Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

THE VINCELLI TWINS ARE IN THE NEWS!

Wow! The babies are just 5 days old and have already made their newspaper debut! Our little cuties are famous!

The twins were featured in the "Owatonna People's Press" newspaper along with the other two sets of twins born at the hospital this week. Yes, you read that correctly, there were THREE sets of twins born at the Owatonna hospital within just a few days of each other. This was such a rare occurrence, that they wanted to report it! In fact, there were 12 babies born while we were there in the hospital. The birthing center was booked and some patients/babies had to be moved over to another wing in the surgical area.

An interesting fact is that our twins are the oldest, yet the youngest! Sounds confusing, huh? They were born on September 13th before the other babies who were born a few days later, but since Eli & Will were born at 35 weeks 6 days gestation, they are technically younger than the other two sets of twins, who were born at 37 and 38 weeks gestation!

Check out the article online.
http://www.owatonna.com/news.php?viewStory=120688

Although I need to clarify a few mistakes the paper printed:
1.) The Vincelli Twins are not identical!
2.) The babies had very low blood sugar, not low blood pressure.
3.) We all know Nick wishes they were primarily of an Italian heritage, but that's not true. The truth comes right now as he's only a 1/4 Italian, so the twins are only an 1/8th! Of course we know our babes are the in the "Heinz 57" group too!
4.) We were not "well rested." HA!

Here are a few photos I took in the hospital nursery while the twins (another the other two sets of twins) were being photographed for the newspaper!

I'm not just saying this because I'm their mom - but they were definitely the cutest set of twins!!




You can see the babies were still attached to the pulse ox machines. (It measures the percentage of oxygen in arterial blood.)

8 comments:

  1. God bless you, but I pray for you. With all the joy this day brought you, you still found time to, in the nursery, be judgmental of those 4 other little miracles. Sad. The babies are all adorable, none more precious or cuter than the the others. After your struggles, one would think you would be more gracious. My prayers for your boys, so that they can grow to be loving and accepting of others.

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    1. My prayers are also for Amy's boys... that they grow up to follow her example, as she is very loving and always accepting of others.

      I also pray for your children, anonymous, if you have (or will ever have) them... that they feel you love them enough to consider them the cutest kids ever.

      And while you are praying otherwise, I hope you remember to ask God to remove the log in your eye as you judge the splinter in another's.

      Malia

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    2. Right on, Malia, right on!

      Michelle

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    3. Anonymous writer from January 29th,

      I apologize that the comment about my children being the cutest set of twins made you upset. But, I assure you that I was not judgmental of any of those precious little infants. I was in no way saying that the other babies were not cute. Because they definitely were adorable. I was just a happy and proud new mother of babies that I had prayed for, for many years. Of course I would say that they were the cutest. Wouldn't most mothers?

      I am truly hurt because by you commenting that you are praying that my boys to grow to be loving and accepting of others, that I am neither of those. You do not know me. And it's not fair for you to insult me.

      I am gracious. I am loving. And I am accepting of others.

      It is actually you who is making judgments on me after misconstruing one simple comment I wrote. And I hope you do not do it to anyone else because you have made me cry tears that didn't need to be cried. If you really knew me or read other posts on my blog, you would know I am a good person who would never want to hurt anyone. You would read how I often write about other children and how all babies are miracles from God.

      I also wanted to tell you that these photos were taken for the newspaper the day after my twins almost died in the hospital. They were born premature and drastically lost a lot of weight after they were born. Unknown to myself and the birthing center staff, my attempt to breastfeed them almost cost them their lives. They were seeming to be nursing, but for whatever reason, were not consuming much at all. Their glucose (blood sugar) levels were, what the hospital called, "deathly low." I was holding my dear Elijah in my arms and as I watched him, I knew something seemed wrong. I then watched his tiny eyes roll into the back of his head as he had a seizure. I ran to the nursery and an emergency code was called for my boys. They were rushed to be bottle fed formula and put on the pulse ox machines. The nurses said they both could have died. Who knows what could have happened if we were at home and not there in the hospital. I am grateful they recovered quickly and have been healthy ever since. And we give thanks to God for protecting them. And I give thanks for my miracles each and every day of my life.

      I tell you this story because there is no way I was judging those babies in the nursery. I was giving thanks for my miracles that I could have lost and everyone else's miracles. Seeing those three sets of twins gave me hope and pride and comfort. Seeing any child does. And I would be forever grateful to be given the chance to have more children someday.

      So yes, I am gracious. I am loving. And I am accepting of others. Even accepting of you, the anonymous writer, who was judgmental to me. And I forgive you.

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  2. And here you are Anonymous, going out of your way to be judgmental of Amy's post. You should probably show a little acceptance as well.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Anon! You obviously don't know Amy at all! If you did, you would know that she cherishes every child and thinks every baby in that picture is a precious miracle. And, like every single mother in the world, she's just a *tiny* bit biased toward her own. ;-) I know no one who is more loving than Amy. ~Jamilya

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  4. My prayers are also for Amy's boys... that they grow up to follow her example, as she is very loving and always accepting of others.

    I also pray for your children, anonymous, if you have (or will ever have) them... that they feel you love them enough to consider them the cutest kids ever.

    And while you are praying otherwise, I hope you remember to ask God to remove the log in your eye as you judge the splinter in another's.

    Malia

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  5. Ms. Anonymous, you can not be serious! Just making the comment that you did is ridiculous!!!Amy is none other than a proud happy mamma of two beautiful twins, be happy for her!!!

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