Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our sweet babies are HERE!!!!

May 12th was a very special day for us!!!

Our twins were born at 36 weeks.....

 I can't believe it...
we've got two more sweet GIRLS!!!!!

Emily Brooks 
5lbs, 2oz 
We've always loved the name Emily!  Brooks is my mother's maiden name and I somehow wanted
to incorporate it into our new family.  Our sweet little Emily will definitely wear it well.

Margaret (Margo) Grace 
5lbs, 15oz
Margaret was my husband's grandmother who passed away on April 11th. She was absolutely 
one-of-a-kind, and we hope our little Margaret will be as funny, sweet and wonderful as "Mema" was.

 Big Sister Betsy is taking her role very seriously and is doing a great job.

 We are all at home, resting and enjoying our newest little McDs.  
To say that we feel blessed is an understatement!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I think this sums it up best.  Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!!!!!

Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or
pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.