The Misses Cranky-pants

The past few days have been CRAZY. I mean, CRAZY. For two glorious nights in a row, Samantha and Amelia slept from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., without so much as a peep, which has not happened in months! They used to be such good sleepers during the summer, and then teething, or growth spurts, or (insert baby problem here) happened and ever since the middle of September, one or the other has been waking up crying at least once during the night.

They also used to have a consistent 7-7:30 p.m. bed time, but the past month they’ve bounced around from wanting to sleep at 6:30 p.m. all the way down to 6 p.m. after daylight savings time hit. Thus, two nights of a 7 p.m. bedtime and 7 a.m. wake time were highly unusual, albeit not unwelcome. Since the girls typically don’t want to eat a ton of solids during meal time, I’ve been experimenting with feeding them smaller meals of solids more frequently during the day in an attempt to tank them up for nighttime. Maybe that’s what did the trick!

I naively figured that since they finally slept through the night again without crying that they would be ten times more awesome during the day. WRONG.

Apparently, there has to be balance in the universe as it’s definitely been the worst few days in recent memory. The girls refused to be put down to play on their mats and freak out any time I so much as grab something from the nursery (where they can still see/hear me).  It’s like something snapped and they all of a sudden have the worst separation anxiety! I have no idea what in the world is going on! Just when I think I have them figured out…BOOM…they change things up.

Don’t let Samantha’s face fool you. She’s been going from laughing hysterically to throwing a fit on the floor in three seconds flat. 

Poor Amelia has been extra cranky watching her sister crawl around while she’s still stuck in backwards crawl mode. I’m hoping that seeing Samantha have all the fun will motivate her to figure out how to move forward!

In addition to being little cranky-pants, the girls have made it a point to create the most havoc during meal time as possible by wrestling me for the spoon full of food, resulting in this:

One thing that has kept the girls happy for  five seconds is playing with Cheerios. They had their first taste this week, but haven’t mastered picking the cereal up themselves and putting it in their mouths. They mostly just swat around the Cheerios on their tray, but it keeps them concentrating on something, so I’ll take it!

 It was seriously 90 degrees today! Not that I’m complaining, as I’m sure other people around the country would kill for that kind of weather, but we couldn’t even go out for our normal afternoon walks because it was scorching! First world problem, I know. At least the hot temps allowed me to dress up the girls in some of the skirts I bought a while ago, but never got to use because the weather got chilly. 

 Samantha was super excited when I told her my teacher friend, Katie’s, twin girls were born today!  Katie and her family just moved to Michigan, but Samantha and Amelia still can’t wait to meet Iris and Elizabeth some day! Even though I wish we lived closer, we’ve vowed to meet up with our girls one of these years for the Annual Twins Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio (yes, that’s a real place!) It’s the largest gathering of twins (and other multiples) in the world. There’s a parade, contests, and I hear that identical twins have a special place of honor at the festival! Stoked!

Thank goodness the day is almost over. The girls decided to end it with a pre-bath wrestling match. 

I’ve never been so glad to plop down in my bed as I have the past few nights. These girls are exhausting. I feel like this is one of those “Would you rather…” moments. A full night’s sleep vs. happy babies all day…I don’t know which one I’d choose. Hopefully the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Lots of love,

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