Saturday, April 19, 2014

I Have Babies

I realize that I've been a big slacker in the blogging world lately.  I am now 3 full weeks behind in my blog reading, and not doing very well in writing either.  Life with twins is busy.  That is an understatement!  I have just a few minutes before I have to start getting ready to go to a wedding this afternoon, so thought I would share an 'awe' moment I had this past week.

The babies had Physical Therapy on Wednesday, their second PT appointment.  I absolutely love the guy that works with them.  He is AMAZING with babies.  It is so fun to just watch him interact with them.  The difference it has made in the past two weeks is undeniable.  They both have torticollis, with Ayden mostly turning his head to the left and Rylee to the right.  Apparently this is a twin thing due to the cramped space they had in utero.  This has given them huge flat spots on the back of their heads.  After just two appointments and doing some stretching exercises with them throughout the week, they are now able to turn both ways.  We still have more work to do, but there is already such a marked improvement.

Driving home from their appointment this week, I looked in the backseat at both my babies.  I had a moment.  I was in awe of the fact that I ACTUALLY have babies.  And they are mine.  Okay, and Tony's too.  It's still just so surreal that WE have a family.  I can't help but be in awe of that.  It still hits me, even (almost) 4 months later.  Unbelievable.

We've been married over 16 years.  We have been together for more than half my life.  And now we have babies.  It's such a different life, but one that I am loving every single day.  I have babies.  Can you believe it?



14 comments:

  1. AWWWWW!!!! I am so HAPPY for all 4 of you!!!!! Thrilled that the therapy is working so well and that you are still so in awe of your good fortune. Lots of prayers have been said for this special moment in both of your lives and I for one am so grateful that all of those prayers got answered!!!! The picture is so special of the 2 of them!!!! Enjoy every moment of every day!!!! As you are learning, time passes so quickly and I can only assume that it feels like a full blown gallop with twins!!! Happy Easter! Love to all of you!! Aunt D

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    1. Thanks Auntie! I love you too :)

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  2. I can't believe it! I'm so happy you get to experience the joy of parenthood with your sweet hubby.

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    1. Thanks Jessah. I'm hoping and praying that you will get to do the same!

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  3. I bet it will be hard to believe for a very long time. I am just so happy for you and Tony. I know you guys are going to be (are already) amazing parents.

    I'm happy to hear the kids are getting better with their heads. It doesn't surprise me that being cramped up while they were growing can have some effects.

    As always, love the pics! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! It's almost your turn as well! You just can't help but stare at your babies and be in awe of the pure miracle that they are.

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  4. Nearly five years since our two were born, I've come to the conclusion that you NEVER get over it - which I love love love. I don't ever not want to get a tad emotional when I think about or share their story. We've both managed to achieve something amazing (different, but amazing), so totally embrace that "I've conquered the world" feeling plus emotions which comes with it. You so deserve it.

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    1. Absolutely. Being their Mom is something I never want to take for granted and I hope to always feel this special love and be in awe of the miracles they are!

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  5. They are so adorable!
    I have been wondering if you're going to change your title... ;)

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  6. Aww, so amazing! I can't wait to have those "awe" moments :). XO

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  7. Glad the PT is helping them. They just get cuter with every picture :)

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  8. You guys are such amazing parents! I'm glad you're able to enjoy the little moments.

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  9. I still feel that almost everyday. It's sometimes still hard to believe that I have babies after all this time and struggle. It's amazing and surreal.
    My girls had flat spots on their heads, too. They both favored the right side. We never did PT but with repositioning their heads and the noggin nest pillow and more tummy time, their heads have gotten so much better. Riley's still seems slightly off but I figure it will continue to round out or be covered by hair. It certainly isn't bad enough to need a helmet. I had doubts their heads would fix themselves but they actually did.

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  10. They are beautiful!

    I don't know how you do it. I have a hard time keeping up with my blog reading and posting, too, and I only have one kiddo.

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