I imagine the following baby conversation took place: 1) Dalton: "Hey Der bear, mom says we look just like Daniel and Dylan and got these pictures of them both at about six months out to compare to us." 2) Derek: "Like we've never heard that one before. Let's see if we can tell what these folks are talking about." 3) Dalton: "Well, whatdoya know? We do look a lot like them. Guess it's pretty obvious who the real twins are." 4) Derek: "I'm telling ya, Daltine. That mom sure does know what she's talking about. We should always listen to her. She's pretty and smart." #theybetternotforgetit#ourgordontwins#daltoncraig#derekkayde#thirtyoneweeksold
• Thirty One Weeks • (Seven Months)
You’re now seven months old, our love! You are 58% of the way through your first year and time is just flying.
It was Mother’s Day yesterday 😍 I thought it was wonderful last year being 18 weeks pregnant with you but this year was so special. You and Daddy really spoilt me. I cherish my boys so much 💙 it was even more special as you started giving me kisses this week so you just kept planting them on me yesterday.
This week we have all been recovering from colds and jet lag so you have slept in bed with Mummy. It’s been so nice waking up to your little hands stroking my face and trying to open my eyes 😂 and even though it’s been tiring, it’s been so much fun having you climb all over me at 3am! You’re such a wriggle worm and cannot sit still.
You’re obsessed with Alvin & the Chipmunks. We put it on in the afternoon to get you through that last little bit before it’s time for a shower and you now smile and laugh at them.
Out of nowhere, your two top teeth (central incisors) have cut through!! You’ve had three teeth at the surface since you were 12 weeks old and none of them are out yet so these two have completely taken us by surprise. Of course you don’t do things in the normal order 😝
So in seven months Jordy you have grown over 22cms in length, gained over 6kgs from birth, said your first word, are so close to crawling, will not lay down - you’ve always got to be sitting or standing, give kisses, know your favourite songs and laugh in anticipation of your favourite parts, are eating 3 meals a day plus snacks, have had your first international holiday, have two teeth and charmed every person that has had the honour of meeting you!
Every day your Daddy and I just stare at you in awe. We are blown away at the perfect human being we have created. You are so clever, ridiculously cheeky and incredibly beautiful. You are determined, constantly alert and strong. You know what you want and will not be fooled or distracted. You are funny and sweet. Your timing is impeccable. You are more than what we ever could have dreamed of. Our love for you knows no boundaries or limits and we will love you endlessly, forever xxxxx
She is just the best thing I’ve ever seen. Now, if you hold your hands out to her and ask if she wants to come up, she squeals and jerks her arms around in excitement 🙊 it’s an adorable milestone when they start holding their hands out to you to be picked up, and she’s not there yet, but this is so cute, how happy she is to be cuddled and taken places.
Nothing can prepare you for the crashing waves of devotion to this tiny person.
I caught Delilah staring at me with a huge smile while I was half asleep this morning. It was an interesting role reversal, to see the look of adoration you normally wear while staring at your baby reflected back at you on their face. Motherhood presents a lot of challenges, forever doubting and second guessing, but perhaps I’m doing something right, if she looks at me like that ✨
A little fat nakey bubbo 😍 what is about baby chub, their little elastic band rolls, soft dimpled skin, and chunky thighs? It’s all just amazing. Extra amazing because I did that 🤱🏼😂 also, 31 weeks today!