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2 Bundles of Joy!

**Edit: Names! Hello, William (Will) Matthew & Peyton James Jolly :)**
Kimberly sent us these photos from her phone — they look so much like infant Emma!
The twins…

Emma at about 5 months

We’re so happy to announce that, at 1:21 PM today,2 Jolly boys joined the family. They weigh 7 lb 15 oz and 5 lb 11 oz, and both Mom Kimberly and babies are doing great. Dad was on hand to give them each the right names (he insisted they couldn’t be named just on the order they arrived alone, and he’s probably right), and now Emma is one proud big sister! We can’t tell you their names yet, but we will as soon as we know them!

Now we gotta have a giveaway for an occasion this momentous and life-changing! Comment on this post and tell us one of your life-changing moments, or a piece of advice for a family that suddenly has 3 little ones!

The prize? Well, two Fat Quarter Bundles, of course (get it, bundles of joy? Ha-ha?) We’ll randomly pick 2 winners who get to choose a Fat Quarter Bundle of their choice.

We’ll be posting photos soon! In the meantime, I’ll use this as a placeholder πŸ™‚

381 comments

  1. Congratulations…wow, two bundles of joy! My biggest life-changing events were the births of my two little ones. Life-changing for the better. And my advice, don't nap when the babies are sleeping: SEW!

  2. no experience with twins so good luck but we do have three kids under 5. You go from being able tag team to needing to be in midst of triange type upkeep 24/7.

    So my only advice is to take your vitamins (especially with two boys, I have two as well) and get as much rest as they'll give you.

  3. Congrats. I'm old, so I'm had many life changing moments. One that's funny is when we were empty nesters, not retired yet, and our 21 year old called and said she was moving home!, and wasn't going to pay rent!, because she was going to save every penny to by a house. Oh, was that a shocker. Well she did, and she did.

  4. Congratulations. Twins would certainly be life changing. Getting married was pretty life changing for me, with many more changes to come. Good luck.

  5. Congratulations! I would have to say that having children is the one event that is the most life changing. Wait – you mean, eat somewhere other than BK or McDonalds? My "little ones" are now 19 and 21, and rarely do I STILL every go anywere but there! πŸ™‚

  6. Congrats to the whole family! I don't have kids (yet), so thus far, the biggest life changing even has been getting married, which has been great!

  7. Congratulations! Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Emma certainly looks happy. The birth of my daughter was life-changing for me – suddenly, complete responsibility for another person. And it has been wonderful, rewarding, enjoyable – all good things!

  8. Congratulations to all, but esp the big sister! Her world will never quite be the same… I don't think anything has changed my life as much as my 2 children- and they're not even twins!

  9. Wow–three young kids! My biggest life changing event so far has been getting married–I'm sure I will change that when I start having kids though.

  10. Congratulations!!! My life changing life event would have to be my wedding last year. I'm sure that will be trumped once we have kids, but not yet.

    Multiples run in my DHs family, and our neighbors had twin boys too, and everyone always says take lots of photos and videos because it's going to be so crazy hectic that you won't remember the first year at all. You'll cherish those memories later on.

  11. Congratulations! I can't believe I happened to pop into the blog at this moment! Truly a life changing event for me was beginning to teach my quilting class. I had no idea how it would transform me, and how it would build my confidence. The resulting self-assured me has been able to weather difficult situations and a job change more easily. Have fun with the little ones and thanks for having this giveaway!

  12. Oh my….double the joy!!! So many things come to my mind about how life alters, but meeting my husband and the joy of our life together is the first thing that comes to mind.
    Congrats to the BIG sister. XXX Annelies

  13. Find a good calendar system, whether it's an online one both parents can log into/download to phones/outlook or a wall or desk calendar… One of those that has a separate line per family member as you will have to many appts to coordinate and now some even have lines to add your menu that you can coordinate how much/what you want to cook based on your days activities and then you take that weeks calendar/menu to have to only go to the store once for the week… Hopefully this is clearer than mud! Congrats!

  14. Congratulations to you all! I definitely agree that having my two children have been the most life-changing events for me. πŸ™‚

  15. Congratulations! My life changing event happened just less than 3 months ago upon the arrival of our first daughter, Lily. Advice? Let big sis help; she'll love it, and the help will be nice, too!!! Again, congrats to the whole family! Enjoy every second!

  16. Congratulations! My life changing moment was having my twins, my first childrem and my world dramatically changed. My advice is take one day at a time and every day it will get easier. 3 children will bring so much love and joy!

  17. My absolutely most life changing event was becoming the mother of a teenager…my new husband's lovely daughter! It is now six years later and I cannot even imagine life without her!

  18. Oh wow, two babies , I only had one, and that was live changing, so with two it'll be an even bigger change?? ;-))It'll be busier for sure.
    Congatulations!!!

  19. Congratulations! Advice? I'd just say, don't sweat the small stuff. Let it roll off you. Less stress that way! Oh, a get lots of sleep. (Hmmm, wishful thinking probably!)

  20. emma is quite an adorable placeholder!! but i do look forward to seeing the boys! life changing.. probably when i bought my house… and my tip is take one thing at a time.. people try and make it everything they thought they ever wanted all at once and it is much less stressful to do one room at a time… as for kids… i think the same could work… try and take one thing at a time… or two in this case!!

  21. A HUGE congrats to the new parents and big sister. I just recently had twins (3.5 months old, our numbers 3&4) and the biggest advice I could give is to take one day at a time! Don't worry about everything else that is going on.
    Do what you can at the same time (feeding/changing diapers), that way it is more like taking care of one baby. It took me a little bit to figure out the tandem feeding, but it works GREAT! I don't spend near as much time feeding. If one wakes up at night I make sure the other one gets up also to eat, that way I can sleep a little more.
    Let big sisters feel needed and helpful. Sleep when your little ones sleep. LET PEOPLE HELP. That is always a hard one for me. I hate having other clean my house, but LET THEM!
    Enjoy!!! This is such a wonderful time and although it may seem a little overwhelming right now, it gets better. I would totally have twins again. Congrats again, I am so happy for you all!

  22. Wow-twins would be great! I guess my life-changing moments were when my kids were born & when they each got married! The empty nest was a little different, but I have grown to love it!

  23. Congrats on the TWINS. Since I'm not a mom myself – the life changing moments for me are the births of my 7 nieces and nephews. Most of them have quilts made with Fat Quarter Shop Fabric. My advise is get as much sleep as you can. πŸ™‚

  24. So glad everyone is happy and healthy. So amazing to add to your family and even more blessed with twins. I would have to say life changing for me was 3 1/2 years ago, leaving my job to start my own photography business, so scary and exciting at the same time, but so worth it. Good luck in the coming days and try to enjoy. Take Care!

  25. Heartiest Congratulations!!! My life changing event was recently retiring… a far cry from what is on your doorstep, but trust me, equally as joy filled!!

    LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

  26. Probably so many people's life changing moments will center around just a few life events… mine isn't very unusual. It was meeting my husband. At nearly-28 I was reading books with titles like "Singled Out" and "The Godmother" and finding ways to reconcile the prospect of lifelong singlehood with my lifelong dream of being married and having a family. Maybe accepting that possibility was what Fate was waiting for, because right around that time I had a first date with a tall, handsome, talkative man who quizzed me hard about commitment, children, and sharing breakfast cereal. Though we now tell ourselves that we didn't "think it was so" till the fourth date, I surely did think that he was the first real possibility from the very first…

  27. Congratulations!! That is wonderful. For me most of my life changing events seem to be centered around my 5 children. I didn't have any twins but I have some friends who have. My advice would be to take things a day a time and try not to get too stressed about keeping the house clean or having the dishes done all the time. Those things can wait. Just hug & love on those babies!

  28. Congrats! As a mother of little ones very close together get used to hearing…"Wow, you've got your hands full!" or "You are very busy". Anyway, it is great. Take it one day at a time and take any help you can get. That was my mistake, trying to do everything myself. Congrats again!

  29. Congratulations!!! I don't have any kids but here's my shot at some advice: never underestimate the restorative power of a good nap, a good cry, or a good laugh (sometimes you need all three).

  30. Congrats to the entire Jolly family. =) Those are really nice sized babies for twins! My advice is to make sure Kimberly remembers to take care of mommy. πŸ˜‰

  31. Congratulations! One of my life changing moments was twelve years ago today when I married my husband. Who knew then all the things we would go through and how hard we would always have to work to be a team. It has been a great twelve years though and I can't wait to see what the next twelve hold in store.

  32. Congrats!

    As the mommy to two under two, my only advice is to seek the joy in each day. When you are covered in poo, babies and are so tired you can't see straight – remember the joy you have right in front of you.

  33. Congratulations times two on the birth of two little precious ones! So wonderful! As far as the caring for two new babies plus little Emma, I would say remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of them. This might look like accepting the help and support of friends and family. Also, prioritize what is the most important for each day! Have fun!

  34. Wow!!! Congratulations!!!! It was most amazing when my first little girl was born! After having 2 boys, plus 2 stepsons, I wanted a little girls SOOO badly. The ultrasound tech had said she couldn't tell for sure but that little thing there looked like it might be a boy. We were ecstatic when she was born and we were told she was a girl. Words can't describe the joy I felt! Now another girl and another boy later, my life is so full, and so complete! My advice is to remember that everything that needs to get done today will likely still be there tomorrow, so enjoy the time with those little guys!!!

  35. Congratulations, congratulations!! What wonderful news! Can't wait to hear the names and see pictures.

    As a mom of twins, my advice is to have Kimberly join your local Moms of Multiples group ASAP. Meeting other moms who've been there, done that (or were going through it at the same time!) saved my life. It is HARD work initially, but so worth it. My twins are now 4.5 and are the best of friends.

  36. Congratulations, twins boys, wow, very exiting.

    Like the other mums my biggest life changing events were the birth of my 2 chilred (23 &21 next week).

    I am going to echo the advise that you take any help offered. My niece is the mother of 8 month old twins and a 2 & 4 year old. She wanted to prove she can do it all herself and fell in a big heap and still struggles big time everyday despite the offer of help. I also think take one day at a time and rest as much as you can when the boys are sleeping. Have a specific play box for your daughter that she only plays with at the twins feed time including possibly her own baby.

    All the best. I am very much looking forward to seeing pics.

    Gail
    gcom31@optusnet.com.au

  37. My life never changed, so here's my advice for the Jolly family with THREE little ones: take-out, nannies, housekeepers, Mommy's Day Out, Daddy's Day Out, earplugs … wait, just kidding on that last one – I think!

