On Monday, November 8, 2010 my twin nephews Malik and Makél were born. Almost a full 8 weeks ahead of time. When you get a phone call 8 weeks in advance from the father-to-be (my brother) you get a little bit nervous, even when it's twins. Fortunately, the twins were born in good health (4.5 and 5.5 pounds) and the mother had no complications during birth. And I was fortunate enough to be at the hospital when they were born and see them a couple hours later.
My two nephews feel like a life-changing blessing already and they haven't even left the hospital yet. I can't help but sit back and picture them in my mind and wonder what they'll be like in a month, a year, and so on. What will it be like to watch them grow up? What can I do to help give them the best lives possible? So much stuff is going through my head but most of all I'm just happy right now. Happy for my brother, his girlfriend, my mom, and the rest of my family. I can't wait to be a part of the journey that's to come with these two boys :-)
Makél on the left, and Malik on the right.
Slightly NSFW pics. Ladies, close your eyes!!!
Malik being fed.
Mommy feeding Makél
Like I said, I CAN'T WAIT!