Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Full House Divided . . .

It occurred to me the other night as Jimmy and I were in bed with Brenna laying between us that we were like a full house - only divided.  We have a '3-of-a-kind' here and a 'pair' there.  I am so ready to bring our pair home to complete our full house.  We will go from the '3 of us' to the '5 of us'.  That has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

The plan is to get training tonight and tomorrow morning on how to insert the feeding tube and do the gavage feeds.  Then we will room-in tomorrow night, and if all goes well, we'll bring our twins home on Saturday.  I can't believe it!  This day has been a long time coming.  Every one said it would get here, but every day for the last 19 weeks has felt incredibly long.

With Brenna, I had her nursery all set up about 2 months prior to her arrival.  I had completely nested at the house and the studio in preparation for her arrival.  With Camdyn and Cade, I have had about 2 days to nest.  We didn't want to set everything up earlier.  It would have been difficult to look at swings, bouncy seats, changing tables, etc. before they were ready to come home.  It would have just served as a constant reminder that our babies did not live with us.  So now, it is like Christmas around here.  We are busting open boxes and assembling baby gear.  We are running to the storage unit to get out car seats, bouncy seats, and swings.  We are cleaning our house like crazy people.  We are running out to buy a stock pile of antibacterial soaps.  We are scheduling doctor's appointments to get our vaccines (and making all of our family do so as well.)  And, we are doing all of this with enormous smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts!

1 comment:

Curtis & Kathy said...

I'm so happy for you all. This will truly be a GREAT weekend. Let us know if we can do anything, but mostly enjoy your family all being together.