Wednesday, October 5, 2011

6 Months Old!

It's hard to believe half a year has passed since the birth of our girls! I'm not sure that time is so much moving faster since their birth, but we are so much busier that it truly seems that way! Each day passes into the next, always something on the horizon. Looking back, this is not how I ever imagined my life would be! But what a great life it is! Rusty has been such an involved dad, interested in the fun things that come with being a parent but also the side effects (dirty diapers, baths, cleaning dishes and a constant need to tidy the house!) Our marriage is truly a partnership with shared hopes and goals. Something almost 6 years in the making! Being a mother is also something I knew I would love but it is different in unexplainable ways. I think the most surprising thing is the emotional roller coaster. One minute your heart is about to burst with joy over your precious babies, the next, they are screaming for no damn reason and you want to tear your hair out! Haha!

This past month we were busy with ordinary life. My sister, Paige came for a much needed visit and we took a trip to the beach with Grandma and Grandpa Jones. Most noted, we introduced solid food to the girls' diet! So far they have eaten: avocado, pear, sweet potato, zucchini, butternut squash, banana, yellow squash and carrots! They hardly ever like something the first time they try it but when offered a second or third time, they will polish off the whole jar! It's so much fun to see them exploring food and trying new things for the first time!! We are still letting them explore table food as they experience spoon feeding. Their favorite things to feed themselves are avocado pears and bananas!

Developmentally, they are starting to sit unassisted. Audrey is rolling all over the living room and Madison prefers to sit and watch the show. (Especially when it involves Layla chasing after her toys!) They are doing well, according to their doctor and Audrey remains solidly in the 5% for weight and height and Madison is around the 50%! They differ in weight by 2.5lbs now and are certainly very different babies! For October, we are looking forward to visiting SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, a mommy's day out brunch (with daddies to babysit!) and a picnic with work friends at Lake Eola. Oh, and babies' first Halloween of course! With fall in the air, it's shaping up to be a pretty good month!