WIPocalypse 2012

Thursday, October 02, 2014

My big HD for the year

Meant to get back a little sooner but the last month has been a bit of a whirlwind to say the least and apologies in advance but this is likely to be picture heavy. I'll make it all thumbnails though to speed up loading. Josh has been very busy with school and until recently we've been working to get ready for the biggest HD of the year. The original plan was to let me go until today and see if labor would start naturally. Then we decided on a scheduled c-section for 9/25 due to Baby B not being in a great position. Then the doctors decided to bump it to 9/20 so we found ourselves here 12 days ago...

Ben and Chris with Mom 9/20/14 photo 769663B5-953C-4B31-B01A-55B01865FDF3_zpshudlcqke.jpg


We welcomed Benjamin Robert into the family at 12:10pm, weighing 6 lbs 1 oz and measuring 19 inches.

Ben 9/22/14 photo CB3AAAF9-6A5F-41FA-AF38-EC65F42B4967_zpsqlkg1h36.jpg


Christopher Martin followed at 12:12pm, weighing about 5 lbs (small issue with his actual birth weight, the OR scale wasn't tared right so we're going off the weight from later in the day) and measuring 18 3/4 inches.

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Chris 9/21/14 photo E7D9B908-5D56-4AB7-A47B-73BEF270F9DE_zpsa5ognueq.jpg


Both boys did great for 36 week babies. Neither ended up in the NICU and both were able to go home with me after a 3 day stay. The only "problem" we've had so far is that as soon as Chris gains a little more weight we're going to have a tough time telling them apart. They really are identical outside a little weight difference and somehow Ben ended up with a bit more hair. Here they are together at the hospital...

Ben and Chris 9/22/14 photo ADFF6C84-E327-4EAD-B51C-60F13062AB80_zpsnba1mv9y.jpg


Big brother Josh has slowly been getting to know his new brothers. He has taken his time but is a great helper now and even held Ben for a few minutes the other night...

Josh And Ben 9/26/14 photo 862D13AB-1FC4-4FF4-988F-11CA7127E43A_zpsmynbn2gy.jpg


We are all slowly getting used to our new routines and being a family of 5. It has been pretty manageable so far but I don't know how I would do it without my awesome husband, this is definitely a team effort! Seeing their sweet faces makes it all worth it though, even the lack of stitching in the last two weeks:). Maybe I'll be able to get out a small project this weekend while they nap, that's my goal at least. At the very least I'm hoping to go blog hopping and leave some comments. I've been randomly reading in the few minutes here or there and admiring everyone's WIPs but I'd like to get around to letting you know I saw them.

12 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on two awesome babies. So super cute :)

Rhona said...

Congratulations! Hope you don't have too many sleepless nights :)

Preeti said...

Congratulations to you and your family :)

Cath said...

Congratulations to you all on the safe arrival of your two gorgeous little boys . Josh will love being a big brother and teaching them all kinds of mischief.
Put a little nail polish on the little fingernail of one of them , that way you'll know who is who .x

Suz said...

Congrats! I'm very happy for you :)

Christine S said...

Congratulations Sara!!! They are such handsome fellows!! Wishing you all much joy getting to know each other, and good sleep for all of you!!

Jan Jones said...

Congrats Sara! A handsome pair of twins.

DJH said...

Congratulations!! They are so handsome!

Hazel said...

Oh my word! Congratulations!!! They are amazing and gorgeous and sweet and you look so great and well too. You are sure to be a busy bee now so tuck yourself away for the autumn and have fun with your boys. xx

Emma/Itzy said...

Congratulations on your new additions to the family :)

Terri said...

They are gorgeous! Congratulations!

Astrids dragon said...

So happy for you all! They are just precious, what a blessing. I'm sure Josh will be a big help.
The first year was the hardest, at least it was for us. They just wouldn't sleep through the night! Now at 16, that's all they want to do.