What?!?! Eleven months? How have we gotten to this point already? It seems like almost yesterday that I was waddling around swollen and pregnant and anticipating meeting our sweet little girls! Even though we faced many sleepless nights and many days trying to develop a schedule, it was all so short lived. I love seeing how much Jemma and Zoe are growing up, changing, developing and turning into little girls, it is amazing how much they have changed, but at the same time, I dearly miss the “baby” stage. Time goes so fast……too fast.
Both girls are continuing to crawl all over, exploring the stairs, chasing the cats, picking up whatever speck they see on the floor and both are now pulling up to stand. I have a feeling that walking isn’t far off. Wah…..walking?! Not yet!
We have placed all of our drawer and cabinet magnetic locks, gates are now on both the top and bottom of our staircase, all small objects are put away or placed higher on shelves, and bathroom doors are always left shut. No longer can we leave the girls on the living room rug to find them sitting in the exact same spot that we left them and if it’s too quiet there may be a reason why.
Jemma loves to say “dada” but I don’t think has actually associated it with Daddy. She loves to splash in the tub, splash so much that I’m often soaked. She has almost mastered her pincher grip and can pick up small crumbs. She is often reserved, but will laugh with abandon if you smell her “stinky” feet. She loves to hand you an item which you delightfully tell her “Thank you!” and says “mmmm” while bouncing up and down if she’s eaten something yummy. Recently when the girls came to visit me at work, a sweet older patient of mine rubbed Jemma’s arm……Jemma wrinkled her nose, furrowed her brow and gave the sweet lady the most intense “don’t touch me” face, I’d never seen her make this face before and my employees and I could not stop laughing, it was just too funny! Jemma recently had a stomach bug and gave us a little scare with some vomiting and diarhhea, but it was short lived. I was most scared of Zoe catching it, as well as the rest of us. Luckily, it’s yet to be passed along.
Zoe loves to say “mama”, but like Jemma I don’t think she actually associates it with me. She crawls on hands and knees and is a mover! She’s often from one side of the rooom to the other in less than a minute. Zoe often raises her arms in the air and wants to be picked up and carried. She smiles at anyone and everyone and has the craziest hair you’ve ever seen. She seems to be a bit of a Mama’s girl, but loves her Daddy and grandparents so much. She still hates to have her faced wiped, but loves to wipe food all over including her hair. She is very steady on pulling up and is careful to get back down on her knees. She loves jewelry, inspecting and grasping almost all necklaces and earrings. She is extremely easy going and hardly ever fusses when Jemma takes a toy away from her and she loves to sit and “read” books. She also loves to strum her lower lip and make funny sounds.
Hubby celebrated his first official Father’s Day this past Sunday. We spent the day at Chambers Bay golf course watching the US Open with my parents. My Dad is an avid player and fan of golf. The girls spent the day with my inlaws, so Grandpa got to be with his “little princesses”. It was a fun day and an unforgettable experience.
Summer is in full force here in Seattle, we are suppose to hit the mid-90s this weekend, so we will do all that we can to stay cool. We are spending the day with my inlaws on Sunday who have AC…..aaah!
Zoe-tears and snot running. 🙂
Next month I’ll be blogging about 12 months…..1 year! Happy tears! I just love J and Z so much!