Sunday, March 22, 2009
Big News....Big Day
After church today, I went with my parents to the NICU to see the girls. We were met at the door with a nurse with a screaming baby...that yes, happens to be mine. She was screaming like crazy because she had to have a bath and she was hungry. I cleaned up and got ready to feed Reagan. The nurse practitioner came in and spoke with me about this coming week - it is full of a lot of big things - including having Reagan come home by the weekend! The transition will likely not happen until at least after Thursday so that Reagan can have several days to continue to gain weight, continue to do well with all of her feedings, pass her carseat test, get her eyes examined and determined that she does not need to be at the hospital for treatment, and get her renal ultrasound. Then, if ALL of those things happen, Seth and I will room in at the hospital to get ready to take Reagan home. Don't worry though because she will need to come back to get her eyes checked each week and then also be seen by the pediatrician every few days in order to continue to get weighed to be sure that she is still gaining weight and feeding well. Talk about overload! My goodness! I am so excited and even more so - thankful because Reagan will not come home with any type of monitor or assistance at all! Her nurse even mentioned how much she acts like a term baby to her! What a miracle! Praise the Lord! Then, to top it all off - the nurse practitioner said that Cameron is not far behind her!!! Cameron got moved out of her isolette today and we pray she will not ever have to be in there again! She now has a bassinett like her sister! I am so thankful for our girls. They will be at 39 weeks gestation this Thursday and then on April 3rd will be considered full term and their adjusted age will begin. We will keep you posted as we can but have a feeling that this will be one of our busiest weeks yet! Please continue to keep the girls in your prayers and Seth, Aubrey, and myself as we work to get ready for the girls homecoming!