    Congratulations to Kimberly and Kevin on this blessed event! Miss Emma is going to be a dynamite big sister! xo

  38. My advice would be to enjoy every minute of everyday. Their childhoods will pass in the blink of a eye and you will wonder how it could be over so quickly. CONGRATULATIONS to you ALL!!!!1

  39. Congratulations! My biggest life changing events were definitely the births of my two daughters! Can't top that in my book πŸ™‚

    Everyone's had great advice so far – sleep when you can, take all the help you can get. But also know when to say No. The babies don't belong to anyone else, and ultimately it's the parents who make the decisions. Don't let anyone else completely take over!

  40. Congratulations to Kimberly and the whole family!
    I can imagine what youΒ΄re all going trough. My life-chaging experience was also when my 2 twin-boys were born. They are already turning 13 this month, nut I still vividly remember when they were born πŸ™‚
    Adbie, from a twinΒ΄s mum: nurse them at the same time when they are newborns, and and feed them at the same time still when they are older. That will save you precious time to spen with your babies!

  41. Congratulations! We are anxiously waiting to see pictures and read names of the two little ones. The first thing that came to mind for advice was something my brother and SIL did with their twin boys. They had a notebook for each twin. They (or whoever provided help) entered each time the baby was fed, diapered, rocked etc This was done in a separate journal for each baby. In the middle of the night, it was sometimes hard to remember what had been done. Congratulations to the Jolly family!!!!!

  42. Congratulations! We are anxiously waiting to see pictures and read names of the two little ones. The first thing that came to mind for advice was something my brother and SIL did with their twin boys. They had a notebook for each twin. They (or whoever provided help) entered each time the baby was fed, diapered, rocked etc This was done in a separate journal for each baby. In the middle of the night, it was sometimes hard to remember what had been done. Congratulations to the Jolly family!!!!!

  43. Congratulations on the new additions. My life-changing event was marrying into a family of 6 children. Flexibility and love without limits will take you to wonderful places.
    Kathie L from Allentown

  44. Congratulations! I had a friend with twin boys and they brought her so much joy! Being a newlywed I don't have that much advice, but I certainly have lots of well wishes!

  45. Well, I have no children, so I can't give you any advice on that! πŸ™‚ Life changing moment..Hmm…I guess it would have to be when my nephew was born. He was so tiny and fragile. Made me realize just how fragile life is. He's a strapping 16 (almost 17) year old now!

    Sandy A in St. Louis

  46. How wonderful. Congratulations! My advice is don't worry about the little things. Slow down. If you don't accomplish everything you want to do today, it is okay. Take time to enjoy what you did accomplish. Tomorrow will be a brand new start.

  47. Congrats on the boys!! My biggest life changing moment happened 17 years ago when my son was born. I was 40… I thought I had surgery to prevent pregnancy, but alas it didn't work!! LOL I guess the laugh was on me…

  48. Congratulations! Can't wait to find out their names. I don't have any children but I'm thinking the best advice is to make sure to give Emma attention as well. Sometimes the new babies get all the attention. I'm sure Emma is going to be a good little helper. Oh yeah, do the boys have red hair too or is it too early to tell?

  49. What great news!! My advice is to love and appreciate every moment with them. It may not seem like it now, but they really do grow up so fast.

  50. Congratulations to you all!
    I could hardly go to bed before seeing the next twitt from"Almost time".
    My life changed when I was born,went abroad the first time,got married, and everyday!
    Please enjoy every minute with your new family.
    I can't wait to see the pictures!

  51. Well that's wonderful news! Congradulations everyone, especially big sister. What a wonderful picture that is. Can't wait to see pictures of all 3 siblings. Good going!

  52. Congratulations! Having twin boys was definitely my most life changing event. They will turn 29 next month and are still amazing me all the time.

    My best advice is sleep whenever you can, don't worry about housework and don't turn down any offer of help no matter how small. Oh, and have fun!

  53. Such exciting news, glad to hear things went smoothly! Only advice I can possibly offer is to keep a sense of humor as best as possible for those first few months and try to remember it will get easier for everyone before you know it! I hear the second time around it is a little easier to appreciate how tiny they are knowing how fast it all goes. Best of luck!!

  54. Congratulations! Two wonderful bundles of joy must be so much fun! My biggest life-changing experience would have to be the emergency c-section of my youngest child. Thankfully, I had a wonderful doctor and was truly blessed—everything turned out fine!

  55. Wow!!! That's fantastic news for me today. You have made my day…. Congrats to Kim, Kevin and Emma on having two little treasures to add to their family. My greatest live changing moment or moments – giving birth to our beautiful four children!! They are now 18, 17, 15 and 9 and are fabulous. Too add a fat quarter bundle to my stash would be heaven…..Best wishes, Cheryl, Brisbane, Australia

  56. Congratulations! Of course my 2 kids were life changing, but another significant event was giving in to the kids and getting a dog. Who knew I would become a dog person?! It was a wonderful expanding event in our family.

    Wishing you all the best!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  57. OMG look at that gorgeous redhead…I could eat her up!!!
    I hope the 2 boys are as cute as her!!!
    Having children is in my experience enough of a life altering experience as any….but the most rewarding!
    Peggy in NJ

  58. Many congratulation to Kimberly and her family, the birth of twins is both amazing and daunting at the same time (twin girls aged 5 here so I know where you are coming from). Big sister looks so happy…and somewhat overwhelmed (not one but TWO brothers???) but she will be an amazing helper. My biggest hint has already been said, take it one day at a time. And of course, take some extra time with Emma, I know our oldest had a hard time with us dealing with the twins and I finally had to step back and realize that she was feeling lonely. We started having our Mommy and Me dates, we would go out for lunch and she would get to pick what we did, just her and I or just her and dad. We still continue it to this day and its brought our family together in such a great way.

    Families are such a blessing, congrats again πŸ™‚

    Michelle

  59. Congratulations! I admit the jump from 1 to 2 was harder than adjusting to 1 so I can only imagine a jump to 3—you're outnumbered!

    My advice? Mix it up! While routine and structure is necessary to a child so is a little non-routine. Eat dessert first. Picnic on the living room. Stay in your pajamas all day and watch movies together. My boys accept the routine of every day knowing that on occasion we throw it all away!

    Now you'll realize that we need more fabric lines for boys!

  60. Congratulations!!!
    no multiples for me but I do have 4 daughters, and my advice is to cherish each and every day, find humor and enjoy the gift you've been given. Also housework always waits, children grow up so quickly, this weekend my oldest married her sweetie it seems like yesterday she was playing barbies.

  61. Oh YEA! Two sweet baby boys…and from their weights it sounds like are nice and healthy! That truly is wonderful news. There is nothing like a new baby, and lucky you gets TWO!! I can imagine it will take time to adjust to your new big family, but treasure each and every moment. It goes by too quickly.

  62. One of my biggest life-changing moments was this past December when I quit my job in order to pursue a more creative career! Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Congrats!!!! Wow, three little ones. I haven't had one of those great life changing events yet, but my best life changing even was when my niece was born. Even though she's 3000 miles away, she's still MY niece. Congrats again, keeps lots of diapers on hand.

  64. Congrats to the happy family! Since I have no little ones of my own, I would say that some of my biggest life-changing moments were when my nephews were born. Who knew a heart could grow so big so quickly?

  65. Congratulations!!!! I remember when my twins were born; 24 minutes apart; one was 7'15" the other 7'9". My life changing moment? I would say the stillbirth of our son 15 months before the twins (both girls) were born. Losing him made me realize what was really important…. and I cherished them and their older sister (who was 8 when they were born) that much more.

    My advice? Let the dustballs lay where they are and except any and all help you are offered.

    Hugs!!!

  66. Congratulations to the new family.
    Having children was life changing as was becoming a foster parent. Best advice?? Try to find humor in chaos or unplanned moments.

  67. Congratulations on your double blessings. The most life-changing was the birth of my first child. #7 was just a little more in the fold. My advice, accept help when offered. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

  68. I've never had kids, but I've been around a lot of them. My best advice is have a good Auntie that will watch Emma once in a while to give her attention since twins are busy little people. It helps Mom & Dad (ask my brother–he has two twin boys and an older daughter). Not sure if Auntie can handle the boys–they are four & full of themselves! Congrats!!!!

  69. I havent popped them out yet but if I had three little ones I would try not to get behind on laundry. πŸ™‚ Well, I guess you could always sew more. Congratulations on the little ones!

  70. Congratulations on the new babies, I'm so happy for you!
    I don't know if this giveaway is world-wide (I'm from Brazil), but here I am. A life-changing moment for me was, definitely, the birth of my beautiful daghter. She is now 7 years old, and all I can say is that she is a blessing!
    Love
    Helena

  71. Congratulations, Kimberly, Kevin and big sister Emma!! I can't wait to see what the names are.

    Don't know about my biggest (there's been lotsa big ones) but one of them was moving from my comfy, suburban, close to everything house out to the country where the closest convenience is a feed store.

  72. Oh how I love babies! Congrats on the twins! Can't wait to see pictures!

    I think one of my biggest life changing moments was when my daughter was born. All of a sudden my parent filters kicked in and I became Mama Bear. I liked it. πŸ™‚

  73. Congratulations on the boys! Boys are wonderful!
    Life changing event-my 3 children and now my 4 red headed grandchildren. I love being a Mimi!

  74. Congratulations! The birth of my own sons was my biggest life changing moment. As for advice, keep grandma and your best girlfriend on speed dial. Best wishes : )

  75. Wow! I only had one at a time, and I feel overwhelmed! My only advice is to do what YOU feel is right and forget the rest (comments, suggestions, etc). Parents are the experts on their children!

  76. Congratulations! Try to get as much sleep as you can and don't try to be perfect is my advice. My life changing events was the birth of my two kids. Happiest moments of my life!

  77. Congratulations on your new sons The births of my three sons were life changing. My one piece of advice? Love them, hug them and always smile. Remember, they grow up fast.

  78. Congratulations! What wonderful and exciting news. Can't wait to see pictures. Everyone loves babies because they remind us of everything good and precious in the world. What a blessing!

  79. My life changing moment was when I met my husband and I always swore I'd never get married after seeing my parents in action.

  80. Congrats on the bouncing baby boys! Though I only have one daughter, I'd say enjoy every day with them, they grow up soooooo fast! Before you know it they will be ornery teens LOL

  81. Congrats!!! How wonderful! My most life changing moment was definitely the moment(s) that my sons were born, nothing compares to that first moment you meet the little creature that you've nutured for the past nine months.

