Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy 1-week birthday to our babies!

Hey everyone! Well, we are home and have two lovely little babies! Here is a quick blog update to keep the masses happy with some pics. Time is limited, so I hope you enjoy this quick update and a few pictures! Above is me before the c-section with the belly monitors on. I thought you all would like to see the last belly shot! Holy big belly, batman!
Here is me in recovery with both babies. I have no memory of this pic, so I am sure glad someone snapped it! I was pretty out of it after the section. I vomited in the OR and again in the recovery room. Apparently, someone changed my gown and trusted me enough to hold both babies for a kodak moment! For being so out of it, I look pretty good, if I do say so myself!

Taylor Grace was born on May 10th at 2:34 pm, weighing 5 lbs, 10 ounces. Jordan Amidon was born at 2:35 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 10 ounces. Quite a size difference, especially when you see them next to each other!
This is a pic of both babies in their basinett in the hospital. It was the most amazing thing to see the two of them together. Even when you put them apart, they would skootch their bodies to be closer together. I guess they missed the closeness of the womb. Sometimes they evn made their faces touch one another! So cute!

Here's mama Chris leaving the hospital with both babies on Mother's Day. What an amazing first Mother's Day and what a gift...to be taking home our two bundles of joy. Here is Mama Penny in her sexy scrubs in the operating room right after the kids were born. I am told that while this picture was being snapped, I was throwing up in the background! How lovely! Penny had just showed me the two babies and my response was, "I think I'm gonna throw up!" What a nice story to tell the kids when they are older!

So, hope you have enjoyed the pics. Our first week as moms has been amazing and challenging and scary and exhausting, but we are hanging in there. The nights are tough, but so far we are surviving and each day we are learning more and more tricks to keep the babes happy and full! I am trying to breast feed, but it is tough work! We are also supplementing with formula for now, until we see how much milk I can make. Since I had a breast reduction in 2003, it is a good possibility that I will not make enough milk to meet all the kids' needs. But, whatever I can make, I want them to get, so we are keeping at it.

I will try to update a little more here and there. It is tough to get the time to do it, but we really want everyone to be able to see our little darlings and hear all our news. In closing, I want to say that Penny is a total rock star and I could not do this without her. She has the patience of an ox and is a fantastic caregiver to our kids and to me, as I recover from the c-section. I love you so much honey, and there is no one else with whom I would even consider embarking on this motherhood journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! Jordan and Taylor are so lucky to have you as their mom!

11 comments:

Barb & Penny said...

Chris & Penny,

Penny and I checked your site earlier, and read all of your posts. We wanted to check back before we retire up to bed to see if you posted any photos. WOW! how TOTALLY AMAZING your beautiful children are, and might I add, how WONDERFUL you two are! Congratulations on such AWESOME MIRACLES!

You give us abundant hope that we too will be blessed someday.

Your family is a true inspiration!

Night, Night for now,
God Bless,
Barb & Penny (Neepee)

e. said...

chris- these photos and your stories are amazing. and as i looked at the photos i realized these are the 1/2 bio siblings of our wee one growing in me! it is truly amazing to have connected to you and to now be preg with the same donor. it brought tears to my eyes!

you and penny look so happy! that truly was an amazing mother's day present! i hope you are recovering well.

e.

Anonymous said...

You all make a beautiful family! Congratulations! hang in there, the beginning can seem so overwhelming and crazy, but you'll all fall into a routine soon. Can't wait to meet them in person!
love,
Nikki (in NH)

Jude said...

Congrats, Chris and Penny! I am so happy for you guys and your babies are just gorgeous gorgeous! (Makes me miss my little twin just a little bit...)

Best of luck to you in these first days and know we are thinking of you over here.

Jude

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS ON THE NEW BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ONES. WE ARE SO EXCITED HAPPY OVERWHELMED WITH JOY. THEY ARE THE CUTEST LITTLE BUNDLE OF JOYS EVER. WHAT A WONDERFUL MOTHERS DAY PRESENT TO BE ABLE TO BRING HOME THE TWINS. AND AUNT CHRIS KUDOS TO YOU DOESN'T SUCK BUT WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF IT. AUNT P SPOIL THE LITTLE ONES FOR US UNTIL U KNOW WE SEE THEM AND WE CAN SPOIL THEM TO. CAN'T WIAT TO MEET THE LITTLE ONES IN PERSON. THE ARE PRESCIOUS. GOD BLESS THE FOUR OF YOU AND WE MISS AND LOVE ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH LOVE EVERYBODY IN VERMONT.

Sister Outsider said...

Congrats congrats to the two, well, four of you! Oh goodness, those little ones are so beautiful.

Enjoy your baby moon - can't wait to hear how things are going.
-Kwynne

Tiffany said...

Much Happiness and Congratulations to you and Penny! Welcome to little Taylor and Jordan!

-tiffany

calliope said...

wooo hoooo!
congrats all around!
SO fantastic to see you with your babies.
xo

Stefan Bain said...

I am so happy for you four. The fun is just starting. I hope our kids can grow up knowing each other, even if they are 3,000 miles apart.

Nancy Martin said...

Congratulations to you both. I am remembering my life as a new mom. Shelly got the hiccups and I thought for sure they would kill her! Well 37 years later she still gets hiccups. Soooo many memories to come. Love them every one. The babes look lovely. You did a good job! I look forward to your future updates and seeing the little ones grow. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for both of you! What beautiful babies and beautiful mommas too! I can't wait to hold the little ones! Reunion was this weekend and all the 97er's send their love. Pics are already on the fridge. Love to you all.
Love,
Kate & Amber