Hard to believe the amount of time that has FLOWN by!

by debi9kids on September 27, 2011








How right they were/are!
They had us all wrapped around their fingers from the day they arrived and not a single one of us has been able to let go since :)

It’s amazing to think that 5 years ago today I was desperately trying to hang on to my sanity as my pregnancy (and 6 months of bed rest) was coming so close to an end. I was counting down the days to delivery and the excitement/anticipation was beyond overwhelming as my dearest friends had all begun to give birth to their twins and myself and a few other unfortunate (or fortunate, depending how you looked at it) friends were the sole hanger-on-ers in our online multiples group.
The minutes felt like hours and the hours felt like days as that final week of my pregnancy drug on with extremely sleepless nights, a bladder that never seemed empty, a belly that couldn’t hold food down, constant contractions and heartburn from hell…
but it was worth it,
SO worth it,
when they finally did arrive and just days later came home with me,
just four pounds each, but heavy on the blessings and abundant on the love.

It’s been one blessed journey, from day one, and this upcoming week, we begin to countdown to a monumental birthday for my babies…
who go from being toddlers to officially becoming 5 year old kids!

Joining in with 7 Clown Circus , Lolli and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday and Twinfatuation for Way Back Whens-day.

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Teri M September 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

They are so cute – and they grow up soooooo fast!! No fair!! :)

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debi9kids September 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I know, right!

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Barbara Manatee September 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I'm seriously tearing up here reading this! How can our babies be turning 5 already!?!?!

PS…I think I had that same red sleeper for our kiddos – was it a Christmas one?

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debi9kids September 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Yep. It was a preemie Children's Place sleeper. LOVED them (of course, we used it for 3 months before Christmas because they were so little and I had limited clothing choices)

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Runnermom-jen September 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Oh my goodness…they are just precious. I love how you put the captions in the pictures. Happy Birthday to your "big kids" now :)

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blueviolet September 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

So cute! And I could just picture a little conversation going on !

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debi9kids September 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I remember snapping those shots way back when and when I looked at them on my computer screen it cracked me up because it totally looked like a little baby conversation frame by frame ;)

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Genny September 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Precious, precious, precious!!!! These are just teh sweetest photos! (time DOES fly, doesn't it!?)

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Jenny September 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I sit here reading this with a sleeping baby in my arms…they grow up so very fast

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Terra Heck September 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Those baby photos with captions are adorable and humorous. Happy birthday to your kids. Hope they have a great one!

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Buckeroomama September 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Oh, happy birthday to your twins! :) Time does fly and it does seem to fly even faster when we have kids.

"… heavy on the blessings and abundant on the love.: –I love this!

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Elaine September 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Oh my gosh your captions are so perfect for those pictures!! Love this! So cute and fun.

Twins are such a blessing. Double the love. I adore all the photos with their siblings too. :)

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Mimi September 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Ugh, it goes so fast. Having 7 others you know that! I hope their birthday goes wonderfully!

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Mommy's Paradis September 28, 2011 at 1:59 am

They are absolutely adorable. You made a great photo story. :-)

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Kate F. (@katefinesk September 28, 2011 at 2:34 am

What a beautiful family you have! I loved your intro with the photos and "captions." Very fun!

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Debbie September 28, 2011 at 4:30 am

Stop! You are making me so emotional! Between you and Terri this morning. 5 year olds! Kids!!!! I can't take it. How the heck does it happen so quick?!?!?

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:39 am

I wish like hell I knew Debbie and that I could slow it down a little.
It's KILLING me that they are turning 5.

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Stacey September 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

They are such cuties. Happy Birthday to them. And you are right, time does fly.

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Kath September 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

Adorable birthday kids!! Cannot believe they are 5 already!

As I look back on my blog and others its sooo hard to grasp how time has "grown up" our families.

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jennifer September 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

AWWW!!! look at their fuzzy little heads!! So cute!

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Thank you!

Makes me want to cry when I think about how fast it flew by!

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Indeed it does :(

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

They do. It literally feels like I blinked and they were toddlers.

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Thank you!

I'm hoping they will as well :)

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thank you!

It does fly SO much faster the day you become a mom…

(remember when you were a kid in school waiting for summer and it felt like it took forever to come???)

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Thank you!

I remember seeing these pics for the first time after I loaded them on my computer years ago, thinking, " They need captions. " :)

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Thank you.

You & me both.

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Thank you so very much.

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Thanks! I feel very blessed to have them all in my life.

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

yep. Faster than I ever imagined it would :(

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I know! Crazy, isn't it?

I have been visiting so many blogs and watching the babies I have come to know turn into toddlers and then kids and I think," Wow. Has this much time really gone by???"

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Here's hoping you have 3 beautiful & healthy fuzzy heads in 20 weeks or so :)

(I'm so excited for you!)

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Christina September 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

My Alex turns 5 next month and I just can't believe it!! I love how they had the connection right from birth. Happy Almost Birthday, Twinkies!!

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debi9kids September 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I think that was my favorite part of having twins… they really were connected from the second they were conceived <3

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Rachel September 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Oh my goodness! They are so adorable! Then & now ;) Kids grow so fast these days. Happy Birthday to your twins! Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog and your children are beautiful!

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cat@juggling act September 30, 2011 at 4:21 am

What an incredibly cute series of pictures! My word yes, 5 is big!

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Debbie Calcutt AKA n September 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Oh my goodness, such sweet memories in this post. Wasn't this just last year ?!?!?!

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debi9kids September 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I know! Doesn't it feel like it? Oh how I miss my teeny tiny babies <3

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Kelly October 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Love your commentary on the pics. They were beautiful babies and now they're beautiful kids.

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