149 weeks | 2 years and 10 months old | Siblings January

2 years and 10 months old today. In just 2 months time we’ll be celebrating the BIG THREE!

How did that happen??

It literally feels like only last weekend that I had them. How can my tiny newborn babies nearly be three years old? Crazy.

So what’s been happening over the last month? Well, we’ve seen lots of new developments; some that are absolutely lovely, others not so much.

My favourite new thing is seeing them practice imaginative play. There’s generally a lot of shrieking — and roaring — involved. Shouts of:

‘It’s a tiger! Quick mummy — let’s hide!! We need to hide from the tiger!!!’

followed by one of them (generally Bertie) crawling around on the floor, growling like a big cat.

This is such a lovely thing to see. I love seeing how vast and colourful their imaginations are — already, at this young age — and it’s also really heartwarming to see them playing together in this way.

Cosmo was playing with a little digger we’d bought him for Christmas, at the breakfast table the other day, using it to push a cereal box along. The whole time, he was chattering away in his little sing-song voice. Totally oblivious to anything apart from the task in hand.

‘The digger pushes the rock out of the way. The digger is digging up the road.’

twins at 2 years and 10 months old

Cosmo at 2 years and 10 months old

My boy and I were both staring at him; marvelling at how much he’s come on in just a couple of months or so. It was SO lovely to witness.

Then at nursery today, his key worker suggested that he’s now ready to wear pants.

Cosmo has been SO good at using the potty and she said that, when they change the kids at 10.30am, he’s been dry every-time recently.

I can hold my hands up and say that I’ve been a lot more reticent about potty training than he has! He’s almost been doing it with no input from me at all. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and take the advice of his key-worker.

Starting from next week, pants are in, nappies out.

Wish me luck! ;)

His twin shows no sign of potty training any time soon, thankfully! In the last week, he has agreed to ‘sit’ on the loo seat or potty — which is an enormous leap forward. Previously, when he’s been asked if he’s like to take a seat on the potty, it’s been met with a vigorous shake of the head — NO!

In some ways, it’s good that this development is staggered — I’m not sure I could cope with two kids potty training simultaneously!

On the plus side, Bertie’s speech is coming on in leaps and bounds. I’m not so worried about this now as, over the last couple of months, it’s been really noticeable how many new words he’s begun to use. He mimics us and will try to pronounce different words too. Really fantastic. And a little bit of a relief too, if I’m honest.

Plus he is the master of forward rolls. This development is nothing short of amazing. Perfect every time — I think this boy’s destined to be an Olympic gymnast ;)

twins at 2 years and 10 months old

Bertie at 2 years and 10 months old

Not so good have been the ENORMOUS tantrums. He is so incredibly independent. If he wants to do something himself, you’ll be met with utter defiance and the immortal words:

My do it’

He’s regularly been known to get out of the car seat — and out of the car — just so he can get back in, all by himself.

Time consuming. Yes.

Frustrating. Yes.

But in an odd way, I actually revel in the fact that he’s making his mark and beginning to exert his authority. It shows that he’s learning and growing and — even though it can be utterly exhausting at times (and upsetting to have our requests met with such open resistance) it’s also a positive thing.

I look at these two amazing little creatures and feel so fortunate to be part of their lives. Their daddy and I, literally, have the best seats in the house, when it comes to watching them grow.

They’re funny and intelligent — and so loving. I love these faces more than I can say.

It could have been so different. Lucky doesn’t even come close.

twins at 2 years and 10 months old

Siblings in January

twins at 2 years and 10 months old

Bertie and Cosmo at 2 years and 10 months old

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Lucy at Dear Beautiful for #Siblings
Steph at 139a for #PoCoLo

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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22 Comments

  1. 13th Jan 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Oh gosh, the thought of potty training two at the same time would terrify me – I’m so pleased you are able to stagger it!

