9.25.2011

The twins are here!

Remember my sis Rachel and her hubs Mark? The ones who got married at 18 years old and here we are, almost ten years later?

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Remember here when I told you about my sister (who is a twin herself) was pregnant for the first time with twins? And then here when I wrote all about the baby shower? 

Well the babes have arrived!

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Stella Evon on the left, and Sophie Eva on the right.

Middle names named after the dad and mom's respective grandmothers. (Eva after my Nonie)

Stella weighed 6 pounds, and little Sophie just barely over 4. However, no NICU time for either since both were full term -- delivered at just a day over 37 weeks. Isn't it crazy how much two pounds makes such a difference? I guess Stella was the food hog. Sibling rivalry already!

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Funny story about the delivery. My sister's husband Mark was busy brewing homemade beer for his brothers wedding this coming November. Rachel went to the bathroom and when she came out, she asked Mark, "so, how much longer til you are done brewing the beer? Cause I think my water just broke." Basically, my mom took Rachel to the hospital so Mark could stay home and finish brewing his homemade beer. He finally made it to the hospital when his little girls were just minutes old.

Just kidding.

I mean, my mom did take Rachel to the hospital, but Mark came less than an hour later after he realized that yes, this was really happening right now.

Just for sheets and giggles, here is a facebook status update that Rachel posted, about 10 hours before her babies came into the world...

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You guys. The girls? Precious.

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Something else? Stella came and then Sophie wasn't born until one hour and 10 minutes later. The doctor said that this was the longest time between twins being born that he had ever experienced. And no, there was no c-section. :)

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Holding the oldest twin, Stella.

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And then later that night, I got to hold both my nieces. So in love already!

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As is our tradition, whenever someone has a baby, someone else brings PF Changs for dinner. It started with my first two births. Sisters brought me takeout to the hospital. So hubs and I ordered lettuce wraps and spicy chicken and those amazing crispy green beans and took it to all in the birthing room.

The nurse said she could smell our food from all the way down the hall.

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Proud daddy.

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And momma.

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love. love. love. love. love.

LOVE.


63 comments

  1. AH! They are so precious!! Love it!
    Your comments on your sister's status had me cracking up.. but I doubt she thought they were as funny as I did. Can't believe the twins were over an hour apart, my brothers were barely 3 minutes apart!

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  2. How sweet!! Congrats to your family!

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  3. Congrats Auntie :) they are beautiful

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  4. congratulations to your sister!!!! I love the story, haahh- sounds like the girls are beer drinkers!

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  5. Congrats to your sister, she deserves a margarita after that delivery. The babes are PRECIOUS and I just want to squeeze their cheeks just like an old lady at the grocery store would. HA

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  6. How neat! Congratulations to your family, what a wonderful gift.

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  7. Congratulations new Auntie!! :)
    They are absolutely perfect!
    *I love their names!

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  8. Auntie! They're gorgeous!! Congratulations to your sister and her hubs!

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  9. There is way too much adorableness going on in this post.

    Baby fever needs to go DOWNNNNNNN.

    Congrats to your sister! And of course, they have the cutest names EVA! <---Get it? So clever, I know.

    Lookin' hot Raven! Muah!

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  10. holy crap that photo of the daddy holding teh baby just melts my heart! he looks SO HAPPY!

    congrats to your sissy!! I almost had a cow when you joked that Mark brewed beer instead of going to the hospital hahah you crack me up

    they are ADORABLE..and i absolutely love the names and that the middle names were after grandmothers..so cute!

    you look so natural holding babies,...maybe its time you popped out some more? eh eh?

    xoxox

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  11. aw congrats!! How fun to have twin all in the family!?

    Couldn't agree more...water breakage in church would have been MUCH more exciting. ;)

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  12. how sweet are they!? Congrats!

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  13. oh my gosh, they are precious!!! congrats on being an aunt. i'm so glad she had a good delivery and didn't need C-section, i remember you saying that was important to her.

    i had my baby on thursday, a girl :)

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  14. how cute are they!! I love their names. And the proud daddy and mommy pictures are SO precious!

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  15. They are absolutely beautiful! And I really love the names too- especially Stella :)

    Congratulations to your family!!! <3

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  16. Congrats to your sis they are so grogeous!!! Precious :-)

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  17. Congrats to the whole family!! Twins are a serious roller-coaster but so much fun! My brothers are twins and it certainly made life more interesting! The girls are adorable :)

    Also, wish you would've been at my birthing room with some PF Changs...sounds like I seriously missed out!

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  18. ADORABLE! Congrats to the family!

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  19. Oh. My. God. Adorable! I’m so glad they are healthy and the labor and delivery went so smoothly. Great names too. Congrats to your whole family. Just so stinkin’ cute!

