Thursday, May 23, 2013

ONE MONTH OLD

Yesterday the twins turned one month old.  In many ways it feels like they have been in our lives a lot longer, but it is crazy to see how quickly this month has passed.  I decided to do these little monthly pictures for them, and I grabbed the opportunity last night.  These are the sweet sleepers they came home from the hospital in that also coordinate, which I love.

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Trying to get a picture with two one month olds is pretty hard, so I settled for whatever they gave me.  Then I realized that getting a picture of just one of them would also be hard.  They are just so floppy at this age.

Here's Miss Violet (she's the older of the two).  Violet is easy going and sweet almost all the time.  She is a great eater, and generally follows whatever schedule you want her to be on.  She is still wearing teeny, tiny premie clothes, though she is starting to fill them out, and will probably be into size newborn very soon.  She tolerates bath time well.  The one thing she hates for sure is having a dirty diaper.

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Here's Little Man, William, our baby boy.  William is a bit harder to please in life, though we are realizing that giving him more to eat cures a world of ills.  He would prefer if food came in about every 30 minutes in small increments, so we are working together to get him to eat full feedings, which he is perfectly capable of.  He doesn't like baths.  He prefers to be tightly swaddled while still being able to get his hands out.  He is wearing size newborn clothing.

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Here are a couple outtakes.  Very floppy and drowsy.  Being a baby is such hard work.

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They both continue to be miraculously healthy, and we thank God for the work he has done in all of our lives in this area.  In the middle of the night, when one or both of them is fussing, I have had to remind myself to be grateful for all the good.  Given their circumstances, there are many other things we could have been facing.  Instead, we have normal, healthy babies who cry when they are hungry or have a dirty diaper.  We can fix those things, though we may not always feel like it at 3 a.m.

Having twins is the kind of crazy, novel, challenging fun that I thought it might be.  This blog post has taken much longer than usual to write, because I had to stop and feed the babies earlier than their scheduled time since they were both screaming.  Then there was a dirty diaper.  Then there was more fussing.  Then, it was time to give a paci to one baby and then the other.  Rinse and repeat.  I wouldn't say that it is doubly hard, but there certainly are unique challenges.  I am so thrilled to know that it is William and Violet, and I am excited to see the way the Lord continues to work in their lives.

Later last night, this is what they looked like.

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And, the girls have started to want to be in pictures when I start taking them of the babies.

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I will never complain about a group picture.  Happy One Month Birthday, Violet and William!

6 comments:

Jeran said...

How sweet. So happy for you guys. You are doing great!

Megan Perea said...

They are so adorable!!! I'm so glad (but can't really believe) that you're still blogging so regularly!

Anna said...

Love this

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Loved the way they are sleeping with each other.Looks so elegant.
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Stefanie said...

Oh, I love them! His forehead wrinkles! Their cheeks! Big brown eyes! Snuggly sleeping! Your posts are a highlight of my day, lately. It's all just so miraculous.

Lauren said...

They are so adorable! Can't believe those babies are already one month old!