Monday, April 5, 2010

The Girls are HERE!

Giving thanks that Piper 6-5 and Lily 6-10, both 19" long, born at 12:11 and 12:12 are here!
Mom and girls are all healthy...the girls have hair, are really pink, don't look like one another right now, and have GOOD lungs--crying!!!!!

Rebecca is back in her room resting. She is a bit warm from all the anethesia. Her mom is fanning her to cool her down a bit. She wants a POPSICLE!!! Unfortunately she has a really "mean" nurse, it's ice chips instead.

Becs primary emotion right now is "I'M HOT!" and "I want to see my girls!" "I want to hold them!!!!!!!!!"

Jake has posted a video on uTube, try this: www.utube.com/watch?v=Q5WjDkPK1iU

More from Rebecca later! And pictures to follow...

Give thanks with us.

Proud Papa of 16

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! God is sooo very good.. thrilled to hear the news and more excited to meet them later this week.
God Bless all of you!!)
love the castanos

Laura Victoria: said...

Here is the link to see the video of the precious girls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5WjDkPK1iU

Carolina said...

Praising God for this blessed day! Congratulations to all of you for being the wonderful parents and grandparents! Can't wait to see pictures!!

Wendi Cupp said...

Praise the Lord...God is so GOOD! We're sooo excited for you...wish I could be there to hug you and ooh and aah over your beautiful girls! Hugs and much love.

Candyce said...

rejoicing with you in answered prayers....
Candyce (Prattville, AL)

Emily said...

They are so beautiful! I'm all teary and goosebumpy.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations to you on your twin girls! I am a new follower to your blog!

cindy lou-who said...

Yay!!! I've been refreshing my computer every 5 minutes or so to hear this news! So excited for you guys and can't wait to see pics! (and don't forget to have Jake make you some potatoes once you're cooled down!) haha, jk.

Derek said...

Hallelujah !

The Shirey's said...

Praise God for his blessings!!! We are celebrating on their behalf in Lakeland, FL today!

Trisha Rethinger said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for all of you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!
Praise the Lord, He is good all the time!!
Love
Jesiane

crystal sutherland said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

I am so happy....crying and smiling all at the same time. I'm still praying and can't wait to hug you and the girls myself. Well done Rebecca....soak it all in!
xoxo

Stacee said...

I am so happy for you dear sweet Becca and Jake. So many people have prayed and waiting right along with you for these precious girls. We are all so thankful and are rejoicing with you that your babies are here! I love you and can't wait to hold those babies!!!

Anonymous said...

Praising God with you all. Rejoicing in God's goodness and faithfulness.
What a journey of faith for all of you! Thanks for allowing others to watch, listen, pray and be blessed as we behold the works of the Lord!
Ann Gemmel

Molly Piper said...

YES!!!! THANK YOU, LORD!!

They're so beautiful. Can hardly believe God's goodness.

Cassey said...

Praise God! Congratulations to the whole family! They are precious.

Anonymous said...

Praise God! They are so beutiful! we are all so happy for you and jake! We all gathered around the computer to watch the video!
Enjoy those deep breaths you can take now!
love & hugs,
linda & everyone at indulge!

Post Tenebras Lux said...

Three cheers!

Donna said...

I have been praying for you all morning and just watched the video of you holding both of your beautiful daughters and I cried!
I am sooooooooooo happy for you and your entire family!!! We are rejoicing and so Thankful to God with you!! You look great and so happy! Congratulations!!!

Bri said...

I'm so super happy for you guys! Just watched the video and the girls are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on their arrival. I can't wait to see more pictures in the future.

Kori said...

"The angels sang and they blew on their horns and they danced, they danced, they smiled and raised up their hands, on the day that Piper and Lily were born!" ---"On the Day You Were Born" by Red Grammer

Here's wishing a speedy recovery for Rebecca and a wonderful babymoon for the whole family. What wondrous love is this!

tolkienfan said...

Rejoicing with you today! Piper and Lily are so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

Love and prayers,
Lori in MN

Anonymous said...

Welcome girls and thank you Jesus, who gives birth and rebirth!!

Thank you for sharing you journey with us.

In His blessed hope,
Car\ol

Carrie said...

Praise God! I am so happy for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!! You have beautiful girls and (grand-daughters)!!!! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I might be more excited about the birth of these girls more than any other babies ever(except my own)! Yeah for you all and congratulations on your family of 4!

-Tonya

belle said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our God is an Awesome God!!!!!!!

praying for you all, even you, you happy grandpa!:D

Jules said...

So happy for you and Jake. Hi Deborah . . .

Lena said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a great news!!!!!!

Krystal said...

Yay! I'm so grateful that God has brought these precious little girls to both of you (and your family). Enjoy!!!

Laura said...

SO HAPPY for you guys!!!!! What a miracle. I'm so thrilled you get to experience the wonderful blessing of not one, but TWO healthy babies!!! You get to bring them home! Praise God! ~ Laura (Mya's mommy)

One mom of 3 great kids and one fabulous husband said...

