Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We are Growing

I've been a slacker in updating the blog.  But the babies are doing new things everyday now.  Franklin's waving his little wrist around constantly, figuring out he can bend each little finger, and wants to constantly sign bottle now that he's figured it out.

Ella Jane is saying mama on repeat - which makes my heart melt, and getting so close to crawling.  Our family came and visited for the weekend, so the three (one week apart) cousins were all together.  Our dear niece is on the move, and wants to be walked, exploring every little part of the house.  She's precious!  What is most fun is seeing how each one of them was made so uniquely, so close in age but yet such different personalities. 

Loving life!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What's Up

The twins turned 8 months old this past week - I'm losing track of time.  They officially can sit in a grocery cart while we run around, this is a big help! 

Other then that our Cutie Pie and Stud Muffin are busying themselves trying to scoot around and figure out how to crawl.  This leads to frusturating moments at times for them.  They are working on 5 basic signs - food, milk, mom, dad, and dog.  But the most exciting thing of all is coming home to them, and getting the verbal recognition!  Ella literally mimics me saying "hi" and says hi back.  She is able to lift her arms up above her head and tries to wave.  Franklin likewise lets out an audible hi tone!  We love seeing them get so excited and trying to talk!  Ella even talked to her Omi on the phone, repeating hi over and over.  Way too cute.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Diving Deeper into Motherhood and Love

The twins will be eight months old next week. I say this with a smile while holding a few silent tears back. Motherhood has been a journey, a challenge, a joy. A string of beautiful moments.

Motherhood has changed me. Shown me greater depths of love, molded me in ways I could never have fathomed. And still I find myself going deeper.

The digging deep started with fighting to bring them into this world. After HELLP syndrome, low platelets and a traumatic labor and delivery it was love that dug deep to find the strength to recover quickly and bring all of us home. A home made up of the mom and dad they both desperately needed to care for them.

Still motherhood said love is deeper. It was the multiple night feedings that lasted for weeks, pulling myself out of bed and ignoring the csection post partum pain to answer the cries of my children. To give the life giving nourishment and human touch they yearned for. Oh what a beautiful gift to be able to provide this.

Love still dove deeper. This time showing how much those around you love you. The love of my husband, parenting as a team. 3am feedings, in the dead of the night, each with a baby in our arms and playing footsie across the nursery in silence to say "I'm in this with you." He says he misses the 3am feedings. It was family coming in, my sister 39!weeks pregnant herself caring for my family. Family driving and flying in. Friends providing countless meals, notes of encouragement and prayers. That's love at 50 feet deep. But it goes deeper.

Most recently, Motherhood revealing to me the depth of love when the entire family is sick at the same time. Cleaning up vomit once, then again, and rising at 5am. But one smile makes you forget it all.

But the love goes even deeper. You think about the gift of your child. And how He gave His to us. And still you see the love goes deeper.

If this is motherhood, I'm diving deeper. Love. 1000 feet under.
Bring it on.

Friday, February 01, 2013


It's official - both babies are sitting up on their own!  How great to see them explore their world from a new perspective.  In basic - toys to mouth, hands to mouth, everything to mouth!

Ms. Ella was the first one to conquer this position and hold steady.  Perhaps it has to do with her petite frame, or maybe she is just determined. Yoga baby!  While Mr. Frank was the first to flash a smile and roll over, I think the little red mo-hawk got him on this one. She continues to be our little gymnast, constantly moving and twisting in all directions.  Recently we caught a video of her famous moves she performs while she drinks her bottle - bicycling/dancing of the legs all over the place.  Too funny. 

I'm cherishing each and every one of these moments as I watch these little folks personalities come forth.  My Mr. and I can only imagine the moments to come with these two as they become more interactive with us, each other, and the world around them.  I'm so proud of them and their accomplishments. As 4&1/2 lb. and just shy of 6lbs babies, they certainly have grown.

Thank the Lord for these little treasures. Your Momma and Daddy sure loves you guys!