Monday, June 29, 2009

This and That

Justin learned a new trick...
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Silly stuff, right? Anyways I thought I would just put some random videos that I haven't uploaded for a while and some random pictures too! ENJOY!

Anna and Justin hugging

Ayva zonked out...

Justin trying to swing with Ayva

Justin's new way of climbing into the computer chair with you
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Anna in the baby pool in our backyard

Justin at the spray-ground

Anna standing up against the baby gate


Justin playin the drums
Justin can say "Ashtin" (more like Au-gee)

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE ASHTIE!!!


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HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY ASHTIN!!! YOU ARE THE BEST AUNT AND SISTER WE COULD EVER ASK FOR AND ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE AROUND SO MUCH, BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO THE MOST WONDERFUL FATHER!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Photography Blog

HEY EVERYONE!!!! GO CHECK OUT MY NEW PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG!!!!

WWW.SARAHFIELDSPHOTOGRAPHY.BLOGSPOT.COM

Mini Photo Shoot w/ Ashtin

I got to do a little photo shoot with Ashtin last night after the kiddos went to bed. She looked Sooooooo pretty last night. She had her hair and make-up all done and she looked SO nice. Here are some of the pics that I took!


And here's one of her and me that Justin took!


I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!! I wish I could be a professional photographer!

Thanks Ashtin for letting me take your picture!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I am one proud Mama.....and a sad one...

My strong baby girl, Anna, sat up all by herself today!!!! Usually she can sit by herself, but leans WAY over and ends up biting her toes. But not today- today she sat up like SUCH a big girl! I was SOOOOO proud of her. I unfortunatly had a memory pop into my head of about this time LAST YEAR of a picture I took of her learning to sit up. She was 6 months back then, and was doing excellent on her milestones (they all were). I can remember back to that time and thinking how wonderfully everything was going- only to have our worlds rocked by Infantile Spasms. I remember how content I was in that moment. Seeing all three of my miracle babies learning, growing. They could almost sit, they could follow objects with their eyes, they could hold their heads up.... and 2 months later, all that was taken from them quicker than an instant. My heart aches when I think at how happy our lives were. Blissfully naive.

And then of course I came across some pictures of Ayva from April 2008. She was so awake. I just look at her eyes then and it truely make me so sad. I just sat and cried while I stared at her. Beautiful innocence.

Then something changed. Seizures made her a whole different person. She didn't have that innocent look anymore- it was more of a confused-soul look. I feel like I could see her asking me "Why? Why Momma?"

She was learning to sit too.....

But now my baby is back. Each day I see more of the old Ayva coming back. It will take time. Some serious time. It is like she is starting all over again. Learning, doing, feeling...



Hopefully with time she will be the happy little girl I always wished she would be.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

19 Months!

The babies turned 19 months yesterday. I can't believe they are only 5 months away from being TWO!! Where did the time go??

Really not all that much going on around here. The girls will be fitted for new braces on Friday.

Ayva is doing better, she still is working on getting her appetite back and losing all the weight (mainly in her face) from the ACTH. She is still seizure free-WAHOO!! And she is starting to smile, coo, look around, and move her arms, legs and head more. I am so proud of her!




Anna is doing great! She is army crawling (and has been for some time!) and is just starting to get up on all fours! Last Thursday in therapy she took two steps cruising along the couch to get a ball that she saw! That's big stuff for her!! She is SOOOOOO close to sitting, but gets distracted by her feet (she always wants to bite her toes so she just leans over and bites them instead of sitting!). She is working on getting into a sitting position and laying down w/o falling down, and is doing quite well! She is talking up a storm and is copying lots of things we are saying!

Anna w/ her shampoo-doo

Aunt Ashtin shows us her new way of carrying a baby...


Justin is ALL.OVER.THE.PLACE. He is climbing on everything. He says a ton of words, and has just added "Ah-tee" or Ashtin to his vocabulary. He likes to eat, but only when he is feeding himself and is somewhat resembles what you are eating. He listens SOO well (when he wants to). Yesterday I told him to take off his socks and he did, then I told him to take off Anna's socks, and he did. And then I told him to take a paci to Ayva and he took it over and put it in her mouth for her!

He climbed up there all by himself!

He LOVES giving kisses. Especially to Ayva. Ever since she came home from the hospital he gives her at least 10 kisses a day!

We got Justin a "Harness Buddy"- aka. a baby leash yesterday. It looks like a monkey backpack. I always told myself that I would never buy a baby leash. Well life with multiples doesn't really work well with two who can't walk and one that wants to. SO he gets what he wants- to walk, and I get what I want- holding onto him so I don't have to chase him!