It's hard to believe one year has passed since the twins came home! I feel like I can recall just about every single day of our NICU stay in 2010. The time in the NICU felt like we were on slow motion or our life had been left on pause and then eventually shifted into standby!
|First hour home together August 20, 2010|
They've officially invaded each other's space!
Then winter came...On a normal, uninterrupted morning I would get myself ready (not including a shower or food for myself) and three kids ready and out the door in about an hour and forty-five minutes. That's nuts! Breakfast was on the road or at Nana's for our 2 year old. I missed the days of showering, getting myself ready, getting my 2 year old ready and out in much quicker fashion.
Sadly, there were no Mom and Baby events for this Mama or these babies.
|Getting caught up on some snuggling with each other|
Although the first year was extremely busy and tested my abilities and determination as a mother, I am proud of how hard my family and I worked to achieve this very special milestone. I am thankful and glad I was able to have the opportunity to take them on or have them at the house for almost 300 appointments. There was a time just a little over a year ago I was not sure I'd get the chance at all. :)
Throughout their first year there have been many memories, but aside from our final Homecoming, there were two especially memorable experiences this first year as a family of five. First, there was Christmas, which I've always loved to celebrate. December 2010 was probably my happiest Christmas ever and it was so exciting to have well babies to celebrate a First Christmas with. In actuality, they did have their first bout of the flu, so they were a little groggy, but we started our Christmas Eve family dinner tradition anyway. They were the best gift that Christmas!
Our second memorable experience this past year was definitely our first family trip. Off to a cottage for a week. No air, no shower in the cottage, but 3 little boys, a lake and a boat is all that we needed to have an awesome time!
|Hanging at the park, August 2011|
|Future Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg?|