We had the twins' 9 month check up last week.
Weight: 18lbs. 7oz. (42nd percentile)
Height: 29 inches (95th percentile)
Head: 17 inches (22nd percentile)
Weight: 17lbs. 2oz. (17th percentile)
Height: 28.5 inches (90th percentile)
Head: 16.75 inches (10th percentile)
Doctor says they are doing great. He couldn't believe how mobile they are already. They were all over that office ;)
We didn't have to get any shots this time which I was so happy about. But they had to prick the girls' toes to do some blood work. Neither of them even cried. They just watched very intently and then were fascinated by the bandaids.
Some fun facts about the twins at 9 months:
*They both clap when anyone says, "Yay!"
*They both wave bye-bye. Morley waves like she's in a parade. :) She is all girl!
*Morley LOVES anything sparkly or shiny. Her favorite thing in the world is jewelry. Any kind of jewelry.
*Wrigley dances anytime music comes on. The girls & I have had quite a few Christmas music dance parties this month. ;) Morley never dances with us but she sings right along with the music!
*Morley is still very vocal. She always has something to say. She says, "Dada", "Mama", "Hi" & "Yay". She is still a screamer and is always experimenting to see how loud she can possibly be.
*Wrigley has taken a few steps. She is always standing these days. She doesn't even use things to pull herself up much anymore, she just stands right up. Expect a "Wrigley is walking" post in the next week or so. ;) Morley hasn't taken any steps yet, but is very sturdy on her feet so it won't be long I'm sure.
*Both girls have two bottom teeth. Wrigley's both cut through the first week of November. You never would have known it....she was as happy as can be all week. Yesterday, they both had a top front tooth cut through and Morley's second top one is close also.
*They both try to copy things Jeff & I say or do or faces we make. It is my favorite thing they do lately. It makes me laugh every time.
*Wrigley plays peek-a-boo! It is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life! She will pull the blanket up over her face and wait until we say, "Where's Wrigs?" and then pull it down and giggle when we say, "Peek-a-Boo!"
*I've been teaching them where their noses are and now they point to everyone & everything's nose. In books, real people, toys....everything!
*They LOVE to read books!
*Bath time is their favorite time of day. As soon as they hear the water turn on they both stop whatever they are doing & crawl as fast as they can toward the bathroom.
*Morley is very social. She will talk to & smile at anyone as long as someone she knows is holding her.
*They are both pretty good sleepers. Morley takes awesome naps but doesn't always do so well at night. I usually have to get up and give her a bink or cover her back up once or twice a night. She WILL NOT stay under her covers. She doesn't like to have her hands covered up at all. If I cover them, they are back out within 5 seconds. Wrigley has been sleeping through the night consistently for about a month now.
*They are both good eaters and will eat anything we give them.
*Wrigley is constantly saying, "ooooohhhh". She makes a little O shape with her mouth when she does it. Sometimes she even whispers it. So funny. She also says, "Hi" and tries to say "dog". When we ask her where the doggie is, she says, "duh".
*Morley has this fake laugh that she does and it's the funniest thing ever!
*Wrigley still loves Morley more than anything on the earth. Morley still doesn't love the attention from Wrigley. They are in this phase of pounding on things when they get excited. Wrigley gets excited to see Morley and starts pounding on her. You can guess why Morley isn't a big fan of this. They do play together pretty well for the most part though. They follow each other around all day long.
Wrigley & Morley are two very different little people but Jeff & I love them both so much & feel so blessed to have them in our family. We are having so much fun being their parents and watching them learn & discover new things every day.