Merry Christmas to all!

Ha! You knew I’d have to sneak in a couple of newborn pics before the end of the year, right?

Here’s my two little kittens, Daniel and Mae Linh. The nurses in the NICU took these adorable pics for us. They are 10 days old and we’re having our first Christmas together today.

They were born on Thursday December 15 at 2:29 am. Daniel was 3lb 2oz and Mae Linh weighed in at 3lb 3.5oz. Daniel has since surpassed his little sister in weight.



  1. Chelle Ang
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 07:35:42

    Awww, how adorable. Fantastic gifts for sure. Congratulations!

  2. ayla
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 07:42:34

    Congratulations, they are adorable. Merry Christmas.

  3. Carly Carson
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 08:05:15

    So cute Jeannie. Those are quite the presents! (I lost my password on RD and missed out on the news.) I hope they are doing well. BTW, I had a premie born on Dec. 15 (in 1994, lol) and she’s always been very healthy. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. Jeannie Lin
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 06:00:52

    Thanks everyone. We had a great day yesterday together — though every day together has been great. Can’t wait for them to come home.

    Carly – Aww…happy birthday to yours!

  5. Victoria Dixon
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 08:44:42

    Such an amazing Christmas gift and I’m so glad they’re doing well! They are precious. Love the pics. That was a great idea of the nurse’s.

  6. Leia Rice
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 09:54:29

    They are simply precious, Jeannie. What a lovely Christmas present. <3

  7. Alyssa Day
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 12:03:07

    Congratulations!! Wishing you all healthy wishes for your two beautiful ones. Huge hugs!

  8. JoAnn Ross
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 12:18:56

    Aww! Too darling! And what a wonderful Christmas blessing!

    I echo Carly. I was a 4 lb baby back in the day they just stuck preemies in incubators and hoped, and by the time I was a yr old, according to my mother and pics, no one could’ve guessed my early start.

    Wishing you all the best new yr ever!

  9. Trish Milburn
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 12:23:03

    How sweet, Jeannie. Congrats on your new little bundles of joy. Here’s to a happy, healthy future for all of you.

  10. Meg @ A Bookish Affair
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 13:34:14

    Aww, congratulations! What a great Christmas present 🙂

  11. Jeannie Lin
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 13:55:27

    Thanks everyone.

    Now they have super hi-tech baby incubators, for which I’m very grateful. I told Daniel to enjoy the most expensive bed he’ll ever have.

    Hubby and I made a donation to the March of Dimes to support research and resources for premature babies. It really is amazing how well the little ones are doing

  12. Laurie London
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 15:19:57

    What precious little babies! Congratulations again, Jeannie!

  13. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 18:58:12

    Oh my! I was asking about you and I hadn’t heard the news. They are so precious!! Email me when you get a chance and let me know how you and they are doing. Love you my chichi girl!! Congratulations!

  14. Dara
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 14:32:23

    Oh goodness I can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet! Congrats and I’m glad they’re doing well. Such a precious gift.

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