Saturday, November 30, 2013

Giving Thanks

On October 10, 2013 my life changed forever: my babies, Olivia Harper and Thomas George were born. It has been a whirlwind seven weeks, and I have not been as exhausted or as much of an emotional mess in all my life! The twins were born nine weeks early; which was a little scary and wonderful all at the same time! Our Liv is a blondie, and looks like her Dad, while Thomas is dark-haired like me, two little opposites and both so lovely. I am so blessed to be their mama.



They both spent two weeks in the Neo-natal ICU at St Elizabeth's hospital in Brighton, where they were born, then when they were bigger they were moved to a Special Care Nursery closer to our home. Tom has since come home and is keeping us busy, while Liv stayed on at the Nursery to perfect her breathing, a fairly typical occurrence with a premature baby. The great news is that we're planning on her being home by the end of next week! So while they will both most likely have some preemie "issues" to deal with as time goes on, they are both doing well and making their parents feel so grateful and exhausted (wait, did I already say that?) this Thanksgiving weekend. We have been so overwhelmed with the love and support our friends have shown us over these last crazy weeks... I know other South Africans overseas and expats will know how much that means.

I leave you with some hurried pics of the completed (3 weeks after the babies' arrival!) nursery, with the promise of some more photos of it, and the babies soon! I'm still on pinterest now and then, as much as my sleep-deprived brain manages, so pop over to see what is catching my eye.






6 comments:

c is for cape town said...

Congratulations! Shew, what a ride. SUCH lovely names (Thomas was the boys name I never got to use - I love it).
Holding thumbs Olivia joins you soon and then the fun will really begin. I think boy/girl twins are the best kind of twins.
(and I adore that flying pelicans mobile!)

Ansie said...

Hi Kirstey

I'm just catching up with my blogreading (I'm wayyy behind!) and saw this fantastic news! Many, many, many congratulations on the two beautiful ones.
May they bless you and your husband with many joys.
Ansie

Ansie said...

Hi Kirstey

I'm just catching up with my blogreading (I'm wayyy behind!) and saw this fantastic news! Many, many, many congratulations on the two beautiful ones.
May they bless you and your husband with many joys.
Ansie

Anonymous said...

Was wondering where you'd gone and now I know. Congratulations! Hope you are well, and have both littlies home now. I miss you on Pinterest. myfieldnotes x

The Vintique Object said...

Oh wow! How in the world did I miss this post? First, Congratulations!! Second, you must be well into the four/five month range when their sleep regresses. Not sure if you remember, but I have twins too. They were born at 31 weeks. So I can relate to what you went/are going through. Mine were in the NICU for six weeks, and boy was that tough. The good news is that they are now five years old and all that sleep nonsense has vanished. My girls keep each other occupied through most of the day, so it all pays off in the end!

Your twins' nursery is adorable. I love the black (or is it navy) rocking chair with the yellow poof. So fun!

kbd said...

Camille, I realized today (reading your blog) that I had forgotten you have twin girls! Expect an email in your inbox soon (maybe not today, I need to go to bed at 8pm!) xoxo