I'm going back in time today to tell you the story of the Minnesota Aulds Twins onesies because I found these adorable pictures on my sister-in-law's computer and wanted to share them with you.
First, my Michigan family was tickled pink because we were having "Minnesota Twins," a humorous thought that never occurred to me until it was pointed out. Second, as I've blogged previously, Steve and I couldn't decide on names and were calling the boys "Righty" and "Lefty." Third, my brother's wife is a very creative woman who likes to make special gifts for others.
So when my mom and mother-in-law threw us a big shower in Michigan in my 23rd week, my sister-in-law, R., gave us the adorable onesies pictured above. I thought they were so tiny that my boys would never get to wear them. (I was still quite convinced I would have two gigantic babies based on my family's genes!) The little onesies were a big hit and got passed around to everyone. She'd used the Minnesota Twins graphic on the front but used a bottle instead of a baseball bat and put "Righty 01" and "Lefty 02" on the back.
Au contraire! My babes were born at 35 weeks, weighing a respectable 5 lbs, 5 oz, and 5 lbs, 9 oz. But they were so small that they wore preemie clothes borrowed from the MVMOMs Preemie Closet for the first 3 weeks! Then they wore size Newborn until they were 2 months old. That's when they finally fit into their MN Twins outfits.
You can see their little tiny band-aids on their thighs from their 2 month shots. Poor Nathan's legs were so skinny that there was hardly enough fat there for the nurse to poke him. The boys and I were brave, but Grandma A. was the one who cried that day!
The little onesies were only worn for a few weeks, but now we have a special item for a memory box. It will be so amazing to pull them out one day when they are 6 feet tall (we have high hopes :) and know that those outfits were once too big for them.