How have the twins changed the most since coming home?
Besides the tremendous weight gain? Last check Xia was 19 pounds and Diezel was 21 pounds! Wowzer!
I think one of the biggest changes is; They now sleep with their eyes closed. It has taken months, but they both snuggle down in their bed, close their eyes and sleep peacefully. I remember the first day I laid down with them in Africa, before Adam got there. Even though Xia would not let me go, she refused to look at me and when she did it was with a look of mistrust and disgust. Diezel wanted to be held, but lost out to Xia's control. She would scream, he on the other hand would just lay there and stare. We were exhausted. I decided to try to nap with them. Diezel fell asleep right away. More like past out completely. I put him on the bed. Then I laid down and put Xia between us. She was wiped, but didn't want to let her guard down. She eventually fell asleep. As I dozed I was shocked and saddened to look at Diezel and see the whites of his eyes, with the occasional eye ball. His eyes were wide open, but he was sleeping. I looked at Xia, same thing her eyes were open, but asleep. The slightest move and Xia would shoot me her eye of disdain and hurt. This lasted for several months. After a few weeks, they would let their walls down and their eyes would finally close, only to open again with the slightest movement. They both slept with me for the first few months. It wasn't until their eyes finally closed to a sweet trustful slumber that I put them in their beds. And now? They still sleep in our room in their crib(they share) and every night when I finally go to sleep, I look down on their sleeping bodies and stare in their closed eyes and see how far we have come.