Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

I know the boys look very small in this picture, but they were a whopping four pounds a piece, almost double their birth weights, at nearly two months old. I have eaten burritos larger that.

The white wires coming out of their clothes hooked up to monitors that alarmed when their hearts would slow down or when they'd stop breathing. The little Christmas outfits they are swimming in are actually preemie sized. That look on my face? Terror tempered with lipstick.

Today's painting was inspired by the above photo:

And here are our attempts at a Mother-Sons picture outside of IHOP this morning......

I saw a woman in the restaurant with twin baby girls. When my boys were little like that people always said to me, "Wow, you have your hands full," and I learned to reply, "Better full than empty."
Happy Mother's Day to all of you with full hands.


GeorgiePorgie said...

I miss them already. Well done Mommy.


Carol Sloan said... sweet. I love the premie pics! I am(was) a RN and I worked in NICU for 14 years...I LOVE babies..your boys are so handsome. My "baby" is 19 years old this year.Wow, doesn't time fly? I also love the comment of "better to have them full..." Quick thinking.

e. beck said...

at least in the current pics you don't look terrified any more!

the other twin line was " you sure must be busy"
...and i'd say better busy than bored!

i like your mommy monster painting...

WA said...

Man, they were small.

And now they look just like you. (Without the lipstick.)

Mai-Britt said...

I just love those paintings..... they make me laugh, perhaps because I have teeth like that- ok, perhaps not that bad.

Lovely kids too, both sizes........

GeorgiePorgie said...

I still feel that you should copy write and write a fable about those toothsome trolls.