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9 Months Postpartum | Twin Life at 9 Months Old

Why are these twins almost a year old already? I’m are sitting over here at 9 months postpartum already, just watching them grow up before my eyes.

We are all at a really good point now and the twins are just growing and changing like crazy.

9 months postpartum

9 Months Postpartum

Can it be real??? Have I finally hit the point where I am starting to feel totally myself again?

After all of these months of doctors appointments, feeling like nothing was ever going to be the same again, and thinking that this was just NOT what I signed up for… it’s finally starting to feel like we are living life again.

I pretty much have a clean bill of health, aside from the iron deficiency that I was chatting about in last months update. That will probably be an ongoing issue until I get my fibroid taken care of, but that is just being put on hold now. I’m just not ready for another surgery after finally getting back to normal.

My anxiety still comes and goes, but talking to a counselor has really helped both my husband and myself. You may or may not know that I am in the end stages of my Masters in Professional Counseling. While I am obviously a huge believer in it, I have never been one to seek out counseling for myself. It’s actually been helping a lot in many different aspects, and I am really thankful that we decided to start going recently.

Mom life with four little ones has been nothing but an adventure. After 9 months, you would think that I have it all together but… no. Not even close. It’s totally worth it though:)

Twins at 9 Months Old

twins at 9 months

The twins are doing so well. They are growing and getting huge! I am amazed at just how big they are and how much they learn everyday. Neither of them sleep through the night still… so that’s not so amazing. But, hopefully that will just continue to get better as they keep growing.

Both of them are responding to their names now, and they are starting to play with their older sister’s more which is so much fun to watch! They are both very intrigued by their surroundings and have both said “mama” and “dada”… “Dada” being first for birth. My husband was really glad about that since “mama” was the first for both of our older girls. Oliver has also started to say “baba” for bottle.

Our little Annabelle is such a spitfire! That little firecracker is the smallest inside, but that the loudest of any of our children. I think she just wants to make her presence known (and boy, is it!). She is weighing about 19 pounds and is actually getting some rolls on her! This is huge from when she was a newborn and was having a ton of issues gaining weight.

She eats all the time now, and loves having real food over a bottle any day. Her grasp and strength are both getting much better, as she was struggling there for a little while. She is crawling all over and actually starting to pull herself up on things to stand. She is trying to cut some teeth, but one bumps so far.

Oliver is just my sweet little mama’s boy. I love that chunky little man! He is just growing away, weighing about  He is not quite a fan of regular food still unless it’s fruit or sweeter veggies, but we are getting there. He is starting to walk along things while holding on and has ventured to let go a few times. I would imagine that he will be walking really soon! He has two little teeth and is trying to get more right now, and that toothy little grin has just stolen my heart even more!

They are both into everything, and we have to really keep them corralled in one area because they are just moving all over and trying to put anything and everything into their mouth. It keeps me active for sure!

I am looking forward to these next few months before they turn 1 to see how much they will grow and change.

*Here’s to growing babies that are already pushing a year old*

joanna at motherhood and merlot



  1. They are so adorable!! I am so happy to hear you finally starting to feel more like yourself again!
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  2. They are the cutest! And I have so much admiration for you being a mom of four under two! You certainly handle it all glamorously well! xoxo

  3. So happy for you to have turned the corner & feeling better! Your twins are such cutie pies. I know how much work and joy the little ones can be. Amazing job mama!
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  4. After 2.5 years with one I still don’t have it all together! And every time I think I do, he throws a wrench into everything i thought I knew and I have to adjust…again. If life with a kid has taught me anything it’s taught me to be patient and flexible.

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel like yourself again. That is so important during this whole parenting adventure we’ve all decided to undertake. <3

  5. You look beautiful and the babies are so adorable! I’m glad you’re starting to feel like yourself again. I can’t believe it’s already been 9 months. Keep up the great work. You’re an awesome mom.

  6. You are one strong mama! I’m so glad that you are finding your groove. It took me about months to start to feel a semblance of normal again. You are truly amazing. Don’t ever doubt it 🙂
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  7. They are perfect 🙂 I’m so so happy that you’ve been finding your way with the twins and I swear nothing in parenting is what I signed up for. Well, except the snuggling.
    You are beautiful inside and out Mama!!

  8. So cute! Glad to hear things are going better and you’re feeling better. My twins are almost 4, and we still keep them corralled. 😉

  9. They are so cute!! And go you- you look AMAZING!B
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  10. Awwwwww cuteness overload!!!! What sweet twinsies you have 🙂 so happy to hear you’re feeling like Yourself again!!! Such awesome news!

  11. They are too cute! It’s crazy how fast that first year flies by and especially with multiples and other kids at home. Enjoy the next few months!
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  12. Oh my goodness, they are just so precious!
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  13. Awe you look & sound great! I’m on the verge of looking for a counselor for my anxiety–any pointers as to what to look for in a counselor? I can’t believe the twins are 9 months already! They are the cutest ever!! Glad to hear they’re doing well!! 🙂
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    • You have to find one that you are comfortable with and trust. I usually get a good read from people right away, and I did from our counselor. They also all have different methods and types of therapy that they use, so ask them about it until you find one that sounds like a therapy type you would fit well with and one that you can understand.

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