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Edited: Mar 19, 2010, 9:16pm Top

LT's sysadmin, Felius (johndalton) just Tweeted..

"We are delighted and rather surprised to announce the safe arrival of Max (2835g) and William (2925g)!"


Mar 19, 2010, 9:19pm Top

John! How wonderful!! We want pictures when you come down off Cloud 9.

I've heard LT is in for a baby boom. This must be the first boomlets.

Mar 19, 2010, 9:57pm Top

I just saw the news on Twitter! I am so happy for them all! Apparently they got a bit of a surprise as the MDs had predicted a boy and girl! :o)

Mar 19, 2010, 10:09pm Top

Congrats John and family!

Mar 19, 2010, 10:42pm Top

Awesome! Congrats John!

Mar 19, 2010, 11:29pm Top

Oh, joy joy joy! So glad everything came off. Congratulations!

Friends of ours have four boys and no girls. They had the best water-balloon-fight birthday party EVER! :)

Mar 19, 2010, 11:53pm Top

How exciting!! Best wishes on the arrival of your new baby boys!

Mar 20, 2010, 12:16am Top

Hurrah! Congratulations to all!

Mar 20, 2010, 12:19am Top

Happy happy joy joy! Congratulations.

Mar 20, 2010, 12:47am Top

Pics or it didn't happen.

Edited: Mar 20, 2010, 12:52am Top

Oh, they're up! John's Flickr page is public, and connected to his profile, so I don't think he'll mind me posting a link to it. Warning to the squeamish: Surgery shots, but much less than he threatened, "The first Chat-Roulette caesarian."


Mar 20, 2010, 12:55am Top

Awww! So cute. I skipped the 'messy' ones!

Mar 20, 2010, 12:57am Top

They look to be healthy husky boys, especially for twins. Blondie Will especially looks like he might be a good rugby player.

Mar 20, 2010, 1:10am Top

Blondie Will especially looks like he might be a good rugby player.

With four young boys in the house, everyone is going to be a rugby player.

Mar 20, 2010, 2:42am Top

I think they're more into Aussie Rules down in Tasmania.

Mar 20, 2010, 6:35am Top

Thanks everyone for the best wishes! Here are some photos (for those of you who don't want to accidentally stumble onto caesarean pics!)

Those link to bigger pics. They're still being kept in cribs in the special care nursery, but they're coming out for feeds. They seem to be doing very well though, and we're hoping we'll have staying them in the room with us in the morning. (I'm staying with Lou in the hospital tonight, but I'll be taking our older boys back home with me tomorrow.)

Tassie is definitely an AFL state, but we're not really an AFL family. Hopefully the boys will take up soccer instead. My old cricket team has now produced enough offspring for us to field a much younger team, too ;)

Mar 20, 2010, 6:51am Top

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Hope everything is going well.

Fingers, toes, arms and legs all crossed that LT doesn't have any emergencies over the next few days either!

Re sports: One more (or you join in) and you've got enough for a polo team.

Mar 20, 2010, 7:02am Top

Yay. Congrats Felius and family.

Mar 20, 2010, 7:18am Top

CONGRATULATIONS!! They're *gorgeous*! So peaceful - long may that last ;)

Mar 20, 2010, 8:10am Top

Congratulations, Felius. Hope everything continues to go really well.

Mar 20, 2010, 10:43am Top

Beautiful beautiful. Congratulations!

Mar 20, 2010, 10:43am Top

They look great!!
They're a good weight for twins, too (I should know, I have a pair myself).

Mar 20, 2010, 7:49pm Top


Mar 20, 2010, 7:52pm Top

How sweet! They are handsome fellows aren't they!! Congrats to you and your family and I'm glad that all is well.

Mar 21, 2010, 11:52am Top

C-sections produce such lovely babies. Their heads are so pretty and round! :o)

Mar 21, 2010, 3:23pm Top

Congratulations. The babies are just awesomely cute!

Mar 21, 2010, 3:42pm Top

More best wishes on the birth of your beautiful baby boys!! I wish you and your wife much joy in the years ahead with your wonderful soccer or cricket "team".

Mar 21, 2010, 4:46pm Top

Congrats on the babies. They look wonderful.

Mar 25, 2010, 8:14am Top

Update: Hopeful that mum and bubs can come home on the weekend. Here's another piccy..