  82. WoW! Huge Congratulations to the very blessed family! Best wishes for lots of sleep in the coming months! My biggest life changers was the birth of my first little girl. My husband and I went from being two individuals, to two very humbled teammates! Every day being a mom can feel like a life changer, though!!! Anyway, congrats and enjoy those babies!

  83. Congratulations!!! What a wonderful gift, two healthy babies. God bless all of you. My advice, although I have 2 girls (age 4 years and 4 months), is to sew whenever possible. Even if it is for just a few minutes, sewing is soothing. Enjoy your new bundles and your beautiful daughter!

  84. Congratulations times Two!!! I don't have advice for twins, but I know that you will be having tons of fun!! And burning lots of energy too. Can't wait to hear their names.

  85. Congratulations! Thrilling times ahead for all. Being a twin and being a big sister and at some point, you're counting to three everytime you leave the house or walk in the mall. LOL

  86. Congratulations to the ENTIRE family! Hmmm, advice, just love them with all your might, even when they become teenagers. My life changing moment, besides having my boys was one month after having #3, having to move 5 hours away from my parents and other family members and losing my support system. I had to be a "real grownup".

    Connie

  87. My advice is that petroleum jelly is the best diaper rash preventative that there is.

    Congratulations on the double bundles of joy and the Magic number three children in the house!

    Enjoy!

  88. realizing it's already been said, birth of my son was easily the most life-changing thing to ever happen to me. whoa! but congratulations, and here's to a quick recovery, mom!

  89. Congrats! As a mom of 4, my advice is……….your house will never be perfectly clean for a long time. You have more important things to concern yourself w/. Let the housework slide.

  90. oh yayyy!!!
    congrats on the jolly boys!!!
    and trust me, we have 3, and it's not as hard as people make it out to be.
    promise.

    {i'm ready for 2 more.}

    my heart is happy that god blessed yall's family.

  91. Congratulations on the birth of your twin baby boys! Glad to hear you are all doing well. A friend of mine had twins and she said that she napped in the afternoons when her twins napped. She said it helped make up for some of the lost sleep at night.

  92. Congratulations! so far, my biggest life change was going off to college. It was my first time on my own, and the place I would meet my husband and so many forever friends. My wedding was a life change, and I'm sure kids will be one day too, but that first taste of freedom and responsibility was a big stepping stone. Here's to happy and healthy babies!

  93. Congratulations! What a blessed family! 5 years ago yesterday, I found out that I was expecting my first child. It was a life changing moment even though it was impossible to really understand all that encompassed.

    So happy for you!

  94. Wonderful news! congratulations! I've had 6 of my own and really loved motherhood. Every stage was life changing! And now, a new stage; a life changing stage is about to happen…our youngest is heading off to college in a few short weeks and hubby and I will be alone after…count them….30 YEARS!!!! I can hardly wait, and yet I think we'll be so bored without anyone at the dinner table with us….it'll be weird, yet I amso looking forward to only having to pick up after hubs and myself….ahhhh!

  95. Congratulations on these new additions! Take a few minutes every day to reflect on the joys of your family and the blessings!

  96. Congratulations on being blessed with twins! We only have one child and are desperately hoping that god will someday bless us with more. So my advice would be…don't listen to all the people that say children get spoiled when you hold them too much. Hold them, and hug them for as long as you can because they grow up way too fast. And whether you like it or not, one day they will want you to stop holding them!

  97. Children are definitely life changing! We have two boys and each have changed our family for the better. Also my husband and I are going to celebrate our 10th anniversary this weekend, so we consider ourselves very blessed.

  98. Yay! Congratulations to the Jolly family!

    Advice: remember to take time for Mom and Dad. It's good for your children to see you go on dates and spend time together. Babysitters are good things!

  99. Congratulations to All! Your Grandaughter is absolutely adorable and I am sure will be a big help for Mom. I am a Mom of 5 and Nana of 10. The only advice I would give is what my Dear Mom gave to me– God gives all parents instincts to help in the raising of our Children. If you listen to your instincts 99% of the time you will be right. You have gotten a Huge Blessing, Enjoy

  100. Life changer?? Is there anything more life changing than having children?? I can't imagine anything rocking my world than when my 2nd daughter arrived. It was a good shake up, but boy howdy was there a learning curve!

  101. Congratulations times Two! Having just spent a week with a newborn granddaughter, I am all about that sweet, sweet smell. Enjoy.

  102. So very happy for your little family! How fun to be a big sister in your house. A life-changing moment in our house has been our first heading off to college. There's always another corner to turn. Enjoy every moment!

  103. Congrats!! My Dear Daughter just gave us her good news of baby due in March. Dad and Big Sister (age of 7) and her Sister Dog, are really really excited! Nothing beats that new baby smell!! Enjoy the double whiffs of joy!

  104. Congratulations! What a wonderful journey in life. One of my life changing experiences was the day I stopped smoking. I realized I had brought my kids into this world not to be poisons but to flourish life a flower in the wild open field of life. God's creation, a healthy child is a miracle to be nourished with love.
    Kimberly you have lots of love and warmth..Lots of Blessings to your new family.
    Carolyn Terrier

  105. As a twin myself, enjoy them! My twin sister and I are best friends. It's an awesome relationship. Advice? Remember they are 2 separate individuals, and stress that. My sister and I used to get presents to share a lot, growing up, for well-meaning friends/relatives. They thought of us as one unit, not thinking. It was not fun… LOL!
    Life-changing moment for me? Living through Katrina, and then finding out that God had something so much better for us than what we had. God is good, all the time!

    Nancy

  106. Congrats! Just play, enjoy every single moment! It goes by so fast and you will look back and wish you could have those days back again. Can't wait to see pictures and how much big sister loves the twins!

  107. Congrats to the Jolly House! Life changing – definitely having kids. I had 3 kids, 4 and under, and I loved it. It's a bit hectic, but really, I'd go back to those days in a heartbeat.

  108. Congrats on the two little ones. My life changing moment was when my first Grandchild was born, the same year I turned 50. I made a couple of promises to myself that I haven't gone back on yet in ten years.
    Enjoy all three grandchildren. They are so precious.
    Karen
    http://www.stitchingcircle.com

  109. Congratulaitons!! My life changing moment is the birth of my son because when you become a mother for the first time comes a huge responsibility. A great one!

  110. Congrats! Glad all are well. My biggest moment was birth of number 4, who was a premie!

    As for advice, remember there is no normal. πŸ™‚ Just roll with the punches…

  111. SO many big congrats! Twins! Goodness…I can barely keep up with one. My only advice is take all of the help that's offered and ASK for help when you need it. I'm sure there's a lot of people around the JOllys that would love to help out with meals or bathroom scrubbing or babysitting. Can't wait to hear the names!

  112. Marrying my husband Ed was a life changing moment for me! The end of the single life and the start of a new one with him. Combine that with going to seminary at the same time…..
    God bless you Kimberly and your whole family, including these brand new baby boys!

  113. One of my life changing moments was definitely the birth of my first grandchild. What a delirious feeling. Second only to the birth of my first child.
    And he will be 14 this year. Wow, how the time flies!

  114. Wow, congratulations to Kimberly and all!! And still thirty-one years late, I have to say my life changing moment was my first born son. It was the most awesome day of my life and I will never forget it!

  115. Congratulations! I have 3, and you should take lots of pictures and video since they grow up so quickly! I can't believe my baby is 3 already!

  116. congratulations to all, the most momentous occasion would have been baby nos 6 after a eight year gapand moving to a bigger house when she was 7 days old.

  117. Congrats on the wonderful additions to the family! My most recent life changing moment was becoming an empty nester when my son joined the Army. He is now in Germany and it's hard to believe that he's all grown up! Treasure those little ones while they are young cause they will grow up way too quickly!

  118. Congrats on the twins! How wonderful and what fun it will be! I'm sure Miss Emma will be a sweet big sis! I don't think anything in my life changed as much as becoming a mother. Hold them close – they grow up too fast! Oh – and take LOTS of pictures!!

  119. I never thought becoming a grandmother would change my life like becoming a mother did. Well it did, loving a little someone that you watch your child being parent to is life changing!

    My advise is to worry about all the other stuff later in life, and keep your babies(all 3 of them)close while they need and want to be close to you. It goes by SO fast!

    Beth from Ca.

  120. What a wonderful day! Congratulations! Like everyone else, becoming a mother was the most life changing event for me. I have loved every minute (almost) since Hudson was born. Here's a teething tip: Put some water in a baby bottle and freeze upside down. Then let the baby naw on the frozen nipple. =)

  121. I have 3 sons, now 17, 20, 21. I kept a mason jar by the washer/dryer. I always put the little stuff I'd get out of their pockets into this jar. It was so fun to see the kinds of things a little boy considers "treasures" to save in his pocket. It has lego people, plastic animals, sticks, rocks…I could just keep going! Oh yeah, keep that thing covered when you change their diapers or you'll get a shower!

  122. Congrats!
    The birth of my daughters (5 and 3) were the biggest life changing moments for me. In an instant, seeing those tiny babies laid on my chest, I knew the deepest love imaginable. My life changed the second I caught my first glimpse of them! And now, my oldest is headed off to Kindergarten this year! wah!
    My advice… let it go and just live. The dust will be back tomorrow even if you clean it up today. There will be dirty laundry and dirty dishes. That's okay. Just be with those babies (all 3a) as much as humanly possible. I think, I KNOW, we need them as much as they need us.
    Now I'm off to peek at my sleeping babies! πŸ™‚

  123. Congratulations!! My most life changing moment was the birth of my 5th and last daughter, I felt so utterly complete. My advice is simply to do the best you can with the information and support you have available, and learn to say YES to help!

  124. Congratulations! Enjoy them while you can…time passes very quickly. My 'bundle of joy' will turn 30 this year! Please enter me in the drawing.

