Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday

On Friday, Mark and Makenzie officially left teenage-dom and entered their twenties. It is so hard to believe that they are 20 years old. It seems like just yesterday that I was crossing off the days on the calender, trying to stay pregnant as long as I could. It seems like yesterday that I Craig and I arrived at the hospital because I was feeling a little "funny". It seems like yesterday that the doctor said, "Well, you are dilated to a 6 so it looks like we are just going to let you have these babies. Let's get you your epidural." Next came the warnings about having babies 4 weeks early and the possibility of complications. Four hours later, we had two beautiful babies. Mark weighed in at 5 lbs. 14 oz. He cried immediately. That should have been a sign to me that he would hardly ever stop talking. Makenzie was born breech, nine minutes after Mark. She was a petite little thing at 5lbs. 9 oz. She didn't make a peep upon entering this world. She was so quiet in fact, that I thought something was wrong with her. Again, I should have taken this as a sign that she would always be soft spoken. Despite the doctors warning of complications, both babies were healthy and strong. I remember when I finally got to hold them both, I felt so very lucky. I thought, "Is that all I had to do to get TWO babies?" Mark and Makenzie have been a joy these past 20 years. I still consider myself very blessed. They have always been such good children and never given us much cause to worry. I love you both more than you will ever know. Happy Birthday to you! 3 months

9 comments:

LaurieJ said...

Oh Joann! I can't believe they are 20!! They are such good kids. We love your family and hope all is well :-)

Mercy Ottis said...

Happy Birthday to your twiners! We have 6 year old twin grandsons. They are also each others BEST friends. I think the connection between twin siblings is amazing. 20 years goes by just like the snap of a finger huh....:-)

Julie said...

Hey, we share a birthday--how about that. They are just A LOT younger than me!! What cute, great kids!! My niece just had twins--a boy and girl. She named them Addison and Aiden. Having one baby at a time is a ton of work--I can't imagine having two!! Hope you're having a great day. Julie

Nicola said...

What gorgeous photos of your twins!

Kris said...

It is surprising when your kids grow up, because you don't change, so how could they?

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun post -- love the pictures. Happy Birthday to your babies -- how lucky they are to be twins! I suspect you are all missing Mark on this special day -- only one more to go!

This Country Girl said...

Oh Jo-Anne! That's so sweet! I can tell they're really close! I think it would be so neat to be a twin and I would have loved having twins (well maybe not the HAVING them, but ya know raising twins)! :) Happy Birthday to them both! My Colt will be 20 on March 4th...well actually I just realized it's 12:30 a.m., so it's his birthday)! I'll be doing a post for him tomorrow!

Birthday blessings,
Tammy

Andrea said...

What darling kids! It looks like they bring lots of fun and happiness to the family. : )

TrishAnderson said...

I have never seen Mark with long hair before so I almost didn't recognize him. How funny! Happy Belated to you both!