Thursday, March 19, 2009

At long last - Our baby girls!

After 10 long weeks on full bed rest and several moments of hysteria generated by the staff of the University Hospital, we are more than pleased to announce the safe and healthy arrival of our twin baby girls! Here are the details:

Sydney Ann Thomson (in the pink) and Samantha Jane Thomson (in the purple), born Friday, February 27, 2009. Sydney was 6 lbs even and Samantha was 5 lbs 14 oz. And mom was bigger than a house before they were born..... ;) They were born almost one month early, to the day (they were due on March 28), but they both have been extremely healthy. Samantha had to spend two days in a special care nursery for lung problems but was able to join mom and sister in the room for the last two days of our hospital stay. Sydney stayed with me the whole time, and both girls came home together. And to answer the burning question: they are most definitely NOT identical. They are as fraternal as the day is long -- in genetics and personality.

A few details you might like to know:


Has dark hair and golden brown skin
Has a cry that says, "Where's my food, dang it?!"
Likes to wiggle her arms and legs as much as possible
Prefers to be awake at 12 midnight every night
Has little patience if she's given you "the cry" and you haven't fed her in the following two seconds.
Is alert and inquisitive and so darn cute.


Has dark hair, but not as dark as her sister's, and reddish brown skin
Has a cry that says, "I've been so patient, what am I doing wrong? Why haven't you fed me? I'm so sad now."
Likes to be straight as a board
Prefers to be awake at 5:00 a.m. every morning
Has a great deal of patience when her sister is demanding food for them
Is our sleeping beauty, but when she's awake, her little eyes just dart around the room trying to take it all in.
And yes, she's also so darn cute.

Thank you for all of your prayers, support, service, and love during this crazy pregnancy. It has been a profound experience for me on many levels. And please oh please, don't stop the prayers, support, service, and love now! We've got two babies and a big brother to take care of!!