HAPPY HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY IRELYND AND KYLLIAN!
Seems just like yesterday when your Dad and I were in tears over your arrival. Now we cry for different reasons. Kidding. Kinda.
I just cannot believe my little babies are toddlers. I waited so long to have you. Months and years went on at snail pace. And although I have not slept in two years I feel as if they went by in a blink. My little babes are now tiny humans. Shrunken versions of your Dad and I.
You my dear are a hoot. Your little attitude is amusing. I am always wondering where you learn things from. (I am not that funny.) We hope the terrible two’s don’t hit you too badly, yet I get your little frustrations. You understand rules but can be very strong willed.
You are somewhere around 27-29 pounds. You are wearing size 6 shoe, 2T clothes, and size 5 diapers. Potty training is a work in progress. I had it in my head to get you there by your birthday, but I am learning that it will happen in your time. Not mine.
You talk at your own terms too. This is where your stubbornness kicks in. Currently your fave words are “Mom-Mom, Daaaaaaaaaaaddddd, and Pop”. Your Dad thinks you are saying Bob and that Bob is my secret boyfriend. Your bad habits are now blamed on Bob.
Irelynd you are becoming quite fearless. Your fave activities when Mom and Dad are not looking are climbing up and down the stairs, running on the couch, and standing on your little person table. I don’t think my anxiety can handle much more. It may be time to bubble wrap the floor or get you in a gymnastics class.
Favorite toys of the moment are books (you have always loved them), the step stool your Pop Pop TuTu made you, a little rooster from a birthday gift last year, and stuffed animals. You sleep with about 10 different animals of various sizes and insist several hang out with you ALL day long.
Food time is easy. You like to eat. You rarely turn your nose up at items. Yay for Mom’s cooking! Bananas and Ketchup are your go to’s right now. Not together although I wouldn’t put it past you. You are my daughter.
Dislikes include taking pictures (see above), long car rides, and Kyllian crying. I am looking forward to turning your car seat around! And I will continue to work on your picture taking. Sorry love bug, there is not much I can do about your Sister. When she cries – she cries.
Irelynd, I am blessed by you. I love getting you out of bed every morning and snuggling on the couch before sister gets up. I love watching your brain work thru the day. You are absolutely beautiful and I am excited to watch you grow this next year. Now if only I can keep your Dad from signing you up for hockey!
From one whole pound to 22 pounds. The past two years haven’t been easy yet we survived and are doing better than most thought. You are taking a science diagnosis and crushing it with what God has planned for you. To know you is a blessing and to be your Mom is an honor.
You really do have such a good personality. Not so much at 1am, but it is all smiles during the day light hours. Your demeanor is special. One smile or little wave from you can change a person’s day. You love life and people. Just being present is good enough for you. That is a gift.
Kyllian you are also stubborn like your sister. It is good to be strong willed but not so much when bed time rolls around. YOU NEED TO SLEEP. Mom and Dad need to sleep. Please. This mommin’ thing would be a breeze if I had two perfect sleepers. Apparently I forgot that part in my prayers when I was begging for a baby.
Who am I kidding? Mommin’ at easy ever. I can’t even get a picture with you two.
All jokes aside, I am thankful for my extra time each day with you. One day you won’t fit in my lap or you won’t want to cuddle. I am learning to hold on tighter these days.
Kyllian, you weigh around 22 pounds. Wear size 4-5 shoe, 4 diapers, and 18-2t clothes. You are catching up to sister – who is finally starting to come around more now and accept you for her buddy and not pesky little sibling. Yay!
Verbal language is not here yet but you still communicate well. You have caught on to some sign language and we will continue to teach you. You Tube has a few good videos we watch when up all night. And you like to point to things now. It has made you loose your adorable “thumbs up” but I am glad you are becoming more curious by pointing out things.
Eating is going well too. You are not as picky as you used to be. We are still going to work on feeding therapy but we are not running into as many problems as before. Fave foods are any fruits, mac-n-cheese, yogurt, and soda out of Dad’s straw. (yes, soda. don’t judge).
In the past few weeks you have started to frog hop on your hands and knees. There is no stopping you now. You are becoming very speedy with hopping and walking with assistance of the couch and parallel bars Pop Pop TuTu made you. Favorite toys are balls, anything you can bang together or on, and whatever is in the bath tub. Thanks to Shark Week we have three sharks around the house. Bruce is your fave.
Dislikes include sleep, sleeping alone, being put to sleep and when Mom walks out of the room.
Kyllian, my velcro baby, you continue to amaze me. Your development has been incredible but your attitude is awe-inspiring. When you first started to have seizures you lost your smile and we were devastated. I am thankful it came back and am more thankful that I get to see it all day long.
Year 3 is going to be the best ever. As soon as you get the walking thing down I am getting you into ballet. Dad thinks you are going to be a race car driver, but that is a waste of your long lean legs.
Girls, I am so happy to celebrate you and your 2nd year. Twins are double the work but double the fun. Thank you for letting me love you. Never stop loving each other.