Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!





Merry Christmas everyone! As you can tell by the earlier post, our precious little baby girls arrived on December 22 and have been the best Christmas gift we could ever ask for. Things have been absolutely crazy, but I just wanted to post a couple of pictures and introduce you to our newsest additions. Labor went well and I was able to deliver both girls without a C-Section! Yeah! There were a few minor complications, but all in all, I could not have expected it to go any better. I know that I was being watched over and protected throughout the whole process. They are the sweetest, tinest little things and we are loving them so much already. Their big sisters love them and are so eager to help. I could write about it all forever, but I am quickly learning that there really is NEVER a dull moment in our home anymore. (As if there ever was). I have hungry babies calling and so off I go. But first . . .
Introducing:

Annie Caroline Allred




Born 8:39 PM
Weight 5 lbs 11 oz
18.75 inches long

She is perfectly beautiful and doing really well. She was the first baby born and surprised us with a healthy cry and a very high Apgar score. She is doing great. She just seems so teeny when we are used to almost 9 lb babies!



Born 8 minutes after her sister came our precious


Aubrey Jane Allred.



Born 8:47 PM
Weight6 lbs 2 oz
19.5 inches long

She impressed us with an equally high Apgar and insured their spot in the regular nursery- no NICU! Aubrey has a sweet disposition and loves to look around. We can tell her apart from her sis by the shape of her head and her perma -scrunchy face! She is sweet.




We just love these girls and could hold them and kiss them all day! They truly are a miracle and an amazing blessing that we are so grateful for. Wish us luck as we figure out how to make this all work in our family! We are excited and up for the challenge!




28 comments:

Jennilyn said...

Oh Katie they are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! I am so amazed by your wonderful family and how happy you are! You are so blessed, keep up the good work. Seeing this post made me really miss you guys... :( Maybe we will see you in May

Mary said...

KATIE,

Wow!! They are so sweet, both of them! I love their names -- Annie and Aubrey, so cute. And I know you are thinking they are small, but they are NOT! They are almost as big as my babies are as newborns, and I can't believe you had both of them inside of you at the same time. Amazing. They are so big for twins, and so healthy! What a blessing. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

shae compton said...

Katie, I can't look at them without crying!!! They are absolutely perfect and beautiful...just like their mommy!! I love you and congratulations!

BJ+Anne+Brody said...

OK...Can I just say that I can't wait to come and hold both babies, but especially the one you named after me...I am so flattered:) They are BEAUTIFUL and I am so happy for you guys. Can't wait to see you soon.

Christia said...

Congratulations Katie! Your girls (all of them!) are so beautiful! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you.
jngsmommy@gmail.com

suds2004 said...

What a beautiful family of girls! You are so amazing, we are so impressed with you and your family! Congrats and good luck!

Cassie and Mitch said...

Oh I have been checking your blog like crazy ever since you first posted the pictures. That is amazing you got to deliver without a c-section! Way to go, I can't even imagine birthing two! You are a champ. They are darling little babies and were pretty darn good sizes for twins. I can't believe you had close to 12 pounds of baby in you at the end ;) We will be back in a month to help you guys out with your other little ladies! Congrats again!

Kari said...

Katie,
Thay are so precious and so perfect! I'm sure you'll have so much help--I love all the pajamas:) I know Kami said you were having a hard time w/ names, can't imagine having to come up with 2!! They are cute names and go good with your other names....Good Luck:) I'm so glad they didn't have to go to the NICU.

Lindsay said...

You are amazing! They are simply stunning! I wish I was there to take lots of pictures.

Erin said...

They are so beautiful!!! And they DO look soo much alike!!! It is killing me that we live so far from eachother. I wish we could be there! I am so so so happy for you. Good luck with everything, and if if gets to crazy and you need to let out some steam, give me a call. :)

donatello said...

kate! goodness! how beautiful are they? they look so so perfect! i'm glad i share a birthday with these precious little ones :)

love you!

marisa

Austin and Chelsi Allred said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these darling babies!!!! I am so glad that you didn't have a c section. You are quite the woman!!! :) Love their names and think that they are just as beautiful as their sisters! Love you guys!!!!!!!!!!

Shane and Jill said...

Love them! Congrats on your beautiful new additions!

Elise said...

Go Katie! You are amazing! I'm so happy they are here and healthy. Gma and Gpa are so lucky to be in the company of all your little ladies. Congrats!

Anne-Marie said...

They are adorable! Congratulations, you guys!

allison said...

Again I am so happy for you. They are darling and look great. I am so glad it is over for you and hopefully you are able to move and breath a little better (was going to add sleep but I just had a brain laps and remembered that you don't sleep with newborns especially two.) :)
Maggie was cute today at church...she was telling Madi about the twins and said, "guess what I had the twins." with a cute smile on her face. My favorite part was that she said "I".
I want to bring dinner this week so I will call you later and find out when is best.
You are amazing and again I will not complain about my baby.

the Smedley's said...

Congratulations! We are very happy that both beautiful little ladies arrived safely and that everyone is enjoying them so much! We wish you all the best when it comes to keeping up with your busy household! And hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Susan said...

Congratulations Katie and Aaron. What a beautiful family you have. I am so glad to hear that both your babies made it here safely and are so healthy and strong. Here is to many adventures ahead. Happy New Year!

Anne said...

hooray! congratulations. they are beautiful. i am so proud of you...all these girls are so lucky to have you for their mommy. love you!

Melanie said...

Congrats! They are lovely.

The Ekins said...

We are soooo excited and happy and in awe of the whole experience!!!! I am so glad to hear the everything went so well! They are absolutely beautiful. I wish there was something more we could do to help. We love you all and we are ecstatic about our new nieces and cousins!!!

Whitney and Brad said...

Congratulations Katie and Aaron! Thats great that everything went so well! I'm glad that your parents got to come out for it too. I remember delivering Kameron the exact Day! It seems like it was only yesterday. I cant believe he is one! He will have friends to share his B-day. They are beautiful, congrats!

Sarah said...

Yay! We are so excited for you, the girls are adorable!! I am glad that everything went well and everyone is healthy and happy, good luck!!

The Halls said...

Oh my goodness Katie I am just amazed!!! What a beautiful and special little family you have I wish we could be there we miss you guys!!! Hugs to all of you huge congrats!!!

Paige said...

Thanks for all the updated pictures...Twins are just so much fun...so much work for you but so much fun for us!! we love you guys, sure wish we were closer, good luck

longnecker said...

Aaaaahhhhh! I can feel the energy, excitement, sleepiness, joy and love from here! Congratulations. A family of 7 all of a sudden! What a wonderful blessing. I want to live next door so bad so that I can hug and kiss all of them and you! I hope you are doing well and that your mom is able to stay for a while. I love you so much. We will be thinking of you guys. Congratulations again! They are Beautiful!

Courtney said...

Oh congratulations Allreds!! Those two girls are the most beautiful babies ever! What an awesome Christmas gift! I hope all is well with you and your cute family.

Leanne said...

Congrats! They are so cute. What a cute family you have. I love the names. Warren was impressed with how big they are for twins. I agree with everyone else, what lucky girls (all 5 of them) to have you guys as parents.