Friday, January 27, 2012

11 months

 Little Señoritas
"Look Lyla, mom brought us back some maracas!"
 "They make noises, like this."
 "They taste pretty good too, try it out."

 The girls are almost a year old... :( You can really tell they're not be little babies anymore. The big news is that the girls are officially weaned and have started drinking plain ol' milk! They really seem to enjoy the bottle now and they eat most foods pretty well- hopefully they start packing on the pounds... When they were first born my goal was to nurse for 5-6 months and quit as my birthday present, but I found by then it was just so easy. The easiest, cheapest, laziest, cleanest, healthiest way to feed them- it didn't make sense to quit. The Hagens planned a family trip to Hawaii in February and I decided I wanted to be done by then, they'd basically be a year old. I was planning on starting to wean end of January, then a fun trip to Cabo came up just before that mark. I pumped tons and by the time I got back I realized the girls were already 5 days adjusted to not nursing and that the transition would be much easier for them if I didn't reintroduce it only to take it away shortly after. So, I pumped until I felt like they could handle some regular milk and honestly the transition couldn't have gone smoother. Two babies obsessed with nursing, weaned like cake. Phew, that was a relief.
 la niña Lyla

Miss Lyla,
You've been hilarious this month. You're obsessed with blueberries all of the sudden and will just shove as many in your mouth as you can. I give you big handfuls and they are gone in seconds sometimes. You love to dance and whenever we turn on music you head over to the speakers and climb up to the table they're on and just shake it, waving your arms and all. You're quite the little dancer- rocking your head, twisting your body, sing sometimes too. You will take steps and like "walking" for a minute if we hold your arms up. You love to wave and say bye-bye and it's so cute. You also say dada, block, and probably a couple other things. :) Lately you've really been into tackling your sister, if I'm lucky you'll tackle/hug me sometimes too. You love being in the bath and if we lay you back in the water you get so relaxed, you could lay there all day. You also really love people's teeth, I guess its because you've now got so many of your own, 7 to be exact! You haven't been throwing those hilarious tantrums lately where you throw your arms up and then face plant into the floor. I miss it...I hope you do it a few more times so I can remember to get it on video, you'd be a youtube sensation. You're such a little sweetie. I love you!
la niña June

Miss June,
You've had a great month, you're such a funny girl. You've gotten REALLY into bottles and if we let you you'd probably drink them all day long...eventually we have to stop you because you gotta eat some food! Near the end of last month you took one little step towards a book you wanted and you love to just stand from sitting position in the middle of the room. We could never get you to stay in your highchair no matter how good we strapped you in, but recently you've accepted the seat and will sit in there to eat your meals. You like dancing too and when you hear a melody you sway your body back and forth, if you're really feeling it you head bang. You've been loving whole bananas and eat them just like a little monkey. You're a lot lot me with food, you're picky and won't eat it if it isn't flavorful & seasoned properly. You love laughing and if I laugh you always do to, which normally results in a laughing fest with you, me, and your sister! They are my favorite. You also say dada, I think you've said mama, block (you and your sister LOVE knocking over towers of blocks!), maybe a couple other things too. Normally you talk in jibberish, but you speak in sentences and say things like "da! da! ya! ya! hah! hah!" over and over and over, it's cute. You've started sleeping a little better which we really appreciate. We love you & you just keep getting to be cuter & more fun!

I guess the girls love photo shoots en español because they could not stop laughing, all three of us basically just laughed till I put the camera down.
 LO SIENTO there were way too many cute pics, I promise these are highlights...

1 comment:

Alicia said...

It's funny that usually in your photo shoots it seems like Lyla is making sweet faces and June is full of all sorts of funny expressions, but in this one Lyla is totally the ham and June is making sweet faces. I can't believe Lyla has 7 teeth! Elizabeth is still stuck at 2. I still haven't seen a picture that convinces me that Lyla has giant grown-up sized teeth. :) Congrats on 11 months, Hagen chicas!


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