Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Boys Are Here!!!

I am proud to announce the arrival of our three sons. They waited until their scheduled c-section on Fri, Oct 1 to make their big debut.


Simon Keats 7:07pm 4lbs 13oz

Linus Grey 7:07pm 4lbs 12oz


Dexter Vaughn 7:08pm 4lbs 10oz

I'll try for a birth story later, but here are a few details to tide you over. The first 24 hours were magical. Simon is cool as a cucumber, Dexter is a fireball of strong opinions and Linus is a happy medium between the two. They are perfect in every way. Well, almost... As most of you know, when he was around 36 hours old, Linus was rushed to Texas Children's Hospital in cardiac crisis. He was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis and was in surgery less than 3 hours later. It has been a hard week for our little family. We still have a very long road ahead, but things are getting better. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and good vibrations. We need them all.


47 comments:

Sha said...

I am a blog stalker....but I could not be happier for you two ladies! Your boys are beautiful! My family and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

Joy said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your boys and best wishes for Linus! I'll be thinking of you all!

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

So glad to get an update! And so glad to hear things are getting better. Can't wait for the birth story. Many positive thoughts going your way.

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

So glad to get an update! And so glad to hear things are getting better. Can't wait for the birth story. Many positive thoughts going your way.

2 Chicks 1 Hatchling said...

So glad to read your update. We were worried over here! Glad to hear that Linus is on the mend and the other boys are doing well.
Congrats again! You must be some proud mommies!

Gust said...

Thankyou so much for the beautiful pictures the boys are absolutely gorgeous - you must be so proud. (Their names are all just perfect and lovely!)

Stay strong, we are all holding little Linus in our thoughts x

N said...

They are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations a million times over, and I hope that the scary parts are done with (do you can get to the really scary parts of bringing gem home. :-D) er, that should be 'so,' not do, but my phone is being cranky.


Yay!!!

Mulberry said...

I am so glad to hear the little fellas are doing ok after a kind of scary start. I know I don't comment much, but I have been following you gals and was thinking about you and Trina all day on the 1st, and since then as well :)

C.I.W. said...

Oh my goodness what wonderful blessings!!!! I have been telling my friends about your family and you all have had many prayers sent your way from total strangers :)

Linus is in very good hands! I hope healing and strength happen quickly so we can start hearing about the fun at home!!

WELCOME Linus, Dexter and Simon!!!!

Ciw

Somethingtogrow said...

Yippeeee! You made my morning with this update. The photos are just breathtaking -- what sweet little guys you have. I heard about the health scare, and I've been thinking of Linus all week. Prayers for continued healing coming your way. Congratulations to you and Trina!

Kirsten said...

They are just gorgeous! I'm so glad to read this update. So happy that things are getting better for Linus. We are so happy for you!!!

Pyjammy Pam said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous boys. I have to admit, I feel especially close to your sweet Linus. :) My Linus is also my happy medium between his brothers. Must be the name. He and his brothers have been in my thoughts constantly since I heard the news about his heart. I hope he heals quickly.

The Definition of Mom said...

Congrats! They are gorgeous and so lucky to have you both as parents.

Shely said...

Renee (greenbean) had updated us on TC about this. I am so sorry that this all happened. I have been praying for little Linus... Prayers for you and Trina and his brothers too! They are adorable, tell Trina she did AWESOME baking them and growing them that big!!! Big prayers!

definingfamily said...

This update has absolutely made my day - such beautiful boys. Congratulations mamas and a huge welcome to Linus, Dexter and Simon. Glad things are continually getting better and I'm sending lots of love to your family.

Nicole said...

Congratulations!!! The are gorgeous and I'm so excited for you all. Can't wait to hear more.

Edward said...

Congrats on your arrivals at long last! You are a family!
Sending you all positive thoughts from New Delhi. Celebrate!

Laurie said...

Those are three of the most beautiful little boys we have ever seen. Absolutely precious and perfect. We are SO happy that you all are okay and were able to post an update. We will continue to send love your way.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! What big boys you have! You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers. Can't wait for updates! I have been stalking for days!

