Crystal and Jonathon Morgan welcomed twins on Thursday, March 17.
While Austin Lee and Allison Marie made their debut on St. Patrick’s
Day, the happy parents attribute their safe arrival to more than “luck.”
In fact, Jonathon called it “divine,” saying God intervened
on their behalf to make sure their little boy and little girl were blessed
with all the right circumstances to make their perfect entrance.
Crystal was at a six-week ultrasound check when she discovered she was
carrying twins. “They detected two heartbeats,” she said.
She called Jonathon as soon as she left the appointment and the conversation
went something like this: “Babe, there’s two of them. Are
you sure? Could it be a cyst? No, it’s a heartbeat.”
Crystal said it took some time to consider the blessings of twins, and
not just the challenges. But once she did, she and Jonathon began to delight
in the irony of it. They both wanted one more child to add to their family
of four, but Crystal wanted a little girl and Jonathon wanted a little boy.
They got both—and even though Crystal suffered through a tough pregnancy,
including frequent trips to Reno to meet with a multiple-birth specialist,
along with frequent trips to Dr. Bradford Granath’s office, everything
turned out great.
Dr. Granath told Crystal she would likely need to deliver in Reno in case
of complications. Additionally, baby Allison was breach until just a few
days before her birth, and Crystal was very much hoping for a vaginal delivery.
However, a stress test on Thursday, March 17, confirmed that Crystal was
dilated to nearly a 4 and she was already contracting.
“The risks were just too much,” explained Crystal, and within
two hours the babies were delivered via C-section at Humboldt General
Hospital at 37 weeks, one day and almost 13 pounds combined weight.
Austin Lee Morgan was born at 2:24 p.m., weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and
was 21 inches long.
Allison Marie Morgan was born at 2:26 p.m., weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces,
and was 19 inches long.
The two babies join four very excited brothers and sisters at home. Sixteen-year-old
Samantha is a sophomore student at Lowry High School; 11-year-old Caitlyn
is in the fifth grade at French Ford Middle School; 5-year-old Jaxson
is a kindergartner at Sonoma Heights Elementary School; and three-year-old
Isaac will be his mom’s big helper at home.
All four children had the chance to introduce themselves to their new siblings
in the hospital. Crystal said it was fun and exciting for them to experience
the entire pregnancy process with her and Jonathon. Jax had one question,
though: “Mom, where did your tummy go?”
As for the twins, Crystal can already see a special bond developing between
the two. “He was sucking on Allison’s nose,” she laughed.
“But there is a bond, a special bond, and I’m already seeing
Crystal added, “It’s going to be amazing growing up together.”
Austin and Allison’s maternal grandparents are Brian and Jill Neumann
of Montello, Nevada; their paternal grandparents are Trula Limardo-Wright
and Greg Wright of Paradise Valley, Nevada, and Jerry Morgan of Reno.
Crystal and Jonathon said it’s very special the twins came on St.
Patrick ’s Day—a day known for good luck. “But we know
it was more than that,” said Jonathon. “We know we have been