The Sweet Life | At Home With Our Twins

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

We're thrilled to share the arrival of our twins, Parker & Kennedy!  
Three weeks ago, our twins entered the world and it was the most beautiful day of my life!  All the cliches are true, and nothing anyone tells you can prepare you for the overwhelming amount of love you have for this new addition and in our case for our two new additions!  Their birth day was one filled with joy, excitement and a whole lot of love!  
Parker (below left) was 5 lbs 8 oz | 18.5 inches and Kennedy was 5lbs 12 oz | 19.5 inches.
 On the day we were scheduled to go home, I ended up in the ICU due to postpartum preeclampsia, along with some other minor complications ~ no. fun. at. all!  But thankfully this happened after the twins birth, causing them no harm and while my recovery has been a bit slower than I had hoped, I'm so grateful to finally be home with my new family of four (five with our sweet Rawley dog!)
The past few weeks have been spent simply enjoying life with our little ones, getting to know their personalities and enjoying the sweet moments that will all too quickly become memories.  Parker is our precious little boy who already shows signs of his fathers sweet, caring temperament.
And Kennedy is our sweet little girl who's not afraid to be vocal, she has her mama's spunk!
The two of them love to snuggle up!  Place them on opposite sides of a crib and they'll scoot and shimmy until we find them like this: 
 MELTS. MY. HEART!
Mornings are my favorite time of day, and watching Brian be a dad has made my love for him as a husband, friend and father grow more than I ever knew possible!
 To say we're lucky is an understatement and not a day goes by that we give thanks!
Our life has never been sweeter and we can't wait for the great, big, wonderful, crazy adventure ahead!


Thanks for all your love & support during my pregnancy and now as a new family!
It means so much!
xoxo

33 comments :

  1. So glad to hear that your sweet little ones have arrived safe & sound. Congratulations - they are beautiful!

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  2. Ooooooh how sweet! The twins are just toooo precious. And you look wonderful! With both you and your husband's great looks, these kiddos will be stunning. Just enjoy the moment as it all goes way too fast.
    Blessings to your family.
    Deb

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    1. awww thanks Deb! Wishing time would stand still as it's already going way too fast :)

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  3. You are so lucky. It's true. Those babies are BEAUTIFUL! And I had to stop and reread their names. Would you believe that my oldest son's name is Parker, and if we ever had a girl, I had planned to name her Kennedy?! Quite a coincidence! We never had a girl though. Three boys! And Parker just turned 24. Great names. Enjoy every minute.

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    1. Great minds think alike!!! But seriously, what a coincidence!! Thanks for taking the time to comment Kim!

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  4. I'm so happy for you!! They are beyond precious, and you look wonderful. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

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  5. Congratulations on your beautiful family. Glad things are going well.

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  6. This is so sweet congratulations on your healthy and adorable babies! Love the pictures.

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    1. Thanks Jordan ~ I hope you are well, I've been thinking about you lots lately :) Keep me posted!

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  7. Congratulations and welcome to Motherhood. It's the most rewarding, exciting, exhausting trip you will ever have. Watching your own husband become a Father is so fulfilling. I can completely relate to the falling in love all over again with a much deeper appreciation for one another.

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  8. LOVE! You look great! Babies are certainly beautiful - so happy for you :)

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    1. Thanks Kelli! I'm finding a good nite sleep does wonders for the bags under my eyes :)

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  9. Congratulations! Glad you are on the mend. What beautiful babies!

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  10. I have been waiting for this post! Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

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  11. I'm so happy for you! And I'm thankful you're all ok. :)

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  12. I have been waiting for this post also. So beautiful. Congratulations.

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  13. What beautiful little people! I too have been waiting for this post, thank you for putting me out of my misery, I've never been very good at delayed gratification but these sweet faces were worth the wait.

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  14. Just a precious, beautiful blog post. I can hardly wait to meet them. Grams

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  15. i have been following your blog and even though i started out interested in your decorating, your personal story touched me so. i have 10 grandchildren, 3 of them triplets, identical girls and a boy who just turned 2 so much of your life sounded so familiar and i am so happy for you and your husband the babies are beautiful, you look amazing and you will feel like yourself soon, just a tireder version you will make wonderful parents, enjoy the babies❤ a grammy from new york

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    1. Wow triplets and 10 grandchildren!! How fun for you! Thanks for following along on our journey and taking the time to say hello!

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  16. These might be the cutest pics I've ever seen! You all are adorable and I'm SO happy that all are doing well! Congrats friend!

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  17. Congratulations! I'm glad you've been enjoying this amazing, beautiful, tiring, very fleeting first days at home. Those are some really beautiful babies!

    Sending lots of love!

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  18. Congratulations on your beautiful family! So glad to see this post and know that everything went well. Love following your blog!

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  19. Thanks for all the love and well wishes and taking time out of your day to stop by and say hello! xoxo

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  20. Love their names, they are precious!!! :)

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  21. Congratulations on your darling new additions! They are absolutely precious. Being a mommy to twins is a special gift I know you will enjoy.

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  22. OMG, huge congratulations! I'm so happy for you both! Let the adventure begin! One tip: bounce them on an exercise ball. I got my son to bed like that for the first years - never fails. Especially when they are unhappy and gassy. Does something to their inner ear and calms them down. And makes for strong legs (yours :)

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  23. Michelle, just seeing the new babies and this post! So happy for you and Brian, what a couple of cuties. I'm just so happy for your family with these new babies. Enjoy every moment! My new great niece is named Parker, so I love the names you chose for yours too. Parker goes for either boy or girl, I'm seeing it a lot more now. Congrats again!!

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  24. Congrats on the twins! What cuties!

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