Life with Six-Year Old Twins ~
The Adventures Continue . . .
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today is the Day
Ella's surgery is today and I am feeling very anxious and nervous, actually sick to my stomach. I know everything is going to be just fine, but still . . . even though I'm predicting a fussy and crabby little girl later this afternoon I can't wait to just hold her and know this part is over with.
Thanks so much to those who have left messages (on our blog, on my FB page and via the phone and email), those sorts of warm thoughts and positives always makes a person feel good : )
Will update later today, once we're HOME and settled in.
After trying and waiting for a long time, June 26th 2006 was the estimated due date of Baby A and Baby B. We were thrilled. But a little over 10 weeks early our doctor decided it was time for us to meet the babies. On Wednesday, April 19th at 6:49 pm, Ella Marie was born. We named her after Tom’s mom, Della Marie, and her name means 'Light'. She weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces, was 16 inches long and was perfect. At 6:51 pm, Zoë Dianne was born. We named her after my mom, Dianne, and her name means ‘Life’. She weighed 3 pounds 5 ounces, was also 16 inches long and was perfect too.
Both girls stayed in the NICU for almost 2 months and did really well, especially considering all of the 'what could have/should have beens'. It was a 'one step forward two steps backwards' type of dance those first few weeks, but after 47 days we brought Zoe home and 10 days later brought Ella home. FINALLY, we were all four under the same roof, and were ready to start the next exciting chapter in our lives . . .
Ella and Zoe turned FIVE this April and are THRIVING. They are fun, funny, naughty and sweet. The joy they bring to our lives is immeasurable. They are also really fun to take pictures of : )