Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Twins Have Arrived!

After 38 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy, I am happy to announce that Jennifer gave birth to two healthy little girls this afternoon. Rachel Ann was born at 12:12pm and Abigail Jean was born at 12:13pm. They both were amazingly each 7 pounds and 20 inches long. They are not identical but fraternal but apparently wanted to come out weighing the same. Jennifer did great and is recovering wonderfully. We arrived at the hospital a little after 7:30am. The C-Section was scheduled between 9:30 and 11:00 but other cases came up so we ended up in there at 12ish. It was amazing to see the system the hospitals have in place. There were 15 people in the Operating Room: 5 for the surgery aspect and then 5 for each baby. After post-op, Jennifer was wheeled to her room and the babies came up shortly. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. The adventure begins today. :)

This is Rachel Ann

This is Abigail Jean


LadyAuroraWolf said...

Aww, congratulations! They are beautiful!

Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Jim said...

They both look beautiful and healthy! Not sure who they look like??? Can you tell??? Congratulations! We can't wait to see them!

Laura Thompson said...

CONGRATS! They are Beautiful!!

Greg's Comment: Congratulations to both of you (even though Jennifer did all the work) :)

Can't wait to rock them!! Laura

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! They look adorable!

Best wishes


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to meet the twins! Hope all are doing well!!!

Bob, Mary and Landon

Pastor Hal Kooistra said...

Praise God for His care over Jennifer and the girls during the pregnancy and births. Dawn and I enjoyed seeing Abigail and Rachel yesterday at the hospital.

marilyn mathers said...

Jennifer and Andy,
Patty sent me the link to your pictures. The girls are beautiful. It brings many memories for me. I am so happy that Colette had a chance to meet you and your daughters. Congratulations to both of you and welcome to Abigail and Jean.
Marilyn Mathers

Brad and Jen said...

Congrats!! The girls are beautiful! How great that our babies were born the same week - Nolan can't wait to meet his new buddies!

Anonymous said...

Congrats ! We are happy and excited for all of you as you begin your new journey into family life and wish you the best. Enjoy them-they grow up fast ! Congrats to G & G Chamis & Aunt Natalie too !

Dave & Roxanne