Dear Tamsie and Evangelyn,
Happy 9-month birthday to you, my sweet girls! Right now, Tamsie, you are crawling all over the floor as I type this. You are constantly saying, "a-Dada Dada Dada!" and sometimes you pause to look up at me and smile your sweet Tamsie smile. Evie, you are FINALLY sleeping. You took maybe a 20-minute nap this morning, and I haven't been able to get you to settle down and sleep since. You just have so many more important things to do, like getting into everything and talking up a storm! I absolutely love life with y'all right now. If I thought you were active last month, I had no idea just what you'd be capable of just a month later!
|Evie was rolling around on the floor until she got tangled up in her blanket - then I took this picture!|
|Don't mind if I bite your fingers, right? (Notice that Evie is sitting on her own... of her own initiative, too!)|
|Tamsie is enjoying looking at Evie, who was mid-fall at the time. I had to drop the phone to catch her from falling any farther than she did! The NICU bear is in these pictures, although they kept squishing him as much as they could!|
|E: Since you bit my hand, I hope you don't mind if I pop your headband.|
|T: Since you popped my headband, I'm sure you won't mind if I pull yours in your face.|
|E: Now look what you've done!|
|Tamsie latched on to the Cat in the Hat, whom she particularly enjoys biting, and Evie attempted to play with my phone, which is a constant source of fascination.|
|Then she went for the gold: her feet!|
|Sweet girls who can no longer wear bows without pulling them off of each other|
|Tamsie chillin' in her crib|
During the day, you're taking shorter naps, but I'm happy to say that you usually sleep very well at night! When you do wake up, it's because you're practicing crawling or pulling up!
|Photo sessions with the two of you are pretty much impossible these days.|
Both of you LOVE people. Whenever we are out and people want to talk to you, both of you just smile and soak up all the attention. You also love meeting new people whenever we introduce you to someone new... unless you're extra tired or hungry!
On your 9-month birthday, both of you were hovering right around 14 lbs. You're wearing size 2 diapers still and mostly 6-month clothes, with the occasional 9-month or 3-month outfit sprinkled in for good measure. You squirm like crazy whenever I try to change your clothes or your diaper, so I have just learned to keep teething toys on the bed where I change you so you'll kind of stay put. I also have to say, "Snap!" and really emphasize that "p" sound when I snap your clothes, because it fascinates you just enough to get you to stay still for me.
|You love to steal toys from each other... as Tamsie demonstrates here...|
|... but it never seems to bother the girl who's getting stolen from! I'm hoping you'll be pros at sharing soon!|
You love going for rides, biting anything you can bite, smiling and showing off your two bottom teeth and playing with other babies.
|Evie demonstrates the fact that both of you LOVE wearing your stacking rings like jewelry! You're already such girly girls!|
You sit up, but never for long. Something always catches your attention, and off you go chasing after it! Both of you are just way too active to bother with sitting still.
|Tamsie loves to play with a good old water bottle!|
|She can't wait til she can trade in baby bottles for real bottles!|
|They sure are crazy about their Aunt Jennifer!|
Mamamama, as you often call me :)