Thursday, December 9, 2010


Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Sofia-Madeline-and Josephine, happy birthday to you!

They are officially one year old today! They were born at 3:15 in the afternoon on Wednesday the 9th last year. Read these two posts if you weren't reading the blog a year ago. What a bittersweet moment their birth was. Most births you only think of as sweet, but at 27 weeks we knew that we were in for a long NICU stay. We were hoping it would be uneventful but as you know we lost our boy James (and the three girls had their share of struggles). We are grateful for our girls' health but we miss James! He is doing a wonderful job looking over his sisters.

To celebrate we had a busy day! First, we had a visit from ECFE (they still come every month or so) and they told us they are developing wonderfully (it's OK to brag about them on their birthday). The other big event today was their one year physicals, complete with a round of shots (bleh!) Sofia weighed 15 lbs 3 oz, Josephine weighed 16 lbs 6 oz, and Madeline weighed 17 lbs 5 oz. I'm actually glad I got to ask the doctor all of my questions, but having their blood drawn (for thyroid and hemoglobin) and shots were NO fun!

Dan had a fun idea to post both of our baby pictures so you can all vote on whether the girls look more like me or Dan. Maybe they are the perfect combination of us!

     To celebrate today, we let them have some cake and played with them a ton.  The real party is on Sunday, when they'll be baptized again and then a birthday party after. The party will be pretty small, but I'm sure it'll be more than lively enough for them!

Playing with a new toy from grandma and grand
I have to post some fun cake pictures or it wouldn't be a birthday post...

First we have pre-cake and squeaky clean babies....
Then the cake was introduced!
Sofia's first tastes of the cake...
Josie's pretty wary...
Hmmm..what does Maddie think about this?

Sofia is full force now!
Josie warms up to the cake
Madeline does not care about getting dirty!

They had a nice little bath after that... haha! I feel exhausted after our busy day and we haven't even had the party yet! This is my life flashing before me with every December being a mad house! Girls, you should have waited until January! (Just kidding, but really.) Well I can't wait to go to bed, so off I go!


  1. Happy Birthday Sofia, Madeline & Josephine!! James is doing a great Job watching over you!!!



  2. Happy Birthday James and the Girls!
    Ours will be one tomorrow.
    Where has the year gone?
    Thinking of you.

  3. awwww!!!! happy birthday sweet girls! i know your bro is smiling down on you. congrats to you, mom & dad! you rocked that first year---what a huge accomplishment. many blessings to your precious fam in this upcoming year.

    hugs and love,
    suz steece

  4. Happy birthday beautiful baby girls! Praying for a healthy wonderful 2011 for all of you!