Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Twinbies Have Arrived!

We are so pleased to announce the arrival of our twin baby GIRLS!

Baby A - Brooke Eliana Mae - was born yesterday, February 3rd, at 11:41am. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She came out easily after about 5 pushes and is doing well! 

Baby B - Brecklyn Sarah Faith - was born at 11:47am, just 6 minutes after her "big" sister. She weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Her birth was a bit more dramatic as she was breech in the womb. My doctor tried to turn her, but after several unsuccessful attempts decided to deliver her breech. Her left leg came out while her right leg was stuck inside. He tried twice to pull the right leg down but was unable. Ultimately, he pulled her out by her left leg while her right leg was straight up her body with her foot by her head. 

After such a traumatic birth, Brecklyn was stunned and not breathing well. She was taken to the NICU for a few hours for monitoring. Momma was also pretty stunned and torn up a bit physically. However, we are all doing okay now, and Chris and I are just trying to soak up every moment of the twinbies' newborn sweetness! Our hearts are so full! 

Praise God for every good and perfect gift!

Brooke & Brecklyn

Brooke and Brecklyn

Full birth story to come (eventually!)


9 comments:

thoennes5 said...

They are beautiful! Congratulations. Praying for a quick recovery for you.

Charlotte said...

Oh wow, that is a dramatic birth for both of you! So glad you are both ok!! God surely has blessed you a thousand times over for your suffering! They are beautiful and I love the names : ) They sound perfect with Brianna and Brenson!!

Sarah Pleasant said...

Oh my gosh, they are just perfect!!!! I LOVE, LOVE that they are both girls and their names are just beautiful! Congratulations on carrying them full term and being able to deliver them without a c-section. I am sitting at my desk with tears streaming I am so happy for you.

From one twin girl momma to another enjoy it, I just adore my twin girls and love watching them interact on a daily basis. You are doubly blessed.

JoJo said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girls. Glad that everyone is doing fine even after that traumatic birth.

Dave and Elaine said...

Two girls!!!

Congratulations to you all! Brooke and Brecklyn are adorable. What an eventful delivery. So thankful everyone is here safely and is doing well now.

Enjoy those babies and looking forward to your birth story once you get the chance to write it!

Erin and Ryan said...

Wonderful!! Congrats! Beautiful girls and beautiful names :)

lori said...

13 pounds of baby! That's impressive. Congratulations! Just wondering if they are identical?

Johannah said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Sabrina Craig said...

It is such a relief for your kids to make it fully intact and whole. The birth trauma worries me though, and the potential side effects. Keep a close eye on your kids' development from here on out. I hope they stay well.

Sabrina Craig @ Medical Attorney NY