|36w2d - eve of their arrival|
Around 2 PM I got the first inkling that I might be in for a long night but wasn't ready to admit I was experiencing the very beginnings of labor. I'd said it before when very pregnant with Giovanni (GSx1) that although I thought I of all people should know what labor would feel like, seeing as I'd been through it several times before, those last weeks bring so many aches, pains and twinges that it starts to become difficult to differentiate between what is normal and what could be labor. Finally at 10 PM I let K&S know they should be on high alert, I was going to go in for monitoring and see what became of it. Jason and I drove off to hospital and chit chatted about this and that and at some point realized, this very familiar trip had just become the norm for us. We arrived at the hospital and headed to our destination very relaxed and calm, nothing like our first experience doing this together more than 12 years ago. I know however that back at K&S's Chicago home the atmosphere was very different. Oh how I wish I could have seen their reaction when I called them right around Midnight and said it was time to get the car and drive - they were likely going to meet their boys very soon!!
September 18th, 2012 Ryan Brady made is entrance into the world at 5:38 AM weighing 5lbs 6oz and Mason Andrew just minutes later at 5:41 AM weighing 5lbs 12oz. They were perfect in every way. Living those moments as I watched K&S lay eyes on their sons for the first time were surreal. If you'd like to read the birth story in it's entirety you can find it here, WELCOME BABIES!!!
I've been so very lucky over this past year to have been able to watch these two lil guys grow. Since their birth we've been to one another's homes multiple times, we've vacationed with them in Mexico and we just recently visited them in Minnesota where we celebrated their baptism and birthday surrounded by friends and family. You ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you how very thankful I am that K&S continue to share these two lil munchkins with me and how very proud and blessed I feel.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN & MASON
- Love, Miss Tiffany -
|Mason (L) & Ryan (R)|
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