I got an email the other day congratulating me on my baby reaching 10 months old. It was from Boots mother club. I must have signed up for it ages ago when I fell pregnant, entered my due date and every now and then it sends me messages on what I should be buying for the next baby milestone. I should unsubscribe as every time I read one I have a deep pang of sadness and regret I wasn't able to stop the the labour and prevent the twins from arriving early. Their first birthday celebration last month was a truly joyous occasion and set me on the road to recovery, to enjoy them for what they are and what they are able to do for their corrected age. I am not wishing the baby times away like I did with the Curly Haired Beauty. She was really slow at walking (17 months) but scooted around on her knees?? had amazing language skills (bi-lingual), great hand eye coordination and did two big advertising campaigns for Marks and Spencer and New Look before she turned one. Its always unfair to compare your children but she was my first born and set a high benchmark.
Thing 1 now has 6 teeth, Thing 2 finally has 2 teeth that emerged last week. Both like singing along to Twinkle, twinkle little star. Still fight a lot wanting the same thing - who knew a plastic toy burger was so much fun! Both crawling and moving around quickly. Thing 1 is cruising and loves holding onto your fingers and walk up an down to the front door (think he wants to escape) Thing 2 wants to stand up all the time but the physio has recommend he is encouraged to sit down more to aid his physical development. So we still get the occasional thump where he has toppled over after reaching too far for toys. You know I think I am still in shock that I am a mother to two boys. There are real differences to girl babies. The racket they make; they just love clashing and banging objects together. Curly haired Beauty was into putting on shoes and draping clothes across her shoulders ...OK maybe she just takes after her mummy??