Our Babies

Well, they\’ve made their grand entrance into the world. And as my husband so eloquently put it – they are pure joy. Real happiness.

I believe this will be the single most powerful blog I have ever had the privilege to post, as our lives will be forever changed… And yet, I cannot find words that are euphoric enough to explain what I\’m feeling. So please just allow me to introduce the newest additions to the Webster family.

This is Faythe Nicole Webster, born March 16, 2011 at 10:37 am:


My C-section was over fairly quickly and for the first time in my life, I got a glance at the two beautiful babes I had only seen through ultrasound images up to this point. Then, they were whisked away to the Neonatal unit and I was sent to recovery. Both babes had swallowed a lot of blood during the delivery and I had lost even more. With Clay and our doula, Sonya Duffee by my side, several hours passed. Those hours turned into 2 days where I required 2 lifesaving blood transfusions to get my hemoglobin back to normal parameters. I was unable to visit my babies during this time, let alone hold them, because I was too weak to get out of bed.



But finally as things started to improve, Clay was able to wheel me down to Neonatal in a wheelchair so together, we could start the bonding process of our new family. As I look at the pictures over the past week, I barely recognize myself. I am swollen, weak and but a shadow of myself in some of them. But none of that matters, because I can now call myself a Mommy.


• Thank-you to our family and friends and the hundreds of people who have contacted us in the last little while with your kind words and congratulation wishes.

• Thank-you to the complete stranger who held my hand at the Emergency registration desk, while I waited for Clay to park the car. I will never know your name but your kindness in that terrifying moment of my life will never be forgotten.

• Thank-you to all the doctors and nurses who took care of me in the last week and especially to the nurses in the Neonatal unit for your continued round-the-clock care of our children.

• Thank-you to Sonya Duffee for all your wisdom, kindness and support to both Clay and I.


• Thank-you to my sister, Nicole, for everything you did to help us in the last few days.

• And thank-you most of all, to my husband for your unwavering love, strength and support in such a critical moment in time. I so look forward to the next phase of our lives as parents.


31 thoughts on “Our Babies”

  1. stacey huska

    very touching, and emotional, thank you for sharing. so glad to hear you are all doing well.

  2. As we finish reading this, I’m looking through some teary eyes . . . and so it should be. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story – these treasures are so welcomed.
    BTW – Tony wants to know what happened to the security guards?

  3. Susan Torris

    Thank you Jennifer, you’ve brought me to tears with this beautiful story. Congratulations to all of you, blessings and love…….

  4. Myrna Vallance

    Hey cousin in-law, I cryed all the way though reading that…..soooo happy for you two. 😀

  5. Ruth Dunbar

    Congratulations Jenn/Clay on the arrival of your of Braxton and Faythe. I’m so happy to hear that you are all doing well. Enjoy your time with them.

  6. Kris Canaday

    Hey Jen, thanks for sharing. I had tears in my ears through the whole story. God bless all 4 of you!

  7. Auntie Sherry and Uncle B

    Read this with tears in my eyes. You are such a beautiful writer. Thanks for sharing with all of us. I can’t wait to kiss and hug those sweet angels. Take good care of yourself – Love, Sherry and Brian

  8. Peter and Shane

    Dear Clay and Jenn,
    Congratulations to you both and thank you for the heart warming story of their arrival and the wonderful pictures. Take care, and we look forward to hearing more.

  9. Chrissy Mosby

    To You Both – congrats and thank god for miracles that happen to us and for us. Can’t wait to meet the new additions tot he Webster Clan
    Love the Mosby’s

  10. Wow – what an amazing story. As usual, your writing is captivating – but your authentic journey through this experience is most inspiring. All the very best to you Jen and Clay, and your beautiful two new tiny bundles of treasure.
    Can’t wait to hear about the upcoming joy-filled adventures unfolding for your family…
    from the Unger family

  11. Congratulations Jennifer and Clay! Wishing you all the joy and happiness that twins bring! Your babies are beautiful! Enjoy your new little family!! All the BEST!
    The Drake Family

  12. Judy Warnick

    Dear Clay and family: Warmest Wishes and Congratulations! You are so blessed. I love the babies names. We are so happy that your Dad called us in Cochrane to share your wonderful news. Wishing you the very best and looking forward to hearing about the childrens progress, as well as your business success. Hugs, Judy and Barry Warnick xox

  13. Allen and Lynda Herbst

    Jenn and Clay—Congratulations !!! We like the names of your babies….
    Recover well and enjoy those precious gifts.

  14. Those are such adorable pictures – I remember when the onsies didn’t fit my girls either (and they were full term) – your babes are beautiful and so are you Jenn – I love the natural mom look that you have taken on – you ALL take on the beautiful beginnings of a great family!!

  15. Crying again, I congratulate You and Clay…I know you will take care of each other and the precious little bundles that have blessed your life…Try and get some rest OK Jenn!

  16. Brenda & Mike

    Congratulations Jenn and Clay – All the Best !

    There’s two to wash,
    Two to dry
    Two who argue
    And two who cry.
    There’s two to kiss
    Two to hug
    And best of all
    Two to Love!

  17. what a wonderful touching story Jen thanks for sharing. good health to all
    please keep us posted on their progress

  18. Patti James

    Hi Jenn & Clay:
    Cried as I read – tears as I shared the fear you felt, then tears of joy. Your babies are so beautiful, as are both of you. How lucky they are, to have chosen you as their parents. Congratulations, again, from both Fred and I.

  19. Hi Jenn, I am so excited for you both, with a lifetime of laughter. Wonderfull news that you and babies are doing well.

    Wishing you, Clay, Faythe and Braxton a lifetime of love, happiness and laughter..

    Lots of love to you all.


  20. So wonderful to read your posts- you are wonderful, loving parents. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your support team.

  21. Robert & Sonja Teece

    WOW! We missed a couple of weeks & finally caught up on all of the excitement. The Websters are a beautiful family. Congratulations & lol to the four of you.

    Robert & Sonja

  22. Arlene Hepburn

    Congratulations – Jenn thank you for sharing. Busy times ahead but you guys are well organized and such patient people. Look forward to seeing Braxton and Faythe – God Bless.

  23. Sherry & Phil

    Can’t wait to meet the “instant” family!! As they say . . . two are better than one!!

  24. As always, you guys take the road less travelled!! I can only imagine how scary it must have been . . . but in true “Webster” style you delivered – two absolutely gorgeous little ones!! Faythe and Braxton can look forward to an adventurous life with two very special people!!

  25. to do: ride a horse “down the fence”
    watch: watching Reined Cow Horse – the reined work combined with fence work really show the talent, style & training these horses have

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