"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien


Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa


We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
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-Nancy McGuire Roche

Saturday, May 31, 2008

14 months old

Well it is official, The babies are 14 months and 2 days old. This means they have been with us for more then half their lives( by 2 days) and longer with us then in a orphanage(by 1 day). I have really been looking forward to this milestone.

They are really getting so big and independent. For the first time this month, I have actually seen them interact with each other intentionally and in a positive way( Besides snatching each others toys). It is so weird,I was wondering if they were ever going to notice each other. They were in the bath tub and Khai would make a funny sound which would make Meliah bag up. Then he would bag up. Then he would do it all over again to make her laugh. It was so cute. I hope to see more of this in the future. So many people tell me how their twins were best friends and entertained each other. I have not seen any of this and was starting to worry about their bonding with each other.

Things have gotten much easier with Khai and his sleep issues. When we rock him to sleep at night he actually relaxes and cuddles against us. No more fighting us. I lOVE IT. He also sleeps better at night and not as many screaming fits in the middle of the night. He still wakes up but I am not going to ask for too much all at once. I think it might have been him grieving. He had a very drastic life change and it is only to be expected.

What we are doing at 14 months:

Khai:

-Got 3 more teeth(9 total)
-Can walk down stairs holding onto banister
-Is a loner and likes to play by himself
-Very serious
-Loves to ride on the tractor and help Daddy with yard work
-Loves to be outside
-Sings to music
-Has really taken to Mommy since she came back from spending 4 nights in Hospital with Preston. Must have really missed her. She is his NEW buddy. Sorry Daddy.
-Drinks from a sippy cup


Meliah:
-Walks all the time and in shoes
-Has 4 teeth (Yeah,Coming in very slowly)
-Very happy and smiles all the time
-Tolerates outside but does not love it
-Loves to read
-Loves to watch Baby Einstein "Lullaby time" and "Babies first moves"
-Dances to music
-Drinks from sippy cup
-Loves the bath
-Now a night owl.Will not got to bed before 11 0r 12

1 comment:

Adam and Michelle said...

Heather,

I followed your journey bringing your beautiful twins home! I can not get over just how much they have grown!! I was crushed when we withdrew from the VN program! I know that everything happens for a reason and our reason was in GA!!! My hopes are things get better in VN and may be some day we can still bring home our baby from VN!! These babies are truly a blessing from God!