Thursday, 23 May 2013

They're Here!

This post is going to be short and sweet - just wanted to announce the arrival of Lisa Beth Portela and Leila Joy Portela!

On their way to the ICU, sharing an incubator
More specifics later of my delivery and recovery, but for now...

Lisa Beth Portela
20 May 2013 at 1:14pm
Weight: 2.665 kilos (5.8 lbs)
Length: 46 cm

Leila Joy Portela
20 May 2013 at 1:15pm
Weight: 2.425 kilos (5.3 lbs)
Length: 46.5 cm
On our way home from the hospital - Thursday. 
Still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that I have twins, and four kids! My older two have been home with daddy, nana and auntie Jaz for the past few days and since they are all still getting over colds, I'll be staying with my in-laws and the twins for a few more days before heading home.

We praise God for healthy, happy (and currently very sleepy) babies. The girls only had to stay in the ICU for a few hours for observation and then we had them in my recovery room. We did make good use of the nursery at night though, as my recovery was a little harder than I expected. Tonight will be my first night with the girls on my own (and my mother-in-law to help).

Thanks for all your prayers and congratulations. 


  1. So happy they are here!! Now begins the next part of the adventure. I'm glad you have some good help down there and I know you'll be a great mother of 4! xoxo

  2. SO SO SO happy for you guys!! So much joy!

  3. I am so glad to see this - praise God!

  4. Congratulations, Taara! So happy for you, and your beautiful baby girls.

  5. Oh so wonderful!!!!!!! Lisa and Leila - their names sound like musical notes :) May they bring sweetness and joy to your hearts and home.

    I'm very happy for the Portela family - God bless and keep you all.
    Aunt Barb

  6. Congratulations, they are beautiful! I can't wait to hear the birth story, so glad they are doing well, and hope you feel good soon!

  7. Such sweet, sweet little faces! I hope your night went well and am so happy to hear that you have so many friends and family around willing to help you out. Congratulations, Taara!

  8. Oh massive congratulations - so gorgeous and such lovely names, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  9. Congrats! They are so cute! How many weeks were you? I'm having twins as well, my c-section is scheduled for the end of June. I hope my boys do just as good as your sweet little girls :)

    She Turned Her Dreams Into Plans

  10. Congratulations! They are beautiful!


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