Sep 11, 2013

Toddler Happenings

Lots of mommies have a hard time with little things like switching from a bottle to a sippy cup, or switching from an infant carseat to a toddler seat.

Those things weren’t difficult for me.

The things that were the most painful had to do with them being twins. I distinctly remember the day I made the decision not to carry them simultaneously anymore. They were both around 25 lbs, and I was having back trouble, and I knew it was just plain dangerous. I cried that day.

The other extremely hard transition was separating them at night.

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They shared a crib until about 3 weeks ago (25 months old) when we moved a pack-and-play into the middle of the nursery. I knew it had to be done eventually (they certainly aren’t getting smaller!), and they were starting to pick on each other before falling asleep.

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So now my once adorable/perfect nursery now looks like this:

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It’s a little rough getting around in there, but it’s soooooo worth it after lights out. I desperately miss the sharing of the crib. My heart physically hurts when I think about it. Silly I know.

Let’s see, other new developments...

OH! We now sit at the table as a family for meals without using the high chairs or boosters. I was mildly concerned about how things would work with our counter-height table, but it was all they knew! They climb up and down by themselves, and sit and eat like little human beings (ish). I super love it.

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We’ve taken to playing with soapy water and cups on these hot summer days when mommy is desperate for a moment of peace. It keeps them busy, and it’s adorable to watch.

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Sometimes, in the evenings, when the girls have grubby feet from frolicking outside all day... I get lazy and give them a ‘foot bath’ (as we call it) instead of a legit bath before bedtime. The girls love it!

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Their daddy is their hero... hardcore. They do everything together. And Nick is a lot more patient with their, um, TENDANCEIS than I am.

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We’ve just been carrying on over here... taking one day at a time. You can follow along with us on Instagram if you want to be a part of our daily grind and don’t mind seeing our messy house in the background of every pic.

Some super fun projects in the works... so stay tuned!Bethany {Sawdust and Embryos}

9 comments:

  1. Josh is the more patient one in our house too and Dell's hair is getting longer. It is super cute. And Paisley's little twirly flippy hair is so cute too!

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  2. I have loved following along with your girls as they have grown. My baby is 25 months old, so he hits a lot of similar miles stones along with your girls. I'm trying to work myself up mentally to moving him from co-sleeping in our bed, which both makes me oh-so-happy yet oh-so-sad. First step is cutting off the nursies, which I don't look forward to. It's so hard saying goodbye to babyhood. I feel ya, mamma!!

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  3. I can understand why it has been sad for you to separate the girls sleeping together. Do you plan to put them back in the same bed when they're ready to transition out of cribs? My daughters are 18 months apart and share a room. Once the youngest is ready to be out of the crib (she's 15 months now), I want to put her in the same bed as the oldest. They are already so close, I hope they will enjoy sharing a bed.

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  4. I have fond memories of my dad giving me foot baths while I got to sit on the counter. :)

    I LOVE reading about you and your family. You always make me smile!!

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  5. I remember coming inside when the street lights came on in the summer. My mom put me on the bathroom counter and washed my feet. I still remember the feeling of my clean feet sliding into my bed sheets at night. Never felt cheated out of a bath. Love your girls! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I remember coming inside when the street lights came on in the summer. My mom put me on the bathroom counter and washed my feet. I still remember the feeling of my clean feet sliding into my bed sheets at night. Never felt cheated out of a bath. Love your girls! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The foot bath photo is soooooo cute! LOVE IT!

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  8. I can relate, I have twin 4 year old boys who are super close. I felt a sense of guilt separating them to sleep but they slept (and still do) so differently. One falls asleep easily and wants to sleep more than any other. And it has helped them during the day because less people are 'grumpy', now that I had to make changes to sleeping. I use separate rooms for naps now that they are in big kid beds (well they have been!) :) But I still have to guiltily admit, I still will carry them together every now and then, when we have to. They are small, only 30lbs each at this point! They are just skinny kids (like their Daddy!) so I feel like I can, if we have to! :)

    Your girls are sweet- you are a sweet Mom to them-what a blessing.

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