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1justjim
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)!"

Congratulations!

2MerryMary
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.

3clamairy
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)

4sqdancer
Mar 19, 2010, 10:09pm Top

Congrats John and family!

5DaynaRT
Mar 19, 2010, 10:42pm Top

Awesome! Congrats John!

6timspalding
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! :)

7SqueakyChu
Mar 19, 2010, 11:53pm Top

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

8lilithcat
Mar 20, 2010, 12:16am Top

Hurrah! Congratulations to all!

9karenb
Mar 20, 2010, 12:19am Top

Happy happy joy joy! Congratulations.

10DaynaRT
Mar 20, 2010, 12:47am Top

Pics or it didn't happen.

11timspalding
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."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/varrqnuht

12justjim
Mar 20, 2010, 12:55am Top

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

13MerryMary
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.

14timspalding
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.

15justjim
Mar 20, 2010, 2:42am Top

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

16felius
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.)

#13-#15
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 ;)

17justjim
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.

18Nicole_VanK
Mar 20, 2010, 7:02am Top

Yay. Congrats Felius and family.

19klarusu
Mar 20, 2010, 7:18am Top

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

20hailelib
Mar 20, 2010, 8:10am Top

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

21ablachly
Mar 20, 2010, 10:43am Top

Beautiful beautiful. Congratulations!

22wester
Mar 20, 2010, 10:43am Top

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

23foggidawn
Mar 20, 2010, 7:49pm Top

Congratulations!

24cal8769
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.

25clamairy
Mar 21, 2010, 11:52am Top

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

26xorscape
Mar 21, 2010, 3:23pm Top

Congratulations. The babies are just awesomely cute!

27KimarieBee
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".

28FicusFan
Mar 21, 2010, 4:46pm Top

Congrats on the babies. They look wonderful.

29felius
Mar 25, 2010, 8:14am Top

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


30MerryMary
Mar 25, 2010, 8:51am Top

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

31mamzel
Mar 25, 2010, 10:29am Top

Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Congratulations.

32MerryMary
Mar 25, 2010, 1:55pm Top

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

33DaynaRT
Mar 25, 2010, 4:06pm Top

34bnielsen
Mar 26, 2010, 10:05am Top

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

35etrainer
Mar 26, 2010, 1:20pm Top

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

36bookbeat
Mar 26, 2010, 1:59pm Top

They're beautiful - congratulations!!

37skittles
Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top

Gorgeous!!

Congrats to Mom & Dad & brothers, too!!

38munchkin62
Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top

Congratulations times two!

39Helcura
Mar 26, 2010, 2:06pm Top

Congratulations! What beautiful boys!

40Esta1923
Mar 26, 2010, 2:14pm Top

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

41jennieg
Mar 26, 2010, 3:15pm Top

Congratulations!

42catherinestead
Mar 26, 2010, 3:46pm Top

Congratulations!

43caffron
Mar 26, 2010, 7:58pm Top

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

44RoboSchro
Mar 27, 2010, 8:54am Top

Hey, congratulations.

45clamairy
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!

46staffordcastle
Mar 27, 2010, 11:08am Top

Bravo, and congratulations to you both!

47calm
Mar 27, 2010, 11:22am Top

Congratulations!

48Nicole_VanK
Mar 27, 2010, 11:47am Top

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

49Menagerie
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!

50timspalding
Mar 27, 2010, 10:06pm Top

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

51skittles
Mar 27, 2010, 10:55pm Top

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

52connie53
Edited: Mar 28, 2010, 12:41pm Top

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

53krazy4katz
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!

k4k

54leennnadine
Mar 28, 2010, 1:09pm Top

Congratulations!

55evert
Mar 29, 2010, 7:21am Top

Congratulations with your 2 mini book worms! :-)

56Noisy
Mar 30, 2010, 5:29am Top

Congratulations!

57Lman
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!

58felius
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! ;)

59lisa_marli
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.

60crazy4reading
Apr 2, 2010, 4:28pm Top

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

61391
Apr 4, 2010, 11:32am Top

Oh my goodness, what adorable boys! Congratulations!

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