As I mentioned earlier today, Olivia stood by herself for the first time last Wednesday while we were on vacation in KY. Here's a little (okay....okay....alot of) photographic evidence of her newest accomplishment:
"Um. Wait. Where are you taking your hand?" "Hey..bring those back - I need those!"
"Whoa....I'm not ready for this"
"Oh. Maybe I am."
"Oh yeah. I got this."
"No really. I got this."
"You can go now."
"Ah yes. Look at me! I'll pause here while Mommy takes 15 more pictures that look just like this one........"
"Aaaaand I think we're done here!"
PS - Aunt Ra-Ra did catch me before my hiney hit the ground!
Our girls entered the world on May 27th after a pregnancy filled with contractions, endless doctors visits, many worries and of course lots of prayers. I was on my 6th week in the hospital and they were ready to make their appearance.....10 1/2 weeks early. Sofia Kathryn came first weighing 2lb 11oz and Olivia Claire followed a minute later weighing 2lb 12.6oz. They were the tiniest babies I had ever seen and, although the doctors had told us not to expect them to cry, they each gave a tiny little wail to mark their entrance.
We couldn't imagine the emotions of the next 6 weeks in the NICU and we weren't prepared for the world of monitors and alarms and tubes that was ahead, but as each day passed we began to hit milestone after milestone and we soon realized how strong our girls were and how blessed our family was that they were healthy.We brought our girls home on July 10th and began our lives as a family. Not a day goes by that we don't stare at them in amazement - 2 sweet baby girls. How did we get so lucky.