Thursday, August 6, 2009

UPDATE 10:20pm - 8/6/09

I have been communicating with the twins' Auntie Carrie and here is the latest:

The twins are still unnamed. Baby Boy Shellenberger has lighter hair and is 1lb. 14 ounces. Baby Girl Shellenberger has dark hair (like her big sister Kaylan) and is 1lb. 11 ounces. Both of them are still stable at this point and Mommy Heather was waking up and was heading to go and meet her miracles.

The twins will stay at Women and Babies Hospital in Lancaster unless any complications arise that would be better handled elsewhere. We are praying that this is not the case though and that these two siblings will thrive and grow and be safe right where they are.

The story of the big day (which may be later corrected by Mommy or Daddy since this is a whisper-down-the-lane sort of playback) is that Heather was at work today and had some contractions but nothing too serious. She decided to rest this evening because she was not feeling the greatest and was having the contractions. She called her midwife, went to the hospital to be checked and it was there that her water broke and she was ready to deliver with Baby Boy Shellenberger in the birth canal. In order to put the least amount of stress on his precious body or that of his sister, Heather was immediately put under sedation and the twins were delivered via emergency C-section.

Praise God for his wisdom and counsel over the medical team and for his impeccable timing in getting Heather to the hospital in time. Thank you, Father. Thank you!


  1. Thanks for keeping us posted, Lauren. What a great
    idea to start a website and a 24 hr prayer chain.
    God is in control. We will continue to stand in prayer for the
    Shellenberger's and for the peace of God to rule and reign
    in their hearts and minds.

    Lifting my eyes to the hills~from where does
    my help come from? My help comes from the Maker
    of Heaven and earth. AMEN!

  2. I'm praying for you all. May God wrap his strong arms around you.