Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

1 Year Old.




This month was filled with Pumpkin Patches, our Baba and Deda's Slava, Halloween  and our 1st Birthday. 



Nevaeh/ Milena 



video

Our 1st year with all our special moments. 


Not so impressed with being put down in the mud. 

Mila thinking she can roll this all the way home. 

Baba and Deda with all the Grandchildren at Slava. 

Sometimes, I do smile for the camera. 


Happy Halloween. 

We had an early Cake Smash before our real birthday. 



We made a real good mess! 

Nevaeh 

Milena

We love being one. 


I have spent a lot of time thinking about where we were and what we were doing a year ago. 
 It is very emotional and sometimes overwhelming to come to terms with the gifts that our beautiful surrogate bestowed upon us.   There really  is not a day that passes that I do not think about Ms S. and all the love she gave to our girls as they grew.  I am forever grateful and feel so very blessed. 
I am also grateful to Dr. Shivani and the team at SCI for all their support and helping our dreams come true. 

To my girls, you have changed this family, you have changed me in a way that is indescribable and feel so blessed that you choose us.   I love you so very much.   Love Momma. 






Tuesday, October 9, 2012

11 Months: Climbing Stairs and Walking. The Great Outdoors and Thanksgiving.

11 Months

Nevaeh is now climbing the stairs.


Milena is freely walking and has been for a few weeks now. 


Nevaeh is hanging on.





We had some outdoor time in the park. 


Our friend Nala... she stole Nev's ball. 


Thanksgiving  Day 
with Grandma and Grandpa Henderson and all my cousins, brothers and sister. 




Sunday, September 9, 2012

10 months, Crawling, Standing, Teeth, and Taking steps, Climbing stairs.....




Nevaeh/ Milena 

10 months have passed by so fast. 


This past month, Milena learnt how to climb the stairs, 
get in to a standing position directly from the floor on her own  
and can take up to 4-5 steps . 
 So not really walking, but really close.  
 She also has 6 teeth now and teething has not been to much of an issue with either of the girls. 


Nevaeh is crawling, pulling herself up and standing and walking with the assistance of furniture.  
She also got her first tooth, top right second space, Lateral Incisor,  on Sept 6, 2012 and today we found another poking through on the left centre bottom.





Really trying to stay in the moment as much as I can and loving every moment of it. 


Thursday, August 9, 2012

9 Months

Nevaeh/ Milena


This month there were more changes.  Nevaeh is on the move now, crawling.  Milena is standing all the time and when she is not, she can usually be found sprawled out on the ground  with a bump on the head.  This forced us to go out and buy 2 area rugs. It did not help at all, these two look for hardwood. 

I can stand using furniture and I can stand by myself for several seconds. 

I am so happy to be on the move now! 


The girls are much more interactive, in fact, we now can find them laughing at each other and reaching out to touch the other.  They have been taking toys from each other for a while, but this is different there is acknowledgement between them.  

Here they are playing around with a ball. 

Here they have found their shadows on the wall. 

We went away for a week in July to OK Falls. The girls enjoyed some pool time. 



Sisters

This laundry is way better then any toy we have. 

I AM NOT GOING TO SMILE, and you can not make me!







Monday, July 9, 2012

35 Weeks / 8 Months

 Here we are at 35 weeks, the same gestational age the paediatrician said the girls were at birth, even though our calculations were that they were born at 36 weeks and 3 days.     We stick to the 35 weeks, and adjust for their age and milestones.   
It is really something to put in perspective that these little beings grew in the most beautiful uterus for 35 weeks and then out in this world for 35 weeks and look how much things have changed and grown.

1st Ultrasound 

Nevaeh/ Milena 
Birth

Nevaeh/ Milena 
8 Months 

I really love these very fun babies and I am pretty sure they like me too....