Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kate and Emma!!

It has been a long day. I am tired! I now have 5 grandchildren! They are both adorable. Little tiny people.

Kate weighs 3 lbs. 5 ounces and Emma weighs 2 lbs. 15.5 ounces. Kate is 15 3/4 inches long and Emma is 15 inches long.

The whole clan was there -

There was a bit of confusion - the head OR nurse had a bit of an attitude. One person told us they could all stay out in the hall and watched the babies be whisked to the ICU when they were born. The very young, very bossy nurse informed them that they could not - they had to go to the waiting room.
Mike and I had lovely outfits on - too bad I didn't get any pictures! We were placed at Kristen's head.
There was such a huge team in the OR. They were ready for any emergency - there were none, praise God!
I was able to catch a shot of Kate being whisked away, but not Emma.
I accompanied them to the NICU and Mike stayed behind with Kristen. The rest were in the waiting room, entertaining the other kids and wondering what was happening. I was in there for over an hour as they inserted lines for nutrition, x-rayed their lungs. Emma has oxygen, but Kate is breathing all on her own. I could see Emma's little heart beating. Absolutely amazing. She's Feisty The Sequel, as Kristen called her.
The nurse said to Kate, "You don't know that you're a preemie, do you?"
I spent time just looking at them, talking to them, and got to touch their little tiny hands.

Kevin held Kate's tiny little hand - what a comparison.
Katherine Hope (who was supposed to have a chromosomal abnormality).
Emma Faith (who was not supposed to survive because she was too small!)

The kids are here - they're flying high after being cooped up in the hospital waiting room all day. They have school tomorrow. I need to go try to get some control going!


Amanda said...

Thank you for such quick updates! They are amazing beautiful miracles. I would LOVE to be close and take my turn holding them both- prayers continue for you all-

Susie said...

What precious beautiful little miracles. Congratulations to all of you.
Try to get some rest Grandma!

Penless Thoughts said...

How exciting and wonderful!!!

Karen said...

So beautiful. Brings tears to my eyes. I'm so thankful they're doing so well.

Love to you all.

Sherry said...

Oh so exciting!! Thanks for so many wonderful pictures! The girls (all 4) are beautiful! It's so great to hear they are doing well. Congrats Grandma!

Andrea said...

YAY for their safe arrivals! Thanks for the update and the gorgeous pictures.

Keep on keeping us posted, as I know you will!!

Oh yeah -- and try and get some rest, proud Grandma!!

Sherry said...

so I just keep coming back to get another look at them. It is seriously such a miracle how great they are doing. I just can't wait to love on them.

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I've been checking all day! They are beautiful and God is so good! I know Kristen is tired but elated! God bless you friend! I know you've got your hands fuller! (is that a word??) I wish I lived near so I could help hold the little darlings! love, nancygrayce

Diane J. said...

Whoo hoo! Praise the Lord that they and Kristen are doing so well! I don't see a sign of anything wrong with those precious babies. Just goes to show that the Great Physician knows infinitely more than those earthly ones.

Big sigh of relief that everything went so well, huh Grandma? Give Kristen my love and relax a little if you can, Dawn.

Love and hugs,


Jennifer said...

Congrats to everyone! What miracles these precious little ones are! They just prove that God is in control & has the final say! Prayers lifted up for everyone!

Jennifer :-)

A Chelsea Morning said...

Congratulations to all of you, Dawn. They're so, so precious. And thank you for sharing all these amazing shots of this miracle with us.

Give Kristen a hug for me and try to get some rest. I'm sure you're exhausted, but oh my, you have five grandchildren!

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Congratulations, everyone! I've been watching Bloglines for this all day.

Did I miss it? So there IS NO abnormality? They're both perfectly normal except a little premature? God be praised!

Brenda said...

Congrats, Grandma! Praise the Lord for His miracles!

Praying you'll all get much-needed rest after such an exciting day.

Linds said...

Beautiful beautiful babies! God has blessed you all!

PEA said...

Well now, that's the kind of news I love waking up to!! Congratulations to all of you, Emma and Kate are such precious babies. I'm smiling ear to ear here!!! xox

groovyoldlady said...

Hooray! HOOray! HOORAY!

God is SO good!

I am rejoicing with you all. I prayed off and on all day yesterday and yours is the first blog I ran to this morning.

Blessed be our God!

nannykim said...

Praise God---keep us posted and updated! What a rich blessing all of this must have been for you! (and continues to be , of course--may God bless and keep them and make His face to shine upon them.

Mimi said...

thanks for taking the time to update us...what a wonderful example of God's goodness... two healthy beautiful baby girls... perfectly normal in spite of what the Doctors and tests thought...
Oh Grandma you are so fortunate to have two little ones to kiss and squeeze while mom tries to rest...
of course you will have lots of help in that department...
Happy Birthday Kate and Emma

Midlife Mom said...

