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June 7, 2012

Oh yeah! We’re one!

Whee! Being one is awesome!

One year.  How do you measure one year?  (Yep, here’s where I get all schmaltzy.)

–5,320 diapers purchased online by us (not including their month in the hospital, gifts, and diapers bought at an actual store)

–1 liter of breastmilk pumped per day over 8 months (average supply)

–2-3 dishwasher loads run per day (avg.)

–1 large load of laundry run per day (avg.)

–50+ dinners brought May – August 2011, sometimes by people we had never met before

–23 books we can recite (mostly by Sandra Boynton)

–50+ people who have cleaned, rocked, fed, and entertained babies with us

–1 funny, thoughtful, smart, highly capable SuperNanny, Abbie, whom we will miss immensely after June 20

–3 amazing, adorable, happy and healthy babies (who, as of today, can all officially crawl on hands and knees!)

–1 incredibly patient, kind, understanding, loving, and goofy husband/Daddy

–1 meditation class and a support network of family and friends that helped turn the tide (or tidal wave) of post-partum depression.  I felt like I was drowning, and there was no life vest you could give.  Instead, you surrounded me with safety and encouragement so I could learn to swim on my own.  For this, I have no words to thank you.

Happy Birthday, Audrey, Jamie, and Theresa!

Unquantifiable:  These babies are blessed beyond measure to be the recipients of so much love.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittany permalink
    June 12, 2012 8:58 pm

    Oh my goodness I can’t believe how big they have gotten and how absolutely adorable they are!! Michelle I love reading your inspiring posts. I CANNOT WAIT to finally meet Audrey, Theresa, and Jamie this summer and I hope they are ready for a week of endless cousin hugs and kisses!! Love you all!

  2. Neal & BJ permalink
    June 8, 2012 7:01 am

    Hard to believe they are a year old! We’re so blessed to be a part of your lives! Wonderful family picture! Love and hugs to all! Neal & BJ

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