On September 1, 2017 this embryo was transferred…
…and we found out on September 25th that we were expecting identical twins.
On January 2nd we found out that we were expecting BOYS.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of The Brackbill Twins 😍
Introducing Baby A, or Isaiah Richard:
Weight: 5lbs 15oz
Isaiah means “Yahweh is Salvation.” Richard means brave. His middle name is from Brennan’s side, from his father, Kim.
Though unplanned, Isaiah has the sound “A” in it, and he is Baby A.
Isaiah was a prophet of the Lord, one who went willingly even though the messages given to him to preach were difficult and unpopular.
“Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”” Isaiah 6:8 NLT
And Baby B, or Caleb Kenneth:
Caleb means brave, wholehearted. Kenneth means handsome. Kenneth is a family name from Lesa’s side – his middle name is from his grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, and a long-time family friend.
Though unplanned, Caleb ends in B, and he is Baby B.
The Caleb of the Bible was an explorer (a spy, really), and a loyal follower of God. He did what was right even when those around him were turning away. He was courageous, and he was an example to all who knew him, as we hope our Caleb will be.
“For my part, I wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God. So that day Moses solemnly promised me, ‘The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God.’” Joshua 14:8b-9 NLT
“But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land.” Numbers 14:24 NLT
Our hope for these boys is that they will live lives that honor the Lord, that they will love well and be filled with joy, that they will be unafraid of speaking the truth and sharing the Gospel.
After we chose their names, we realized that the initials of our children (in birth order) are VIC, which is the first part of Victoria. The Lord is so faithful to His children!
We cannot wait to tell them stories about their sister and to make her a part of their lives. After all, she technically saved their lives and for that we are so grateful.
Thank you all for your love and support throughout this journey. We are so thankful for you!