It was so funny because we got to go back & sit with Juli (my sister in law) & hold the babies & check on everyone - well, Ricky & I were the ones back in the room at the time they were ready to move Juli & the twins up to the baby floor. Policy states that the mom is supposed to carry the baby in her arms for the "ride" to the elevator & up to their rooms. On the way, the medicine hit Julie & she got sick.....really sick.....My brother grabbed Madi & yelled at me to take Sophia away from her & the funniest part was Ricky - he started running down the halls like a mad man trying to find help, towels, anything.....Julie still laughs about it. She said she was sicker than a dog & all she could focus on was Ricky's hair flying up the hallway & then down the hallway....he was definitely entertaining to watch. Needless to say, she felt too weak to carry the babies so the nurse told my brother to keep carrying Madi & I could carry Sophia. We rounded the corner to where all the family was sitting & my mother saw me carrying a baby. Her face cracked me up - she instantly thought I took the baby & WOULDN'T hand her back over.....would I do that???? Possibly....anyways - it was all with permission.
It made me very nervous to know I was holding this person who was all of 15 minutes old & so tiny & just so beautiful. I tell Sophia all the time I took her on her first elevator ride & she makes me carry her - even now at 4 yrs old - to re-enact the moment. How cute is that!
And they are CLOSE to each other but so different from each other. Its so funny to see how two babies born 2 minutes apart can be so different in personalities & things they like. God made us all unique - didn't he!
So - another year has gone by -& these girls are still the light in my eyes & so many others! And I'm excited because I get to go on a twin-date with the girls tomorrow to let them pick out toys & take them out to dinner. I'm looking so forward to that.....nothing like having conversations with 4 yr olds that can make someone's day. I'm sure I'll have a story or two, along with pictures, from the evening
Happy Birthday Sophia & Madilynn! Aunt Bec Loves YOU!!! (I taught them that sign language before they were old enough to talk!!!!)
Look how big they are now.....pumpkin painting time!
Pumpkin Masterpieces complete!!!!