Twin Talk

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Cecilia, 3.5 months

Mary Claire, 7.5 months

The twins are 7.5 months old and boy, are we having fun!  They're rolling here and there, army crawling, flinging themselves wherever they can, and in serious danger of turning my hair gray!

Today John Paul ran outside and didn't shut the door.  Elizabeth, seeing her opportunity, started crawling as fast as she possibly could (about 1 foot/5 seconds) to freedom!  I'm so thankful that this is as far as they've gotten - I can still leave them on the floor and return to find they've only moved about 5 feet.  They're not trying to get into stuff they shouldn't, they're just happy with toys scattered about them to explore on the floor.

They've sampled a wide variety of food, with Mary Claire being more of a fan of everything than Elizabeth.  It's apparent who eats more solid foods when I change their diapers!  So far they both seem to love meat more than anything else, and tonight they get to try meatballs for the first time.  I think I'll have two little fans!


They still aren't sitting up on their own for more than a few seconds - we tend to have late sitters and early crawlers/walkers, so I'm not concerned. 

 They've also been more aware of one another, but mostly in the sense of, "That baby has something I want!"

At which point they use their newfound mobility to snatch said object!

Thankfully nobody minds...  Yet!

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Mary is having a virtual baby shower for Sarah (below), who's due with her twin boys any day now!

Ashley's identical twin boys are almost 1 month old and she already has their birth story up!

Sheena keeps it real and shows you that things CAN get accomplished with twinfants at home.

Abbey's TwinsDay Wednesdays are one of my favorite things, and her post for new twin moms is a must-read!

Adele just found out she's expecting twins - ever met a mom and thought, "SHE could absolutely handle twins!"  Adele's one of those moms - peaceful, poised, patient, incredibly loving, and amazing at conveying the beauty of a simple lifestyle.

Have I fed your twin addiction enough?  Should we call it a "Twindiction" just to be cute?  Go visit these other blogs - you won't be sorry you did!


  1. Every time I see a picture of Mary Claire, I am amazed bu how much she reminds me of one of my twin granddaughters, Cecilia. (They're identical, but they still are easy to tell apart.)

    What a privilege it is to be chosen to be the parents of twins! God knows just who would be best at it--I certainly think that whenever I see my oldest son and his wife with their girls.

    1. I hope He does! I certainly have my doubts sometimes (it's HARD!) but I know we're so very blessed :)

  2. Thanks for the update. How many teeth?

  3. How funny, I know Adele from when we lived in Alexandria! You're right- she could handle twins, or maybe even triplets! I just heard about her good news through my sis-in-law, who is the god-daughter of Adele's parents. Small world!

  4. Hooray! New twin blogs to visit!!!

  5. Oh my goodness...I absolutely love your twin posts!!! I just get so excited for your girls...growing up with a twin sister is just so, so much fun! (Crazy for the parents, to be sure...but sooooo much fun!) I just have so many great memories of having my sister always by my side when I was little. I never felt alone!

  6. Thank you for the sweet words, Rosie! I am so so thankful that I have been able to watch you go through all of this so gracefully and have you on hand as a resource! Keep the twin posts coming. :-) And Nichole and Rosie, you two actually met at my house once when a bunch of moms were over (I think I remember Cecilia was a baby at the time). It really is a small world!

  7. Cecilia wasn't that much bigger than Mary Claire, was she? 4 months difference and in the same outfit?

    1. Well, the straps are adjustable - Cecilia's in it on the smallest setting with the cuffs rolled, Mary Claire *barely* fit into it yesterday, but suddenly I remembered Cecilia in the same outfit so I had to take a picture!

  8. Thanks for all the new twin blogs for me to visit. I'm expecting twins and it's so encouraging to see that other ladies can do it. I think I can, I think I can...

  9. Oh, Rosie, I can not, not, not think about the twins crawling. I'm in complete denial that there will be two littles scurrying across my floors shortly. I'm excited to check out some of these other twin mommies!


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