We made it! I don't know why this is such a huge milestone, but it just is. Maybe because you spend so much time in your life wanting a baby. You know, a little tiny baby. But now that we are at the one year mark it's solidifying the big picture that this wasn't just about having babies, but having a family that goes beyond babies. Toddlers, children, teenagers and grown ups! A lifetime. It's amazing!
Last year tomorrow Ocean came out much bigger than expected at 9:30 a.m., followed by our little feisty Peanut just two minutes later. The range of emotions that I have felt in the last 365 days cannot be described. I've never had so many "feelings" in my life of such a wide variety. I'm sure I messed up a million times in the last year, but I feel great about where we are today.
And of course, the monkeys have changed so much. Ocean is now taking steps and he can throw a ball like a champion. Ever is so expressive and she can say daddy, doggy, ball, uh oh and baby. They both love to go outside. Ocean has 6 teeth and Ever has 4. They are weaning off the bottle, a baby staple! We just started soy milk on Monday and we are phasing out formula. The love and snuggle and give kisses.
We wrote the babies a letter that we put in their Mixbook. I was so excited to receive their hardbound book that I created for them. I put the words from the story "On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman. I get teary eyed every time I read it. Here is the letter!
Dear Oshy and Ever,
You are the two most beautiful babies in the whole world. We had no idea how amazing it would be to be your mommy and daddy. You have grown so much in the last 365 days. You are our greatest joy and we are so happy to get to spend all of our days with you!
Love forever and always,
Mommy and Daddy
The world will never be the same!