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
Hannah with Brynn
Hannah with Bailey
Brynn, Dad, and Bailey (excuse my huge head)
Our happy family!
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!