Can you even believe it has been 5 months since the birth of the twins? I know many of you have followed along all throughout our pregnancy and postpartum journey, and I cannot thank you enough for the love and support.

These babies are growing up in the blink of an eye, but I am so thankful that I get to watch them do it! It has been a fun adventure, being the mom of 4 little ones. The holiday season will be so special this year with two new additions to celebrate with! Last year, we were announcing our pregnancy on Christmas to our family, and now we have them here with us.

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Five Months Postpartum

We are almost at the “half a year” mark! Time just flies when you have children, and I cannot believe how quickly our twins are growing!

If you have been following my postpartum journey, you know that it has been full of doctors, anxiety, tears, and a lot not knowing. If you haven’t been following, the link above is a little catch up for you. This month has taken a turn for the positive in terms of my health, mainly in the fact that there hasn’t been anything major found by any of the doctor’s I’ve seen. Small wins;)

I have shared a lot on this blog aimed towards those dealing with postpartum anxietyThankfully, we are on the uphill climb in terms of the anxiety and it has been subsiding. I think once my hormones leveled out and things are slowly starting to become less stressful, the anxiety is dissipating. Thank goodness, because it was crushing me.

Self-confidence is something that I have struggled a lot with this month. I posted a few weeks ago about this and about my personal issues with self-image and self esteem after baby. That has been extremely hard, trying to deal with my body changes after twins, having surgery on my face to remove skin cancer… all of the things that are just dreadful to expereince. I have slowly started to get back into my exercise routine, which you can read about here… emphasis on SLOWLY, but it has been well worth it!

Emotionally, it is still a daily battle. Every day is a struggle, but it is a battle that I am willing to fight for my family and my children. Through all of this, God has given us so many provision through our family and our friends that I could not even begin to explain my thankfulness for. It has been truly amazing and I feel the love, prayers, and support surrounding our family. I am just ready for the holiday season to be here, because this time of the year always brings so much joy!

Twins at Five Months

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(Read 4 month update here)

Annabelle is pushing about 13 pounds. She is still so dainty and small, but she is mighty. She has the biggest set of lungs on her and when she wants something, you know!

Our pediatrician wants us to get an ultrasound done on her hips because she was breech. She still isn’t rolling over, but my husband and I think it’s just because she’s stubborn. I really don’t want to take her through all of that process… but we will see. We have just a few short weeks to decide since they want it done before 6 months. Otherwise, she is as healthy and happy as can be.

Oliver, our sweet, chunky boy. He is around 16.5 pounds and this point and is such a strong boy. He has started to army crawl across the floor, and will be moving pretty quickly here anytime! Gone are the days of leaving small toys on the floor for our older girls.

We are starting them both on real food this month, rice cereal and veggies (although I despise giving babies any kind of dry baby cereal). That’s always such a huge milestone when they go off of solely milk and move to actual food. Exciting times;)

They have both been teething for the passed few weeks… not fun for this mama. It is times like these that I am thankful for Sophie the giraffe. I don’t care what anyone says, the babies love their Sophie, so I love Sophie. Other than that, they are healthy and happy babies:) I love each and every moment spent with them, watching them grow and interact with their siblings. What a blessing it is to be a mom.

*Here’s to the first Thanksgiving for the twins, and the happiest of holidays to your family as well*

 

joanna at motherhood and merlot