Happy Birthday Ladies

My Sweet Girls,

One year ago today, this was me, your mommy:

Patiently (okay “patiently” might be an exaggeration) waiting for you two little angels to enter the world so I could meet you.
The morning of August 17th, 2009, I went to see my doctor for my normal weekly check up. I was 35 weeks to the day pregnant. Since I was about 16 weeks pregnant, I had been having contractions and was on medication and modified bedrest to stop them. At about 30 weeks, I started dilating; not much, but it was a bit concerning. On the morning of August 17th, the doctor checked me and said “Well, your dilated to a 3, and I can feel toes. Are you ready to have your babies?”.
He could feel your toes, Ms. L, because you were breach throughout the pregnancy. Was I ready to have you girls that day? No way! I thought I still had at least a couple more weeks left and wasn’t at all prepared! Did I want you out because I was huge and miserable? Definitely yes!
So I went home to get my already packed bag (the one thing that was actually done), make arrangements for Tater’s favorite person in the whole world to come and sit with him (Auntie S), and called Gramma to meet your daddy and I at the hospital.
I was nervous, excited, and scared. Nervous and excited because I had two beautiful (I already knew you’d be beautiful) babies to meet, and scared of being cut wide open.
And everybody else was excited too!
Daddy was excited to be there to meet you
Auntie H (pregnant) and Auntie A (just had baby S), were with me waiting
Uncle S even was there! He was happy even though you can’t tell
And Tater was there, too! With Cousin S and Auntie S.
Uncle S was also with her, but didn’t make it in the picture.
And that evening at 4:33 and 4:35, you entered the world
We all loved you so much. And Tater was so excited to have sisters.
And here you are today…
Happy birthday, ladies! We love you too much!
Need a laugh? Check out my Tasty Tuesdays post here!


  1. Happy Birthday to the girls! They're beautiful! I especially love the picture of them facing each other in the bassinet, it's too adorable.
  2. August 17th is the best birthday of the year! ;o) You make gorgeous babies!
  3. Happy Birthday, ladies indeed. Oh what a year it has been. Beautiful photos! xoxo
  4. Oh! I can barely stand it!! Congrats on making it ONE year with a toddler and infant twins... Soon to be 3 toddlers you superhero lady!! So happy for you and your beautiful family:)
  5. Allyson & Jere says:
    Happy Birthday to your lovely ladies! Love this post. Love the simplicity. And once again, my admiration meter is off the charts for your ability to maintain sanity with 3 under 3. YOU ROCK!
  6. MamaOnDaGo says:
    I'm tearing reading this. Tears of joy for you! Tears from remembering the birth of my own children. Tears because time goes by so fast. I must be on PMS.
  7. Dazee Dreamer says:
    Happy Birthday to those cute little girls!!!!!
  8. Booyah's Momma says:
    That picture of them rubbing noses together is absolutely priceless. Happy birthday to your little ones!
  9. What a sweet sweet sweet post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY GIRLS!!!! I can't imagine having twins, Natalie (you make it look SO EASY!) I loved reading this story about the day your little ones joined the world - just love delivery day stories. I wish your girlies the happiest of days today - and always!!!! HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!!
  10. Maxabella says:
    Happy birthday to you too mumma! The girls are absolutely gorgeous both 'then' and 'now'. The pic of them with their little heads together is a gem. Happy day! x
  11. Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life says:
    Wow this brought tears to my eyes because I remember the day that I had my son and what an occassion it was I cannot imagine what it would have been like if there had been two of him! Happy birthday girls and happy dang your good way to go day to mommy!
  12. Happy Birthday Little Darlings! Those pictures are just so precious! :D
  13. MommaKiss says:
    awww, tearing up over here. so sweet. happy birthday sweet girls. have a great party!!
  14. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    Happy Birthday to the girls!! I hope you all have a fab day, with lots of fun and cake xxx
  15. moveovermarypoppins says:
    Happy Birthday, girls!
    Happy Birth Day, Mama!
  16. The doc could seriously feel toes?!?! OMG!!! I've never heard a story like that!

    Happy Birthday, Girls!!
  17. Cuz I'm the mama! says:
    Wow!! Congrats, Mama. You deserve a birthday present, too! They are beautiful. Your birth story brings me back.....so much emotion. On on hand it's like ... I want them OUT, but on the other ... it's like...can I do this??? Hope you guys are having a great birthday week. :-) I'm the sure the party will be fab!
  18. Aw, Nat. congratulations on the big day! you are an amazing mom and I loved reading their story!!!
  19. That is too cute! Happy birthday girls! Judging by your mom's blog header, congratulations are in order! After all, you're still alive and you made it through one year with a monster. No small feat and no doubt lots and lots of wine have helped.

    Congrats, Nat!
  20. Happy Birthday!! What an exciting day...how lucky to have your whole family with you.

    Hugs and smooches to the whole bunch.
  21. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    Congrats to the beautiful little girls (and congrats to you, too)! What a pair of lucky kiddos to have so many family members waiting for their arrival!
  22. Paul and Kerry says:
    Happy Birthday you sweet little girls! what a great letter to them mama!!
  23. Happy Birthday to your precious girls!
  24. Belle's Butterfly says:
    Happy Birthday beautiful girls!!!
  25. What a sweet post. So lucky to have so much family around to share in that moment. And on a side note, I'm a little jealous you are so small with twins. I got soooo huge with just one baby.
  26. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    Happy Birthday Girls! What beautiful pictures and birth story!
  27. The Empress says:
    Happy Birthday. I didnt't know we had bedrest in common. I'll have to send you an email about that...

