Wednesday, August 06, 2008

They're here...


Stephen and I are pleased to introduce you to our new baby girls. Ada Grey and Margot Dagny. Ada weighed in at a very healthy 6lbs 6oz, and measured 19in, with time of birth 11:23am while her sister Margot weighed in at 6lbs 2oz, and measured 20 in, with time of birth 11:24am


Mommy with Margot

Daddy with Ada

Margot looking at daddy from nursery

Ada in the nursery


Margot on the left and Ada on the right

So now you know the names, Ta Da! There isn't a whole lot behind our choices other than we just loved these names and they just felt right for our little ladies. They sound very different but the meanings are surprisingly similar. Ada, means "Adornment" and Margot means "Pearl". Grey just means the color itself, and Stephen and I have always loved those lovely grey days. It has been something special between us since we met. Dagny is Norse for "A new day" and this is obviously that! Dagny is also the heroine of my favorite Ayn Rand novel "Atlas Shrugged", a book that changed my world view and way of thinking.

Mother and babies are doing great and again, we thank everyone for their prayers and support through this whole process. More to come soon..

16 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! They are BEAUTIFUL! Mommy looks equally beautiful and Daddy so proud (you should be!) I have been checking your blog obsessively ALL day to see photos! Their names are lovely. I can't wait to meet them in person. Praise the Lord for their healthy births. Love to y'all!
- The Gardners

Ellen said...

Oh Sarah, they're so beautiful. You're glowing. =)

Christa said...

Sarah-
Mom and I are so excited to see pictures of the new little ladies. They are adorable. We can't believe how big they both are. We are so thankful that everything went so well and everyone is healthy.

Congratulations to your new double the size family!
Love,
Christa and Aunt Margie

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah and Stephen, What lovely young ladies you have! May God continue to bless and keep you...All Four of YOU!Thanks for enlighnig us with the data and pictures on such a busy and eventfull day. We really appreciate that. Our prayers have been overwhelmingly answered. The
babies look so full term and healthy!
Good nite...Morrison & Angie

jmbollman said...

Michelle squealed when she saw this post. Thank you so much for posting right away. This was great! The girls are beautiful. We are already having fun making out the different facial features and who they came from. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. We love you guys. Great Job! -J and the 3 M's

Amy said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations. They are beautiful....I love the picture of the two of them together in their bed -- so so sweet. And I LOVE the names -- if our Asa had been a girl we were going to name him Ada, and well, I think Marlow is sort of similar to Margot -- So there you have it -- we have similar (wonderful in my humble opinion) taste in names. Much love to the four of you.

Jen-Niff said...

Holy Cow guys!
They are SOOOOOO CUTE! and BIG! I love the names, classy and sweet all at the same time.
Many congrats to your new full family of 4!

Thanks for posting pics!
-Jen Nicholls

Anonymous said...

So very happy for you all! I also enjoyed shopping alittle this evening for the girls. Since I couldn't hold them I figured I could finish up my shopping for them! God is so GREAT! Stephen don't let Grandpa Larry hog all their love'n. You two will be such wonderful parents. We'll talk soon. THANK you so very much for sharing the pictures. I love you ALL.. Aunt Mindy

Courtney said...

Congrats to the both of you! Your little girls are beautiful!!! My Grandma's name was Ada Pearl...I always loved that name :)

Summer Williams said...

Congratulations! I love the names you guys chose for your little ones. I'm glad you're all healthy & happy.

Michelle D said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am so happy for you Stephen and Sarah:) Your girls are stunningly gorgeous! I love their names. My favorite picture is the one of Margot looking at the camera and of course the ones of you two holding them:) Lovely.

Wendy P. said...

Congratulations to the both of you! They're precious little girls...and quite big and healthy! You're not pregnant anymore, either! :)

Truly, I hope all goes well, especially these first few days as everyone adjusts and gets to know one another. I've been thinking of you!

~Wendy Parker

Nicole Poko said...

Wow! I cannot express how happy I am for you guys! I was in tears looking at those pictures late last night. You two look SO ridiculously happy and the girls look like little angels!

Congrats you two. I cannot wait to hear about their little baby personalities as they develope over the next few weeks/months...

Anonymous said...

WOW! Amazing-- what little angels they are... you all look so happy together! we can't wait to see them in person and hold them in a few weeks! Sometimes babies can look a little funny in the first photos, but they are very photogenic! They look like they will love to be in from of a camera...can't wait for more pics to come! ;o)

LOTS & LOTS OF LOVE to the Shingler Family!
Love, Mariel & John

Anonymous said...

WOW! Amazing-- what little angels they are... you all look so happy together! we can't wait to see them in person and hold them in a few weeks! Sometimes babies can look a little funny in the first photos, but they are very photogenic! They look like they will love to be in from of a camera...can't wait for more pics to come! ;o)

LOTS & LOTS OF LOVE to the Shingler Family!
Love, Mariel & John

kelly said...

beautiful girls! and i love your name choices.