Happy Thanksgiving!

What am I most thankful for? These silly babies. Every minute of every single day.  I am thankful that Will and I lucked into such a crazy (and quick!) version of a family. I am thankful that when I started having contractions at 27 weeks, 3 days last March, these babies decided to hang on for a few more days to receive their steroids and get their lungs ready for the big world out there. I am thankful that these teeny peanuts sailed through their long NICU stay despite their early arrival and extremely low birth weight. I am thankful that they all came home to start our family on the same day last spring: June 7th.  I am thankful that nearly six months later, Will and I have three, healthy, happy babies at home. Often people look at me and say, “You must be exhausted,” (this happens at least once a day). Exhausted? Sure. But isn’t that true for every new parent or working mom? No matter how tiring my day has been, I still look at that monitor every night before going to sleep and say to Will, “I can’t wait until the morning when I get to squeeze them again.” True, I prefer when “morning” starts at 5:30 or 6 as opposed to the 4:30 wake-up call as of late. But whenever the next morning starts, I know I will be greeted by three wide-eyed and smiling faces, which makes me triply thankful this year. So if you ask me for one word to describe the way I feel at any given moment these days, it probably won’t be “exhausted.” It will almost certainly be: GRATEFUL.

For Henry, Jack, and Sophie’s first Thanksgiving, we made the trek to Grammie and Nonno’s in Norfolk, CT, and there the trips got a taste of another first: SNOW!image2

It’s a good think Aunt Addie recently equipped the trio with snowsuits for the cold weather.

Sophie still has some room to grow, but she doesn’t care. On or off, she’s loving her new gear.

In addition to snow, Grammie and Nonno’s offered several new places to sit.

1) A new exersaucer.


Two of J’s favorite past times: exersaucering and blowing raspberries


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2) A teeny, tiny chair.


3) Our high chairs!


Look how big!

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Like many other things their 8-month-old counterparts have been exploring for a while, the high chair is still a bit big for our trio, but Henry is excited about it nonetheless. Get ready to see three fewer dining room chairs at our place in the very near future!




4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Beautiful, as always! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing. I’m grateful that we touched each other’s lives and I had the pleasure and joy to take care of your little peanuts, when they were itty bitty babies! It’s such a joy to see them blossom and grow! I’m so happy for all of you!

  2. So glad to see Henry, or was it Jack. in one of three highchairs given them by my sister, Great Great Aunt Ann. When she called me from Bermuda yesterday, it meant so much to her when I told her that the highchair was a big hit!
    Great Grandmother Gee

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