Friday, December 31, 2010

Truly a new year.

Because I have not been able to articulate on Facebook everything that we have been going through for the last week or so I have decided to start a blog.  And because an angel came to me in a dream last night and told me that the world needed another self indulgent blog.  Who am I to argue?

First off, we have babies.

Sophia Jane and Genevieve Hepburn came to us a little over 18 hours ago here at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.  Sophia weighs 3 pounds and 3 ounces and is 16 inches long.  Her little sister (by less than 60 seconds) Genevieve is exactly 3 pounds and is 15 and a half inches long.  They were born on their 31 week gestational birthday and are now in the NICU as is appropriate for babies born so prematurely.  They are breathing room air with no oxygen aid, other than a little air pressure, they have wonderful color, and they are already taking formula through little tubes going down to their tiny tummies.  This concludes their life story.  Thus far.

Wendy, mommy, is recovering from her cesarean section as well as from a condition called Preeclampsia that was brought on by the pregnancy.  This is why the babies were delivered yesterday and not 2 months from now.  It will take her a couple of days to come around but she should be good as new very soon. 

I, Preston, dad, am typing a blog post.  I have spent the day filling out paperwork, returning phone calls, fielding text and Facebook messages, and staring at babies.  I have NOT been sleeping 8 hours, watching TV, eating home cooked meals, or changing clothes daily.  This is very ok with me.  I have been completely preoccupied with my wife's well being.  Even more so than the babies, in fact, because they are doing that well. 

A lot of people have been praying for us this week and this blog is for those people.  Please check in and I will try my best to update at least once a day, at least as long as it's easy too.


  1. I will be the first to comment! yay, first of all that everyone is safe and thriving. :) Can't wait to follow along. :) Blessings to all of you.

  2. Rodney and I are praying for all four of you as you begin this new chapter of your family! Congratulations!! Now that we live close by, we are looking forward to seeing y'all soon and bringing over meals when you get home:)) God's blessings to you all and Congratulations!!

  3. Warmest congratulations and all of our prayers being sent to your small and right now "fragile" family. God is in the center of everything and your family shall be well. Remember always that you are loved and prayed for by many...we are thrilled to hear things are going well...

  4. Preston and Wendy and your sweet wee girls - God has answered so many prayers and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. We look forward to many more posts as we go on this wild ride with you. Give Wendy a hug from the Johnson's and tell her we all are still praying for her good health to return quickly!
    Much love and happiness,
    Pam & Dennis Johnson

  5. Preston, wow what a crazy week you've had. I'm sure you've been through every emotion possible. Congratulations to you and Wendy, the girls are so beautiful. We have been praying every day for all of you, so glad to see the babies are doing so well. We wish we could be there, give all 3 of your girls hugs and kisses from the Rainbolts. We love you all, thank you for being such and amazing husband to Wendy and now daddy to Sophia and Genevieve.


  6. Thank you for the update. We are wrapping you in the healing warmth of the Holy Spirit. May you all have strength, peace, and joy in the New Year and bask in the blessing of your lovely new babes. I hope Wendy will be able to hold and nurse her babies shortly. How fantastic that they are feeding and breathing so well with lovely color and strong hearts.
    Love and light and prayers and the hand of God upon you,
    The Kulinski's ( from Deb's church)