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!)
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!