Wednesday, September 16, 2009

9 Months Old!

Matthew and Claire are 9 months old! We haven't had our official 9 month baby wellness check, yet, so weights and lengths are still to come. Their appointment is on 9/28. In the meantime, here are some of the skills they have mastered and are currently working on: Matthew:
Crawling everywhere, can get to a sitting position from his belly. Is able to pull himself up to a standing position. Matthew loves to feed himself puffs and is trying to hold his bottle by himself. He babbles all the the time, but no words just yet. Matthew has 2 teeth on the bottom and 4 teeth on the top. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see Matthew crawling!
Rolls over and over to get to a toy that she wants, gets up on all fours and tries to go forward. I think she'll be crawling in a few days! She is able to stand if you hold her hands, she loves to jump up and down while you hold her hands. Claire also loves to feed herself puffs, she likes to strategically place them in her hair, it's an awesome look. Claire talks all the time, she hasn't said any actual words yet. Claire has 2 teeth on the bottom and 2 teeth on the top. Claire can patty cake if you ask her to. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see Claire! (It's sideways, I'm trying to figure out how to fix it!!!)

Also, I finally finished baby-proofing the family room while Jeremy was at the Tigers game on Wednesday night. I installed two gates so that it's one big playroom for the babies. Matthew was fascinated with the drill I was using to install the gate. The babies kept picking up the plastic brackets and crawling or rolling away with them. I think I spent more time looking for the brackets than actually putting the gate up. I took some photos of Matthew "helping" me install the gate. I was using the self-timer so pardon the photo quality but I couldn't miss the photo-op to capture Matthew's interest in the project!

Matthew "helping" with the gate construction

After the gate was up, he promptly tested the gate's durability and his mother's handi-work

Claire was such a good girl and played with her toys during the project!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness Kristyn your twins are SOOOOO precious! I love the sunglasses! Thanks for letting me in on your blog! I'll be checking it often now :-) I love hearing about what they are doing now, I have so much to look forward to!