Five days {years} old

Five years ago today I laid in my hospital bed, with an EXTREME migraine and a scheduled c-section for 3:00pm the next day. I had pre-eclampsia so the nurses kept coming in to check my blood pressure. I was miserable, yet scared because the whole pregnancy was a big scare from day one. Starting with an IVF procedure that at first did not look promising, then look TWINS! Followed by a lot of bleeding, a couple of ER trips, weeks upon weeks of bed rest, blood and growth restriction in one twin, hydrotherapy and pool submerging twice a day, all topped with pre-eclampsia. So that night I was excited and ready to meet our twins, but so nervous at the same time. Then before 3:00pm could hit my water broke and before I knew it I was a mother to two beautiful babies. It’s been a long, exciting, exhausting and rewarding five years. I always imagined what they would look like and be like when they were five years old. And here they are. Five. Years. Old. And they are perfect. I never imagined my days could begin with helping my son search for his lost legos underneath the couch, or french braiding my daughters hair. It is perfect.


My first video  – I used my 5dmkii for the video and Final Cut Pro for the editing. And the song is a song we have listened to forever on the Noggin (Nick Jr.) channel since they were little. It’s called Five Day Old by The Laurie Berkner Band. The kids instantly start dancing when they hear it. And so do I.

Kat and Brody turn FIVE from Joanna Polling on Vimeo.

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Suzzane Brown Oh Joanna this is SO great! Heart-warming to say the least :) The video is fantastic, I especially love the part at the end where the twins are dancing together. How sweet! Happy birthday to the twins!!!

Jenny And now I’m crying!!! LOVED it!!! :)

Jenn Are you serious? This is amazing. I love love love love it!

Vicki What a great video! I can’t believe it’s been five years. Loved seeing Kat with the dog… no wonder she wants a puppy. You have terrific kids, Joanna. Congrats to you and Greg for such a great family!

Mike Looks like you got it to work! Very nice job!

Jessica Oh my goodness…this is AWESOME!!!! You are inspiring me to do something like this with my kiddos!! btw – your kids are ADORABLE!

Jill I absolutely adore this! What a gorgeous video!!

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