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.)