Minutes after I declared, on FaceTime to my mum, that Naomi would skip crawling…

…the girl goes and does this:

Over-reaching for a KitKat

Trying to untangle

Solo Twister (how many points for this?)

“Stop taking photos and help ME!”

“No really stop with the fraking Kodak moment & pick me up!”

So there you have it Naomi has decided that she can no longer lose all the good toys to Zoey so she is starting to rock and roll on her bottom (the bottom shuffle slash bounce), and reach reach REACH!

And then I get a developmental update email from Baby Center that is all about crawling. Naomi is right on track (despite the lack of tummy time – she hates it), and looks to be approaching crawling in the traditional manner. Unlike her sister who figured out locomotion way too early and from belly down position.

And what about Naomi?

Whilst Zoey scrambles about the flat, exploring and getting into mischief her counterpart sits and sits and sits. The girl loves to sit. On knees, in the corner of the sofa, on the bed, in the bath, and most of all on the play mat surrounded by pillows that are ready to catch her when she throws her head back with such a vigorous laugh that she topples backwards, and is not amused.

Sitting and playing

Sitting and sitting

Sitting and smiling when she should have been in bed

And cuddling is good too

They are such different girls: physically, temperamentally and developmentally. Naomi, at this point, shows no interest on being on her belly or rolling over. Sure she sleeps on her side but during the day she likes to sit, and she has been like that from three months – if not earlier. She’d lay on the play mat for a bit and then cry till she was put in her box (our poor man’s version of a Bumbo) or stuffed in the corner of the sofa.

Not happy

Now she can sit and play she is so happy. I reckon that one day she’d just pull herself up and walk to the fridge for a snack.

Five Months. Twenty Weeks. 140 Days.

Okay, I’m late on this post, and it’s now five months and some change. But, here let me distract you from my tardiness with cuteness.

"I will eat you up!"

Is it lame to say that it keeps getting better? That Zoey and Naomi are the most amazing people ever, and if they are this awesome this wee imagine how much more awesome they will be when they can walk and talk. I don’t think the world is ready for the Hung sisters.

"Entertain us, human."

So if we put the amazing awesomeness to one side for the moment I will say that it is hard. So hard. For every developmental move forward it seems to chip away at whatever free time I had for chores and looking at photos on People.

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Oh What A Week 2/5

It’s been pretty busy over here in the Cylonette household. Last weekend we took the girls “upstate” to the Stone Barns farm for a wander around, and to introduce them to the food they’ll be eating later this year.

Rare group family photo

Zoey was so overwhelmed with the farm experience she passed out with “excitement”

Naomi was a bit more into the countryside experience

Zoey practicing her pitch perfect timing decided to give empathy a test run on Monday, when she and her sister had their three month check-up and vaccinations. Deep joy. So not only was Naomi, our little empath in training (Deanna Troi has nothing on her), crying when she heard the other babies in the waiting room kick-off but Zoey rolled out her trademark *sad face* when she heard/saw Naomi crying post injections. This worked her up nicely for her own set of jabs.

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