Introducing: Our New Granddaughters

Robin on the left, Etta on the right

On Valentine’s Day, our daughter Erin and her husband Dave magically turned Greg and me into grandparents with the births of their identical twins. Robin Magdalena (named for Dave’s mother and my mother) was born first at 4 lbs 8 oz. Two minutes later, Etta Lyn (actually Henrietta, because Dave’s recently deceased “uncle’s” middle name was Henry, and he was born on Valentine’s Day; Lyn was Dave’s grandmother) emerged, weighing in at 3 lbs 14 oz.

Though Mom was released four days after delivery, the babes are still in the Special Care Nursery (NICU), although they may be home by the time you read this. They are all doing well.

Before they were born, Erin thought she might paint the babies’ toenails different colors to tell them apart. I suggested that an unobtrusive tattoo might be wise. She nixed that idea, even though she has at least one tat that I know of (a Fibonacci spiral on her shoulder–she has a degree in mathematics). Last week I asked her if nail polish was still the plan, and she told me no, because she knows who’s who. I can’t tell. Robin’s 11 ounces heavier, but that will change.

As you can imagine, we are over the moon with joy.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

14 responses »

  1. Congratulations, Andrea, to you, Greg, Erin, and David. I think my grandnieces are just beautiful, and they look like they’re getting active, too! What a couple of cutie pies!

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  2. How exciting and auspicious!! Such beautiful and alert baby girls!!! Congratulations to all of you!! Enjoy this new phase of your life as grandparents. May their birthdays always be celebrated with much love, and throughout each year.

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  3. How can two such tiny humans give such immense joy? It’s one of God’s best mysteries! They are beautiful. Congrats to you and Greg, and of course, Erin and Dave, too!

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