Saturday, December 26, 2009

once upon a time...

once upon a time there was a boy and a girl who met on a blind date. the boy and girl fell in love and soon they were married!

now the boy and girl called each other husband and
wife. they loved their life together and had a lot of fun adventures. they were very happy and couldn't imagine spending life without each other. one day the boy and girl thought to themselves that someone was missing from their family. soon they found out they were expecting a baby and they were so happy! imagine their surprise when they found out they were actually having TWINS!

the months passed and the babies grew and grew and each day the boy and girl got more excited to meet their little boy and little girl.

soon the BIG day arrived and the boy and girl were very excited to have their babies!

the girls' dad and the boy gave the girl a priesthood blessing and they knew everything would be just fine during the delivery.

{the girl walking to the operating room}

the doctors and nurses took good care of the family and soon the babies were here!!

{first picture of Eden Kelli Green 12/22/09 6:57am, 6lbs 7oz 19 3/4" long}

{first picture of Ezra Joshua Green 12/22/09 6:59am, 7lbs 5oz 19 3/4" long}

then the nurses brought the babies over to the girl to meet for the first time...

{meeting Eden for the first time}

{meeting Ezra for the first time}

then the babies were off to recovery to make sure they were healthy and stable. the boy promised the girl that he would follow the babies and stay with them...

then the girl, who was now the mom, went to the recovery room too. she loved looking at her babies.

the boy, who was now the dad, got to hold the babies for the first time!

{Josh & Ezra}

the babies got their first baths. grandma G and grammy and pappy cottman were there to meet them to.

{Ezra's first bath}

after recovery, mom and the babies were taken to the postpartum room where they would live for the babies' first few days of life.

the girl got to hold the babies for the first time and she was so happy!!

{Candie & babies 12/22/09}

the family had lots of visitors come. unfortunately they didn't get pictures of everyone, but they felt very loved and blessed.

{Aunt Pam and Great-Grandma Cottman)

{mom's friend Jyl}

the dad's chair to sleep in was not very comfortable and after a few days they were anxious to go home.

but while they were in the hospital, they loved the time with their babies. they couldn't believe how beautiful and perfect they were!

{Eden's tiny feet and Ezra asleep in the background}

{perfect little angels}

{no, seriously they are}

then the boy and girl got the perfect christmas gift--they got to take the babies home!

{Josh with Ezra and Eden all ready to go home!}

the mom's family came to visit them at home and so did grandma G.

{Aunt Sierra with Ezra}

and the mom and dad survived the first night home!

{daddy's little girl. Josh and Eden 12/26/09)

Thank you to everyone who has helped us and loved us and our new precious babies! The babies are doing well and Candie is recovering nicely. We want to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Ruth said...

Congratulations!! They are beautiful!!

Trulie said...

Yay! I can't wait until I'm not sick anymore so I can hold them and love them!!

Janna Nielson said...

I love that you were able to come home on Christmas! Good luck and remember that you will be able to sleep again someday:) We love you and your babies are gorgeous!

Tabitha said...

Beautiful babies Candie! I'm so happy for you.

joylyn said...

They are so beautiful! What wonderful little miracles. I am so happy for all of you! Congratulations!

Dani said...

They are both so adorable! I love both pictures with their faces all snuggled close together. So sweet! I hope you can get some rest. I had c-sections too, and you just have to get through the first few weeks and your energy will start coming back. Enjoy your cute babies!

Liz Smith said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awww...theyre sooooo cute!!! Congratulations Josh and Candie! I can't think of a better christmas gift. :D :D :D

Brooke Trogdon said...

I LOVE this post. It's so sweet and it must have taken you a while. I lOVE it. I can't wait to see you and the babies again!

ps you look fantastic!

The Brewer's said...

Congrats! I'm glad everything went well for you. The babies are adorable!!

Beth Jamison said...

They are so adorable!! I am thrilled that all is well. What an amazing Christmas you will never forget.

Candie said...

I love it. Great job honey.

NatMo said...

Congratulations!!! I am sooooo happy for you!