One year ago today, Alexander, Maximilian and Artemis were born. Wow, what a year.So much has happened and I’ve tried to capture most of it in my journal and share it with you (through our blog). Here’s a recap.
(This was taken at 25 weeks, I measured over 40 weeks so you can imagine how big I was by 30 weeks, 3 days. I was HUGE!)
On December 11 at 12:28, 12:29 and 12:30am, Alexander, Maximilian and Artemis came into this world (in that order). They were technically delivered in less than 3 minutes, however, for the sake of records, each one gets their own “minute”.
Artemis (on the left)
By 8am I was back in my hospital room, had called all the grandparents, grabbed a couple of hours sleep and had started to pump. Speaking of which, one year later, I am still pumping. I’m hoping to continue to pump until April (or when we get back from Mexico). I have 54 bags of frozen breast milk in our neighbour’s (Eric The Sheriff) deep freeze. That’s about 550oz (70 cups!) which should make about 70 8oz bottles which should last around 12 days at 6 bottles a day (3 per kid). All of this milk (surplus) was produced in September, October, November and December.
On December 19, Alexander was baptised and at 7:13am he passed away from complications associated with “Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)”. Not a day goes by, where we don’t think of him.
Their first visit with the Abeulos.
On July 30, Max and Artemis had a “Baptism Extraordinaire”.
July and August were spent up at “Hood Family Farms” and one week in September was spent camping in Algonquin Park.
Celebrated their first Halloween.
Since then, the kids have gotten (four) teeth (each), can crawl, stand and are almost walking, play hide and seek, laugh, are mischievous and have really developed their own unique personalities. They’re little people.
We cherish all the time that we have with our family.
Happy First Birthday Kids!