They're here!!!! by shesnapped

They're here!!!!

OMG!!! I feel like the most blessed person on earth tonight! May I introduce Valerie Skye in the purple hat, born at 10:27 this morning weighing in at 5 lbs 4 oz and measuring 17 1/2 inches, and Garrit Kael sporting a very fashionable yellow hat, born at 10:30, weighing 6 lbs 3 oz and 19 inches. They were born on their uncle's 17th birthday which he thought was "cool". It was quite a treat to see the teenager holding newborns, a treat for me anyway, but certainly not the most exciting thing in the world for him. Nonetheless, he was a really good sport about it, and I love him for that! He did get his own special time tonight when we took him out to eat at a nice restaurant to celebrate the anniversary of HIS birth.

Seeing my older son become a daddy ... wow. Just wow. Where did those 27 years go? As he stood on the other side of the nursery window holding his own son up for the first time for all of us to see, his eyes met mine, and mine met his, and we both got all choked up. What a moment. A lifetime of love in a split second. Words escape me, even now. The day was filled with love and gazing and holding and trading babies, snapping pictures, washing hands, texting, posting to social media. Then dh and the teenager and I went out to get a late lunch and bring the new daddy some food and coffee (mommy was on clear liquids only, bless her heart!) and suddenly the enormity of it all flooded me, washed all over me, and I was so overwhelmed I was ready to boo-hoo right in the Starbucks drive-thru just that quick!

How do you wrap up a day like today? How do you lay your head on your pillow like you've done thousands of other nights, finally able to let a few tears fall, and hopefully drift off to sleep eventually ... Thank You, God, for these precious gifts, for ALL my children and grandchildren, for their health and well being and strength. How did You see fit to bless me so greatly?
What a beautiful story, day full of blessings and image. You touched me with your words. Fav.
January 11th, 2015  
What a wonderful story and a beautiful memory captured! Enjoy, Grandma! They are so precious!
January 11th, 2015  
Lovely photo and blessings.
January 11th, 2015  
Oh! How wonderful! Congratulations to all
January 11th, 2015  
Fantastic shot and fantastic story. congratulations, what a great day for you. So full of emotion.
January 11th, 2015  
Just gorgeous. Congratulations to all of you
January 11th, 2015  
Congratulations! Fav!
January 11th, 2015  
Congratulations to you and your family :)
January 11th, 2015  
Beautiful words. Congratulations to all your family.
January 11th, 2015  
Wow what a day for you ... little treasures... enjoy make the most of them being babies... only seems like yesterday when my eldest grandy was this big and now she is off to High School...
January 11th, 2015  
Congratulation To you and all Ashley. Love their names.
January 11th, 2015  
Beautiful - capture and words
January 11th, 2015  
beautiful babies and beautiful story! Words are so hard to find in these magnificent emotional times. Congratulations all round and now enjoy :)
January 11th, 2015  
Congratulations to you and family Ashley.
January 11th, 2015  
Oh Hillary, your pure joy is in the words. I was crying in my coffee.
January 11th, 2015  
just beautiful, wonderful and some really gorgeous baby's. congrats and just enjoy the whole experience.
January 11th, 2015  
Huge congratulations grandma. How exciting!!! The weight of those two added is amazing for mom to carry them. Loved your narrative.
January 11th, 2015  
WOW so sweet beautiful shot fav
January 11th, 2015  
Oh how emotional. I'm almost in tears with joy for you and your family. Congratulations to you all. Fav
January 11th, 2015  
Wow what a day so full of love and over whelming emotions. Congratulations to all of you and best wishes to the new family!!
January 11th, 2015  
Jax
congratulations :)
January 11th, 2015  
Neat shot! Congrats to all.
January 11th, 2015  
What an armful! beautiful. You've got me on the edge of (happy) tears myself.
January 12th, 2015  
Sweetness! Beautiful, touching, emotional narrative. Congratulations!
January 12th, 2015  
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us so eloquently. Huge congrats! Yep, happy tears here too.
January 17th, 2015  
@amandal @susanalena @seattlite @swilde @onewing @flyrobin @darty @gigiflower @newbank @julzmaioro @derekvickers @ethelperry @gilbertwood @peterlgrave @joansmor @linkie @anazad511 @onlyme111 @shepherdmanswife @allred3 @jax365 @vstap @francoise @genealogygenie @kph129 Oh you guys!!! As I sit here and read all your comments again tonight, I am so touched by your outpouring of community that I'm moved to tears yet again! Thank you so much for sharing in this awesome blessing with me! I know Grandmothers are born everyday, but when it's you, it's the world! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And now, will someone please tell me how I'm supposed to return to the normal life?
January 18th, 2015  
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