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Walking, Climbing, Becoming Toddlers

How time flies. Criton is walking a lot now. He still needs to work on balance but he is getting really good. Unfortunately for me he is also climbing everywhere as well. He’ll stand on the top of toys so he can reach things on the tables better. He pushes pillows up against the couch so he can use those to climb up onto the couch (talk about scary for mommy). 

He is a boy through and through. Anything he can get into, take apart, push around, climb on or through… he is doing it. Caitlin is my best stander. She has this incredible balance and can stand for extremely long periods of time, clapping, dancing in one place, and so on. I have been working with her the past few days on trying to walk. At first she wanted nothing to do with it but now she is starting to take a few steps. She does these huge mondo strides and lunges for me when she does it though. That is how Criton started too so I expect she will learn “baby steps” in time. Haley has been working on standing and her balance has gotten much better this week. She will push toys around (walking behind them) but won’t try to walk to me yet. So we will continue to work on it. Her personality is really starting to shine through now. She has always been a little on the shy side, but we see her breaking through that shell. She is also our big talker. She will sit there and babble for hours on end, happy as can be. All the children have started to expand their vocabulary the past couple of weeks. “No” is one they all know very well and use it in correct context…lol. Some of the words they are speaking now: no, yay, hi, mom, dad, cat (still work on dog). They grow so quickly. It seems like just yesterday we were drowning in sleep deprivation, bottle, change, 30min break, bottle, change, 30 min break, hell. Oh yes, the first 3 months or so with multiples are the worst. My advice to those who are about to become parents to higher order multiples… get help if at all possible. I will keep everyone updated on our “movement” but am hopeful they will all be walking by Christmas.