This is that last month before our sweet boys turn one. I wish I had not rolled my eyes at all the people who told me it goes too quickly because it hurts my mama heart that their baby stage is ending. But I also know how much I love the toddler stage and seeing them interact (or fight already). Seriously, they were fighting over a toy this week and when Parker took it, Campbell leaned over and bit him. I thought we had months before that started.
Campbell’s hair will curl right into a perfect little mohawk and stay like that. He has also perfected the mean face when a camera is on him. See the next photo for additional evidence.
Sunday was the baby dedication at church. If you would have told me last year that we would have three babies up front for the dedication, I would have laughed in your face.
The boys are so interested in what the other one is doing. If Parker has a toy, Campbell has to check it out. If Parker is in the swing, Campbell is climbing in with him. Campbell will also just crawl right over Parker or push him out the of way. However, Parker is starting to pay him back with little kicks and jabs.
Campbell loves to be thrown around, held upside down and tossed in the air. This kid is going to be my roller coaster buddy. He’s also going to keep us on our toes because he’s into EVERYTHING! Anything he can grab goes straight to his mouth and he is curious about whatever we are doing. We will leave a baby gate open and he’s through it in an instant. When he hears you coming after him, he speeds up and laughs.
Poor kid gets decorated with sissy’s bows. According to Nick, it’s the job of older brothers to bug their younger siblings. His eyelashes make me jealous.
Parker started standing on the day they turned 11 months. I miss him rolling around the living room, but it’s still funny to watch him crawl; he looks like a tiny soldier doing the army crawl. He also got teeth this month and have the top two and bottom two. His newest trick is to wave-he’s so proud of himself! We wave at him constantly just to see the reaction.
He is fascinated with Annsley; we have to watch her carefully if she’s in the chair or swing. I think he’s learned from Campbell because he will bulldoze her in a second if we aren’t careful. He doesn’t take a pacifier, but loves to steal hers and chew on it. Poor girl, already being bullied by her older brothers.
Napping in the crib still doesn’t happen, but he will usually crash in the swing. Sometimes he won’t nap long and then might crash anywhere. I came home from work and was feeding Annsley and he just fell asleep playing on the floor. On a different day, he was sitting in the bumpo and just went to sleep. We were all laughing!
I talked to a guy recently who has a fraternal twin and he said it’s the best relationship, even in his 60’s. I pray these two will always love and support one another.