On June 22, 2009, Sarah and Matthew welcomed twin daughters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge. The babies, whose nicknames are Kitty and Babe, were delivered by a surrogate in Ohio. "Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it's as if it's suspended animation," Sarah told Vogue the following year. "It's as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and -- I can't explain it, except to say that nothing else existed. I don't remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband's face and their faces and my son's. It's literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It's so different [from giving birth] and equally extraordinary."