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11 months

The ladies are 11 months old today…in one month my babies will be babies no more. They will start to walk and with that begin their journey away from me. As hard as this year has been there is a part of me sad to see it end. It’s made even harder when I look at the boys and realize how quickly time passes from here.

The girls are amazing. Every day changing and growing. Their very distinct personalities are becoming more apparent. The twin aspect of their lives seems to be defined solely by their shared time in the womb. They are two very different people.
Cuba is confident and independent. She is good at entertaining herself and plays nicely alone. She loves to have two of things…anything. One for each hand I think. When Cuba wants something she is set to it, not easy to distract or redirect. She is pulling up on everything and can stand a lone. There are teeth finally popping up in her mouth. She is very comfortable using her voice, she screams when she’s happy, when she’s mad, when she wants something, or just for the heck of it. I will swear to you that she is talking. She says Dada, Bub (Lennox), dog, and mama. I have also heard something very much like “I did it”, and Ev has heard her say “I want that”. I feel crazy because she is so young, but when she speaks it comes out pretty darn clear. I’m going to try and get it on video-proof! She blows my mind all the time, pulling the cords on toys that talk her self. And you know those toys that they can sit and put blocks in and they fall out the other end-yeah she can do that too! Maybe it’s a normal girl thing, but I think she is amazing.
Cora is sweet and flirty. She smiles easily, and loves to be around people. Cora loves pick a boo, esp when she’s the one doing the peeking and booing. She is easy going and eager to move on to the next adventure. She is also pulling up on everything and loves to stand at the sliding glass door and watch her brothers play. She’s talking,saying Dada (she’s a major daddy’s girl), Mama, and dog. I haven’t heard any sentences from her, but I can see them in her eyes. She’s hilarious, she growls and sometimes laughs like a dolphin. Cora is a character. She can also pull the cords on toys and easily mastered that block toy months ago. She hugs baby dolls and bears and explores their faces touching eyes and noses. She has a lama/camel stuffed toy from her grandma’s most recent adventure that she loves. She holds it to her head and rubs it on her cheek. She’s a lovey girl. I am in awe of her every day. Just like her sister, I think she is amazing!

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