Twelve months ago I was a new mommy trying perform tasks that were completely new to me. Now I am like an old pro! I don’t even bat an eye when I need to give you both a bath or take you to the pediatrician’s office for shots. I know the difference between your hungry cries & your hurt cries (which always breaks my heart). I can get you both fed, dressed & out the door without breaking a sweat. Okay, that last part is an exaggeration – sometimes I do sweat.
June 22, 2009 started out like one of my typical late-pregnancy, bed rest days - except for the fact that I had a NST that morning. You both passed the test with flying colors & I was sent home to put my feet up & eat hot fudge sundaes.
I lasted until 9:10 p.m. - that's when my water broke. I was scared, but excited to finally meet you! I hope you were just as excited to meet me & daddy. I was sent to the OR, given a spinal & then daddy was brought into the room. We focused on one another as Nolan was born at 11:38 p.m. I heard you cry and that's when my tears started. Daddy and I were still focused on eachother as Luke was born at 11:39. Your cries took a little longer to come, but when it did, it was sweet relief.
I was so proud to take you home and introduce you to our family and friends. In the coming months, you grew stronger and got louder. You drank more and more formula - I was making & washing bottles all day long! When you started to notice & play with eachother around 7 months was when it got really fun for us!! You are both very entertaining!! Daddy & I were just saying how much we love watching you play together. We were in the backyard last night & Luke was sitting his cozy coupe. Nolan, you decided that you wanted to play in the car with your brother, so you climbed in and sat on his lap. You both made us laugh!
Happy Birthday my sweet boys. I hope that the next year brings you much happiness and love. I have lots planned for this year and can't wait to share it all with you both!