5th September 2018

life with the littles

Whoa. This post has been a LONG time coming. I’d apologize for my lack of updates, but then I would be lying because, I’m not sorry. In fact, I’ve been soaking up every single ounce of baby goodness over these last (almost) 6 months and enjoying every minute. Truth is, although I wouldn’t trade these last few months for the world, I sure do miss this little space of mine and each of you who still enjoy reading about our little world. So I decided that it’s time to come out of my little momma bubble , make some much needed space for myself and let my fingers do what they love most, a little story telling.

Allow me to share a little about labour and a lot about love and life with two littles…

Hampton and hudson

On Tuesday March 6th I got checked in to hospital for a planned two week stay for antibiotics to “tune-up” my lungs. Following that,  I had a C-section scheduled for 36 weeks. Early hours of Wednesday morning, the 7th of March, (surprise) my water broke. Needless to say, God has different plans and we welcomed our beautiful baby boys by an emergency C-section in the early hours of March 8th 2018. I delivered at 33 weeks so because of their teeny tiny little bodies they had to stay in NICU for two weeks. Hardest two weeks ever, but we were so grateful for the wonderful care that they received and the outstanding training that we received!

Hampton and hudson

We’ve been on a non-stop adventure ever since. We taken them to London, Florida, NYC and Mallorca. People say it’s easiest to travel with them at this age, yes! They we’re angels on the flight. We’ve traded the sleep-ins for sleepless nights, although now they are sleeping through! We’ve traded the late mornings for little sweet morning smiles. We’ve experienced a tummy bug times two! We’ve had our fair share of blowouts, kisses, bottles, mall visits (it’s one of the easiest places to take you + makes for a great mommy playdate) laundry! and baths. Their latest trick is blowing raspberries and gurgling, its the cutest thing when they try to “talk” to us. They’re also massive fans of Elmo and “row, row, row your boat”. The funniest thing lately is that they could both be crying hysterically once put in their carseat, but as soon as Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you” comes on they sit in complete silence (and sometimes fall asleep).

Somewhere between March 8th and now I blinked and our 4.6 and 4.10lbs of miracles have turned into the chunkiest, cuddliest, life changing smooch balls that we’re still in complete awe of. I still can’t believe that our seemingly long, tearful, prayerful, emotional roller coaster of a journey led us to not one, but two little miracles. God is so good and so gracious, His plans are higher and all along He knew that the wait would be worth it. He knew that these two bundles of pure sweetness would enter our world exactly when they did.

So now that we are almost at the 6 month mark I plan to get back into more of a rhythm on this space, to give you an update on life with two littles as I continue to soak up the hugs, the cuddles, the sweetest little smiles and prepare for the crawling (and walking!). Boys, the joy you two bring is insurmountable, you’re everything we never knew we needed and all we could’ve ever hoped for.