our stork was lost, but we found him!!!!…
infertility + 4 rounds of artificial insemination + in-vitro fertilization FINALLY = TWIN BOYS!!!!
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Boy, when people tell you children are going to change your life you never really know just how much life really is going to change until you’re in the thick of it. Now that Max and Wes are fully mobile and keeping us on our toes for all of their waking hours, there just hasn’t been free time to blog. In fact, I have no idea where on earth busy moms and dads find the time to blog every day…I think I need some of their help with time management (suggestions welcome)! I’ve really been struggling with making a decision to either continue our blog (and post when I can), or just thank everyone for their support and shut it down (so to speak). I’ve grown so much in the last couple of years – as a friend, a wife, a mother, and a contributing member of society in general. I think that I still have a lot to say about life that may benefit our friends and family…or total strangers for that matter, with regards to juggling everything going on in our lives. I also want to appease our adoring public (umm yeah, basically my parents, great-aunt Ruthie, and a few friends who still check in every once and a while), so I figured, “why not keep going?”. So here it goes:
Since I last blogged in early August, we celebrated Max & Wes’s Conception-a-versary (on August 4th). So, as tradition will continue for years to come, I’ll share the last three years on that very date. To say our lives have changed for the better is a massive understatement. Who would have thought that a little bit of science and a whole lotta hope would result in two of the coolest little people we know?
In late August, the night before our 7th wedding anniversary, we celebrated the engagement of Jeff’s BFF, Josh, and his gorgeous girlfriend, Peyton. My parents came out to watch their grandsons for the night so we could go to their engagement party (and after-party downtown). We couldn’t be happier for our friends, and cannot WAIT for their upcoming nuptials in MEXICO in February 2012!!!
September brought not only a slight change of climate (and fall crispness to the air – love it), but my Grampy to the Mile High City. He hadn’t seen his great-grandsons since Christmas 2009, so needless to say he was very surprised at how much they have changed. He told me over and over and over how wonderful a mother I am, and how great Jeff and I were with the boys – I was beaming the whole weekend. It means so much to me when he comes to visit, as he’s my only living grandparent, and we just can’t wait to see him again (hopefully soon)!
We had the Swedish Hospital NICU reunion on September 11th, the same day my Mom celebrated her 63rd birthday. It was so great to see all of the nurses we don’t see on a weekly basis (at our weekly NICU support group meetings), and Max and Wes enjoyed playing with all of their old “roommates”.
The night of the reunion, I had a girl’s night out with 3 of our friends we met through the NICU, complete with dinner, (lots of) drinks, and a night in a downtown hotel. Fellow twin mamas Meghan and Heather, and triplet mama, Staci. It was so.much.fun – but boy, I sure can’t party like I used to! I’ll spare you the incriminating photos, and just show you this one…
We celebrated Jeff’s 32nd birthday on September 16th by taking a photo of him and the boys…
The weekend after Jeff’s birthday, my Mom came back to the city – this time with my Dad, who hadn’t seen Max and Wes since right after they started walking. He was also floored at how much they’ve changed, and how much fun they were. We took advantage of the beautiful weekend to explore the Denver Botanic Garden’s Mordecai Children’s Gardens for the first time (and second time – we went both Saturday AND Sunday!), and the boys loved it so much that we are now members!
And there we have it. August and September wrapped up in a few words and a few more photos. I’ll be back soon to recap October and November thus far, and talk more about my new passion for baking, trying out new recipes for Max and Wes, and my big trip to New York City to raise awareness for prematurity and RSV.
Until then, it’s good to be “back”.