This update has been a long time coming.
Sorry I haven't been updating more often, life has been hectic and I have some big news to announce that I've been waiting for just the right time.
Firstly, at their 6 month check up the boys weighed 8.5kgs each and Mans had shot up. He measured tall for his age with everything in proportion. Linc hadn't had the growth spurt so he was actually on the short side and 'cuddly' for his height. I'm not worried. I think he's had that growth spurt now but I'm pretty sure Mans just had another. Over the last week or so he seems to have gotten a lot heavier and more solid than Linc, and he seems to take up a lot more of my lap than normal.
Secondly, development wise they are travelling pretty average. They both get up on their hands and knees but seem to have a real issue with working out that they can go forward. Linc commando crawls, Mans just gets frustrated and raspberries all over the floor. (Which he proceeds to draw pictures in). Linc is destructive and quickly gets bored with a toy, tossing it aside and avidly pursuing another one. He's also a bit of a bully which has turned Mans into a bit of a sook and a Mummy's boy.
They are in size 0 clothes now but still have very little hair and no teeth. They still love their solids, particularly Linc. I've started to think that maybe he has reflux or is lactose intolerant. He's gone off his bottles quite a bit and before he started on solids he used to vomit quite a lot. I've tried him on both yoghurt and custard and both seem to bring on the vomiting again. I'll mention it at my next MCHN appointment in Sept and until then, I'll steer him away from anything that seems to set him off.
They both much prefer to be on their feet and I really think that these boys will never really crawl, they'll just start walking. Yay for me!
Thirdly, the boys hips are fine. The physiotherapist was very impressed with the improvement in Mans' hips and the x-rays revealed that Linc's were fine as well. So no hip braces for us. They handled the x-rays really well and apparently didn't move, even a little.
Unfortunately I couldn't go in with them because I'd found out I was pregnant! Luckily Baker Bob had gotten the day off work and he went in with them. I had to sit in the hall and wait.
Fourthly, the P word. As of yesterday I am 11 weeks pregnant. Totally unexpected and not planned at all. When the boys were about 3 months old I went through a stage of being clucky and missing my tiny little babies. But I'd well and truly gotten over that and had decided we'd just have the two and that's it. So it's taken some adjustment and everyone keeps telling me that these things happen for a reason so it must be a girl. I'm convinced it's a boy. I think a boy would integrate into the family a lot better, but a little girl would be lovely.
I'll hopefully be having my 12 week ultrasound next week, provided I can find the time and then it will really sink in. I'm due the 8th of March. Exactly 2 months after the boys' first birthday.