  125. How exciting! Emma is so so cute! Advice: don't let every little thing upset you. Life changing for me was the day, 18 years ago, when my girls were young… I stood by the refrigerator and made a promise to myself that from now on I would not let every little thing upset me. …sure need a fat quarter pack Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Hi Congrats to all ..how wonderful.
    My advice to the mother of three is "don't sweat the small stuff"! In later years they (and you) won't care that their shirt wasn't ironed or that you had spaghetti three nights in a row. They will however care that you took the time to read to them, cuddle them and took the time to teach them wrong from right.
    Baby boys are wonderful things (I have had three) but it's a good idea to invest in some ear plugs! πŸ™‚

  127. I didn't have twins, but I have 3 girls, each 15 months apart, so I had 3 kids 2 1/2 and under. It was a fun, crazy zoo! My best piece of advice is to always make each one feel special in some way. And enjoy the craziness… they grow so quickly and you will find you miss it when they are older :o)

  128. That's a big adjustment! I'm not a mom, but I'm the oldest of 7 kids, and did a lot of "mom-ing" over the years. My best advice is–never be afraid to ask for help. Family, friends, neighbors, guildies–they likely want to help but don't want to overstep bounds or don't know what you need. Tell them! People want to feel useful, and even if it's just running an errand, it will help you out in the long run, too. Good luck and congrats!

  129. Oh, congratulations! So exciting. (And I do love that photo of Emma so just keep it up there as long as you like!)

    My biggest life changing moment was when we found out that our son's birth mother picked us to adopt him and he came home with us a mere 6 days later. Talk about a lot of trips to Target! πŸ™‚ He's still amazing even though he's headed into two with a vengeance–laughing hysterically over everything then screaming and kicking for 30 seconds followed by a swift return to everything is so, so funny. Ah, two. He is still the most life changing thing that happens to me every day. In a good way!

  130. Congratulations! ENJOY every moment…you've been given very special gifts. Savor this time…they grow up so fast! (And, as I mother of a little boy…my advice is to stock up on Spray-n-Wash!)

  131. Congratulations! So glad all went well!

    Adorable pic of Emma! πŸ™‚

    Advice for family with three children, from one of three siblings… take turns getting to choose (ice cream flavor, toys, places to go, what to do) and keep rotating it, so as not to go by age or birth order. And don't get all three the same of anything – treat each one as the individual they are!

    Life changing moment? Moving from the city to a farm, without seeing the house my husband purchased first. Never, ever, ever again…

    I think your life-changing moment is MUCH more positive!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for keeping us in the loop!

  132. So exciting! My advice is to never be shy about accepting or asking for help. People who love you are more than happy to jump in when you need a hand.

  133. Congratulatoins and blessings to you all, beautiful family! Our family jumped from 3 to 5 the exact same way; my identical girls followed my boy! My advice to sweet mom Kim is put them on a schedule. A matronly old nurse told me that the day my girls were born; she gave me a clipboard and a pen and told me to record EVERY feeding and diaper change and look for patterns, pushing one to wait a smidge longer to feed and one to wake up a bit earler until they were one right after the other. It made ALL the difference in the world! Those baby girls are 18 and their big brother JUST got married this weekend. Enjoy them! That same nurse also told me the first 6 weeks are the hardest so I kept a calendar and crossed off each day…it may have been in my mind only, but it worked!

  134. Congratulations! This is fantastic. We have two boys as well as I have to say our first child was the biggest shock we experienced. We went from being able to go somewhere on a moments notice — to being lucky to arrive anywhere before noon. Congratulations on the little ones. I miss those days.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

  135. Congratulations! wow, twins! I only have one 5 year old (it's enough for me!) so I can't give advice on three although I did think it would be nice to have twins so you could get it all over and done with at once. Anyway, a life changing moment for me was after I divorced my husband two years ago and finally stepped out on my own. I was so fragile and didn't think I could do it but just look at me now, I rock!

  136. Congratulations to all! It is soooo exciting. Advice….hmmmmm….hard to come up with advice because they have already done this once. I guess I would say to let others lend a hand whenever they offer….oh and I do suggest washing baby socks in a mesh lingerie bag so they do not get lost. I also had twin boys in my classroom this year and one has "always" sported bangs while the other never has and kept it cropped…which is nice for the teacher.

  137. Congrats!!! Life changing events…I married a man who had 2 teenagers, got pregnant withing 9 months of marriage and when that little guy was 11 months old I was 9 months pregnant with baby #2 and moving from WA to TN by myself to wait for the rest of my clan to arrive. It was go then with the 11 month old and the other one still in womb or travel with 2 little ones, 1 dog, 1 cat, 1 teenage boy and a husband along with whatever belongings we could maybe fit into a dodge intrepid. What is the best advice I could offer? Roll with it. There will be so many sleepless nights and so many moments of wondering what your doing BUT those moments fly by (as Mom and Dad already know with Emma). My little ones are 3 and 4 and I'd take back the year 2006 in a heart beat…just to hold the little ones so close to me again. Just to be the only one up in the middle of the night getting to know my little ones in a way no one else has.

  138. AWESOME! Congratulations! My life changed drastically when my twins were born a couple of years ago, and it was equally difficult for our daughter who was barely 5 when they were born. She loves them now but it was a tough road for her. We've learned to have date nights just for her. We get a sitter for the twins and take her to dinner, then bring her back home to play with the sitter while we go out on our date!

    My advice would be to take all the help you can get and don't try to be supermom. I have a hard time accepting help, much less asking for it, so that first 6 months was horrible for me until I learned to let people help.

    Congratulations again and God bless you!

  139. What wonderful news! Hope everyone is healthy and happy.
    Every day is a life-changing experience…it's just that we don't usually see how small decisions alter our paths.
    Best advice is to do whatever works for you! When someone tells you how it "should" be done, smile and do what you need to do. πŸ™‚

  140. Congratulation to that great news.
    The birth of my daugther was truly the biggest change and challange of my life.. ;-)) also, when i met my husband. From the moment i saw him i knew, i wll marry him. Now we are married for 15 years and happy together.
    have a great day and please put me in..
    MAike

  141. Congrats! Children are the angels! My life changed when my girls were born and graced me with 10fingers and 10little toes each 30yrs ago, watching my daughter with 3 children 6mos, 2 Today!!, and 6yrs old. Life is very busy with the oldest into to sports and my daughters trys to do it all! As someone else stated here let the dust stay and dishes in the sink. Time will pass so fast and dust will still be there however those babies will be big boys and emma will be dancing, or playing a sport of some sort, dont miss anything they do for dust,dishes etc. Little boys are just sweet and loving. Have a wonderful time Emma with your Bothers.
    Sheri

  142. Congrats to your family! Hope you are doing well as well as two new babies… My life changing moment was to come to this country, to the US and learned quilting :)))

  143. congratulations!
    take the time each day to enjoy each one of your children and remember Emma will need a bit more attention since everyone will be in awe of the boys.
    Take lots and lots of pictures something I regret as my girls got older not doing enough of.
    Kathie

  144. Congratulations!
    I don't have children yet but my mom always says that you need to sleep while the babies are sleeping otherwise you'd never be able to rest ^^
    And enjoy your beautiful family!
    Thanks a lot.

  145. Congrats on both baby's. My Life changing moment was that I met my husband, started quilting and when I broke my leg.

  146. Just take everything one day at a time! My oldest was 3 1/2 when number three came along… things will be crazy, but a good kind of crazy!

  147. Congratulations! Hope you'll all be very happy.
    I'm young yet so I can't honestly say I've had too many life-changing moments… I'd have to say graduating high school and getting accepted into the uni course I'm doing now.
    Thanks for the competition πŸ™‚

  148. Wonderful news! Twin boys – sounds like double the fun, how exciting!

    My life changing moment – marrying for the second time, going from an only son to a mother of three! We were later joined by a second son & life has never been the same since!

    Chris x

  149. Congratulations!! Having kids is definitely a life changing moment. My best advice is to take things one day, one event at a time.

  150. Congratulations to the Jolly family and to beautiful big sister, Emma! Life changing moment? Moving across the country and a month later giving birth to my son who joined his barely 2-year-old sister in our new home.

    My only advice would be to take it one day at a time, don't let the little things (like piles of laundry and a sinkful of dirty cups) get you down and enjoy.

  151. congratulations! while i do not have children, from my outside looking in perspective, it seems like one of the best things you can do with your kids if give each of them one on one time.

  152. Wow, congratulations! I only have two, so I can't give any tips on having 3 – I can only imagine what it must be like to have 2 newborns at once πŸ™‚ I guess that in my life I've had many moments that have sent me down a new path, but finding out that I was pregnant and then meeting my 2 children would have to be the greatest πŸ™‚

  153. Congratulations! Twins?! Oh my. πŸ™‚ Emma will be one happy big sister!

    My life-changing event was when I decided to move out on my own. I hadn't lived on my own before and was afraid to do so without a roommate. I had been a very dependent person before moving out and now I'm extremely independent. Complete personality change! I found myself and found several hobbies that I love.

    Good luck with the new babies! I'd give advice on that, but I have no clue since I'm not a parent. All I have to say is goooood luck!

  154. Congratulations on the birth of your twins!

    One of my biggest life-changing events is when my sister and three of her teen-aged children came to live with me. I went from living alone to living with four other people. It was an adjustment, but I am richer for the experience.

  155. Wow! How exciting!!! No particular advice for living with three little ones… but try to enjoy them. They grow so fast. Life changing moments… lots of 'em! My oldest daughter told her grandparents on the way to meet her new baby brother at the hospital that she really wanted a sister!!! Oh well. She got one three years later!

  156. Hello Jolly twins!! So delighted that everything went OK and that the babies are both healthy πŸ™‚

    My life-changing moment was the day that I left all of my family in Canada and moved to England to share my life with someone whom I originally met online! 10 years later and I'm as happy as a bunny (still!) πŸ™‚

    Nikki

  157. Congratulations! My biggest life changing event was the birth of our twins in 2003….my advise: set a schedule, and STICK TO IT…it's what kept me sort of sane!

    Melanie (rphmel30@yahoo.com)

  158. Congrats!! I had 4 kids in 5 years, none twins but they were all certainly life changing events! My advise, now that you're officially outnumbered, always remember to take things one at a time. You're not an octopus and can't handle more than one thing at a time – it's overwhelming when it can't get done and too many "projects" just leads to lots of unfinished to-do's. Same with the kids, you're going to feel stretched in so many directions, so give them each a turn and remind them that you love them all the same.

  159. Oh that picture of Emma is so sweet.
    Congratulations on the new baby boys. So glad to hear that all is well.
    A life changing event for me was when my husband, children, and I moved to North Carolina from Florida. So many great things have happened in our lives.

  160. How absolutely FABULOUS!!! Congratulations. Kidlets are definitely life changing – for the better – always. The joy and wonder they have brough to my life. The love that they give and make me feel – Life Changig!! Accept the help that people offer and take each day slowly – new routines take time to establish – that would be my very best advice.

