It was April 28th, 2003...I had been carrying my identical twin girls for 38 1/2 weeks and was going in for a C-section the following morning. All of my family had flown in and was ready for the BIG day!
I remember my feelings being nervous...not about going in to have a C-Section, I knew this was given to my by God and I would be in God's hands the whole time. The nerves were from the thought that I had to introduce my precious babies that I had carried for almost 9 months to this BIG, SCARY world.
The picture to the left is the girls just minutes after they were born...why would you put a picture like that of yourself on here you must be asking yourself and I truly don't know...
I cried and cried. I remember thinking that I eat so good for them, I know they are safe, etc. My husband looked me in the eyes and said, "Babe, it's time to share them with the rest of us." Oh yeah, that's right, I was the only one that knew them at this point! Silly me!
For those of you who don't know my husband, he is about 6'1 and weighs about 230lbs. So the above picture should give you some perspective on what a HOUSE I was. I gained 40 lbs in my pregnancy and lost 35 lbs. 10 days after. Apparently, it has come on times 10 since then...but whose counting yeah right.
Pic to right: Hubby and I a day or two before delivery at a softball game for my niece.
My girls were born at 8:17am and 8:19am on April 29th, 2003. We knew they were identical but because they shared a placenta (even though they were in separate sacs) we never had a "baby A" and "baby B" because they moved everywhere.
So the first baby out was going to be named Emilie...Em came out and was 6 lbs. 4 oz. and 17 inches long (She is on the right in the picture to the right I think)...2 minutes later Erynn was born at 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 17.5 inches (On the left in the pic I am pretty sure).
April 29th, 2003 was truly the happiest day of my life!
God is good and I thank him every day for blessing me with my girls. Thank you Jesus!