Monday, August 28, 2006

One Year Later

Both of these photos were taken on August 25th- one in 2005 and one in 2006. One of those three in the first picture is E. and one is L. We thought they were beautiful and they made me cry, even then. I love being, and am so grateful to be their Mom. As their second photo demonstrates, they have both become much more articulate in the last year and two weeks.
I've been journaling about this past year in a more private way, but I've wanted to put it in a format that I could save for the girls and that their grandparents, aunts and uncles could enjoy. So over the next few weeks, I'll post their birth story, some of the story of my pregnancy with them and some things about their first four months.
I chose the name of this blog back when they were eating every three hours round the clock and I would try and nurse them, then supplement with a bottle of expressed milk, then with formula, then I would put them down for naps and pump. Then it was time to start again. Things are much less like that now, but there are days when I still vaguely have that sensation-especially as we're working on our daytime nap schedule (when I say "we" I mean me -working on a schedule for them while they have hearty laughs as they discuss my attempts to get them down at the same time (discussion pictured at left).