  161. Wow, and congrats!
    My only advice is to enjoy every moment that you get. I had only one but now that she is 25 I have so many wonderful memories….

  162. Congratulations!

    I can't imagine any advice since I've not been there done that with twins!

    As for my own life-changing event, it would have to be becoming a stay-at-home-mom. Flipped our world around, but it sure has been fun!

  163. How wonderful! What a great day!

    A life changing moment for me was when I adopted my foster daughter and she became my very own. It was a great day that we celebrate every year.

    God Bless,
    Cathy

  164. Congratulations! I guess my life is pretty devoid of life-altering experiences to this point. My biggest life-changing experience was going from being a student to getting a real full-time job! (sounds silly, I know) No more homework or studying, but I do have to get up every. morning.

  165. Congrats!!! My best advice is actually something my husband always said to be when I had a hard day raising our two boys…."Enjoy this stage. One day they will be grown. And you are going to miss them." So ENJOY those wonderful children…even their smelly diapers and the sleepless nights you get to cuddle them!
    PS. Use your friends to babysit when you need a time out…My neighbor has 5 children, ages 8,4, 2, and 6mo twins. We love watching them!

  166. Wow Congratulations! My biggest life changing moment was the birth of my daughter, she is a blessing that I treasure every day! Although I do miss all the sewing I used to do before she was born, now I sew after she has gone to bed.

    Congratulations to big sister too!

  167. A very, very happy birthday to the twins. My great grandchildren, 3-year-old twin girls and little brother is 1 year old and it has literally taken a village to raise them. I pray that Kimberly has VERY loving parents and/or friends to help her. What joy!!! judy c in nc

  168. CONGRATS on the new additions! πŸ™‚ I think the biggest life altering event had to be my daughter. The only advice that I can think of is pretty common…they say they grow up so fast and it's TRUE! Enjoy EVERY minute of it…the little things will be the ones you remember.

  169. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan, CANADA

    Congratulations on the birth of your twin boys!

    Twice the joy, twice the love, boys are twice the blessing from above.

    Have fun!

  170. My Daddy was a twin. He and his brother did everything together their entire lives. My fondest memories were of my Grandpa telling all the things they did when they were little. I always wanted twins or at least twin grandchildren but I just get to enjoy my friends twins and my own special grandchildren.

  171. A very, very happy birthday to the Jolly twin boys. My great grandchildren, 3-year-old twin girls and little brother is 1 year old and it has literally taken a village to raise them. I pray that Kimberly has VERY loving parents and/or friends to help her. What joy!!! judy c in nc

  172. Congratulations!!!! One of my life's changing moments was when I finally opened my new sewing machine (had been in a box for two years). I called a few friends over to my house and had a "coming out " party! It opened a whole new world to me in the form of quilting!!! Karen

  173. Congratulations on the two newest members of the family. No kids to give advise on, but life changing events I have a few of those. As for one that I can talk about it would be getting married to my husband. He has been the best life changing event for the last 12 years.

  174. Congratulations! Emma looks perfectly poised to be an adorable, adoring big sister. Altough they are grown and leaving the nest, I had two boys and a girl … (in that order and no twins … although many people used to ask us and our sons if they were twins) … three is a wonderful number. Raising our children was a life long, life changing moment … and it has sped by much too fast. My advice? Mom and Dad always know what is best for their own children, so I will just say … treasure every moment!

  175. Oh my happy happy day for all of you. Life will be hip hop now.

    Life changing … so many in a lifetime at my age now. The births of my own children. Then followed by the births of my GC … all premies. Life is good, live it to the fullest.

    Congrats again.

  176. Congrats on your 2 new blessings. My twin boys were almost the same sizes – 5 lb 11 oz and 7 lb. It's hard at first with twins, but they are a joy like no other. Mine are 12 now and best friends. Best wishes to all of you. Emma looks like a happy and proud big sister!

  177. Double Congrats on the baby boys!!!

    I have a super quote that has helped me with my 3 kids (ages 19, 12, and 15 months!), especially as they have grown…
    "Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious
    discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for
    performance."
    — Milton R. Saperstein

    I hope you have plenty of support for these next several weeks…they are as wondrous as they are tiring (-; Good luck and God bless your family.

  178. Congratulations …. two boys will be one great adventure. I raised two sons…not twins but only 2 years apart. Raising my children and now to watch them as they raise their children is so very special. My advice…..to let the little things go…..enjoy every moment, the dust on the furniture really doesn't matter.
    Hugs, Barb

  179. I also had twins.. and life changes automatically. Everything you do takes almost twice as long. My suggestion is to always have a diaper bag packed.. you never know when you will need to rush out and you don't want to forget anything.
    Enjoy!

  180. How exciting! And congrats to them! One most life-changing event in my life was my wedding day. :o) We're coming up on our one year anniversary, and we couldn't be happier! And I don't really have any advice just yet…I don't have any little ones of my own.

  181. How great to have two at at time! My two middle boys were 11 months apart and they were so close and had such a great time growing up together. Everyone thought they were twins. Oh and by the way I delivered the youngest son at home by myself 38 years ago. What a life changing experience that was. I would do it all over again tomorrow.

  182. Ahh, you don't want to hear about my life-changing event. Not on such a gloriously-happy day…(Gotta be careful what you wish for when you ask people to share such a story..)
    Congratulations and Many Blessings to your wonderful family. enjoy EVERY moment. Even the not-so-perfect ones…

  183. Blessings to the family……the birth of your twins causes me to pause and recollect the day my twins arrived to the joy of their older sister. The first year is busy BUT tremendously joyfull. If you are nursing, prepare a night-time snack….crackers and cheese, apple slices, and plenty of liquid (water is the best) and set it by the bedside. While you are nursing 'in the dark' you can snack and recharge your system. You need the extra nutrition and liquids to produce milk for two! My DH prepared the snack for me each night for the first six weeks…..it was wonderful!!
    I will joyously await a photo of your newest miracles!

  184. Congratulations! How exciting two wonderful bundles of joy. Well having children is certainly very life changing….We had two girls, aged 8 & 6, and then a wonderful surprise a boy. This was 2.5yrs ago, and I cannot imagine life without my 3 children. There are certainly challenging times-but thats life with children.
    The only advice I can give, is accept help when offered-don't be proud and try to do everything yourself. People who don't want to help won't offer!! Good luck and looking forward to seeing some pics.

  185. Congratulations! All I can say is enjoy every little moment when the kids are little because before you know it, they'll be teenagers!! LOL Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

  186. How wonderful! Two new little babies to love. I have a daughter and two sons also, but my daughter is the youngest, born 5 years after the boys, who are 17 months apart. My piece of advice is to try to give each of them their own special time with mommy and daddy on a regular basis, whether it is once a week or once a month. Sometimes we are so busy that we forget they are individual little people with their own likes and dislikes. Most of all though, have fun and enjoy each and every moment, as all of us who have grown children know, it goes by way too fast. God bless!

  187. Such wonderful news, congratulations to the new family! My advice for the new family is in the way of a poem, sorry, I don't know the author. It was on an embroidery that my Mom made for me when I was expecting my 1st child and I found it so true.

    Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow, for babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow, so quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

  188. Congratulations! My advice to the "new" mom is to try not to be SuperMom. Take any help given to you. You're going to need the rest and Emma is going to want her Mommy in tip top condition. And just love those new baby boys.

    Congratulations again to everyone!

  189. Congrats Kimberly!! Wow twins-that is so cool! I always wanted twins. My best advice-take time to rock them gently, smell their heads and don't get drawn back to work too soon! Work will always be there, but those little babies grow like weeds! Its time to savor…and take lots of video-you will be so happy you did when you are 25 years down the line like I am and your precious babies are going off to college and getting married! Life is sweet!

  190. Congratulations on the new babies! As a mom of three-year-old twins myself I can imagine the joy and trepidation that they are feeling. My best pieces of advice for the new family are to 1) make the older one feel important in the twins lives and 2)take any offers of help that you get. You have twin infants, it is not the time to be a martyr. You will be amazed at how people love to help out when there are two babies involved. Make a list of things you need help with and keep it by the phone so that when someone calls and says "do you need anything" you are prepared to say "Yes, could you pick up a gallon of milk for me", etc. It really makes a difference that first month of sleep deprivation. Congrats again. Twins are a blessing and well worth the extra effort. (hgroves@krenim.org)

  191. Congratulations on the twinners! I too am a recent mom of twins (Isaac, 4 lbs 8 oz, and Lily 5 lbs 8 oz) and WOW, what a life changing event! My advice to you is take lots of videos of the first few months because for some reason, between being sleep deprived and overwhelmed, you'll forget lots of things. My twins are now 9 weeks old and they have changed so much and it has gone by way to fast! I cherish those early videos, even of them sleeping. Oh… and we still haven't figured out a middle name for our little Isaac. Can't wait to see what you name your two little guys!

  192. Congratulations!
    One of my biggest life-changing experiences was sending my husband off to war… then welcoming him HOME! πŸ™‚
    God bless those who serve!
    And may He also bless your lovely new babies!
    KZK

  193. Congrats!…My best piece of advice is to take care of yourself…Accept lots of help and get plenty of rest…Take care, Katie

  194. Congratulations! My advice (as an aunt, not a mom- yet) is to make sure you stop and enjoy the moments- the smell of newborn baby, the feel in your arms, the touch of their baby hair. Don't get so caught up in feeding, changing diapers, sleeping, etc, that you forget to remember those things. My nephew is already 2 weeks old today and I will just sit and hold him, look at him, remember his beautiful baby face. So sweet!

    Congratulations on the precious babies!

    dkfranklin1 at yahoo dot com

  195. Congratulations! What exciting news! Life altering events most special to me are the birth of each of my children. Such a miracle to welcome new ones to the world and get to know their unique personalities. Thanks for the giveaway!

  196. Two life changing events: meeting my huband and giving birth to my son, Henry – both equally as important.
    My advice – keep your marriage as a priority and the rest will fall in line. πŸ™‚

  197. Double CONGRATS on the birth of the twins! I am sure Emma will enjoy being the Big Sis'.
    One of my giggest life changing moments was holding daughter #3 after a VERY complicated pregnancy.
    I was just thrilled and thankful that she was alive–and part of our family. She is the one who made our "Family O' Five" complete.
    The only advice I can offer is Enjoy the Ride!

