14 September 2007

And Then There Were Seven...

That's right... the twins finally made their Earth debut early Friday evening; and praise God, they're beautiful... have all 10 fingers and all 10 toes and are doing fine. Mommy isn't doing too bad either considering she had to go through all of the body trauma that is a C-Section.

She and the boys are resting now so I figured I'd hurry and post some pictures of our newest angel additions to our family.


Andrew and Ryan snuggled together in a bassinet. (Andrew's on the left... Ryan on the right...

Ryan Timothy made his arrival at 5:17pm and weighed in at 5 lbs. 5 oz.
Andrew Jameson made his arrival a minute later at 5:18pm and weighed in at 6 lbs. 7 oz.
Both are about 20 inches long; and were expert trained in the art of kicking the crap out of their mother whilst still in the womb.

Both screamed the instant they were removed from the womb, which we were incredibly grateful for. Andrew had a little trouble breathing after that for the first hour or so, but seems to be getting enough oxygen to his body now.


Mommy's first moments with both twins.

We'd like to thank the incredibly talented staff at the hospital and especially Gwen's doctor for how wonderfully the procedure went. We also had the added blessing of having Shelley, a friend of mine I grew up with assisting the doctor with the delivery of our new babies. I forgot to get a pic with her without the mask, dang it... I'll be back for you. :)

We'd also like to express much humble gratitude for the countless people who have had our backs, fronts and all sides during the past 3 months. You've helped us through getting a house ready to sell, moving to a new home and getting our twins here without us stressing out so bad we'd meet our demise. You're all wonderful and we wouldn't have made it this far without you. God bless all of you.

And welcome, Ryan and Andrew, to the world and to our family. Of course, you know that you'll be called "Jim and Tim" and/or the "Tweebs" by your siblings, due to the nature of "the prophecy," and the fact that you're younger twin brothers to our own Kimberly Anne... We're so excited to have you in our lives and look forward to the adventures ahead.

Please don't follow after your father and stay up late EVERY night... ;)

Stay tuned... more pics to follow... the hospital's Wi-Fi connection blocks about every port known to man, so getting pics uploaded has been a harder chore than delivering the babies themselves... I'll post more when I get home... :)

7 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations! They're beautiful! That's surprising that one weighs so much more than the other. Way to go to your wife too, for getting through the pregnancey. Now, just the challenge of RAISING them! But that's nothing, right?

disillusioned said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!Congratulations!!!!!!

Mary :)

Russell said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for you. Great job Gwenn, you're Awesome! You too Jeff, what a Fabulous coach.
We love and can't wait to see you!
Love,
Ben, Sally, Zoe, Jeremy and the entire Jones Family!

That One Guy said...

Thanks all! You're all wonderful. Can't wait to show them all off to you after we get settled back home with them. :)

We love you all...

Susannah said...

Congratulations! They are beautiful!

And about comparing uploading pictures to giving birth.... yeah, not so much.

Tell Gwen that she rocks.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How did I miss this? Congratulations to you and Gwen and your entire family! The boys are beautiful and I'm impressed with their weights for being twins. Well done Gwen!