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Saturday, November 29, 2008

So Much To Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving


The First Thanksgiving with our little Miracles is definitely what this Holiday is all about. For some reason, I have always loved Thanksgiving... it truly is my favorite Holiday. I guess it is because that is the time where I was with so much of my family... and you didn't have to worry about the stress of getting just the right present for everyone.




THIS Thanksgiving is by far the very best. The entire family was able to give thanks for Ford and Hayden's journey to better health. What a blessing. I am also thankful that this year I was able to have my mom, grandfather and Linda and Oliver (our cousins) at our house. It was great to be able to take care of others during Thanksgiving rather than sitting back and letting everyone cook for us!



Then the next day we were able to be with Trey's family at the lakehouse on Cedar Creek. It was the culmination of a perfect holiday. All his sisters were there and Heather's little girl and husband, along with Trey's mom and dad... just perfection!



The boys of course loved it all. We were very careful with them though. Lots of handwashing and hand gel to keep the germs at bay! Sweet little Patton doesn't understand why she can't be near her cousins just yet... but the day is coming. We are so looking forward to the end of flu and rsv season so we can let the boys enjoy being boys just a little more.



Ford and Hayden are both chatting up a storm. Right now, "dada" is their word of choice along with "Buba".... what happen to "mama". I am sure they will get it back in their vocabulary soon.


We aren't crawling just yet, but Hayden still thinks he can. Ford is content to sit and play with his toys for the time being or stand while you hold his hands. His time will come.



They are loving their baby food for the most part as long as it is NOT green. Fortunately, they really like their squash and turkey and rice so there are some good things on the list. They love oatmeal and any fruit/granola puree that Gerber makes.

We already have the presents under the tree for the boys and I can't wait to let them rip in. They LOVE paper. I think they will enjoy their new toys since they are getting tired of some of their first toys.

I hope you all feel as blessed as I do this Thanksgiving... for my family, for my friends, for the boys doctors and nurses, for anyone who said a prayer for us while we were fighting to get out of the NICU, Thank You on this Thanksgiving weekend!

All our Love,

Dana, Trey, Ford and Hayden










Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Twins are 10 Months and Counting...






The boys just continue to amaze us.... everyday. Hayden and Ford are 10 months now and spunky as ever. Both are talking alot. Ford babbles more dada's, mama's and buba's than Hayden, but don't get me wrong... Hayden likes to hear himself talk.






I guess the biggest thing they are doing right now is sitting up and playing on their own. Every now and then they plop over, but for the most part... they are upright and playing with their toys.

Hayden thinks he can crawl, but it is more of a scoot. Ford thinks tummy time is highly over-rated.


We celebrated our first Halloween and spent maybe 15 minutes in our costumes. They were the cutest peas in a pod you've ever seen. They did; however, pull-off the peas from their pod... typical rowdy boys :)






We are eating SO GOOD.... Ford especially. He takes his food downtown. Hayden needs a little more time to finish because he gets distracted looking at Ford. It's great.

The boys also had their first professional pictures taken by a photographer. What made the experience so special was the photographer was one of our NICU nurses... she is so amazingly talented.

I have also gone back to work on Sundays and am loving it!
Thanks for all of your prayers and interest in our miracles, Ford and Hayden.

We adore you all!

Dana, Trey, Ford and Hayden

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