eight month update

It’s amazing to think back to a year ago when my belly was just starting to show a little bit and I was still a month or so away from feeling the girls moving around.  And here we are, a year later, with nearly mobile little baby girls!

Ellie has not started crawling, but she is an avid roller.  If I turn my head for just a moment, she is already on the other side of the room!  She loves to sit up on the floor and investigate toes, blow bubbles with her mouth and kick things.  While she often comes across as the more docile, less aggressive baby, Frank and I have both seen her steal her fair of toys from her more outgoing twin sister.  Ellie seems to be about an inch or so longer than her sister, but they are both comfortably wearing 12-18 month clothing.  As always, Ellie seems to be just a little bit more reserved than her sister, but once she warms up to people, she flashes these warm, inviting smiles that make me melt.  Ah!  Love this girl!

Carrie is ::THIS CLOSE:: to crawling.  She gets up on her knees all the time and rocks back and forth.  While I’m excited to see her experience this new world of mobility, I am acutely aware that their time as babies is going to be over before I know it.  I am trying to savor each moment.  Carrie is our social butterfly – she loves to smile and flirt with people when we are out.  She is very chatty and she has this million mega-watt smile that she flashes at anyone who pays her any attention.  When she really turns on her smile, her little knows scrunches up and her eyes dance.  Love this girl, too!

Both girls have bright blue eyes, which leads me to believe that they inherited their mama’s blue eyes for good.  The girls are both eating champs, although Ellie is a little bit pickier about what she likes.  They have been able to feed themselves their bottles for a while, which is a HUGE time saver at meal times.  Now we need to master the sippy cups…!

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