Everything has been going fantastic! Between work and the girls, I don't feel like I get two seconds to breathe by myself and I am sure that Brandon feels the same way. Both girls had check ups last week and are both a little over 20 lbs. Only a month and a half to go and they will be a year old! I can't believe that!
Mikaela is cruising right along. Right now, we are trying to get her to stand on her own so she can start taking a few steps when she is ready. She will stand for a few seconds and then plops down, but we are getting there. :) She is just as mischevious as ever! She even has the grin to match it! :) She is constantly climbing over and into everything, including her sister!
Lorelei has been doing very well. She is now crawling in her own way. She has an army type crawl going. She will get herself in the crawling position ALL the time and rock back and forth, but never goes anywhere with it. We are working with her on that now! :) She has had several doctor appointments lately to determine if she has a mild hearing loss. The conclusion we finally came to today is that she needs tubes. Her ear canals are so small that even when the tiniest bit of fluid gets in there, she loses some of her hearing. We are not sure if we will wait a little until she grows some, or just go down to UVA and do it ASAP. I am worried that if we wait, it will impact her speech and we don't want that. :)
Other than that, everything is the same! Brandon and I are doing the Polar Plunge the first weekend of Feburary. Him, the actual plunge, and I, the 5k. All proceeds go to the Virginia Special Olympics, so we hope to make this a yearly thing and contribute to Lorelei's Special Olympics in the future! :)