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Twins are here!!!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by RoseRedHoofbeats, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    So as I announced last spring, I was expecting twins this fall. Needless to say, much of my wood processing did not get done, as trying to split wood while 4-6 months pregnant in the heat is pretty much a non-starter to begin with, let alone with TWO babies. So we're currently running electric heat and I'm telling myself that it's just extra seasoning time and trying not to think about money.

    But more importantly I have PICTURES. Their names are Augustus Luke and Thomas Graham. I went into labor at thirty-five weeks on the dot- not too early for twins but a little earlier than we would have liked. Gus was five pounds, six ounces (not too shabby!) and Thomas was six pounds, fifteen ounces (I am kinda glad he didn't get an extra couple weeks in there!)

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    Holding my son Thomas for the first time. He had to go to the NICU because he was having trouble getting the water out of his lungs. He was only there for about a day and a half, though, and we all came home together.

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    Little Gus

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    My four year old daughter, Gwen, meeting her brothers for the first time.

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I have 2 kids, 2 years apart and know how things are around here! God bless ya with twins and am extremely glad to see that everyone is doing well.

    And, btw, those weights would be legitimate for singles and impressive for twins! Well done!

    pen
  3. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Congrats Rose, GF !!!

    Nice to see ya !!! AND the family :)
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Fantastic Rose. You do pretty work.
  5. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Congrats!! Nice job, Rose.

    Now about that wood situation........priorities.
  6. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    Awesome.
    Get some sleep.
  7. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Congrats !!!!!!!!!!
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  8. Dunragit

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    congrats and good luck
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Random thoughts . . .

    Beautiful kids . . . all of them.

    Holy crap . . . for just having two kids you look fantastic yourself . . . if I were to give birth to just one kid I would no doubt look as if I had just gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

    Congrats.
  10. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Wow Rose. Glad to see you back....and you brought future wood burners with you.;)
    WAY too cool.
    Oh yeah, your sig line is now outdated. Gotta' fix that.:cool:
  11. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    You wouldn't know it to look at me, but I gained close to sixty pounds with this pregnancy. I spent the last two months gaining close to three pounds a week. ALL went to babies. I've got an abdominal split about six inches wide, too, which is less than fun, because when I sit up I have to squish my innards back under the muscle wall.

    I'd still feel better if I had more wood. We're coping with the electric heat (I have some oil filled radiators and various electric space heaters) but we also haven't spent very long under freezing yet.

    ~Rose
  12. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    "Welcomed twin boys November 6th, 2012!"
    Much better.;)
  13. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    Indeed. =)

    This was me two days before the birth:

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    ~Rose
  14. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Congrats from a fellow twin family! Ours were our first and a handful by themselves, much less having older children as well.

    Twins are so precious... it just gets better and better, ours are at the stage that they are starting to become inseparable playmates (almost 2).
  15. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Been wondering what happened to you!! CONGRATULATIONS!! It's easy to understand why you don't have any firewood made for this winter!! GREAT JOB!
  16. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Congratulations ! ;lol Congratulations ! ;lol Our twins are now 8! Boy and a girl! And they have a little sister who is 5! Help me people, please. !!! Rose, take it all slow, take it all in. They are all awesome. Wouldn't trade the experience it for everything in the world.
  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a lot of resemblance to the 2 days before pic.

    Congrats on the new family members. The wood will wait.
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  18. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Good job, Congrats!
  19. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    +1 err.. +2!
    Congrats!
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  20. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Wow ..congrats on the twins and big sister looks proud too ! GOD bless you all!
  21. DexterDay

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    Congrats on the new arrivals :)

    Kids are some of the greatest gifts that a person can receive... We are blessed with 2 beautiful children.

    Worry about those babies first. The wood will come when time allows.
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  22. begreen

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    Welcome Gus and Thom! You have a great mom. And way to go Rosie! You look great both before and after.

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