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May
23
2010

For the first time today, I held Harlowe and Chase together in the NICU…

Basically Rick and I have decided that having twins is a breeze as long as we have the entire staff of the NICU unit and our girls are at home being cared for by grandparents.

When we weren’t holding our new little munchkins, I was on the “Cut Back on Percocet” plan because it’s making me so tired and groggy. But unfortunately, it quickly became the the “Oh My Gosh I’m in So Much Abdominal Pain from this C-Section, Get Me Two Percocet Immediately!!! I’m Serious. I Need Them Now!!” plan. So maybe tired and groggy isn’t so bad for a few more days.

I just got a new roommate who I overheard tell the nurse that she was born in 1987. Umm… That means at the moment she was born, I was feathering my hair and wearing leg warmers.Β  Sweet.

A few people have asked how we picked our childrens’ name. I can assure you that Chase was not inspired by Chace Crawford of the fabulous “Gossip Girl.” Although I would never judge TV names because I’m always proud to admit that I stole “Summer” from the now canceled teen drama, “The O.C.” Rick actually liked the name Chase because of a certain second baseman on his beloved Phillies. And Harlowe we just really loved. We decided to add an “e” at the end because she’s so little that we thought she could use a slightly longer name.

Finally, I must thank contributing mama Jordana Bales who came to the hospital and brought me an emergency sterilizing bag for my pump equipment and my sister-in-law Kimberly who brought me pretzel M&Ms. If you don’t try these M&Ms, you are missing joy in your life.


88 Responses to wow. i have twins.

  • Cheryl says:

    Those babies are munchkins of delight. You both look happy as clams. Sorry you have to eventually leave the hospital without the NICU staff. Bummer man.

  • Marinka says:

    I love the pictures, everyone is so beautiful and adorable. And I already can’t tell the twins apart. Come to think of it. you and Rick are starting to look alike too.

  • Jordana says:

    I was happy to do it. I thought asking me to nurse them was a bit much, though ( : I love the picture of you w/ both of them!! Yeah!!

  • Wendi says:

    You and your babies are so beautiful!! I and I miss those feathering hair days, m&m pretzels….. And those percosets :). Love you all!

  • kristen says:

    they are GORGEOUS, so are their names and look at you and Rick…you both look so happy, which makes me happy. congratulations again, mama. xoxo

  • debby says:

    Congrats to you all. We’re thinking about you guys lots. Does this mean you’re ready to meet us at Tropical Isle next weekend?

  • maura says:

    Congrats!
    We spent some time in NICU Vegas with my twins.

    NICU Vegas… where you never know what time it is, bells and alarms are going off, everyone is crying (babies) and they take all of your money πŸ˜‰

    Take care – you’re about to have an amazing journey!

  • I can’t believe it. I chill out for a weekend and when I return you’ve gone and had your babies. That’s not very considerate to the weekday-bloggers is it now?!

    You all look fantastic, congratulations and, um, hope you get more sleep this week then you are expecting.

  • Jerilyn says:

    Congratulations! The twins are beautiful and you looks radiant! πŸ™‚ One bit of advice– take the stool softeners the nurses offer and if they don’t offer them, ask for them! Percoset will slow you down and you don’t want to deal with that on top of healing from a C/S. I speak from experience. πŸ˜‰

  • Gorgeous babies, but I must tell you, the look of contentment and relief on your face is evident.
    Oh, and I discovered pretzel M&Ms last week when I made a dreaded trip to Wal-Mart…they nearly negated all the disgustingness of that errand.

  • johanna says:

    you look fabulous holding those two precious babes. thank you for sharing your little joys with all of us! and you win the champion mommy prize for being able to post while being post c-section…been there and done (and i did not have twins) that and boy i know the need for percocet!!

  • francine Kasen says:

    You all look great!!! Save the drugs for when they are learning to DRIVE ! Trust me! You’ve made reference to chocolate AND nursing, so just a tad of advice…..sometimes chocolate gives nursing babies stomach aches. Can’t wait to meet them!! XXX Franny and family

  • ErinB says:

    oooh the pics brought tears to my eyes- so very happy for you and Rick! They are just the sweetest things… and yeah you look WAY too amazing :-} xoxo

  • Crystal says:

    Kelsey, your twins are BEAUTIFUL!! Welcome to this crazy world Harlowe and Chase! Try not to give your parents too much trouble. Love your big sisters and know that when they’re telling you what to do and you DON’T like it, try not to throw a fork at one of their heads…it could stick.

    Rick and Kelsey: They’re beautiful, ya’ll!!!

  • Nellie says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your twin bundle of joy!!! I absolutely LOVE their names!!

    I tried pretzel M&M’s for the first time over the weekend – heavens to betsy but they are divine!

    Much love, wonderful health, joy and happiness to your family!

  • You are so pretty! I mean, the spawn are cute too, in that “I was just born so I can just lie here and do nothing and still be cute” way, but wow! You look awesome for someone who was just sliced up, mama.

