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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Updates

I wanted to get a post in about the latest updates with the girls. If I don't blog about them, I might forget. Both girls can put their hands on their head if you ask them where their head is. They do the same with their toes and their bellies. Riley actually pats her chest when I say, "Where is your belly?" That is so cute. She doesn't seem to know her belly is a little further down.

Lately Addison noticed she can make the fish face where you squeeze your cheeks together. She does that over and over now. I need to get a picture of that.

Riley stood unassisted for about 6 seconds without wobbling or falling over yesterday. I was amazed at how quickly the physical therapy is working. She is also crawling properly about 90% of the time now. If she is on a rug or carpet she crawls properly but sometimes on the hardwood floor she crawls on her belly. I don't blame her because the hardwood hurts to crawl on - I tried when I was playing with them and my knees were in some serious pain. :(

The girls are making some progress on their sippy cups but I feel as though they have a death grip on their bottles. I don't think they are ready to give up the bottles. They don't quite get the idea of getting liquid through the sippies. I think it comes out too fast for them. We will keep trying though.

We are back in a teething mode for both girls. Addison has 4 teeth now 2 on top and 2 on the bottom and she may be working on more. Riley has 8 teeth. 4 on top, 4 on the bottom. Both girls have been on and off cranky so we have been back in a regimen of Tylenol, orajel, and teething tablets. At least so far their sleep is not interrupted too much. Addison woke up twice last night for the first time in a long time. Riley is sleeping pretty well but both of her latest teeth cut through so I'm sure she is feeling much better.

Those are the updates for now. Each day they seem to learn something new. I just love how their minds work and how much they pick up on.


  1. Great updates! I love when they start pointing to body parts. Micah points to everything, but anytime you ask him about his belly, he points AND says "belly." It is the only word he'll actually use!

    I had a really hard time getting Micah to release those sippy cups - he was almost 14 months before he was using the sippy cup exclusively. We had to experiment a bit - some do better with the soft-top cups (like the Nuby) - Micah really seems to like the playtex hard-top sippy cups now. Some of the bottles (like Born free) have a transitional soft sippy top that you can use with their bottle - Micah liked that at first - I think he still felt like he was using a bottle, and it had the valve, too. Just keep doing what you are doing - they'll transition when they are ready!! So glad they are making progress with PT! - Tkeys

  2. They are so cute! I love your pictures on the side! I can't believe how fast they are growing! Oh, I was a bottle baby... My mom didn't think I'd give it up even for Kindergarten. You have time. I think I was 3 before I would finally switch!

  3. Glad they are making so much progress! We tried several cups and then we just put them away for a week then took them back out to play with. when the pressure was off it seemed like they picked it up no problem. Maybe you could give that a try.