Today is the one year anniversary of the day the girls finally came home from the hospital. 63 days we spent juggling our jobs, daily life and visiting our babies in the NICU having no idea what each day would bring. Hoping that we were doing all we could to nurture them and let them know that we were always there for them. While I always knew (or maybe just didn't dare think) we wouldn't lose these girls, we had plenty of scary moments in the NICU. Watching tiny 4lbs babies get blood transfusions ... countless x-rays and blood work ... alarms sounding constantly ... being fed through tubes ... watching them turn blue ... having nurses rush into the room ... not being able to hold my brand new baby girls for a few days ... unfortunately, it's still all very vivid in our minds.
Those are the hardest days we've had together. Those tiny 3lb babies are now 14 months old and 19 and 22 lbs. Simply amazing. Every day they bring us more and more joy.
Happy Anniversary girls! We love you!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Trick or Treating was a blast with the girls and their friend Damon. We went to about 20 houses. Both girls are now taking 1-4 unassisted steps and it was amazing how many times they tried to "walk" towards the candy bowls last night. We let them pick up the candy from the bowls, which they thought was a blast. They didn't pay quite as much attention to the other kids/costumes as I thought they would, but it was dark by the time we got out. Can't wait for next year!