Wednesday, November 18, 2009

we're in love


See George.
See Hank.


See Hank visit George in the newborn intensive care unit.
See Hank and George home together at last.

Hank William - 6 lbs
George Golden - 5 lbs 6 oz
19 3/4 inches each
The boys are here. 
George spent a week in the NICU to recover from the shock of his breech birth and typical preemie issues. that was hard. It was not easy leaving our baby at the hospital, but we are so thankful to George's nurses who took temporary ownership of our little guy and gave him extra special care. They were always eager to hear how Hank was doing too. They seemed to love these boys and that made it easier to leave George when Hank and I were sent home.
When we went to visit him yesterday, we got the surprise green light to take our baby George home! 
We are thrilled to have the brothers reunited! Hank was a different baby with George next to him last night: he actually slept instead of being awake and alert at 3 am. That twin connection is real.
I know I am glossing over our experiences this last week. Don't get me wrong - it was hard. Mark and I had our overwhelming meltdown moments {mostly me}. And we are tired. Everyone warned us we would be, but wow, we are really tired. We are also on a baby high that i hope gets us through the fatigue of the first year! We are genuinely thankful to have our babies home with us. Thanks to all for your love and concern.

50 comments:

abby said...

i'm so happy that i get to hold those little buggers soon.

elizabeth said...

I love them already!! Can't wait to introduce William to his new cousins!

Emily said...

We love them and are thrilled for the Alice/Calvin/Hank/George friendships to emerge.

Emily said...

Liz and me = same wavelength, same time.

Gina said...

Oh Sarah, they are just precious. So glad everything went well.

elaine said...

Congratulations! I love the names! You look way to good to have just had TWINS!

Courtney said...

So glad you are all finally together. That separation is a tough thing! They are beautiful!

Sarah said...

courtney,
once again, i cannot help but wonder how you did/do 3!!! wonder woman you must be.

Sarah said...

Congratulations to you and your sweet family! They are precious. Best wishes and nights filled with zzz's!

merideth said...

wow i became such a stalker once i knew you had had the babies... it is so fun to hear the news.
so glad for you to have both of your babies home. i can't imagine how tired you must be.

so beautiful... you and the babies.

kara jayne said...

oh boy(s)!! i've been waiting to hear. i'm so so happy for you. can't wait to see them! congrats.

Becky said...

Oh, Sarah! They're so beautiful and how wonderful to have them together again. Separation of mommy and newborns (and brothers) = hard times! So happy you've got big girl helpers at home as they'll make a big difference to you.

Hoorah that they're home!
Much to be thankful for this thanksgiving :)

ArocaFamily said...

Sarah, I am so happy for you all. They are so sweet! Is it just me or does Hank look like Owen? Congratulations. I can't wait to hold them!
Kirstin

Steve and Erin Larsen said...

I found your blog through Liz and I just wanted to say congrats!! They are absolutely precious!!! :) I can only imagine how tired you are right now! Go get some rest!

Melanie said...

congrats they are handsome babies. I am glad everything worked out and they are healthy and home. You have a beautiful family.

bekki said...

They are beautiful! I'm so happy everyone is home and doing well. Let me know if you need anything. And try to get some sleep

tessa said...

Wonderful!! So glad you are all home. It is hard to leave your heart in the NICU. Now you can settle into this new life together. Enjoy, it may be a sleepy blur but it will go so quickly. And may I say you look absolutely lovely in your pics as always. Way to make such an exhausting time look glamorous. You're inspiring:) I'm excited to peek back for updates on the little men.

Nancy said...

Congrats to everyone, they are beautiful and you look great!

amyraye said...

a big sigh of relief: everyone's home and happy and healthy. let the fun begin.

Hilary said...

I didn't realize before that I was logged in as elaine . . . Again, congratulations.

Jenni said...

Sterling's been making fun of me for checking for pictures so often! I am glad that today was my lucky day to see your BEAUTIFUL babies! I LOVE the names! And the are absolutely handsome.
And you look way too good for just having babies x 2!
CONGRATS!

Audra said...

I have twins too. And the second was born breach. One was sent home 4 days before the other...heartbreaking times. But I can say that in the 11 years since- there have been so many lovely precious hysterical moments...that these crazy tired days of adjustment will just seem to fade away!

oh- and ours shared a crib for the first 5 months...until they started hitting each other and waking each other up. They shared a full size bed in lieu of toddler beds and even now share a room. Mine are girls - so it may be a bit different. But that twin bond will become more and more evident. I can only imagine how it is having your best friend with you..all the time...everyday...everynight.

Best of luck! Let me know if you need any tips...going to the grocery store, schedules, etc! Multiples are a whole different realm!

Bloom said...

oh, wow! congratulations. love those names.

