Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14th...a glorious day!

UPDATE! Warner is tubefree! Grant sent me this picture!!
1st..your prayers and love are working. My dad is doing so much better. Not 100% yet, but the pacemaker is gone...and he was doing so much better when we saw him tonight. I told him how my friends are all praying for him, and adding him to their prayers, prayer circles, and prayer books, and he is so thankful to you as well!





Next.....We have twins!

Grant and Julia were over last night for dinner and to play games. It was the first time she had that pre delivery look, and when I told her, she said "oh, what is that...I hope it's good!" Good it was. We got a call from Grant at 11:45, Julia's water had just broken, and they were on the way to the hospital.

Of course I had a hard time sleeping. I was up at 4:00 am, and texted Grant. She was in her room, and dialating. By 8:00 am she was at 5 cm, and fully effaced. I went to let their dog out, and feed him, then off to the hospital. Grant called me as I pulled up to the hospital, and they were going into the operating room, just in case it was a C-section.



Julia's dad and I were waiting for about an hour, when Grant came out at about 11:45, and let us know our babies were here. Warner Russell Holmes was born at 11:07, 5 lbs. 15 oz, 19 3/4 inches. Hannah Marianne Holmes was born at 11:25 4 lbs. 13 oz. 18 inches long. We got to see pictures, and then went in to see Julia at about 12:00.



After visiting with our newest supermom, delivering two babies without a c-section, and looking fabulous, but oh so tired and sore. Grant and I went into the NICU to see our babies.

Dad and his little girl...

And his little man....

Grant has some great pictures of Julia with her babies in the delivery room.


Little Hannah is quite the trooper. She is eating well, breathing well, and all is well with our little petite and sweet beauty, looking like her mommy.



Little Warner, what a guy. He is having a bit of trouble keeping his lungs full. So our guy has oxygen tubes, an IV, and a gastro-tube to keep the air from going to his tummy. The nurses say it should only be for a couple of days.



UPDATE!!

WARNER IS TUBE FREE! I received this picture from Grant today!!

So, a new part of my heart is given to our newest Holmes babies. And as my daddy's heart is healing mine feels so much better. Thank you all for your thoughts, wishes and prayers. We are blessed.

21 comments:

Christensen Family said...

Congrats! She is a Supermom. Delivering twins naturally!! We're glad they are all doing well. And hope little boy will heal quickly. What a wonderful Christmas present! Our prayers are with your father and the rest of the family too.

Kim Loudon said...

There is nothing like newborn babes...I can't help but BAWL when I see pictures of them so fresh from heaven. WHAT BEAUTIES they both are. A boy AND a girl. SOOOOOOOO COOL! Congrats to you and your family!

Marie said...

Congrats on the safe arrival of these two new Holmes babies! How very beautiful they are. I am also very happy to hear that your dad is doing well. Love and hugs! xxoo

Katie said...

This is ALL good news. HOw fun to have so many Grand kids all at once. They are gonna love going to grandma and grandpa's house spo they can all run crazy together.

Beautiful babies. Congrats!

Ashley said...

We're so happy that grandpa is doing better too! And way to go Julia! I'm so glad that you put up pictures. Those are some long babies for being so skinny! :) And they are so sweet, their faces are perfect.

Emily said...

Congrats to the happy couple! Also to you, the grandparents!

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Sooo excited to meet them. I don't feel like we can get to California fast enough. THANK YOU for posting pictures!

Yay for the Warner genes pulling through. I love the strawberry hair.

Grammy Staffy said...

WOW...what wonderful news!!!! I am glad that your dad is better...and... your new little loves are BEAUTIFUL!!!
What great pictures you have. It is interesting that the smaller little Hannah is doing better than her big brother. I hope that he will be off the oxygen and gastro tube soon.
Congrats and lots of love, Lura

Escobar Family said...

Wow!!! What beautiful babies...oh so beautiful! Congrats to all of the Holmes!

Heidi said...

OOHH they are PRECIOUS! I cannot wait to meet them in a couple days!!!

Sundbergs said...

That is so wonderful. I am so glad they are here safely. They are so adoreable. congrats on more grand babies.

Breana and Jordan Holmes said...

I just love them so much already! Poor Warner, those pictures are so sad,but I'm glad they'll be ok. Can't wait to see them!

sprinkles said...

they are precious little ones! thanks for the update & the photos of the new babes. wish we were meeting them this holiday season. enjoy all your new additions! xo

Rebecca said...

oh, I have tears in my eyes! What sweet little babies!

Traci Elizabeth said...

congrats to the whole family! they are beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics!

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

They are adorable! I can't wait for those babies to be able to be at family events.

Lauri said...

This post put tears in my eyes too. Such sweet little babies! I love that little Hannah is named after her maternal grandma. Congratulations to mamma and papa. And I'm glad your dad is on the mend too. All good news.

Sara Jane said...

those are two sweet sweet babies you get to be a grandma to. Thanks for posting pictures. i just love how tiny their hands are as they hold yours and their Daddy's finger. so so preciously tiny. xoxo

Todd Family said...

I had a feeling that Julia had the babies! I kept looking at her blog but saw nothing and I just knew that GRANDMA would post!!! SOOO EXCITED FOR THEM!!! (and for you of course!) that's so awesome and way to go Julia and the birth! I can't believe how good of a size they are for being twins! You have to tell her congrats for us and we are so excited to meet them! Kev will be here until January, so I am sure when I am at work he will be happy to help. (he's really good with babies!) :) Let us know what we can do to help! Congrats once again!

Grammy Staffy said...

Hello again dear Sheryl,
I am just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and greetings to your whole family. We are in Utah with Erin and Lynell and families.

I have posted Christmas greetings in my last 2 posts I want to share with you. Come by my blog when you can.
I am sure that you will have a great season with those sweet babies and your dad doing better.
hugs, Lura

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