Wow, July has come quickly. With that being said let me catch you up to date on our lives!
We welcomed twins last year in July at 25 weeks old. At 16 days old our son, Mark Anthony II passed away from Sepsis. As parents our lives were shaken up and the loss hurt us more than we could imagine. However we had his twin sister, Selena who was still in the hospital fighting to survive, and at home we had their big sister, Emma! She was just about to turn one years old, and we had to make sure that they both had their mommy and daddy to lean on.
Right now we have two one year olds. Yup, you read that right. Emma is one and about to be two in August; while Selena just turned one years old this month! Our hands are full. The girls are doing wonderful. Selena has continued to prove her strength and is learning how to do things daily. She undergoes physical and occupational therapy 4-6 times a week. She has been completely healthy and hasn't had any new delays. At one years old she has her two bottom teeth coming in, knows how to sit up, and is learning how to grasp things better. She is behind in crawling, holding things up high, and has some difficulties using her arms. However we are doing our best to continue helping her everyday to learn and practice these things. Doctor approved for us to start introducing her around immediate family due to no school. (less germs) Which means now Emma gets to play with her cousins, and see her tias and tios. It's been a great transition to see them all and have the girls be involved.
Mark and I are still coping daily. Our sons loss will always be hard for us, July will always be a month for us to remember everything we went through. However we try to focus on the positive side. July was a huge milestone for Selena. She made it. ONE YEARS old. Our baby girl is strong, and is trying her best to figure it all out. Our son is celebrating not only his one year, but also his sisters, as he watches over us in Heaven. I know I'll see him again one day, but until then...mommy and daddy miss you baby boy.
I have to admit that being jealous of your partner is normal, and probably happens to most of us moms out there. It drives me crazy when Emma is so rambunctious all day long and then when daddy gets home, she is so willing to just sit and chill on the couch with him. Like what??? Another example that I hear the most is that little ones tend to say "dada" first. Like ew, why?! (all jokes aside) I love seeing the father Mark has become.
There have been many moments that I cannot calm their tears, and they prefer to be held by their daddy. These girls are in love with Mark, and I'm so glad that they have a special bond with him. I have watched Mark become a father by the love he shares, the sacrifices he makes, and the hard work he does daily to keep us afloat.
These little girls adore their dad, and Emma can count on a super adventurous day when daddy is home. They have their play time which includes Mark throwing and flipping her in the air. She absolutely loves it, all the while I'm having a severe panic attack in the background. My point is that these girls have an amazing daddy.
Yes, we can fall jealous to the small things that our kids may prefer sometimes, but we should be so grateful that our little ones can have a beautiful bond with their dad. Some kids aren't that lucky. A reminder to all, love your partner and encourage your little one(s) to build memories with their dad and help them understand that he will always be there for them. Give your partner the encouragement too that they are a great father and you appreciate the love they give to your kids.
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