Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So, Where Have I Been?

Dear Readers,

I'm Baaaaaack LOL I've been dieing to say that! I apologize for my absence, but I have a good excuse: I'm a mom to twins. Need I say more? I'd like to take this time to let you know that there are going to be a few changes around here. In addition to telling you all about my amazing daughters, I will tell you about all things that amuse and interest me and any thoughts I wish to share because I can. To start things off I will update you on my little darlings.

Christmas 2011
Sakura and Akira are now 18 months, 2 weeks and 1 day old. No, I can't believe it can you? They are as different as apples and oranges. Akira is very independent and bossy. She has an opinion about everything and wants to control anything she can including her sister. She is walking, almost running, and loves to throw her ball (or any toy she can pick up) around. Akira is currently in speech therapy (for about a month and a half now) and is doing well. She knows how to say "Hi", "Whoa", "Uh-oh" and she signs "More", "Eat", "Bath", and "Milk". We're working on "Mommy" and "Daddy", both she can say, but doesn't use appropriately yet. If I could describe her in one word it would be FIRECRACKER. God has got some amazing plans for Akira with this strong personality He's given her.

Sakura's Pureed Dinners
My lovely Sakura is as delicate as the cherry blossoms she's named after. She is so happy, all the time, just an all around happy baby. She was born with the peace of God. She doesn't have to work at it like I do. She is all smiles. Her laugh is contagious! It makes my day when she laughs with pure joy like she does. Her hair is always a mess. I have no idea where this child's hair came from. It is ridiculously long and her sister still gets called a boy (even in pink clothes). Skaura is still in physical therapy and has been since she was nine months old. She is now crawling like she's always late to get somewhere. She's also starting to pull herself up on furniture and successfully cruises in her crib. Sakura started speech therapy as well because she could not tolerate eating solids. All she could eat were pureed foods. About a week ago she flat out refused to eat pureed foods, of course after I had just finished making a weeks worth of pureed food that is still sitting in my freezer. She is now enjoying the same foods Akira is eating, and it's about tine she did.

Both girls, although still delayed, are doing amazingly well. We did have a scare last October when I took Sakura to the hospital because she was working too hard to breathe. It turned out to be pneumonia. She was in for four days, had to be put back on oxygen (very heartbreaking for me), breathing treatments, and IV lines, but she was still smiling! Not the whole time, of course, because hospitals are no fun. Sakura is a fighter! Since then, both girls have been illness free, not even a sniffle, Praise God!!

I have to give a shout-out to my amazing husband. He leaned up right against me and helped me though my PPD, Sakura's hospital stay, and all the junk I've been dealing with recently. I was NOT the wife I was suppose to be to him, but he was and still is the husband God has called him to be. Thanks, Babe, for being so amazing. I admire your commitment and dedication to our family and your determination to help me though. I pray I can be the wife you most definitely deserve.

By the way, to follow up on my last post about Juan being away for two weeks: I survived! Barely. I went to my parents for a week, which was a huge help. The rest of the time was not easy at all. I started my two weeks of single parenting by taking my daughters to church by myself. Long story short, I lost my keys and nearly had a meltdown the second day after Juan left. A friend came over and found my keys on a shelf that was above my head (she's taller than me). I still don't know how they got there.

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