August 6, 2015

12 Months!!!

Well I'm a week late in posting this but I finally got it done! 

Happy 12 Months to my girls!

Birth: 4 lbs. 9 oz., 19 in. long
Now: 16 lbs. 9 oz., 28 in. long
I have 7 teeth
I can: feed myself, crawl, babble, pull up, clap, wave, blow kisses, play peek-a-boo
I love: mama milk, being outside, chasing the cats, throwing things
Favorite foods: broccoli, sweet potato, blueberries, cheese 
Favorite toys: stacking cups, plastic bottle caps, books, pictures, tent
Favorite games: peek-a-boo, chase, tossing a ball
Favorite books: Peek-a-Boo Babies, photo album

Birth: 4 lbs. 2 oz., 17 in. long
Now: 17 lbs. 8 oz., 28.75 in. long
I have 8 teeth 
I can: feed myself, crawl, cruise, duck, clap, wave, give kisses and hugs and babble (finally!)
I love: eating, sleeping, going for car rides, climbing over my sister, escaping from anywhere
Favorite foods: peas, avocado, raspberries, yogurt
Favorite toys: rattles and shakers, guitar, blankets, blocks, tunnel
Favorite games: hide and seek, chase, going upside down
Favorite books: Peek-a-Boo Babies, Touch and Feel Animals


Their 12th month was amazing and full of firsts. We had our first road trip and first visit to a lake, first vacation that included their first swim in a pool and trip to the zoo and their first tastes of cake for their birthday. They both mastered pulling up and Viv has cruising down. She's pretty close to walking (lord help me). Jules got cleared by her Urologist to go a whole year before her next ultrasound and her hydronephrosis is well on it's way to being healed.

Our lives and home are getting back in order. The baby gear, bottles and clothes are in bins in storage ready to be donated back to my sister. Our kitchen and living room are no longer cluttered with baby necessities like bibs, burp cloths and diaper changing stations. I packed away my pumps and supplies because although we're still nursing there's no need to pump anymore. We finally rearranged our bedroom so that it actually resembles a bedroom again and not a storage container with a bed in it. We cleaned out the dining room to open up their playspace and I'm finally taking in kids at the end of the month. We have a fantastic schedule and routine down, they're sleeping well pretty much all the time (finally) and the drama and stress of the last year has finally died down a bit. It's amazing when I think back on where we were a year ago and how much has changed. Our baby girls are growing up.

The bottom line: we survived the first year of twins. Not only that, but we thrived. It was one hell of a ride and one that I'm actually sad to put behind us. That said, I am so ready for the next adventure - this is where the real fun begins!

Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful baby girls! Love you!


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