We thought that we would try for one baby, but instead we got 2 that looked exactly alike. These twin girls were born premature at 29 weeks (Mia 2 lbs 7oz & Reese 2 lbs 11 oz), and spent 2.5 months in the NICU. They are strong, and they are fighters. The girls were born on Memorial Day, which is no coincidence since Mia’s middle name is after my husband’s friend, who was a fellow Marine that was killed in Iraq 10 years prior. Today the girls are ONE, and you would never have guessed they were born so small. They are thriving! We never anticipated twins or preemies, but we were so blessed by the NICU nurses and doctors. We have made some life long friends through this process.