We welcomed our tiny little heroes a little ahead of schedule last Friday night. All throughout this pregnancy I kept saying that the only thing I wanted was to make it to September before these boys were born. Funny how we think we have any control. And ironic that these boys decided to appear just four hours shy of September. Nevertheless, though, we are over the moon they are finally here and that we are able to start this new chapter with these sweet little boys and our numero uno Cal.
The boys raged into the world much like their older brother–fast and furious, with a total delivery time of about 10 minutes. Our doctor said it was the fastest twin delivery she’d ever experienced. And their mama, who was one scared cookie as to how things were going to shake out (literally and figuratively), thanks her lucky stars for all of her speed racer babies. And The Epidural.
The boys are in the NICU now and may be there for at least 2 weeks. It was such a bittersweet and difficult goodbye to leave the hospital without them. As soon as I got home, I had a nice long cry and then went right back. They are in such good and wise hands there and I am so thankful to the amazing doctors and nurses who are keeping close watch over them day and night. But it’s hard to feel that disconnect and the house seems awfully quiet.
They have to reach certain milestones in order to come home with feeding, temperature control and heart rates. Patience is key right now we are taking it all just in three hours at a time. They are right around 4 1/2 lbs each right now and every day they are making strides. We are already so proud of them.
Big brother Cal is doing great and up to his usual mischief. He met the boys yesterday and his first sentence was, “Mom now the babes comed out you can run!” He is being a good boy and though he is a little confused as to why “the brothers” aren’t home yet, he is as happy and energetic as ever. Here’s to hoping these boys have his same fun loving and enthusiastic take on Life.
Thank you all for the well wishes and for checking in with us. We will keep you posted on Cal, Coop and Cros and we go. These sweet little babies are such a product of love, hope and prayer and we are ever thankful to God and to our amazing family and friends for supporting us on this journey.
Cheers to turning the page…
Aunt Jan says
Kim, Ted, Cal, Cooper and Crosby,
We are so happy to hear all is well and the babies could be home in as little as 2 short weeks! The time will go quickly and hopefully, Mom and Dad will be rested and ready to tackle their hectic life ahead. I am sure Cal will be a big help to you. We send our love and pray the little ones will hit those milestones quickly and be home with you soon. Love to all…Aunt Jan and Uncle Jim
Karen and Randy says
Family of five!
Blessings to all, this family ALIVE!!!!
WE will continue to watch updates. Cros may be the youngest and the smallest but with those big eyes he surely doesn’t want to miss out on anything. Prayerful for your family union soon and with a smooth transition. Congrats to all, Karen and Randy
Sarah Hankins says
Congratulations, Kim! Alison shared your good news. Now we’re in the final days until Jared and Alison’s boys arrive. Wow! Four little boys all at once. A blessing indeed. Catch up on your rest while they’re still in the hospital. Best wishes to Ted as well. Sarah