I haven’t been updating my blog nearly as often as I would like to lately – Nate, Ben and I are all fighting nasty colds. I’ve actually been running a fever these last 2 days and actually was sent home from work early on Tuesday – something that has NEVER happened to me before!
So I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time cuddling with babies, napping, drinking lots of tea and juice and taking my ibuprofen. I can’t wait for spring when this cold and flu season will hopefully come to an end.
Nate and Ben are almost like twins these days. Ben will be 3 soon, and Nate is about 6 months old, and they both weigh around 20 lbs. They are both in 12-18 month clothes, although they tend to be a little loose on Ben and a little long on Nate. And they are similar in terms of their development, although Ben is ahead in his gross motor skills (can roll both ways and is starting to ‘army crawl’), and Nate is ahead with oral motor skills. They can both now sit independently fairly well.
I have noticed that since Nate has been sitting more, Ben seems to have decided that sitting isn’t so bad after all. Previously, he just enjoyed rolling around on the floor. Of course, Ben’s better vision with his new glasses could be encouraging him to sit up and look around more too…
Nate hates to be left alone for any period, but he will often play happily if he is sitting with Ben. That is, until Ben takes away his toys…
We had hoped that Nate would give Ben some positive peer pressure with his development, and I think he has.
I think Ben looks proud that Nate fell over before he did!