Look Who’s Here

by HEAB on July 3, 2012

The twins arrived a little over two weeks ago, and they are finally home with us after spending some time in the NICU. They are healthy and happy, and we could not be more grateful for these two sweet babies.

After a very uneventful pregnancy, I unexpectedly went into pre-term labor at 35 weeks.  Due to the position of one of the babies, I ended up with a c-section (which was not bad at all by the way).  Two weeks later, I’m feeling great and just trying to soak in every precious second of our newborns.  Not sure when I’ll get back to blogging regularly – maybe in a few months, or maybe in a few years.

Thanks to everyone for all your thoughts, prayers, and love.  I miss all of you more than you know, but for the time being, I just want to be a mama. 🙂


Marty July 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I’m sure you have NOT TIME FOR EMAIL – nothing but snuggles, hugs, kisses, diapers, feeding, Summer attention and loves all around – my heart is overflowing sending you a bouquet of endless love to you all. God Bless each and every one of you in the McD family! xoxoxo m

luv what you do July 7, 2012 at 7:21 pm

What adorable additions to your family! Congratulations! I am happy to hear that everyone is healthy and home!

Riss July 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

So very excited for you, Heather! The twins are just beautiful. Thanks for posting a picture and giving us an update. I’ve missed reading your blog–like missing a dear friend I used to visit with every day! Glad to hear things are going well. Go be a mama! =)

Health Bee July 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Congratulations, Heather! Love the little ones. They are so adorable.

Rachel July 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

My wholehearted congratulations to all FIVE of you. !!! 🙂 wishing you the absolute best.

Kat @ a dash of fairydust July 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Oh,this is so wonderful! Congratulations,and hello,Katie & Charlie – welcome to this world! 🙂

Diana July 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

Welcome to the world, Katie and Charlie! Congratulations, HEAB family! Best of luck in your new adventure – may it be as inspiring and enjoyable as this blog has been for me. Cheers!

Hanunyah @ Ranch Girl's Sweets 'N' Treats July 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Congrats! Cuties!

Kristin @ The Southern Summer July 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Awwww girl! So precious! I’ve been reading HEAB for a long time and following along on your family’s journey. So very happy for you all! Much blessings and love from my family to yours!

Marie-Sophie July 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

And what my iPhone didn’t let me post: Congratulations, Heather – wishing you an amazing time!!

Marie-Sophie July 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

For some reason I intuitively went on your site bith times you posted!

Courtney July 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

They are perfect! Congrats, and enjoy this time with your family!

Sarah July 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

Congratulations, Heather! Such wonderful news for your family, enjoy them and your “big girl”!

deirdre July 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

So sweet. God bless you and your family! ; )

Ann Claire July 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Congrats!! They are so precious. I love love love the names Katie and Charlie. Do we get to know middle names too? Enjoy your time with your beautiful children!

Kara E July 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Congratulations! They are wonderful. Enjoy it!!

Lea July 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

congrats heabs!!!

They are precious.

Colleen Stewart July 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Oh Heather they are adorable!!! Congrats to you, CD and Summer!!! I saw something on Facebook and ran right over 🙂 I bet Summer is very excited! How cool for the three of them to be so close in age. Enjoy these special days!!

Jonna July 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hi Heather! Congratulations! So happy for you. Hope all is well.

Wendy Heath July 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Congrats!! 🙂 Glad they’re home and healthy!

Michelle July 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for posting the news 🙂

Syndie Yeoman July 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Congrats Heather!! Enjoy all of your moments 🙂

Anita July 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Congratulations Heather. I feel so happy for your family. You are just amazing. Be well. Welcome Charlie and Katie ! Congratulations to Summer. You’re the big sister !

Ana July 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Oh my gosh, they are the cutest Heather! Congratulations to you and CD for this beautiful family, your children are precious! I am sure Summer is enjoying to have the babies around 🙂

Lisa July 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm


Holly July 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

What a wonderful surprise from you. Congratulations!

Christa @ Edible Balance July 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm

So beautiful! Congratulations… kudos to you for taking the time to unplug and enjoy your gorgeous family! Many blessings to all of you…

lsa July 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

fantastic! congrats and blessings.
be well!

dorry July 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

congrats, Heather! they are so precious. I hope you are having a very happy 4th of July with your family! xo

Monica July 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

Happy mamma-ing to you! Glad to hear that you are all well! Thoughts are with you and that gorgeous family as you settle in. 🙂

Melissa George July 4, 2012 at 6:06 am

They are so beautiful! I bet Summer is just beside herself with joy! Love the names, too. Enjoy every second, even the hard ones! It all goes by so fast! Congrats and prayers to all of you!

