Dear Cannon & Cruiz.
It’s hard to believe this was the very first picture taken of the two of you. I nearly fainted when the US tech told me I was having twins.
And who can forget your dad's reaction?
What a journey it’s been.
Forgive me as I cry just a little as I write this. I’m not sure if the tears are due to how hard it’s been, or the fact that your first 12 months are now a blur.
Either way, lets celebrate big today,
because we made it!
(Cannon on the left, Cruiz on the right)
It’s hard to believe one year ago today I was giving birth to the two of you. I was literally begging the Doctors to take you out of me, and now the two of you literally own me. Born at 35 weeks & 2 days, our 4 & 5 pound babies are now thriving busy little toddlers who can destroy our house within seconds.
As I went back through pictures the emotions all came rushing back as I remembered…
The exhausting three weeks spent in the NICU.
Cannon, you lasted 10 days, and Cruiz, 21.
Becoming master feeders/swaddlers.
Seriously, your dad rocked at the swaddling, you never escaped when he swaddled.
Seven months of colic.
I’m not sure you’ll ever be able to make this up to us :)
Nine months of sleepless nights.
Hungry stinkers are what you were!
And more importantly,
it is amazing how easy it was to fall in love with both of you.
There were times I wasn’t sure why God would send anyone two babies at a time, (I was a little irrational at times) and now, there are times when I wonder the exact opposite. Having twins is wonderful, and it’s simply amazing watching the two of you interact. I hope you continue to be the best of friends.
Happy Birthday Boys.
It’s difficult to express how much you mean to us.
Here’s to many more years of sweet chaos.
Get ready to party, because tonight, your party is for the entire family,
a sweet reminder that we all survived :)
Love, Mom and Dad