A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest.
Childhood is filled with magical moments, and no time is more so than babyhood, that fleeting period before baby's 24th month. It lasts way too short, yet is chock-ful of milestones, from sleeping through the night to that first magical smile to the first tooth, first steps, and so on. So many firsts! We experienced all those with our 3 kids, and many more.
One of my favorite magical moments was realizing for certain that 3Po and Jammy were identical twins. The ultrasounds showed they shared a placenta, so it was highly likely they were identical, but you can never be sure. Our OB confirmed their zygosity after they were born by examining the placenta, but after seeing our newborns, we were far from convinced. 3Po and Jammy looked so different! There was almost a whole pound, and an inch, difference in their size and weight. Jammy had thick, dark hair, while 3Po had thinner, lighter hair. We had a DNA test done and the results came back 99.99% positive for monozygosity (identical).
This is one of my favorite all-time baby photos of the twins. It was taken just a few days after the Easter photo, at my in-laws' Golden wedding anniversary party. My mother-in-law (right) and her aunt (left) were laughing their heads off because they couldn't tell which crying baby was which, and the fact that the boys were both screaming their heads off in perfect tandem made the ladies laugh even harder. Thecank goodness there was a camera on hand to capture the moment!
Magical moments is the theme and inspiration behind Disney Baby's "Little Character" baby photo contest. Entrants uploaded a photo of their baby's magical moments, showcasing their little ones' unique personalities for the chance to win $10,000 towards their baby's education and other prizes. Check the photos out and vote for your favorite; the cuteness is overwhelming!
And if photos of cute babies aren't enough to get you voting, here's more incentive: during the Finalist Voting phase, voters will also be eligible for a chance to win a three-night stay in a signature Beach Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA! You can vote once a day from June 28 till July 19, and each time you vote, you increase your chances of winning the Voter's Sweepstakes.
Voting runs from June 28, 2012 — July 19, 2012. Remember, you can vote daily!
Disclosure: A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest. Information is provided by Disney Baby via Splash Creative Media, and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.