The girls are nine months old! They are older babies now (which feels like a strange thing to write). They are past the newborn and early babyhood stages of just trying to figure out nursing and napping. But they aren’t yet starting in on toddler hood. So while they still need a lot of sleep, they don’t just sleep all the time. Nursing is pretty routine now, but solids mean figuring out new eating patterns. Add to that Ben is three, meaning he still has a lot of toddler needs, but it rushing forward to his preschool years full force. That presents some challenges to get everyone’s needs met. Fortunately I think we have found a pretty good routine that works for us.