We did it! Sometimes we had to take it a day (or hour) at a time, but we made it through the first year with twins. I can hardly believe it. It seemed like we would never get here, but now it feels like the year has flown by.
It's been a rough year, but we finished strong. The babies have grown by leaps and bounds. I remember when they were so tiny and scrawny that their heads would easily fit in my hand and their little limbs looked like they would snap if you held them too tight. And now Caleb is a chunky monkey weighing close to 22 lbs, and weighing more than 2 lbs more than his baby sister. He and Lily can out eat William (who has a hearty appetite, mind you).
They are cruising and crawling around, and should be walking before too long. They have been a bit behind, which is typical with twins, but I'm ok with it. Its hard enough chasing them down without two little babies running around.
Our first birthday tradition is a bike helmet and a bike ride, so after a 10-mile run, Steve and I took the kid on a 5 mile bike ride. The babies weren't fond of helmets, but we all had a good ride.
We even had a ball pit.
I have loved watching them grow from the tiny skinny things with crazy hair that they were into the mobile chunky munchins with crazy hair that they have become.
Happy Birthday, Babies!!!