Double handful

I am pleased to report that as of this afteroon, I am the proud aunt of twin girls: Georgia Anne and Adeline May.

Arriving in a convenient pocket size (about a pound and a half apiece), the girls have already demonstrated that they are true petites Ya-Yas: impatient and capable of making a grand entrance in dramatic style.

Evidently they felt 24 weeks was quite enough time to spend sharing a stuffy, cramped womb, thank you very much. I don’t blame them. If I had to share quarters that tight with my sister, I’d be ready to bust out after about 24 minutes, so I admire their patience.

We’re told the next 24 to 48 hours will be crucial, but the girls are breathing on their own and seem to be in fine condition, and I would ask that you focus your prayers on gratitude for the blessings we have and the blessings that will surely follow in the next few days.

And on that note, the Red Fork Hippie Chick has to dash back to the office to finish out a crazy day that just got a little crazier … but much, much sweeter.

Emily

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5 Responses to Double handful

  1. Julie Miner says:

    WOW that’s very exciting, wonderful, special. Yes, prayers and good karma going that way. love, jules

  2. Peter Woodman says:

    Hi Emily.
    My son Jason (the youngest of my 3 children) and daughter-in-law Alison were presented with twins on May 13th this year. They are Amelia and Charlotte. Charlotte, born 2 minutes after Amelia, is a Downs Syndrome child. She quickly put on weight and is delightful. We all hope that her condition will not prevent her from living a normal life.
    Their older brother, Matthew (2¾), is very good with them and their 2 cats – Dino and Elise – have taken the additions to the family in their stride.
    We will offer prayers for Georgia Ann and Adeline May this Sunday.
    See you soon, “hippy chick”.
    Peter and Sheila.

  3. Children with Down syndrome always seem to have a phenomenal capacity for love.

    Charlotte will no doubt benefit greatly from having both a twin sister and a big brother to look out for her as she grows up. What a blessing that the cats are accepting of the children, too! I think pets really help kids learn. It’s good to have a friend who loves you unconditionally, as animals do, and it’s good to have someone soft and fuzzy to curl up with when the world seems big and scary.

    My friend Margaret subjected her cat to a litany of indignities when we were kids: dragging her around by the hind legs, making her wear doll clothes, pushing her around in a baby buggy, etc. The trade-off was that Margaret loved that cat more than some people love their children. I think the feeling was mutual.

  4. Suzanne Wallis says:

    Michael and I send our congratulations, Auntie. We look forward to hearing many wonderful tales about these two as they grow stronger and bigger.

  5. Dave "66 Willy" Willman says:

    Auntie Em has a nice ring to it.
    Congratulations to Oliver and his wife. These babies will
    be in our prayers here in Colorado. I know it will all work out
    if they have your bloodlines.

    Good luck with everything.

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