Sunday, October 5, 2008

My little munchkins....

Okay, so how cute is this???!!!

The boys are suddenly becoming very lovey but they are rarely lovey with one another for some reason. The other day I was fortunate enough to be standing right next to the counter where the camera was when I saw them hugging. Everytime I look at this picture, it melts my heart. And if that wasn't enough, yesterday they were feeding each other goldfish at snack time. Landon wanted his sippy cup so Garrett went and got it for him. Awwwww....

I took them for their 18-month appt a couple weeks ago and the stats are pretty good:

Landon - 27 lbs (75th percentile); 32.5 inches tall (25th percentile)

Garrett - 24 lbs (25th percentile); 31.5 inches tall (25th percentile)

I had a feeling that Landon would be heavier than Garrett. It's very noticeable when I hold him versus holding Garrett. Landon is solid...all muscle. Garrett is very lightweight and seems much more petite (can I even use that word to describe a boy?). Small-boned would be the best way to describe Garrett. Holding off for now on the MMR, which seemed rather disturbing to our new pediatrician. He lectured me on all the risks but my gut just tells me to wait until the boys are at least 2 yrs old. I'm definitely going to get them the MMR vaccine but I'm more comfortable waiting until a few more months has passed, until they start becoming more verbal.

Landon is our little happy guy. No matter what, he's always smiling. Always happy. Unless someone takes something that is his (or that he thinks is his). He puts up a pretty good fight, surprisingly for an 18-month old...well, soon to be 19-month old in a few more days). The other day, Cole was building a train track and Landon wanted to help. Cole pushed him away and Landon came right back and pinched Cole, then tried to bite him. They "fought" like this for at least a few minutes before I finally had to step in and break it up. I would've thought that Landon would've come crying to me the first time Cole knocked him down but he was out for blood...he fought back. Cole seemed surprised by it too, which is probably good for him because now he knows that Landon will give him a good ass-kicking right back.

Garrett....well, Garrett is Garrett. He's always been my little high-maintenance Mama's boy. He is as cute as they come though. He's recently started giving kisses and he gives the best bear hugs. He just grabs onto me like a baby monkey and just clings as if his life depends on it.

Neither boy is talking as of yet. Just a few words here and there but nothing like where I thought they'd be. They are still just imitating words and sounds. I'm trying to spend at least 30 minutes a day reading to them and they happen to love books so I always enjoy that time with them.

Yesterday my MIL was telling me that she thought I should put the boys in daycare if not full-time than at least 2 days a week. But I just can't do it. I don't have any desire to go back to work right now and I can't see putting them in daycare while I'm staying home. Plus, they are my last babies and I want to enjoy every day with them while I can. I'm in no hurry for these little guys to grow up.

10 comments:

Michele S said...

Hi Helene! I just watched the video of Cole and Bella's 4th birthday. I loved it. You did an awesome job with it! I can't believe they're four. It's just amazing.

Teresa said...

They grow up so fast, why rush it? I have to admit that my youngest was in a mom's day out program at 2 for 2 days a week, and I loved it. I had a chance to grocery shop and even go out to lunch w/my hubby, it was worth every minute. Your children are so cute, I love the pic w/the hug!

twinmama said...

Every family has to do what is right for them, but here are my thoughts. We get just these handful of years with them before they head off to school. Once they get in school that day-to-day one on one time is interrupted by homework, school activities and busyness of running everyone everywhere. And then they grow up and go off to college! Sniff...Sniff...I can't put my in daycare. I'm too selfish..They're mine, not some clueless 20 year old's making minimum wage.

kristi said...

My kids were very "lovey" yesterday. It was so cute!

mrsbear said...

I love the photo of them hugging. That's so sweet. Keep them home as long as you want to, before you know it they'll be in school. I know it's cliche, but enjoy every minute. They're adorable.

newlyweds said...

How sweet. I love when the boys show affection towards eachother. Most recently they have a morning ritual "they head bump" both down on their knees they touch heads its the cutest thing.

Glad to hear your two are doing so well!! Don't feel pressured for daycare, they are doing fine.

michelle @ sweet mady's said...

that picture is priceless!

ParentingPink said...

Awwww! The twins are so cute. I love it when kids hug - especially boys because I think from an early age some moms & dads program them to be "tough little guys." Clearly, you are an awesome mommy!

Supermom said...

Awww. Kids are the cutest!!

Elizabeth Channel said...

Gracious! Just enjoy them!

Good plan on the MMR. I know it's controversial but I did wait until after two with all mine...whatever that's worth...

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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