Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It didn't take long after Addison's birth for my two little angels to lose their halos. They loved their baby sister from the start, smother her in kisses, play gently with her and still giggle excitedly whenever they see her, but they definitely started acting out in other ways. In fact while I was still in the hospital after delivery, the first diaper incident took place. First Avery figured out how to unzip her jammies and take off her diaper, dirty diaper, while still in the crib. Ella was so impressed that she soon followed suit. I bought a potty seat in hopes that they were telling me they were ready to commence potty training but at 18 months they were not quite ready! After several messy awakenings, I figured out how to thwart their efforts by putting their sleepsacks on backwards. This worked for awhile until they realized they could stretch the neck hole over their shoulders and pull it down to free themselves and again take off their diapers. Who knew I had two Houdini's? Next I tried putting them in onesies-smart,right? Well they were smarter. It didn't take long for them to master unsnapping the snaps. Utterly exhausted from the laundry and scrubbing and disinfecting their bedroom, I thought to cut off all the feet of their footed pajamas so I could put them on backwards. This worked to keep the diapers on, until they girls figured out how to push their cribs together, climb into the same crib and unzip each other! They looked so proud when we found them standing in the one crib-diapers off once again! The crib tents have arrived in the mail so soon hopefully the climbing out will be a thing of the past. Oh the things twins are capable of! There was the infamous Desitin incident not long ago, when I left the girls by the changing table while I went to the other room to open a box of diapers. When I heard giggling from the other room I knew I was in trouble! I walked in to find the girls smothering themselves and each other in diaper cream- water soluble, so that was fun to clean up! It took a week of tubs twice a day to get all the grease out of their hair. The last time the girls climbed out of their cribs was at the B-Bop. They were very quiet so I didn't suspect a thing. I walked into to find they had gotten into my suitcase and dressed themselves in all of my clothes. There were shirts on their feet, bathing suits on their head-oh they were having a blast!In addition to the climbing,and de-diapering, the girls have figured out how to unbuckle their highchair belts, and unbuckle their car seats. Good times! They have also been fighting, taken up biting, hitting and pinching! They are the best of friends but when they both want the same thing at the same time, watch out! We have been trying timeouts and the girls know when their timeout is over to give their sister a kiss. So we are in quite a phase now and I have to stay one step ahead...and hopefully Ill get my two little angels back soon!