Exactly one year ago today this is what popped up on my ultrasound screen:
I cried on the table for the rest of the exam; I was so very scared, overwhelmed, excited and more. I remember coming home and telling Ross; I don’t think either one of us spoke complete sentences for at least 2 days. It was so hard to wrap your brain around that fact that there were three little babies swimming around in there. That day began one of the best and hardest journeys I have been on. Those who know me well also know that this has absolutely been the hardest year of my life; it has been filled with more ups and downs and twists and turns than the worst roller coaster at Six Flags. But I can honestly say that I’m in a wonderful spot now; the boys are the biggest blessing I could ever have hoped for. They make me laugh, they make me cry, and then they do something funny so I’ll smile again 🙂 They are learning new tricks all the time; just this week Elliott has learned to blow raspberries and he thinks it’s hilarious…he’ll blow some and then laugh at himself and smile and then blow some more. Rowan has been playing with his toys a lot more; sometimes I swear you can see the wheels turning when he is trying to figure things out. And Finn is still a little ham; when he smiles, his whole face lights up. As Ross says, he smiles from his heart.
Overall, the boys are doing great; we went to the doctor for a checkup today and current weights at 7 months are: Rowan 12 lbs. 13 oz, Elliott 13 lbs 0 oz, and Finn 12 lbs 2 oz. They also got the go ahead to move on from rice cereal and oatmeal so green beans and peas here we come. Our next big appointment is on January 21st and that will be our developmental check; it will give us an idea of how the boys are doing with all their skills and see if they are lagging behind in any areas. So overall, an enormous thumbs up; this is a testimony to the old phrase “what a difference a year makes!”
And to my tater tots: Momma may have went to hell and back to get you here, but I would do it a million times over just to spend one day with you. You make my world go round…I love you to pieces.