Anna said...

Congrats on your little bundles of joy. They are adorable and you look amazing as always. No one would ever know you just had twins and are running on pure adrenaline and haven't slept a wink. Glad everyone is home and healthy.

Jill said...

Congrats Sarah! You look beautiful. So glad the boys are together. My 2nd twin was breech too! Not a fun way to have a baby. Would love to come sit with them so you can sleep, shower, eat, whatever.

Gina said...

Hey Sarah, it's me again. I was starting my morning load of laundry and decided as someone whose known you for over 20 years, I must warn you about the laundry. I know you have 4 other children, but the laundry doubles when you add one baby. Adding 2...oh my, I hope you have a jumbo front loader washer to get you through. Burp clothes, bibs and blankets - oh my! If anyone asks what they can do to help, tell them laundry!!!! Good luck! :o)

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

What sweet, sweet boys! They look so tiny and absolutely snuggable! I'm glad to hear they are both home and doing well. What a miracle! Two handsome boys all for you. :)

Emz said...

adorable. So happy for you and your family.

Angela said...

Glad to hear you are all home and well. Beautiful, all of you!

Gray Family said...

They are just beautiful, and I agree with Kirstin - one of them looks just like Owen! I can't wait to come hold and hug them and remember how "fun" it was to have twin babies at home! I've said it before, you call anytime and I will RUN over there to help!

Amy said...

Congratulations Sarah!!!! Wow you are amazing :-)

pepper said...

Yeah! I am so glad they are both home. Congratulations on two cute boys.

michelle rasor said...

oh sarah, the boys' names make me cry. they are amazing. beautiful. you are such a strong woman, your boys are so blessed to have you as a mom. seriously, hank & george. love, love it!
congratulations!

Sarah said...

Can I just say that I love the love being sent on this blog. Makes me so happy. Thanks to you all for the kind words!

Gina, you are right about the laundry. Exponential growth here.

Elizabeth said...

They are so sweet and beautiful, Sarah. You and Mark must be beaming through the exhaustion. You're an experienced mom and will get through the newborn exhaustion well with all the joy to follow.

Kari Hanson said...

Sarah, they are beautiful. I'm so glad to hear that they are both home. We love you, and are excited that hank and george get to be in our lives. Just take one day at a time. It'll all work. Thanks for sharing your babies with us!

Natalie said...

Congratulations SArah! they are beautiful boys:). wishing you much love, magic, sweet baby smells (oh, i can't imagine the joy of breathing in two babies!), and SLEEP:).

Eliza said...

so adorbs!!! congratulations!

Muche's Smala said...

Felicitations Sarah, ils sont parfaits et magnifiques!!!!

Deb said...

Congratulations Sarah! Your babies are beautiful and so are you, as usual. I miss seeing you and Meghan misses Owen and asks about him often. We'll call you when we get back in town and have Owen over. Enjoy your new little boys. Mikayla is so jealous of Molly right now.

Church Fam said...

You are amazing! I'm not sure how you manage two newborns, because I'm tired with one. Oh but they are so wonderful. I love the picture of them all wrapped up next to each other in the crib. So sweet!

JenJ said...

Yeah they are home!!!!!
What a woman you are! I am so thrilled for you.
Much love!!!!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

I love you! They are beautiful. I can't wait to get over my cold, so that I can come see them, and take a shift so you can nap!

erin said...

Love seeing them together, AND, count me in for some baby holding or grocery shopping. Whatever you need! Not to brag, but I am a great diaper changer & bottle feeder. I will happily take a turn while you enjoy a nap (or just a shower :) )!

Full House said...

I feel like I should come over and help or something. You know that once you have multiples that you are in a club because we just understand each other:-) Are you keeping them on the same schedule? I know how exhausted you must be especially trying to man the fort with the other kids. Anyway pls. let me know if you need anything. I don't post very much on my blog about the nitty gritty of multiples but in the beginning it can be a little tricky. Are you breastfeeding...I have a few tips that helped me so if you need them send me an email.

Well a major congrats. Nothing better than 2 babies (except for maybe just one baby...hahaha). No really you are in for some real treats.

Christina

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Oh Christina! I love you! I am so glad you have hooked up with Sarah! You're a great match. 2 crafty girls with great style, and busy families!

Sarah said...

yes, thanks aimee for your connection to Christina.

jennifer said...

Hooray! Congratulations! They're beautiful! You're beautiful! Mark is beautiful(?) I am so, so happy for you all. I want to hold those little babies!

And would you ease up on the quilts? Isn't looking great after twins enough? You're gonna bring us all down. :)

Sarah said...

jennifer - you make me smile!

Emily said...

Ryan Tippetts told me his son's name is Hank. He was happy to hear that you used it, too.