Already, these two have their similarities and their differences. Everyone told us that we would be shocked at the way in which God creates such unique little ones from the same two parents… And from the tips of the their noses (Vivi’s is warm; Lia’s is cold) to the tips of their toes, from the color of their skin to the color of their personalities, from Viv’s eager and exciting arrival to Lia’s calm and timely arrival, these girls are fearfully and wonderfully made. Here are a couple of cute distinctions I’ve noticed already in week 1…


Our warm-blooded Vivienne spent her first week sun-bathing under UV lights. She’s never kept a pair of socks on since.


Chilly from the first moments of her life, little Lia has spent her first week all snuggled up: undershirt, jammies, blankets, hats…


When Vivi snuggles up, she crosses her feet at the ankles (notice: no socks!)

Since Lia’s feet have been burried under warm covers all week, I don’t have a photo to show you that, despite the same gene pool, Lia crosses her legs at mid-shin somehow. (Maybe – just maybe – I’ll be able to snap a photo this summer when our house is basking in the warmth of being air-conditioner-free.)

Then, of course, I look at other photos and see the family resemblance. Then I get that White Christmas song, “Sisters” stuck in my head…:








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