Sunday, August 15, 2010

30 months old

Pretty pony tail.

Playing with Uncle Brad and Uncle Scott's old cars.

Lounging in the pool.

He had to bring the cars to the pool.

Six months from today my babies will turn 3. Why does the time have to go so fast? My baby girl is turning into my little princess. She is very strong willed. She knows what she wants and what to do to get it. Todd tells me almost every day that Molly is going to give me a run for my money. Meaning she will try and run all over me. I tell him that won't happen, but I know I need to be a little firmer with her. It is hard for me since I work full time. The time I spend with her I don't want it to be spent disciplining her, but I am working on it. Reason being I also don't want to be the Mom of a spoiled brat. Yes, I said it. Any suggestions?

My baby boy has turned into a sweet little boy. He is pretty laid back. Always has been. He was the one I never had to worry about in the NICU. He didn't mind having his temperature taken or his diaper changed. He met every requirement to come home when expected. He was probably the #1 reason I got through the roller coaster ride with any sanity left. I didn't have anyone to talk to that had gone through the same situation. I didn't know whether or not my babies were acting their birth age. All I knew that Molly was doing worst than Luke. I hated that, but one thing I could count on was everyday I arrived at the NICU Luke had made some type of process. I guess now that I wrote that, Luke also is pretty strong willed. He just does it in a laid back manner.

I hate that my babies have lost all their baby fat. I know it sounds silly, but how I loved those baby rolls. Maybe that is due to them weighing 2 pounds at birth?

They are my life. Everything I do is for them. My love for them is so strong. Is it weird that I already cry at the thought of them leaving my house to go to college?


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Oh, my gosh...I've been thinking about an empty nest, a mere 17 years! I know that sounds crazy, but I know it will be here in the blink of an eye! I just read an essay a week or so ago, I think in Good Housekeeping magazine, about dealing with an empty nest. Why did I even read that? My kids aren't even potty-trained yet! :)

And I hope I don't stress you out even more when I say this, but the thing that keeps coming to mind for me is how hard that will be with TWINS. They'll BOTH's not like we'll have an older child who goes to college, but at least we'll still have the younger one around for a couple of years for a "gradual" transition.

OK, now we're probably both crying, so I'll sign off for now. It's seriously just a reminder for me to enjoy the ride. :)

Emily said...

awesome to see them continually grow up and get bigger...what a testament to the NICU and God's plan for their lives. i try to cherish everyday with EC and excited to see her get bigger, but i'm sure i'll have the same mixed happy to see her grow up, but sad she is not little anymore...

we went to our NICU birthday party yesterday and it was awesome to see some many of the big ones grown up...was a testament to God's love and healing power!