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Evan & Aiden are ONE!

October 2, 2014

I’m speechless.

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My boys, my babies, are one. ONE!  12 months.  Número uno. 1.

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Aiden.

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Evan.

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Hearts.

I can’t believe 12 months have come & gone, yet 1 year ago feels more like 5 years ago. I blame insomnia for most of that.

Let’s stroll down memory lane (which, by the way, is like riding an emotional roller coaster vs a trot down a quiet street).

Last fall, a year ago, we were like this…

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Ugh, I know.  No comments, please.

We just moved to Birmingham; I was large & uncomfortable; my daughter still had countable hairs on her head. A cute family of 3.

October 2nd arrived (37 weeks! The day I said I would have the boys which I apparently willed to happen.). Healthy, beautiful boys.

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Seriously, this day is like a distant memory. My mind is trying to trick me into forgetting it ever happened. God’s way of making sure families continue procreating…I will not be fooled!

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Instantly, we became a (crazy) family of 5.

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3 under two.  Crazy, like I said. And lots of diapers.

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Fast-forward a year and we’re still a crazy happy family of 5.

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Aren’t they perfect?

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I remind myself they were mine – I couldn’t fully appreciate how sweet they were then because I was so focused on keeping everyone alive, including myself.

With a little luck and a lot of love, we somehow survived the first few months. Thank goodness for friends & family!

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And the boys kept growing (Aiden a bit more than Evan), becoming the cutest babies ever. Obviously.

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And then mobility and food and laughs just finally over took us. Personalities abound.

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Til here we are today, 12-unbelievable-months-old. More hearts.

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My Evan. I call you Evan the Explorer, always looking for something to get into, (preferably electronics). Smiles for everyone, Mr. Curious, determined, & oh so sweet! You give the biggest hugs & are always looking for a snuggle…it’s contagious.  Remember when I called you my chill little man? Not so chill anymore. Stinker.

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My Aiden. At 8 weeks, I could have never predicted you would become such a sleeper…you have such a passion for it! Same for mealtime (although I did predict that one) and baths/swim fun…approaching them all with such gusto! You make the cutest faces & have a great laugh.  My little man.

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My boys.

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So many are enamored with “twins” but you are each unique and truly different. That’s how I see you – two different, wonderful boys.  I was doubly blessed 12 months ago.

Happy birthday, Evan & Aiden. Love, mom

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xo

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2014 9:32 pm

    Love the pictures! So well done. Great post!

  2. Stacey Clausing permalink
    October 7, 2014 11:22 pm

    Love all the pictures and watching all of them grow. Thank you very much for sharing, you are an amazing woman! Lovely birthday post to your boys.

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