Here are a few more pictures... from yesterday, the girls' birthday.
This is baby G, the first one out. She practically leaped out at 6:59am... weighing 6lbs. 15oz.
And here is baby L, who arrived at 7:02am. Despite the fact that she was only 3 minutes behind her sister, she required a bit more... umm... manipulation... before she finally made her feet-first entry/exit. She was 7lbs. 6oz.
Are they identical? Not sure yet... though all of our biological infants have had a striking family resemblance. However, they are similar enough that I think we'll be color-coding for some time to come.
Clearly, E would not have chosen this picture of herself to post, and I hasten to add that she is looking much less disheveled one day later.
But she and the girls are all doing well, and have had many visitors. M and D are very good big brothers, carefully holding their new sisters. K, however, is mainly interested in poking the babies' eyes, noses, mouths, etc. He won't be assigned any babysitting duties just yet. M and B are naturals... and earlier today I had a little twinge of future-shock as I watched M (16-y-o) holding a baby sister so naturally... as someday I'm sure I'll watch her hold her own child. (But not yet! I'm not making any suggestions for the immediate future!)
A and P are off at camp, though they've received the news. I can't imagine the excitement when they get home. Just try to pry those babies out of A's doting grip!
The relief is palpable. I don't think I realized how nervous I had been. We have been blessed beyond anything we could have asked. My prayer is for the abundance of grace it will require to make me the father that God would have me be.