Sunday, January 20, 2013

Introducing our little Madeline and Mason

Our two little eager babies entered the world Saturday January 12, 2013 at only 27 weeks and 2 days gestation. 

Mason Dallas Rimini
Born 6:38 am
Weight: 2 pounds 6 ounces
Length: 14 inches

Madeline Sophia Rimini 
Born 6:39 am
Weight: 2 pounds 7 ounces
Length: 14 1/2 inches 

 Madeline all snuggled up

Madeline and Mommy

Mason and Daddy

Mason in his little hat while Daddy holds him

Madeline wide awake after a diaper change 

Mason and his little grin

The babies are doing well and are in the NICU at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. It's been a roller coaster of a week where they seem to have good days and bad days. But they are tough little things and are battling through. I will write a post later this week for all you twin mommies out there who follow this blog and explain what the heck happened for them to be born at 27 weeks. Trust me it was quite a surprise! 

Thank you to everyone who has called, text, messaged, and most importantly prayed for our family this week. It's been a long week with a lot of tears of both joy and fear and so we thank everyone for their support. 

(I plan on doing updates here on the blog on their journey in the NICU. I try to answer everyone's messages about how their doing when I get them, but as I'm sure you can understand sometimes I can't get to them all. So hopefully everyone will be able to stay up to date by checking the baby's progress through the blog.)


  1. Congrats on your bundles of joys!!! The NICU can seem like SUCH a scary place but stay positive and I am sure your beautiful precious babies will be home with you and your hubby in NO time!!

    Our Olivia was in the NICU for 80 days, she was born at 26w 3d gestation and 1lb 70z. We were "officially" discharged from the NICU after Olivia's 19month (16m corrected) appointment. Hang in there! It is a journey, but it sounds like you guys have a GREAT support system!! :)

  2. Congratulations!!!! We had a stint in the NICU and they took amazing care of our baby boy! Praying for comfort, peace and healthy babies!!. xoxoxo

  3. keeping you guys in my prayers. I know those 2 perfect babies couldn't ask for 2 better parents. Hang in there. Can't wait to see you guys in a couple of weeks

  4. Thanks for posting this!! I know there are 2 way more important things for you to be doing or just getting some rest but I wanted you to be the 1st to report any info before I shared anything but every one is wanting to know how you all are... You two are already such great parents! Those two babies are so loved by so many people all ready! <3

  5. Congrats on your twins! Keep your head up and sending prayers to your new family of four!

  6. Congratulations Ashley on your new family of 4 :) ill be keeping you all in my thoughts for a quick NICU stay

  7. Oh wow. They are beautiful. Thinking of you guys!!! Congrats. Look forward to hearing how they are doing!! And you. Hugs.

  8. Congratulations on your precious little miracles! I will be praying for continued strength, health, and growth for both of them!

  9. Thank you for the pictures!!! I now have a face to put with the prayers. Ashely and Jason, you are already phenomenal parents and I pray not only for good health and strength for Mason and Madeline, but for their parents as well. I will be anxiously awaiting further news. They are simply beautiful, but God's Miracles always are. Proud of Madeline for beating her brother in weight and height. Girls rule! :-)

  10. Wow, Congratulations! You're kiddos have such a strong desire to live their lives. Madeline looks so cute in here wide awake picture. I hope you enjoy your wonderful babies.

  11. Oh my goodness congrats!!! What beautiful little babies so glad they are doing well

  12. CONGRATS!!!! I am 26 wks with twins and have been following your journey/updates via blog/instagram. Can't wait to read the story of what's happened...So happy they seem to be thriving:)

  13. Will be saying tons of prayers for you and your sweet babies. xoxo - Crystal Hochhalter (hogg)