Mar 25, 2010, 8:51am Top

Thanks. They're adorable. What do the older boys think?

Mar 25, 2010, 10:29am Top

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Mar 25, 2010, 1:55pm Top

I love how they're both doing the same dance step!

Mar 25, 2010, 4:06pm Top

Mar 26, 2010, 10:05am Top

Thanks for sharing. Congratulations. I like the word "bubs"!

Mar 26, 2010, 1:20pm Top

Congratulations! Nothing like new babies at home to increase the fun!

Mar 26, 2010, 1:59pm Top

They're beautiful - congratulations!!

Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top


Congrats to Mom & Dad & brothers, too!!

Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top

Congratulations times two!

Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top

Congratulations! What beautiful boys!

Mar 26, 2010, 2:14pm Top

Best wishes to all! May your household always be a busy, happy place!

Mar 26, 2010, 3:15pm Top


Mar 26, 2010, 3:46pm Top


Mar 26, 2010, 7:58pm Top

Congratulations! Four boys will definitely keep you active. :)

Mar 27, 2010, 8:54am Top

Hey, congratulations.

Mar 27, 2010, 9:30am Top

Um, are there enough differences for you to tell them apart when they aren't wearing different colors? Birthmarks or something? I've had twin friends who could fool just about everyone but their own parents. Sort of like the Weasley twins!

Mar 27, 2010, 11:08am Top

Bravo, and congratulations to you both!

Mar 27, 2010, 11:22am Top


Mar 27, 2010, 11:47am Top

> 45: Just rubber stamping them "W" and "M" - and you only need one stamp - should help for now ;-)

Mar 27, 2010, 4:39pm Top

Congrats on two beautiful boys. I have two-year old twin boys (fraternal) and let me tell you, there is NEVER a dull moment!

Mar 27, 2010, 10:06pm Top

So, who was first, and are you going to tell them?

Mar 27, 2010, 10:55pm Top

The pictures say that William came out first.... because they thought he would be Willow!!

Edited: Mar 28, 2010, 12:41pm Top

Congrats for mum, dad and the brothers! Very adorable boys!

Mar 28, 2010, 12:05pm Top

Congratulations! They are adorable. Looking forward to hearing about all the "double trouble" they get into as they grow!


Mar 28, 2010, 1:09pm Top


Mar 29, 2010, 7:21am Top

Congratulations with your 2 mini book worms! :-)

Mar 30, 2010, 5:29am Top


Mar 30, 2010, 7:05am Top

Loads of congratulations felius and family!

Personally... they look like they could kick quite well, and take a mark already! Not that I am biased towards AFL...at all. :)

They are very cute!

Mar 30, 2010, 8:17am Top

Thanks again everyone for all the best wishes! We were able to bring the babies home on Saturday, and as I type this we're about to enter our fourth night with them at home. Things are going pretty smoothly so far - the first and third nights they slept 3-4 hours uninterrupted between feeds, while the second night had me up roughly once an hour to settle Max. Thankfully he was settling easily enough.

Here's what they looked like as we put them to bed on their first night at home:

>50 timspalding: William was first (as skittles pointed out), but only by a minute. I'll fight any attempt to refer to him as the "older" twin ;)

>45 clamairy: We're all but certain that they're not identical. We had never anticipated the possibility (given that we were expecting a girl), and they had separate placentas, amniotic sacs, etc - making it a pretty small chance. Besides, if they *are* identical then they're not doing a very good job of it - they have different coloured hair!

>34 bnielsen: I'm always surprised by the words that are new to people in other places around the world. Every now and then I'll say something to Tim, or he'll use some phrase, only to find that the other person hasn't ever heard it before.

>32 MerryMary:,33 No, surely they're doing the dance from Thriller! ;)

Mar 31, 2010, 4:02am Top

Congratulations. They are adorable.
With Dad playing goalie, you could be a hockey team. :D
Whatever they do, at least we know they will Love Books!
Do be sure to give breaks to the wife from all that testosterone in house. My daughter, mother of 4 boys as well, goes and gets her nails done and other girly things to help.
May they figure out this sleep thing, so you can get a reasonable amount of it too.

Apr 2, 2010, 4:28pm Top

Congrats and best wishes!! The boys are adorable!!

Apr 4, 2010, 11:32am Top

Oh my goodness, what adorable boys! Congratulations!

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