Lindsay July 4, 2012 at 5:51 am

Congrats!! They are adorable! Hope you enjoy every minute of mommy hood!

lena July 4, 2012 at 5:40 am

woohoo!!! yay! congrats to you and CD. They are so lovely. Am so glad all of you are well, take care now and enjoy the warmth of your family.

God Bless! (:

julie July 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Heather! Congratulations. They are beautiful. I am sure you are soaking in all the love with your little bundles and Summer. Thank you for sharing the photos with all of us. I love the names Katie and Charlie! Such great names. BTW Nanny in the Clouds is going to be on 20/20 next Fri the 13th of July! Check it out…I would love for you to sign up for our service for your first trip with all three little ones on the plane! Hugs to you all!

Marcia @Frugal Healthy Simple July 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Aw, so precious. Congratulations. I’m so happy you are all healthy and home. My good college buddy just had her twin boys on Friday, and they are also so adorable.

My little guy appears to be in no hurry, still cooking at 39.5 weeks. On one hand, I’m tired of being pregnant. On the other, at least coastal California isn’t as hot as everywhere else in the country.

Georgia July 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Congratulations, Heather! What wonderful news! I’m so happy to hear that the whole family are doing well 🙂

Stephanie July 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

oh. my. I had no idea you guest posted on your own blog! I just surfed through for lactation stuff—not for me, of course. 🙂

Hugest congrats on the gorgeous little people, and may there be sleep in your future… and lots of it! Miss your posts, but happy you’re happy! 😀

Katie July 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

And a wonderful mama you are! To two adorable ADORABLE newborns and an ever growing young lady. You are a lucky woman and those kids have some great parents!

Jane July 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations! I totally understand about the blogging … enjoy your little ones, they are adorable!

Nolita July 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Awwww….look at those precious babies! Good job, mama!

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) July 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Congratulations!!!! They are beautiful, just like you and the rest of your family. 🙂

Ellen C. July 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Awwww…Katie and Charlie are precious! Summer is now the Big Sister. How cool is that? All the best to you and CD. Miss your blog posts, but you can always go back to blogging one day. Your babies will only be this age once.

Hannah July 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

My heart is all flowery-sparkly-jazzy with joy for you, dear Heather. Congratulations, again, again, again. 🙂 Hugs for golden moments! xoxo

Natalie July 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Huge congrats Heather! Love their names. They are adorable! Post a picture of Summer with them soon!

melissa July 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Congrats! Glad to hear they are doing well!

ClaireRoseC July 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

May God Bless you and your new additions. And, of course, Summer & CD:-)
maybe a few photos if no posts? Have a happy 4th of July!!xoxocc

Kylie July 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Congrats!! I commented because your birth of twins reminds me of my story! I’m a twin sister and we were born premature as well! I hope you have a wonderful time with your beautiful babies!

Cherie July 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Congratulations Heather and CD! It is so great to hear that Katie and Charlie are happy and healthy and home! They are just beautiful and I’m so happy for you and all the joy you’ll experience together. Summer is going to be such a wonderful big sister and I know she’ll be a great Mommy’s helper too! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news…..miss you! Sending lots of love and best wishes!

Holly July 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Congratulations Heather, CD and Summer! The twins are absolutely precious! Enjoy motherhood and don’t worry about anything else. Whenever you want to blog we are here to tune in and enjoy but enjoy your beautiful babies. Couldn’t be happier for you!!!

Kellie July 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

So beautiful! Two more little blessings! Congrats!

Ella July 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Congrats! What a blessing! What does Summer think?

HEAB July 4, 2012 at 8:46 am

Thank you. Summer is quite interested in the “bah-behs”. Katie came home a day earlier than Charlie, and Summer learned her name first. When Charlie joined us the next day, she kept referring to him as Katie as well. So, she calls them both K-K. It’s really sweet, and I keep catching her standing on her tip-toes to peek at them over the edge of the Pac-N-Play. 🙂

Candy @ Heathy In Candy Land July 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, and I wish you all the best as you savor every second!

Mandy July 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Congratulations, they’re precious! Looks like you’ll have your hands full for a while. 😀

Kay Smith July 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

They are adorable; Congratulations!!! Enjoy. I read, but don’t comment often.

Em (Wine and Butter) July 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Many many congratulations my sweet beautiful wonderful friend!!!

Amanda Y. July 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Congratulations! Hope you and the babies and Summer are happy and healthy!

Debra July 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Congratulations! I love their sweet names and I know their big sister is enjoying her new role. I miss your blogs but proud that you’re concentrating on being a mamma to your precious family.

Tracey July 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Beautiful!!! Congrats! Sending love and prayers!

Elaine July 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Congratulations!!! Beautiful family!!d

Judy A July 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Congratulations! They are wonderful. Enjoy them.

Wendy July 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Congrats! They’re beautiful!

