Monday, June 22, 2009

Makes My Monday: 7 months!

Yesterday, Billy had to share his special day with twins - they turned 7 months old!! I have to say, this has been the BEST month so far. They sleep through the night - thank you CIO! - and they have a great eating/nap routine. A few weeks ago, they were able to sit up for a few seconds at a time and I predicted that by the 7-month mark, they would be sitting unassisted at least long enough to play with some toys. Lo and behold - they do! I still need some good shots of it but everyday, they can do it better and longer. It's life changing, I swear!

Also, solid food feeding has gotten easier. They tolerate their high chairs more and I can actually clean up while they chill out and play with some toys. I can't get 15 minutes out of them like some other people but I'll take 5 minutes. You'd be surprised how much you can get done in the kitchen in 5 minutes!

In other gross motor development, Sebastian is really starting to push up on the heels of his hands. Collette can do it a little but not as much - she doesn't like to spend much time on her belly so she gets way less practice. I think I will need to invest in some more toys as they start these new moves - sitting, "crawling" and, in a few months, pulling up.

Fine motor development is going well, too. They can put their binkies in their mouth and are much more deliberate in their grabbing. They both love to scratch and grab faces - I have evidence of it on my upper lip. And when sitting, they can easily pick up small toys and put them in - you guessed it! - their mouths. They also notice each other and will each for the other's face, scalp, arm, etc.

And of course - their chair pictures. It was Collette's turn to cooperate while Sebastian protested. Gotta love twins!

Needless to say, this is one great Monday! What's making your Monday? Let us know at Twinfatuation. All the cool kids are doing it.
PS - This Monday also rocks because I did my first ever guest post!! Check me out at How Does YOUR Garden Grow to get an awesome strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe. They also have tons of other great recipes that use local ingredients. Yum!


  1. Happy 7 months! I remember this phase. It gets even better from here! Don't you feel great, finally out of the haze of newborns?

    Happy 7 months, kiddos!

  2. Wow , look at you go! That strawberry rhubarb crisp look delicious. Wish I had some recipe ideas to share but I have never used rhubarb.

    I can't believe they are 7 months! Its so amazing to see their different personalities coming through.

    I would love to get together again soon

  3. This was a lovely trip down memory lane for me. My youngest is 3, so I don't have to deal with these issues any more. Yes, more toys would benefit their development, but they don't have to be expensive - you don't even have to buy them. My babies always preferred the plastic bowls or measuring cups from the kitchen better than anything else. And when they started crawling, the noisy pots, pans and wooden spoons would keep them happy for a while.

  4. Just adorable!
    You are entering the really fun months with twins! Enjoy every minute!

  5. love it!! when are you gonna update the main blog pic up top???


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