Join Date: Mar 2003
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Well, since today is their 13 month birthday, I suppose I should answer!
Right now is very intense. They are glorious and amazing. They're walking everywhere and adding words like crazy. They're expressing opinions and desires, answering yes/no questions about what they want, and smiling and laughing and flirting and being so much fun.
They also just went through a big sleep disruption right before they switched from crawling to walking as primary transportation mode. They are both major biters and have been for a while. They are biting each other somewhat less (though I'm scared to type that "out loud") and have been biting the moms more. DP and I both are covered with bruises all over our arms. We show people and they're horrified (and probably chalk it up to the EBF, co-sleeping, etc., sigh). There's definitely more frustration. It's nice to be able to ask them what they want, but there are definitely times when they have opinions about what we're going to do when it isn't what we need to do. Molars are almost certainly in the mix now too.
Is your babe working on a new skill? All last week bedtime took THREE hours (yes, THREE HOURS), and I just kept telling myself THIS TOO SHALL PASS. And it did. They're snoozing in the bed with my partner right now, which is where I'm going since someone just woke up...