What were you doing five years ago? I can tell you exactly what I was doing. Five years ago today, on Friday, August 29th, 2003, I was writing a blog post about it being my last day as a mother of an only child. I was packing up my hospital bag, calling my friends, giddy about the fact that my doctor was taking pity on me and FINALLY going to induce my labor, at 38 weeks!
Five years ago today, my husband and I had lunch at Le Peep, and I specifically remember trying to find something on the menu that would
- Satisfy my cravings
- Fill me up, since I knew it would be my last actual meal for quite awhile, and
- Not give me gas, since I was worried about all the poking and prodding in my immediate future!
Five years ago today:
And five years ago tomorrow:
Five years ago, these two precious babies entered our world:
Five years ago, I knew nothing about parenting twins. I had no idea I’d become an expert on diapering. I didn’t know what Early Intervention meant. I never dreamed I’d soon be facing speech delays, occupational therapy, or an autism diagnosis. And I didn’t have a CLUE how much joy there would be in our family in the years to come!
Today, those little punkin babies are big kindergarteners!
It doesn’t seem possible that they’ve been ours for five whole years! Happy Birthday, Pablo and Mallory! You’re the light of our lives!