Dear James Rutherford and Laura Maylene-
I can't believe it has almost been a whole month since you arrived!!! It has been a whirlwind of activity and disorganized chaos that has left me little time to write letters to the children that I now know.
You were born on a Saturday morning on December 15. James came first at 5:26 am- weighing 5lbs 4oz and 18.9 inches long. Just a little while later came you Laura at 6:01am- weighing 6lbs even and 18.7 inches long. Dr. Franz and all the nurses did an amazing job getting you both here and coaching your very reluctant mother through delivery. I admit that I would have preferred a c-section, but now that it is over I am so happy that we went a little more natural route.
The feelings that overcame me after each of your arrivals, the first time I saw you and the first time I held each of you can not be expressed in words- but you will know them with the birth of your own children and trust me it is the most miraculous and amazing feelings you will ever have. The instant love and amazement is a God-given miracle.
I was induced into labor on December 13- exactly 8 months after our trip to Shands to have our 11 eggs extracted and two of those became you. It was an amazing journey and I can hardly believe that this leg of the trip is already over. It was the longest and quickest 8 months of my life.
The both of you have changes our lives in ways we could have never imagined and I am going to enjoy the rest of our lives with you both.
Love Your Eternally Grateful and Amazed Mother