Friday, December 31, 2010


A year in review...
What a year it has been! So many words to describe what this year has meant and been for me. The year that I prayed for year after year. 2010 the year I would have my twins. My family.
Heartache for when they came early and fear for the same reason. Hope for a healthy future, or at times, a future at all. Faith that God would know what the outcome would be and Trust in His plan.
Happiness for the day that I finally had my babies home. Exhaustion for all the sleepless nights. Frustration for trying to "make it all work". Elation for those first smiles. Excitement for growth.
Pure Bliss for being able to hug and kiss them on a daily basis. Compromise within my marriage. Understanding from my husband, even during those "not so understandable" times. Support from my family. Challenges from the NICU to routines at home. Embracing my new role as mommy. Joy that my babies are here and living.
There is not enough words in the English language to describe how my heart feels when I see my children. It is truly almost as incredible as the day that I married my husband. Though this year has been a wave of emotions and a crazy roller coaster ride, I wouldn't change it for the world. We are blessed that God has been working in our lives and allowed us the privilege of being parents to Libby and Sawyer.
So tonight we ring in the New Year. We begin 2011. A year of new milestones. A first birthday to celebrate. I am so excited to see what the future holds and forever grateful that I have the opportunity to enjoy every moment that shall present itself.
So to complete 2010, instead of raising my glass, I shall tip toe into the nursery to stare at my miracles, knowing that 2010 will be a year I will never forget but looking forward to all that the new year will bring.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

1st Christmas

Our Dearest Libby and Sweet Sawyer,

Today we celebrate your first Christmas. 2 years ago I couldn't even imagine sharing this holiday with children of my own. Now, today, I can hold the two of you and feel so blessed and over joyed that sometimes I think my heart is going to burst out of my chest.
You two are truly our little miracles. I could watch you sleep for hours, listen to your babbles and giggles non-stop and your smiles, oh the smiles! They make my days brighter!
Thank you for letting us be your parents. We love you to the moon and back. All our Christmas wishes have come true and they came in the form of two tiny packages!

Mommy & Daddy

Friday, December 17, 2010

Photos and update

Well we had the twins 9 month check up this week. Sawyer is a whopping 12lbs 8.8oz and Miss Libby is still my tiny at 10lbs 15oz. I told her that people have babies as big as she is. No thank you! LOL Both babies are doing really well. They are so far on track for their adjusted age. It is such a blessing to have good check ups.

I am really looking forward to Christmas. Though I know they won't remember, it just puts me in a good place to think of how far they have come and how truly blessed we are to be celebrating Christmas this year as a family of 4, together, at home. So many don't get to come home, some don't make it out of the hospital. I pray for them daily, we have been there.

On a lighter are some photos! Hooray for photos!

Happy Boy

Happy Girl

The 2 Toofas!

Gotta brush those teeth!
*forming good habits-fingers crossed*

Just a plain cute Christmas photo

Friday, December 10, 2010

9 Months

Its been great having Dave's dad here with us. He really loves those babies. I have yet to get a video of him chatting with them, but Ill get it for sure! Its just adorable to see an elderly man chat with a new they have a secret connection.
We gave the babies prunes and they loved them. Libby is liking all kinds of food and actually cries when the jar is empty! Its Christmas time and so I had to take Christmas photos of course! The babies did great and I must say I got a dang good Christmas card out of it too!
Here are some photos to win, er uh, I mean, tide you over!

We like prunes!

9 months old

Merry Christmas!

HAPPY new year!

Grandpa Bob and the twins

Monday, December 6, 2010


Well it's little baby boy has officially sprouted two teeth on the bottom.
Two sweet little white spouted buds of teeth. Which means I still haven't found the pause button to slow down this time with my babies.
Now while I am happy to see my sweet baby growing, getting stronger and developing well...I am not sure how sweet I will think it is if (or might I say, when) he decides to "bite" while nursing.
On the up side....both babies love sweet potatoes. Libby more than Sawyer. I love trying new foods with them. For the time being right now we are using jarred foods, but in the next month or so we plan on switching over to homemade food. Yipee for new adventures!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Time of innocence

Time of fondness

Time for Thankfulness (Thanksgiving 2010)

Time of joy

Time is a funny thing. It goes by so quickly whether you are young or old. Sometimes I still feel like I am 20 in my head, then other days my body feels 90.
As I watch my babies grow I know it is just a matter of time, mere seconds, before they are up and running around, a matter of minutes before they are off to school, only hours before they are married and having children of their own. Even with our being preemies and on average smaller than most 9 months old, I still wish there was a pause button.
Both Libby and Sawyer are now up on all fours. Just starting the rocking. They haven't mastered sitting on their own yet, but by golly, they will be mobile! LOL
Yet another...only a matter of time moment
The twins got to meet Dave's dad for the first time this week. Though he has other grandchildren, these two are the first with his bloodline. So it was a rather touching moment when our daughter took to him and was in awe of his presence. Again...a sweet moment in time.

Time of reflection

Thursday, December 2, 2010

apples and bananas

So the twins are just now getting the taste of some solid foods.
We tried the cereal but they were less than thrilled with it and since there is no nutritional value, we decided not to start with cereal and bypass it completely.
They are still nursing for their primary source of food.
As of today they have eaten:
So far so good! No allergies or reactions. We try a new one every 3-4 days. At first Libby had to learn how to use her tongue instead of just sticking it out. But now, both love there snack meal time!

Just a note that portions of this blog may be graphic. This has been a long journey, and keeping a detailed record is important to us. So if you are queasy, there may be parts you need to skip over. Also, any decisions regarding our children, the pregnancy, parenting ideas, are something that we consider carefully. If we decide to share them on the blog, please be cautious of criticism. We fully intend to research ideas thoroughly that we are thinking about.
We are excited to share this wonderful journey and welcome you along for the ride!!

Thanks! :)