    Happy BIRTHDAY!
  28. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Happy happy birthday girls!

    The world is a better place because you two are in it!
  29. WeeMasonMan's Mom says:
    Happy Birthday you beautiful girls!!!
  30. Awww, so super cute! Happy birthday lovely ladies!
  31. luckydame says:
    Oh my....how adorable!! Happy Birthday, ladies!!!!!
  32. Dolli-Mama says:
    Happy Birthday Girls!! Congrats Mommy! They are so beautiful and you are doing a great job raising them, I am sure! :) Enjoy your day!
  33. Beautiful! Have a fun celebration!

    I adore the nose-to-nose picture :)
  34. Oh my gosh...the picture of them cuddling nose to nose literally made me cry. Happy birthday sweet baby girls!
  35. I'm with Amanda. That picture was awesome. Happy Birthday ladies! They're walking! Check it out!
  36. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Birthday wishes out to your lovely little ladies!
  37. Happy Birthday girl!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
  38. anonynanny says:
    Happy Birthday - absolutely love your blog!
  39. Colleen (Shibley Smiles) says:
    Love the photos and the journey of their birth. Thanks for sharing!
  40. Lula Lola says:
    Adorable! Happy Birthday to your lovelies! They are darling! Love the brand new pics of them. There is nothing in the world like a brand new baby! And you looked really good too! Not frazzled or tired or anything! Way to put the game face on there at the hospital! :)
  41. oh god, the memories....

    my son was one week early, but it was ok, as I had already been in the hospital for a week looking after my 1.8 yr old who had rotavirus....
  42. Mama Penguin says:
    Oh Happy birthday girls! They are adorable!! xD

    and....seeing them laying next to each other, made me want twins!!! Because 3 under 3 just isn't enough for me lol!
  43. gringationcancun says:
    awww happy bday!! How cool that so many friends & family were there at the hospital!
  44. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    It's incredible that they go from such tiny infants to mobile independent toddlers in 1 year.
    I am not sure I had to wear the surgical cap for my c-sections. I know Ken wore one, I have a picture. No, I definitely didn't have one. I am remembering now.
    Anyhoos, have a great birthday celebration!!
  45. Laurie Wallin says:
    What a great shot of the two of them toddling around. You are a kindred spirit with 3 under 3 (4?). I was that mom too, a few years ago. Adopted toddler sisters and delivered another a year later. Nuts. So, did they massacre the cake?? :)
  46. blueviolet says:
    Oh my goodness, look at those little waddlers! Happy Birthday to your precious girls!
  47. Sharlene T. says:
    Happy birthday to the girls… August 17 is the perfect birthday… Have lots of ice cream and cake and sweet dreams

    Twitter: SolarChief
  48. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) says:
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful girls! What a milestone:) I just LOVE that photo where they're facing each other, nose to nose...so sweet!
  49. That gave me chills! You inspire me with all you do!
  50. ZippyChix4 says:
    What a great post! They are just beautiful and Tater is as cute as can be. Hold on tight, it goes in the blink of an eye. I am sending my first baby to college next week, I swear that she was just 4 a minute ago. Enjoy!
  51. Jessica Anne says:
    What a sweet post and gorgeous girls! Congrats to you and happy birthday little ones!
  52. Sluiter Nation says:
    Love this post! Love those last pics of your ladies trotting out as 1-year olds! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWIN LADIES!!!
  53. I also love the photo of them face to face in the basinett! Happy Birthday Girls! Congrats mama and daddy for surviving the first year!
  54. Happy Birthday! They are too cute! What a great post! I loved seeing all the pictures, so sweet!
  55. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    Such cutie little girls! It goes so fast, doesn't it? And I'm so glad I never had to have a c-section. That can't be fun!
  56. I can't believe how much they have grown just since March. Happy Birthday to your little darlings!
  57. How did I miss this yesterday?!?
    Happy, happy, belated birthday, sweet baby girls!
    They are so absolutely adorable!
  58. What sweeties!! Happy birthday to your beauties. Here's to many more years. And good job, mommy, for holding 2 babies in your tummy. Don't know how ya did it!
  59. MultipleMum says:
    What a lovely tribute to the girls on their birthday! Congrats to you and your husband on surviving the first year too :)

    I just found your blog via MandyE at Trials and Triumphs. I am your newest follower :)
  60. adriel, from the mommyhood memos says:
    happy birthday to your girls! and congratulations for making it a YEAR already with a toddler and TWO babies. you are a legend.
  61. Oh, so adorable....love the one where they are facing each other! I loved reading about how they came into the world, and you had so much family support there at the hospital!

    My daughter's bday is on the 18th!
  62. Mungee's Ma says:
    Awww, happy birthday girls! August 17 is a good day to have babies! I know!
  63. That pic of the two of them sleeping facing each other is just so darling! Happy birthday to them!


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