The Instant Family » 2008 » April
Apr 23

Well, after several months of “false alarms,” it seems we have our first set of teeth coming in! This morning while I (Adriene) was feeding Erin her first bottle, Gracie crawled up to my feet and started gnawing on my foot. I started to move her away (because, ew, who wants their kid gnawing on feet that have been on the floor?), but then she bit down HARD and there was definitely something there more than gums.

Sure enough, I ran my finger along her lower gums, Gracie’s two bottom middle teeth are coming in! Erin’s still a toothless wonder, but I’m willing to bet they’ll start coming in soon, too – both Jeff and I cut our teeth around seven or eight months as well.

(We’ll post a pic of them once there’s something to see. Right now, her gums just look bumpy!)

Apr 20

The changes are subtle, but the girls are slowly growing up and doing things on their own.


Gracie is able to sit up on her own now. She scoots across the floor and crawling is not far away.


Erin has started to hold the bottle on her own when we feed her. She amuses us by grabbing the bottle out of our hands and pulling it into her mouth when we hold it near her.


We’ve started a new set on the Flickr account for them for the six months before their first birthday. Check out the pictures here!

Apr 13

The girls have gotten to where they respond rather quickly when they see Daddy with his camera! They’ve both become hams for the camera, as you can see below:

And sometimes, Erin even butts in on her sister’s photo shoots:

Apr 4

The new wide-angle lens is a whole lot of fun, but sometimes you have to be careful about getting too close to the baby when you take the picture.