January 31, 2011

Where'd January Go?

So, in the midst of all of this work drama, the girls are doing pretty good.   The weather was beautiful this weekend and we took full advantage and went for walks and to our local river walk with the dogs.  The above shot of Maddie is a rare one-she hardly ever looks at the camera!  (She does look pretty tired though!)

Mickie was really pissed at me for a while because I was having to leave her over at my mom's or my MIL's because I had to concentrate on work.  As I stated in the last post, the family business is closing and so as far as leaving the girls somewhere, it's only going to get worse.  But for right now, while things are winding down, they are with me everyday. 

We were "experimenting" with one nap a day.   It didn't go too good! haha.  See the girls don't really sleep a whole lot during their morning nap.  They talk and play in their cribs and maybe fall asleep about 20-30 minutes before I get them up at 11.  (What I told myself, and now believe, is that they are still "resting" even though they may not sleep).  I have to get the up at 11 and no later if I want them to take an afternoon nap.   They take good afternoon naps 90% of the time (I probly just jinxed myself).  SO I figured I would move up the afternoon nap from 2:30 to 1 and skip the morning nap all together.  It worked in the fact that they took great naps with little or no fuss to go down and would sleep for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  That is if you can stand them for the whole morning and constantly entertain them!! no thank you.  :)  So back to two naps a day. 

Mickie is a walking pro now! She is able to stop, bend down and pick something up, walk, and turn with no assistance!  Maddie is taking about 5 steps at a time, but has really gotten motivated in the last day or two because she sees Mickie walking.  It won't be long.  :)

Given their new mobility, they are no longer happy to stay in their playroom and play while Jeff and I fix dinner/eat/clean/whatever.  So this weekend, we baby proofed the rest of the house, with the exception of the kitchen and let them loose!  They, needless to say, loved it!  And so did daddy and I. 

Maddie is "talking" a lot. And loudly. She does know the word "hey!" and shouts it when she wakes up from a nap!  Maddie is also very bendy.  She folds herself in half or puts her foot above her head when she is trying to crawl on something (like the recliner).  It makes me laugh.  Jeff and I tease that someday she is going to be very popular! haha (I am sure we won't think that is funny later on in life).

Mickie loves to hand me everything.  Anything.  A piece of string? Here you go mom.  The remote?  Here you go mom.  A little rock?  Here you go mom.  You get the picture!  It's precious.  Here is a video of Mickie walking, and when Maddie perfects the skill, I will post a video of her. 

1 comment:

strongblonde said...

wow! first of all, i can't believe how long their hair is!! they look so old. and walking?! she's a pro! we still haven't babyproofed the kitchen yet. we've protected the garbage and recycling, but everything else is open. we really police them in there, though. i'm worried we will need to do something with the stove.

still sorry about work. i know it must suck! :(

xx, a