Maybe I feel lucky because of all that I've experienced. We have three little ones with us and one little one not. One little one who was supposed to be with us. Three little ones who weren't.
The girls will be two years old in less than a month. Two years old!! I could ask where the time has gone. I do remember the hard days. Those first few nights home from the hospital, everyone trying to figure out where they belong in this new family. The days of packing the girls up in the van and bringing them to the mall to just walk.
Is it possible for time to travel so slow and so fast all at once? I look back to six months ago and I can't believe the change in my girls. I look back to a year ago and I'm amazed.
It hasn't all been sunshine and roses though. I'm not going to lie about that. We've hit our speedbumps, some bigger than others, along the way but we're still here. And that's all that matters really at the end of the day.
With the girls' birthday coming up, I wanted to share some photos from their first month with us. I think the photos speak for themselves.
Emily and Allie in the delivery room...
...sharing a bassinet on their way to the Special Care Nursery.
Anna after her first surgery...
...drinking a bottle for Mama...
...holding Mama's fingertip.
A crazy baby sleeping in our front living room. (I think this is Allie.)
Emily and Allie (both with a bit of jaundice.)
The girls reunited for the first time nine days after their birth. Anna was still in the NICU.