This time last year at the office we were looking towards October and the opporutnity to celebrate new life. By July 2008 we knew that our co-worker Heather was expecting fraternal twin girls. The twins, however, had their own time line.
As summer moved on and got warmer Heather tired more easily and her doctor decided Friday, August 15th should be her last day at work. We had a pot luck lunch, we laughed, we cried, we all said how much we'd miss her, she wondered what she would do sitting at home until the babies arrived. We left for the weekend promising we'd call her at home to check up on her on a regular basis.
Monday morning, August 18th arrived and when we got to the office we found out that Heather was in hospital many, many miles away from all of us but ironically she was right where her parents and in-laws were. On the Saturday the water broke for one of the twins and she had to be rushed to the nearest available neo-natal hospital bed. The nearest bed happened to be in North Bay, Ontario - the hometown of Heather and her husband Jason before they'd moved to Woodstock 4 years previous. The doctors hoped to hold off delivery as long as possible as her actual due date was near the end of October. But as I said, the twins had their own time line and they arrived on August 20th.
At birth, Grace Elizabeth, weighed in at 2lb. 8oz - by the time my friend Jayne and I met her for the first time at the end of September, she was weighing in near 5lbs. Wasn't she adorable?!
This is Grace now......
Morgan Claire, started off at 2lb. 15oz and was 5lb this first time we saw her. By this time the girls had been moved from North Bay to London, Ontario - closer to their new home. The girls finally made it home to stay on November 1oth.