Sarah, look into the camera! Hi guys! The twins are exactly eight months old today and therefore I’m doing an update. Let’s see if this works because this is the living room and I’ve chased the kids away. Let’s see if they give me 10 minutes. Our nights are better. For one week they again fall asleep around 9:00 o’clock and I have a little more time for myself, but their sleep is quite restless. So I have to keep going upstairs and breastfeed them and then they’ll go back to sleep. He wakes up relatively often at night, three times or so. And she wakes up twice, which makes five interruptions and then I’m not very well rested in the morning, but it’s okay. Right? I think she’s getting her first tooth. He already has six teeth. Two at the bottom and four at the top. She complained a lot yesterday, and I’m feeling something below. That could be the tooth. The simplest teething aid is a carrot I put in her hand. I still use the cradleboard, usually to make them fall asleep. For a nap at noon and to fall asleep in the evening. But at night I take them out and swaddle them into their blanket. That usually works. Except when they’re very restless. Then I’ll put them in the board. That’s how I gradually stop using it. Some kids I could wean off sooner. Some used to sleep peacefully sooner and some later. We’ll see how it goes for them. She sleeps better without the cradleboard already than he does. So he’s still more in it than she is. We’ve made some progress with introducing solids. They get something at every meal they join. Most of the time they will be sleeping during lunch, though. But he loves his lamb liver very much and he likes to be spoon-fed. Breakfast: He likes egg yolk. He isn’t picky at all. Lunch: Broth and mashed potaoes. She likes butter and kefir smoothie. Egg yolk not so much and she doesn’t like being spoon-fed. -Mom, can I see the Advent calendar? -Yes. -What did you say, mom? -What did I say? Breakfast: Egg yolk? If I can eat by myself for sure. Licking off the spoon that has cod liver oil on it. Lunch: Broth and mashed potaoes. She wants to do it herself. I give her something and she handles it well. Better than him. She already has better fine motor skills and manages to get more into her mouth than he does. Banana as fingerfood for breakfast. For dinner I like to put a thick piece of butter on a piece of bread crust and both can take it in their hands and suck it. They like that a lot. Dinner: Bread with butter. His poop has normalized since the tongue-tie was cut. Doing Elimination Communication has become easier in this regard. There are no longer constantly small poops in the diaper. Elimination Communication works quite well at them moment. Both. I can catch pee and poo into the potty. Not always, of course. Pee still ends up in the diaper sometimes. But I manage to catch poops into the potty most of the time. Especially now, since he doesn’t poop diarrhea all the time, his poop never ends up in his diaper. She sometimes does poop into her diaper. She doesn’t like to sit on the little potty I have so much. I take her outside when she needs to go. She likes that. I did that with some of my babies. I held them outside because they were too distracted inside and couldn’t let go. He’s pretty good at that, but for her it’s better outside. I breastfeed as needed and it works as usual. He eats more than she does. She breastfeeds more. He breastfeeds more at night. Oftentimes he is so distracted during the day that he won’t breastfeed until the night. Yesyesyes… She can crawl quite well already. He is still watching and rolls around. And right now is the phase where they put everything into their mouths. Cables and cords are very popular. You’re taking my notepad apart, huh? This was the 8-month update with the twins. I wish you a nice advent season. See you on Instagram and in the next video. Bye!