Wednesday, June 30, 2010
He said, "I was playing with the boys and their little football earlier today and they were both so happy. Nolan would laugh and put his arms around me. I can't believe they aren't going to be like this forever."
"I know," I said. "I get pretty sad when I think about them growing up. We won't ever get this time back. We need to really take the time and enjoy it."
"That must be why people keep having children," he said.
It must be.
We haven't gotten past the 'talking' stage. That is, talking about expanding our family.
It has been on my mind a lot lately, but just like every other person out there who might be thinking about the same thing, there are so many factors to take into account. It isn't something we take lightly.
In the meantime, I am going to continue loving my 3 men. Summer vacation is in a week and a half and I am pretty excited about getting L&N on the beach!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is Luke & Nolan. We're one now and we had a fun birthday!!
Mommy & daddy took us to the Adventure Aquarium which was SO much fun! We loved looking at the fish!
We had a very fun day and we love mommy & daddy very much!!
Posted by Jennifer at 7:44 AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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!
Posted by Jennifer at 7:00 AM
Monday, June 21, 2010
I do love planning parties, but this one was a little bittersweet. They aren't 'babies' any more. A lot of love and time went into planning their Ocean ONEderland party. It all started with their invitation and I planned everything around that. I made a DVD of the boys' first year that played during the party. The DVD took me a couple of months to make because weeding through 11+ months of pictures and selecting which ones to use takes quite a bit of time! We ended up with a 15 minute DVD detailing their year accompanied by music.
It was a fun day for us all. We can't thank our family and friends enough for all of their love for the past year. The boys had a great time (and were tuckered out that night!!). Although they won't remember the day, they will look back at pictures & video and they will feel all of the love from the people who helped make their birthday party so special!
Posted by Jennifer at 8:31 AM