It sounds like Matthew Broderick was near speechless over Monday's birth of his twin daughters. "I'm very happy," Broderick told People. "I don't know what else to say."
The twins arrived about a month earlier than their mid-summer due date via a surrogate mother in Ohio, Sarah Jessica Parker's home state, but there don't appear to be any complications. "I just got back," Matthew told reporters, indicating that the Brodericks were present to welcome their new brood. "I've already seen them." The twins weighed in at 6 lbs. and 5 lbs., 11 oz., and all reports indicate that they're healthy. Having Twins During The Recession
The couple was prepped for the early arrival. Since their announcement in April that they were expecting twins from whom Sarah referred to as a "strong" and "honorable" surrogate, they've cleared out space in their West Village brownstone for a nursery. Friends of the pair say they expect the girls to enjoy an intellectually privileged upbringing as their new big brother James Wilkie, 6, is "the funniest, smartest kid," according to actress and friend Kristin Johnson. According to Broderick, James Wilkie said the family would have to get a lot of princess toys for his new baby sisses.
Critics are curious about the choice of baby names, but according to the Associated Press , Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell (that's two middles) received early 20th-century monikers from SJP's side of the family.