We had a great day yesterday! I must have sang happy birthday a million times. I think I spent all day taking pictures and video! Hopefully soon I can upload.
It has been an emotional week...but in a good way. I thought I would have a harder time on their first birthday but I am feeling at peace with everything we have gone through. I have shed a few tears, especially when I look at this. But a lot of times, they are happy tears. Tears of joy, especially when I take a few seconds and just stare at my babies. They are so big and so long. They once fit on my chest, in between my breasts. They were so tiny and now when their heads are on my shoulders, their cute little feet touch my lap!
At times I am speechless, in complete amazement of how far they have come.
I've been asking big sis if she remembers the day they were born and when she first saw them. Her responses include "They were tiny, their heads were as big as my fist, they were slimy and shiny but they were cute..."
I also asked my mom if she remembered what she thought when my water broke. Luckily my parents were visiting from AZ. When we left for the hospital around midnight my mom was also hopeful. She thought I would stay in the hospital for sure but no one really thought that they would come so early. When she got the call about my emergency C-section she tells me that her and my dad got on their knees and prayed.
It was good that they were born while they were here...I don't even want to picture what we would have done if we would have been alone. Can you imagine Isabella coming with us or me taking an ambulance by myself! Yikes.
Here is Grandma meeting Carlitos for the first time
And now lots to do for our birthday party on Sunday!