Monday, November 22, 2010

Really?!? Has it been 1 month already?

Jack and Lucy...I can't believe it! You are 1 month old today!
I will always treasure the above picture because you are both looking straight at me. You both stayed like that for the longest time...just looking at me! I just love you both so much it hurts.
We will put you beside this bunny each month, so we can see how you grow in comparison to the bunny. I can't imagine you outgrowing the bunny...but I know you will in such a short amount of time!
I am going to do the normal "blog tradition" of stating what you are both up to these days!
JACK:
  • ~ You were 6 lbs 14 ounces at your last check up at 2 weeks. I am guessing that you are close to 8 lbs now- you took a huge growth spurt last week.
  • ~You drink 3.5 ounces of milk every 3 hours
  • ~ You are always the one that wakes up first and lets us know that it is time to eat....and buddy you are usually right on the minute to 3 hours. It is hilarious...you must take after your daddy on promptness. ha
  • ~ You have the cutest little thing you do right before you cry each time...you breathe in and out of your nose really fast then make this sound like a goat before you break out into a cry.
  • ~ You had a fussy spell last week (during your growth spurt), but now you are as content as you can be.
  • ~ You LOVE your swing.
  • ~ You do NOT like the TV flashing in your eyes at night. We have to put a blanket up on the side of your swing to block the TV
  • ~ You really like tummy time and lying on your back on the floor- kicking and looking around.
  • ~ You love the Baby Einstein lullaby DVD- you just sit and stare forever...You sat content for over an hour today watching it.
  • ~ You are eating really well now- you did NOT eat well at first. It used to take forever to feed you, but now you eat pretty fast. When you are done..you just start to blow bubbles to let us know that you are done.
  • ~ You are beautiful and we love you more and more every second of every day!

LUCY:

  • ~ You were 8 lbs 3 ounces at your last doctor's visit at 2 weeks and I am guessing that you are knocking on 9.5 lbs now.
  • ~ You drink 3.5 ounces of milk every 3 hours.
  • ~ You would probably keep sleeping if we didn't have to get you up to eat every time you brother eats just to keep you on the same schedule. You are a heavy sleeper.
  • ~ You just now started to cry a little more than normal the past couple of days... maybe you are going through a growth spurt like you brother did last week.
  • ~ You have the cutest little cry...you pucker you mouth into the shape of an O and do this "oooooo" sound...SO cute
  • ~ You already know how to "work it" with your pout. You have know how to stick out that bottom lip since you came into the world.
  • ~You LOVE your swing and the "white noise" sound while you are sleeping.
  • ~You love the Baby Einstein DVD too..you really like to stare at things and people.
  • ~ You smile a LOT! You have been cracking smiles since you were 2 weeks...and you do it at just the right time..which makes us think it truly might be on purpose! :)
  • You are gorgeous...and we love you more and more each second of every day.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lead Me!

Wow...what a fun-filled month this has been! I can't believe that Jack and Lucy will be a month old on Monday. Time flies when you are having fun ha ha. I do know that there is no possible way to prepare yourself for the challenges of twins, nor the joy that you feel while caring for them. It is extremely hard...but extremely rewarding! They are changing daily and their little personalities are making their appearance. It is just the most amazing thing to watch. Two little people...with their own mind, their own opinions and their own lives yet to live. I just get to facilitate for such a short time. Lord, please lead me as I lead them... Sweet, handsome Jack
Precious, beautiful Lucy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2 weeks in review...

On October 25- we arrived at the hospital at 6 a.m. We were so excited to have the time moved up- my original time was at 1:00 in the afternoon. I don't think we could have waited all day- we would have gone crazy!
Here we are at the hospital, getting ready to go into the operating room prep area. Yes...there were 2 big babies in that huge belly! ha
getting ready to see our babies for the 1st time! So nervous/excited!
Here comes Jack!!! Jackson Turner Laney- born at 8:04 a.m.

...and here is Lucy!!! Lucille Adair Laney- born at 8:05 a.m.
I get all emotional when I see this picture because during my 2 month stay in the hospital, I kept invisioning this scene. I kept picturing 2 healthy babies- strapped in their carseats, ready to come home with us on the day I was discharged. God did it for us- He made it happen! Praise HIM!
Jack- meet your sister, Ava!

Halloween was extra special this year- It was grandaddy's birthday, and he got 2 little pumpkins for his present! He was more excited about this present than any other present I have ever given him...ha! Nonna also had a birthday just 5 days before the twins were born...so she also got this amazing birthday gift! Happy Birthday Mom and Dad!
TWO peas in a pod for Halloween!
snuggling in bed~ the most beautiful babies I have ever seen in my life.


These past 2 weeks have FLOWN by. I can't believe they are already 2 weeks old. They will be teenagers before we know it. We sit and stare at them a lot! We are just overwhelmed by this amazing gift from Heaven.

I have to add a small sidenote... I want to remember all that it took to get to this point. I never want to forget the struggle to get pregnant with these angels. I can't understand why some of my very dear friends are reading this post right now wondering why God hasn't granted them the baby that they desire. I will never understand why some have to wait longer than others or why the pain is so extreme that it literally hurts every fiber of your being while you are waiting. Please remember that if you are reading this and you are still waiting- miracles do just happen- silent prayers are answered and God has an AMAZING plan for you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

They're HERE!...and they are perfect!

I made it to 38 weeks... are you kidding me??
Jackson Turner Laney "Jack" born at 8:04 on October 25, 2010- 6 lbs and 2 oz/ 19.5 inches long
Lucille Adair Laney "Lucy" born at 8:05 on October 25, 2010- 7 lbs and 9 oz/ 19.5 inches long
SIMPLY AMAZING!

Sweet, sweet babies!