Misty said...

congrats ladies! cant wait for everyone to be home safe and sound.

reproducinggenius said...

Oh, what beautiful boys! They have fabulous names too! I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts. In the meantime, congratulations, and welcome to the world, boys!

A+K said...

Congratulations to your party of 5!!

We were so happy to hear an update! The boys are gorgeous (was there ever a doubt?!) and I love that they are showing you their personalities so quickly (a fireball in the first 24 hours?! Wow!) ;)

Sending happy and love filled thoughts and the very best of all things beautiful to your entire family and healthy, hopeful good vibes to sir Linus!!!

Louise said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a continued strong recovery for Linus. I absolutely love the names...strong, confident names!

jessie said...

Congrats - they are gorgeous! Fingers crossed for a healthy recovery for Mr. Linus!

mamaandmummy said...

Hi there, I just found your blog and am so excited for you! Your boys are gorgeous, and so big, too! Wow! I hope Linus's recovery is quick and easy. I can't wait to hear more when you have time (ha!).

H2 said...

Congrats ladies. The boys are beautiful and we LOVE their names. We've been thinking of you and sending our good thoughts to all of your boys, but especially Linus. *Hugs* and you're doing an amazing job!!

Pomegranate said...

I'm so happy to hear things have improved for Linus. All 3 of the boys are gorgeous. Congratulations, moms!

K J and the kids said...

It's so great to hear from you....and with pictures no less. Amazing.
Look at those weights. NICE JOB MOM !
Lots of positive healing thoughts for that little heart.
And lots of cyber support coming your way.

loveshackbaby said...

They are so precious! Congrats.

Schroedinger said...

Congratulations! I am glad that Linus is recovering and that the scariest days seem to be behind you. What an exciting new adventure you have in front of you!!

Lucy said...

Whew! I am so relieved to hear baby L is okay!!! Way to pull through that one, guys! Your boys are absolutely beautiful and wait to read and see more :)

Thao said...

Hi! I am Thao with KAPOM and I wanted to say a big Congratulations on the birth of your boys! Those are fantastic names!

Anonymous said...

they are beautiful...so happy for you both.

cindyhoo2 said...

Oh, they are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Still sending up prayers for strength for you and Trina and for perfect healing for baby Linus.

somedayisnotadayoftheweek said...

What beautiful boys! Congrats to you and Trina! Hope Linus is doing better.

Megara D said...

Congrats! Linus and the rest of the family are in our thoughts.

~L said...

My partner and I are so incredibly happy for you all! Oh my goddess! The biggest smile is on my heart right now. HUGE hugs are sent your way! Your boys are gorgeous!

Mimi said...

OMG my grand son had the same thing....but he was 10 days old when they found it....and he is now 11 months old and weighs 22 pounds....he is just fine however he is not aloud to play football when he gets older....oh well no big deal in my books....your sons are BEAUTIFUL....

This Mom said...

Congratulations! They are beautiful and I LOVE their names! I'm sorry that Linus (as well as his mommies) have had a rough time, but am optimistic that he will recover quickly. Sending many positive thoughts to you all!

Kristin said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your three beautiful boys. Keeping all of you and Linus especially in my prayers.

Movie Gyrl said...

Thanx so much for taking time out to update us here in blogland. My prayers are with all of you that everyone comes home soon. CONGRATS!!!!!

Dan.i and Dr.u said...

Congrats they are beautiful and perfect!!

tbean said...

A million belated congrats on the birth of your boys. I think of you 5 often and wish all healing things to Linus and that you are all home together safely soon.

theoppositeofoops said...

Big, huge, giant CONGRATULATIONS! Best wishes to Linus. I hope you can all be home together very soon.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your beautiful boys !

Chrisje said...

Congratulations moms, what a brilliant job you both did, three times hurray for the belly! Welcome beautiful boys and hang in there together! The names are great indeed. We wish Linus lots of extra courage to get through his hardships, but with cucumber coolness and fireball heat to help him, he'll get far still.
Loads of best wishes for a great future life with five and greetings from (unknown blogfan) Jade from Belgium

Teaberry said...

WONDERFUL!! Positive vibes on the way!