Annie July 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Oh my stars!! Yeah!! Congratulations! Soak it all in… what a precious time for your family.. .as for blogging.. you’ll know when it’s right.. if it’s right – ever. Regardless, I am blessed for having come across your blog and am tickled pink (and blue) for the blessings your family has experienced. Giving thanks for a safe delivery and perfect babies… God bless you.

Heather July 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Congrats and thanks for the post! So fun to see pics and I love the names 🙂

Purely Twins July 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Yay the twins are home!!! They are precious and Heather so glad that you and the babies are doing well!!! We are so happy for you!!!
Enjoy your time with the little ones 🙂
from the twins, lori and michelle

Steph M. July 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Congratulations, they are beautiful! Glad you are all happy and healthy. Enjoy your time with your babies!

Tyler July 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Congrats! They are beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing pictures with us 🙂

Kristy July 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I keep checking to see if you had those babies yet! Congrats! Enjoy and soak in every single moment. I love their names. I do miss your blog a lot but I am more excited that you are taking time for your family!!! 🙂 God Bless you.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

GORGEOUS babies of yours!!!! I’m so happy everything is okay with the babies. Spend some time with that beautiful family of yours!

Heather @ Bake, Run, Live July 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Congratulations Heather (CD and Summer, too!)!!!
Katie and Charlie are adorable! So glad everything went well and that all of you are doing fine.

Laura July 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Congratulations, what little cuties 😀

Susan July 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Congratulations! What bundles of love. I glad that the three of you are recovering so well.

Love hearing from you!

Erin July 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

And what an amazing, spirited, and loving mama you are. All my love to you and your wonderful miraculous family…xo

Elisabeth July 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations Heather. They are just beautiful. Enjoy them!

Kelly July 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I’ve loved the picture updates on Instagram. So happy for you, CD and summer. Welcome Charlie and Katie!! 🙂

Heather July 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Wow so beautiful congrats to you and your new family!

Lorri July 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful news!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Oh Heather, they are absolutely precious…not that I am at all surprised given where their genes were derived! 😉 So glad to hear you and the babes are doing well after the unexpected turn of events. Love you and miss you dearly! xoxoxox

Jennifer July 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Congrats, Heather, CD and Summer. 🙂

Beautiful babies and beautiful names.

Miss you but know you’re ‘right where you need to be’. (To borrow from Gary Allan who I know you’ve mentioned a time or two here on the blog)

Take care of yourself (a healthy happy mama makes healthy happy little ones) and let us know how y’all are doing from time to time. 🙂

teabagginit July 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

congratulations! i am so, so glad that you’re healthy, happy, and well!

Tracy July 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Ahhh! Darling. You’re a great mama!! Miss you and your blog posts like crazy, but understand completely your need to step back.

So so happy to hear they are healthy and doing well.

clare @ fittingitallin July 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations Heather! So glad you are all healthy, safe, and sound.

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel July 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Congrats, Heather! Glad to hear everyone is home, safe and sound. Charlie is one of my absolute favorite boy’s names 🙂

Nikki July 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Congratulations Heather!! I am glad everything went well!
I hope Summer is enjoying her new brother and sister! Lots of Love!
I look forward to seeing them in the blog in the future… But until then I will keep using recipes from the archives!

Andrea@WellnessNotes July 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Congratulations!!! They are beautiful! Enjoy the “little baby” stage. 🙂

Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Congratulations! Enjoy this very special time with your family.

Samantha Angela July 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm


Dani July 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm


katie @KatieDid July 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

oh my word, I’ve been seeing some photos on instagram and just beaming everytime I see a little update from you. And I might be biased but I LOVE the names!

Catherine July 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Congratulations on your beautiful family!

Lori Z. July 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Congratulations! So happy for you and your family. Thank you for letting us know!! Take care of yourself!

The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) July 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

congrats! i am so thankful that you are healing and the babes are healthy and happy! miss you heather but totally understand why you’d take this time to be with your fam! best of luck x ^_^

Michelle @ eatmovebalance.com July 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Congratulations!!! I’m so glad everyone is healthy and happy. 🙂

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free July 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Congratulations, Heather!!! Love the names- too cute! Have fun being a mom of 3!!!

amelia July 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Congratulations!!!! So happy to see your post pop up in my google reader. 🙂

Glad everyone is happy and healthy. Hope you are feeling well and enjoying your family.

Katirie July 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Congratuations! They are beautiful. I, for one, will welcome you back whenever it is you choose to return to blogging, be it a few months, many months, or a few years. So glad everything is going well and best wishes for the future!

Abby July 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yay! Congrats to you and all the other little HEABlets! So glad to know things went smoothly and there are two more little angels to love 😉

Lara July 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Such beautiful babies. Congrats again, friend <3

Kath July 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Congrats HEAB!!!!! They are precious!

