My sister and her husband weren't shy about going through IVF - the process, the fears and excitement of having a baby, so when they found out it was 2 - well, let's just say I still can't believe one of them didn't pass out when they got the news. I am not having kids, as much as I love them and would like one, it wasn't in the cards for me so I was lucky enough to go through this pregnancy right along with them. I would wait for the ultrasound pics to be sent via text, calls to tell us how she was feeling and give me details on how it felt to have a baby or in this case babies inside you and what it was like. I was into all the details. My sister rocked her pregnancy, carried them to almost 38 weeks and was home 48 hours after delivery.
I had planned my vacation around being in Phoenix for at least a week once they arrived, I was beyond excited - had so much fun planning the shower with friends and tried my best to fly out there as much as possible before the birth. (I'll admit, since the twins have arrived - well, I've been out there A LOT!) Thank goodness my sister and brother in law don't mind.
Here are some of my favorite pics over the last 6 months! Enjoy as I reminisce how much they have grown and changed. I didn't know I could love 2 little people so much. They are my world. Their smell, their personalities, wondering who they look like more? I flew in a couple weeks ago and when I got to my sisters they were already asleep - I swear I just stood there and watched them for a few minutes (but I'm smart enough to know, Don't Wake a Sleeping Baby)! They bring so much joy to my heart and I'm so lucky to be their Auntie Kristin.
|Oct 15th, 2014 - Sadie and Carston are born! I love this pic as it was their first night and they cried until put in the same bed.|
|My proud brother in law! I got there on Friday, in time to help them pack up and drive home.|
|Sadie - a couple days old. She scratched her face a lot so the mittens were helpful.|
|Carston - I swear you look the same as the day you were born. Those cheeks!|
|This is my favorite pic of my sister with the twins - she is amazing, she was tired and fresh home from the hospital and this pic shows the love she has for them! Sadie and Lil C, you are 2 very lucky kids.|
|Another great pic of Wendy with Carston. I don't get tired of watching her with them. That's love!|
|Sadie - we learned early on she loves to sleep on her side. We would laugh at her hair line as she looked like an old man.|
|This was Christmas - her personality was starting to shine through - that smile is contagious.|
|Happy New Year Sadie! Life is so much better with you and your brother in it!|
|Happy New Year Lil C - love you to the moon and back!|
|Wyley loves his babies - he loves to cuddle up next to them when they nap. Lil C isn't against it.|
|The GB Packers should be using this pic on their PR. My dad made sure the kids had Badger and Packer gear to wear all winter.|
|Wyley and his Sadie. Aw!|
|This picture cracks me up - he's a squawker and I make up a voice that I pretend he would talk with.|
|I babysat for them in January - so much fun! Just loved and cuddle them all day! Lil C - you are so darn cute!|
|Sadie - I got you to smile. How cute is she? That old man look has gone bye-bye.|
|I can't stay away! I snuck away for a weekend just to get in some smooches.|
|Sadie and I taking more selfies.|
|Darin's mom took this last month - melt your heart, right? They are so darn amazing to me! I love their interaction.|
|For Easter I thought it was appropriate they had bunny feet onesies!|
Well, that is just a sampling of the youth - they brighten my day, make me smile and love more than I thought I could. We are heading to Hawaii as a family in May - I can't wait to be with them when they put their toes in the sand, test out the ocean and sport some adorable new swim suits. xo