Introducing Hunter John & Jackson Thomas!

///Introducing Hunter John & Jackson Thomas!

Introducing Hunter John & Jackson Thomas!

The twins have arrived!

Hunter John and Jackson Thomas made their debut early last Wednesday proving miracles can and do happen.

Here’s Hunter John.  He arrived at 2:05 AM weighing 5 pounds and 11 ounces.

And here’s Jackson Thomas.  He arrived at 2:00 AM weighing 5 pounds and 6 ounces.  

Everyone is perfectly healthy now but both the babies and I had some challenges during labor and in the days after. The twins had brief stays in the NICU and we had to stay at the hospital a bit longer for some care for all of us, but we are doing absolutely wonderful now.  The Hubs and I feel so blessed that they are healthy and strong and we all got to leave the hospital together.  I can’t thank the wonderful staff and nurses at the Mission Hospital labor and delivery, NICU and Mom and Baby Units for taking such wonderful care of us all.

We love them both so much already and I feel so lucky to be their Mama.

I’m looking forward to sharing a lot more about the twins arrival, more photos and the birth story with you very soon.  For now, though I just wanted to let you know that they are HERE!

Thank you all for your tremendous support during this entire journey.


Catch Up Here

By | 2018-11-20T07:18:26-05:00 November 20th, 2018|Twin Pregnancy|71 Comments


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  6. Sarah November 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Your boys are beautiful!

  7. Farrah November 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Aww, congrats, Julie!!! <3 I'm so glad you're all healthy and happy + back home now! They're adorable!

  8. susan rawls November 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    So sweet! Congratulations and so happy for everyone!.

  9. Charlie & Marcia Bornemann November 22, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Congratulations! We are so happy for you. The boys are precious and we are so glad that you are all home, healthy, and happy! Love from Marcia and Charlie

  10. Kristy from Southern In Law November 22, 2018 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Oh they are so perfect!! Congratulations!!!

  11. Blane Sherer November 21, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Congratulations !
    So happy for you and the Hubs ( smile )

  12. Kathy November 21, 2018 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the twin boys and they are so cute looking and handsome

  13. Bill November 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!! They are beautiful babies. So happy for you and Shon

  14. Gail Bell November 21, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are just beautiful! I truly have enjoyed reading about your pregnancy journey, and look forward to watching Hunter and Jackson grow.

  15. Flo November 21, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the birth of your sons! They are absolutely adorable! Love their names also. So glad that all of you are okay and doing well. Enjoy your new adventure. Looking forward to seeing them grow up also. You are truly blessed two-fold. God is good!

  16. Martha Marcum November 20, 2018 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    What beautiful baby boys! You’re so blessed to have twins. Do post pictures often so we can watch them grow! Miss you!

  17. Adriane VanDoren November 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    So happy for you and thankful everyone is healthy and doing well! God bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Joan November 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Julie, I’m so happy for you and your hubby. I’m also happy you all are home and doing great. The boys are beautiful! Looking forward to the rest of the story.

  19. GEORGINA November 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Congratulations…. they are adorable … they are a bless … enjoy every single moment…. the adventure binging …

  20. Janice - Salads for Lunch November 20, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Yay!!!! I’m so happy for you and the wonderful moments you will experience as a family. Congratulations! Your boys are absolutely adorable!

  21. Virginia Banks November 20, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    They are beautiful babies! CONGRATULATIONS!

  22. Maxine Eatmon November 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Julie and Hubs, you have two beautiful babies. I know how proud you are of them. Congratulations on their birth and that they are so healthy. May GOD bless you all. Take care. Keep us posted on their growth and your health. You sure have a wonderful blessing and miracle.

  23. Patrick Kerrigan November 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Good afternoon Julie, love looking at your twins. Babies are an awesome thing to watch grow. We are lifting parents along with babies up to our Lord and savior to watch over and guide.
    Have a beautiful day.

  24. KATHY Owensby November 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    What beautiful babies! Enjoy them . Blessings!

  25. Catherine Dorn November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, your boys are so precious. I love them very much.

  26. Julie Bantin November 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    They are beautiful! Enjoy them, they grow up too fast. Congratulations to you and Hubs!

  27. Lisa Ballantyne November 20, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Oh Julie! Your sons are precious! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with us, and for allowing all of us to be a part of your journey into motherhood! I love the babies’ names!

    Now the real adventure begins…..enjoy every precious moment!

  28. Diane Peterson November 20, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Such beautiful babies. I am so happy for you and your family. What an added Thankgiving blessing. I thank you for sharing this journey with us and look forward to many more beautiful adventures.
    May God continue to bless you always.

  29. Ginger Shepherd November 20, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    so adorable……so happy for all…God is Great,

  30. Nancy November 20, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are adorable – Many Blessings!!

  31. Sherri Bradley November 20, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Congratulations and God’s Blessings on you and your little family!!! So glad everyone is doing fine. You will be a great mommy!!!

