Monday, June 4, 2012

We're One Month Old Today!

Our precious babies are here! We welcomed Caleb Dane and Bria Joy into this world on the afternoon of May 4th. The delivery went well and labor lasted about 7 hours without a c-section, but recovery was much more difficult than expected… painful and swollen all over.
On Bria’s 4th day of life, she was admitted to the NICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for significant weight loss and dehydration. Bria had difficultly feeding properly, but the excellent staff at Phoenix Children’s worked with her for 3 days and got her weight back up and eating properly. Once again, we were reminded what a blessing good health really is. Thankfully, Bria has been doing really well since leaving the NICU.
The first 4 weeks have been a lot of work and sorta a blur, but very sweet. Not only do Caleb and Bria look different, but thus far they have shown us that they have different personalities. Caleb is more alert with his eyes open to the world after feedings and Bria loves to cuddle and sleeps more than Caleb throughout the daytime. So far, they have been fairly mellow and enjoy eating and napping. New big brother Tyson has been transitioning into his new role. He likes to help with throwing away diapers, placing dirty clothes in their hamper, assisting in bath time, and watching the twins in their swings.

 Leaving the hospital and heading home


 Concerned Mama with Bria in the NICU

 First walk with all three kiddos

Tyson checking on Bria

 Happy after bath time

Caleb likes: being swaddled and burped well.
Caleb dislikes: having gas.
Tender moments: being able to finally hold our baby boy in our arms and watching him stare at Bria when laying next to her in the crib.

Bria likes: being swaddled and being held.
Bria dislikes: having a dirty diaper and an empty stomach.
Tender moments: being able to finally hold our baby girl in our arms and having a GIRL and dressing her in purple and pink.

It has only been a few weeks, but one thing that we know for sure is that having twins means teamwork. We’ve been so blessed to get a great deal of help from family and friends. Stay tuned for (hopefully) frequent updates on our blog.


  1. Oh Il, they are beautiful!!!! Congratulations!! I love their names too! I am so glad everyone is healthy and happy. You guys have been so blessed and those babies have the most amazing parents and family. I can't wait to see them! Please let me know the next time you are here so I can see you and your family. And you have a girl now!!! Yeah! Isn't it great to go crazy with everything girly!? Your mom must be beside herself with her new grand babies. Congrats again!!!

  2. I'm SO glad you updated the blog!! These pictures are wonderful, and my heart aches knowing that I won't get to formally meet these two love-bugs for another few weeks. :( I'm thrilled for you two and for big-brother Tyson!! LOVE YOU ALL!! Sending HUGE Aunt Lindsay HUGS from California!!

    Aunt Linds

  3. Love this update and have been thinking of you so much. I'm sorry to hear about the painful recovery and NICU but your sweet babies look great. Take lots of pictures during this time that you won't remember much of later and trust the loving care you are providing your children.I hope to meet them but know I'm praying for you both - a lot! It's tiring but you can do it. So glad you are surrounded with family. XO Regan

  4. We are so happy for you all and can't wait to meet Caleb and Bria!
    Love you,
    The Moores

  5. Ohh....I have not been on here in so long!! Congrats. I am so thankful everyone is healthy and doing weel now! They are adorable and Tyson is so big!! We miss you tons!! xoxo