Tuesday, June 23, 2009

9 Months Already?

Day before yesterday, the boys turned 9 months old...a mother could cry. It has already been 7 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days since we brought the boys home for the first time. Pretty wild. This morning, while Nathan took a short nap, the boys were playing on the floor in their room and there was some fun lighting so I decided to take advantage of the photo op. Here's a few of them, to satisfy those of you who are going through baby photo withdrawals.





I am so proud of my boys. They had their 9 month well-baby check day before yesterday, and they are doing so well. Asher weighed in at 17 lbs 3 oz while Levi weighed in at 16 lbs 7 oz, which didn't surprise us at all. We've suspected for quite a while that Asher is about half a pound heavier than Levi. The super duper awesome part about the whole visit is when Dr. Smithson told us that the boys are now in the 5th percentile for 9 month old weight...bracket? Isn't that a wrestling term? Anyway, the fantastic part is that this means that the boys are no longer in the "preemie weight bracket". It can take some preemies up to two years to catch up with the weights of other babies who are the same ages as the preemie's real age. Basically, our boys rock.

On the moving front, we have two more full days to pack, which includes a day of putting everything in the uhaul. Today, we managed to pack up both of the storage rooms in the basement (no small feat), as well as most of the pantry (also no small feat). We actually don't have a huge amount of packing left, in terms of things that need to go in boxes. Most of the stuff left in the upstairs is furniture.

I seriously can't believe we're going to be gone from Baker in just three days. We're going to be saying goodbye to the house that we've made into our home, the home that we created a family in, the home that saw Nathan and I develop an even more loving partnership. Not only do we have the last two years, I also have so many years of memories with Marla that are held in this house. I'm sure my final goodbye to this home will be a tearful one.

And yet I am SO excited about our future.

Now I just have to finish the latest episode of the Bachelorette...it's my secret obsession, ha ha ha. Starting tomorrow, we won't have internet until Monday, so I wanted to get this post done. Until then, I'll be updating our Twitter updater that's on the right side of our blog, via text. Oh, and starting tomorrow, we'll have new cell phone numbers. Not sure what they are yet, and we won't know until we receive our new phones in the mail and turn them on, at which point we'll get text messages telling us what our new numbers are. We plan on keeping our old phone service until Monday, so don't freak out if you don't know what our new numbers are right away. We'll also send out text messages with our new numbers.

Love to you all and the next post on here will be from McMinnville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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