Thursday, April 23, 2009

We have babies...

So Baby A and Baby B decided they wanted to be born today. The monitoring this morning showed some ups and downs and after talking to the Doctors they decided today was the day. Susan called me at 7:00 a.m. and said she was still on the monitors and then called again at 7:30 a.m. saying they were going to do a C-section at 9:00. So Susan's mom came over and picked up Elizabeth (She still thinks Daddy was going to a meeting....) and then I drove "very carefully" to the hospital.

Baby A was born at 9:37 and was 4 lbs 8 oz. Her name is Emma Marie.
Baby B was born at 9:38 and was 4 lbs 3 oz. Her name is Hannah Mary.

Susan is doing fine in recovery. She is hoping to come back to her room within the next hour. And then maybe up to see the girls.
Both babies are in the NICU and are needing some help breathing. Emma is breathing a little bit of help and Hannah was having a breathing tube put in. To me they both look great.

Now the next chapter: NICU
Check back in later for another update or maybe even pictures. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers over the last 6 weeks. Let's hope both Emma and Hannah are home with us soon.


  1. Congrats to you all. We are thinking of you and can't wait to see everyone! We love you from NYC.
    -Shawn & Alli

  2. Congratulations to you all. Everyone at St. Louis are excited for you!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! with lots of Love from BA & TT !! : ))) Can't wait to meet the girls!! Glad this(part) is all over for you guys!! ENJOY!!!! XXOO TT

  4. Congratulations!! We are so happy for all of you! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Lynn, Dave, Katie, and Aly

  5. Congratulations! Enjoy those precious bundles! Love their names. Hope all continues to go well and that you will all be home together soon!

    Rachel and Brent

  6. Yippee! They're here! Has big sister, Elizabeth, been able to sneak a peek at Emma and Hannah yet? We wish you a speedy recovery, Susan. Isaac is currently trying to cut our baby out of my belly with his tools. I'm not sure where he got that idea, but I guess his method makes sense to him. I think he's jealous that your babies are here and his is not yet. We look forward to seeing you and your new big family!
    Katie, Jamie, and Isaac

  7. Congratulations, Susan, Josh, and Elizabeth. Praying that the girls are home with you soon, and with few complications

  8. Oh My God!! Congrats and Love from the Greats on the Cruise....We are shocked and surprised. Everyone here is just a BIT crazy at the moment (crying and wailing and gnashing of teeth) so, we're decided to go have a drink to calm everyone down a bit. Then we're going to jump overboard and swim to Maine to see them! Hey Janis, do you believe in miracles!

  9. Aunt Liz says Congrats!!!!!Love the names and well chosen. can't wait for pics. Congrats to BIG SISTER and Mommie get some rest.
    Love to all

  10. OH MY GOD !!!!


    I am praying for a speedy recovery for Susan and that the girls will do okay!!!! They've been pretty tough so far.....

    Thinking of you guys
    Lori LaBrecque

  11. Congratulations and best of luck to all of you. Guess this means a change in my Saturday visit schedule :)
    Keep me posted if you need anything or still want company!