Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Birthday Boys!

Eight years ago today at 8:39 and 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 1999 we became the proud parents of fraternal twin boys! Born at 34 weeks our little bundles of joy weighed in at: Baby "A": 6 lbs 8 oz. and Baby "B": 5 lbs. 4 oz.
Baby "A" (Ian) and Baby "B" (Jacob)
We brought them home on Friday, December 15 after 11 days in the hospital due to their prematurity (I had been in the hospital for 6 weeks on Magnesium sulfate to stop/hold off my labor). Only Ian had issues with breathing because he was the heaviest and had to be put on a C-Pap to remember to breathe. He was on for 48 hours. Jacob, took his first breath crying and was fine because he didn't have as much mass to move when he breathed.
Here is the new family (Keith holdinig Ian, Katie, Vonna holding Jacob)

They did a lot of sleeping like this and 8 years later, no matter what we try, they still sleep like this, minus the pacies :)


They've been buddies from the first moment and remain that way today, rarely arguing, always being the best of friends - two halves making a whole.


Baby A today - Ian

Baby B today -Jacob
Mommy and Daddy's sweet little boys, you bring us joy and laughter all our days. Gone are the days of Thomas the Tank Engine and today are the days of Bionicles and Legos. I scarcely can believe these 8 years are gone, for I remember anxiously anticipating your birth. No matter how big you grow and how tall you are, you shall always remain Mommy's little boys.
Happy 8th Birthday Ian and Jacob ~ We love you with all our hearts!!!
Love,
Your Family





37 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday to two of the cutest boys I know (or should I say handsomest...probably more manly, right?)! Now if those pics didn't cheer up my day then I don't know what will. Those are priceless, Vonna...simply priceless. What a blessing you have in all your kids. Wow...8 years...that time went like lightnight speed didn't it!? Be proud of those boys of yours...they are good ones! Happy B-day to Ian and Jacob!

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  3. That's really sweet Vonna! In our house: gone are the days of legos, dragonball z, barbies, and bratz and now I have World of Warcraft, Daughtry, and Naruto.

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  4. Happy birthday to two very handsome boys!

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  5. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob. Thanks for sharing the story of their birth with us Vonna. Have a great family celebration.

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  6. Happy Birthday, twins! They are great, Vonna1 I hope you'll have a nice celebration!! XX MJ

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  7. How beautiful to read ... and what handsome boys they are today! I hope your house is ringing with laughter and cheer today, Vonna!!

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  8. Birthday wishes for Ian and Jacob! Hope they have a wonderful day!

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  9. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob .. what great pictures you shared Vonna .. I so enjoyed this post :)

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  10. Happy Birthday, boys! I just loved seeing the photos

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  11. Your boys were very cute babies and now are very handsome boys. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob, I hope you have an exciting day!

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  12. Vonna,
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob!!

    Teresa

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  13. Happy Birthday! What lucky boys to have such a WONDERFUL family!! Congrats to all of you!!

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  14. How sweet - and what handsome boys you have! Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob!

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  16. Dianne7:55 PM

    Many birthday wished to two cute guys! I have an 8 yr old niece over here in Pa and that's a neat age. Tell them they made me smile.

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  17. Beautiful pictures, Vonna! Happy birthday to the boys!

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  18. Happy birthday Ian & Jacob! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy & eat cake!
    ~~Martha~~

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  19. How sweet! The boys are really cute. My baby is nine and it is amazing how quickly they grow.

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  20. Happy Birthday boys!!!
    You have a wonderful family, Vonna!
    Thanks for sharing

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  21. They are so special and I love the essay that you wrote about them. Happy Birthday.

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  22. What a wonderful birthday pictorial. Your boys are as cute as they can be. Hope they had a wonderful day.

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  23. Wonderful pictures from start to finish, including the new one of the four kids at the top of your blog. Happy birthday, gentlemen!!

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  24. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob! What a great story and what a truly lovely family. Michelle

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  25. What beautiful little boys you have! (naturally Katie is a little cutie pie too!) Don't they grow up fast?

    My littlest boy will be 8 this coming Sunday (Dec. 9) - I never realized we had boys so close in age!

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  26. What precious pictures and a very happy, happy, birthday to your boys!! Time just whooshes by at the speed of light, doesn't it?

    Tanya

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  27. I hope you had a fabulous day with the two birthday boys. Great piccies!!! Happy birthday, Jacob and Ian!!

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  28. Vonna, I love the photo's! Happy Birthday to your boys. They were great weights for how many weeks they were. It's funny how the bigger babies will have the most trouble. I see it all the time.

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  29. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob! I hope you both had a fantastic day:)

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  30. Sweet kids! HAPPY BIRTHDAY boys!

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  31. Happy Birthday to your boys! Hope they had a wonderful day with lots of Lego!

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  32. Yep...twins always remain best friends :)
    Happy Birthat to your boy!

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  33. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob!!

    Vonna, seeing those pictures of your baby boys brought memories of my own twins' births flooding back, except mine were not premature. Enjoy these days of Legos and Bionicles as they pass quickly too, altho I do sometimes hear that familiar rustle of legos emanating from their room now and then. :D You never really outgrow legos do you?

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  34. Happy birthday, Jacob and Ian. What adorable pictures, Vonna!

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  35. Vonna, I love this post. :) Your family is beautiful, the boys are adorable (now and then). A huge Happy Birthday to both of them.

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday to two very handsome young men! I know what you mean, where did the time go? My Jason turns 18 on the 23rd. Makes me very sad that he is no longer little!
    Blessed day Vonna!
    Donna

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  37. Oh I'm late in writing this, but I wish a very happy belated birthday to Ian and Jacob! It was great to see these baby photos too :) I hope that the boys had a good day :)

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