Thursday, August 27, 2009

Early Delivery, Precious and Pure, Double Blessings...

We've had a busy week! To make a long story short Sara wasn't feeling well on Tuesday so we went into her doctor's office (where she has been working until last week) and they decided she needed to go over to Labor & Delivery to monitored. After 30 minutes they decided her b.p. was high enough that the babies were coming tonight. Our babies were born at 8:37 and :38 pm MDT at 32 1/2 weeks. As a preemptive strike Sara was given two steroid shots last week, so the doctor assured us they were well enough developed to enter the world. Boyd Eric was 4 lbs 12 oz, 18 3/4 inches. Brynlee Elizabeth (at least for now) was 4 lbs 6 oz, 16 1/2 inches. They both have a full head of hair, especially Brynlee who has Aunt SueAnn's hair so far.

We finally got to hold them Wednesday night for almost an hour. And yes, dads need to have skin-to-skin time too.

Mommy with Brynlee-
Daddy with Boyd-
Brynlee on day 1-
Boyd on day 1-
Sara will come this weekend and they babies will be in NICU for at least 3 or 4 weeks. They are doing VERY well for premies- thanks to superior genes, betamethasone, and lots of prayers.

26 comments:

CA said...

It takes a bold man to do put a picture like that up. Wait, is bold the right word? Congratulations.

ShEiLa said...

What a precious time in your lives... babies... twins... two at a time. One for Mommy and one for Daddy. Just perfect.

I am so glad that all is well with Boyd and Brynlee. Welcome to the world wee-ones.

ToOdLeS.

Kim said...

They are beautiful!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

I love them! Congratulations!!

Emily C said...

CONGRATS! oh they are so beautiful. can't wait to see more pictures.

The Oler Family said...

Oh Congrats! I want you to know I was totally worried about them when Laura said they were born yesterday. But its good to see they are doing well. Best of luck, and I'll be praying they come home soon. Twins are seriously SO much fun.

Ashley said...

Congrats again! Love the pics. Can't wait to meet them! They are cuties. I am so happy you are all doing well. See you soon!

Davis Family said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so glad that all is going well so far for all of you! What beautiful babies you have been blessed with! Can't wait to see more pictures! :)

k t said...

OHHH congrats, we will keep you in our prayers. they are so beautiful.

Amber Blair said...

Yay, I'm so excited for you guys. I wish you weren't so far away so I could come visit!! They are beautiful babies and I love their names!! Congrats!! Love you guys!

Dustin & Angie Drake said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that all is going well for Mommy and babies.

Andy said...

First off, I love that your baby countdown says "50 days and counting". Second, your poor son better not have latched on to Eric. Congratulations from the Simmons family and let us know if we can do anything for you.

Cami said...

congrats on the cute babies..... Hope NICU they can grow and eat and get bigger so they can come home fast.

Coby & Jill said...

I'm one lucky aunt!

Ben thinks they're "so cute!"

He is anxious to meet his two new cousins!

It's nice having another niece, too!

Well done Eric & Sara! We love y'all so much!

Welcome to parenthood!!!

sandy said...

congrats guys hope everything goes well and babies get strong fast well have fun and take care

Davenport Family said...

Yeah! Congratulations!!!! We are so excited for your new cute family! We hope they can come home soon!
Love,
The Davenports

Mindi said...

I think they look great for coming early, and I'm glad they are at least over 4lbs! Sorry I couldn't be there yesterday with josh, but I'm still outta the country! I'll be home soon!!

Teri said...

Let the GOOD TIMES begin! Congrats on the new arrivals, hope you are feeling good! Love to see the pictures so keep 'em coming.

Chavonne said...

Hooray for healthy babies and mommy. Congrats you too. It's such a special time for you guys. So happy for you!

Richardson said...

Oh oh oh! I love them! Congrats you guys! Call if you need anything!

The Haynes Herd said...

Congratulations!!!!!! You guys are all looking great. (Especially Eric). We're so happy everyone is doing well!

Angela Montgomery said...

Congrats on the beautiful babies!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Sara and Eric, they are beautiful, I bet you guys are exhausted. Sara you did a great job, they look great, healthy wieghts too.

Shannon said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) They're beautiful!

The Heizzys said...

Congrats! They are beautiful, I hope their stay in the NICU is minimal and that they grow quick and stay healthy. They are beautiful!

Sami said...

Congrats! You two make beautiful babies! I am so happy for you! What an exciting time in your life! Enjoy them while they are little, they grow up so fast! Hope you are doing well, love ya! Sami