Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Welcome Bailey and Brynn!

Well..., the twins are here! Last night Maran got a call from the hospital and was told that her C-Section was being moved from 9:30 this morning to 7:30, which meant that we had to be at the hospital at 5:00 AM. Needless to say, neither Maran or I got a lot of sleep last night.

Here is Maran right before we left this morning. The last picture we will ever have of her pregnant with twins. Unless ... it happens again. After arriving at the hospital, checking in, starting the IV, epidural, and letting Hannah give her mom a kiss, we went off to delivery. It was a lot more pleasant than our experience with Hannah, and even though we were hoping that Maran would go into labor early, it was nice to have it planned and to be more prepared.
Maran reacted differently to the medicine and epidural than she did with Hannah's birth. I remember her getting the shakes, which is hard for me to see, but she got very nauseous this morning, and even threw up on the delivery table. She is still having a tough time keeping things down, but she doesn't complain.
So, at 8:02 AM, Brynn Elizabeth was the first to come out. She was 6 Lbs, 8 ounces, and 18 inches long. One minute later, Bailey Marie came, weighing in at 6 Lbs, 11 ounces, and 17.5 inches. The first thing that I noticed was that both of them had really dark hair, and a lot of it. When I first saw Hannah, she did not have a lot of hair, and she looked just like I did when I was born. The same cannot be said for these two. They do not look like me, but they also do not look like each other. As you will see from the pictures, Brynn has lighter skin and a different nose than Bailey, who has darker skin. Hannah had super long eyelashes, but Bailey and Brynn have no eyelashes. Here are some pics


Brynn and Mom



Brynn on the left, Bailey on the right



Hannah with Brynn


Hannah with Bailey


Brynn, Dad, and Bailey (excuse my huge head)


Our happy family!


Bailey Marie


Brynn Elizabeth

As the babies change in the next few days, we will continue to post pictures. We are so blessed and so grateful to have these girls. Sure, I am outnumbered 4 to 1, but I think it is great. We are also so grateful to our moms for being here. With our move this week, and now having the twins here, I honestly don't think we could have made it all work with out them. Thank you Julia Lea and Donna Marie. You are the best!

25 comments:

Wes said...

Congrats with all the ladies... Hope you don't mix them up, and call them the wrong name there whole lives! :)
Good to see all went well.

Jen said...

WooHoo! I've been waiting for you to post :-) They are beautiful! I love all of thier dark hair. I'm glad everything went well. We were praying for you. Maran looks great! Give them kisses for us.

Jen said...

PS- keep the pictures coming. :-)

Kerrie said...

Hooray! Congratulations!! They are beautiful. They do look a lot alike in these pictures but in the photos mom sent me they look completely different. It will be fun to see what they look like in a few weeks. I can't believe how big they are for twins. That's so great though...hopefully they will sleep and eat well for you. I hope Maran gets feeling well soon.

JIll said...

What a double blessing!!! Maran, I hope you are feeling better soon and you are a Superwoman!!!
The girls are adorable and I look forward to see their pictures and see how they change.Scott, Maran and the girls are so lucky to have such a wonderful husband and dad!Thinking of you all!

Angela said...

oh they are so cute! I love all the dark hair:) Congrats guys!

Angela said...

oh they are so cute! I love all the dark hair:) Congrats guys!

Wendi said...

Aaahh! You guys went from 1 to 3 kids in a matter of minutes! So crazy and so exciting! Congrats to your adorable family. Can't wait to meet these cuties!

leslie jo said...

They are soooooo cute. Congrats to all of you what an exciting adventure.!

Marc and Stacy said...

They are all so gorgeous!!! What beautiful women you have in your life, Scott!!! Maran, when I read about you being sick, I was so sad for you but you are one of the strongest women I know! These girls are so blessed to come to your family! Hannah looks like she already knows just how to be a good big sister. I've been telling Montana about Bailey and Brynn today and she says " who is bailey and brynn?" and I say "hannahs baby sisters" and she says, "my hannah?":) So happy for you guys! Can't wait to meet the little sweethearts! Hope you have a quick recovery Mare- bear. Love you!

Heather said...

They are so adorable!! Congratulations!

Esther Noelle said...

Wow Congratulations you guys!! That is so awesome! The girls look so beautiful! I hope Maran is feeling alright and getting some rest! That's so great your moms are there!

Jed and Kate said...

Congratulations!! They are so adorable! Glad to hear that everything went ok. What an awesome family you have!!

Becky said...

what a beautiful family!! Let me know if you ever need Hannah to come over and play with Ben and Julia!:)

Audrey said...

We are so happy that Maran and babies are doing so well. I can't believe all the hair!! We will miss not having you next door! Tell Hannah that Brinley says hi!

JP and Rachel said...

Congratulations!! We're glad that everything went well. We love the pictures. Kelly was really excited to see Hannah's sisters.

RachelBarker said...

Yahoo!!!! Congratulations! I cant wait for all the pics to come. Way to go on the Labor Maran. I hope you all get some sleep. :)

Hollie said...

Aaaah! They are so cute. I'm so glad they're finally here. I can't believe Maran carried over 13 pounds of baby in there! You poor thing. They are both bigger than Dallin was at birth. I'm so glad everyone is healthy and doing well for the most part. What a beautiful family!

Maren Adams said...

Oh! Congratulations! I didn't know you were moving too! I sent you guys a card to your old adress but now you probably won't get it! But congratulations all the same! Wow! They are beautiful!

Tashina said...

Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment.

Cori said...

Congratulations! Maran, you are super woman!

gbrooks said...

Congratulations! I can't believe such big babies came out of tiny Maran!

The Rays said...

AHHH I saw Scott at the hospital today (Thurs) and it kind of freaked me out like something went wrong! I'm so happy the little girls are here and their pictues are so cute!! I love the little white bows haha! Congrats Jonny and I are SO happy for your family!!

Jonpaul said...

CONGRATULATIONS Maran and Scott on your wonderful family, Maran you are a serious trooper!!

Can't wait to meet your new little girls on day soon!

Carrie said...

Maran & Scott-- CONGRATS! They are beautiful, as expected! Wow, Maran. You are amazing for carrying two babies and giving birth to them! WOW. Don't ever discredit that. And the fact that they were both pushing 7 lbs... holy cow. They really are precious. Good luck! If anyone can do twins, it's you! :) Loves! Carrie Warner