Monday, August 27, 2007

Our first days together

Here are some quick shots of our first days together - they are low on description, but really, what can we say about these amazing little girls? It's all right here.


Clara on the left, Elena on the right, resting in our hospital room on their second day of life.




Clara, eyes open, wondering if so much is going to go on in her life EVERYDAY. We told her being born was one of life's major stressors, and there are only a few more ahead of her.


Elena, on the other hand, decided that the day was best handled by sleeping off her fatigue and confusion.


We left the hospital in Miles City, MT at about 3pm, and began our journey across the state. About ten hours later, we were home in Missoula (after having stopped everywhere from a picturesque mountainside to a Taco Bell parking lot to feed the girls every two hours). Here the girls settle right in to their bassinet.



This is how the girls often sleep - facing one another, cuddled together.





Here's a shot of the girls at their most jaundiced - they never got too bad, and didn't have to go under special lights or blankets or anything. The pediatrician says they are now out of the woods, jaundice-wise, so this is as yellow as we'll ever see them.



Here's Clara, having a big stretch. Although everyone loves to put these girls in pink, doesn't it look like Clara finds it easy being green?


Here, Elena is puzzling over our lack of clothes that truly fit her. With hands way back in her sleeves and her legs swimming in her pants, she seems to be wondering why the world doesn't want to make clothes for truly little people.




Christina's first new mom moment...the girls were brought to the nursery right after delivery and Christina got to hold Clara almost right away.


Steve's beam says it for all of us - we couldn't be happier to be a brand new family all together!

3 comments:

Matt said...

Daughters- Adorable
Parents- Amazing
FAMILY!!- Too perfect for words :)

Congrats. We miss you and send our best wishes.

Love Kelly and Matt

Blue Sky Colorado said...

So cute, the bathing girls!

LINDA AND EVERETT PENN said...

HOW SWEET...THANKS FOR SHARING WITH YOUR WONDERFUL BLESSINGS.
WITH OUR LOVE,
AUNT LINDA AND UNCLE EV -- YOUR FLORIDA FAMILY