Okay, I know that Thanksgiving was over a week ago. We were spending time with family and I never got around to creating a new post. But the girls are so cute I wanted to share. Plus we have so much to be thankful for! It was one year ago that we shared with you that Carolyn & Elizabeth were on their way. It has certainly been an eventful and exciting year! Not all has gone as I thought I wanted, but God has blessed us immensely! And I’ve learned a few things in the past months:
• When the girls were in the hospital for the first six weeks of their lives it was a challenging time. I so desperately wanted them to be home with us so we could be a family. (They were a couple of weeks old before we were able to hold both girls at the same time, or even be able to see them side by side!) But as much as I wanted them home, I wanted them to be healthy. And I learned that I must treasure each day and not wish their lives away.
• I’ve had a chance to see how willing our friends and family are to help. We received emotional support, lots of prayer, and practical help — and there were several times people volunteered to do something before we even recognized that we had a need.
These two little girls bring such joy and wonder into my life. It doesn’t matter how tired I am, when one of them smiles at me I can’t help but smile back. They went to the doctor two weeks ago and their current statistics are:
• Carolyn: 13 lbs; 24 1/4″
• Elizabeth: 13 lbs; 24 3/4″
Their weight is now in the 10th percentile for 6 month old babies, which is up from the 5th percentile at six weeks. They’re doing pretty well considering they were impatient to begin life outside the womb. When their age is adjusted for being 8 weeks premature, their weight is closer to the 75th percentile.
We had a fun time celebrating with lots of family. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday too.