We usually call first thing in the morning just to see how the night went for the girls. I called this morning around 4 and they had done pretty well during the night. One of the questions we generally ask about Mattie is whether or not she had a "stool" or not. She tends to wait as long as she can. (I'm convinced she is just thrifty like her dad and trying to save diapers for us.) Anyway, at 4:00 am we were told that she had just a little in one of her diapers.
I called again around 8:30 and the day shift nurse reported that Mattie had blown her diaper out. Apparently, she shot it (stool) all the way out her diaper to the bottom of the isolette. The poor night shift nurse had to take her out, clean her up, change all of the blankets and chords, and clean the inside of the isolette! I hope Kristen comes back to take care of Mattie again just so we can apologize for the extra work Mattie gave her...and because we like the way she takes care of her.
I should probably put a word about the doctors as well. We have been very pleased with all of the doctors we have seen. It was just hard news to swallow and we had even more difficulty with it since we couldn't understand a lot of the terms. We are told over and over again that we are in the best place we could be and we both agree with that. There aren't any doctors that we don't really like. (so you don't have to talk to his mom about his bluntness, Nana!)
We also think it's important for everyone to know that just having the girls is an answer to a lifelong prayer for Amber. Her grandma has twin sisters and had triplet brothers, so all of her cousins expected someone to have twins. Amber is one of the youngest of the crew and one of the last hope of twins (unless of course someone has another set!). She has prayed and wished for twins since she was a little girl. I kept saying it would be better to warm up with one and then go for twins...but apparently I don't have any control over it. I'm glad I don't. I wouldn't have it any other way.
(Unfortunately, we haven't put disposable cameras for the nurses to take pictures while we're not there, so we don't get to post any pics of the blow out. I'm sure Mattie will be glad about that in about 16 years.)