  • Rebecca S. says:

    Congratulations, Kelcey! Harlowe looks like her sisters. Chase looks absolutely beefy to be in the NICU! So happy they are here safe and sound. Whenever i have taken Percocet, they give me good ideas for novels, new career paths, good deeds I’m going to do- then I forget once they wear off. So keep a pad and pen handy.

  • kim says:

    So happy for you! You look like a natural….. In a good way of course!!!!! Enjoy those M&M’s, and percocet!!!!! Your children are all beautiful!

  • Both you and Rick and the babies look so at peace. The Percocet might be helping you, but you can’t use the same excuse for them. Must be because you’re all a wonderfully lucky and newly expanded family.

  • Laurie says:

    Congratuations! Such beautiful babies…and you look so gorgeous and happy! After my C-section I told everyone how after taking percocet I could totally understand prescription pill addiction. I stopped saying that when my blissed out brain finally registered that people looked at me kind of funny after I said that!

    Get some rest and enjoy your new family members!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    I can almost get that ‘new baby smell’ through my computer….adorable/great names/and thrilled all turned out so well for the entire family.

  • Sandrine Isambert says:

    Oh Kelcey, you guys are so beautiful and your smile says so much (and I’m sure it’s not just the drugs) !! I love their names too! I hope the pain goes away soon. xoxo

  • Stephanie (Tyler's Mom) says:

    Kelcey! I have been in AZ for the last week and had no idea you had delivered those sweet babies of yours! CONGRATS to all of you!!! I totally dig their names!!! Truth be told, if we have a boy, his name will be Nolan Matthew. Matthew is a family name but Nolan….well, my husband is a fan of Nolan Ryan, so he’s already decided we’ll use Nolan. I hope you are doing well; pumping lots of milk, getting some rest and bonding with your newest additions. Congrats again and lots of hugs from Oregon!!!

  • merlotmom says:

    Congratulations! They are beautiful. You look beautiful (I did not look nearly that good after giving birth, jeez). All I have to say is don’t stay on the Percocet TOO long cause you’ll never poop again. Serious.

  • Karen Bland says:

    Could you please try to at least look like you are without sleep or SOMETHING? That 1987 girl is probably emailing her friends that she is rooming with a supermodel who must have had a surrogate carry the babies, cause she looks too damn good. You look so happy – love in Pi Phi (he he)…xoxo

  • scrappysue says:

    shees! working’ full time (and being out of town during the critical delivery!) is really putting a dent in my blogging life! i missed so much! i bet it was really scary there for a while, but i’m so glad you are all doing well and looking so good! many happy happy days ahead for the 6 of you!!!

  • Lisa says:

    Congrats Kelcey! They are so beautiful and you did such a good job!! The next 6 or so months will probably be a blur…but it is a good blur! πŸ˜‰

  • Gretchen says:

    You’re gorgeous. They’re gorgeous. Rick’s gorgeous. Percocet is gorgeous.

    I think I’m going to go get me some of those pretzel M&Ms now.

  • Julia says:

    Congratulations! The babies are gorgeous and you look fabulous!
    Now about that c-section abdominal pain…have they given you one of those post-op velcro girdle-like belts to wear? I had one after my 2nd c-section and it made a HUGE difference in pain management as opposed to the 1st time around when I didn’t have one.
    Good luck!

  • Lu says:

    Congratulations! The Percocet is necessary after a C-Section. The girdle is a great suggestion, and attractive as well. (I’m kidding a little about that). Pretzel M&M’s? OMG! I’m on my way to get those now…

  • Jackie says:

    Congratulations! My son was 5#3oz when he was born. He is now 5’11” and around 175. So have no fear your little darlings will grow up healthy and whole. πŸ™‚

    I wish many blessing on you and your family. πŸ™‚

  • tracey says:

    First, CONGRATULATIONS!! You look great and the babies are so beautiful! I hope you’re healing well and don’t wean off of the drugs too quickly. Take lots of pictures and post them when you can!!

  • Jen says:

    Hi K!

    Oh my, so excited for you. What beautiful baby twins!! Welcome to Chase and Harlowe, love the names!!! We are thinking of you all, and can’t wait to meet the newest Folbaums.

    Can you even imagine having a playgroup for all in your apt. on 12th street?

    Wishing you peace, baby bliss and definitely some sleep:)
    Love, Jen

  • After having baby #1 in NICU for 2 months, and baby #2 as a v-bac (I wanted to get a letter jacket with this across the back, but Husband thought it might be inappropriate), I agree that NICU has a DEFINITE upside: you sleep, they wheel you to the babies who are being supremely well cared for, and then you sleep some more. Percocet ain’t so bad either. And that pesky c-section scar? Heals faster than the “lady parts” do…probably b/c of all the sleep you can get whilst the NICU-lets are in their wee plastic shoeboxes.
    Congrats and enjoy!


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