Monday, October 24, 2005

When it rains

So much excitement today. First, we were greeted by Wilma, it wasn't so bad. Really wet and extremely windy. We lost a hibiscus plant in our front yard but all in all the worst part was being held hostage inside all day. We got out for a walk in the early evening and to our sweet surprise it was nice and cool.

But by far the most exciting thing to happen today was the arrival of two very special babies:

Eli Richard 3 pounds 12 ounces
Elizabeth Louise 3 pounds 9 ounces

My sister-in-law's water broke on Thursday and they went to the hospital and she got all kinds of drugs to develop the babies' lungs and such and then her labor started and they successfully stopped the labor and began the "wait and see." Her due date was December 20, so needless to say they didn't want the babies to come out yet. She puttered around since then with contractions on and off until this afternoon when they picked up and she had an emergency c-section. The babies came out screaming with excellent apgar scores and no need for oxygen.

Happy Birthday beautiful blonde snuggly babies. You are so special and so loved.


Eric said...

Wow, congratulations. I got a little teary reading about the babies. Every time I hear of a baby being born I get the same way. I'm so glad they are doing ok.

Jen said...

Glad you all are ok, I have been thinking about you guys all weekend. And great news about the babies!

Online Wong PoKér Hu said...

Congratulations for having a new niece and a nephew. It's such a wonderful feeling to be blessed with kids, yours or not, in the family.