  198. My life-changing moment was marrying my husband. I was hesitant to get married because so many end poorly but every day has been a blessing. I am so grateful for my life with him and our three beautiful children (all under 6). I certainly don't get to sew as much as I would like but there will be time for that later I hope. Enjoy your babies!

  199. I've had so many life changing moments. Haven't we all. But I'm going to say becoming a grandmother. It's the best.

    Congratulations and I can't wait to see the babies!!

  200. Congrats!!! Now you're all a bit more Jolly!!! Sorry- was that too corny?

    So happy for you all!
    Sue Shepherd

  201. Congratulations, Jollys!!! I spent a lot of time help my sister & her hubby when they had twin girls (and two little boys at home). My advice: accept babysitting offers, casseroles, etc and enjoy every second! My nieces are now 4 years old and that time went by so fast. I can still remember the soft, sweet, baby smell when I first held them in the hospital in their little pink caps.

  202. Congrats! I hope that everything goes well with the new changes. I just had a baby…and it's my first so I'm still trying to adjust to everything as well.

  203. Congratulations. The bundles of joy are just precious! Life changing moments, well there have been lots of them (even in just 28 years), but the most recent would by a proposal of marriage from my bf of 7.5 years!

  204. congratulations x2!! The biggest life changer for us was the birth of our daughter 5 months ago! We're still just figuring things out! πŸ˜›

  205. Oh my goodness, I got a little bit weepy when I read this post. A huge, heartfelt Congratulations and tender hugs to all, and oh how I wish I could talk to Emma and hear her sweet little voice telling me all about it…she is so beautiful! Do the boys have read hair too? WOW ! 7 lbs and 5 lbs (well really closer to 8 lbs and 6 lbs. That's a heck of a lot of babies you were carrying Kimberly!!! One of my most life changing experiences was when my 16year old (just barely) daughter gave birth to our first grandchild. She finished school and went on to become a nurse. AS for the tiny baby boy I watched come into this world…he will soon to be graduating from four years at the University with a degree as a computer engineer and an officer in the Air Force. Definitely life changing to be a grandma at 37 years old and end up raising grandchildren until your nearly 60!!! BUT it was a blessing in disguise. As for advice on suddenly having 3 little ones, all I can say is SAVOR EVERY MOMENT because it truly feels as though we blinked and 20 years was gone!!! Hugs, and God Bless.

  206. Congratulations of the birth of your two beautiful little boys. What fun they will have with their big sister, Emma.
    My life-changing moment would have to be the moment my first child was born. Who knew how much love one could have for something so new.

  207. Congratulations on the twins! Enjoy every moment!
    My life changing moment was the birth of my first child. She is truly a blessing! She was due to be born on June 29, 1994. However, my Grandmother passed away earlier that morning from her battle with cancer. She was a wonderful Grandmother who taught me to embroider and eventually sparked my interest in quilting. Needless to say, my baby doctor did not want to induce me on the day my Grandmother passed. Eventually, I had my daughter the day of her funeral. I feel there is a lot of my Grandma in my daughter! If they would have only had the chance to meet…

  208. My husband is a twin and all I can say is be prepared to have tons of fun. My mother in law loved having twins. Enjoy every minute, they grow up too fast!

  209. A big congratulations on the new babies! How very exciting! My best advice is to take people up on their offer to help and ask for help when needed. Take one hour at a time and get sleep when you can sneak it in. Everything is better when you're well rested. πŸ™‚ I wish you and your family the best!

  210. Congratulations on the twins! My advice…enjoy every moment of their childhood! My "baby" is off to college next week and it seems like these last 18 years were a whirlwind…Savor their babyhood, toddlerhood etc.

  211. Those pictures are so precious! And go along with my biggest life changing event recently – my granddaughter being born. She's 2 now and is the light of my world. Congratulations on your two new lights. πŸ™‚

  212. Congrats on the new arrivals. They are adorable.
    The only advice that I ever give is to enjoy them, and be thankful that you were blessed with healthy children. No matter how tired you are, no matter how frustrated, look at them and be thankful they can cry, can scream, and throw up on you clean shirt. Too many never get to.

  213. Oh they are so beautiful… Thats the best life changing experience you could ever want… Mine has to be when my son graduated and went off to college. One more left to get there. Congrats make sure to take time for your self and Date night is important too.

  214. Congratulations! Don't know that I want to share any but the cliche life-changing events, but my best advice would be to get every wink of sleep you can and don't feel obligated to clean house. Accept every offer of help that comes your way–those will drop off soon enough, but will help get you through the early weeks. Let people come water or weed your yard, run errands, bring meals, take Emma out for some special time, watch the twins while you take a nap. Anything that will help you get your rest and build your strength up again.

  215. Congratulations to the Jolly family! My life changing moment was the birth of my son and daughter, no doubt about it. Sewing-wise, my life changing moment was completing my first shift dress back in the 60's. I was hooked on sewing and never looked back.
    Advice to new parents? Be grateful each and every day for your precious family.

  216. Just wanted to say congratulations and they are gorgeous! No earth shattering tips here… We all know them really (sleep when you can and don't feel guilty about silly things like housework!).. best of luck!

  217. What wonderful news! I would have to say that moving from Denver to Phoenix was pretty life changing. New schools for the kids, new job for the hubby and making new friends, not to mention the weather change. It's all in your attitude whether the changes are good or bad! ( We make them good)

  218. Congratulations. I have to say adding the third was altering. In good and adjustment ways. Heading to the store for the first time with all three should be done with planning… make sure everyone is fed and clean then make sure that big sis has snacks hidden in your diaperbag. When they are sleeping don't sleep but make some mommy time with Emma. She will really be missing your attention.
    Congrats again!!!

  219. Congradulations: I am so excited for you. Life changing events, was the birth of our daughter who is now 15, advise, just try to stay organized and plan for the unexpected.

  220. When our second child was born, our pediatrician said, "Your son has just been freed!" to which I replied, What??? His answer, you have someone else to worry about and watch 24 hours a day…He was right, but I have to say, I managed to keep an eye and my heart on both then and now that they are both adults. Much joy comes with each child and new worlds to explore!

  221. Congrats on those beautiful babies! My biggest life changing experience was the birth of my son – I was over 30 and at that time it was almost unheard of! My newest change is that said "baby" is about to move out on his own (he went away to college, but this will be way different!) My advice – rest when you can, accept any and all offers of help-don't be super-Mom-being Mom is more than enough, and finally, boys have great toys! I still play with Legos!

  222. Congratulations! Who couldn't love such cute little boys! They will be the best of friends for life. Congratulations again!

  223. Just having children for the first time is a life altering experience-but for me, having three was huge! You only have two hands! Yikes! How do you manage three kids? Well, take a deep breath, and realize that it is all going to work out! Love them each with all their little differences. They grow up way too fast!

  224. Congratulations to Kim & Kevin & Emma! My advice is to not worry about anything but your family for a long and as much as you can. Enjoy this new family beginning!

  225. Congratulations…. I had twin boys over 30 years ago and the only advise that I can give them is that it gets easier as they get older because they will have each other to play with.

  226. Well, apart from my 3 girls (now age 15, 13 & 8) the most life-changing happening must be when I started the only swedish quilt magazine 2Β½ years ago. To start a company and making a magazine all by myself has been a huge thing in me and my familys life. Right now the two oldest girls are helping me to pack magazines that the subscribers are waiting for. It's a little fun, the name on my magazine is actually "Fat Quarter" =o)
    Warm regards from Sweden
    //Annika

  227. congratulations also from me, they are so very cute

    what changed my life, I think it was my very first patchwork class
    that was the beginning of a passion that leeds me now to Africa where I will give a class in an orphanage, isn't that cool

  228. They are adorable! My life changing experience is being a mom to the 2 cutest little girls ever! They are a handful & I can't even imagine 3 little ones right now! A friend of mine just had twins & she already had 3! Now she is a mother of 5! (http://haywusup.blogspot.com/) She's a trooper, you're a trooper! My advice would be that one day you are going to miss all the little cuddles, hugs, smiles, and yes even the messy handprints all over the house. The house will always need to be cleaned, but your children are only this age once, so enjoy it to it's fullest!
    Emily Trost

  229. Great to hear, that the two bundles arrived safely in their family…they look so sweet!
    Life-changing experience? Hmmm…until now I think I haven't exprerienced (m)any of those moments.
    But for me, it was a great discovery that I don't have to be perfect (work & private) to be loved. So, the only advice I can give, is to enjoy every minute you have with your family {and don't forget to write down those cute words/anecdotes/episodes from the second/third born! I'm the second & my mother only (could!) do it for my older sister…;o)}.
    Congrats to the Jolly's that the two most precious "items" have been put from the "COMING SOON" section to "WHAT'S NEW"!
    Cheers, Julia

  230. Having kids is my biggest life changing event. As for advice, since my kids are grown, I would have to say savor the small, everyday things that happen. Don't wish them away, even though you may struggle through sometimes, take the time to enjoy the little things. Kids are only little once and you can't do over! congratulations on 2 beautiful, healthy children added to your family!

  231. Congratulations to the whole Jolly family!! They are some sweet looking babies and I'm sure Big Sister Emma is thrilled! My biggest life changing moment was the birth of my 2 kids too. However, with them 8 years apart, the second one was a much more laid back experience. So he's a little less polished and rarely has shoes on! It's all good! Best of luck! Jenn

  232. My life changing moment was when I met my husband. Never did I think that I would fall in love with a country boy from Texas! This suburban chick was CONVINCED that true love could only be found in the city! However, I was proven wrong, and now we have been together for almost 10 years and have 2 gorgeous little boys! Congrats to everyone…and I wish you many hours of hugs and kisses and cuddles in between feedings πŸ™‚

  233. Congratulations! They are beautiful. So far my life changing moments are getting married and then moving across the country.

  234. First off Congrats on your new bundles of joy:) I have had two life changing experiences the first was when I married by husband in 2001 and the second was when I gave birth to my bundle of joy in November of 2006. The only advice I can give you..which you probably already know…is enjoy it while you can as they grow up way to fast.

  235. Congratulations and Congratulations! Glad to hear they both arrived healthy! They are adorable! My advice, snuggle, snuggle, snuggle because before you know it they will be teenagers!

  236. Congratulations twice! The boys are adorable. My life changing moment would be the birth of my first child. I immediately began to cry at such a miracle. My advice is don't sweat the small stuff. If it won't matter ten years from now, don't fret about it. Enjoy those little ones.

