We can't complain about our two new additions. God has given us wonderful babies! Katherine and Matthew are very happy, easy going, and well tempered kiddos. They are very patient with their first time parents. :)
Every month it is fun to see the new milestones they are hitting. I know it's only been three months, but when I look at their newborn/1st month pictures it's hard for me to remember them that small. When we brought Matt home he was wearing a green, stripped lion sleeper that he was swimming in. Now, today I packed up his newborn sleepers to make room for 0-3 months clothes. It was hard to say good-bye to Katherine and Matthew's preemie and newborn clothes because that was all I was use to seeing them in since day one.
To catch you up to current day, I am going to do several different posts of fun events with the twins over the past three months. I'll start with the day they entered our world - 2/27/11. I was 33 weeks and 6 days. The last day on my paper chain I had in my hospital room!
February 27, 2011 - We've arrived!
Sunday, February 27, will definitely be a day to remember. A day that completely changed our lives...for the better! A day we had been praying about for so long. We were so thankful to have delivered two healthy babies for their gestation.
At 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 27, 2011 my water broke. Kevin was at home for the day and had just gotten back to my hospital room 15 minutes before my water broke. This is me just wheeled into my new Labor and Delivery room.
The new parents-to-be getting ready to leave for the delivery room. I had to deliver in the operating room just in case I had to have an emergency c-section and because there were so many nurses and doctors that needed to be at the delivery. Thank goodness both babies cooperated for mommy and I was able to deliver naturally.
Getting to hold Katherine Ilene Willms for the first time. She was born first at 6:16 p.m. Such an emotional moment for mommy and daddy!
The new Willms family of 4. We love this first family photo because you can see the time on the clock in the background on the wall.
The twins were then taken together in an isolate to the Level Three NICU. Kevin followed Katherine and Matthew while I stayed and recovered back in Labor and Delivery room.
Matthew in the NICU
Katherine getting hooked up to all of the monitors in the NICU.
Poor Kate and Matt - they were poked and proded by so many nurses.
After 2 hours in recovery I got to stop at the NICU to see the twins while on my way back to my room. Mommy is getting to hold her new baby son for the first time. Unfortunately, only Kevin and I were able to hold the babies while they were in their isolates.
Little Miss Kate in momma's arms
The proud father and his baby boy!
Daddy and his little girl
Matt had to have an IV in his head...no fun little buddy!