Saturday, July 14, 2012

a very happy un-birthday to you!

dear beautiful baby girls,

its been five and a half months since i last wrote you a letter.  and wow, has life changed since then or what?  we actually made it through those dark first few months of the year - your first year...and tomorrow you'll be six months old!  i just can't believe it... i know i say it all the time, but really, where has all the time gone?!?!  you're SO big now - you fit into outfits i thought you'd never fill out, have mini conversations with each other, roll around in your crib, chew on each others hands, suck on your toes and grin at me and daddy when we walk into the room.  you love bathtime and playtime - ivy, your favorite is the jolly jumper and aria, yours is the exersaucer.  our days are full of little giggles, screeches and squeals as you continue to grow and learn new things.

we're hoping to start solids right around your half-birthday so i've been reading up on them.  we'll start with rice cereal, i think, then maybe some pureed veggies.  i'm eager to get you eating avocados and bananas - because those are convenient and travel friendly (i.e. i don't have to worry about them going bad  if they're not kept cool and i don't have to find a way to warm them up when you're hungry).  plus, they are full of great nutrition and happen to be favorite foods of mine.  :)  daddy and i are hoping that with some solids in your system, we'll all get better never know!  i think you're ready - you stare at everything we eat and you're obviously teething; we're even starting to see teeth break through your gums!  

i was looking through our delivery photos just the other night and it brought back SO many memories.  i remember arriving at the hospital on that sunny friday afternoon - daddy and i grabbed mcdonalds on the way there (terrible, i know, but i just couldn't keep up with all the calories i had to eat to keep you two growing!).  we checked in and got set up in our room; i remember being hooked up to the IV shortly afterwards - the midwife accidentally went right through my vein with the needle (ouch!)..."not a good start," i thought to myself. but i knew it would end well - i would get to meet my baby girls, after thirty eight weeks of anticipation.  i actually haven't written down our birth story - i should probably do that someday soon, before i forget all the details. then one day, if you're interested, i can tell you all about it.  

anyway, that's all i have time to write for now.  know that daddy and i love you two so very much and pray for you every day.  you are our little blessing babies and we are so thankful for all that the Lord has used you to teach us as we've figured out this whole parenting thing over the last six months.  

your mom

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