Two years ago today Annabelle and Isabelle were born in a flurry of doctors and nurses, machinery and lights. They weren't preemies, but full term babies that I begged to be born at 38 1/2 weeks. That first year was full of diaper changes, nursing sessions, bottles, clothing changes, sleepless nights, diaper changes, hugs and kisses.
This second year has been all about walking, talking, running, throwing, kicking, climbing, singing, bones breaking, hugs and kisses. Oh, there are diaper changes in there, but much more sporadic than that first year. Bottles gave way to sippy cups that get launched across the kitchen upon completion, and clothing changes come at the hands of the girls now and not me. Hugs and kisses are reciprocal now. Sleepless nights are few and far between these days. Days are filled with block towers, flash cards with animals and toys, books and music, stuffed animals they've named with names like "Oooh Aah Ahh".
We've gone from this: To this:
Happy birthday to my Annie Bananie and Izzie Bizzy Boo. Can't believe you're already two.
With much love, Mama