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Aiden & Evan

November 17, 2013
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I’m not the follow-the-recipe-exactly kind if cook. The recipe is usually more for inspiration, a guide, if you will. I prefer loose measurements to exact numbers (which tends to get me in trouble when I’m baking).  Sometimes those exact numbers matter.

Here are some numbers in my life that matter:

3.

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Um, I have 3 kids now.  How did that happen??  I don’t think I’m old enough to have 3 kids (ahem, hem).

30.
That’s how many days I was on modified bedrest. I should convert it to hours or minutes because that’s how long those days dragged on. I felt like a ticking time machine, trying desperately to keep these babies baking despite my “irritable uterus.” Bake, they did, thankfully, for 37 weeks…

37.
37 weeks. After all that, I was induced. Go figure. But, I was progressing fast when I went in that morning so it was going to be the  birthday regardless.  It was a looong 37 weeks.

2.

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Two healthy baby boys born on October 2nd. Delicate tiny fingers & toes, two beating hearts, breathing & eating on their own, perfect.

5lbs, 9oz.

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We welcomed Evan Matthew @ 1:52pm. Our chill little man (I mean, seriously, look at that face), already inquisitive and laid-back.  He speaks the language of ‘grunt’…if only I could speak it in return.

5lbs, 13oz.

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Just twelve minutes later, we were blessed with Aiden Christopher @ 2:04pm. Our sensitive (i.e. needy) guy, ready to tell us what we wants when he wants it, wasting no time growing bigger.

21.

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21 months. That’s how old my daughter was when the boys were born.  Your math is correct, that’s 3 under 2. Addie is adjusting in the way you would expect an almost-2-year-old to react. Lots of kisses (and I do mean lots) for her brothers. (Some crying, too, but it’s a big adjustment.)

532 & 747.
That’s how many miles our parents are from us; in other words, a plane ride.  We are so lucky because fly they did and are doing to help us out. Not sure what we would have done (& would do) without Mimi & Nana.

There are other numbers don’t matter, such as my sleep count (that’s depressing) or the diaper count of my house (you don’t want to know).

Some numbers can’t be specified, like the amount of love my husband, family, friends and I have for these sweet boys.

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I know the next couple years will be particularly challenging (e.g. tantrums, discipline, sleeping), but I know they it will be worth it for the love we have gained by having these sweet boys.

Today, my 32nd birthday, I’m feeling particularly blessed to have the numbers that I have in my life – these 2 boys, my daughter & husband & all the love that entails.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2013 5:09 pm

    this is SUCH a sweet post, friend. such important numbers you have in your life! love all five of you! xox LK

  2. Mo Huber permalink
    November 17, 2013 5:55 pm

    Love it! So sweet and you and your family are just gorgeous! You sure are blessed, but you are amazing and always have been. So, you deserve all the blessings that have come your way!

  3. Jenni permalink
    November 17, 2013 9:32 pm

    this makes me all teary-eyed. you are AMAZING and STRONG and your family is BLESSED to have you.

  4. Maggie T. permalink
    November 17, 2013 9:38 pm

    Loved this, Laura! Very well written and truly heartwarming and beautiful! Lots of love to you, Matt, Addison, Evan, and Aiden! I think I need a weekend in ‘Bama! :)

  5. steph permalink
    November 18, 2013 4:59 pm

    Amazing. So much love in your family! Sending hugs, kisses and wishes of sleep from Colorado! xoxo

  6. November 20, 2013 1:35 pm

    beautiful post and beautiful family. lucky you are.

  7. December 7, 2013 7:53 pm

    I just reread your post and fell in love with your pictures (and words) all over again. Miss you guys!

    • December 8, 2013 6:28 pm

      Miss you, too! Sad that we can’t meet Juliet til mid-next yr:-(

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