The sweet Pipkin girls are here, and they're so beautiful.
The girls arrived yesterday around 2 p.m., they both weighed exactly 5 pounds. Lila Mae is17 inches, and Molly Loy is 18 1/4 inches. And I think they're absolutely precious! We haven't made it to the hospital yet (after nine or so hours of labor, I figured they wouldn't mind an evening to catch their breath), but in pictures I would say Lila definitely resembles Walt (grin and all) and Molly takes after Nancy. I'm fighting the urge to take off work and go to the hospital! I can't wait to say hello!
Most of our friends have children, but this birth in particular has been special and strangely emotional for me. Ty and I were in bed last night, fading to sleep, when I broke the silence and said, "Can you believe it. ... Walt is a dad? Walt and Nancy are parents!" How life can change in an instant!
Walt is to Ty what LJ is to me. Walt has been Ty's best friend since high school. They work together each day. Walt was Ty's best man in our wedding. Walt and Nancy will always be a major part of our lives. I know our children will grow up together and develop friendships of their own.
Lila and Molly are the next generation of our families and friendships. I can't wait to see what unfolds for them on the road ahead.
Welcome, Molly and Lila! We can't wait to meet you!
I'm a former journalist turned marketer of concrete. I still type a lot. Other than that, I'm married to an oilman, the owner of a mini-schnauzer named Baxter and a lab named Lacy, chef to anyone with an appetite and a connoisseur of $10 wines.