  237. CONGRATULATIONS! One of my life changing moments was finding out we were pregnant, after 3 years of trying and numerous doctors visits!

    All 3 of those kids are absolutely precious! Congrats again!

  238. Congratulations! I have three kids too but mine are teens and twenties, and arrived one at at time so no experience with twins. But my advice to you would be to treasure the moments, be silly, laugh a lot and enjoy the smiles and giggles, they are priceless!

  239. Sleep whenever you can.
    Shower whenever you can.
    Laugh as much as you can and when all else fails – let the dam break and cry it all out. Any of these will make it all better if mommy is not around with a kiss.

  240. My advice would be to have patience and don't sweat the small stuff. If your house is dirty, so what! Enjoy them while they're little, mine are grown and I miss them being little so bad I'd pay to have it again.

  241. Congratulations on the 2 precious boys that joined your family.
    I was never blessed with children but have many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. My life changing event happened over 10 years ago when I took a hand quilting class in order to complete a quilt top that my Grandmother had hand pieced in the 40's.

  242. Congrats! They are adorable! I love your blog! My only advice would be to soak up all of this time w/those precious little boys and your beautiful little girl, too! They grow up so fast and i know everyone says that, but it's so true! Just hug them, snuggle, cuddle, love on them as much as u can!

  243. Congrats!! I will agree with many of the previous posters that having kids is def. one of the most life changing events you will ever have.

    Piece of advise: Enjoy your kiddos, your housework will still be there later. 10 years from now you will not remember the time you spent with your dishes but, you will remember the time spent with your kids. =)

  244. I am currently cooking up baby #4 (due in December), and my advice is that you won't be able to get everything done, and that's okay. Kids grow up too fast, and the important thing is not to vaccuum, but to love them.

  245. Congratulations! Bundles of Joy for sure. Pictures are so cute. My advice — spoil them ALL rotten!!! {giggle}

  246. Gods blessing. Patience and never turn down a helping hand no matter how big or small it seems. My son was born during a huge thunder storm and for the first six months he fit the day. I say this with a smile on my face. It was 29 years ago. Enjoy the moment.

  247. Wow! Congratulations! I have two grown kids and four grandchildren under 9. Advice: Never wake a sleeping baby unless the house is on fire…and then call the fire dept first!!! Have a blast and love every minute.

  248. Congrats!
    I have a couple pieces of advise.
    Enjoy the babies, the dirty dishes and laundry will be there when they leave the nest. You want to look back and remember baby memories not soap suds.
    Also as parents you only have so much of you to give. Make time to replenish yourself on a routine basis. If you don't you will run out of yourself to give and then the whole family will suffer.

  249. What a wonderful joy you have with twins! Congratulations to both Mommy, Daddy and sister big sister Emma! Remember Emma in the gift giving to the twins so she does not feel left out of the excitement!

    My life changing experience have been many due to my age, but, the one I remember the most was when my daughter gave birth to my grandson. Oh what joy! And complete terror! He was born with a diaphramatic (sp?) hernia, and 1 out of 2 babies born with this do not survive. He was transferred to the Dallas Childrens hospital by helicopter, lived another day to have the surgery and lived through that. Fast forward to now, and he is 11 years old and completely healthy! God does work through prayer! He is so very precious to all of us!
    My advice to the new parents…do not turn down any help with the babies! If someone wants to help with laundry, housework, etc so you and your husband can have a break, TAKE IT! That will do wonders for your sanity and your marriage!
    Again, Congratulations!

  250. Life changing moments for me were the day I met my husband, and the day my nephew was born. These two days totally changed my life for the better. I am sure when we have children of our own those days will be right up there!!!

    CONGRATS TO THE NEW MOMMA & DADDY & BIG SISTER!!!

  251. Having each of our three children has been life-changing for me. It's amazing how your heart really does swell to accommodate each new member and once they enter your life, you forget what life was like without them.
    Congratulations on your new safe arrivals and every blessing to your newly expanded family!

  252. Although I haven't had babies getting two hyper bundles of joy in my jack russell poochies has changed my life. They make me smile, and I love all of their energy.

  253. Congrats!!! They are so cute! I have not had the joy of having my own kids, but I would have to say that when my sister had her first, and now second and third (2 girls and a boy) that changed my life. Spending time with my neices and now a nephew has changed my view on what's important. When you turn down going out with friends to stay in and watch Elmo…well its a good thing! Congratulations and enjoy!

  254. As someone who has desperately wanted kids for years but doesn't have any yet, I'd say enjoy every second for those of us who are jealous! Very happy for you!

  255. Congratulations! They are beautiful! My advice is to get a really big rocking chair and rock all three!

    They're precious!

  256. My bit of advice – make sure that Mom and Dad have some couple time every week and go out on a date, even if it's only a walk around the block!

    Congratulations, and enjoy the ride!

    Best, Amy

  257. I don't know that I have any great words of wisdom. My life changed in gigantic proportions when I had each of my children. I can't imagine having two at once!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  258. Congratulations on your Twins! How very exciting.
    My life changing event was when our Granddaughter, Kaylee was born 2 years ago and I was able to quit
    work to be a stay at home Grammie! I love it!
    We have such fun and now her Grandpa retired and he
    gets to stay at home with us. While I read to her and
    dance with her, Grandpa takes her bug hunting.
    Bonny

  259. WOW!! I too am the Mom of twin boys!! Mine are 33yrs old. Advice: Enjoy them even though you will be very busy. You and hubby are special because you were chosen to be the parents of 2 babies at once!!!!
    PS. I love ordering from Fat Quarter Shop and tell all my friends about you.

  260. My life changing day was the birth of my daughter after 22 hours of labor. She changed our lives for the better(our son helped also) My advice is to just enjoy them everyday and know that time really does fly by.

  261. Two little boys-what a treat! Congratulations to the happy family.
    My biggest life changing moment was meeting my husband. Everything good in my life is better when shared with him.

  262. Congrats to the family on the two wonderful babies. My most recent life changing moment was the moment I was retired- It's wonderful and I love it.

  263. My advice is just hug, kiss and love them all every minute of the day! You have a beautiful family, enjoy them!

    Lisa

  264. Congratulations. My life changing moment was when we had our third son. The two big boys were 8 and 11, and there wasn't ment to be any more babies in our family. But now we wouldn't be without the little darling any of us. Enjoy your children at all time, they grow up so fast.

  265. They are just adorable–congratulations!! I'd would advise you to accept any offers of help you may get–lol!! What fun you are going to have!

  266. Wow, twice the fun! Congrats to two healthy babies. Life changing event? Moving to the USA and all things that followed.

  267. Congratulations……….such a joyous occasion. One of my life changing experiences was when I married young and within 5 years I had three babies.

  268. Congratulations on the arrival of Will and Peyton. My advise is to accept all the help offered by family and friends so you don't wear out. Enjoy them and Emma.

  269. Congratulations to all of you!! You have already experienced the biggest joy when Emma was born in becoming parents..life just isn't the same anymore and you can't imagine life without her. Then you bring another child or in your case 2 children into the family and you wonder how you can love them when you love Emma so much… its because your heart grows to love them, you already started that process as you were expecting them and over time that love will just keep on expanding. Right now, I became a new grandma and once again a new person joined our family and I just can't imagine our family without her and my love for her is just simply amazing. Watching my daughter as a mom makes my love for her grow again as well.
    Again congratulations and best wishes for a happy wonderful family life!!

    Beth Street
    Stockton, CA
    Mother of 2 grown daughters and grandma of one granddaughter

  270. Congratulations on the twins and how wonderful to have two brothers for Emma. My life changing momment occured the minute my son was born 15 years ago—nothings been the same since- some bad- most good! I would have loved to have twins but it wasn't in the cards.

  271. So excited for you all. Can't even imagine what two babies would be like. I'm sure Emma is going to be the best helper around!

    Abby

  272. My life changing moment came when I retired and started taking care of my 6 month old granddaughter. It was a marvelous 2 1/2 years until my daughter decided to be a Stay at Home Mom. My granddaughter is now 15 and is the light of my life.
    Congratulations on your twins — I know you will enjoy every minute that you get to spend with them.
    Mary

  273. Congratulations! The sagest advise I ever got was, "When children are small, you have to change solutions as often as you change diapers."

  274. When you pray for those sweet boys and their lovely sister, remember that God knew them before they were knit together in their mother's womb and loves them even more than you do…………….of course, He wants the best for them and has a plan for their lives….Jeremiah 29:11. Now that is comforting! God bless your family abundantly

  275. Congratulations! Now it's time for tag-team diaper changing.

    My life-changing experience was taking my son home for the first time. It was that stomach-sinking "What do I do NOW??" feeling.

    He's 4 now, and a happy healthy little boy, so I guess I did somthing right!

  276. Congratulations! We have 4 young sons (no multiples though) and it's a blast! Sometimes when things get a little hairy around here I think about all those parents whose babies are grown, and what they wouldn't give to have them back as children to read them a story, bake cookies with them, watch them playing when they don't know your looking, and tuck them in at night. Thinking about what will all too soon be over makes me able to enjoy my boys even when they're being little rascals!

  277. Life is full of memories, they fade over time but our mind recalls these special days by looking at photos, so take lots of photos and enjoy every good and bad momnent, and always try and find the humour in every day.
    Your babies are beautiful
    Hugs Jeannie
    the dogs, cat and chicken in Australia.

  278. Congratulations on the new little ones! My life-changing moment was a few days after my marriage when we drove from the west to the east. Life has never been the same since. ; )

  279. Congratulations to the whole Jolly family and welcome to the world little boys!

    I have no experience with twins but a friend does and she said that to keep organised she printed up a daily schedule for care givers to complete. eg: if someone changed twin #1's diaper at 8am it was marked down so that the other care givers could see what had happened. Same thing with bottle feeding and napping …. everything was marked down so everyone knew what baby had done what.

  280. Congrats!!! I am glad to hear both mom and babies are doing fine!! Wow….two babies at one time…I had my two boys 18 months apart, that was life changing for me….suddenly having two kids in diapers running around wanting all of me all at once!

    cliffandrobinand2monsters at yahoo . com

  281. My moments were the birth of my three children, each added their own measure of joy to our lives. So sweet and their names fit them already.

  282. Congratulations x 2!!

    How wonderful for you all! May you have many years of happiness!

    My life-changing experience? Getting married for the first time at age 48!

    My advice? Rest as much as you can, and enjoy!!!

