Sixteen Months

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday of all-one day to be surrounded by loved ones, eating a huge delicious meal and remembering all that we have to be thankful for.  Thanksgiving also holds a new special place in my heart since the Wednesday before Thanksgiving two years ago, I saw the second faint pink line that told me I was pregnant for the first time in my life.  A pregnancy that had not come without heartache, prayer, and hope.  Fast forward to 2015 and I continue to look upon Jemma and Zoe with a full and happy heart.

Jemma and Zoe are now sixteen and a half months, I’m a little late posting.  Both girls are walking and Zoe is almost running.  Jemma is getting to be steady on her feet and they love to explore.  Exploring kitchen drawers full of dishtowels, cupboards full of pots and pans, Mommy’s shoe rack, iPhones, and most recently…..the decorated Christmas tree (they think they’ve hit the jackpot!).

Jemma is a little under 31 inches tall and Zoe just a little shorter at under 30 inches tall.  We haven’t had a recently weight check, but I would guess Jemma to be about 3 pounds heavier than Zoe.

Their hair is really starting to grow in, I’ve done a couple of bang trims and I can now put their hair up in pony and pigtails.  I must admit, I love having girls.

Both girls are continuing to be good eaters, definitely more opinionated about what they like from day-to-day, but we are lucky that mealtime isn’t the struggle that I know it can be.  We definitely have a couple of carnivores-they love meat!  Also love eggs, kiwis, avocados, toast, satsuma oranges, and of course, sweets that we share with them.  Hubby and I have a very strong affection  for sweets.  We are still giving a nighttime bottle after baths and before teethbrushing.  Jemma has 16 teeth and Zoe 10, soon to be 12 teeth.

The girls are still taking one 2-3 hour nap a day, bath is around 8 PM and bed around 8:30, we are lucky that 11-12 hour nights are still the norm.  We had one really rough week that was a combination of colds, traveling and Daylight Savings.

Jemma and Zoe enjoyed their first bubble bath the other night, both were quite apprehensive of the bubbles at first, but now they LOVE bubble baths.  Jemma likes to scream and splash and both girls like to eat bubbles and wave around hands covered in them.

Some words are on the horizon:  duck, bubble, hi, ma/mom, dada, whoo (owl sound), meow (sort of sounds like meow).  I think they are fully aware of what they are saying, but sometimes the words are a little hard to understand.

We spent Thanksgiving in my home town in Central Washington at my parent’s place.  They loved having the girls at home and we had lots of visitors who came by to see them.  We hadn’t been back since Christmas of last year, so the girls have changed a lot since then.

So hard to believe that we are approaching Christmas, our decorations went up yesterday and it’s fun to see how the girls react to everything.  I’m sure their wonder will only grow as they begin to understand the Christmas season and holiday.


Cold winter walk-Go Seahawks!


At Papa and Mimi’s house


Playing with Coco


Watching the movie Home


Shopping at Costco-we love the double cart seats

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend and continue to enjoy the holiday season.  Safe travels and much love!



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