Meg July 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Wonderful! congrats! I keep reading through old recipes here and was wondering when they would arrive! Glad you are doing well 🙂

Emily July 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

My heart sang when I saw the title of this post! How beautiful they are, and I love the names you guys chose. So happy everything went fine and that they’re home now 🙂

Evan Thomas July 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Congratulations to the whole family!

Lissa July 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I’m sooo happy for you guys, Heather–and most especially that they are home now!! YAY! Best wishes on your recovery–don’t push yourself too hard, mama! Love and hugs and kisses to Big Sister Summer, too 🙂

Annie@thisladybakes July 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Congratulations! Good for you for taking the time you want and need for yourself and your family 🙂

Denise July 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Aw, congratulations! I’m so glad you and the babies are safe and sound! Enjoy them while you can. 🙂

Melissa July 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Congratulations! They are so precious! I’m due at the end of January and am convienced I’m having twins! Lol! I find out in 3 weeks! 🙂

Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

SO EXCITED for you all! I have been about to die waiting on this post( hoping you would post it). The babies are beautiful! I haven’t posted to you on Facebook knowing that you are one busy mamma. Enjoy every second with them and Summer:) Love to you all!

Marina July 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’ve been checking and checking here for an update. So happy that you are all healthy and so happy. The twins are so cute, and I love their names. I wish you quick recovery and all the best.

coco July 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

congratulations Heather!!! Soooo happy to know that they and you are all fine and happy!!! They look adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Welcome Katie & Charlie! Summer must be a very proud big sister 🙂

Angela July 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Congratulations!!!!!! I am expecting twins in December (2 boys!!) and have been anxiously waiting to see you pop up in my news feed. They are absolutely precious!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Fallon July 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Awwwww they are so beautiful! They have great names as well. Good to hear everyone is doing great. Congrats 🙂

Kate July 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Was just thinking of you the other day! Thank-you so much for updating — this made my day:) What sweet little angels and LOVE their names. Too sweet. Much love to you and your beautiful family. xxoo

Jade July 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Wow, they are both beautiful!! Congratulations Heather!!
On behalf of everyone here, thank you for checking in and letting us know :D!! Have a great time with your angels and we will be ready to welcome you back to the Blogland with open arms whenever you are ready :).
Jade C. X x

Carbzilla July 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

It’s been so amazing to watch your family grow. Congratulations. Your hearts must be full to bursting. I’m so proud to say my sister-in-law is a NICU nurse. I’m sure you had equally wonderful staff taking care of your precious ones. Much happiness!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Congratulations to your beautiful family! I am so happy for all of you! Enjoy your family time my friend! xoxo

sarah r July 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I wad just stalking the blog yesterday wondering if the babies had arrived! Congratulations! What a blessing!

Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Heather, so happy for you guys! Was just thinking about you yesterday wondering if you were going to be posting about the birth and voila, here you are. They are adorable and congrats to the family of 5! (who was a family of you and CD just a few years ago..& that feels like yesterday!) Much love 🙂

brandi July 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

congratulations!!! so, so happy that everyone is healthy and at home 🙂 love the names. i hope you and CD and Summer and the pups are doing well!

j3nn July 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

They are beautiful! Congrats and all the best to your sweet family. Be well and enjoy! 🙂

Kate July 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

They are adorable! Congratulations!

Katie July 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

HEAB! Congrats on the two beautiful and healthy babies! I am so happy for you and so happy that they are doing well and you are too!

Can I just say HOW much I squealed and smiled SO big when I saw the names!
Oh a Katie, she will be the most beautiful Katie ever and he will be a handsome Charlie!

Katie is a fabulous name, I happen to love it so much 😉

Irina @ Chocolatea Time July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

Cogratulations to you and your beautiful family! I’m very glad to see that all ended up being ok and everyone is healthy and happy. Make sure to soak up every moment of motherhood and try to occasionally pop in and assure us all that everything is great 🙂

pesia July 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

Congratulations!!!! Thanks for sharing; I’ve just been clicking on your bolg hoping for some news….Enjoy!!!!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan July 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

I’m so happy for you guys! They’re PERFECT!

Stephen July 3, 2012 at 11:47 am


Sheri July 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

I was just wondering if you had your babies yet! Congrats!!!! Good to hear from you! They are very cute- love the names too!

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

Congrats & best wishes – hope you’re all doing well!

Tabitha July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

WEll I have been clicking non stop! Many many congratulations and best wishes to your family and especially you, for all your hardwork!

nora July 3, 2012 at 11:43 am


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Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Sooo happy for you! And they look so precious!<3

Jennie (the gf-gf) July 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

So sweet 🙂 So many congratulations to you and your fam! Enjoy!

Jessica July 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

Ohhhhh!!! Congratulations!

Celeste July 3, 2012 at 11:11 am

They are so beautiful! Enjoy and cherish 🙂 I always thought the best twin pairing was a boy and a girl.

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