Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy First Birthday, Graham & Cash!

Fastest year of my far.

These two little loves, how I adore them! They are so fun to watch...I am laughing all the time (and not just from the sleep-deprived delirium).

When I was pregnant I was so afraid of them being weak and tiny. I know that sounds sad but when you think you're going to go into labor every day, it kind of freaks you out. Anyway, I've nothing to worry about because they are little tanks. They aren't on formula any more and all they want to do is eat. They love to eat everything, even snails and dog food.

Graham took one step today. Other than that, they are standing up forever and crawling at lightning speed. I haven't been in much of a hurry for them to walk, but I'm thinking that if they were upright, they'd at least be a little less grubby!

Here's a video of them dancing. Well Graham, not so much Cash. Which is funny because Cash was the first to do it months ago. They love anything that makes music.

They are in their Doc Bands, which are helmets to correct their head shape. They had flat spots on their heads, and no matter how we tried to reposition them, they always went back to laying on that spot. I was told it happens more with twins because they can't move much in utero. It's not purely cosmetic problem; incorrect growth can misalign their eyes, ears and jaw. So they will wear them 23 hours a day for three to four months and we go in every 2weeks for adjustments.
They got used to them in 5 minutes, although they sometimes pull on each other's helmet. We do get stares, though. I just don't want people to feel sorry for's not that bad at all. I look at it like having braces, why wouldn't you do that for your child?
Anyway, I'm going to paint them to make them less "medical" looking. Don't be surprised if they end up looking like Raider's helmets :)


Blogger Amy said...

happy birthday boys!

i cant believe i get to hold and kiss you in just a few days!!!

6/26/2010 9:31 PM  
Blogger amynjosh said...

I love them! they are so sweet! I just knew they would love Elvis!

6/26/2010 10:23 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

So cute! I have a few friends that did the helmets ... here is a link you might like

6/27/2010 7:36 AM  
Blogger Court said...

Happy Birthday!
You know Erin, them having those while they are learning to walk is actually very good timing! :)

6/27/2010 6:29 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

and I thoght they couldn't get any cuter!♥

6/27/2010 11:35 PM  
Blogger patrice stanford said...

DeWitt's have NO's just how it is!!! They are so darn cute!!!

7/01/2010 4:13 PM  
Blogger Mathman said...

I stumbled upon your blog looking for information on using helmets to correct flat spots on babies' heads as we are considering getting one for our five-month-old son. I am amazed to learn how controversial they can be. I do like your comparing them to braces for kids' teeth. People do not have a problem with those.

7/13/2010 7:52 AM  

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