Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Special Day

This time 3 years ago.....

(No, there was not a beach ball under my gown.....I was just that big!!)

I was big as a house and preparing for a c-section. It was one of the scariest days of my life since I was about to bring 2 precious little lives into this world. As I knew it would be, it ended up being one of the best days of my life. I had 2 healthy, perfect little boys.

Luke Watson Rearden 6 lbs. 5 oz. 18.5 inches long 12:19 p.m.

Cade Johnson Rearden 6 lbs. 11 oz. 19 inches long 12:20 p.m.

My sweet boy Luke
Cade and Luke
My sweet boy Cade
I don't know that there is anything more overwhelming than holding 2 newborns and knowing they are your sole responsibility to care for!!

Joe and I are thinking to ourselves.....well we actually weren't really doing any thinking at all. We were just exhausted!!!! (I know I look fabulous in these pics and you can't even tell I'm tired or just gave birth to 2 babies....) Also to be noted, I am not 12 in these pics although it does look like it... :)

Now here we are 3 years later....

As hard as raising twins has been, I am so glad they have each other. They share a special bond that no one else can break!! They are so lucky to have each other and I hope they are best friends forever!

Wow, I honestly can't believe we have survived 3 years! It has been the best and most tiresome 3 years ever, but they are worth every bit!! They are amazing little boys and they light up our lives every day. I feel so blessed to have a wonderful, healthy and happy family!! Thank you God for entrusting these 2 little miracles to us!! Happy 3rd Birthday Luke and Cade!!


Amy said...

OMG i cannot believe it's been 3 years!!!!! craziness!!! i love that you posted not only pregnancy pics, but post pregnancy pics with your sweet boys. you are brave and beautiful. i'm also glad that you cleared it up for those out there that might not have known that you were, in fact, not 12 when you gave birth. i laughed out loud when i read that!!! i also love that luke and cade both look exactly like they do now even when there were minutes old. such sweet and adorable little faces. also, i cannot believe you are tiny and weigh barely what you do and had one twin that was 6.5 and one that was 6.11 and you look AMAZING after it all!!! i'm impressed. you are my personal heroine. love you. love the boys. love joe. love daisy. :)

CocoJ126 said...

THat belly...GAH...I do not remember seeing you much near the end...cause I was with tiny C.J....that thing was rockin!!!