Monday, August 6, 2007

We have babies!

Surprise! Tanner was so eager he decided to come early and bring his little sister along. (Tanner at top, Tori at bottom)

Sat. August 4 at 2 p.m. Tanner's water broke and we rushed to the hospital. The hospital gave Leah two steriod shots over 48 hours to help with the babies' lungs. They were trying to hold off the births for a couple of weeks but Tanner had other ideas.

At 6 a.m. the morning of August 6, 2007, Leah awoke with some tightening and the nurse checked her dilation. Leah called me at 6:15 a.m. and said get here asap because she was going into Labor and delivery. At 7 a.m. Leah went into the O.R. and had Tanner at 7:44 a.m. Eight minutes later came Tori at 7:52 a.m. Leah is a sport, delivering the babies naturally without any pain meds.

Tanner Benjamin Ball - Born 8/6/07 at 7:44 a.m.
16.5" and 3 lbs. 8 ounces.

Victoria (Tori) Kay Ball - Born 8/6/07 at 7:52 a.m.
16" and 3 lbs. 4 ounces.

Both babies and mom are doing well.


Vicki Dudley said...

Congratulations to the 4 of you, I am so happy for you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Vicki and Warren Dudley

Alli Byers said...

Oh my goodness! They are precious! What a surprise! I'm glad to hear they are doing well. Way to go, Leah-- no pain meds!
Congratulations to you both!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! What beautiful babies. We are so happy for you guys.
Jacob really got a kick out of seeing the babies that we had told him were born today. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris, Kathy and Jacob Carver

American said...

WOAH! I thought she was due in October!!! I'm so glad everyone is happy and healthy!!! Congrats from the PResley's!!!

Jessie Sue said...

Wow! Congratulations! I pray for continued health for those sweet babies!

jeremy and karen said...

gorgeous brad and leah.
so excited for you
love you
karen and jeremy

Justin and Tiffany said...

Oh wow! What a surprise! Congratulations!!! Enjoy every moment!

Tiffany and Justin

Joel said...

Congratulations! They are precious! We are praying for all of you. We cannot wait to meet Tanner and Tori.

Joey, Karen and Clive

Victoria said...

Hi Brad & Leah,

Just heard about your wonderful new little surprises (although Summer said she told me earlier, I don't remember it!) Found your blog and the pictures of your precious new family. I know you are elated and exhausted, but thrilled that they are here and are healthy and growing. I pray that Tori and Tanner continue to grow and fill your family with great joy.

Many Blessings,

From our family to yours:
Rob & Vicky Austin
Summer & Laryn Hardter
Scott & Melissa, Sam & Eli Everett
Matthew & Charis Miller