  283. oh my. i was in the exact same position a couple of years ago! i also have an older child (a boy who's now 5) and a set of twins (girl & boy who are now 3). what can i say. it's HARD the 1st few (around 24) months!!! well, it's still hard now. but it's a lot better and the kids play really well together–i even have time to quilt now πŸ™‚ good luck–get lots of rest–don't say no to anybody who offers to help (especially with baby-sitting!) and truly–it gets easier and you'll think how lucky you are to have 3 kids so close in age together!

  284. Congratulations! My sister had twin boys and they are one of the greatest joys of my life. My advice is to get household help, immediately. Get someone to come in five days a week for a while and help you with all of the cleaning and be an extra hand. You will never have this time, again. Enjoy every minute and let someone else clean the bathrooms and change the sheets. If you get someone good, they could help you wash bottles and make the endless supply of formula that will be needed for two very hungry twin boys.
    Best wishes!
    Ellen B

  285. Becoming a grandmother was a life changing event for me. You an spoil them and not feel quilty about it. Congratulations Mum Dad Emma and the twins grandparents too.

  286. I've had quite a few life changing events. The most challenging for my husband and me is sticking to what we've built through all the changes. Congratulations to the Jolly's on their double blessed event!

  287. Congratulations! How wonderful! My major life changing events were the birth of my two children, now ages 40 and 32, and the birth of each of my granddaughters, now 7, 5, and 3. My advice to you would be to try to savor every moment, because they seem to grow up in a flash! So happy for you all!

  288. You're pictures are beautiful and so are your children. Congrats to the 3 of you on the additions. Enjoy them always through thick and thin. Blessings!

  289. With #3 on the way…it's good to be reminded of some of the above advice! I say sleep when you can, pray when you rock/nurse, and take all the help offered!

  290. Congratulations! Get every moment of sleep when you can! I was 5 years old in 1954 when my twin brothers were born – back in the day before twins were routinely diagnosed. The first my mother knew was on the delivery table where the story is our family doc said: "Peggy, there's two of them" and my mother said: "Charlie, you're keeping one!"

    Dear Emma, having two little brothers can be lots of fun, if troublesome. Enjoy bossing them around while you can!
    Katherine

  291. oh they are just so precious! and big sister is totally precious too, just what two little boys need, a really good big sister.
    I would have to agree that any babies are life altering. No twins in our family, but we did have 3 in five years, then five years later we had our "trailer". It was truly like starting over! that was almost 16 years ago, and having them all move along and begin their "own" lives is equally life altering! And all in a GOOD way too!

  292. Tell Emma she is a great big sister and will have so much fun with her brothers. Congratulations…….enjoy them while they are little. They grow too fast. And hold them, and cuddle them, I don't believe you can spoil a baby with loving them too much!!

  293. Double blessing to you and your family!!! My mom turned 82 on the twins birthday, I am so delighted!!! My mom is special, some call her a saint. She had 6 beautiful girls and 3 handsome boys. My light changing moment was in 1977, when I attended a "Search" in West Texas, and discovered a personal relationship with Jesus my Lord!!!

  294. Twins! Double the love and joy! Congratulations to the whole family!

    My advice is to love the twins and include Emma in everything you do with the twins. Make sure to spend as much time as you can with your husband so you can keep the marriage happy. And don't turn down any help that is offered! Mommy needs her rest at this time!
    Enjoy your babies!

  295. Congratulations! I always wanted twins! We were blessed with four who are now young adults. Enjoy them every minute is my advice. It is so true that they grow up quicky…and we have found that sleepless nights, changing diapers, fevers, and midnight ER visits are nothing compared with the growing up experiences you have when they're older. Only by the Lord's grace have we been there and come through it.

  296. God Bless the new additions to the Jolly Family. Blessings to the rest of the family too. My advice is to always maintain your sense of humor. You'll need it at times with these little guys!

  297. Congradulations! OMG, your babies are so precious. And that picture of Emma is just adorable.
    Enjoy every moment, as they grow so fast.

  298. So happy for your new arrivals! Best wishes!!

    My advice is to make sure to call anyone who can help you, to give you all the time you can to take care of yourself and enjoy your expanded family. And, keep a list of restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies that deliver. πŸ™‚

  299. My what Joy, The most wonderful time in my life was hte birth of my daughter some 50 years ago. Has been a great ride. Little Emma wil be a great big sister and helper. Let her to as much as she wants.
    My DD has since had 4, no twins but 2 girls 24 months apart were almost like twins. They are now both in collage and 21-23. What a jouney ahead for this family. Hugs to all

  300. I absolutely love their names! My life changing event was after living near family for 29 years moving overseas pregnant with my first son! That was major!

  301. My life-changing moment was the birth of my first grandchild. I was in the delivery room with my oldest daughter and her husband and got to witness this long-awaited and much anticipated baby boy's arrival. Needless to say, I shed some tears.

  302. Congratulations on a double blessing! And lots of congratulations to a little big sister!
    I guess my life-changing experience was when we got our last, very much wanted child. It turned our lives up side down, she was born with Downs Syndrome. But she is a very loved and loving child, she has the best smiles and hugs you can ever get!
    One of the things I learned, was that you can never take anything in life for granted, and what you at first moment think is a tragedy, can become a blessing!
    Below is a link to a little post I wrote more than a year ago about my little princess!
    http://krispquilt.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-little-princess.html#comments
    Take care and enjoy the kids!

  303. Congrats on your two new bundles of joy! No children of my own, but I am the big sister to five younger siblings, so I am sure Emma will be a great help. I would say one of my happier life changing moments was when I was about 5 years old and my grandmother taught me to sew. I used to sit and watch her sewing on her old Singer. I was fascinated by watching and I started out making very simple Barbie clothes by hand.

  304. I'm late to the party, because I've been out of town, but one of my happiest moments was much like yours. Our youngest daughter gave birth to our second grandchild on our wedding anniversary and she named her Ruby, which is our last name. Ruby lives up to her name and is an 18-month-old jewel! My advice to a young family — prayer and patience!

  305. What cute little bundles of joy. How very exciting. I bet Kimberly is happy to see them in person.
    My life changing moment was just recently being able to move back to Missouri. It was a good moment.
    Thanks for doing the contest.
    And Congrats on the babies Kimberly.

  306. Just wanted to add that these babies are just plain gorgeous! I've spent seven weeks this summer taking care of my three granddaughters. It is so wonderful to share time with children and grandchildren. Enjoy every minute.

  307. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your new arrivals and their beautiful big sister anticipating their arrival. My life changing moments have been meeting and marrying my wonderful husband. I am one lucky woman. I have also been fortunate to have nieces and a nephew arrive. Congratulations to the entire Jolly family!

  308. Congratulations! When my son was born at 27 weeks and weigh only 2lbs. 9oz., god gave me a life long challenge. Now he is almost 11 years old and playing ice hockey.

  309. Congratulations….I did have 2 kids in 2 years they are 16 months apart and each others best friend. Don't compare but take notes from birth to adulthood to really remember which did this or said that because it does become a jumble πŸ™‚ Best wishes Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

  310. Congratulations….I did have 2 kids in 2 years they are 16 months apart and each others best friend. Don't compare but take notes from birth to adulthood to really remember which did this or said that because it does become a jumble πŸ™‚ Best wishes Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

  311. Twins are such a Blessing… Congratulations !!! Don't forget little Emma with all the excitement special quality family time just for her is Soooo… important just now especially whilst coming to grips with being a Big Sister… VIP role :0) Smiles

  312. My biggest life-changing event was going from being an empty nester to raising our newborn granddaughter. And even though it was a very big change in our lives, I wouldn't change a moment of it. She is such a joy. Congratulations on the birth of your twin boys. They are adorable :o)

  313. Many congratulations of the safe arrival of your twin boys. My best advice is not to worry – every stage of development is just a phase and it will change tomorrow into something different. Also, take plenty of photos and write down those milestones – time flashes past so quickly – you will forget!

  314. Congratulations!! As someone who had 3 babies under two years old, I can tell you that it's the greatest thing in the world. You have a built-in playgroup, and you'll enjoy watching the different ways they pair up to play.

    I recommend the great advice over at howdoyoudoit.com. It's a great site by and for moms of multiples. I've guest-posted a few times there as well.

    Try to keep them in sync – think "routine" not schedule. If everybody naps at the same time, mom gets to put her feet up!

  315. Congratulations Jolly Family! Fantastic news! (I'm a little slow on the uptake!) Little boys are just the sweetest! Most days I just have my 2 under, but 3 days a week I have my nephew which makes it 3 under 2! Advice? Hmmm – accept offers of help. Plant some trees to offset using the clothes dryer so you won't feel guilty! Sometimes it's the only way to get that never ending pile of washing done!! Enjoy those loving little snuggles πŸ™‚ before long Will and Peyton will be on the go go go! Take care and big congratulations again!!!

  316. Our life changing event was the discovery that I was pregnant when I brought home our second afopted child. Eight months later I was the mother of three under three! Those three were later joined by three more, born to us. What a blessed life we have had!

  317. Advice? Leashes…now it is not so bad..they are like twilltape zippered sleeveles vests..with of course the important part being about 36 inches of belt webbing in back..with a looped handle for the adult. When the two littles go walking together…It is a safety issue; unless there is a village of child herders available! GRINS!
    Yes I used them and had (luckily) inherited them from my mother who used them with me and my sister..we are now grandmothers..more Grins!
    I would love to win the fat quarters..two much FUN

  318. congrats! I actually can share in your joy and panic, I gave birth to my second on the 5th too! Just one at a time for me though! My oldest is three and having her was my bigest life changing event, I was 23 and out of college for only a month before she came into the world. Having her, and now her sweet little sister (7lb40z at 3:51am on the 5th just to brag and boast =) ) has taught me more about myself and my husband than anythign else could have.

  319. Congrats!!! Each time I became a new mom, it was life changing. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of things, I got to refigure motherhood out with a new little one. Life is never dull with kids. Enjoy each moment!

  320. Oh how exciting! Not one but two little cuties . . . the household routine will be changed forever. Having kids IS the most life changing moment and every new joy and hurdle that comes along with raising them is also sometimes life changing! Enjoy those babes! – Marlene

  321. how wonderful! maybe not my most life changing, but up there was going on my first outing with my three kids (born just under three years apart). it was a success!

  322. Life changing moments? The birth of each of my 6 children. Advice? Communicate! I had to tell my husband when I needed a break with each new baby. But when he knew, he could help.