Jul 26, 2013
Insomnia has kicked on again. I am exhausted. And, school will be starting in a month from now, which is both thrilling and terrifying - just thinking about is keeping me up. We bought a new car, a Toyota Highlander last week, as the Prius was way too small for the family.
The babies are getting so big. At 7 months, they both weigh in at 19 1/2 pounds. Ana is amazing and so self-contained. She loved her first book reading at the library. She has never been around other babies of similar ages. Following suit of the larger, more mobile babies Ana muscled her way to the center of the mat to get a toy she wanted. Casey was more reserved than Ana, but warmed up after playtime was over. He watched two of the larger boys, who had just begun to walk. And, he then tried to crawl on one.
Casey has been moving around the house at fierce speeds and will find anything to put in his mouth that he is not child friendly - he has a knack for this. He crawls on Ana, which we are trying to stop because she absolutely hates it. He is working on pulling himself up, and has just begun to sit upright. He is so proud of himself when he stands on something other than us. Yesterday, he held onto one of my fingers, but just barely. He tried to let go because he wanted to stand by himself. He has already made it out the front door and into the dirt. He is my sweetiepie and I love watching this rapid development.
Ana is incredibly bright. Although not as mobile as Casey, she very intent on developing her problem-solving skills and reading abilities. LOL. She loves books, especially these little Einstein books given to us at our baby shower. She has recently become bored with her beloved Moby ****, an 'ocean primer,' which somewhat saddens me. Her eyes no longer light up when she sees it and I miss this:( Sometimes I think she doesnt belong to us, and that she is this old, wise being that has come back to relive life. I can't really explain this or why I feel this way. Anyone else have something similar to this with their child? It's wonderful, but so strange.
I may have found a daycare for then, one that is bilingual. I am so excited by this because I think it's so important for the new generations to speak other languages. Certainly Spanish. Perhaps Mandarin. I also found a studio that teaches children between the ages of 2 -6 dance/music. They are a little young, but I am looking forward to seeing their talents and interests emerge. I used to only love newborns. When I was pregnant, I would fantasize about the first couple months only, but I now realize that newborns just don't have that 'wow factor' that older babies and young children have.