AW! Independence...it's a beautiful thing :)
They are both so much fun. We wouldn't trade anything for the world! These months are going quickly - which in a way is good, because the one thing we want more than anything is summer time so we can spend the months together as a family!
Nine Month Update
Food - These boys LOVE to eat! My parents bought them animal crackers (they are a certain kind that my mom buys our kids. No clue where she finds them, but whenever I see that box with the string attached, I think of my parents! I think they're my dad's favorite too! Kind of special!) but they could eat the entire box of these if I let them.
The boys are drinking about 5-6 bottles a day (5 ounces each). And eating three meals a day! They're growing strong, and putting on lots of weight - believe me, my biceps can tell you all about it :)
Sleep - ALLELUIA!!
They are sleeping! Yes, both boys, all night long, in their cribs! I will tell you, when one wakes up - typically the other will as well, but we have successfully managed to have both boys sleeping in their own cribs...THANK YOU JESUS!
Clothes - One thing I absolutely LOVE about all of my children is that they are in the clothing size of their age! Yup - 9 month old boys in 9 month clothing. I'm not sure why I enjoy this so much, but I do! I have noticed that some of their clothes are starting to get a little snug, so we will have to transition them to the next size here, but that's okay, because we have made a nice run in these clothes :) I'm sure Jessica is sick of seeing the same rotation of clothes on these guys everyday at daycare, but I'm happy we at least get their use out of them :)
Weight - I am currently unsure of their weight, but I can tell you, when Callie and the boys and I are leaving dance class together, because daddy is at basketball, it's just the 4 of us...and it's freezing outside, extremely windy, iced over parking lot - I mean to the point where the insane amount of potholes covering the parking lot is actually smooth, because the holes are covered over with snow and ice...
My biceps are BURNING when I get everyone to the car from carrying both boys and having Callie hanging on me some way! So what is their weight? I don't know, but they are HEAVY! I'm guessing about 20 pounds each (which means 20 pounds in each arm PLUS their car seat PLUS Callie's dance bag, my purse and sometimes their diaper bag...and Callie hanging on me...I'm like a female version of The Incredible Hulk!
Height - One of these days I'm actually going to have this stat!
Diapers - Size 3 diapers and still going through a lot...
Health - Both boys have recently gotten over a cold. They had started out with runny noses and then high fevers. This actually happened while Callie, Josh and I were in Walt Disney World. Josh brought the boys in and sure enough - they both had ear infections. Go figure :-/ After some medication, they are on the mends!
Fun Facts - Carters started crawling! Yes we are so very excited for him, and he is so proud of himself :) Here is a fun little video that we captured of his accomplishment. He doesn't have to just sit there and take Collin's picking on him anymore. He doesn't have to lay on his stomach on the floor flopping around like a fish out of water - he can actually crawl around the room and explore! He's getting VERY close to standing up too...that's crazy to believe!
Carter & Collin
Collin has been crawling all over and pulling himself up onto EVERYTHING. He absolutely LOVES going into his big sisters room to play with her and her toys. She lets him right now, and sometimes she includes him in her play (she will give him Beast to play with because he is a boy). Typically Collin just plays with the characters in his hand and then transfers them to his mouth! Callie doesn't seem to mind...but give this a few years and we'll have full on battles!
Brotherly Love and Snuggles :)
The boys are also busy playing with each other now! Man are they funny. The other day, I was in the kitchen and the boys were in the hallway & all I could hear were their sweet little giggles. I turned the corner and Carter was sitting alone crawling towards me - then he stopped, turned around and Collin appeared and they started laughing at each other and almost head butted! Then Collin went back into our room and they did the whole thing all over again :) I did catch part of this on video - which I am so thankful, because their sweet giggles are my absolute FAVORITE!