The twins are 9 months old!

I can’t believe it. Time is going way too quickly. We just had our 9 month check up with the pediatrician and the boys are doing great. Rockson is 20lbs 9oz and 29 inches long. Gage is 20lbs and 29.75 inches long.

They are doing so much these days. They are both pulling themselves to standing, and Rockson is really taking the initiative to let go once he’s standing up and try to walk. His balance is getting better day by day. Gage hasn’t let go yet, he just likes to bounce in place. But Gage is my daredevil, while Rockson is the thinker. I have no doubt that Gage will just let go one day and be off! They are both so incredibly fun. It’s hard to believe that Aerie was already walking at this age. My house is going to be crazy fun when all three are walking around.

They both have 4 teeth- two top, two bottom. They are doing so well with eating, too. They eat more at a sitting than Aerie does. Our pediatrician was really happy with their continued growth and development, and with their eating habits, so we are able to start making the switch to adding whole milk into their diet instead of formula.

They LOVE to talk. “Da da da da” all day long. They also say “ba-ba,” “La-la,” “na-na” “hi,” “hey,” and I swear they say “bra-bra” (brother). They have both said “mama,” but only if they were crying so I’m not counting that until they say it when they’re happy 🙂

We have been working with them on identifying facial features and it is so cute when they bring their little hands up and grab your nose, mouth, or whatever you’re asking them to. I just love them to pieces.

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again! The e mails and messages have started pouring in for me, and I’ve been spending a lot of time developing individual diets for those looking to regain control of their eating habits for the New Year. It’s a lot of fun. I love doing it. It’s like a puzzle, and I’m putting the pieces carefully together to develp the perfect meal plan based on individual goals and preferences. It’s so fun. But the most rewarding is seeing those who not only put it into action, but who gain the confidence and knowledge to make healthier decisions all together. Awesome!

Onto our New Year… hmmm, Resolutions. Mine is not your typical “lose weight, get in the best shape of my life,” although that is a quite good one! I’m striving to just be the best ME I can be. I’ve learned so much over the years that you can not compare yourself to other people. To how they look, their skills and talents, to what they have accomplished. Rather, it is more beneficial to look within yourself. How do YOU look, feel. What are YOUR skills and talents. What have YOU accomplished? Now that you’ve done that, take a look at how you can improve YOURself. There is no one more “you-er” than you!

I don’t think the New Year is only the time for moving forward and setting more goals to tackle. But to also look back and see how far you’ve come, and what you’ve accomplished in the last year.

2012 recap…let’s see. We opened a new business, moved into a new house, watched our daughter grow into a wonderful little girl, and created TWO new lives. It was an absolutely marvelous year!

This year I want to focus on keeping the pattern. Having twins was such a new experience (obviously!), that came with a lot of new demands. But it is also such a wonderful, fun, amazing experience. The boys are great babies, and honestly this journey is not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Or rather, what I was “warned” it would be. It is though, quite rewarding. I’m hoping to continue to keep it all together as best as I can, and be able to give enough of myself to each of these children. They deserve the absolute best, and that means me being the best ME I can be.

So here we are. Lucky #13, show me what you’ve got! I’m ready for a new beginning, and to create new experiences and memories. To further create myself and to guide my children in the same direction. And, of course, to enjoy these experiences and memories with my soulmate. Happy 2013!