Oh Becca and Jake!!! I am bawling and smiling all at once. I am so happy for you both. I am sure Papa and Mimi and Jake parents are ECSTATIC!! They are so beautiful! I am sure you can barely stand to let them out of your sight much less your arms. I am sure Molly and Micah are watching from above rejoicing with you.

Anonymous said...

Praising God with you for the wonderful gift He is blessing you with! Enjoy those precious little girls!

Try not to overdo it after having a c-section! You may feel like you can do it all but you'll regret it later and will be sore.

manymasons said...

I left the previous anonymous comment but forgot to put my name. (Not that you know me anyway).

I'm wondering if the girls are identical. We have twin boys that looked different at birth and varied in size but it wasn't long and we could see they were identical in every way. (They also had tested the placenta to find out).

-- Amy

Sara said...

Praising God with you on the safe of arrival of your 2 cuties. They are beautiful. Praying for a smooth recovery for you Rebecca!
Sara

So so thankful for God's blessing to you today!

Sarah :) said...

Jennifer "J-Begg" Grant's FB status alerted me to your wonderful news...and as the rain falls outside my window, I write now, admitting that your blog has captured my attention for the last 90 minutes, at least.

Every day, around my neck, I wear a necklace--a tiny baby shoe with "Joshua July 15, 2004" imprinted on the bottom. Our son went to be with Jesus that day, after I carried him to term. What a sweet mystery, the Lord's ability to hold His children in the middle of our grief, weeping with us in the pain and smiling at the work He is accomplishing all the while. Molly and Micah share Heaven with our son...and today they have 2 little sisters who have entered the world. Wow.

CONGRATULATIONS x 2!!! I have had 3 c-sections now, so I'm praying very specifically tonight, Rebecca, as you are itchy, queezy, exhausted....and so happy all at the same time. You thought that you had bonded with the girls while in utero, but my guess is that the bonding is just beginning. My days in the hospital with our daughter, the first child born to me after losing Josh, were so sweet...and for the first 6 months that she was home, I could barely look at her without tears. Beautiful. Sweet. Pretty. Precious. Healthy. And here. Really, really here.

I am so thankful that Piper and Lily are here and that they are well. Praise the Lord for His wonderful gifts!

In June 2008, I read your dad's words online, and my heart traveled instantly back to our days of sorrow just 4 summers before. In Moby this past July, I watched you stand and saw the necklace you wore...members of the same club, we are. Daughters of the King, and mamas to 4 babies each. :) Oh--and we love adoption, too. We have one adopted son and are in the process of adopting another. :)

One last connection...(someday perhaps you'll have time to read all of this silliness)...when I joined staff, I reported to HQ in Orlando. One of the contacts I had been given when I was raising support was one Bill Mutz. :) He was a contact from a contact in my hometown of Columbus, Indiana. He said that he couldn't support me financially right then, but if I ever was buying a car, let him know. I did, and driving to Lakeland a few times with my then beau, Jeff, was a huge time in our courtship. Jeff, a Ford guy, was thrilled when I settled on the Escort.....which we still have. That was 1998, and that car is a machine!!! One of the best parts of the trip was sitting in Bill's office, picture frames of beautiful children all around him, and hearing of his trust in God in the area of family. We were only dating then, but the words he shared would be important for years to come in our marriage.

We just celebrated 10 years. It's been a wild and amazing ride, and God, as He says He Is, has been Faithful through all.

Thanks for letting me share...your blog words have encouraged me this evening, and your news has taken my breath away. I'm praying for you all...

In Christ's Love,
Sarah Hoffman

Robin (Frederick. MD) said...

My daughter (she is 7) and I have been praying for your family since the broadcast about Molly on FLT. We are so thrilled for you! Your girls are precious - what blessings to welcome these little ones into the world and your arms! Praise God!

Anna said...

Congrats!! So happy!!

Laura said...

Congratulations!

Marcheryl said...

Congratulations Jake and Rebecca, and Praise God for being the Loving, Holy, Omnipotent Father that He is. May you bask in the light of His love as it beams out and through your beautiful girls.

jessica said...

congratulations! i am so excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Amen! Enjoy these moments with your little girls in their newness... and SLEEP as much as you can! They are so precious and miraculous. I am so happy for all of you!

Fun Memories said...

Congratulations. WE are on staff so have known your family since you were so young. so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Isn't God grand? To give you two precious babies to love, to hold, to protect, to teach and so much more! We enjoy mutual friends and have been waiting for this day right along with you and praying you through your pregnancy and delivery. Our best wishes to you and yours and prayers for God's blessings now and always.

Kerry said...

Aww congrats! I hope you are healing well! Sleep when you can. Praise God, two sweet little girls!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so excited for you!

Kristin Smith said...

Crying for happy for you all. I was off line since Monday and was praying and anxious to get back to my computer to see the girls. So happy for you all. Happy dance happening in Texas for you all.

kanishk said...

Praise God! Congratulations to the whole family! They are precious
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