Life With My SuperBabies

It has been quite a while since I have written an update on my life raising my little super babies. There have been so many changes in our lives since my last post. I don't even think I can call this series life with my SuperBabies anymore. I think this is now life with my SuperDudes. These boys have grown so much. My tiny little babies are gone, and in their place are these amazing little people with so much personality and energy. You can see them growing into themselves more and more each day. 

Bruce is going to be my adventurous one. He is most definitely going to be my "Wild Child". He is happy to spend most of his time going up and down a slide we have in the living room, and running back and forth waving his little arms in the air. He is so goofy. He will just run in the line back and forth for what seems like hours. When he is not climbing up the stairs to go down the slide, he is trying to climb UP the slide (and he has done it). He is also faster at getting up the stairs to Daddy's Man Cave than I am! He loves tweety bird and he absolutely adores his brother. I see him running up to Oliver and grabbing his hand at least a half a dozen times a day. They are really starting to engage with each other more and more. 

Oliver, what can I say about my big guy? Just like Bruce, he cracks me up! He is also incredibly goofy, just in a different way. He is also more sensitive. You can tell by watching him he is just soaking in everything around him. Whereas Bruce is most comfortable running around, Oliver is more than happy to just kick back watching toons and snuggling with his blanket. He also has this absolutely hilarious habit of running in a circle while keeping one  eye on whatever has his attention. It could be Mommy, Daddy, a toy, the cat.. doesn't matter. He selects an object and then makes sure that it stays in his sights. I have no idea where this came from but I is so freaking adorable!! 

As we are watching them grow in their personalities, we are also watching them grow in size. Weight gain has been a consistent issue with the boys and we have been working with their Doctors since they were a few months old to help them gain.They are still under weight, but they are closing that gap and more quickly. When looking at the growth chart they are getting closer and closer to where they should be. Their Doctors are feeling more confident. They all agree they are not malnourished and thier is no cause for concern, they are just skinny little baby dudes! 

With the weight issue so close to be resolved, we have found another medical issue to give us pause... Speech development. With twins, there is a very common problem with delayed speech. Research studies have shown that 47% of identical twins will have speech delays (and 31% of fraternal twins). Boys are also shown to be delayed by an average of 6 months. I guess I like having those statistics to remind myself that my boys are normal and this is common. I just wish they would start talking. Bruce will talk a little, He says Momma and Papa, but mostly just says "Baabaaabaabaa". I have no idea what exactly it is he is saying, but I think it means pretty much everything. The only person that seems to get it is Oliver. He does not say any words at all, but he does talk all the time in what I affectionately call "Monkey". He basically just yells like a Monkey. If I am being honest, it is kind of adorable. I would much rather he talk of course, and I am working with him every day to try to get him to start, but at least he is communicating. I would not say that the dudes have their own language exactly, but they do understand each other and they communicate very well. I think that is why they don't even try to start talking, I think they just don't see the point because they can so easily understand what the other is saying. We have a referral for a speech therapist but we are giving them just a little more time. Bruce is trying to say more words and every day I can see Oliver getting closer and closer. I know how smart they are and I have complete faith that they will be just fine. It may take them a little longer than singletons, but my SuperBabies will be talking, and hopefully that day will come very soon. 

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About Amara Franklin

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times... I LOVE MY LIFE. I have a great husband and the best little baby dudes in the world! I have found that raising twins is not so different than a singleton, just a little bit louder (and a lot more fun!). I look forward to going through this journey together... SUPER MOMS UNITE!


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