Friday, May 21, 2010

no more babies

One year ago at this moment, we were on our way to the hospital for what I had convinced myself was a false alarm. After all, I couldn't be in labor--they had just scheduled my induction for the following week. About 12 hours later, these guys proved me wrong:

And today was the last day I held my babies, and the last night I kissed them goodnight. The last time I nursed my babies and fed them. The last time I heaved myself off the floor holding two babies.

Because tomorrow, despite the lack of any two-legged ambulation, they are officially toddlers. I guess. (There needs to be some sort of in-between word for my poor mobility-challenged younguns.)

I can't decide if it feels like it has been a year, or whether it feels like only a few days, or like a lifetime. I was so afraid of having children because I knew they would take over my life. Little did I know the extent to which they would consume me. And I was absolutely ignorant of just how thrilled I would be to hand my life over to them, gift-wrapped. (Babies love wrapping paper, you know.)

Speaking of wrapping paper, the birthday party last week went just swimmingly. Of course, I was too busy being Party Referee to manage to take any pictures. So as soon as all the folks who took pictures manage to email those to me, I will make a birthday party post. (Hint-hint...)

Until then, here's a little picture tribute to my kiddos and their first year...


1 Month

2 Months

3 Months

4 Months

5 Months

6 Months

7 Months

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months

11 Months

12 Months

1 comment:

Vicki said...

What a wonderful photo tribute of Noah and Lily's first year! You did a fabulous job on the party, Lisa. We loved being with you all on that day. I just downloaded my photos, deleted all the blurry ones, and am burning them to a CD to mail you tomorrow! (Too many to email, naturally, but I may email some of my favorites if I can.) I guess I will still think of Noah and Lily as "babies" but the "toddler" status will become more and more apparent. For now, I guess I can still call them my Grandbabies! :)