We are back again with our monthly installment of “life after having twins”. 🙂 Eight months postpartum and these two crazies are EIGHT months old already.

Eight Months Postpartum

eight months postpartum

Life never ceases to amaze me with the amount of change and just stuff that can happen in such a short period of time. If you read my 7 month update, it would have seemed like things were beginning to settle down a little bit.

Sigh…

Just kidding -Life. 

While it is getting a little bit more “normal” to have four little ones running around, things sure haven’t settled down completely.

I found out a few weeks ago that pretty much since the birth of the twins, I have been anemic and had extremely low iron levels. I now have to go in once a week for five weeks (I have gone twice at this point) to get iron infusions through an I.V. Yes… it’s a party around our house.

At the same time, I can only be thankful when I go there. It has taught me a lot in a few short visits. I have to go for the treatments at a cancer center, and I sit in a room with a lot of people who are getting chemo treatments. I sit, listening to them talk to their loved ones that almost always accompany them, and can only feel like even with everything that has gone on in the past year for me, it could always be worse.

It could ALWAYS be worse. 

My OBGYN still wants me to have surgery for this gigantic fibroid of mine. Not too keen on that idea. The acupuncturist I have been seeing has really high hopes on being able to help with it thought. I have gone to see them four times now and while the idea of getting poked with tons of needles once a week didn’t sit well with me, I am learning to really just accept it and pray that it works. I will be doing an entire post on my acupuncture experience for anxiety and my uterine issues at the end of my treatment:)

My husband and I are still trying to get used to this new life of ours, with all of its ups and downs. But, I am extremely happy to say that we have four beautiful children that we get to raise and watch grow up.

Twins at 8-Months-Old

8 month old twins

These twins… where do I even start?

They are both active now: sitting up, crawling, and getting into absolutely everything. They are both also on normal food now. Thank goodness because that formula bill is no joke. They are both crib trained and sleep fairly well, some nights are much better then others. It’s hard to believe that in just 4 months, we will celebrate their first birthday!

I think that they are starting to look more a like, although they both have very distinct features. They will never look-alike to the point where people would know they are twins, but you can pick up some similar characteristics in their physical appearance.

Annabelle is our little diva. That girl’s attitude get’s bigger the bigger that she gets! She is a girl who knows what she wants in life, that’s for sure. She is an excellent eater and loves to eat regular food. Veggies, fruits, whatever! She wants it all. Which, I am thankful for, because she had such a hard time gaining weight when she was a newborn. She has also mastered how to pitch a fit… I don’t know if I am excited about this accomplishment or not. She is such a little daddy’s girl and has the sweetest little grin. IMG_9491

Oliver, my little man. This boy has stolen my heart so many times over! He is so full of life and sweet baby giggles that even the worst days can’t be completely ruined, thanks to him. He is moving everywhere, pulling himself up on everything, and starting to walk already. It goes so quickly… He is learning to like regular food as well, but is much more picky than his sister is. We did find one thing that he loves, aside from fruit…

Carrots! 
8 month old twin

Overall, these two are just two more loves in my life. I could not feel more blessed that I have four amazing children to watch over and to guide as they grow up. It isn’t always easy, and it is not always the life that I thought I would have, but it is a beautiful one nonetheless.

*Here’s to watching our babies grow and change*

joanna at motherhood and merlot