Like the new look? I gave the blog a simple make over last night. I hope you like it! :)

Well yesterday was a FUN day. A lot of exciting things happened.

First off, the Mister has been surprising me lately with these lil blocks... and I woke up and found one in the kitchen! They just absolutely make my day. I know it's always going to be a good day when I wake up to one of these lil' gems.

YOU are...I mean, how can they not make you smile?

THEN... the salmon roe & I went to pick up....


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Grammy & Papaw!!!! HELLO exciting. And they're going to be in & out, about & around this week, which is always a fun time.

AND THEN... we took the girls for their 9 month check up and something magical happened...

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Such a beautiful thing.

YES... That's right people... my girls are on the growth charts in every area EXCEPT Noel's height. ;) When I saw these numbers, I remained calm outwardly, but you all should know that inside I was dying to scream and dance and have a little party.

And then release a HUGE sigh of relief. Because let's all be honest. Mama's, we worry a lot. And Mama's of preemies, well, we worry about growth and catching up. So to see this kinda progress... I was PUMPED.

The Dr. was also really pleased with their growth and said that he thinks that they'll officially be "caught up" probably by their 15 month appointment. I know that some of yall are like, "Awesome. So what's the big deal?" And honestly, that's probably what I would have thought prior to having preemie babies, but now that I have had my own, it's just the little things that make life soar. We have SO SO SO much to be thankful for. The girls have been SUPER healthy and haven't had any complications, so I know that in comparison to other preemie journeys... ours has been a piece of cake. But it is reassuring to go in and have your hopes confirmed (and your worries subsided), and for that... we are praising God and celebrating that growth, for we know that every good and perfect gift is from our Father!

(Side note: For those of you moms out there right now who are wrestling with many of the challenges that come from having premature babies, please know that I don't take these moments for granted. I hope these moments of confessed joy don't cause you a twinge of pain, but rather I pray it gives you a sense of community. I pray that when one of "ours" is growing, we can all celebrate together and when one of "ours" is wrestling, we can grieve and fight together as well. Please know that I am frequently reminded to pray for you & would love to be able to be a part of your supportive community. You can leave a comment or shoot me a message and I'd love to contact you.)

Big. Sigh.

Yall this week is ridiculously busy... The Mister's bday, Mother's Day, Uncle Dubs and girlfriend L's graduation, My parents in town, BIG life transitions that will be announced later... and no I'm not pregnant. All that to say, I'm hoping to take some time to capture some of these moments in word/picture... but we'll see. The girls are getting into a consistent & simultaneous nap routine (PTL), so I'm hoping to be able to whip this blog into SHAPE in the next few weeks! ;) I wanna get This Sassy Salmon up and running again...

We'll see what happens...

Much love and wishing GROWTH to you all,

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Posted on May 6, 2013 and filed under Preemies, The Mister, Twinsies.