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The first of many

by Juliemara
11.25.11

Yesterday was the first day my husband and I and the girls were home all alone together. It was actually kind if nice. Hectic, yes. Nothing much got done, but it was Thanksgiving, not a day for chores, laundry and remodeling projects can wait. We did take our first holiday family photo, I look forward to many more like this for all the years to come.

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And one more thing I am thankful for,

I got my face back.

The facial paralysis on the right side of my face caused by the Bells Palsy virus has improved almost 100%. The paralysis started the day after we came home from he hospital and started to improve about four weeks later. I took the prescribed prednisone pack starting day one and a recommended valtrex course starting day three. I also did face exercise and massage several times a day, but it wasn’t until I read that vitamin B-12 can help clear up the symptoms and started taking a daily supplement that I noticed any improvement. Maybe it was a coincidence, but I don’t care I’m just glad I can smile at our girls.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

by Juliemara
11.24.11

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families. I love thanksgiving, it’s probably my favorite holiday. It’s about being an American, being thankful for all that you have, enjoying your family and friends company and eating yummy food. What’s not to like?!

This years thanksgiving celebration is a little bittersweet for me, you see I’m not with my mom, dad, sisters, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins like I have been on this holiday for the past 32 years, no this years what I do have is my husband and our two children celebrating at our new home. That is a whole heart full to be thankful for! We decided not to go with the family to the lake for the long weekend because exposing the girls so young to so many people and children in close quarters just isn’t a risk we are willing to take right now. So while we miss our family, we are doing what we know is best for our new little family.

I have been trying to find the words to say why I am thankful for the the things and people in my life but it’s not easy. I can say thank you all day long to the family who has come to help and support us over the last six crazy weeks, but it doesn’t even begin to show our gratitude. And then there are the girls, I mean really, we would have been as grateful as humanly possible to have a new baby and here we are with two. Every day, a hundred times a day, when I am holding a baby I think to myself or sometimes say out loud how amazing it is that I have such a beautiful, perfect, amazing little baby-then I remember I have a whole other one, who is just as beautiful, perfect and amazing. And again, I ask myself the same question I have asked for the past 9 months, “how did we get two babies?” its an answer I’ll never get, but a question I will always be thankful to ask.

So, what does one do to occupy time (Ha, as if I need to find a way to fill time), a CRAFT PROJECT! I turned my little baby girls into little Indians. Just like the native American Indians welcome the new settlers to their land our little girls will soon welcome friends and family to their world.

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Trying to take decent photos of babies is no easy task, each time I try to create a cute baby scene I am once again impressed by professional baby photographers and how they manage to get such sweet pictures of infants. My girls were not exactly thrilled with this set up, hence the face plugs. But we will keep trying : )

Happy Thanksgiving

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6 weeks!

by Juliemara
11.23.11

Today Talia and Jordan are six weeks old! A month and a half already?! They are growing up so fast and we are having such a great time getting to know each other. I wanted to take a picture of the girls in the same setting each month so that we can really see how much they are changing and growing, but it has taken me six weeks to choose the setting for that photo, so here it is…
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Little parts

by Juliemara
11.21.11

for sabba

Even as they grow I can’t get over how tiny our little babies are. Their little faces are so sweet, their little expressions seem to say so much. Their fingers are so tiny and smooth they look like plastic, their little lips look as if they were painted red. Their little feet are so fun to tickle and their little ears are so soft. They have a little hair that I love to kiss and their little smell should be bottled and sold (according to their adoring father).

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Daddy’s girl

by Juliemara
11.15.11

We have two. Here’s abba giving good night kisses to Talia.

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Lookie what we did!

by Juliemara
11.14.11

Sneak peak from our photo shoot.
A big thank you to photographer Lauren Liese for working with my girls on their newborn pictures. Check her out on Facebook.

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Look at those bellies!

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Waking up is hard to do

by Juliemara
11.11.11

Every morning at 9am the girls are awoken for breakfast and to start their day. Check out the video of the stretching ritual that marks this time of day, I think it’s pretty cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn5nBtIrWb8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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They are just too cute

by Juliemara
11.10.11

I use to think these footed outfits with stuff all over it, especially in pink, were really cheesy. But now, on my little girls, they are just too cute!

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4 weeks! The little babies are one month old

by Juliemara
11.9.11

What a month, I’m a mother of two. I feed them change them, bathe them, play with them, cuddle them (my favorite) and worry about every little thing. I’ve learned a lot in the past month, how to soothe a baby, how to determine why a baby won’t sleep and how to sleep my self when I think every little noise through the monitor will turn into a raging fit, it hardly ever does. I loved the past month, it hasn’t been easy, recovering from pregnancy and child birth, dealing with bells palsy physically and emotionally and learning to adjust to our new life with three hour feeding rotations and 8:30 bed time (for the grown ups)!
With hesitation I say I am excited to see what the next month will bring. While I can’t wait to see my babies grow and change, I don’t want to wish away a single second of the time I have with them.

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A baby’s view

by Juliemara
11.8.11

What does the world look like from a baby’s view. Here’s what Talia and Jordan see when they are hanging out in their swings.

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