Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Proud Aunt

As if I wasn't proud enough of my own children, I am incredibly excited about the birth of my identical twin nieces! My sister (and her husband) has been quite the trooper, first of all being surprised to be pregnant with twins, but with a very unusual twin pregnancy. Mono mono twins, actually, where both twins are in the same sac, making cord entanglement a very high risk. High risk enough that she had to spend 6 weeks on bed rest in the hospital, only to deliver her girls ten weeks early. Two weeks ago tomorrow, they were born. Dilynn Renae weighed in at 2 lb, 14 oz and Lorelai Ann was 2 lb, 8 oz. At present, they are both doing well, breathing almost without assistance. Feedings are the big issue now. Dilynn's been doing pretty well and is up to 3 lb, but Lorelai's stomach is not quite ready. They have given her a few feedings and the doctors say this is all very normal for the age they actually are. They are SO beautiful, though. Tiny, but very beautiful. If you're interested, you can see their blog at

...and my Preschooler

Rory started preschool yesterday. A year earlier than I started Cameron, but she's ready, wanting to follow in big sister's footsteps. She's going twice a week, from 9-1. First day was a success, but I wasn't at all surprised. She doesn't take as long to acclimate to a new situation as Cameron does. The teachers said she did great and were impressed by all that she already knows...colors, letters, numbers, etc. So proud!

My Kindergarten Girl...

After almost three weeks of school, I actually got a little teary-eyed today. My beautiful 5-year-old has let me drop her off each day. With a hug, a kiss and an I love you to both Rory and I, she grabs her backpack, puts in on her back and strolls into school all by herself. She looks so big and yet so small, but I am so very, very proud of her. She has stories to tell and people to talk about, almost every day. She was even a little sad that Monday was a holiday and she had to miss school.

10-Year Anniversary

Devon and I celebrated 10 years of marriage at the beginning of August. 10 YEARS! It's crazy to think back what all we've been through, good and bad, in that time. It's been quite a ride and I hope the next 10, 20, 50 years hold more laughter, more fun, more good times than sadness and tears. Whatever they hold, I look forward to spending them with him.

We planned a somewhat last-minute trip to Mexico, although we had been talking about going somewhere for months. We picked an adults-only resort in Cancun that turned out to be perfect for what we wanted to see & do...relax, eat, shop, a little bit of adventure (more for Devon than me) and just all around beautiful scenery. Not to mention, one week without the girls and we knew they were in good hands. They spent the week on their grandparents RV and had as great a time as we did.