Dear Arthur & Brandon
Yet again I am getting behind with your updates and tomorrow you are ten months old! So what has happened this last month? Well an awful lot of crawling…so much crawling! You are getting so quick and you scoot around everywhere. It turns into some kind of sitcom sketch when I am trying to keep you out of somewhere and I scoot one of you out the way only to turn around and find the other one there. This can go on for sometime before I finally move one of you much further away then run to do the same with the second baby before you can make it back! As exasperating as this can be it still makes me laugh.
You both have your two front bottom teeth and there are signs of the top two being on their way. We’ve really been very lucky with teething as it rarely wakes you at night, you just have days when you are unsettled so I’m hoping it carries on like this. Brandon you can wave and clap but only when you feel like it, it never happens on demand. Arthur you are usually too busy exploring to sit still and wave at us. You have started to take some interest in Lucas’ Cbeebies shows now and Baby Jake is a favourite. I can’t say it is Mummy’s favourite but luckily you also like Postman Pat which goes down well with everyone in our house.
You both have some really cute little quirks; whenever music comes on or even if we sing, you have little jigs. Brandon you kind of bop up and down and Arthur you swing from side to side. In fact that is one of the ways we tell you apart; occasionally we have mixed you up. When you are both together we can tell you apart but separately we sometimes struggle, you seem to be looking even more alike this month.
You are so close and rarely stray far from each other but this doesn’t mean you always get on…the scraps have started. If you both want the same toy I can hear you grunting at each other then a wail as one of you loses out. There hasn’t been any lashing out but you will grab quite fiercely. I imagine this is something I will have to get used to as the years go on!
It’s funny having twins as I can’t even imagine now what life would be like had we just had one baby, it seems normal to us now to have two together and all the fun that comes with that. I love seeing you grow up together and you have changed so much this last month. You reach out to be cuddled now and even rub your faces next to ours for kisses. I feel like you are really aware now that you are a part of our family and you are very much loved by us all.
All My Love