9.11.2010

We're 7 Months Old!


The A-Team is 7 months old today - I swear they are getting more and more fun! They are definitely talking more, moving more and laughing more. By the end of the day, I'm pretty tired from keeping up with these two but we are so incredibly blessed to have such amazing kiddos! By now, they have definitely developed their little personalities and are complete polar opposites. But, you can tell that they still have that special bond and are happiest when they are together.

My favorite time of day is still the morning when we first go into the nursery. The sleepy, sweet smiles are heart melting. The A-Team typically goes to bed between 7:15 and 7:30 and they sleep until 7:00 in the morning. They still take 3 naps a day, although the first 2 naps are getting shorter.



Austin and Addie still drink formula 5 times a day, as well as eat real food. As far as cereals, they eat rice, barley and oatmeal. The A-Team also eats avocados, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, pears, apples, peaches and a little chocolate frosting. :) Recently we started giving them puffs so they can learn how to feed themselves. Austin generally picks up a handful and tries shoving them all in his mouth. Most drop on the tray or in his chair but he does get some in his mouth. Addie is a little more dainty in her eating. She picks up a puff, plays with it for awhile amd then either gets it stuck to the side of her face or actually gets it in her mouth. I think she is of the mindset of quality, not quantity.



Austin is my lovable, sweet little man that is so quick to smile and laugh. He is attempting to crawl but most of the time decides he can get places quicker by rolling. Austin is typically pretty content with banging toys together or playing in his jumparoo. He can sit but only if we put him in that position - so far he doesn't show a lot of interest in sitting for too long. Austin has this incredible talent of non-stop drooling. It is truly amazing how much spit this kid produces. Right now he's working on tooth #6 so at least there is a reason for all of that saliva! Austin likes story time at bedtime - I hope that he grows up to be a reader (FYI - We read to Addie too - she just doesn't like to sit still if there is something for her to get in to)!






Addie is our little dare devil. She shows absolutely no fear and has been caught by the leg several times when attempting to fly off the couch. Addie has started crawling and she is fast when she has a destination in mind! She doesn't have any interest in sitting up for much longer than 2 seconds - this girl has places to go and people to see! Addie's latest trick is pulling up on things - including our side table, the coffee table, Daddy's speakers, my legs. She can't pull up to standing yet but I'm sure that's coming in the next couple of weeks! We did have to get rid of our coffee table upstairs and replaced it with softer cube ottomans. We had one too many bonked heads! In the teeth department, Addie is taking a much slower pace than Austin. She still only has one tooth and I haven't see any new ones popping up. In true girl fashion, this girl is a talker! She likes to babble - a lot. I have no clue what she's trying to say yet but I'm sure it's something super smart! :)


I am still so amazed at how perfect our kids are. I'm sure all parents think this but with ours, it's really true. ;) Austin and Addison are so much fun and are so interactive and we're really enjoying this phase. But as always, I wish they would slow down the growing up just a little! My sweet little newborns have transformed into little people!