Ninety-eight percent of the time, this is what people say to me when they see me with twins and a two year old. I just smile and nod..."yep, they keep me busy."
It's been a while since I've written about twin-life, they will be 10 months old in a few days. Life is immeasurably better than it was 7 months ago, and 10 months ago for that matter. I keep them on the same schedule for eating, sleeping, and playtime. We've started to notice differences in their personalities and the "Nature vs. Nurture" issues are quite obvious. Jadah is content to play by herself and is overall more playful. She loves being tossed and standing on Simon's hand (like we did with Christian). Selah is clingy and follows me from room to room whining. She tenses up and starts to cry when lifted in the air, and refuses to stand on Simon's hand. So even though we do everything the same with them, they are obviously not the same.
It amuses us that Jadah loves to crawl on top of Selah. And Selah hates it. Maybe they're trying to recreate the womb... Jadah was on top. Either way, it is cute:
And look what Jadah can do:
I can't believe it!...it seems like yesterday she couldn't sit up, and now she stands there all on her own (not for very long though). She is also crawling "normal" now... both the girls have been army crawling for a few months. Jadah has four teeth, Selah is working on her third. And I keep thinking that I'll stop carrying them two-at-a-time soon, but somehow I just keep doing it. It is nice now that they can stand in their cribs and reach for me, it makes the picking up process MUCH simpler. Scoop #1. Scoop #2. Down the stairs we go... (unfortunately, the setting down process isn't always as smooth, we've had a few mild flops along the way).
Sometimes we sit here and wonder how we ended up with two babies at one time. It is a new adventure raising two at a time instead of one. We are filled with joy when we look at our three little ones, something you understand perfectly if you have your own children. It is a blast to watch them grow and learn new things each day, literally.
One thing I know for sure, we are one happy blessed family!