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  20. Awww, how precious!!! Congratulations, Auntie!! :)

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  21. They are precious! And I'm totally partial to Miss ..... Eva. LOL :)

    They are beautiful and lucky you, Auntie!

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  22. AHHHH I want them! Raven.... I want a baby NOW. Seriously stella has been my favorite girls name forever!!!


    Those babes are just precious! I feel like you need to have a girl. get prego right now!!

    I'll be your nanny :)

    Sabrina Says

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  23. My heart just melted. They are so cute! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  24. They're so perfect!! Such a precious gift! Congrats to your Sis and the whole family, cause new babes are fun for everyone involved!!! :)

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  25. Ha! Love the " my water just broke - when will your beer be done brewing?" story!! And those babes-too precious!! Enjoy all of the snuggling and congrats to your fam:)

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  26. they are sooo presh!! and you look so pretty in the pics!

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  27. Congrats Auntie Raven!! They are adorable! Congrats to your sis for avoiding a c-section!! Thats awesome! Enjoy those new baby snuggles!

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  28. Dnag, Ive been texting Brit asking for the middle names for DAYS. I should have known i would find them here first. :)

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  29. Whaaaaaaaaa! They're beautiful! (Not that this is a shock to you...clearly there's a great gene pool going on in this fam!)

    Love the names she choose for them too. Congrats to the happy fam.

    PS-you're gonna be the best Auntie evah!

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  30. Congrats auntie! they are beautiful!

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  31. Congratulations! They are both such beautiful little girls and I love the name choices. So unique!

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  32. Such adorable little ones!! I love their names too. :-)

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  33. CONGRATS AUNTIE! boy will she have her hands full or what! They are beautiful!

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  34. Congrats to your sister! They are so precious. So crazy that she's a twin who had twins! You can't get much cooler than that.

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  35. LOVE LOVE! They are so precious and adorable! Congratssss!! xoxox

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  36. I have a twin sister, and let me tell you, those girls will have SO much fun!! Love the names!

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  37. Stella Avon... ;) not Evon. Can't wait to take them home tomorrow! Thanks for visiting and for dinner!! They love their auntie Raven!

    - Rach

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  38. Congratulations! They are so precious! I love their names! :)

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  39. Soooo exciting! I absolutely love their names!

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  40. How adorable!!! Congrats on your precious nieces :)

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  41. oh gosh...so so so so sooooo cute!!! love their names..they are beautiful little ladies!!

    and that fb thread had me cracking up

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  42. Awwww, they are precious!!! You posted this just to stir up my baby fever, didn't you?! Hahaha.

    I love their names. And hey, I'm pretty sure I'm ovulating while we are in Jamaica. ; ) TMI?

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  43. ooh goodness. melt my heart!! they are precious! Congrats to your sis and BIL!! love their names!! :)

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  44. Oh my gosh I want to eat them they are so cute (weird?) congrats to your sister and her new beautiful girls! You look great by the way in those pics!

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  45. they are super cute! and you are gorgeous. congrats auntie!

    new follower:)

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  46. sooooo sweet! congrats aunt raven. you're the cool aunt I'm sure.

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  47. omg what precious little angels!! soooo beautiful!!! xox

    Come Visit Soon!
    Blessings,
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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  48. Congrats Auntie! And what a love story:-)

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  49. Aw how exciting! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Who designed it for you?? It's fabulous, new follower! xoxo

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  50. They are so perfect- congrats auntie! Love your Facebook comments too, you are a hoot

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  51. Oh my, congratulations!!! They are just so adorable. I love their names too. My twin sisters are 7 minutes apart and everyone always comments about the time between their births, but oh-my-word your poor sister...over an hour!!!!

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  52. aaaawwwwwwww

    yea I wrote it out really long because that's what I did through this whole post... even when I was reading your sass-a-frass facebook comments.

    Babies just get me. Can't be helped.

    Congrats momma and daddy!

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  53. Hahah, Sophie was probably like, "Yes, I get this place all to myself." She had to enjoy it a bit :) I've never heard of twins being born so far apart either, it's kind of an awesome story.

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  54. they are so beautiful! congrats!!! and you my dear are the best ... you were right on and you got to ruffle feathers, too funny!

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  55. they are so precious! congrats to your family!

    wm

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  56. They're gorgeous. Congrats Aunty Raven. I love the names!

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  57. So, so beautiful! I love that photo of their sweet little profiles.

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  58. oh my gosh, they are gorgeous! and their names - love!! congratulations, aunt raven!! :]

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  59. I just died of cuteness overload. And why are you always SO DARN PRETTY!? As is your entire family, it seems. WOWZA.

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  60. Is no one going to mention that your sis and her hubs look like brother and sister in that first pic???!! Seriously...Its the first thing I noticed. Something about the smile/nose/cheeks area maybe? I don't know. For some reason I find that some couples who have been together for a long time tend to start looking like each other!

    And congrats!! Precious little angels!!!!

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