Development: We are constantly suprised by your incredible developmental advances and you are learning so many new things everyday that it is difficult to keep track of all the amazing things you are doing now. Even though you were born two months early you are on track with all the developmental milestones for your ages. You have both started running and climbing everything you can - we are going to have to get you a jungle gym very soon. A sandpit is arriving soon in the meantime and we will be getting some great wooden kitchen toys to make your play corner extra interesting.
You love playing with lego and building and taking apart the big houses Daddy makes for you. You both love books - so much that you even eat them a little. Hopefully you will grow out of this and learn to love reading as much as we do. We look forward to lots of storytimes. Finn, you love humming and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - you repeat "up above the sky" over and over. Becky - you also sing, more so when reading a book on your own in the playroom. You are learning to share and play together but this is still a little difficult as Finn you really want whatever Becky has. You are learning so may new words and Finn you repeat any word while Becky just listens and repears it later. You both battle a little with the "f" sound, saying wwww sometimes but you have both started saying ffff now. So Finny is Winny and foot is woot. You have all your teeth besides for the very back molar still to come.
Becky had a case of croup a month ago which was very scary as she couldn't breathe - almost rushed off to the ER, and spent most of the night in the shower steam. We are now prepared if it should happen again.
Eating: Rebecca is better at trying new foods, but you are both doing well and eating a good variety of all types of food. We want to stop microwaving food - not great for nutritional values so will try be more oganised with cooked meals that can be heated on the stove easily. You have both been sick with bad flu so the appetites have not been great, but am sure you will be back to eating well soon. We want to get to a phase where you both eat whatever we are eating. As you get older, supper time can be later and then we can try all eat together.
Sleep: Both are still sleeping just great. Finn still occasionally wakes and cries but I leave him for a bit before resettling him to see if he will self soothe back to sleep. Obviously there have been disruptions as they have been ill...
Looking forward to: Your 2nd Birthday!
Mommy and Daddy musings: It is so interesting to watch you both becoming little kids rather than babies. You are both willful in your own ways practicing your independence and unique ways of being in the world. You are both super special little souls and we love you.