Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crazy in Love

They had me from hello.   I am head over heels 100% smitten with these two.  Riles & Breck are the perfect addition to our family and I already can not imagine how different our lives would have been without them.

At 5 lbs. 3 oz. and 18 1/2 inches long, Riles Michael, is the "big" brother.  He reminds me so much of Kyler when he was born, except Riles' hair and eyebrows are much lighter.  Could I get my blond baby??  Riles' name comes from a play on my maiden name "O'Reilly" and was actually my dad's nickname in high school.  If I had my way, he would have been named "Jordy"...but the diehard Bears' fan in my husband could not let that happen since there is a "Jordy" on the Packers.  I finally accepted that it wasn't going to happen and am so glad we came up with his new name. 

Breck Dennis is my feisty little baby bird.  He is two pounds less than Riles and is only 3 lbs. 6 oz. and 17 inches long.  Unfortunately, he will not be coming home with us tomorrow.  He will stay here in great hands as we try to get him to gain some weight and keep his temperature up on his own.  He is a fantastic eater, so at least we have that going for us.  Breck's name was fairly easy for us to come up with a couple months ago and I just always knew this strong, manly name would be perfect for my little fighter growing a little slower in my tummy.  ** Also, his middle name is a shout out to Chad's dad, who is also a twin ;) **

Having a c-section was the scariest and most intimidating thing I have ever done.  I think I squeezed Chad's hand off as I tried to relax on the operating table.  The emotions were out of control as I nervously awaited the sound of crying babies and then the sense of relief was more than I could handle.  I prayed for strength to get through this and then I gave thanks after I realized everyone was going to be ok.  After preparing myself for the worst, that relief and thankfulness consumed me.

I love this shot that Chad got of our families checking out the little guys just after they were born.

Riles was cracking me up, so I grabbed a few shots with my iPhone.

Thank you everyone for all the encouragement and prayers over the last eight months.  I think the adventure is just starting...


  1. Kelly...You and your family have been on my mind so much the last couple of days. I am so happy to hear you and your boys are doing well. They are beautiful and I'm sure Breck will be home soon! Congratulations!!!

  2. Beautiful post! I have tears in my eyes, and can't wait to meet my tiny new neighbors! I think Breck looks like Brynn & Kyler so much in that pic w/his eyes semi-open. What doll babies! Congratulations to all of you.
    I cannot get over how big Riles looks compared to Breck, but I know he's a little peanut too! Lots of prayers that your little fighter will be home very soon.
    xoxo- Carla

  3. Congratulations Kelly and Chad! We have been praying hard for you and your family and we can't wait to meet the little guys! They are adorable! God is so good!! Love, The Wendells

  4. I'm in tears! What a beautiful post. I'm so happy to hear that everyone is healthy and happy. You've been on my mind so much the last few days! Enjoy this time with your new babies. Lots of prayers for Breck to be home with the rest of you soon!
    Ashley, Marty & Natalie

  5. Kelly
    Congratulations. I am very happy for your family and you new addtions. You brought tears to my eyes when I just read your posts. Have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.