What I’ve been doing with my weekend



My wife came home from the hospital on Wednesday, after getting three months of bed rest. And then, on Saturday, she went right back again — and you can see the results.

Elizabeth Joy Chattaway (4 lbs, 12 oz) was born at 3:17pm, and Thomas Lawrence Chattaway (5 lbs, 2 oz) at 3:46pm, on February 4 at BC Women’s Hospital. That’s her above, and him below.

(And believe it or not, the fact that Thomas Lawrence happens to be the name of the protagonist of my favorite movie of all time is a pure coincidence; the name was my wife’s idea, not mine!)

Click here for more of the gory details.

And just because I’m in the mood for a flashback, I’m going to re-post the image that first let us know that my wife was carrying more than one child, way way back in August:

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14807352308804721979 gabriel

    Congratulations! I hope & pray your children gain strength quickly.

  • Thom

    Congratulations, Peter! You, D and the kids are in my prayers!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14715376140228118442 Jeffrey Overstreet

    WOO HOOOOO!!!

    Congratulations, Peter. Wow.

    Today is the first bright and sunny day in Seattle in about two months, and I’m going to choose to believe that this is in celebration of the end of a difficult chapter and the beginning of a new and exciting episode. We will be praying that you are surprised by joy, day after day, as the children grow.

  • http://www.longpauses.com Darren

    Congratulations, Peter! Fantastic news.

  • Magnus

    Woo Hoo! Tiny Chuckaway babies! (My personal nick-name for Peter, not that the babies should be tossed out with the bath water or anything)

  • BethR

    Congratulations, Chattaways2 + 2! (really hoping that adds up!) Should I consider myself an honorary godmother? ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14666748859371842927 Torpesco

    Guess they just couldn’t wait until your wedding anniversary, huh? :)

    Congratulations!!

  • http://www.mattnightingale.net Matt

    I’m so happy for you! My twins, Emily & Zachary, are 4-1/2 now, and it’s been a crazy/wonderful journey. You’ll love every minute of it. Blessings to you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02880448783032553155 James

    Congratulations, Daddy! And now begins a whole new chapter.

  • bmoorewdm

    Congratulations from me as well, Peter. Hope everyone is doing well. I always get nervous when I see NICU beds… :) Enjoy your babies!

  • http://www.mkdavis.net Keith Davis

    ROCK ON PTC!!!

    Twins, even. Way to go, man, I’m very happy for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01477524108500416021 Tim

    Peter,

    I’m so pleased for you and D — what a relief to have this challenging pregnancy behind you and to move into this wonderful new stage of family life! They’re beautiful babies, and I pray that they will be healthy and happy as they grow up around you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13209359624698332085 Kelly n’ Ken

    Congratulations, you guys! They’re beautiful. I’ll pass on the news here at ChristianWeek…we’ve been praying for y’all during staff devos, so they’ll be excited to hear the news! Now only another six months till it’s my turn. :)
    Cheers,
    Kelly

  • Linda Miller

    Wow! Twins. Way cool, Peter!! Your life will never be the same. I was just up in Seattle celebrating my 14-year-old twin nieces’ b’day. You have a lot of fun to look forward to.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04333753656478682603 kate

    CONGRATULATIONS! I totally cried through the “gory” birth account you linked to. I love twins, and yours are adorable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16728861369292158996 William

    Congratulations Peter — I am so happy for you, Daddy.

    My oldest daughter is a “Joy” as well — Teresa Joy Sulik.

    Best wishes and God Bless!

    William P. Sulik


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