Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So far, so good

I'm sorry I didn't get this updated yesterday. Writing has been a good outlet for me and putting into words that God is in control has helped us to cling to that knowledge. Yesterday, however, when I sat down to write something, I couldn't make my brain and fingers get together. Without a doubt, the worst part about the NICU experience is the feeling of disconnectedness from your children. Amber got discharged yesterday, so we are staying at the Bowman's house until we, hopefully, find a place in Nashville. We are so thankful for all the offers from different people. Right now, it looks like we will have a room about a block away from the hospital starting tomorrow. Both of us woke up yesterday not sure if we were getting colds, so we were advised to take a day away from the girls to make sure we wouldn't pass anything to them... Like I said, I didn't feel like writing yesterday!

Today, we are both feeling much better, and I am sitting in the car after seeing the girls for a few hours. They have both continued to improve a little at a time. This morning, both of them had their breathing tubes removed. I can't tell you how much better that makes us feel. They already look so much more comfortable. I can't imagine what a shock it would be to have a tube stuck down my throat all day every day for the first 5 days of my life outside the womb! The Doctor says taking the tubes out is a trial run and that they might have to go back in, but that will be normal and ok. For now, we are thankful to see even more of their (in my opinion) beautiful faces. :) Mattie kept trying to do what looked similar to a push up, and Sophie is working on her pacifier like there is a reward if she can find out how fast she can get to the center of it! We keep hearing of how many people from all over the nation and world are sending up prayers for the girls. Thank you. We can't wait to show off the fruit of your prayers on the other side of all of this!

(Madelyn is on left in both pics and Sophia is on Right) (Sorry Grant. I'm afraid the freckle was a false hope. I can't find it anymore!)

14 comments:

  1. Josh and Amber, I am so glad to hear that they are doing good. We all hope to see you soon. You are in our prayers always. Love you all, Wendy Derting and family

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  2. I love you, big brother! I can't wait to see you and my beautiful girls!!

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  3. Just wanted to let yall know that I have been praying for you. Your girls are beautiful, and I can't wait to meet them!! If yall need ANYTHING while you're staying in Nashville, let me know!!
    Jennifer Giesemann

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  4. thank you for the update I have checked it many times to check on the girls we continue to pray for all of you God Bless you

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  5. May God continue to bless you and those beautiful baby girls, so that you may all go home together soon. All of you will continue to be in our prayers.

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  6. Glad to get this today since there wasn't anything yesterday. They look so sweet. Love, John and Carol Overton

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  7. They are so precious. Been praying and thinking of you all!!

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  8. Thanks for the updates! They are beautiful already! You guys hang in there. Soon enough you'll be at home covered in spit-up and dirty diapers thinking, "remember when they used to be quiet..." I know you can't wait! Still praying for peace and health. We love you all! The Esslingers

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  9. Jon David, Amy, and AbigailMarch 26, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Hey bud... The girls are beautiful! I know they are getting healthier, and for that we praise the Great I AM. We hope to be up there to see you sometime this next week. We're all ready to give you and Aunty Am a big hug. Every morning this week Abigail has gotten up and asked to see Mattie and Sophie. She love being a big cousin! We love y'all much. Give the girls a kiss from their favorite Uncle JD!

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  10. THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY.THEY LOOK
    GREAT. MACK & ROSE HARMON

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  11. I am so glad things are getting better!!! They are sooooo ADORABLE! We love you bunches and you are in our prayers!! Can't wait to see them :)
    Marissa

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  12. Trust that all is well. Looking forward to seeing you, Amber and the girls at home here in Shelbyville. God Bless....
    The Burtons

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  13. Our ladies' Monday night Bible study in Savannah is praying for all of you. We love you.;)

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  14. April 6, 2010 4:10 EST from Haines City, FL
    Parents of Kelvin Gashaw
    You girls are beautiful. Debbie has been
    keeping me posted. Our prayers are with you
    all. May God Bless! In Christian Love

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