Both babies are obsessed with climbing the stairs, and would do so all day long if we let them. They are cruising machines, and both love walking with their walkers. I'm guessing that within the next two months, both will be walking independently.
And now, on to Teeth Watch 2010.
Nicholas seemingly has a new tooth breaking the gumline each morning. He has 2.5 on the bottom, and four coming in on the top. As a result of this (I think), he is a whiny, crying mess of despair almost 24/7. He is also biting. A lot. He's bitten me more times than I can count. He's sunk his choppers into Isabella's chest and leg. And he's finally realized that he has a mouthful of WMDs in his mouth, should he tire of Luci's beatdowns.
Both babies' sleep is horrendous. I would have thought that with three kids, the odds were in my favor that one of them would be a good daytime napper. Apparently, I've done a whole lot to anger the Big Man Upstairs.
I'm often struck by the thought that my babies are not aging. I don't mean in terms of size, because Nicholas is certainly heftier and looks much fuller than he did a few months ago, while Luci is still very small. But it just seems like I still have two "babies" and not two toddlers, which at 15 months, they really are. Of course, they're not exactly "toddling" yet, but their crying, screaming, and overall behavior just seems so babylike. They look and act like babies most of the time. They aren't walking yet, which may be part of it, but in re-reading my blog posts of how Isabella was acting at the same age, she just seemed so much...easier. And yes, I know they were premature and as a result are really more like 13 months than 15 months, but I'm ready for less crying. I'm ready for less round-the-clock neediness. I'm ready for more independence. I'm ready to sleep through the night again.
Come on, kids. Cut mama a little slack. Trust me, we'll all be happier in the longrun.
Likes: Giving kisses, sibling domination
Dislikes: Diaper changes and food groups that don't contain bread
Likes: The feeling of pliant flesh beneath his teeth, vast quantities of food
Dislikes: Cutting the cord
Luci:Weight: 18 pounds, 10.5 oz (She's finally on the charts! 5th percentile, but she's still on it!)
Length: 27 1/2 inches (less than 5th percentile)
Head Circumference: 45 1/2 cm (45th percentile)
Weight: 20 pounds, 5 1/2 oz (He's on the charts-5th percentile-too!)
Length: 28 1/2 inches (less than 5th percentile)
Head Circumference: 49 cm (90th percentile)