He’s big and strong now, but he started out as my wrinkly old man. At 2lbs 6 oz he was the biggest and has been ever since. After 76 days in the NICU, he was the first to come home.
Today, at almost 4 years old he is everything a boy should be and most definitely what I always wanted in a son. He is rough and tough and spits and laughs at his farts, but loves to give me kisses and loves for me to snuggle and sing to him at night. He is mean to his sisters, but will immediately help them up when they’re down. He is obsessed with tractors and John Deere and Ninja Turtles, but also sings along to the Trolls soundtrack and plays dolls with the girls. He plays in the dirt and throws rocks and his food, but knows when enough is enough and will stop when I ask him.
She gave us the biggest scare at birth, needing a ventilator to help her breathe. She weighed 2lb 2oz at birth but has been the smallest ever since. After 108 days in the NICU, she was the last to come home.
Henley is a survivor. She is my wild child. She is ornery and rebellious. From the first moment I held her I just knew she was one of a kind. A free spirit. A rebel. She is hard-headed but loving. She is an animal lover and calls her Maggie dog her best friend! Henny tries my patience on a daily basis and often needs the most attention. Even still, she has my heart. I have said this a million time before, but it’s the only way I can describe her laugh. It honestly, could heal the brokenhearted. It’s amazing. She is my mini-me. She is tiny but mighty.
She was the smallest at birth, weighing only 2lbs 1oz, but quickly surpassed her sister. After 103 days in the NICU, she was the second to come home.
At almost 4, Sadie has turned out to be our girly girl, our drama queen, our diva, but loves to play outside and get dirty. She performs her own made up songs on a daily basis and is a book nerd. She is loud and talks all.day.long. She loves her brother and sister and is still the “mother” of the three. In the future, I see her as a teacher or performing on Broadway. She is a cereal eater like her mother and would probably eat it for every meal if I let her. She gives Eskimo kisses and loves to snuggle on the couch and watch TV. Our Bug has the most beautiful blue eyes and a smile that will melt your heart. She is so smart and amazes me every day with the things she knows.