10 minutes of writing for 10 months of love


Here are my 10 minutes to write...

It has been 10 months since they showed up and smiled. I am blessed and exhausted and happy and haunted all at the same time. They were so tiny when they came. Red and wrinkled and fragile while still brave and strong. Each is so unique. Her own little person. MrBeep and I marvel at them every day. They babble and bundle and bounce.

I take each day a minute at a time. Twins are hard. Preemie twins are harder still. There is so much to juggle but every day it gets a little easier.

Celeste is learning to sleep without her swaddle. A big girl with arms flung wide, like she is ready to embrace the world.

She wakes often during the night, testing this new freedom with legs kicking up and thudding on the bed. Her wackiness wakes her sister who is finally cutting her first teeth. Viv's eyes get red, her brow furrows and she wails. I think she is saying, "Hey sister! Stop being silly, it's 2 am and I want to sleep!"

We've had to move them into separate rooms temporarily.

It means that when she wakes, I get to snuggle with Viv and listen to her breathe in the dark. It is a miracle to me.

I try to read a bit and comment a bit when I can. Sending out some love in any and all directions.

Celeste in her high chair

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Viv sporting a cool hairdo

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14 comments on "10 minutes of writing for 10 months of love"

sprogblogger on February 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM said...

Oh they are lovely!

Rotten on February 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM said...

Oh my are they gorgeous and it's hard not to smile when you look at them. Sounds like things are going great. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Kate on February 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM said...

Your girls are too cute! Love the blue eyes. And can't believe C already has so many teeth, when my K only has 2 so far. Hope you get to the full-nights-sleep stage very soon!

Clare on February 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM said...

Such cuties! Lovely to hear from you. Sending much much love to you all.

Pie on February 20, 2011 at 6:22 AM said...

Such personality - you can see it in the pictures!

one-hit_wonder on February 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM said...

Beauties! Thanks for the update!

Pundelina on February 21, 2011 at 2:38 AM said...

They are so beautiful :) You're so very blessed. (I especially love Viv's hairdo!)

x

Mrs. Gamgee on February 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM said...

How is it that they are 10 months already? They are absolutely adorable! Love the pics...

iamstacey on February 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM said...

They are just too adorable! Look at all those big girl teeth!

Lucky Jones on February 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM said...

Oh my gosh they are cute! Like really REALLY adorable!! :)

WiseBursche on February 28, 2011 at 5:05 AM said...

Your baby girls have gorgeous eyes!

They do keep you busy!

Photogrl on March 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM said...

They are so beautiful and look full of spunk!

mekate on March 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM said...

Such beautiful babies, oh my goodness!
Those EYES! Amazing.
And the hairdo is so dang cute.

Thank you so much for the photos! I hope YOU are ok too- snuggling little ones, and feeling as connected as you want and need to be.

lovelove
mekate

jill on March 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM said...

They are just adorable! :)

 

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