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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










8 comments:

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Those boys should have been girls with those beautiful eyelashes!
They are just so handsome!
God bless ya'll

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful testamony of faith. all the pictures makes me smile and feel all the love that you must be feeling as you watch them grow and play. God Bless you all this holiday season & forever!!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful blessing! They boys are just so handsome!! Thanksgiving is truly special and these boys are a testament to everything in this world there is to be thankful for. Dana, I too have a special affinity for Thanksgiving, as on Thanksgiving day in 1984, I got to hold my preemie for the first time. I have been watching your blog since the first posting and so love to find new updates and new pics of the boys. My "preemie" now lives in NY and she is keeping up as well and loving it. Please keep it coming.
I wish you all well and hope your holiday season is magical.

Teresa T. said...

Thanks for the update and new pictures Dana. It is great to see those precious babies getting so big and healthy. They are sooooo
cute!!!!. So grateful you guys are finally enjoying the babies without all the worry.

Anonymous said...

The boys are so adorable!!!! Great to see you and Trey smiling and being so happy as parents. Can't believe that it has been almost a year since we began praying for a miracle. I know that the holidays will be so special for you this year because of all you have been through the last year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, post Christmas pictures of the boys for us as soon as possible. Can't believe they will be a year old soon. God bless all of you.

A GMET viewer.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe just a year ago you all were with us here at MCOA! I am loving seeing the boys progress! they are getting big fast! I hope all continues to go well and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Dianne,
Antepartum Nurse, Night Shift,MCOA

Anonymous said...

We're so thankful for the beautiful recovery of the boys! They are adorable. We look forward to continue to read about their growing steps! God bless you all. You'll always be in our prayers!
B&B Rowland

Anonymous said...

HOPE YOU HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. CAN'T BELIEVE THE BOYS WILL BE A YEAR OLD THURS. BEEN LOOKING FOR AN UPDATE AND NEW PICTURES, BUT KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN REALLY BUSY WITH THE BOYS AND THE HOLIDAYS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO 2 WONDERFUL LITTLE MIRACLES, HOPE THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

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