the twins’ birthday: a day in pictures

About a week before the twins were born, Frank snapped my last pregnancy pictures in my super fancy, extra-large hospital gown.  What can I say?  I’m a trend setter!  For anyone wondering why most of my smiles look so pained, all you need to know is that I had a scary cervix.  A very, very scary cervix.



Then there was the morning of the twins’ birth.  The first picture is of my mom and me and the second is of my mother-in-law and me.

Grandma Mary Kay and me

Grandma Sandy and me

Then, after wondering if Frank was going to make it to the birth – he arrived!!  Hurrah! (note to self: pictures of me lying down are not the most flattering…)

Baby Daddy and me

After sitting around for about 90 minutes, the doctor determined that it was go-time!

Ready to have some bebez!

After pushing for about 20-30 minutes, sweet baby Elliana was born:

Baby Ellie

And then just three or four short minutes later, sweet little Carrigan made her way into the world:

Dad and Carrigan

In just under an hour, our little family of two became a family of four!  Mom holding Elliana and Dad holding Carrigan:

Our first family photo!


25 thoughts on “the twins’ birthday: a day in pictures

  1. Wonderful, gorgeous. I am so pleased for you both.

    And a stupid question my husband and I were pondering.. if they’re identical (are they?!) how do you make sure you don’t mix them up when they’re no longer wearing name tags?
    It’s the kind of thing I can imagine myself doing…!

  2. Emily and Frank… what a beautiful web site this how wonderful.. very lovely and the girls are so beautiful!!! cant say that enough!!! Hope they come home soon… love to meet them…
    God Bless you all!!!

  3. I am thrilled to see the babies. You did such a wonderful job of bringing the girls to our world. I’m proud of you! When you and the girls are ready, I’m coming over!

  4. So sweet, left me misty-eyed, as well. While it came from a few hours of suspense, I love the pic of a uniformed pilot with a lady in waiting. Rare and awesome:-) the first pic of you four, priceless.

  5. I can’t express how happy we are for the both of you. How are all of you doing now? You make the cutest family I have ever seen. I hope you are healing and resting while the babies are in the NICU cause when they come home there won’t be time to rest. Congrats’ you two. God Bless you all.
    Love Aunt Janyne and Uncle Gary

  6. What beautiful girls,I am at Marions and Jeffs viewing all the pictures. Do you have any idea when they will be able to come home. Take care God Bless your little family.

    Aunt Renae

  7. We are so excited for the both of you. God is so good and his blessing are never ending. I t brings back some wonderful memories. Just take one day at a time and all will work out. We are praying daily for you and are looking forward to seeing all of you. The pictures are so cute, just keep those pictures coming, remember you can’t send to many of them!!

    Love and God Bless

    Uncle Mark and Aunt Ruth Ann

  8. It is hard to believe that our God Child is a Mother – what beautiful little girls. Congratulations Emily & Frank. Emily the ultimate coordinator delivering twins just a few hours before your Dad & Ron left for Ireland. God Bless.

    Love, Aunt Julianne & Uncle Ron

  9. What beautiful little girls. It is hard to believe that our God Child in now a Mother.
    Congratulations Emily & Frank. Emily you are the ultimate coordinator delivering twins just hours before your Dad & Ron left for Ireland. God Bless.

    Love, Aunt Julianne & Uncle Ron

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