Lullabye, Goodnight my Angel

Happy Noah!!!!

I don’t know when it happened…
I can’t pin point one month, a particular week, or a moment when I knew…..
But somewhere along this journey Sammy and Noah outgrew their once tiny frames.

They are now bossy, vocal and sometimes unimaginably stubborn, yet at their core they remain the sweetest, most delightful gift we will ever receive.

Three years ago this summer we were transitioning from incubators to open air cribs, and then doing the unthinkable and finally coming home. Now, in a blink of an eye it was time to do another possibly more momentous transition.

Last night the cribs on Saint Francis came down and in their place big kid beds were erected. The tension of “moving day” had us all on edge, but perhaps it was easier to show frustration that allow ourselves to feel the real and only legitimate feeling we shared….. nostalgia and disbelief.

This transition was yet another one that Harry and I rarely let ourselves dream of. There were moments when we couldn’t picture our lives outside the walls of a hospital; mornings we couldn’t picture beginning without the rounding of physicians; and nights we couldn’t end without a 20 mile drive home from the hospital.

There were no physicians, no long drive home, no hospital walls.

In the end it was just the four of us. Two very emotional parents, two very brave toddlers and two overly fussed about big kid beds, and no more pacifiers!!!!!!!! That’s right, you heard me correctly, after two weeks of intense rehabilitation, we are celebrating 17 days of sobriety from the pacifier!

Needless to say, the kids slept significantly better than I did last night. I guess it was my way of trying to hold on for just one more night.

Night Night!!!!!!!!!

Goodnight my angel!!!!!!

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3 Comments

  1. Marilu
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    As one of the ones that stayed at the hospital with them and remember holding them for the first time….and as one of the ones who cared for them when they came home to the giant cribs….and was able to hold both of them as I rocked them in the middle of the night….it is indeed a miracle and a privilege to see them in their big beds….something that I never dreamed could happen in the literal blink of an eye….the journey has been long and arduous at times…but SO worthwhile….knowing these four individuals has made my life better…richer….I just want to crawl in there with them the next time that I am there…could never accomplish that with the crib! Te adoro mis angelitos…besitos…TIA

  2. Debbie Branson
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely priceless.

  3. Debbie
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Such sweet little ones!! Love them and you!!

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