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Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Big Boys

Two days ago all four of us headed out the door just before 8am and headed down the street and around the corner for an appointment with the boys' pediatrician, who we lovingly refer to as Dr. Birkenstock. Two months ago when I made the appointment I thought my idea to schedule their appointments together was brilliant, thinking it would be easier for us and for the doc. While everything ended up going just fine, it definitely wasn't easier and we most definitely won't be repeating that again.

So, the good news is we have two healthy, growing boys. Not like we needed someone else to tell us that, but it's nice to have it confirmed in the numbers.

Benjamin at NINE months is 20 pounds 2 ounces and 29 inches long.

Hugh at FOUR months (+ 10 days) is 16 pounds 4 ounces and 27 1/2 inches long.

Both are in the 95th percentile for both weight and height. 

I still have moments (almost daily) when I pause long enough to let it sink in that this is MY life. These are MY boys. I wonder if there will ever come a time when I won't have to let it sink in anymore. After so many years of so much pain and fear of it never happening, I never would have imagined things would turn out so good. 

Now, I just hope for the same unbelievable outcome for my friends who are still in the middle of the pain and the fear. Dream big, my friends. And don't lose hope. 


KieraAnne said...

Wow! Your boys are pretty big! We just had our one year checkup for Henry and he was only 17 lbs, 15 oz (<3rd%), and 29.25 inches(30th%). He's tiny I guess. Congrats on your growing boys!

Erica said...

Wow, what big boys!!

By the way, it never fully sinks in. I never went through any of the struggles you did to have my children, but even still from time to time I look at my 2-year-old daughter and 4 1/2-month-old son and think, "is this really happening? These are MY kids that I gave birth to and I get to raise them?? I'm so blessed!!" You never get over it.

Ashley said...

It's been almost three years for us. It still hasn't sunk in.

Wait until they start calling you "Mommy." THAT'S a trip.

K said...

Thank you for your sharing your hope! We are dreaming big and taking action and feel quite hopeful for the near future!!! (I dreamed last night that I gave birth to twins who were chattering away in Italian right from the womb!!!)

Clark, Jolie and Avery said...

Love your advice to dream big and not lose hope! I had to wait until my early 40's for marriage and motherhood. But always these things are worth the wait. And for me, the wonder of these blessings still have not sunk in. I was pushing the cart at the grocery store this morning and it hit me, this is MY sweet little boy! I am a WIFE and a MOTHER! This is my dream life. Isn't it wonderful! No it never really sinks in.

GlassBeach92 said...

wow meg! they are so close in height and weight! I hope they grow to be best buddies too. they are so dang cute. i love them and you!