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Hello ladies-
Just sneaking a moment to update you. Here's the "official info"

Finn Patrick- born 3:03am 6-23-06 via c-section : , 8lbs. 6oz and 20 1/2 inches, great APGARS (7/8) and he's doing totally fabulously!

Illyria Jade- born 3:06am 6-23-06 via c-section, 7lbs. 4oz. and 21 inches, awesome APGARS (8/9) and she is also just rockin' on with her bad self!

I am doing fine, got home from the hospital yesterday. Still processing the birth experience and focusing on healing- it was a hard, long labor ending in the opposite birth experience that I ideally wanted and I am mourning that : .

BUT I am filled with so much for my beautiful babes who are huge and gorgeous and healthy and never spent one single second in a NICU much less even a regular nursery!!!

Thanks for everyone's love and support through this life-changing experience.
Home resting and healing,

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you are one awesome baby grower!

COngrats on your fabulous babies.
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Congratulations!!! And welcome home. Welcome to the world, Illyria and Finn (beautiful names).

I'm so glad everyone is healthy and that your babies are so big and strong. you rock, mama! I'm sorry to hear that the birth did not go smoothly. I hope you are taking time for yourself to heal physically and spiritually. But those healthy babies are the most important thing
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Finn and Illyria! Yay!!!
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holy crap, they're huge! congrats!

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Congrats! I'm expecting twins in August for growing such big babies. I hope I can do as well as you

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Congratulations to you and your family! And welcome Finn and Illyria!

Wow, those are some big ole, healthy babies you brought into the world!: Glad you are enjoying them, and i hope you find some peace with the labor soon 'cause i still think you did an awesome job!

Hope your recovery is swift and enjoy your babymoon.
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Wow, what an awesome job you did woman! Those are some great sized twins!!! I'm sorry you didn't get the birth experience you wanted - hugs to you. Take care of yourself!
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Congratulations mama! I'm sorry you didn't get the birth of your dreams.
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Congratulations!!! WOW! Those are some big healthy babies!! Amazing work you did mama!
Wishing you smooth and fast recovery!
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Congrats to you, twin mama! I know you are enjoying yours as much as I am enjoying mine ! I didn't plan on the c-section either, so I can completely understand that side of it.

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Congratulations on your babies! I'm in as much awe as everyone else about their sizes! Wow! s Sending lots of cyber hugs your way as you recover from the c/section. I hope your recovery is smooth and swift!
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Congrats, Kate! You did such a fabulous job and I wish you speedy healing and wonderful bonding time with you newest little ones!

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Congratulations!!!! I"m sorry things didn't turn out the way you planned. It's so cool the twins never even saw the inside of a nursery! That's great at least they were with you guys the whole time. I'm so glad you're all well. Happy babymooning and take as much time as you need to mourn the loss of your dream. That's important too. (((hugs))))
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Wow, that's 15 lbs 10 oz of baby! You are amazing!!!!

Welcome Finn and Illyria (beautiful names, very unusual!)

Sorry you didn't have the birth experience you wanted. Take some time to heal yourself ... it's ok to grieve and rejoice at the same time
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Sorry the birth didn't go the way you wanted.

But congrats on growing such healthy babes! Glad you're all home!!

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Congrats on your babies! How wonderful to see twins that are such a good size!

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Congratulations on your beautiful babies. Sending you hugs and healing vibes mama!
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Just out of curiousity - what did the medical stuff say about the size of your babies? I am sure they do not see that very often, do they?
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Congratulations! And welcome to your beautiful twins!
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holy crap, they're huge!
: I couldn't have put it better myself.

Great job, Kate! Congratulations on your big, healthy babes!!!
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Congrats to your whole family! Welcome to the world Illyria and Finn!

Best wishes for a smooth recovery!
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Congrats!!! Enjoy your babymoon!!!

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Congrats mama!! Wow, those are big twins the names
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Congrats! Yeah for big healthy babes!
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You sure know how to grow babies! I only had one and he was 7lb. 5oz! I'm glad that everyone is doing so well. Take the time you need to mourn the birth you wanted, but didn't get.

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Just out of curiousity - what did the medical stuff say about the size of your babies? I am sure they do not see that very often, do they?
the nurse practitioner said they were the largest twins she'd ever seen working at that hospital. and the recovery nurses ended up sending a huge gift bag up to the postpartum floor because they were so taken with them!

thanks everyone for the well wishes. i am feeling on the mend on all fronts and the babies are just beyond words!

Crunchy Mama to the Triad of Chaos-- DD1 (9/03) & the Twinadoes- DS and DD2 (6/06)
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I'm glad things are going well. Can't wait to see pictures!!! (hint hint)
Because, umm, I'm sure you have nothing else to do :
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Congrats!!! Sounds like you have two very healthy babies. Kudos to you for doing such a great job keeping them healthy in there. Hope you have a lot of help so that you have a chance to recover from your c/s. If you need help processing the birth experience, you should check out ICAN, there are some awesome ladies there ready to give you support.
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