Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Twin will get to Come Home Today!

The summary is that the twins should be coming home today, Wednesday.
Smaller clothes than we have ever needed in this house!

After three weeks of very slow progress we have had 5 days of the girls improving at every hour. After Twin A/Adorable came off the assisted oxygen she took off with every thing else. They both improved constantly. They have been eating like champs. (Not surprised they are my daughters after all.) They have had all shots, all test, and even passed a car seat challenge. As of last night Twin A / Adorable weighed 6lbs 1 oz and Twin B / Beautiful was up to 5 lbs 2 oz. They are growing wonderfully. We will follow up with our own doctor on Friday to make sure they are still gaining.
Twin Adorable passing her hearing test!

We are thrilled and a little nervous. We have never brought home such a small baby before so this will be a little different. It will also be hard to leave our new friends. We have grown close to the labor and delivery nurses that helped me and we pass everyday on our way to the NICU. Then after 3 and half weeks in the NICU we have grown close to so many of the nurses. God has been so good to us. We never would have planned our time this way and yet we have been so blessed to see God's hand in all of it. So many new beautiful souls we have met and fallen in love with. Please join us in offering prayers for all these wonderful people that serve woman and their little babies, right here in our community.
Twin B passing her hearing test.

Now I am off to prepare the room. I was supposed to do that last night but the we had no power until a few hours ago. Cleaning out the fridge and raking the yard will now need to be added to our list of "to do"s.  All the kids want to be a part of their homecoming, and with everyone's schedules I am not sure how we can make that work.  We really are blessed that they want to be a part of it.

Two little ones need two car seats!  Oh my goodness, we really had TWINS!

Warning: In the past I have always been very open with new babies. I have allowed them to be passed around and shared with everyone. Like I have said before my babies have always been big and full term. With these preemies I will be very different. I ask that if you see us at church or around town please don't touch the babies. Please don't expect to hold them. They never got the added boast of mom's immunities before they were born because they came so early. This will be very hard for me as my inclination is to share but they are so little, so compromised and in some ways so weak. You are welcome to visit the house but know that you will see the babies but not hold them. I know this will be very hard on my friends, but please know it is hard for me to ask you not to hold them. They will need a few more months to grow and build immunity, and I will need more assurance from doctor and such before we will feel comfortable passing little ones around. Please know in advance that I am sorry.

Good luck girls, you are coming home to a very busy house, a over zealous mom, a nutty dad and a houseful of siblings.  We promise you will never be without love!

I know that my babies have done so well because of all of your prayers. Please thank your children for all their prayers as well. We should not be doing as well as we are according to everything I read. The babies were born so early and were expected to have so many more issues that we ended up with. So Thank you doesn't even seam like it is enough to cover how we feel. Love to each of you and please remember that God has listened to each of you asking for health for these twins. You are in our thoughts and prayers. As always I will be posting lots of pictures on blog soon.  


  1. Yay!!!! Praise God!! I got goosebumps reading this!!

    Congratulations and yes, we will always be friends of the heart, through Christ who brings us together!

  2. Yay, for the Texas Ts! So excited for you!

  3. I am sooo happy for all of you! Praise God! I will keep all of you in my prayers! BTW, they are so precious!!

  4. Wonderful news they are beautiful! Praise God!

  5. Yay! Praise God! I love your comment--omg we really had twins--- That is something I would definitely say! After every baby I had I could not believe that I had another child even though I was holding him/her LOL


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