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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving- so much to be grateful for!

Grandma and the girls on Thanksgiving Day
The whole fam!

Me and my sweetie pies!

Reflecting over the past year brings tears of joy to my eyes...we have sooooo much to be thankful for this year. We've had births, illnesses, and losses in our family but there is something to be thankful for in all challenges. Last Thanksgiving I was just recovering from my ectopic pregnancy and subsequent emergency surgery, and wasn't sure if I would be able to get pregnant again. It was just a couple of weeks later that I did get pregnant with the twins. They are of course the biggest and best blessing of my entire life and I'm so grateful to have them. All three of us were so blessed to make it through the pregnancy and birth with only minor complications and we're all happy and healthy now! Andie's mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer this past year and has successfully gone through treatment and is now cancer free- a huge blessing! Andie's grandfather passed away this past year but we choose to believe he is one of our special angels and that he had something to do with us getting our "bonus baby". We both have wonderful families who are a phenomenal support system for us. I am especially grateful to my mother who has kept me sane and provided more help with the twins than seems humanly possible! I am also so thankful to have a wonderful, helpful, and supportive husband, and a strong marriage. We are blessed to have stable jobs with steady income, especially in this shaky economy. There is not one thing in my life that I can complain about and that's something to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where have I been???

I've been working is the unfortunate answer...I know I've been bad about updating the blog but when I get home from work all I want to do is spend time with the girls. They are 15 weeks today and time goes so fast! I can't believe Halloween is when I last blogged and Thanksgiving is next week! The girls are getting so big- about 15 pounds each. This is a picture grandma took of them hanging out in bed! They are pretty much always happy and content, which makes for a happy and content mommy and daddy!

They are getting more and more interested in each other. They will actually look at each other and smile and coo like they are trying to have a conversation. Both of them want to talk so bad, they constantly coo and babble to anyone who will listen. They have also developed the "sympathy cry". When one starts crying the other does too...this is the not so fun part of twins.

Addison has gotten pretty good at holding her bottle up by herself- Daddy taught her that cool trick! Allie is working on it but doesn't quite have it mastered as well as Addie. Addison is consistently sleeping from about 9:30 at night until 8 or 8:30 in the morning. Allison still wants a little snack around 4 a.m. but otherwise sleeps through. This is awesome!