Wednesday, November 10, 2010

14 Months

It's hard to believe that 14 months ago, I was laying in my hospital bed, trying to sleep and recover from a c-section, desperately wanting to get upstairs to see Bobby and Maya who were spending their first night of almost 9 weeks in the NICU.  The last few months have flown by and I cant believe that now we have walking, talking toddlers who are into everything and touch my heart and soul every day.  I really can't believe it.  I cant believe them!  They are amazing.  I tear up just thinking about it.
Halloween, 2010
Maya, with her one piece of chocolate

Bobby, after his one piece of chocolate

It's been crazy around here, and I'm sorry I haven't been around.  First, we moved.  I promise, a nice post about the new house- complete with pictures.  We are really happy here and I am happy to report that it is home.  It feels great to walk through the doors and know that this is "our place".  Pictures are on the walls, boxes are unpacked... It's wonderful.  And the kids love it too.  That makes it even better.

Then, we went to Tennessee.  My mother had told me that my great-grandmother had really declined since we saw her over five months ago, so, we decided that since we had the time to do so since Peter is off, that we would go down and make a final visit.  I am so glad that we did.  The kids were able to see her again and she was able to see them again.  She passed away shortly thereafter, surrounded by those who loved her and cared for her.  We were able to be there for the viewing, although our flight coincided with the actual funeral and we couldn't, in spite of our best efforts, work out a change.

In going to Tennessee, the kids had their first (and second) airplane trips.  They were amazing!  They were quiet and either played or slept.  And the airline (Southwest) was great.  Because the flights weren't fully booked, they were given courtesy seating (meaning their carseats could be taken on board to take up an actual seat- a $300 value!) and the flight staff did everything from carry our umbrella strollers to the plane once they were gate checked, to help us unload once we arrived.  The Philly-to-Nashville staff were spectacular and the Nashville-to-Philly staff were very good as well.  We also encountered several good samaritans while boarding who helped carry the two carseats so we didnt have to fool with babies PLUS carry-on bags PLUS seats.  All in all, a great experience, and one that I would definitely repeat.

It's late here and I'm tired, but I wanted to leave you with some happy weight news.  In five weeks, I've lost 14 pounds, simply by watching calories and exercising 3 times a week.  Thank you; you guys inspired me to get off my butt, stop making excuses, and do something about the way I was feeling.  I appreciate it. :)
Happy Halloween, Mommy!


Fran said...

You look amazing! And so are Bobby and Maya! I really hope I'll be as lucky as you with this little one, I still can't imagine we will have a baby (for real!! and not in my dreams only). Did you post pics of the house? did I miss them?

Mother Knows Best Reviews said...

I am so ridiculously happy for you all! :)

Jill said...

Seems like they are growing so fast!

trennia said...

I am proud of you,you go girl!
Here is to hoping I can lose some weight too!
I love that shirt you have on!

Bluebird said...

Hey honey. . . I just wanted to hop on here and thank you for your support. I always so much appreciate your comments on my blog, but I never tell you so!!! I've become horrbile about commenting myself, as I always wait until I have something crazy like 20 posts to catch up on, then commenting so after-the-fact seems silly :) At any rate, know that you're thought of always, and that your words sure do mean a lot and always touch my heart.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Way to go on the weight loss. Sounds like a simple plan and I'm so glad it's working for you. I love their chocolate faces and the picture in the dining room is adorable. I am so glad that your new home is a happy one.

So sorry about your Grandmother but what a blessing it was for you to actually she her before she passed. I believe that she is enjoying your children in heaven as I type.

Cape Girl said...

You look amazing!

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, but glad you all got to see her before she passed away.

Looking forward to seeing pics of the new house.

MrsSpock said...

Awesome weight loss!

Terri Jones said...

I'd commented to J after you guys left here that day on how amazing it was that last year at this time those babies were in the NICU and to see Bobby walking all over the house and Maya trying to walk too. And both of them so smiling and happy. They are an absolute blessing and a joy! It was great to see you guys even for a little bit. And happier that you guys got to see your great-grandmother.
14 pounds! Yay. that's awesome. Just getting up and moving makes a world of difference. Love ya

Holly said...

They're getting so big and are so cute! Congrats on the weight loss!

one-hit_wonder said...

congrats on the weight loss!!!

love the baby pics - awesome.

condolences on your great-grandmother's passing.