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.
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…)
After sitting around for about 90 minutes, the doctor determined that it was go-time!
After pushing for about 20-30 minutes, sweet baby Elliana was born:
And then just three or four short minutes later, sweet little Carrigan made her way into the world:
In just under an hour, our little family of two became a family of four! Mom holding Elliana and Dad holding Carrigan:
25 thoughts on “the twins’ birthday: a day in pictures”
Oh Emily – they are just beautiful! The babies and the pictures. Total treasures!
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…!
I love these pictures!! Congrats again and thanks for sharing!
YAY! Thanks for the pictures! So glad Frank made it in time and I can’t wait to catch up (when you’re rested and ready for company)!
I’m totally misty-eyed!!!!! I love it sweetie! Awesome!
sooooooo amazing. I’m really really happy for you and your FAM OF 4!
Ha ha ha – I know, how ridiculous, right??
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story. Wishing you all the best each day.
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!!!
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!
Jackie – I am sure the girls will be so excited to meet you! I’ll let you know when they are ready for visitors!!
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.
They are so sweet and adorable. Congratulations you guys! Can’t wait to meet them in April.
I can’t wait for you to meet them, too!
beautiful babies and a beautiful first family photo – I love it!!!
(LizHem from BabyCenter)
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
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.
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
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
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