On Thursday, May 28th, 2009, at 36 6/7 weeks gestation, Travis and I welcomed into the world our precious twin baby girls. Isabel Hope (Baby A) was born at 9:11 a.m., measuring 3 lbs. 15.8 oz. and 17 3/4 in. long; and Elliana Faith (Baby B) was born at 9:13 a.m., measuring 5 lbs. 10.2 oz. and 18 in. long. Both babies were born in good health; but Isabel, because of her small size, was admitted to the NICU (where she remains) soon after birth. The picture below was taken in the NICU the day Elliana and I were discharged. It was the first time I was able to see my babies together and the moment at which I began to fully experience the reality of what I have called from the beginning a double blessing.
Stay tuned for more on the birth story of Isabel and Elliana!