Monday, February 13, 2017

Double Digit Months?!?! This Can't Be!

Ten.  As in One.Zero.  How in the world can this be?  For some reason, this feels huge to me.  10 months old.  My little babies that came into this world at 4 pounds 1 ounce and 5 pounds 3 ounces are now 10 months old and 17 and 20 pounds???  Not possible!

Kanon and Remi are our whole world!  They are loved so much, by so many.  They truly are the most amazing blessings we could have ever asked for.  They are patient and sweet and so mild mannered.  They are a joy for their Aunt Beck that keeps them most days.  Their Grammie absolutely adores them, as they do her!  Dusty and I don't get enough time with them, but we truly do make the most of the time we have.  We are blessed to know they are being loved by family when we aren't with them, and that truly makes work so much more bearable.  

Remington - 

Oh my ornery little girl!  You are hilarious.  You like to chit-chat and growl and crack us up.  You are so sweet at the same time.  Often times, when you wake in the morning, we will hear you start talking and wait in your crib for us to come get you.  You'll stand and wait and the joy and smile on your face when we walk to the nursery door makes our hearts explode!  
  • So - last month, I really thought you'd be walking by now, but that's just my inexperience talking.  You are thinking about it, and will push anything around, but still not sure about going out on your own!
  • You are in size 4 diapers. 
  • You are still in size 9 months clothing.
  • You are becoming so much more affectionate to your brother.  When Daddy gets home from work with you, you usually wake first (you are a much lighter sleeper) and you will sit and wait for Bubsy to wake up...or you won't wait, and will try your best to wake him up!  Adorable!!
  • It is amazing how your personality is captured in this picture!

Kanon -

I don't think it is possible for you to be any sweeter.  I can already tell you love with your entire heart.  You are so sweet, so patient, so kind.  My heart bursts for love for you and I just want to wrap my arms around you and protect you and never let anybody hurt you.  I pray your sister will be that protector for you when I can't.
  • You are pulling up on everything now and you LOVE it!!!  We caught you standing in your crib a couple of weeks ago and although you were crying for us, it was adorable and of course we had to snap a picture!
  • You are in size 4 diapers.
  • You are mostly in 9 month clothing but moving to 12 months now.
  • You are crawling on all fours now and it is so cute!  You love this new-found mode of getting around and you like to follow us around the house!
  • You, my son, are so even-keel like your Daddy.

Our sweet, sweet babies.  We truly can't imagine our lives without you.  You were worth every bit of what it took to bring you into our lives.  I would do it all over again to have you here.  I'd do it a million times to know every shot, every day of morning sickness, everything was for you two.  We love you.

Babies' First Christmas

My goodness.  Seriously.  Nearly 2 months late?  I am terrible!!!

The years we spent wishing and hoping to have babies to sit and watch for their first Christmas.  Let me tell you, they were all worth it to share the magic of Christmas with Kanon and Remington.  

We took the babies to see Santa earlier in December and they really did so well!  I was afraid we'd have a crying/screaming (but hilarious) Santa picture, but really, it turned out pretty good!  They weren't sure what was going on, but they didn't fuss!

I will admit, I spent time being sad.  We miss Chandler and Paisley so very much.  Those two beautiful, strong, amazing babies should be here with us.  How I would love if our story was one of two sets of twins.  Two boy/girl twins.  Now that, that, would be magical.  But, I have to be strong for Kanon and Remington.  

We decorated our Chandler and Paisley tree and added ornaments for Kanon and Remington this year.  It was beautiful watching Kanon and Remi explore the tree and lights and just look at it with wonder. 

We went to Christmas Eve service and actually smiled through it this year as we saw little kids run up onto the stage to listen to the recount of Jesus' birth.  

Sunday morning, we got up, had our traditional biscuits and chocolate gravy, let the babies open their presents, and then headed to church for Christmas Day service.  Grammie came down and the babies got to open their presents from her.  They were finally starting to get the hang of what to do (and not just eating the wrapping paper).  

After that, we went to the NICU and took chocolate chip cookies that Dusty had baked.  Although we didn't get to see many of your nurses because they were off work, we did get to visit with a few.  We love this tradition!

Over New Year's, we went to Iowa to celebrate Christmas with Dusty's Iowa family.  The babies even got to go for a swim for the first time with their Uncle Beau and Aunt Darcie!!  They loved it!!  They had such a good time playing with their cousins.  I love how the outnumbered boys are sticking together in the next picture!

Christmas this year was amazing.  Such a great time spent with family and celebrating Jesus while having two of our four babies here with us.  We are blessed.