Since my last post over a month ago a lot has happened with Justice and Jasmine. Some good, some not so good. First with the good.
They can do 1-2 sign language signs. One for ‘hat’ and one for the word ‘more’. They can both point at objects, they can bite each other as well as mom and dad, and they can even climb our furniture. The climbing part is not so good especially when they can’t get down.
They are interacting a little more which is great! At night they play and laugh until they pass out. During the day they cling to mom like there is no tomorrow.
Things haven’t gotten any easier. This is where the bad comes in. They are still not sleeping through the night and they still cry their little heads off for sometimes no apparent reason. When Justice wakes up he now wants to be held until he feels comfortable. This is hard especially when Ebru already has Jasmine in her arms.
They are both jealous of one another especially when it comes to the attention of Ebru, especially Jasmine. This dependency makes doing anything nearly impossible.
When we go out to eat, then can not sit still. They have to be held because all they want to do is walk around, especially Justice. Even at home, then don’t like to sit still. This is a big problem at dinner time. Jasmine is a great eater. She loves to eat our food. Forget baby food! Justice on the other hand eats, then spits out our food. This has now caused a problem cause he is not holding down protein. We’re still working with the doctors to find out why.
We are out almost every weekend with them. We go to the mall, Panera Bread, Target, etc. For the last two weekends we’ve actually taken them camping. The first time was with our Chevy Avalanche Club friends. We went to Forrest Hill.
- The second time was this past weekend over at the San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica. We had a good time, but it could have been better had they had room to play and move around. Our trailer is small but cozy.
We discover new things with Justice and Jasmine almost everyday. At this point they are growing like weeds. We just hope we can keep up with their growth spurts and development. It certainly very challenging without any family or friends to support us. We just want them to get to the staging of knowing and talking so we can communicate one-on-one. Right now it’s a guessing game that we aren’t very good at.