Sunday, August 15, 2010
Happy 4 Weeks!
Miles and Vivienne are four weeks old today. I can't believe that they have been with us almost a month now. Though these have certainly be a challenging 4 weeks, it has been a breathtaking experience to get to know our little miracles. We thank God for these beautiful, healthy babies.
Miles weighed 6 lb 10 oz when he was born. He got down to 5 lb 13 oz. Now, he weighs almost 8 pounds (7 lb 13 oz, to be exact). He has gained 2 lb (32 oz) in 24 days. Vivienne was 5 lb 14.5 oz (they rounded it up to 15 oz at the hospital) when she was born. She got down to 5 lb 7 oz. She's now at 7 lb 2.5 oz, so she has gained 27.5 oz in 24 days. These babies are growing very well.
Part of me wants to freeze them in time right now, so I can cherish these little ones forever. But I know that every day of parenthood is a process of letting go. I want to love watching them grow and learning who they are and introducing them to this wonderful world that God has made for us. I hope they learn to leave it a little better than they found it, as my grandfather, Charlie, always said. They come from a legacy of world changers, and I hope that they carry that into their lives.