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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

7 months

The girls will be 7 months tomorrow. I have found little time to blog lately because both of our laptops died on us this week. We are in the processes of getting them fixed so I can add pictures and updates to the blog. For now, I have to find time in my busy day at work to get some updates in.

So the girls are over half a year old. Where in the world has the time gone? I know I say this every month but I just can't get over how fast time flies by after you have kids. Each day is a blur, each week goes too fast, and before you know it a whole month has passed by.

We have decided to stop the solids here for a little while. Riley was doing okay with the cereal and the few veggies we tried, but Addison was not quite ready so I decided we could wait another month and then try again. There is no rush to get them eating solids as the girls could go a whole year on my milk. Eating solids is just practice so we will try again sometime next month. I am just so glad I have been able to produce enough milk to keep the girls on my milk alone. When they go through growth spurts, it is hard to keep up but they have yet to have formula, and I am hoping I can make it a year pumping. Only 5 more months to go. The girls are both about 15 pounds each and growing right on track despite being 7 weeks early.

The girls are getting really good at playing with their toys. They want to have everything in their hands and then pull everything into their mouths. Riley gets upset when she can't get whatever toy to go into her mouth right. She has quite the temper when things don't go her way. Addison is our always happy baby. She has improved on her fine motor skills by grabing on to all of her toys really well. Both girls enjoy standing. They don't want to sit at all, they want to stand up in your lap or on the couch or table. They are so proud of themselves when they stand up and a big smile appears on their faces. Who knows if they will ever learn to sit because they would rather stand. Addison can stand up in her crib and hold on the rail without any help. She can't pull herself up but once she is up she can stand and bounce and smile away.

The girls will be enjoying their first Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow. They won't be having any food unless I give in and let them have some veggies along with us. We will have to see. We are very thankful and blessed for everything this year and we we hope next year will be just as exciting as the girls grow.


  1. Amy I am so proud of you for being able to give the girls breastmilk exclusively. It is a big challenge but you are doing something so great for them!

  2. The time really does fly! I'm so impressed that you have been able to exclusively breast feed them all this time. It is amazing to watch them master new skills. How great that Addison is able to stand! They'll be sitting before you know it - and crawling around and sitting up on their own. Each week really does seem to blur into the next - unbelievable! The girls just look like they are doing so well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving this first year together as a family :). - Tkeys