Monday, July 21, 2008

".....You Say It's Your Birthday!...."

Well, it was a little over a year ago that I was huge, uncomfortable and set to pop at any moment. I was carrying 50+ lbs. of weight, going to the hospital twice a week for fetal monitoring, seeing my regular Ob at least once a week to be weighed, measured and prodded, and (with a lot of help from my family) trying to keep up with our 22 month-old Maggie. It was a crazy and weird time of our lives, but today we have these beautiful twin 1 year-olds as a result and we are happy to say that we survived the first year! In retrospect it feels like it may have gone faster than Maggie's first year. There were ups and downs (mostly ups) and we can't begin to describe in words the joy these kids have brought us and the love we have for all 3 of our children.
Here are some photos from a year ago and then the current birthday pics. Try not to get too freaked out by the belly photo...my brother-in-law Tyler said it best when he commented that it "Defied Gravity!"
2 weeks before delivery

Hours-old


Then...
...and now. (yes, I dyed my hair: Low Maintenance)







The men of the family
left to right: Kacy, Tyler, Kody & Joe
*One of these days I'll figure out the slide-show option, I promise!

9 comments:

The Doerr Four said...

My goodness Jenny, look at that belly. Whew.... I always forget how big it really was. You have beautiful kids and I love them like they are part of my own family. Well, they kind of are (thank you Michelle). It was a great first birthday party. We had a lot of fun.

Lauren N said...

What sweet blessings you have. I think Joe is really looking like Kody. Happy Birthday, Delaney and Joe!

Dan said...

There is no freaking way that belly is real... and I should know, I'm almost a doctor... sheesh... those babies owe you in a big, big (and very rotund) way!

Rands said...

Oh, Jens, that belly! And to think that you had 2 weeks left! The kids look adorable, I love the themed outfits and cupcakes. And cute hair, too! Congratulations on turning 1, Joe and Delaney. And congratulations on making it through the first year, Jens and Kods! Love you guys.

Jalyn said...

Happy Birthday, Joe and Delaney! It sure seems to have gone by quickly. We can't get over the belly shot-how you were even standing up, it's amazing.

Rachel said...

Don't worry about the belly shot...that's exactly how I look after dinner.

ADORABLE kids- I can't believe it's been a year. Congrats on surviving!!! :-)

The Billingsley Brood said...

Great Pics Jenny. I'll have you know yesterday Van was asking where Delaney and her "pretty purple dress" were. It was very sweet. I do think he's smitten.

c&k Bridges said...

I still can't believe it's been a year! I'm sure you guys feel the same way. I love the belly shot! I'm so sorry we missed Dana's shower and the twins' party. It looks like you all had a blast! Did you get any pictures of Dana's belly?

Matt Ormond Family said...

jenny D!!!! I'm so excited to hear from you & so glad your mom ran into our blog. Look at your cutest family & adorable kids & I love thier names & holy belly!!!!!! We are in Brea now if you want to go to a park & play or somethin' :) love you so much! I can't wait to peak at your blog tomorrow- I'm spent for today. xoxo