Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Half Birthday

Audrey Helene 3 lbs. 2 oz.

Jacob Pierce 3lbs. 7 oz.

Today is a special day. Today, our two littlest darlings are 6 months old. We are celebrating by having half a cake! Doesn't that sound lovely? People always ask me "but how old are they really?" Well, they STILL are 6 months. Their birthday will always be September 1st. They may only be developmentally like 3 month olds, but it doesn't change how old they actually are. By age 2, you will never know that they were born 3 months early (that's when the doctors predict they will catch up).

Their current weights are as follows: Jacob is 15 pounds and Audrey is 12 pounds. They are sleeping about 7 hour stretches most nights now...not every night, but almost. I talked to the pediatrician about Jacob a month or so ago because I felt like he should be sleeping longer (he was only going 4 hours at night) and he told me that it is not just a weight thing that makes babies sleep. That is a myth! It is actually more a developmental milestone. That was good to know because I thought it was odd that Audrey, who weighs 3 pounds less, has been sleeping 7-8 hours at night for over a month now.

I pretty much keep them both on the same schedule. Audrey naps longer than Jacob, but I will usually go wake her up soon after so that they stay on the same routine all day. I know that sounds crazy, but it works for us. I also do this because it is really important that all three kids are napping at the same time when it is time for Ella to take a late afternoon nap. I need a little break...I tell Andrew if he gets an hour lunch break everyday, then so do I! Ha!

I survived my first night by myself with all three the other night. Andrew had to leave Sunday morning to go to a conference he was speaking at. Unfortunately, he woke up at 4am in his hotel vomiting his head off. I guess he got Ella and Audrey's stomach bug. I wasn't feeling so hot myself, but I never officially vomited. That morning, he was so sick he FAINTED in the shower in the hotel and hit his head! He is lucky he didn't drown or something. Anyway, he was finally able to eat something and perk up enough to speak at his session and called and said he was going to try and drive home. We can't seem to get this stomach bug out of our house.

Anyway, I am going to take some 6 month pictures of the twins when we go to the beach this month. We are so blessed to have them in our family. We never stop being grateful for the many miracles God performed in their lives in the short time they have been here. They and Ella continue to be a living example of mercy for us.

Happy 6 months my lovely little darlings!


Tabitha said...

What tiny little blessings!! I love being reminded of how faithful God is, and to think back on your story and the twins early birth, and then to see them now...amazing. :) God is good, always!

Katie said...

Happy 6 month birthday to your sweet little miracles! What a special day and such a milestone to celebrate! I love that you are having 1/2 a cake! Such a cute idea!
Sorry your hubby is sick! That stomach bug is nasty! Hope he is better in time for cake! :)

Amber said...

Such sweet little ones! My twins are 7 weeks old now and I also have a 3 year old. I do have a twin question for you. Do you have a twin stroller? If so, what kind and do you like it?

you can email me at amber.vance@gmail.com

Erin said...

I LOVE the 1/2 cake idea! Happy 1/2 birthday to your beautiful blessings!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

What a special day. Your half cake is so cute. I think you deserve your own cake for being so great for six months! :)

I've been mulling over your past blog entries, and have to say- they are very encouraging. When I finally pass on to the next life of being a mom {ha!}, I want to do be very into it. I want to just jump in head first, and enjoy spending my time with my kids... instead of shuffling them around to fit into my life. You have such a sweet heart!

Confessions said...

happy half birthday precious ones. thankful to God for the mighty works of his hands!

New Every Morning said...

It's hard to believe! 6 months!

Your photos are amazing, by the way!

Simple Life Journey said...

Wow, how amazing is God? To give you such blessings. Thank you for sharing your story.