We are halfway through the Siblings Project for this year already. If you have been participating, please take a moment and glance at your picture from January. Do your children look very much younger? Mine certainly do. I can’t believe how bald they were! Nor how unfocused. (They’re much cuter now.)
Now that the twins are seven months old, their interactions are starting to become more varied and rather interesting. Until recently they have co-slept with us but over the last couple of weeks we have made some attempt at getting them to sleep with us in a cot next to our bed. They seem ready for the transition, aside from that they absolutely and positively cannot sleep next to each other. Poor Lysander was distraught last week when he awoke to find himself pinned down by his brother, who was sucking on/dribbling over his head. His howls had my partner Kirsty and myself racing into the bedroom – he was terribly distressed and we assumed that he had been quite injured from the noise that he was making!
They have also begun to fight over toys. This is still novel enough to prove amusing to us, although I’m sure it will get old quite fast. It’s fun to watch them battle for the same object.
On the flipside they are able to play together now! This is such a joy. One will shake a rattly toy or press the buttons on a toy that lights up, and the other one will laugh and wave his little arms. For me, probably my favourite thing about having twins at the moment is watching their emerging relationship. Quite suddenly they are not just babies but brothers.
My beautiful little boys. It is so much fun to watch them grow.
This month I’m sending you to Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for some beautiful photographs of her girls, Mads and LL, picnicking together. Like me, Katie is a huge fan of backlit photography and her blog is always a visual treat.
My Two Mums and Goblin Child have made it to the finals in the Mad Blog Awards! We would love it if you would vote for us to win in the Best Baby (Goblin Child), Best Family Fun (My Two Mums) and Best Photography (Goblin Child) categories.