  32. Libby Haire November 20, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    May God continue to bless you and these beautiful babies. Congratulations to you!

  33. Robin Davis November 20, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Congrats Julie & Shon-they are adorable. You should both be very proud. I know you guys will be great parents. Robin

  34. Sara Jones November 20, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    They are so adorably beautiful, congratulations to you and your Hubs 😊.
    Your road to happiness continues 💙💙

  35. Donna November 20, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    So excited! Congratulations to you both!

  36. Kimberly November 20, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, this post makes me so happy! Congratulations to you and your husband. Hunter and Jackson are so adorable!!

  37. Debbie November 20, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are so beautiful!

  38. Danny Steadman November 20, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Many congrats on the twins…they are so adorable

  39. Judy November 20, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are so handsome! I am so glad all are doing well. God has truly blessed your lives!

  40. Nicole @ Fitful Focus November 20, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    They are so so so precious, Julie!! Huge congrats!! And so happy you all are home and doing well!

  41. Ann Gardner November 20, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    They are perfect. God blessed you twice. I am so happy for you Julie. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  42. Martha November 20, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Precious little boys, so happy for you. Now the fun begins♥️♥️

  43. Susie @ Suzlyfe November 20, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

    So beyond excited and happy for you. They are gorgeous and so perfect. Now rest up and have the best time soaking up this moment! Congrats to the daddy too!

  44. Cindy November 20, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Congratulations!! They are so handsome <3..

  45. Paula Fox November 20, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Beautiful boys, good sized for twins! Great Job Mom!! Enjoy it all as they grow so fast!! Blessings to you & your little family 💙💙

  46. Arminta Stacy McKelvey November 20, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Glad everything is well now and that everyone is home. Such handsome boys already.

  47. Jill K November 20, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    What beautiful babies!!! Can’t wait to see more pics and hear about your daily adventures on the blog!

    Congratulations to you all!

  48. Jenn November 20, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    They are perfect! Congratulations!

  49. debbie November 20, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Congratulations, how absolutely adorable-two sweet blessings!!!

  50. Jan & Rick Allison November 20, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    They are beautiful. Congratulations to you all.

  51. Terry Dorlan November 20, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hi Julie,
    They are beautiful! Congratulations!!

  52. [email protected] November 20, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Hooray!! Your boys are absolutely beautiful and precious. I’m so happy for you and thankful that you and the little ones are happy and safe. Many blessings to you and your family!

  53. Cathy L Justice November 20, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are beautiful! God has blessed you with 2 healthy babies! May God bless you and Hunter John and Jackson Thomas as they grow and thru out their life and the joys you will share in this new experience of motherhood and raising not one but two special gifts from God. Thanks for Sharing your new family with all of us!

  54. Glenda Dills November 20, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Congratulations! The boys are beautiful! So glad all went well!

  55. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 20, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Julie they are beautiful!! I’m so happy for you, the Hubs, Makena, Hunter and Jackson. I’m glad everyone is doing well now and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for this year!!

  56. Jean November 20, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    So happy for all of you, Congratulations with much love. Your boys are beautiful!!!

  57. Crystal Johnson November 20, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    What adorable blessings! We are so happy for you guys!

  58. [email protected] November 20, 2018 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! They are so precious! Congratulations to the both of you. Christmas came early this year for you! Enjoy your bundles of joy!!!!

  59. Annette Gentry November 20, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are handsome little men. Thank you for sharing with us. Prayers for you all as you start this journey.

  60. Brenda Miller November 20, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you, hubby and beautiful baby boys! Your lives will be changed forever! Enjoy every minute!

  61. Wendy November 20, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Congrats Julie!!! I’m so glad to see everyone is well. They are just precious.

  62. Mary Jean Henson November 20, 2018 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Your babies are beautiful. So glad you all are home and doing well now.

  63. Heather Brown November 20, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh they are adorable! I am so so thrilled for you! Glad you are all home healthy now. I can’t wait to see more! I’ve been stalking you for a week seeing if they’ve arrived haha!

  64. Mike November 20, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Congratulations Julie! They’re beautiful! God has truly blessed you both!

  65. Cynthia November 20, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Julie!! Your babies are perfect. We will continue to keep you and your family on our prayers. So glad you three are doing well. Hope you are able to rest some.

  66. Beth Ann Chiles November 20, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! They are so beautiful! Congratulations to you all–enjoy the miracle of these tow cuties!

  67. MARY BETH JACKSON November 20, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

    congrats to you! very handsome little guys already!

  68. Alicia K November 20, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Congrats!! They are beautiful.

  69. Kay November 20, 2018 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Congratulations! They are truly a blessing! So glad all are well!

  70. Barbara Thomas November 20, 2018 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us you both are going to be great parents!!1

  71. Marilyn November 20, 2018 at 5:11 am - Reply

    So incredibly happy for you all!!

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