Thursday, September 15, 2011


We are so excited to announce that the twins are both home! They were discharged from the NICU yesterday after a little advocacy by mom and dad. We are so thankful to have them here...they finally feel like they are truly ours. Being able to cuddle and carry them without asking a nurse first is such a treat.

Barnes and Frances were both fabulous on their first night. We were a little worried at first, but they slept well between their 2:00 and 6:00 feedings, then again until their 10:00 feeding. Barnes tried out his bouncy seat today, they went to the pediatrician this afternoon, and in a few hours they will get their first bath at home--exciting times in the Shafer house!

Thank you all for your love, support and encouragement over the past three weeks. The twins are still small and still need a little extra protection (they aren't even supposed to be here yet, after all), but we are so proud of how far they have come.



  1. Yay! What a wonderful day! Enjoy every moment of it...I remember wishing our babies would grow, grow, grow and now I miss those tiny things. :) PS: you look amazing!

  2. Wooohoooo! So glad they're home. Love the one of Cooper snuggling next to his new sister!

  3. Congrats! You do look amazing. I need to see tons more pics of those gorgeous babies.

  4. I love the picture of the introduction of Barnes and Francis to Stella and Cooper!!!