Rosie and Lilly Owens
On Thursday 3rd November, and after nineteen hours labour, Sam gave birth to our beautiful twin daughters, Rosie and Lilly. Rosie was born at 5:45am weighing 5lb 1 ounce and Lilly at 5:55 weighing 5lb 5 ounces.
It was a very difficult labour and delivery – times two of course – sparing you the gory details. We’ve had Lilly for the last couple of days but Rosie had some breathing difficulties and had to be incubated in intensive care. Both were also on antibiotics. Just this morning we were united as a family – very emotional – a combination of tiredness, excitement and relief. Sam had only seen Rosie once up until this point.
Rosie and Lilly have very different characteristics and personalities. Lilly is very laid back – a nightmare to feed – taking very much after her mum. Whereas Rosie is always awake and energetic, drinks like a trooper and farts like a steam train, need I say any more. It’s very hard at this stage to say whom they look like, they both have light coloured hair, Lilly is more blond and Rosie mousey brown, a combination of both of us.
It’s very easy to distinguish Lilly, she has all the bruises – and looks like she’s gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson – a result of being delivered by foresepts. Just this morning the nurse – who hadn’t seen here before – reported her to the doctor as she was concerned about the bruises, thinking it was some form of abuse. We knew nothing of this until the doctor arrived and quietly prompted her to read the baby’s notes, where it was all explained.
Thank you to all our family and friends that have been calling, texting and leaving well wish messages. Sorry it has taken this long to upload some pictures, it didn’t seem fair or right to upload pictures until we know they were safe and well with their mummy and daddy.
All our lover and best wished
Davey, Sam, Rosie and Lilly.