Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Those ten days

And so begins the countdown. Six years ago I was admitted to the hospital with Pre term labor. Six years ago today my life was changed forever.

Pregnancy celebrated by most, has me counting the weeks to viability. I seem to hold my breath for every friend or relative as they pass through their pregnancies blissfully ignorant as I was of all of the possibilities. All the things that can go wrong. I could not or would not ever vocalize my concern, but in my head I count, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. Somewhere around 35 I start breathing again even though I know what a 26 weeker can do, and can't do.
I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Six years ago this journey of NICU parent would begin, even though six years ago I was still sure I would make it to my baby shower in three days!

Ah, how I wish to be that naive again!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Time Flies

I cannot believe it has been more than a month since my last post. So much for posting at least once ever two weeks or so.

Things have been crazy around here, I don't really know why. It seems the older the boys get, the more underwater I am. I thought this was supposed to get easier!?!

One of the most significant thing that has happened in the last few weeks is that Evan is a reader now. Not just CAT, or SAT, or HAT, but words like dangerous, and tumbled!?!?! Holy cow. Scott is a little less amazed than I, he keeps telling me that "kids learn to read!" I know that intellectually, but emotionally, "OH MY GOD MY KID IS READING!!!!!!" In comparison, Ryan is struggling, but he too can sound out and read words like because, behind, beneath, which is truly amazing!!!

I am so happy I made the choice to send the boys to an "alternative" school. They are thriving. They are happy. They are loved. Most importantly they are not pressured into being what they are not ready for, yet they are being encouraged to progress in a developmentally appropriate way.

On the gross motor front, Ryan is riding his bike with no training wheels! It is so funny for Ryan all it took was a little peer pressure and his natural competitive nature and within ten minutes he was off. And by comparison, Evan is struggling.

Twins are fun.

We are also chin deep in birthday party prep.

My babies are almost SIX!!!! How did that happen.

Excuse me I need to go find my snorkel.