There were definitely days early in my pregnancy when this moment seemed like a distant dream. Today (they are exactly 9 months old today ) Molly and Clara have been here with us for as long as I was pregnant. Back when I was six weeks pregnant and petting water buffalo in upcountry Thailand (in hindsight, probably not my best decision), I couldn’t picture what this time in my life would be like. And yet it feels like it snuck up on me so quickly.
It has been such a fun month with Molly and Clara. A week ago, I came home from work and I swear they had changed. Suddenly I saw little girls in their faces rather than babies. Seriously – it felt like it happened that fast. For the first time they seemed to both understand so much of what was happening around them. They seem more observant, more silly, more patient (ish..kind of). Though, still not terribly content with their lack of…ummm…mobility. No crawling, no standing. But man do they want to get themselves around! The frustration is palpable.