Whoops! I completely missed posting an 8 month update on Olivia and Evie. Well, you know it was a little busy with the holidays plus these girls are keeping me busy! The older they get, the more active they are and they definitely keep me on my toes!
Knock, knock, knock on wood because these girls sleep 12+ hours at night! They currently are in bed by 6:30 pm and then up around 7-7:30 am. We have tried pushing their bedtime later but they will have no part of that. It’s a complete meltdown if they are up past 6:30 pm – and that includes if we are out of the house too! It’s hard because family and friends have had to understand that we want to be home by their early bedtime – but it’s good for the girls and us for them to stay on routine!
Evie is pretty good about taking naps. She usually takes two 1 hour naps. Olivia on the other hand….she only wants to fall asleep on me! It’s hard because I’d like to take the time to spend some one on one time with my son or get some work done. Her pediatrician suggested Cry It Out for naps. You know I have no issue with it since we did CIO for overnight but it’s somehow different during the day and she just isn’t having it. The one good thing is that Evie is so clingy to me during the day, I enjoy the bonding and snuggles with Olivia.
We have pretty much given up on purees! I got a few good months out of my Baby Bullet but the girls are loving table food! Their favorite right now is peas and carrots. They also love whole wheat waffles, applesauce and puffs. I do need to start giving them a bit more variety.
On The Move
Both girls are on the move! They started crawling within a week of each other. It started with the army crawl but then they were both full on crawling all over the house. Hayden has to keep his door closed at all times because as soon as the door opens, they are on their way so fast! After all, he has the coolest room in the house!
Technically a 10 month update, but they are also pulling up! Evie will only pull up in her crib, but Olivia pulls up in her crib, on the gate and the couch. The only thing is she’s not too sure how to get back down and throws a fuss!
There’s really not too much else going on! The girls still don’t play too much WITH each other, just side by side which is completely normal. They do reach out and hold hands sometimes and Olivia always laughs when Evie laughs. Mostly though they fight over toys and Olivia tends to knock over Evie. It’s funny because Olivia is the smaller of the two.
Coming up next month….10 months!