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Wednesday, February 2, 2011


First things first...the title of this post. There was a commercial a while back that had this proud father calling to tell his parents that their boy had been born but he had no cell phone and no money so he called collect and said, "We had a baby its a boy" but he said it as quickly as he could instead of his name. Any way, we did have a baby and its a boy, but then we had another!!!

The twins were born and are amazing. During these months of pregnancy the main topic of discussion has been names. One of our favorite activities to do was to go to COSTCO to see how many people would give us advice on baby names....un-solicited by us. These were complete strangers but they truly thought we would heed their advice. Jenny and I always got a kick out of it. Here is a list of some of the names we were considering along the way:

Pancho and Cisco
Burt and Ernie
Maverick and Goose
Tom and Jerry
Batman and Robin
Christopher Jr and Christopher III

But none of those seemed to stick, so in the end these were the names we gave them:

Stetson Boyd Olson was born at 8:10pm on January 31, 2011. He weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 19 inches long.
Reddek McDiarmid Olson was born at 8:11pm on January 31, 2011. He weighed 5 lbs 5 oz and was 18 inches long.

Needless to say...THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL! I'll let Jenny post and tell the whole story but I do at least want to say that I have a new appreciation for my amazing wife and more than that, I love her more than ever before. Yes I love our precious little boys but the whole experience changed how I see Jenny and how strongly I feel about her.

I'll stop the mushy stuff and get to the photos:

Jenny was smart and so we took some photos the day before she ended up having the babies and here are a few.

The next day the boys were born. Stetson was almost a whole pound bigger, so you can usually tell who is who because Stetsons face is a little more round.

The REAL Olson twins have arrived.