    It’s great that Bertie’s speech is coming on so well! We have the health visitor coming next week to check Georgie’s speech as we have had some concerns. But, in just the last few days she has made some huge progress. She actually called me Mummy for the first time ever just the other day. I blubbed like a baby as I was starting to think it would never happen. Xxx

    • 14th Jan 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Me too chick!! I cannot imagine having to juggle both at the same time!! Aah bless Georgie — it’s SO gorgeous when they say ‘mummy’ for the first time, isn’t it? I’m feeling so relieved that his speech has started to pick up. Although, Cosmo is SUCH a chatterbox — it’s difficult to know if Bert’s speech is slightly delayed — or if Cosmo is just super chatty!! xx

  2. 14th Jan 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Oh the tiger game sounds like fun! Do you find you get to see a little snippet of their nursery days in their role play too – Kitty used to pretend to be her key worker, right down to the intonation, it was hilarious!

    • 15th Jan 2016 / 9:57 pm

      It’s VERY charming!! Bless them — their imaginations are so vast. Amazing for such tiny little people isn’t it? I get the odd snippet of nursery life — my favourite had to be Cosmo, leaving nursery one day, saying ‘Bye Bye Twos!’ They are in ‘The Two’s Room’ so I guess that’s what they hear their key-workers saying!! :) So sweet!!

  3. 14th Jan 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Such a sweet age. Luckily mine never went through the tantrum stage, I’m sure they’re saving it up for the teenage years.

    • 14th Jan 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Maybe they’ll spare you! Cosmo is really placid and doesn’t do tantrums either but his twin is like a volcano!! :)

  4. Sarah - Craft Invaders
    15th Jan 2016 / 7:28 pm

    They look adorable! I remember that it’s not the easiest age, I used to stand watching other parents arrive at nursery, go in, come back out and drive off with their perfectly behaved kids, while waiting for my daughter to finish her tantrum and consent to being put into her car seat!

    • 15th Jan 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Yes — it’s always at nursery!! In one sense, I’m happy that he’s becoming more independent but it’s so tiring. ‘MY DO IT’ generally takes an awful lot longer than when mummy does it, I’ve found ;) x

  5. 15th Jan 2016 / 10:21 pm

    They are totally gorgeous – you must be so very proud of them.Toilet training was my most unfavourite part of parenting! Good luck with two of them xx #PoCoLo

    • 18th Jan 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks lovely — I am more proud and in love with them than I can possibly say. It so very nearly didn’t happen.

  6. 15th Jan 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Potty training two at once does sound like a scary thought – it’s just as well that they’re not both ready at the same time! Good luck with it and hope all goes well. Lovely hearing about your boys’ imaginative play – it’s so lovely to listen to little ones talking to themselves and getting those wonderful glimpses into their imaginations.

    • 18th Jan 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks lovely — it IS a scary thought!! Happy that they don’t seem to be synchronised in that area! And yes — agree — their imaginations are HUGE! It’s so gorgeous to see!

  7. 16th Jan 2016 / 9:09 pm

    They are gorgeous and the tiger game sounds like fun. I am dreading potty training LL and there is only one of her so you have my utter sympathy. ;) I can’t believe they are nearly 3 and my little LL is 3 in just a couple of weeks- time goes so quickly. x

    • 18th Jan 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks lovely. And yep — me too. Bertie is MILES off it yet. He doesn’t even realise when he’s been! I think I might be potty training him when he’s 12!! ;)

  8. M&MFASHIONBITES
    18th Jan 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Cute photos :)
    Maria V.

  9. Everything mummy
    18th Jan 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Ah your boys big brown eyes get me every time they are so gorgeous Caro xx

  10. 19th Jan 2016 / 7:59 pm

    What gorgeous boys you have Caro, and time goes so quickly. It’s fab to overhear their imaginative play, such an innocent world and long may it continue. Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo lovely xx

    • 19th Jan 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Aaah thanks so much lovely! Bless them — long may it continue indeed :)

  11. 27th Jan 2016 / 9:48 am

    They are such a gorgeous pair! How are they nearly three???? Only seems a minute that they were two! #SiblingsProject x

    • 29th Jan 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much lovely — and yes — the last year has absolutely flown by!

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