Monday, July 9, 2012

A year in review

So I try really hard to not get sappy on here and just post pics because that's what most people want anyway, but that doesn't apply to today. When I think back to that moment of terror when my doctor told us we were having twins and I was thinking that can't be possible, I'm shocked now at all we've accomplished and how I can't imagine only having one baby. It wouldn't be near as fun or exciting. Our lives are forever changed by these sweet girls. We've definitely been through many obstacles this year, but we are a stronger family for each one. Early arrivals, weeks in the NICU, 2 heart surgeries, loads of hospital time and doctor's appointments, feeding tubes, endless nights with little to no sleep, colic, 5 formula changes, and other obstacles are no match to sweet smiles, giggling babies, belly laughs at sister, babbling girls, cooing, snuggling, bathtime, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing up, first steps, hugs and kisses, first foods, saying mama and dada, posing for pictures, not posing for pictures, and so many other moments we cherish. Avery and Jillian are the greatest blessings we never knew we wanted and we thank God each day for them. Enjoy our year in review.

Avery Rose

Just born, needed a little help breathing but only for a few hours

In hospital, really good at pulling out her feeding tube!

1 Month

2 Months and very serious about Clifford the Big Red Dog

3 Months, sweet smile

4 Months (almost)

5 Months and just rolled over

6 Months

7 Months, love that face

8 Months and on the move

9 Months

10 Months on vacation

11 Months

1 year!!  This sums her up!  Precious baby girl

Jillian Ruth

1st minutes, surprisingly pink!

In hospital, so tired from her heart meds

1 Month, kicked back

2 Months, watching the fan show!

3 Months, sleepy flower

4 Months, recovering from surgery

5 Months, home but way loopy

6 Months, our girl is back!!

7 Months

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months on vacation

11 Months

1 year, our little monkey!  Sweet sweet bugaboo!


4th of July and Birthday Party

Happy 4th of July!

Yummy cake made by Darby

Jillian thinks cake is good stuff

Avery talking on the cake phone

Papa and guys want some cake?

How about you Grandma and Grandpa?

Is this not what you're supposed to do?

A kitchen!!!!  I always wanted a kitchen!

A giraffe!!!  I wanted one of these too!!

What do you mean I have something on my head?

Avery steering her slide ship

Jillian might be too tired for this

I don't wanna do it again!!

It's for you!


Avery is ready to slide