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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Look Who’s 8 Years Old!!

It is just amazing to me that 8 years have flown by and my twins are getting so big!  There was so much fear and apprehension knowing that one of my babies had Down Syndrome…we found out at 32 weeks but the doctors suspected it throughout my entire pregnancy so we always kind of “knew”.  Although I was glad that I had 4 weeks to prepare for him once I found out, there was still so much fear of the unknowns.  When reading books about it, they present all the potential medical and health issues they COULD face so you have to prepare for anything and everything.  Those 4 weeks until they arrived (at 36 weeks) were  a time of grieving for the baby boy I always thought he would be and then accepting the awesome person he WOULD be!

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When they arrived, the delivery room was filled with a huge team of specialists preparing for Ricky to be the sick one.  He was born healthy and content!  Greta, on the other hand came out yelling and hasn’t stopped since!!!  She was the ill one with pneumonia and was immediately transferred to NICU.  Ricky had to go it alone with out his sister in the regular newborn nursery.

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I can’t tell you what a joy these children have been!  We have been so blessed with a wonderful healthy family and I am so thankful!

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Happy Birthday, my beautiful sweet 8 year olds!!!  I love you!!!!!!

R and G

10 comments:

Gardenia said...

I love their faces as babies. what a joy for you. Happy 8th Greta and Ricky.

3 Blessings said...

This is such a precious post. Happy birthday to your beautiful eight year olds.
Blessings,
Amy

Kim said...

Merry Christmas!!! It's great to be back in "touch". I love Hannah's Crafts on Etsy! Great job! I might have to become a customer!

Mama of 2 said...

Happy 8th birthday to your beautiful babies! The pics are all so cute! *hugs*

-Courtney :)
(Currently http://love-will-lead.blogspot.com/, formerly http://ethihopeia.blogspot.com/)

Emily said...

Oh my goodness... aren't they precious?! Love the cute pictures! Happy Birthday to you both!

merkley4 said...

Happy Birthday Greta and Ricky!!! May life always provide you with opportunity and the ability to smile those great smiles... you two are precious!!!

Marsha said...

Happy birthday to two precious children!!
Marsha

Leah and Maya said...

Happy birthday!!!! I love the pictures,I at first didn't even see them int he 1 month old photo, what little cuties its so crazy how fast they grow up!

Spudsnsalsa said...

Happy belated birthday Greta and Ricky!
suz

Rhonda said...

What an awesome post. Happy belated birthday to two very special 8 year olds!!!! Best wishes for another amazing year Ricky and Greta.