Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Best Of Times



It’s Sunday night and there are two spikey-haired babies sleeping on my couch. I can’t believe they are ours.

For some reason, the doctors decided that it was ok for me to be discharged today, if I wanted. Nicole and I discussed it and agreed: Recuperation is going to be hard, but I am happier doing it at home. So here we are, back at home, with two beautiful baby girls.

Thank you all for your well wishes! I feel like so many have gone on this journey with me. There’s a bit more to it, with a few twists and turns at the end, which I will write about tomorrow. But before I get into the gory details, I wanted to touch base and post a few pictures. Much more to come tomorrow!

Pictured above are Madeline and Avery and Nicole and I with both. They look so much like Nicole and nothing like me!

30 comments:

Carey said...

YEAH!!! What beautiful babies!! We are so happy for you all.

nona said...

Wow, gorgeous babies, gorgeous family. Welcome home - get some sleep if possible and tomorrow you will awake with two amazing little beings in your life -- here forever. You two have done such a great job already and we can't wait to follow them as they grow. Congrats on everything and a belated happy mother's day to you both.

Merr said...

Delurking to say CONGRATULATIONS on your two beautiful girls!!

Lo said...

wow!! What beautiful newborns! And how amazing that as twins they were so nice and plump!! Big kudos to birthmom for a job well done.

bleu said...

They are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your babymoon and congrats.

nycphoenix said...

Precious!

JB said...

Congratulations! Your girls are so beautiful!

lagiulia said...

Beautiful. They are so big and healthy-looking! Go you! Can't wait to hear more, when you have a chance.

Jennifer said...

They are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to hearing the whole birth story.

Eva said...

Great job incubating there! Congratulations on all being home together, with such beautiful little ones.

K J and the kids said...

EEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHH !!
LOVE the pictures. Thank you so much for posting.
You did A FANTASTIC job. Seriously.
You look great. The babies are BEAUTIFUL ! Look at all of that dark hair.
So many of our friends have babies who come out looking like the non laboring mom. It's a little spooky. 2 out of 3 of mine look like my wife. hmmmph I say !
Our babies were born the same gestational day and weighed almost exactly the same. Weird !

Any ways.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jennifers family !!!

maeby said...

What a beautiful, lovely end to what has been such a long, hard road. Of course, this is just the beginning of something else that will be life changing. Congratulations to all of you!

Shelli said...

Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov!

Jeannette said...

Beautiful babies! Congratulations!

utRus said...

wow!!!!! you did it! you did it! you did it!

they are so beautiful and big and cute! cant wait to hear the birth story when you have time... and i'll be following you within the week!

welcome avery and madeline...

hugs

Motel Manager said...

They are gorgeous!!!

Lisa said...

OMG they are just toooooo cute!!!!!!

calliope said...

wooooo hoooooooo!!!
The best post ever!
Welcome home to all of you. The girls are stunning & I love the photo of the 4 of you. Holy shit! It's a family!!! YAY!!!!

infertilepediatrician said...

Congratulations - I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear the full story. You now have your 2 take home babies - that's just amazing! They're beautiful girls. Congratulations to you and Nicole!

Holly said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!!!

bri said...

You know I am just thrilled for you. Let me know if you need anything. Welcome, baby girls!

whatthef*ck said...

holy crap! you've been a busy girl, giving birth and all. my god you DID have a lot of baby in there. unbelievable! so glad to hear that your daughters arrived. great names! cant wait to hear the details. thank god your unwelcome appendage has been removed. the babies are just gorgeous. cant friggin imagine having two of them. just in case they are giving you a hard time sleeping in their cribs or wherever, swaddle them up really well, double if need be, then put them inthe little foam psotioners or rolled up blankets, one on each side, and put their heads up against the bumper. it totally got LS off my chest and into her basket. thank god. good luck.

kim said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, all 4 of you. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mama2BandT said...

Congrats! You are all beautiful! Two little girls, you ladies are so fortunate. Enjoy every sleep deprived but wonderful moment of those new babies...and even when you don't feel like it take lots of pics!

amy said...

congratulations!! they are adorable!!

Dee said...

I don't know if I've told you yet how incredibly happy I am for you. Even though I've been a little MIA I've checked your blog at least once daily over the past couple of weeks in order to stay caught up on you.

Your girls are BEAUTIFUL!!! And I LOVE their names. I can't wait to hear the birth story and how you're doing having them home already. I know we're tired but it's so worth it.

Again, congratulations to both you and Nicole. I'm beyond happy for you. All that worrying and everything turned out wonderfully.

whatthef*ck said...

you went home after two nights in the hsopital. holy shit, you recover quickly. superwoman. i am afraid to see your hand photo. i'm going to have my husband look at it and tell me about it. man you've been thru some shit. so glad the babies are out and you are home. hope its going well and that your hand is recovering. lord knows you'll need them both.

Kerry Lynn said...

wow, i just found your blog as a link to another I read. I just gave birth to my twins (b/g) on St. Patty's day. but the really weird coincidence which is why I HAD to post is that I just had a thingy surgically removed from my left palm in the exact same place as yours on 5/30!! My doc doesn't know what it is yet though. I have to get the stitches out this week. It started to appear when I was in the hospital in January on bedrest for 3 weeks but it was just a purple circle which quickly became a purple bump.

now to the important thing...congratulations on the birth of your children. I went through a similar path to get my twins so I completely understand how absolutely precious they are. They are absolutely beautiful too :-)
do be aware of your hormones in the next few days. i seriously almost lost it around day 5. luckily only lasted a few days but it sure was scary!

Kerry Lynn said...

OH I did mean to say GREAT JOB baking those babies. You did fabulously. :-)

Kerry Lynn said...

sorry for the third post. nevermind...my hand thing was NOTHING like yours!! I just looked at your picture of it.