I too have been checking your blog every few hours to see those new babies!!! Praise God for their safe arrival, they are beautiful!!! I too am grinning ear to ear!!!

Try to get some rest!! :o)

Nancy said...

Wonderful news and Happy Birthday you two beautiful girls! Thanks so much for the update. My prayers continue as you face the coming days. God is good!

Anonymous said...

Ain't God good! :o)

Congratulations, Grandma!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness! Praise the LORD for His faithfulness to answer prayer....and deliver these little miracles!!!!

They! Are! Beautiful!

I hope you got a good night's rest....and are ready for another beautiful day with these little beauties!

Love! Love! Love! the pictures.....Emma and Katie really do look so perfect!

Thanks for posting the photos so are not only a very good are the best blogging friend! We've all been waiting...waiting....waiting.....all afternoon!

But of course, it's not about's about those darling little miracles! So rest up my friend...I think you're gonna need it! TWO! Beauties! Two FEISTY Beauties! Oh my!


Laura said...

Congratulations, and welcome to the newest beautiful little girls!

Mary C said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes! SO glad they are doing well.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Congratulations to the whole family! How great is our God?! Those little girls are so precious.

Praying for health for the girls and Kristen too.

Chris said...

Congradulations, and GOD BLESS! They are beautiful!

Becky said...

A BIG HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS to all on those beautiful, precious girls.

And A BIG PRAISE TO OUR GLORIOUS GOD for their safe delivery and health.

Blessings to the WHOLE family.

Diane said...


Can you even believe it!

I had to come back as I have been sitting here this morning in complete amazement at God's great answer to our prayers! He is so Good! As Heather has said....God is good.....ALL the time.


Thank you God!




Linda said...

Praise God Dawn!! He is so good. What a miraculous answer to prayer. They are so precious.
Prayers for all of you as you continue this wonderful adventure!

Quiet Mom said...

Aren't they precious! How wonderful that you could get so many pictures to record the event! Congrats!

Chrissie said...

How wonderful! Praise God they have arrived safely! They're so beautiful! God bless each of you -

lifeinsuburbia said...

They are gorgeous! Tell Kristen I said good job!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Wow.. Dawn, you are a excited grandma with your five grands..I kept checking all day yesterday , awaiting the news.Emma and Katie are precious and look very well.I hope Kristen is feeling better today and resting..The best to all of you.

Maine Mom said...

The girls are both beautiful! I'm glad everything went well. How is Kristen doing? Thanks for the update!

Carrie said...

They're beautiful!

Common Mom said...

I came from Andrea's site . . . what beautiful little babies! Prayers for the whole family :-) Congratulations!

Tammy said...

Oh, I am SO excited for all of you!!!
They are so precious...and absolutely beautiful for being born early!
Praise the Lord for these little miracles!

Fresh Girl said...

Congratulations, Dawn!! I was checking all day for word on how everyone was doing and I'm so relieved things went so well. What beautiful, precious babies. I'll be praying they continue to do well and start packing on the pounds. ;)

God is good!

Angela said...

Many Many Praises go up to God for giving Kirsten and the girls a safe delivery.

God Is Soooo Good!! He held them all in the palm of his hand all along. They are such beautiful miracles of our God!!!!

Congratulations to Grandma....I am so happy for you and will continue to pray for you and your family as they continue to gain weight and mature.

May the joy and happiness that you are feeling now remain imprinted within your heart always.


Delia said...

Oh they're beautiful! Congratulations! and Praise God!

kpjara said...

Congrats to Kristen and what beautiful little miracles these girls are! I can't wait to see them running around like crazy in just a few short months!

Prayers for the whole family!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Such precious babies! Sorry about the nurses attitude!

melody is slurping life said...

I left congratulations at Kristen's blog, but wanted to say congratulations Grandparents! Thanks for the fabulous photos. Prayers continue.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

oh those photos are sooo wonderful! i am just sooooo excited for you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patricia said...

Congratualtions, Grandma Dawn!!! How very precious...and what a blessing it was that you were able to be right there. God is good.

Leeann said...

I hopped over from Andrea's blog. (I can't resist the temptation of baby pictures!) :)

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family and glad that Mom and babies are doing well!

Bev said...

Beautiful, beautiful! xoxo

Kathleen Marie said...

I did read this super EXCITING news the other day but we had a bit of a storm and no electricity for hours so I never commented but CONGRATULATIONS to you all! How wonderful! They are such beautiful girls!

God Bless!

Amanda said...

This makes me so happy for you and your family, Dawn. Congratulations.
my love and best wishes,