Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Babies!

Kristin and I are sooooo thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our children!

We are completely overwhelmed with joy - God has been so good to us!

Without further ado...

Edward (Teddy) John arrived first at 9:37am, weighing 4lbs, 0.5oz.
He was quickly followed by Joshua Paul at 9:38am, weighing 3lbs, 6oz.
Last, but not least, my little princess, Emma Caroline at 9:39am, weighing 3lbs, 12oz.

This post will be brief - I'm home just long enough to put up our announcement with some pictures, and have a quick bite to eat before getting back to Kristin (who is napping at the moment) and our kids in the NICU.

All the babies were able to breathe on their own, and each let out some small cries (of joy!), which absolutely overwhelmed us! We fell in love with these babies the instant we saw them! They have since been put on machines that help their breathing - it takes a lot of energy for these little ones to breathe, and the machines will help ease that strain. They're also hooked up to IV's and other monitors - they're about 8 weeks early, so they need a little extra help, but they are in good shape!

Mommy is doing well - she's very tired and anxious to get to the nursery to visit with her little ones. I hope to get her over there tonight, if she's feeling well enough to make the short trip.

Before I post some pictures, please continue to pray for our little babies, and that the new Mom will recover quickly and without complications.

We praise God for a safe operation and for the blessings that He's given us! God answers prayer, people!

More updates soon, keep checking in!

Welcome Teddy!

Welcome Joshua!

Welcome Emma!

20 comments:

Rachel said...

Words cannot describe what I feel when I see pictures of my sister's babies for the first time... Congratulations you guys! Way to make 'em!

Stephanie Klahsen said...

Congratulations to you guys! What a blessing! We are continuing to pray for you as begin your journey of parenthood!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Paul and Kristin.
Three cute kids to love. I will continue to pray for your family.
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Paul and Kristin.
We are so happy for you and the babies are just perfect. Will keep you in our prayers.
Love Wayne and Ellen

steffyjay said...

Congratulations!!! They are beautiful!! I'm so happy for you!! :D

Cathie said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Congratualtions Mamma and Pappa,we are SO happy for you, and for their safe arrival. They are BEAUTIFUL!!! They look great. Three tiny little blessings!!! Brings back memories. Will continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Krissy and Paul. Congratulations on 3 beautiful babies. I am so happy for you all. We will continue to pray for you all and can not wait until we can see them. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call Love you all Aunt Lynda

Pastor Carlo said...

So much love to go around! Many tears of joy tonight. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you. We love and miss you and pray that we'll have a chance to meet your beauties in person. Love Carlo and Joy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and welcome little babies!!! I'm so happy that God has taken care of you all and today we welcome your family with joy and thanksgiving! May Teddy, Joshua and Emma grow strong and come home quickly! Love to all of you....best wishes for a speedy recovery, Krissy! Love you....Carolyn

Sue said...

Okay... I can't even see my computer screen my eyes are so full of tears of joy at seeing my newest great-niblings. I've been dying over here on the West Coast to be settled somewhere long enough to hook up to the internet to find out what's been happening over there in Hamilton.

Congratulations Paul and Krissy on the safe arrival of your BEAUTIFUL children!! They are gorgeous and WHOA... God sure does knit beautifully!

It amazes me as I look at the miracles before us and Doug & I can't wait until the day we can a) be home and congratulate you in person and b) meet these precious little ones!

We love you & celebrate with you... even from the other side of the continent! Way to go Krissy! SOOOOO proud of you! ;-)

Hugs & Love
XOXO

Anonymous said...

WOW! Congratulations you guys! We are so very excited for you. These 3 little blessings will be in our prayers. As well as the two of you as you begin your next leg of parenthood. Can't wait to see more pics and to meet these little darlings.

Love,
Theresa & Trevor

Susan said...

Congratulations on your new blessings. I will contine to pray that they grow healthy. I am a friend of Sue and we have been praying for awhile now. God bless you!

Cindy said...

Kristen and Paul, Praise God on bringing these three precious gifts in the world. Will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

I am a friend of Sue's and have been praying for you all for awhile, so I feel as I know you.I'm just so happy all went well. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Our God is such a awesome God!
Hugs,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

COngrats Krissy and Paul!!! we are so excited!!!! oh and krissy, katie wouters says to say she hopes your feeling well and getting some sleep...were all so excited, cant wait to see you and meet them!
sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin and Paul...I've been tracking your blog for a while and praying for you guys. Can't believe the babies are here! THat is so awesome...
I am rejoicing with you!
Love Lindsay Wilson (kirk)

Anonymous said...

Hi Krissy and Paul,
We are so excited! We want you to know that we are still praying for you two and the babies (they are so cute in the pictures and I bet that they are even cuter in person). I hope I get to see you soon. And I hope the babies are strong enough to come home soon.
Love your favourite 13-yr old Booth cousin, Nathaniel

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news all around! So excited for you and all of your families! We'll continue praying for good health and recovery for Mommy and Babies! Congratulations Mom and Dad! God Bless!

Jen B

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Paul & Kristin!
We were so excited to get the news of the safe arrival of your precious Teddy, Joshua and Emma! GOD IS SO GOOD! Thank you for the pictures - the babies are adorable! We will continue to pray for their continued growth; for you, Kristin, that you recover easily and fully; and for you, Paul, that you'll have the energy to take care of everyone. Looking forward to seeing you (and more pictures!) soon.
Love, Ken & Louise

Anonymous said...

Paul & Kristin, Congratulations... What a blessing indeed. May God continue to watch over all 5 of you and give you his continuous Love, Joy, Peace, and strength!
John & Nora T.

~Pam~ said...

Congratulations! Praise God for the safe arrival of these 3 little blessings! I am a friend of Sue's and have been praying..and will continue praying!
Take care and God bless