants. Still size 1 diapers, and we even had to get a special slightly smaller size 1 to fit Sybelle's teeny tiny bum. Annie has the chunkiest cheeks and thighs, I could squish them all day. Sybelle is slowly starting to grow her little rolls, but is still a bit of a string bean. 

We call Sybelle by a million different nicknames: Sibby, Belly, Belsie, Little Belle... The list goes on, every day we find some new way to play with her name. Annie just gets little things tacked on to the end of her name, Annie bean, Annie fanny (she'll hate that one when she's older), Annie girl, sweet Annie (thank you, Zac Brown). 

They still love to play with each other, which warms my heart. These days Sybelle has been trapping Annie's hands to chew on, because why chew on your own when you can chew on your sisters??? I could just go on and on. 

I'll leave it at that for now, I could talk about these babies all day long. I think I'll be posting a post-partum update soon, because when I was pregnant I spent pretty much all day every day researching what birth and recovery might look like. Stay tuned :)

Take good care, lovelies!