Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Gang's All Here

After 129 days at Duke, Cameron is finally home with us! I honestly don't know if it has even sunk in yet. This is what we have been waiting for. We are so blessed and thankful for how God has provided for us.

Here are some pictures of Cameron's homecoming:

Cameron redid her carseat test before we left.

Cameron's monitor that must be hooked up at all times except baths.

The nurses cheered for her and blew bubbles as we left!

Aubrey meeting her sister for the first time. She was so excited to see two babies. At first she did a double take but then she had a lot of fun showing everyone that there were two sisters and where they were!

Reunited at last! Sisters together. Reagan on the left, Cameron on the right with the pacifier. So far today they seemed pretty oblivious of each other until tonight. They both started crying at the same time and boy did our house fill with noise! Then, we laid them down in the crib together and they stopped...for a bit.

Cameron seems to slowly be adjusting to being at home. Seth's mom pointed out today that Cameron is almost just like Reagan was when she came home. It is amazing what three weeks at home has done for Reagan - for the most part, she seems calmer and more like a full term baby than previously. Cameron left the NICU weighing about 5 lbs. 4 ounces.

We are so excited to be all at home together...even though that means lots of sleepless nights and chaos - we will do it together. We are so blessed to have the continued support of friends and family and their continual prayers. Our goal for the next few weeks is to establish a routine if possible and to finally all get settled in together - even though we have a ton of appointments in May coming up.

Prayer Requests for the future:

-the adjustment of all of our girls
-Cameron on her monitor - that the need for one would diminish quickly and that if it goes off for a real alarm that Seth and I would be able to address her needs promptly with no real emergency; also that we would not have a need for her cortisol shot and that she would outgrow the need for it soon.
-Upcoming appointments and retesting of Cameron's hearing

I probably will not be posting as often but promise to post pictures as time permits - we are going to be busier than ever but couldn't be happier!


  1. Congratulations Carters and welcome home Cameron. I am so happy for you to have your family together and the twins reunited. You have three beautiful girls. Thank you God for answering our prayers.

  2. Words can't express the joy that I feel for you and your family. Praising God for His blessings on you and yours!!

  3. SO happy all the Carter girls are home together! Praying & call if you need anything. The pictures are precious!

  4. WELCOME HOME!!!! Your family is beautiful! We will continue to pray for all your girls and your family as everyone adjusts! I know you all couldn't be happier to have everyone home...I know it's been a long road! Take care and look forward to seeing more pics whenever you have time :)!


  6. Leslie
    its Meghan from the momo site! i have been following your blog for weeks now! i am SO happy Cameron is hope and all 3 of your girls are together! my girls were 27 weekers and are now almost 37 gestational. we have the discharge meeting friday i am SO scared. i am happy but freaked out of my mind....how do you sleep i am freaking out about sids alot and what if they randomly desite to brady, my hospital won't sent them home on monitors?!?!

  7. I am so excited and happy for you! God is so good! Your whole family together finally and the twins finally get to be together, what a sweet homecoming that must have been for all of you. Good luck, I am praying for sleep and lack of eventfulness all day and night each day until Cameron comes off the monitor...and that Aubrey does well adjusting to two babies! I know that has been pretty big for her! :) Love ya'll! And Congratulations! I am thanking God for His faithfulness! Take care and if you need anything, call us!!!

  8. God is so good!!! I am SO HAPPY for you and your family. It was a long road and you never strayed from your faith in God and belief that you would all be together. What an AWESOME testimoney Leslie! Welcome to life with three girls. It is the most exhausting but happy time ever! Now that we are both out of the NICU (YAY!!!) we won't be able to talk as much but know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I can't wait to hear updates about how everything is going!!!! We will meet in person somdeday...I just know it. We have been through to much together not to lol! Congrats again!

  9. Congratulations! How wonderful that you have the whole family together at last. God has really been watching over all of you, and we will continue our prayers so He may further bless you. All three girls are so adorable. You are always in our thoughts as well. I cannot wait to be able to meet your new little ones in the future. We love you - if there is anything at all that we can do, please let us know. I am going to send you an e-mail - not sure if you will have time to read but would love to know what kinds of things you need. Talk to you soon.