Eli and Landon turned 8 months old on Monday and here's what they've been up to...
Developmentally, they are extremely close. One will do something new and the other will pick it up within the week normally. Even their teeth came in within a week of each other. They are crawling all over the house...no longer to be contained. The fun has officially begun at our house. Eli is pulling up on everything he can get his hands on and likes to be standing while he's playing now. Landon is pulling up some, but not near as much. They both have two teeth on the bottom. They are both waving and saying "hi" (kind of). They both say "dad" and there's a rumor that Landon said "mama" while I was at the concert last weekend, but I have yet to hear it for myself. I think it was in the midst of his wailing and gnashing of teeth that went on for hours...sorry mom!
At this point, I think having twins is definitely an advantage for me, as they keep each other entertained for HOURS. They are more fun than ever - their personalities have really emerged and they are opposite in so many ways.
Landon is a little more laid back in general. He lets Eli take his toys away and he just gets another one. He is usually the follower when they are crawling from room to room. He doesn't care what he eats...he is more concerned with quantity rather than quality. He just wants you to shovel it in faster. He is an extremely happy baby!
Eli is a little more particular. He wants things done a certain way and he'll let you know about it. He is way more active than Landon, which I think is why he's having a hard time catching up in weight. I bet he burns twice the calories Landon does each day. Eli is also a VERY happy baby. He smiles and laughs all the time...well, as long as things are going his way.
Most days I still can't believe that this is my "job." I feel guilty sometimes that Dustin has to get up early and be gone all day and I get to stay home and play with these two monkeys, but...then we have hard days every once in a while and I don't feel so bad anymore :)