Thursday, October 3, 2013

1 Month Old

I can't believe Clara and Lucy are a month old today. I can't say enough times how grateful I am for them and how lucky I feel to be their mommy. 

Today we took them to the grocery store for the first time. W had Clara in her carseat in the cart and I wore Lucy in the Moby wrap. So many people stopped us and had to talk to us. As we were checking out about 5 different employees (all women of course) came over and had to talk to us and look at them. 

Yesterday when we went to the pumpkin patch an employee was so amazed by them. She said what a miracle they were and said how it made her want to cry. She then turned around as she teared up.

 I look at them in complete awe multiple times a day. They are just so amazing.

Lucy- You are still our little peanut. From the first time I laid eyes on you I was so amazed by how much you resemble your daddy. Your cheeks are getting bigger and last week in a matter of 3 days you gained 5 oz. You grunt quite often and we lovingly refer to you as "old man Lucy" as you grunt, have a receding hairline, have no teeth, fart a lot, and furrow your brow often. We joke that you are a glimpse into W's future about 50 years from now. You are getting better at figuring out how to work your eyes, but make so many funny faces all the time. You love looking at yourself in the mirror on your play mat and are starting to look at our faces more. You love to pee when daddy takes off your diaper and you really like the bath. When I put you into the moby wrap you sigh with such contented sounds. It's one of the cutest things ever. You love your paci and get so mad when we take it away. Your really don't like it when we put Clara squishes you. I guess you had enough of that with her being on top of you for 34 weeks in my belly. Your skin is absolutely perfect and you have such dainty little features. Your eyes are really blue and I'm hoping they stay that way. I'm so amazed by you and love you so much. Daddy is so proud of how much you look like him. 



Clara- You are starting to feel heavy when I pick you up. You love to eat and sometimes hardly even open your eyes before you start eating. You're getting better at eating from the bottle and chug and choke a little less. You squeak all the time and love to snuggle with mommy. It always calms you down when you are upset. You are looking more and more like me every day and really resemble your cousin Benny. Your Aunt Kate can't believe how much you look like him. You love looking at our faces and I swear you are so close to smiling at us. You smile all the time in your sleep. Unfortunately, you seem to have gotten more of my hormones and your skin is breaking out a little bit. You've had sensitive skin since you were born and it peeled a lot while in the hospital. You also got thrush but it's improving. You always get so calm when we put your next to Lucy and when you're upset and crying my voice almost always calms you down. You also love your bath. You are so amazing and we can't believe how much we love you.  



It's amazing the connection the girls already seem to have. They love to grunt back and forth and will often do it from across the room. They sleep together in our room in a cradle and really seem to like being with each other. They are both sleeping well at night and we often have to wake them up to get them to eat. I can't wait until we can let them sleep for longer periods of time. 


This past month has been one of the best ones ever. It took a lot to get these girls here but it was all so worth it. 

15 comments:

  1. They are just PRECIOUS!!! :)

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  2. They are perfect and gorgeous in every way. Enjoy every moment!

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  3. Amazing! I cannot believe those beauties are one month already! Oh so tiny and perfect! I do love the attention a baby will bring about town. :)

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  4. Awww, they are absolutely adorable! Love seeing all these pictures. I also really enjoyed what you wrote about each of the girls. So sweet.

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  5. I just can't believe how sweet they both are! Congrats on having such perfect one month olds!

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  6. It's so sweet that one of your girls looks like you and the other like your husband. That is how our boys are, and I love it! I wonder if the girls personalities will match the parent they resemble- the boys' personalities certainly do!

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  7. Oh, they are so SWEET! I love hearing how their personalities are coming through. Precious!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! May you and your family always feel this happiness:)
    Sara ff

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  9. Liz, please check your fertility community account. I sent you a pm.
    Sara ff

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  10. I can't believe they're a month old already!! Love the update.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Clara really does look like you! And she may be close to smiling...Hayden did at 5 weeks ;)

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  12. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award Liz! I know you are busy and you may not be able to participate, but if you want to, the link is http://oldladynobaby.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunshine-award-part-i.html You have been a source of inspiration for me and I thought you should know that :)

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  13. I have been following your blog for a year as I struggled with my own fertility issues. Although we've never met I have been virtually holding your hand through your journey. I stopped reading you're blog for a while because I was a little busy and preoccupied...having my twins :-). I often thought about you and wondered how you were doing. You'll never know how thrilled I was to hear that you delivered two healthy beautiful gorgeous girls. I felt like your joy as if it were my own. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story and I hope you know how much hope and encouragement it gave me and so many other women who struggle with infertility every day. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to all of us.

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